Good Growth DeKalb speaks out about appeal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 16, 2013
Photo from a protest, posted on Tell Selig: No WM in Decatur, the Facebook Page for Good Growth DeKalb. Photo was posted in February.

Photo from a protest, posted on Tell Selig: No WM in Decatur, the Facebook Page for Good Growth DeKalb. The photo was uploaded in February.

Good Growth DeKalb held a rally Dec. 13 and announced the filing of an appeal of a judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit against DeKalb County.

The group is trying to stop the development of a Walmart at Suburban Plaza

The group announced the appeal on its website over the weekend.

“At issue here is not only the re-development of Suburban Plaza, but the rights of any affected citizen in DeKalb to ask that the County follow its own laws in issuing building permits,” Good Growth DeKalb’s website says.

Selig Enterprises is the developer for the project.

A spokesperson for Good Growth DeKalb stuck to a similar theme in a follow-up interview with WABE published Saturday. The spokesperson told the radio station that DeKalb’s laws and ordinances “have been violated” in the process of approving a building permit for the Walmart. ┬áTo read the WABE story, click here.

Walmart has said the group’s actions are “a shame” that gets in the way of creating jobs and offering products at suspiciously-low prices.

So the fight continues. The question is whether Good Growth will be successful before construction begins on the project. Selig told WABE that it planned to start construction next month.

 

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