Black People : Atlanta - "Big solution" force buyouts or fix sewer system

IFE

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Jan 20, 2015
3,041
500
"Big solution" to Peoplestown flooding includes new park

ATLANTA -- In the city's eyes, the boarded up houses actually represent progress in Peoplestown, the first of 29 houses the city of Atlanta wants to purchase and bulldoze.

Two years ago, flooding in this community south of Turner Field exposed a city storm sewer system that was unable to handle sustained heavy rain. Now the city has bought some of the neighborhood's most water-vulnerable property - with an eye on a large-scale solution.

"We've been very aggressive in settling claims and purchasing real estate in the area, so that folks that are really badly impacted have a way out," said Mayor Kasim Reed Tuesday. "And I'm going to stay on that problem until it's fixed."

Part of the city's plan for Peoplestown includes a high-profile water-detention system, patterned after the city's groundbreaking reservoir in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Park - which quickly became a popular in-town destination.

One neighborhood activist says the plan may be overkill. "My home hasn't flooded and a number of my neighbors' homes haven't flooded," said Tanya Washington, whose house barely escaped the 2012 flooding. "And so I don't think we should use a jackhammer for a situation (for which) a scalpel may be more appropriate."

Reed says the "big solution" to the problem in Peoplestown would be to build what he calls "a very attractive park" that includes the detention pond.

Following the flooding in Peoplestown in 2012, some residents sued the city. That ongoing litigation, city officials say, is one of the reasons they're unable to put a definitive timetable on when this flood-prone neighborhood will be fixed.


  1. "Big solution" to Peoplestown flooding includes new park - 11Alive
    www.11alive.com/.../2014/07/29/peoplestown-flooding-atlanta-politics-reed/13332557/ - 131k - Cached - Similar pages
    Jul 29, 2014 ... ATLANTA-- Part of the city's plan for Peoplestown includes a ... the first of 29 houses the city of Atlanta wants to purchase and bulldoze.
  2. Atlanta plan to end flooding has Mattie Jackson swimming upstream ...
    www.myajc.com/.../news/local/when-city-hall-comes-in-like-a-flood-youre-sunk/nndhB/ - 324k - Cached - Similar pages
    Sep 13, 2015 ... When City Hall comes in like a flood, you're s
 

IFE

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Jan 20, 2015
3,041
500
As long as we've been in Atlanta there's been sewer problems in Atlanta proper Black communities. Now, the Mayor's plan is to force residents to sell their properties. Some have already sold. This is coveted property by the City of Atlanta. Some residents are protesting.

Because the sewer problems are due to the cities lack of repair, there are lawsuits pending. On one news report I think the mayor hinted that residents who don't sell will not be able to sew the city in the future.

Most of these properties are owned by minorities. Due to gentrafication and greed whites are beginning to move in.

Mayor Reed said the "big solution" would be to build a very attractive park that includes a dentention pond.

My first thought is why not declare the area a flood zone and residents buy flood insurance. Should they be liable for flood insurance when the flooding is caused by City neglect?
 

Kemetstry

going above and beyond
PREMIUM MEMBER
Feb 19, 2001
28,457
8,110
Detroit
Occupation
Chemist
If they sued in federal court, Atlanta would be forced to widen the sewers





.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
OldSoul Black People : Wayne Williams is a scapegoat in Atlanta Child Murders: Informant (July 2019) Black People Open Forum 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Law Forum : How Atlanta's mayor turned her famous father's arrest into a passion for criminal justice reform Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 0
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : Atlanta's confederate monuments: how do ‘context markers’ help explain racism? African American History Culture 0
OldSoul Black People : Meet Kelvin Cochran, he was fired from his job as fire chief of Atlanta for expressing his faith Black People Open Forum 5
Brown Nation of Gods and Earths : Cyphers in Atlanta area Nation of Gods and Earths Study Group 16
Brown The Front Porch : Cyphers in Atlanta area The Front Porch 3
RAPTOR Black People : Black Activists Clash In Atlanta ... Malik Zulu Shabazz ordered NBPP to remove Dhoruba Bin Wahad Black People Open Forum 42
RAPTOR Black People : Atlanta Mayor To Give 1/2 sq. Mile of Public Land to Tyler Perry on Fake Job Claims, No Public Input Black People Open Forum 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Education / Schools : 11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal Black Education / Schools 27
CosmicMessenger The Police : USA: Mike Brown protesters march on CNN's Centre in Atlanta Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Entertainment : "Real Housewives of Atlanta" husband gets prison for fraud Black Entertainment 6
S Black Entertainment : Real Housewives Of Atlanta (RHOA) and the booming business of black conflict.. Black Entertainment 52
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Entertainment : Atlanta Stars Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore Get in Scary Brawl During Reunion Taping Black Entertainment 9
RAPTOR Black People Politics : Y'all know'bout this?:Atlanta Jewish Times owner apologizes for Obama assassination scenario Black People Politics 4
Keita Kenyatta Black People : Sara Suten Seti & Ankhkakek (GodKILLA) Build On The Black Atheist Of Atlanta - 03- Black People Open Forum 1
MsInterpret Black Education / Schools : School cheating scandal shakes up Atlanta Black Education / Schools 0
Destee Law Forum : Grand Jury Indicts 35 In Connection With Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 2
MsInterpret Black People : Justified? Atlanta Security Guard Tazes Mother In Front of Kids Black People Open Forum 92
Precise Allah Nation of Gods and Earths : MLK March in Atlanta Georgia Nation of Gods and Earths Study Group 3
cherryblossom Black Education / Schools : Atlanta Cheating Scandal: NCLB/Tenure/Unions Black Education / Schools 38
RAPTOR Black People : The Black Misleadership Class Lines Up Behind Transit Privatization In Atlanta Black People Open Forum 4
RAPTOR Black People : Atlanta Metro-Area School District Defends Using Slavery Equations To Teach Math To Third Graders Black People Open Forum 8
Black-king Jails / Prisons : Atlanta woman wrongly imprisoned for 53 days because of name mix-up Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 3
Ankhur Libya : Atlanta residents Confront Re John Lewis over Unjust war in Libya Libya 15
cherryblossom Black People : Atlanta High Schools: Accreditation Probation Black People Open Forum 3
Precise Allah Nation of Gods and Earths : Universal Parliaments/Rallies in Atlanta Nation of Gods and Earths Study Group 20
MsInterpret Black People : Atlanta Pastor accused cursaded against gays Black People Open Forum 165
MANASIAC Black Picture Image Gallery : Living Life Here in Atlanta Black Picture Image Gallery 4
Precise Allah Nation of Gods and Earths : Annual Harvest in Atlanta Nation of Gods and Earths Study Group 7
cherryblossom Atlanta Race Riot Honoring Black Ancestors 1
A Black Spirituality Religion : Interview with Chief Bolu - A Babalawo in Atlanta Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 1
K Black Events : ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS Black Events 6
Omowale Jabali Omowale Jabali : A Word from Atlanta Omowale Jabali 31
MANASIAC Black People : Atlanta - OverHyped and Overrated. Black People Open Forum 19
G Quiet Poetry Lounge : ATLANTA Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 5
R Black People : Atlanta mayor and magic stick syndrome Black People Open Forum 0
G Black People : The Country's Most Controversial Civil Rights Lawyer". Atlanta Journal Constitution Black People Open Forum 1
KWABENA Black People Politics : ATLANTA MEGA-CHURCH PREACHER DR. CREFLO DOLLAR SHOWS SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT BUSH Black People Politics 10
D Black People : People say that Atlanta is a black gay mecca Black People Open Forum 14
W Black Money Business Jobs : Credit Repair & Home Ownership in Atlanta Black Money Business Jobs 2
Isaiah BLACK ATLANTA * SWEET AUBURN AVENUE Honoring Black Ancestors 0
$$RICH$$ Black Sports : ATLANTA HAWKS Center Dies Black Sports 2
L Black Events : atlanta events? Black Events 2
S Destee Network : Social Service Job Opportunities in Atlanta, Ga. Destee Network : 0
S Seeking Atlanta Investors Announcements 0
Bishop Black Poetry : Watcher watchin in the Atlanta area.... Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 2
U Black Poetry : Sleepless in Atlanta Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 14
D Black Poetry : From Washington State to Atlanta, Georgia Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 18
Heartbeat Black Poetry : Atlanta Rain Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 14
Heartbeat Quiet Poetry Lounge : Atlanta Rain Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
Similar threads


















































Destee Chat

Latest profile posts

Destee wrote on pdiane's profile.
Welcome Home Sister! :love:
pdiane wrote on panafrica's profile.
Hey Destee, thank you for still being here! You are loved!
pdiane wrote on panafrica's profile.
I'm Black on Destee, I feel at home! It's been a while! Soooo in 2004 I married my Senegalese Husband, when I first went to Senegal, I loved, it! The people were hospitable and my husband's family was very kind! Well I've been there many times now, have taken African Americans, well over 150 and it has been an amazing experience!
Free as free can be
Top