Box 8, Folder 17, Document 6

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Southern Reilway’s plans to expand fis South Yard, aud
thereby to displace from 109 te 150 families, caused Atianta's
Mode! Cities Executive Board to react with concern Tuesday,
Por rennemenenmvennensernennt 1 The Model Cities board voted
to ask Southern to delay ils ox.
pansion pregram until it has dis-
cussed ils plans and alternatives
with city officials,

The board's concern, in larpe
part, was that Southern will be
upreoling so many families at
the same time hundreds of
others are being displaced hy
the city. :

Bul the beard also voiced dis-
pleasure that expansion of
Southern’s yard will take a
four-oere bite out of city-owned
Pillman Park and will mean
certain. streets will be dead-

Officials complained that (hey
had not Iearned of Southern's
expansion activilies until 30
days ago, athough at least one
city official—Alderinan Chariie
Leltwich -- knew of them for
some time,

OFFICIALS said Southern had
discussed with Leftwich the pos-
sibility of working a trade in
which the cily would swap the
Pittman Park acreage for
Southiern-owhed land at another

‘Officials of the railway had
not immediate reaction ta the
Medel Cities board request that
expansion of the South Yatd be
delayed, ’

A Spokesman for Southern
General Manager If. RK. Moore |’
said there wotid be no re-
sponse by the railroad until
Moore reluras from an out-of-
town trip Thursday,

According to city officials,
the South Yard expansion is to
provide sidirgs for slovage of
the huge railway ears which
are used to transfer newly man-
ufacttred automobiles,

Southern possesses the power
of emincnt Jomain which means
that, like the ecify or other gov.
-Jernments, it can aequire prop-
erties’ it wents through con-

The concern of Model Cities
Officials” arises from the fact
the expansion is occurring with-

in the cify's 3,000 acre Mad

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