In her text Gannon said that revising the zoning from light industrial to residential/commercial “would change the character of the area north of the Avondale Marta Station and destabilize the industrial zoning on East Ponce.” She also added, “Annexations based upon a private developer leveraging one local government against another are opportunistic and should not be an acceptable zoning practice.”
When reached by phone several Decatur officials expressed displeasure with Tuesday’s DeKalb presence.
“It is very rare for county commissioners to attend a Decatur meeting,” said Mayor Patti Garrett, who didn’t attend. “I was not aware, and none of our commissioners were aware, they were coming.”
Garrett added the project could return before the commission as soon as Monday, March 19, and that city could “accept or not accept” the planning commission vote.