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Petitioning Atlanta City Council Alex Wan and 15 others

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


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.

Letter to
Atlanta City Council Alex Wan
Atlanta City Council Aaron Watson
Atlanta City Council Michael Julian Bond
and 13 others
Atlanta City Council Joyce M. Sheperd
Atlanta City Council Keisha Lance Bottoms
Atlanta City Council C. T. Martin
Atlanta City Council Felicia Moore
Atlanta City Council Yolanda Adrean
Atlanta City Council Howard Shook
Atlanta City Council Natalyn Archibong
Atlanta City Council Cleta Winslow
Atlanta City Council Ivory Lee Young
Atlanta City Council Kwanza Hall
Atlanta City Council Carla Smith
Atlanta City Council Ceasar C. Mitchell
Atlanta City Council H. Lamar Willis
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!".

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