On July 2012, City of Brookhaven was incorporated.  The city was born to keep tax dollars local,” providing services that are truly focused on the needs of our community, and operating efficiently with full transparency” as it is stated in one of the websites advocating for the city incorporation.

Many people feared what this new city would mean for many of the residents that were usually not represented in townhall meetings, elected offices and decision making positions. In one word: Minorities living within the new city limits or in their boundaries.

Shortly after the city incorporated, a plan to “revitalize” Buford Highway was launched (Buford Highway Improvement & Economic Development Strategy).  A very vital corridor, by any standard — home to some of the most diverse schools in the state — has already suffered from indifference, denial and avoidance by many of the white and wealthy nearby residents and decision makers.

​Read more here: https://latinoconnectionga.com/2016/10/08/buford-highway-is-my-home-and-it-is-dissapearing