DROP OFF YOUR YARD SALE CONTRIBUTIONS THIS FRIDAY!
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Rain or shine! Look for the signs!
It’s time for spring cleaning. This year, instead of tossing your items, donate them for a good cause. And be sure you ask your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers to pitch in. About to move or know someone who is? We’ll take your stuff!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need other delivery options, items to be picked up or would like to volunteer to help.
A hearing was held in our case against DeKalb County regarding re-development of Suburban Plaza on Monday, March 24. At the hearing, the County sought to have our case dismissed on a technicality, the late payment of court costs in transfer of record to the Supreme Court of Georgia for our appeal. Our attorneys pointed out that we received incorrect information from the clerk’s office on when the payment was due, and the snow led to the courts closing and a substantial mail delay. Dismissal is not a matter of clear-cut law, the judge has the discretion to allow the case to continue or dismiss it. We have not yet received her ruling, but will keep you advised.
In the meantime, on Tuesday March 25 we won a victory at the Board of Commissioners meeting, and we’re continuing with yard sale plans for April 12.
ZONING CODE UPDATE
Good Growth DeKalb has worked hard with other DeKalb neighborhood organizations for many months to improve the county’s new zoning code. While some concessions have been won, the key issue of citizens having say over unwanted development remains unaddressed.
Because of concerns and opposition to the new DeKalb County zoning plan, a vote to make it law has been deferred 60 days.
A home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make in our life, no matter if our homes are worth $50,000 or a $1 million. Good Growth DeKalb has advocated slowing the process for zoning revision, critical for our county.
UPDATE: NO MEETING IN APRIL!
Our April meeting has been canceled so we can focus on the yard sale.
Please join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur 30033 (map)
Find out what’s happening with our efforts to halt the Walmart, our work on the county’s new zoning plans, Medline and more — plus, learn how you can help.
APPEAL FILED DECEMBER 13
Good Growth DeKalb appealed the dismissal of our lawsuit against DeKalb County. The lawsuit arose from the planned redevelopment of Suburban Plaza shopping center, and contended that Good Growth DeKalb’s appeal of the Walmart building permit was improperly heard by the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals.
On October 31, Judge Tangela Barrie issued an order that denies not only our right, but the right of any citizen to challenge the issuance of a building permit and to challenge DeKalb County’s failure to follow its own ordinances.
At issue here is not only the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza, but the rights of any affected person to ask the county follow its own laws in issuing building permits.
GET THE SHIRT THAT CAN’T BE MISSED!
For a $15 donation at this link, you can get your very own 100 percent cotton T-shirt, featuring a red STOP WALMART sign on a yellow background. Available in L and XL.
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