In the history of Atlanta, there have been some contentious political arguments, but never has there been a night like the one a few days after Jonathan Norcross was elected mayor. The trouble began when the losing political party refused to accept their loss, and it ended when the other party donned white hoods and […]
William Hartsfield lost the mayoral election of 1940. It would take an act of war to get him back in office.
It’s a testament to the impact of computerization that for their study of this year’s redistricting in Georgia, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Fair Districts GA generated a million legislative and congressional maps to assess the possible outcomes. To understand what will be at play in the upcoming special redistricting session, however, only three or four maps matter.
“Someone said to me yesterday, whatever you do, don’t cry,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a press conference Friday after announcing she won’t seek a second term. “And for God’s sake, don’t have an ugly cry.” There was a damp tissue or two, but this was definitely not an ugly cry.
By King Williams en·mi·ty /ˈenmədē/ noun the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. Earlier this week we saw the defeat of mass transit expansion in Gwinnett to start the week. And by the end of the week, we saw one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the […]
William Hartsfield’s re-election bid – in 1940 – ended in defeat to Roy LeCraw. But, in spite of this, Hartsfield’s political career was nowhere near over. Events brewing far from Atlanta would have an effect on the entire world, including Atlanta’s City Hall, as you will see in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.
In that great gettin’-up evening, when the Republican Party’s biggest check writers at last got what they thought they’d already paid for, there were a lot of scenes you’re likely to see revisited in political battles across the country next year.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is having Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speak at its 2017 Summit in National Harbor, MD. on Tuesday morning.
As late as Monday afternoon, the agenda titled Reed’s talk as follows:
“Spark Talk: Taking a City from Bankruptcy to Booming Hub”