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Published on June 24th, 2015 |

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Moores Mill Rd. funding approved without mayor’s signature

The legislation authorizing $800,000 of Transportation Impact Fees for the construction of the Moores Mill Road Extension was approved by the Atlanta City Council and returned without signature from mayor Kasim Reed, meaning the funding is approved, according to an email from Dist. 9 Councilwoman Felicia Moore.

Dist. 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore

Dist. 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore

“However, based on the legally fragile amendment which was placed on the legislation by the Council, I am unsure how it can or will be executed,” Moore wrote in her email to constituents.

“As a reminder, I voted no because of the amendment that split the remaining Transportation Impact Fee Funds among the other 11 Council districts,” Moore explained. “This may be in violation of law, and not in keeping with the practice of spending impact fee dollars in proximity of the development.”

(To read the earlier story on the City Council actions at its June 15 meeting, click here.)

Moore promised to update her constituents when more information becomes available. “I will let you know what our next steps shall be in the effort to get the needed funding, Moore wrote.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta City Council’s Community Development Committee signed off on the North Buckhead Neighborhood Master Plan at its June 23 meeting, forwarding it on to the City Council for consideration at its July 6 meeting.

The approval by the committee comes after more than six months of work spearheaded by the North Buckhead Civic Association (NBCA), which held four public meetings and sent out surveys to the 9,000 residents of the district.

NBCA board member Gordon Certain, a 40-year resident of the community, said the master plan was necessary to preserve the single-family homes of the neighborhood and to see mixed-use developments built areas such as Roswell and Lenox roads. Preserving and creating greenspace and road improvements are also top priorities in the master plan.

Certain has said he believes North Buckhead will have 12,000 residents by the end of the decade.

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    3 Responses to Moores Mill Rd. funding approved without mayor’s signature

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    2. Dave says:

      What does North Buckhead have to do with this particular article or area?

      • John Schaffner says:

        North Buckhead has nothing to do with Moores Mill and vice versa, but both of the actions took place during the same Atlanta City Council meeting and both had an impact on Buckhead. That is why the lead-in to the North Buckhead action begins, “Meanwhile…”

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