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DeKalb County candidates spell out housing goals

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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In May, former commissioners Cochran-Johnson and Larry Johnson, both Democrats, commanded the most votes in a three-way race that included commissioner Steve Bradshaw. Cochran-Johnson led in 156 out of 191 precincts but fell short of the 50% threshold she needed to beat Johnson outright. Deep into the panel discussion, Keiser noted how the county’s arduous zoning and permitting process could be deterring developers from building more homes. The candidates said they would do their part to streamline the process so that it is easier for developers to move into the...

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