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Atlanta City Council Members: Vote YES on Cheshire Bridge "sunsetting" legislation

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We, the City of Atlanta residents of the communities surrounding Cheshire Bridge Road, support the proposed legislation that would remove adult businesses from the NC-4 and NC-5 districts on Cheshire Bridge by 2018. For too long the Cheshire Bridge Task Force vision has been ignored in order to protect the adult businesses -- businesses that have an extremely detrimental impact on the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Adult businesses are incompatible with residential neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods were here decades before the adult businesses started appearing on Cheshire Bridge through a series of zoning loopholes and poor decisions/enforcement by the City of Atlanta. We have been very patient in waiting for the city to address this issue; it has been 14 years since the Cheshire Bridge Road Study was published recommending the area be rezoned to no longer allow adult businesses.  

This issue is not about setting a precedent or protecting the property rights of a handful of large real estate developers. This is about our right to have a say in the type of community we live in. As a  community, both businesses and residents came together in 1999 to create the Cheshire Bridge Task Force Vision.  In 2005, the city rezoned the two neighborhood commercial districts to align with that vision.  Now is the time for the city to take action to make the community's vision a reality. 

We are tax-paying, politically-active Atlanta residents, and we represent a significant voting bloc in this city. We ask for your support of this legislation. Our community will remember your vote this November. 

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