“I don’t anticipate that this will be the last subpoena we will receive,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Wednesday, a day after news broke that a grand jury has demanded city records related to former Mayor Kasim Reed’s spending in office.
For the symbolically significant one-hundred-day mark of her administration, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is thanking employees, evaluating leadership and looking to rebuild public trust at what she called an “uncomfortable” time for the city.
By Maggie Lee A new federal grand jury indictment charges that from 2010 to 2015, some $2 million dollars in bribes enriched former city official Mitzi Bickers and companies related to her — paid by now-convicted contractors who got some $17 million in city work. A federal investigation into City Hall pay-for-play allegations has been […]
With the signature and and stamp of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday on an ordinance passed by Atlanta City Council just yesterday, dozens of long-disputed properties are closer to belonging to Atlanta Public Schools.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival has not announced performers or a schedule for the event planned for Saturday and Sunday over Memorial Day weekend. But it is on track to receive $250,000 from the city to help offset budget shortfalls that the city no longer is going to blame on the Great Recession.
Cristo Rey Atlanta on Tuesday officially dedicated its signature building on the city’s skyline.
Top dignitaries – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms among others – attended the “miracle” of Cristo Rey Atlanta – a Jesuit high school that will graduate its first class in May.
Atlanta doesn’t have a state legislative agenda that’s been approved by the Atlanta City Council. That’s because then Mayor Kasim Reed didn’t present a proposed agenda to the council last autumn amid the buzz over the general and run-off elections, according to two members of the administration who spoke at Wednesday’s meeting of the city council’s Finance/Executive Committee.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ support of a reform effort to eliminate bail for certain non-violent offenses – she cited it in her inaugural address this month – barely got through a council committee after council President Felicia Moore and others voiced grave concerns on Tuesday.
As early as next week, the state Senate will see a proposal to put the state in charge of the Atlanta-run Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Even before it’s been filed, it’s sparked opposition from Atlanta lawmakers.
The eve before the opening of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was a night unlike any other in Atlanta’s history.
The “haves” and the “have nots” huddled indoors and ate dinner in the warmth of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant on the Westside of downtown on Wednesday night braving below-freezing temperatures and ice-covered streets.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has forged a working relationship with Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools.
During a speech before the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta on Tuesday, Bottoms said the Atlanta City Council at its meeting later in the day would be considering her proposal to transfer the deeds of 50 properties from the City to APS without restriction or condition.
Atlanta’s elected officials under the Gold Dome and at City Hall are working against a tight state deadline to figure out if they want to lobby for new laws or flexibility to set policy on affordability, renters’ rights, tax assessments and more. On Friday, new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and near a dozen of Atlanta’s […]
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:
Philanthropies and the city of Atlanta are planning a $100 million spend on an expansion of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, part of which will extend green space to the corner of Piedmont and Monroe, Mayor Kasim Reed announced on Friday.
Congratulations on being elected Atlanta’s 60th mayor!
I begin this letter with an outstretched hand to let you know I want you to be a successful mayor.
My hope is you will appreciate the role of the press – to question, to inform, to probe, to be skeptical, and yes, to be critical when necessary.
This hope is not limited to me. Ideally you will embrace people who think differently than you do, that you will treat the press and fellow public servants with respect, and that you will seek mutually-beneficial solutions while governing our city.