Atlanta’s going to get a freshman city council member from the Westside’s district 3, in a special election runoff. Some of the votes will depend on what people think of candidates who have — and who haven’t — been in office.
Andre Dickens is the Post-3 At-Large, Atlanta City Councilman, who has been in office since 2013. Andre Dickens has been one of the few councilmen to be outspoken on issues of gentrification and housing affordability.
The Atlanta City Council is considering a proposal to expand the city’s drug-free commercial zones, areas where selling marijuana and controlled substances carry heightened penalties under state law. The existing zones appear to have expired in 2017.
By Maria Saporta It’s a different day at Atlanta’s City Hall. Although it is still early in her administration, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is emerging as a far different kind of executive than her predecessor – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. The most notable change is attitude. Bottoms is not the bully that Reed was. […]
The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved plans on Monday for the Echo Street Communities development in English Avenue, one of the first large-scale developments in the area that has triggered strong alarm among many residents concerned about gentrification on the Westside. The affordable housing plans for the project, which also includes thousands of square feet in office space and retail, match the city’s guidelines, with 35 potential additional affordable units in the works.
The shareable electric scooters that a California company dropped on Atlanta last month could be part of fixing the city’s mobility problem. But with Bird’s arrival, Atlanta’s also facing a fleet of vehicles that some other cities have claimed are a dangerous and sidewalk-blocking nuisance.
Under a sunny sky on a freezing day, with a half-hour wait ahead of them, a few folks were looking in the glass front doors of Morehouse’s MLK, waiting to head into the swearing-in of new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, of Atlanta City Council members and municipal judges.
Councilmember C.T. Martin was recently honored for his years of public service with the renaming of the Adamsville Recreation Center to the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center. Kelly Jordan was there to capture these images. Click to enlarge each photo:
The next president of the Atlanta City Council will seek to create a more independent body that will be dedicated to transparency and reforming the city’s procurement process.
The Center for Civic Innovation held a leadership breakfast Thursday morning with the two candidates in the run-off for City Council President – Felicia Moore and Alex Wan – two existing district Councilmembers.
Atlanta City Council District 12’s incumbent councilwoman faces three challengers in this year’s election to represent an area that runs from Pittsburgh and Fort McPherson all the way south and east to the city limits.
Atlanta City Council District 12 would be Diana Watley’s first elected office. She did not reply to multiple voice mails or emails sent to the phone number and email address specified in her campaign registration documents. Campaign website Back to Atlanta City Council District 12 candidate profiles
Joyce Sheperd was first elected to Atlanta City Council District 12 in 2004. Reached by phone, she acknowledged Saporta Report’s request for comment, but said she had to consider how much SR covers District 12 before she decided whether to take part. She did not reply to a subsequent email. Campaign website Back to Atlanta […]