Entries by Maria Saporta

Mayor Bottoms uses Atlanta Committee for Progress as sounding board

A group of a high-powered executives met with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to talk about the city’s growing issues with the Atlanta Public Schools over its participation in the Westside Tax Allocation District.

The issue resurfaced after the Atlanta City Council approved a development plan by the CIM Group to redevelop the Gulch, using the Westside TAD as a way to finance part of the project.

New Westside greenspace shows potential for expanded Atlanta Waterworks Park

In a wonderful beginning, Atlanta welcomed its newest green space on Sunday – a 4.5 acre site that offers dramatic views of the city’s skyline.

The new greenspace is a result of the persistent hard work by a grassroots community group – Friends of Atlanta Westside Park and the Upper Westside Improvement District – to clear the overgrown land from brush, weeds and dead trees and create a park-like setting at 17th Street and Northside Drive.

Column: Cathy, Blank and Young team up for March 2019 Beloved Benefit

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 5, 2018

Atlanta’s version of New York City’s Robin Hood Foundation Benefit will be held March 21, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with three key leaders serving as honorary co-chairs: Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A; Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank; and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young.