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East Bibb Twiggs Neighborhood Association v. Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission

Significance, Commission's Decision Not Racially Motivated, Impact, "not In My Back Yard"


East Bibb Twiggs Neighborhood Association, et al.


Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission, et al.

Plaintiff's Claim

That the county planning and zoning commission's decision to allow the creation of a private landfill in an area in which most of the residents were black was motivated by racial discrimination, and thus unconstitutional

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Lonzy F. Edwards

Chief Defense Lawyer

O. Hale Almand


Wilbur D. Owens


Macon, Georgia

Date of Decision

16 February 1989


That the plaintiff failed to present sufficient evidence that the planning and zoning commission's decision was impermissibly motivated by racial discrimination.

Related Cases

  • Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Corp., 429 U.S. 252 (1977).
  • R.I.S.E., Inc. v. Kay, 768 F.Supp. 1144 (1991).
  • Rozar v. Mullis, 85 F.3d 556 (1996).


Morris, Jane Anne. Not In My Back Yard: The Handbook. San Diego, CA: Silvercat Publications, 1994.

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