Residents of Peoplestown rally against eminent domain to build park, drainage pond
ATLANTA - Some Southeast Atlanta homeowners don't want to get kicked out of their homes and they claim the city of Atlanta has tried to force them out through eminent domain.
Some of those residents gathered Monday morning for a rally at Atlanta City Hall.
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The city wants to build a park and retention pond along Atlanta Avenue to fix ongoing flooding problems in the Peoplestown community.
One person who has lived in the area for years said something must be done.
"We need to send a message to the powerful in this city. That this city is run by the people. The people run this city. And when you start speaking to the people, the people will respond," said attorney Gerald Griggs.
Griggs said people who live in Atlanta should vote for a mayoral candidate in Tuesday's election who they believe will fix the issue.
Those residents have also asked current Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to suspend the eviction efforts.
- ATLANTA WANTS TO FIX FLOODING PROBLEMS IN NEIGHBORHOOD
- RESIDENTS IN SOUTHEAST ATLANTA FIGHT TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES
- SIT-IN TO PROTEST EMINENT DOMAIN TO BUILD A PARK IN PEOPLESTOWN
- PEOPLESTOWN RESIDENTS FIGHTING THE CITY OF ATLANTA, PRESENT NEW EVIDENCE IN COURT
- 93-YEAR-OLD PEOPLESTOWN RESIDENT WINS FIGHT OVER HOME
- PEOPLESTOWN RESIDENTS FIGHT TO KEEP HOMES
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