Susan Brinkley 
Member since Aug 1, 2012

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Re: “First Amendment concerns at the heart of debate over proposed art regulation

Ironic that property owners in Atlanta - in particular, the owners of that crumbling concrete monstrosity that was briefly the home of the Sawtell mural - seem to have an unlimited right to allow their properties to rot and contribute to neighborhood blight. Not a whimper of controversy until art enters the picture; then suddenly our neglected community merits the city's attention and protection... Suppose we define derelict buildings, broken-down concrete walls and weed-choked lots as "art installations" and seek the community's input before allowing them to exist? Treat the cause, Atlanta, before attacking Living Walls for attempting to treat the illness, which is blight and neglect by absentee owners.

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Posted by Susan Brinkley on 03/27/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “A park is re-born in Peoplestown

I moved to Atlanta three years ago and own a house near Daniel Stanton Park. Yes, we are a 'challenged' neighborhood, to put it in political-speak, but the park has been a wonderful addition. There is vandalisim. But there are also crowds of laughing children at the splashpool every summer day, and using the playground throughout the year. The softball field gets a lot of use. The place functions as a gathering spot for people who might otherwise not leave their own blocks of the neighborhood. I look forward to the day when we are connected to the Beltline, and the rest of Atlanta can see a positive side of Peoplestown. Until then, at least this one positive step has been taken. If nothing else had been accomplished, there would at least be a world-class play area for kids who aren't from Buckhead.

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Posted by Susan Brinkley on 04/03/2013 at 11:02 PM

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