Cascade community calls out city hall over repairs

If a citizen calls city hall for a street repair, one community leader said that request should not take years to answer. But that is exactly what Edith Ladipo, the president of the Cascade Community Business Association, claimed to have happened in a community with long-established middle-class homeowners.

It is also where two former mayors have homes. On cascade just up from Harbin Road, Ladipo points to a large hole left in the right of way. She said it was only after she complained that the city put up orange cones around the four-foot deep hole.

Ladipo believes that if the same road conditions existed in white communities on the Northside, the city would respond quicker.

When FOX 5 contacted the mayor's office, a spokesperson said, the commissioner in charge of streets could not be reached. Richard Mendoza is away from Atlanta on vacation.