Box 21, Folder 20, Document 12

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August 25, 1967

Honorable Dick Lane

The House of Representatives
2704 Humphries Street

East Point, Georgia

Dear Dick:
Thank you for your kind letter of October 23rd.

As stated in my talk the other evening, I feel that Atlanta
is entitled to the right and opportunity of normal growth
and expansion; this includes taking into consideration the
needs and desires of the other governments in the area.

lam not familiar at the present time with the Commission's
report on the merger of the school systems of Atlanta and
Fulton County. I would think, however, that people in Atlanta,
who, within themselves, constitute nearly 80% of the people

of Fulton County, should have the same right as the other 20%
of the citizens of Fulton County.

It is my hepe that in the near future a meeting of the county
commissioners and representatives of city government could
be held in order that necessary steps could be planned to
provide for a detailed professional study of both the needs

and the beneficial results of a metropolitan government.

Until this is done factually, I am afraid all of us will be limited
in the information we can furnish in regards to the questions
you raised,


Ivan Allen, Jr.


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