“St. George’s government will be leaner, smarter and more responsive to the needs of a successful 21st-century city. The organizers of St. George have been inspired in their formulation of its governing strategy by the innovations put in place in Sandy Springs, Georgia – a state-of-the-art suburb of Atlanta.
“The residents of St. George have long been the backbone of East Baton Rouge Parish’s economy and have been leaders in its commerce, industry, education and culture. This has led to a situation in which St. George’s taxpayers provide two-thirds of the revenue to the East Baton Rouge Parish government with only one-third of that government’s expense in return.
“Incorporating a city would reverse this unjust circumstance to an extent, and provide the fuel for a renaissance in East Baton Rouge Parish. Furthermore, the advances and innovations in governance which would be implemented in St. George might establish best practices to be followed by other cities in the region.”
– From the new StGeorgeLouisiana.com website, which is circulating a petition to incorporate the new city.