“I am pleased that Mrs. Jackson will be remaining in her home in Peoplestown,” Reed said in a statement Thursday. “Mrs. Jackson has been a pillar in her community, and out of respect for her contributions to our city, we have decided to support her desire to remain in the neighborhood she has called her home for decades. I look forward to completing this important project as we address an issue that has gone unresolved for many years.”
A spokeswoman for the Watershed department said the deal only applies to Jackson, and that the remaining property owners will be required to relocate.
To learn what Jackson said when hearing the news, read more at myAJC.com.