Image via the Redlight the Gulch Coalition.
Earlier this month the coalition’s lawyer filed 28 legal objections to the city’s joint financing package with the Gulch’s proposed developers, CIM, according to coalition materials. The objections cite the constitutional and legal issues regarding diversion of public funds, and the coalition hopes these objections will be enough for the court to refuse the city’s three bond validations.
Coalition organizer Julian Bene told Atlanta Loop these objections will hopefully raise questions to the legality of the Gulch redevelopment in the eyes of the court, and hopefully block the deal altogether.
The mayor, however, does not seem overly concerned with this prospect. Speaking to WSB-TV regarding the upcoming legal battle, Keisha Lance Bottoms encouraged the coalition to “save their money.”
The hearing will be tomorrow, Dec. 19, at the Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court, courtroom 9G at 8:30 a.m. The coalition asks those who support blocking the redevelopment deal wear red in solidarity, while remaining quiet and respectful during the proceedings.