By the end of a roughly 90-minute public meeting at Atlanta City Hall on Wednesday night, two things were getting familiar through repetition: the city’s pitch for up to $1.75 billion in tax incentives for a developer pursuing a Gulch re-do; and opponents saying the people of the city ought to get a lot more out of the deal.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wanted City Council to approve a Gulch redevelopment deal as early as Monday, though she’s backed off that timeline. Not everyone on Council seems convinced that the proposed sweet deal for the developer is just as sweet for city residents.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday signed an executive order that will end a deal that’s seen the city jail house hundreds and hundreds of detainees on immigration charges on behalf of the federal government.
A city borrowing program that promised Atlanta voters $250 million in improvements to roads, sidewalks, bridges and city buildings is delivering, delays and budget-busting fire station repairs, according to a new report by city auditors.