ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told 11Alive's Brenda Wood that the city is working on both a short-term and long-term solution to the sewer issues plaguing the residents of the city's Peoplestown neighborhood.
Appearing on the Daily 11 at 7 Tuesday night, Reed said his office wants to make sure that the residents there are being taken care of.
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"Right now, we're building a long-term plan for that community," Reed said. "I'm sitting down with the leadership in Watershed Management. I'm going to solve the problem on the short term and in the long term. So, immediately I wanted to get crews out and cleaning up those neighborhoods, helping the residents that have been harmed, but I'm building a long-term plan that will take about five to seven days to develop, because I don't want to just give a quick, political answer."
After 11Alive News told Reed's office about an open storm drain in the Peoplestown community, city crews were out working to fix the infrastructure there to help the residents.