Other Votes

Beyond the collapse of the South Fulton effort effort there were other votes in the metro area worth noting.In Clayton County, meanwhile, Linda Lord must wait another four weeks for a chance to complete the term of her deceased husband, Wes, on the Forest Park City Council. She and Avery Wilson will compete in an Oct. 16 runoff for the vacant council seat. Roy Lunsford finished third.

Forest Park voters also decided Tuesday to give communities the power to tax themselves to raise money for various projects. City leaders wanted the ability to create tax allocation districts. The city is in the early stages of a plan to redevelop the soon-to-be-closed Fort Gillem U.S. Army base. The referendum passed by close to a 3-1 margin.

In neighboring Riverdale, voters agreed to allow tax allocation districts by more than a 2-1 margin. City officials are working on a plan to develop the downtown, which they say will add about $400 million to the city’s tax base.