Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wanted City Council to approve a Gulch redevelopment deal as early as Monday, though she’s backed off that timeline. Not everyone on Council seems convinced that the proposed sweet deal for the developer is just as sweet for city residents.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms went to Atlanta City Council on Tuesday to make the case that a proposed Gulch rebuild with heavy public incentives is a good deal. A nearly three-hour Council work session revealed some agreement with that, but a lot of skepticism too.
Atlanta’s quick to name the block-busting Hollywood films and TV shows made in the city — Black Panther, The Walking Dead and so on. But local artists say a little more love for the city’s home-grown film, sculpture, dance and other arts would pay off in more ways than one.
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 […]
Atlanta City Council District 12 would be Michael Jackson’s first elected office. He spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website A: What’s your No. 1 concern for District 12? Q: My number one concern for district 12 is that it’s without a true Council person that shows concern for the communities and its citizens. […]
Atlanta City Council District 12 would be Randy Gibbs’ first elected office. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for District 12? A: My No. 1 concern is the poor leadership and representation. I think that it leads to poor quality of life. I think it also leads to the fact that we don’t […]
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 […]
Atlanta City Council would be Georgianne Thomas’ first elected office. She sent her regrets for missing an Oct. 6 deadline to speak to Saporta Reprt, saying her focus has been on getting votes. Campaign website Back to Atlanta City Council District 11 candidate profiles
Atlanta City Council District 11 would be Marci Overstreet’s first elected office. She spoke to Saporta Report via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for your district specifically? A: I’m motivated to serve my community as its Council member because my neighbors and I have agreed that our legacy community is worth […]
Some comments have been lightly edited for clarity. Atlanta City Council District 11 would be Brionté McCorkle’s first elected office. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for District 11? A: A: One of the biggest things to me is that there’s a lot of change that has been long-awaited that is coming to […]