Parts of northwest and southwest Atlanta will get a new City Council member in an upcoming election. The candidates say some of their biggest concerns are blighted properties, quality of life, public safety, jobs and homelessness.
Parts of northwest Atlanta from Underwood Hills to outside the Perimeter will get a new City Council member in this year’s election. Among the candidates, a major concern is the split between District 9’s haves and have-nots.
The race for Atlanta City Council District 4 has attracted more candidates than any other contest in the city. Nine folks want to represent an area that runs from Oakland City through Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center and Downtown.
In the wake of three guilty pleas related to allegations of crooked contracting at City Hall and an FBI raid on a city contractor, mayoral candidate Peter Aman stepped up to a microphone in his own office and became the latest in a crowded pack of mayoral hopefuls to take a jab at City Hall — and each other — on ethics.
By Maggie Lee The 2018 race for the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nomination got a bit more heated Monday night at the Carter Center. That’s when former colleagues Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans sat down for a conversation together as rival candidates for the top political job in Georgia. Abrams and Evans clashed early about education. […]
By Maggie Lee Candidates for a Buckhead-area Atlanta City Council seat say their concerns for the district are traffic, development and infrastructure. Incumbent City Councilman Howard Shook was first elected in 2001 and now chairs its Finance Committee; he says traffic is the No. 1 district concern for him. Atlanta City Council would be Rebecca […]
Atlantans from parts of Lindbergh to Virginia Highlands will get a new City Council member in a November vote. Folks running for the office have a lot to say about transportation. Jennifer Ide and Kirk Rich are both angling to become an Atlanta City Council freshman in this year’s election. Incumbent Alex Wan is running […]
Four candidates want to be on City Council from a district that runs all the way from Atlantic Station highrises to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the westside bungalows of some of Atlanta’s most storied neighborhoods — and some of its most distressed.
As some states threaten the federal government with legal action over the immigration status of people brought to the U.S. as children, Georgia’s top official lawyer says that immigration is an issue for the U.S. Congress to settle.
The plan for the parking deck at Grant Park is headed to court, says the attorney who tried to convince the Atlanta Tree Conservation Commission that there’s fault in a plan that calls for chopping down 131 trees.
A group of Atlanta’s and Georgia’s business and civic heavyweights have given out their scores on the dozens of folks running for city leadership this year. Five mayoral candidates got a rating of “excellent” from the Committee for a Better Atlanta.
Voters in parts of Atlanta from Downtown to East Lake have a choice for their District 5 City Council seat this year: a veteran of City Hall or a first-time candidate. City services and the cost of housing top are top issues, the candidates say.
Parts of Atlanta from Downtown to Little Five Points are going to get a new City Council member in an election this year that’s attracted more than $200,000 in donations, and talk about affordability, homelessness, taxes and planning.
Last year, Atlanta voters approved new sales taxes to pay for transportation and transit builds. This year, mayoral candidates are talking about what they would do in a city that’s raising cash, is predicting a lot of new residents and that aims to attract big employers.