OPINION: Lawsuit hits home hard for Brookhaven mayor

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: