Atlanta City Council had delayed action on solar farm; vote expected on May 5
By David Pendered
The Atlanta City Council has not approved a solar farm project on city property, as reported here late Tuesday.
The resolution was included in a package of legislation the council was slated to adopt without discussion and by consent. This legislative package, called the “consent agenda,” was approved. However, the council had removed the solar farm resolution shortly before the vote.
Council Finance Committee Chairman Alex Wan said Wednesday he asked the council to delay action on the solar farm resolution, at the request of Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration.
“The administration said they need to fine tune it and asked that we hold it for two weeks,” Wan said.
Wan said council’s vote did not return the resolution to any council committee. That means no further public discussion is scheduled before it reappears on a council agenda. Wan said he foresees no reasons the administration’s concerns will not be resolved before the next council meeting, now slated for May 5.
Reed’s administration said Wednesday that on Thursday it would be able to look into the reason the delay was requested.