State Senator David Adelman’s opinion on the community’s winning the PDK Open Records lawsuit

The following statement is issued by Senator David Adelman (D-DeKalb) on Wednesday, August 10, 2005:

“The residents of DeKalb County are winners today. The Superior Court of DeKalb County has found that Georgia’s law clearly requires disclosure of important information regarding the types of aircraft using PDK Airport and the frequency of takeoffs and landings at the airport.

Finally, the people who live near PDK Airport will be able to find out whether airplanes which regularly fly close to the rooftops of their homes are violating the law. I am pleased to have played a small part in this victory for open government. The court’s order repeats the findings contained in the opinion of the Attorney General obtained by my office early this year.

In the name of open government, I implore the DeKalb County Commission and the managers of PDK to comply with the court’s order immediately and cease their wasteful and stubborn litigation.”