The leaders of the the Atlanta agency in charge of attracting investment on Thursday morning approved millions of dollars in sweeteners or tax abatements for developments at Underground, Colony Square and more.
A grassroots movement is rising to support the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – despite the decision by the Donald Trump administration to withdraw U.S. support of the globally historic accord.
One of key power centers of this grassroots response in support of the Paris Agreement is the City of Atlanta.
“Cities have the leadership role especially in the United States,” said Stephanie Stuckey, the Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Atlanta, which is one of the 100 Resilience Cities Initiatives pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he believes marijuana (cannabis) is a “gateway drug” that can lead young people to experiment with dangerous narcotics. That theory has been around since the 1970s and is often floated as the rationale for punitive anti-cannabis laws at the national and local level. Although this popular bromide tugs at our heartstrings, it has one major problem: There’s no evidence that it’s true.
When the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development came to Atlanta on Nov. 4, 2015 to celebrate its 50th anniversary, it turned to Renee Glover, Egbert Perry and Shirley Franklin to highlight its successes in Atlanta.
Former U.S. HUD Secretary Julian Castro was so impressed by what he saw in Atlanta during the 50th anniversary visit, that he complimented Glover, Perry and Franklin for all their “trail-blazing work” in transforming communities.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new photos by Kelly Jordan.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has received the first-ever Courage Award issued by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. The award recognizes Reed’s support for President Obama’s positions on immigration, which include tenets opposed by President-elect Donald Trump.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released a statement on the death Monday of journalist Gwen Ifill, who interviewed Reed for her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama and hosted him on a 2012 edition of “NewsHour.”
The backlog of requests for proposals at Atlanta’s airport includes nine RFPs for food and beverage concessions, including four that date to October 2015. An RFP for a firm to audit concessionaires, to ensure the airport collects all the money it’s due, remains open though it was first issued in September 2015, city records show.