Peoplestown plan delayed

8:28 AM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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A spokesperson for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says it could be several more weeks before the city is ready to release a comprehensive plan addressing recurrent flooding problems in the Peoplestown neighborhood.

Intense thunderstorms flooded several homes in the neighborhood twice in the same week earlier this month.

Responding to a growing public outcry, Mayor Reed toured the neighborhood July 16, listening to residents' concerns and promising swift action.

The following day, in a live televised interview with 11Alive's Brenda Wood, the mayor promised the city would come up with a plan within a week.

However, a spokesperson now says it could be mid-August before there is a plan to fix the massive drainage and sewer system responsible for the flooding.

Residents say they fear the mayor's visit may have been an empty gesture -- yet another in a long line of broken promises.

"I want to believe the Mayor is a man of his word," said homeowner Kevin Lynch. "But seeing is believing."

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