May said the debate over the Panola Slope gaming resort, which is located in South DeKalb, motivated him to ask Deal to step in. The DeKalb Commission in December unanimously approved the resort, which would have up to 425 gaming machines, by far the most in Georgia.
“It’s taxation without representation. It’s as simple as that,” May said. “District 5 deserves a person who can stand in and deliberate over the zoning, budget and policy issues that directly affect the district.”