The city of Brookhaven is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to remove an injunction imposed by a DeKalb judge that prevents the city from voting on annexing the Century Center office complex.
The city of Chamblee filed a response rejecting Brookhaven’s claims and supporting the injunction.
On July 1, Highwoods Properties, the owners of the Century Center office complex off of Clairmont Road near I-85, applied to be annexed into the city of Brookhaven. However, the property was already included along with homes in the Dresden East neighborhoods as part of a Nov. 5 referendum for annexation into the neighboring city of Chamblee.
The matter went to court, and on Aug. 16, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie blocked the city from annexing the property until after a trial.
Brookhaven’s emergency motion, signed by four lawyers, including former Gov. Roy Barnes, argues that Brookhaven will be “undeniably and irreparably harmed should the interlocutory injunction not be lifted.”
The motion claims the DeKalb judge overstepped her authority because, “The Superior Court enjoined a state legislative function, which is entirely inappropriate and outside the jurisdiction of the Superior Court.”