The board of Atlanta’s investment authority on Thursday approved deals that include tax breaks worth $16.1 million over ten years meant to help jumpstart three big developments. But with an eye toward property tax bills going out soon to homeowners, critics asked whether the city needs to be handing out breaks for these works.
Campaigners looking to cut the nation’s incarceration rate say cash bail policies unjustly punish poor people who sit in jail awaiting trial as wealthy people bond out. Over the last few days, those campaigners in Atlanta have stepped up the action, starting by bailing out about 10 folks.
A state that’s been reluctant to bankroll buses and the train in its biggest metro has announced a major mass transit spend by Georgia standards — $100 million. That’ll be a substantial downpayment on rapid bus service along Ga. 400.
It was a big crowd for 7:15 on a Friday morning — probably about 300 people eventually squeezed their way into the meeting room. That shows the hunger of the west side’s most committed partisans to hear what Atlanta’s still-new mayor would say about their neighborhoods and its struggles.
Atlanta’s quick to name the block-busting Hollywood films and TV shows made in the city — Black Panther, The Walking Dead and so on. But local artists say a little more love for the city’s home-grown film, sculpture, dance and other arts would pay off in more ways than one.
By Maggie Lee MARTA is going to do without a chief operating officer and a chief marking and communications officer, as the new boss reorganizes the transit agency and eliminates the two positions. The incumbents, Rich Krisak and Goldie Taylor have been let go, said MARTA communications head Stephany Fisher. “It was 100 percent related […]
Ebenezer Baptist church and partners are raising money to bail out folks out of jail next week — in time for Father’s Day and Juneteenth. For the church, the bail-out is part of a larger focus on mass incarceration.
Georgians have been promised a look at least one gubernatorial candidate’s tax returns, maybe two. But while challenging one’s opponents to publish their taxes is becoming a campaign-season standard, it’s not part of the law.
The shareable electric scooters that a California company dropped on Atlanta last month could be part of fixing the city’s mobility problem. But with Bird’s arrival, Atlanta’s also facing a fleet of vehicles that some other cities have claimed are a dangerous and sidewalk-blocking nuisance.
The nation’s mayors have infrastructure on their minds, according to a new report from the National League of Cities. But mayors aren’t the only ones calling on Washington, D.C. to help out with paying for things like water works, roads and broadband.
At first glance, it’s easy to think the two-story white building set in little gardens on Spring Street is a house. But it’s still what it’s been for about 90 years: a funeral home. And a city panel says it’s worth protecting, even as skyscrapers rise around it.