Atlanta’s proposal to create a freestanding Department of Transportation – reporting exclusively to the mayor – was part of the long-term plan suggested by the city’s management consultant, but only after a slow transition to a new department. The Atlanta City Council begins its deliberations on April 22.
The mayor of Atlanta sat with her top staff and something near 100 written questions heavy on potholes and paving, received from attendees at a Cascade town hall Tuesday night. But the first question was in the form of a chant from protesters, demanding justice in the case of Jimmy Atchison, shot dead by a city police officer who’s now under investigation.
“The whole idea of being county-specific is obsolete,” said Michael Thurmond, a board member of the new state-created transit authority that covers 13 counties, several transit operators and something around five million Georgians.
The groundbreaking of Ashley 1 at Scholars Landing in the Atlanta University Center campus on Nov. 2 broke more than ground.
It broke the ice that had existed for the past nine years between the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Housing authority and the Integral Group, a development company specializing in community transformations.
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed nine members to the under-represented board that oversees the redevelopment of Fort McPherson, including seven new members and two current members whom Deal reappointed. The seven new members include the spouse of an influential state senator, a Fulton County commissioner, a veteran housing executive and the Atlanta mayor’s chief of staff.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has sent a revised, and somewhat simpler proposal to City Council Council that still makes a big ask for future tax dollars to subsidize major new construction in the Gulch.
By the end of a roughly 90-minute public meeting at Atlanta City Hall on Wednesday night, two things were getting familiar through repetition: the city’s pitch for up to $1.75 billion in tax incentives for a developer pursuing a Gulch re-do; and opponents saying the people of the city ought to get a lot more out of the deal.
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. […]
Duriya Farooqui, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be leaving at the end of her contract on Dec. 31.
ACP serves as a blue-ribbon cabinet of influential business and civic leaders to advise the mayor of the City of Atlanta. It was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and it has remained in place during the Kasim Reed administration and during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tenure.