Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her first appointments on Tuesday, naming the co-chairs of her transition team. One is the leader of Cousins Properties and the other is a top alumna of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
A couple of strong Atlanta LGBT voices endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor this week (and she hinted at wanting to work with one individual in particular). The campaign capped the week with a short press conference at City Hall on World AIDS Day, which coincides with the last day of early voting.
With just days left to campaign, some of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ highest-profile local political fans — and new supporter Killer Mike — took the mic on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to tell Atlanta to get out and vote for her.
Vincent Fort, who said he ran a mayoral campaign designed to bring attention to the issues of income inequality and income immobility in Atlanta, announced on Wednesday that he’s not making an endorsement in the runoff.
Atlanta Board of Education member Byron Amos nearly won re-election this month without a runoff. But he and challenger Keisha Carey will meet again at the ballot box in a race to represent the folks who live around Washington, Douglass, and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
Auditors found that the folks who are supposed to be overseeing Renew Atlanta projects often have incomplete or incorrect information — and that there’s not an electronic system to keep documents in order.
On a cold Monday in Atlanta, the mayor’s race is getting hotter: Keisha Lance Bottoms started the day with official endorsements from some Atlanta Democrat heavyweights. In the afternoon, Mary Norwood released her several years of her tax records and challenged Bottoms to do the same.
And in between, the two both took turns with their late-campaign stump speeches and answering questions at a gathering of perhaps two dozen clients and staff of the Downtown branch of Dentons, the international legal and lobbying mega-shop.
Parts of Atlanta’s west and northwest side will get a new Board of Education member in a runoff that begins soon. The two candidates say some things are going well — but it’s time to address equity and look hard at finances in the system.
Erika Mitchell and Raynard Johnson finished with 25 percent and 18 percent of the first-round vote respectively for District 5. Click to read the Q and A with each:
A runoff begins soon in an election that will see a new member join the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education in an area that includes parts of northeast and east Atlanta. We asked the two candidates what’s going well with APS — and what needs work.