It’s been said all politics is local. This adage really hit home this week for Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and City Manager Christian Sigman. I mean, really hit home —their family homes were in danger of being plucked away by a jury in a real estate zoning lawsuit.
Last week, a DeKalb County jury socked it to the city of Brookhaven for more than $6 million in damages and lawyers fees for actions officials took in scuttling the redevelopment of a small neighborhood off Buford Highway.
Read Bill Torpy’s full opinion piece from today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution below: