Brookhaven, GA, January 21, 2017 – Commentary by Sherry Moore, Brookhaven Resident – This week the City of Brookhaven leaders will convene to deliberate the fate of a rezoning application for an apartment complex development called Dresden Village. They will also decide on whether to accept a postponement on the massive MARTA Transit Oriented Development the developer asked for Friday.
Also on the Agenda is an Overlay density red herring effort to placate area residents who have been screaming from the mountain top for months and months trying to get their elected officials to listen to their pleas, and they are still not listening. Well, at least the ones who keep having their secret developer meetings – you know who you are and it’s shameful.
The Mayor and City Council continually choose to ignore those that elected them and those that created the city in the first place. The community is in turmoil and yet the city continues to ignore us. None of these projects the city will consider Tuesday are worth selling out your citizens – in fact there is no project that is worth that.
City leaders – I ask each of you personally – will you choose developers or will you choose your people? One of the things all of you should remember, Brookhaven is a very small place and the number of people who you continually ignore will not forget about being sold out for campaign contributions and political favor.
Stop out smarting yourselves and listen to your people. Deny these applications and quit trying to be a big shot and get back to being the person you were before you were elected and got the big head.
So what’s it going to be city leaders? The people or the developers?