Entries by David Pendered

Georgia wins a water lawsuit, contends federal foot-dragging is slowing progress

Georgia has scored a major victory in one battle of the ongoing water war involving river flow into other states. However, Georgia contends that foot-dragging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resulted in a lack of progress on the order issued by a federal judge, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

As e-bikes loom as commuting option, Atlanta scrambling to regulate their use

Atlanta is trying to get a handle on the use of electric bicycles, which are proliferating in the city and presenting new threats to pedestrians when the pedal-assisted e-bikes are ridden or parked on sidewalks, trails and in parks. The debate is to begin Wednesday in the Atlanta City Council’s Transportation Committee.

Potential state takeover of Atlanta’s airport among issues raising concerns at City Hall

Three measures approved by the state Legislature this year are triggering concerns among members of the Atlanta City Council – a study committee to evaluate the state takeover of Atlanta’s airport; a call for Atlanta to permanently close a portion of Mitchell Street adjacent to the Capitol; and carving out a piece of Stockbridge to create a City of Eagle’s Landing.