December 01, 2012 | 05:43 PM

I'm not moving back to Atlanta. I moved OUT of there for several reasons, not the least of which were the constant panhandling by the homeless, being mugged once, and not one but TWO cars stolen.

If Alpharetta opens up to the homeless problem, then it will only be a matter of time before Atlanta's problems become Alpharetta's problems. Oh, and I've been hit upon by a homeless person panhandling at the downtown Alpharetta Publix. So now you know one person who has been harassed by them.

I'd really hate to see Alpharetta turn into another downtown ATL. Even the homeless have a way of getting the word that an area is "homeless friendly" and they will flock there. But that's okay. Just as easily as I moved from ATL to Alpharetta/Milton, I can move further north yet again if events warrant it.