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Ga. Supreme Court finds problem with county zoning process


Plaintiff’s attorney John Capo, whose office is in Jasper,  argues at the Georgia Supreme Court in February. Defense attorney Phil Friduss is seated behind Capo 

         The highest court in Georgia has made a unanimous ruling that could impact the way zoning decisions are handled in Pickens County. 

In the opinion released on June 4 in Hoechstetter et al. v. Pickens County et al., the Supreme Court of Georgia found the Pickens County Planning Commission does not provide adequate information about public hearing proceedings in their rezoning recommendation to the Pickens County Board of Commissioners, which makes the final decision on all rezoning requests. 

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