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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.


David Pendered

David Pendered, Managing Editor, is an Atlanta journalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on the region’s urban affairs, from Atlanta City Hall to the state Capitol. Since 2008, he has written for print and digital publications, and advised on media and governmental affairs. Previously, he spent more than 26 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and won awards for his coverage of schools and urban development. David graduated from North Carolina State University and was a Western Knight Center Fellow.



  1. Brian Debonamour April 23, 2014 8:32 pm

    Are all the media outlets in this  town just extensions of city hall’s PR department?Report

  2. atlman April 24, 2014 9:42 am

    Brian Debonamour  
    What other perspective do you expect Atlanta papers to have? They are not going to reflect the same animus to the city, its residents and its leaders that the suburbanites who revile the city have, and nor should they.Report


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