Atlanta state lawmakers are working on a bill to phase in property tax assessments slowly, help protect residents with a bigger homestead exemption, but also force the Fulton County tax assessor’s office to value properties correctly.
Atlanta’s Zoning Review Board voted a moment of relief to some of the folks in an East Atlanta neighborhood yesterday, when board members recommended the city deny a developer’s rezoning plan that envisions building 20 houses in a place known as “Ormewood Forest.”
Both the state House and state Senate seem to have agreed on a collective name for transit in metro Atlanta: The ATL. Now they have about six weeks left in their session to decide what that big ATL might be and how it will work.
While counties and cities do coordinate on the things that obviously cross their borders — like traffic, air and water — Catalyst zooms in on how to cooperate on some things that can get stuck in silos at county or city lines, like education and housing policy.
A new, 10-member transit governance board is expected to be one among several proposals in the state Legislature that will be the first words in a long-awaited debate about how to deepen regional cooperation over transit, and possibly initiate substantive spending by the state for buses and rail.
By Maggie Lee Updated with clarification from GSU: basketball games would be played at the new center, but offices for basketball and practices will be kept at the Sports Arena. Students entering Georgia State University this year may in four years march across an indoor stage at a new school-owned building to receive their diplomas, […]
By early next month, Georgia lawmakers will publish a plan to deepen cooperation among and increase spending on metro Atlanta’s public transit agencies. They’ve got a big job, looking for a way to unify a region and minimize difficulties in an always-expensive, now fragmented, and sometimes contentious area of public policy.
As early as next week, the state Senate will see a proposal to put the state in charge of the Atlanta-run Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Even before it’s been filed, it’s sparked opposition from Atlanta lawmakers.
Atlanta’s elected officials under the Gold Dome and at City Hall are working against a tight state deadline to figure out if they want to lobby for new laws or flexibility to set policy on affordability, renters’ rights, tax assessments and more. On Friday, new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and near a dozen of Atlanta’s […]
Georgia Republican Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he will call state lawmakers back after their session ends, if it turns out they need to do something to woo Amazon. That was one of his messages at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast. He counseled lawmakers not to do anything until they see […]
Under a sunny sky on a freezing day, with a half-hour wait ahead of them, a few folks were looking in the glass front doors of Morehouse’s MLK, waiting to head into the swearing-in of new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, of Atlanta City Council members and municipal judges.
Atlanta’s 170th year has just begun. A map and building tour with architects and historians of Atlanta can show where we’ve been — from the first university halls to suburban growth to building upward in Downtown.