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Brook Run trail opening celebrates with a parade COMMUNITY 3

Let’s review Crowd gets civics lesson from Rep. Tom Taylor COMMUNITY 4

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Parents need to understand accreditation process COMMENTARY 6

On the move?

Dog park regulars unhappy with changes PET REPORTER 16

Hurdle happy Track star plans collegiate career STANDOUT STUDENT 18

Trial time Jury selection to begin in Sneiderman case PUBLIC SAFETY 22

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Allie Riordan, 4, center, with mom Amy, learns something surprising during the “States of Matter” program at the Dunwoody Public Library on July 22. Georgia State University brought its Bio-Bus, a mobile laboratory, to the library so youngsters could learn about solids, liquids and gases. More photos on page 19.

Moratorium imposed on rezoning requests BY JOE EARLE

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Election heats up as season arrives late BY JOE EARLE

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Dunwoody city officials have imposed a 90-day moratorium on rezoning applications because the city is rewriting its zoning and building codes. Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the moratorium during its meeting July 22. City Manager Warren Hutmacher told council members the moratorium was needed because the council would soon begin considering new zoning and building codes for the city. The moratorium, he said, would keep developers from rushing to the city with rezoning or Special Land Use Permit requests under rules that may change soon. It would prevent the city from accepting any requests for 90 days or until the new ordinances are adopted. “Moratoriums are not ideal, but I think it makes sense at this

Many long-time Dunwoody residents say that in election years, their city’s political season starts with its popular Fourth of July parade. Candidates, they say, like to announce their intentions in time to appear in the parade and shake a few hundred hands. But when the July 4 parade stepped off this year, only a single candidate had announced his intention to run for one of the three seats on Dunwoody City Council up for election Nov. 5. Things have changed. Over the week starting July 16, two incumbent councilmen announced they plan to run again, and three other candidates publicly announced plans to run together as a slate and try to oust the incumbents from office. Heyward Wescott, a Dunwoody Homeowners Association board member, who had been the sole announced candidate, said

SEE REZONING REQUESTS, PAGE 3

SEE ELECTION HEATS UP, PAGE 5

07-26-2013 Dunwoody Reporter