I admit, I may have sent the eyeroll emoji to a colleague on the other side of a borrowed meeting room in Ansley Park when the board of the Atlanta Press Club settled on a tagline: “journalism matters.”
Atlanta voters may choose to cap rises in their property tax bills, and might be asked to extend a sewer tax that was supposed to end in 2020 — if legislation endorsed by the state House gets state Senate approval.
Looking to speed up the day when the BeltLine becomes a loop, the agency and some top property owners along it are looking to set up a selective property tax to bankroll land acquisition and trail-building.
By Maggie Lee The CEO of DeKalb County has called a plan to eventually eliminate the post he now holds “strange.” “It appears to be an attempt to controvert and nullify the will of the voters of DeKalb County,” said Michael Thurmond, speaking to reporters at the state Capitol on Thursday, just after he briefed […]
The giant red cardboard letters spelling the word “moms” stood out in the gray Atlanta drizzle Wednesday, held up between the state Capitol and more than one thousand people rallying outside, demanding that the lawmakers inside tighten up gun laws.
Among DeKalb County’s many uniquenesses is how its government is set up: its top official is a powerful CEO. A state House bill that would eliminate the CEO job was filed on Tuesday and got remarkably speedy committee approval.
With the signature and and stamp of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday on an ordinance passed by Atlanta City Council just yesterday, dozens of long-disputed properties are closer to belonging to Atlanta Public Schools.
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, […]
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 […]