Alex Wan & NPU-F's zoning proposal.: Atlanta City Council Members: Vote NO on Cheshire Bridge changes!
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Atlanta City Council
Alex Wan
Atlanta City Council
Ceasar C. Mitchell
Atlanta City Council
Carla Smith
Atlanta City Council
Kwanza Hall
Atlanta City Council
Ivory Lee Young
Atlanta City Council
Cleta Winslow
Atlanta City Council
Natalyn Archibong
Atlanta City Council
Howard Shook
Atlanta City Council
Yolanda Adrean
Atlanta City Council
Felicia Moore
Atlanta City Council
C. T. Martin
Atlanta City Council
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Atlanta City Council
Joyce M. Sheperd
Atlanta City Council
Michael Julian Bond
Atlanta City Council
Aaron Watson
Atlanta City Council
H. Lamar Willis

Alex Wan & NPU-F's zoning proposal.: Atlanta City Council Members: Vote NO on Cheshire Bridge changes!

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      QUEER UP! Atlanta

Cheshire Bridge is under attack from legislation that would remove "certain" businesses from the NC-4 and NC-5 districts by 2018. The ever-changing proposals has finally narrowed its focus on "adult businesses" in the neighborhood while excluding, for now, other businesses such as gay bars and automotive businesses. This an arbitrary attack that will have "unintended consequences" down the road.

Cheshire Bridge is a thriving community and represents the diversity of Atlanta but a few residents would like to see the district change to "family-friendly" by restricting "adult businesses." These businesses are legal and constitutional providing jobs and a tax base for the City of Atlanta. The businesses targeted respect the law and their surrounding neighbors and should not be forced out by people hoping their property values will increase. Cheshire Bridge is a safe community and provides diversity and money to the City of Atlanta.

Many people also question the legality of removing the "sunset" clause in the 2005 rezoning of the NC-4 and NC-5 districts as well as the targeting of these specific businesses. While Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan's proposal would do away with these businesses by 2018, who's not to say other Cheshire Bride establishments will not be targeted down the road?

Cheshire Bridge has much to offer all people and families including shopping and restaurants - and is growing every year. Many high-end houses are being built in the area and the inclusion of a mixed-use complex on the corner of Cheshire Bride and Piedmont Road is currently under planning.

Vote NO on the proposed legislation to stop this arbitrary attack on Cheshire Bridge businesses - now and in the future.

To:
Alex Wan, Atlanta City Council
Ceasar C. Mitchell, Atlanta City Council
Carla Smith, Atlanta City Council
Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Council
Ivory Lee Young, Atlanta City Council
Cleta Winslow, Atlanta City Council
Natalyn Archibong, Atlanta City Council
Howard Shook, Atlanta City Council
Yolanda Adrean, Atlanta City Council
Felicia Moore, Atlanta City Council
C. T. Martin, Atlanta City Council
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council
Joyce M. Sheperd, Atlanta City Council
Michael Julian Bond, Atlanta City Council
Aaron Watson, Atlanta City Council
H. Lamar Willis, Atlanta City Council
Atlanta City Council member: please vote "NO!" on Cheshire Bridge changes! The proposal set forth is ridden with legal holes that jeopardize an entire community - important to Atlanta at large, independent business, but most importantly, citizens who simply just want to keep their jobs. Stand with the people against this proposal and vote "No!".

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Mark Whitmire ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      I've lived in this neighborhood for 15+ yrs. It's what makes CB what it is. Leave us alone!!

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    • Rebekah Falkler ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a Morningside homeowner and I do not want Cheshire Bridge to become a boring, empty stretch of road. I also do not want to pay taxes on the city having to pay off these strip clubs when the courts declare this legislation illegal and unconstitional.

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    • Robert Marshall ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      These businesses have every right to be secure in their property.

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    • Patrick Wiseman ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      The establishments provide responsible healthy outlets for adult fun in a safe area of town that has long been zoned as such. Forcing all of them to relocate to allow for less commerce and more residential space is the last change Atlanta needs.

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    • Paul Swicord ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      Allow the customers of these businesses to vote with their dollars.

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