The Brookhaven City Council on July 29 approved a resolution putting “redevelopment powers” for the city in the hands of the voters in November.

The powers, if approved by voters, would give the city the authority to use economic development tools such as community improvement districts, bonds and tax allocation districts, which city officials say is needed to revitalize the Buford Highway corridor.

According to City Manager Marie Garrett, Rep. Mike Jacobs approached the city to see if it wanted redevelopment powers, and then a bill was approved by the General Assembly, allowing the measure to go before Brookhaven voters.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.