City officials veto maternity home permit
POSTED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:14pm
Atlanta city councilmen, during their regular meeting Monday night, denied a special use permit for an organization seeking to bring a maternity home to town.
The vote doesn’t mean the home can’t still open.
A special use permit is needed to allow seven or more women to live at the home, which would be for “pregnant women in crisis.” The application for eight residents was previously approved by the Planning & Zoning Board if First Choice Pregnancy Center met certain conditions. The permit was backed by all who spoke during a public hearing held prior to the council’s vote, which was split 3-2.
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