Atlanta taxpayers will pay up to $16 million for public safety services provided during protests in January against President Trump’s inauguration and his travel ban directed at seven Muslim-majority countries, Atlanta’s budget chief said Wednesday.
As the nation prepares to honor those who died in service to the country, a team of former service members and civilians affiliated with the Shepherd Center are running eight consecutive half-marathons to raise awareness and funding for veterans still recovering from injury.
The price of homes in the city of Atlanta rise according to their proximity to a start-up charter school, according to a new report by Georgia State University. Home prices in suburban areas, exhibit a similar trend, but the price increase is about half that of Atlanta.
Chris Leinberger’s theories on the durability of walkable communities are holding up in the current setback in apartment sales and rent growth that’s been observed by CoStar. In a nutshell: Folks will pay a premium to live where they can avoid traffic congestion.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Friday that Atlanta will mount a $400,000 effort to curb mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika. The money is coming from the $800,000 allocation Georgia received from the federal Zika funding bill approved by Congress last year.
The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday authorized Georgia Power to build three solar facilities that are to generate a total of 142 megawatts of electricity. The facility planned at Robins Air Force Base is to account for 139 MW of that power.
The U.S. Supreme Court is not likely to rule on the water war litigation between Florida and Georgia before the court breaks for its summer holiday, and possibly not until well after it convenes Oct. 1, according to the calendar the court provided in a recent ruling.
Atlanta’s history of government-sanctioned segregated neighborhoods dates to 1922, when the city adopted a zoning law that created separate residential districts for black and white folks, according to a new book by noted researcher Richard Rothstein. The old Techwood Homes and landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. also have segregationist roots, according to Rothstein.
Atlanta is hosting a meeting Monday with proponents interested in devising a community blueprint for the neighborhoods south and west of Turner Field. The project is on the fast track: Proposals are due May 22.
The state issued the first air quality warning of the year for metro Atlanta Thursday, which happened to be the day Environment Georgia released a report that showed Georgia led the nation in worsening air quality from 2015 to 2016.
Consider this comment from a young adult quoted in a new health study led by a researcher at Georgia State University: “I smoke [pot] recreationally, but it still has those medical effects because I work and UPS, and I lift boxes all day. … I’m sore a lot of the times. But I don’t even notice these days because I’m so medicated.”
It’s still early, but Atlanta BeltLine officials may have some serious explaining to do regarding the extent to which they have complied with a mandate that the BeltLine improve the quality of life for existing residents impacted by the development.
The Chattahoochee River isn’t the only Georgia waterway under scrutiny. Major changes are looming for the Savannah River. The dam across the river at Augusta may be removed, and whatever is built to impound water must allow fish to migrate through it.
Former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, now president of the Buckhead Coalition, is making arrangements to be interred in Historic Oakland Cemetery. The proposal is to get its first public discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Atlanta City Council’s Community Development Committee.
The Atlanta City Council is considering another significant measure regarding the city’s impact on the environment. This one aims to boost the sustainability rankings of city-owned properties to a minimum of LEED Silver certification.
Sea turtles have begun their annual arrival on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia officials don’t expect a repeat of the record number of loggerheads recorded in 2016, but still expect a higher-than-average number.
Gov. Nathan Deal and a host of civic and business leaders are slated to break ground this morning on a $100 million expansion of the headquarters of Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company that intends to add 1,400 employees over the next five years.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new language about Georgia Power’s posture on renewable energy. // The Atlanta City Council has resolved that all the electricity used in the city shall be generated through renewable resources by 2035. Advocates said the victory sets the stage for a push to bring the issue of clean energy for transportation into this year’s city elections.
The week that President Trump signed an executive order to authorize offshore oil drilling, three rigs were moved out of the Gulf of Mexico. The move left 17 rigs in the gulf, down from 24 the same week last year and down from the peak of 176 rigs in 2001, according to industry tracker Baker Hughes.
Georgia environmental officials are asking beachgoers along Georgia’s coast to give nesting birds plenty of clearance because Hurricane Matthew damaged offshore sandbars that formerly served as nesting areas.