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Taking a stand
Against child sex trafﬁcking
NOV. 14 — NOV. 27, 2014 • VOL. 6 — NO. 23
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She’s dressed for success
City releases report, annexation vote next BY ANN MARIE QUILL
Left, Monk Sonam Choephel extends a welcome to Narzin Khyunglho, 2, who’s wearing traditional Tibetan attire, during the annual Atlanta Tibetan Festival on Nov. 2 at the Drepung Loseling Monastery on Dresden Drive. The festival offered meditation, chants, music, food and dance. See more photos on page 13.
Mayor: Pink Pony settled, time to move on BY ANN MARIE QUILL
After agreeing to end a string of lawsuits between The settlement, approved by the Brookhaven City the city and the Pink Pony strip club, city leaders say Council on Nov. 4, ends three lawsuits between the it’s time to move on. The strip club and the city, and a dispute club is throwing a “settlement that goes back to the city’s start party.” more than a year ago. The settleRead Mayor J. Max Davis’ With an exit strategy for the ment came after the Georgia Sustatement regarding the Pink Pony in place, Mayor J. preme Court ruled in the city’s Pink Pony on page 7. Max Davis says it’s time to focus favor in one of the suits and said on other city needs. the city had the authority to reg“We look forward to enulate sexually-oriented businesshancing our focus on preserves. ing neighborhoods and continuing our work on po“This exit transition agreement settles three lawlice, parks, paving, sidewalks and traffic,” he said in suits currently pending against the city of Brookhava statement. SEE MAYOR: PINK PONY, PAGE 6
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As the Brookhaven City Council prepared to hold public hearings and a possible vote on a proposed annexation of office areas south of I-85, the city released a report detailing the extra services it would need to provide if Children’s Healthcare of Georgia and Executive Park become part of the city. Mayor J. Max Davis says it’s “flattering” that the two entities asked in October to become part of the city. “They feel we are a good fit for them,” he said, but added that the city is still researching all aspects of what an annexation would mean for Brookhaven before making a decision. And he says that the city is considering more than just itself. The annexation request drew criticism from residents looking to form a new city in DeKalb that would include the area. RepSEE CITY TO, PAGE 26
Settlement details include the strip club paying $225,000 a year for six years for public safety costs, reimbursing the city for legal fees and donating land for a park. FILE
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