GAINESVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- The Hall County Commission voted Thursday evening to approve a plan to build a special needs housing complex in the southern portion of the county.
The vote passed four votes to one.
11Alive's Jeremy Campbell says that 2nd District commissioner Billy Powell noted that the crowd attending the meeting was one of the largest ever to attend a meeting. He asked for those supporting, then those opposing the housing complex to stand, in order to gauge the room. The crowd appeared to have been evenly mixed in its support.
Commissioner Kathy Cooper made a motion to deny, but no other commissioner seconded the motion -- until the commission chair placed a second in order to engage discussion of the matter. However, the motion to deny did not survive the commission's vote.