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Atlanta City Council approves Westside project with lower density and more affordable housing

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.

Alex Wan, Felicia raMoore, Rohit Malhot

Felicia Moore and Alex Wan promise a more independent Atlanta City Council if they win

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 candidate Q and A: Joyce Sheperd

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 […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 11

By Maggie Lee Parts of southwest Atlanta like Cascade, Campbelltown Road and Greenbriar are going to get a new City Council member this year. The eight folks running say their concerns are things like jobs, poverty, preservation, safety and getting ready for the growth that’s coming to southwest Atlanta. Incumbent District 11 Councilwoman Keisha Lance […]