The Local Take: Westside development with Maria Saporta of SaportaReport

This interview originally aired on The Local Take on April 1, 2017.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Maria Saporta founder of Saporta Report, an in depth journalistic news service with a focus on metro-Atlanta. I speak with Maria about several recent reports on the Westside including her conversations with Authur Blank (Owner Atlanta Falcons) and Dan Cathy (Owner Chick-Fil-A). She shares with our listeners her reporting on the Westside redevelopment master plan that was led by Dhiru Thadani and a project involving the Atlanta University Center and the Federal Government to address flooding on the Westside.

As a native of Atlanta, Maria also shares her desires for the Westside including the former Paschal’s Hotel and the Herndon Home. She explains that change is coming and that residents should harness the change to benefit the community as well as the city. 

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2 replies
  1. bothered says:

    Maria, enjoyed the interview. I am always in awe of your understanding and sensitivity to issues that confront neighborhoods such as those that exist on the West Side. Thanks for honest responses.and recognition of the challenges that both the community must confront as well as all the well intentioned groups/organizations that seek to transform the neighborhoods. Community involvement is essential if the outcome is intended to avoid displacement and inclusive.Report

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