As the day of the primary election gets closer, Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls are looking to grab the attention of people headed to the ballot boxes. The candidates are talking a lot about illegal immigration.
By January, one of the people running for lieutenant governor will hold one of the most powerful posts in state politics. That’s because the winner presides over the state Senate, giving them great influence over what bills move through — and which don’t.
Official Atlanta got out the big blue scissors on Monday morning, this time to cut the ribbon on some three new miles of multiuse trail along Proctor Creek. It was a morning to celebrate a creek and trail as scenic as anything in North Georgia. But not far from the surface were worries about the flip side of fancy new public works in an area that’s long been bypassed by prosperity.
What members of the Public Service Commission do affects your power bill every month and the mix of coal, nuclear and other electricity sources Georgia uses. That’s why environmentalists watch it closely. Now the candidates for the PSC are showing up on primary ballots all over the state — and on Thursday, they faced off in debates.
Atlanta’s a growing city, the crown jewel of the nation, declared Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in a major speech on Wednesday. But she said it’s going to to need to draw on a spirit of inclusiveness and cooperation to help residents, communities and businesses that are being left behind.
For months, elected leaders from north and south Fulton have been talking about asking voters for a new sales tax for some new, fast bus service. Now the question is whether they can or should set up a November vote.
A big yellow excavator at Spencer and Walnut streets in Vine City was still on Friday morning — but just for a while, so folks could enjoy a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking for an apartment being built there so that seniors can afford it.
The city of Atlanta is stepping back from a 2017 lawsuit against its former housing authority CEO, the Integral Group and its boss, a longtime and prominent city contractor who’s built mixed-income developments for the authority.
“The city has dismissed, without prejudice, its lawsuit against Integral Development and related corporate entities and individuals,” a city spokesperson confirmed in a text Thursday evening.
When Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms requested some two dozen top staff resignation letters for review earlier this month, the leader of the city’s housing authority referred the mayor to a board that dates from the previous administration.
Atlanta plans to rebuild 19 acres at the Civic Center as a mixed-use, mixed income-development. Some folks who came to a city meeting about it are saying they’re looking for walkability, connections to the rest of the city, and preserving the buildings that are on the site.
Folks who live on DeKalb Avenue say cars race by their windows — and they see a lot of crashes. A top city planner says that what they’re going to witness through those windows in the coming years is part of a departure from history for a car-centric city.