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Committee for a Better Atlanta to kick off candidate forum season June 8

The logo of the Committee for a Better Atlanta.

The Committee for a Better Atlanta on June 8 will hold one of the first candidate forums in the races for the mayor’s office and City Council positions.

In the virtual-only forums, CBA aims to run through a bevy of candidates in twin two-hour sessions. Candidates for City Council Districts 1 through 12 will appear 9 to 11 a.m. at a live steam here. Candidates for mayor, City Council president and the three at-large council seats will follow at 1 to 3 p.m. at a live stream here.

Many candidates were already confirmed as of May 27. Mayoral contenders on that list include Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay and Felicia Moore. Council presidents include Natalyn Archibong, Courtney English and Doug Shipman. And in case you needed a reminder of how wild an election season this will be, there are “over 25 City Council candidates confirmed,” a press release says.

The CBA is a coalition of businesses and civic organizations formed in the 1990s by leaders of Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Buckhead Coalition to influence voters by scoring candidates for city offices on various policy positions. The CBA has launched its own 2021 policy platform, which focuses on public safety, equitable economic development and housing affordability.

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