It’s going to be a long one, kids. Two and a half hours in and we’re about to start item 6 (out of 22). Consider this the first (maybe last) of periodic M&C updates throughout the meeting.
The two biggest issues thus far have been transportation monies and a moratorium on fraternities and sororities purchasing/improving property. To be honest, I missed a lot of the first two and a half hours of the meeting, but as near as I can tell, Carl Jordan talked a lot, Mayor Davison caught a grammatical error in a proclamation thanking Harry Sims for serving as Mayor Pro Tem, and many wealthy white fraternity alums are kind of mad at the M&C. Also, bike lanes came up again. Huh. Who’d a thought it?
This moratorium seems to be a pretty interesting issue. It was placed on the agenda as Item 22, apparently very late this afternoon. Indeed, it isn’t even on the agenda available on the city website. I’m sure that folks who paid closer attention will correct me/fill in the details, but it appears to be designed to stop Greek organizations (think Josh and Hunter, not Zorba and Pytheas) from buying up property. The development that appears to have sparked this is the purchase of some property on Milledge Ave, which appears to have some folks in Cobbham all up in arms.
Concerning the transportation issues, the biggie tonight is re-engineering the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Commerce Boulevard out on the west side. Now if you don’t travel out that way much, let us tell you, traffic out there is a nightmare, and accidents are only going to get worse.
Ok, enough for now. Back with LPDS news, if I haven’t fallen asleep. (It’s been a long day.)
Feel free, anyone who’s following along, to add your own running commentary in the comments section.