Just think what it would have been like if Wayne Mason had ended up with his towers on Piedmont Park.
Something is not right with this. I tried years ago to engage Councilmember Young in this problem around an elementary school in his district. There were open drug deals in midday, prostitutes pulling off their clothes in front of abandoned buildings to entice customers as kids walked to school. Police weren't interested either. This city is just not interested in cleaning up this problem. Don't know why Mr. Young is so interested now. It's not an election year.
We intown neighborhood folk have been saying this for years. Thank you for saying it again. Now if someone in ATL government or commerce would only listen!
There is no confusion on what is currently in the Atlanta Alcohol Code. It is currently illegal to bring your own bottle in a business, even if that business has an alcohol license. ATAG ll did vote to recommend approval of BYOB for beer and wine in restaurants, hotels, private clubs, brewpubs, convention centers, lounges, park facilities and sidewalk cafes if the businesses wish to allow it and if they currently hold a liquor license.
For years, the city has not enforced many parts of the alcohol code. Now it seems, since changes make the penalties substantial if the laws are enforced, businesses and their lawyers are concerned. But make no mistake, the law currently makes BYOB illegal and that law has been in existence for years. It seems ridiculous that Mayor Reed is so outraged that the city's laws might be enforced. If there is a law currently in the code that ATAG recommends changing and City Council votes to do so, then DO IT. And Mayor Reed, I wish you'd get outraged about things of real significance.
To "I luv candler park": It's much easier to be considered "effective" in this town if you nod when the mayor tells you to nod. Ain't necessarily so.
Yes, Aaron Watson voted to approve a big box retail ensconced in a sea of 500+ parking spaces ACROSS THE STREET from Lindbergh MARTA Station. Sounds like very progressive transportation thinking for sure! And I might add, he voted for it even though every neighborhood around it, both NPUs surrounding it, and the Council Members whose districts abut it were against it.
Better to have just trails and greenspace with no transit than incredibly dense development with no transit. Agreed that it may take a good long minute to ever build the transit, but that transit must occur concurrently with much higher density or we'll have carmageddon on the east side.
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