Top city official: Atlanta City Council vote on Emory annexation may be delayedMain Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. 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.
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