The Brookhaven City Council on Jan. 23 approved a resolution to ask the Legislature to approve a bill this year that would allow the city to form a Public Facilities Authority. The new authority would be used to raise capital through the issuance of bonds to pay for such projects as the Peachtree Creek Greenway.

“It gives us the flexibility in using the revenue streams that already exist with cheaper construction costs, rather than waiting 20 years from now,” City Attorney Chris Balch said.

The cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody have their own public facilities authorities.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.