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Top city official: Atlanta City Council vote on Emory annexation may be delayed

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Top city official: Atlanta City Council vote on Emory annexation may be delayed

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

An objection filed by DeKalb County is likely to delay a vote on a petition to annex Emory University and surrounding properties into the city of Atlanta, meaning the annexation won’t occur before the November elections.

Melissa Mullinax, senior adviser to Mayor Kasim Reed, told Atlanta Loop that the county’s request to have the Department of Community Affairs arbitrate the issue will push back the city council’s decision. Council members were expected to vote on Sept. 5.

“On our original schedule likely changed because of the arbitration,” she said.

To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.


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