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.
“I don’t anticipate that this will be the last subpoena we will receive,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Wednesday, a day after news broke that a grand jury has demanded city records related to former Mayor Kasim Reed’s spending in office.
For the symbolically significant one-hundred-day mark of her administration, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is thanking employees, evaluating leadership and looking to rebuild public trust at what she called an “uncomfortable” time for the city.
If there’s something everyone can agree on, it’s that Downtown’s Atlanta’s main library is in sad shape. The news that bathroom renovations are coming drew some cheers from folks at the library Wednesday night, though they had little positive to say of new windows and new tenants sketched out for the landmark building.
When Bernice King took the stage Thursday night at the center named for her father, she said it’s been a busy week … And there’s a lot to do and to learn, said the panelists gathered at the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Their topic: winning together over racism, poverty and militarism.
By Maggie Lee A new federal grand jury indictment charges that from 2010 to 2015, some $2 million dollars in bribes enriched former city official Mitzi Bickers and companies related to her — paid by now-convicted contractors who got some $17 million in city work. A federal investigation into City Hall pay-for-play allegations has been […]
The state Legislature closed its business this year without authorizing a BeltLine idea to raise some $100 million via a new tax on commercial and multifamily residential properties near the trail. But they did approve Atlanta votes on property taxes and extending a sewer sales tax.
It took until very last hour of Thursday for final passage, but the Georgia House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that they mean to be the first step toward a more seamless and robust transit network in metro Atlanta.
A state House panel has approved a bill that supporters say is a fairly narrow proposal to help federal immigration agents eject bad guys from the country. But critics say the bill will have dire consequences.
“I can tell you, the money that has been spent on the Atlanta BeltLine needs help. It’s not going to get completed without this, I don’t see how it’s going to happen,” said state Rep. Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear, asking a state Senate committee to approve his bill.
“Fifty years later we should be at [parity], not because whites in America are doing worse, but because blacks in America are doing better,” said professor Nisha Botchwey, explaining data from the “Measuring the Dream” project.