MARTA currently is planning to spend $259.4 million to rebuild the downtown Five Points station with more than $200 million coming out of the limited More MARTA revenue. But the proposed redesign is getting pushback from key stakeholders.
As a lover of transit – especially rail, my heart has been broken repeatedly by the unrealized opportunities metro Atlanta has had over several decades.
The idea was supported by the neighborhood’s most famous son, Martin Luther King Jr.
A new City of Atlanta rule could help people hurdle costly barriers separating them from stable housing.
Gone are the days of Broadway musicals, concerts, lectures and commencement ceremonies at the historic auditorium. But public officials in Atlanta say the mammoth isn’t down for the count, but rather hibernating, awaiting its potential resurrection as a place to live, work and play.
This time is to be different, this latest effort to fix broken Atlanta sidewalks and to install new ones. This time, the most innovative thinkers in the mayor’s cabinet are to devise an ongoing source of funding to pay for fixing and installing sidewalks.
Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi wants the city to set up a three-year Reproductive Justice Commission, which, among other things, would aim to increase awareness around access to reproductive health care.
“This came in many ways from thinking about, ‘How do we build trust in City Hall, how do we do a better job engaging the public?” said Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi.
Macon, GA – Nothing like a hurricane to bring the state closer together.
Eight years ago, Georgia Forward launched its first forum to unify the state by convening leaders from every corner of Georgia.
It also happened to be a gubernatorial election year, and both candidates for governor – Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes – participated in the forum via a video teleconference.
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.
Some comments have been edited for brevity and clarity. Amir Farokhi has been a lawyer and worked for nonprofits. Atlanta City Council would be his first elected office. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the district specifically? A: … The district itself is fairly diverse in neighborhoods and needs. I think there […]