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Clayton wants public input for comprehensive plan update

JONESBORO — The time has come for Clayton County residents to make their voices heard on where they want to see the county headed over the course of the next two decades.

Officials from the county’s Community Development Department announced two public input meetings where residents will offer comments on what should be included in an updated Clayton County Comprehensive Plan.

The plan will be used by officials to map out which projects and initiatives should be undertaken in the coming decades.

“This update will result in a 20-year policy guide for the development and redevelopment of Clayton County,” according to the county website.

The first community meeting will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center, 1475 East Fayetteville Road in Riverdale.

The second meeting will be held Aug. 12, also at 6:30 p.m., at Clayton County International Park’s VIP Complex, 2300 Ga. 138 in Jonesboro.

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MD 8 months, 3 weeks ago

For the next forty to fifty years this county will continue a downward spiral, until it has sunk as low as it can go. Then developers will come in and buy up everything for a little of nothing, after it has all been destroyed.

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OscarKnight 8 months, 2 weeks ago

....MD; Clayton County has been having one foot on the ground and the other foot on a banana peel.for quite sometime. Most of us has been waiting for the other banana peel to drop.

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Robert 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Clayton County needs industry and entertainment. Americans plan for the next fiscal quarter while the Japanese plan for the next quarter century. We need the industrial growth for our financial well being. Getting people back to work and earning paychecks will boost the economy. Courting big business like the automotive industry, the guns and ammunition industries, computer and scientific fields. Making it worth their time to decided to settle into the county for the long haul. We should be aggressively trying to get the Falcons to consider putting their stadium at the old Mountain View site. Better, quality housing and much lower crime rates along with a higher standard of education in the county school system. Places of family entertainment to make Clayton County a destination rather than a thoroughfare.

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OscarKnight 8 months, 3 weeks ago

....People having their voices heard in this lopsided county ?

.....I think that we have seen enough of these voices, when Victor Hill was elected.

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OscarKnight 8 months, 2 weeks ago

......Clayton County once had growth, prosperity, homeowners, home improvement stores, family entertainment, family sport programs, local parades, low crime rates, an industrious growing labor force, and all of this was replaced by what we see now...Total Destruction.

....By the way; Don't place the blame on the economic hard times. The weeds in the county was welcomed with opened arms, and these weeds was allowed to grow.

...Clayton County has become a self destruction force by their hands of outsiders.

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