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Brookhaven’s mayor plans to call a special election in November to replace a city councilman who abruptly resigned April 22 following his public criticism of the city manager’s employment contract. Mayor J. Max Davis said state law requires the city wait until November to hold the special election to replace former District 2 Councilman Jim Eyre, who had held the seat since the city started operation. That means residents of the district, which includes the Ashford Park community, will not have a representative on the council for about five months. “I will be representing them and the rest of the council, too,” Davis said. “We’ll all be doing what we can to make sure they have represen-
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City businesses respond to proposed new bar closing times
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Mahir Haque, a student at Chamblee Charter High School and member of CATS, a youth group committed to community action, helps clean up the North Fork area of Peachtree Creek on April 19. Another photo on page 12.
Business owners are organizing to respond to a city proposal to make Brookhaven bars close earlier. While some citizens voice concerns about noise and possible DUIs with later bar closings, some business owners say they are concerned with being able to stay in business. The city so far has allowed business owners with DeKalb County liquor licenses to stay open until 3:55 a.m., the closing time imposed in the county. The Brookhaven City Council is considering rolling back closing times to about 2 a.m. While it may only seem like a few hours, the change could bring a big impact. SEE BUSINESSES, PAGE 23
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