Former U.S. Rep. and Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall has been named managing partner and CEO of a company planning trails and parks along the Chattahoochee River at Proctor Creek.
” … Trying to call attention to items that usually aren’t on the radar screen.”
Two more new legislators for metro Atlanta
A vision to create a Chattahoochee River trail within the City of Atlanta is one big step closer to reality.
Invest Atlanta, at its meeting on Aug. 29, voted to approve a pivotal land swap between the city and the development group of Chattahoochee Trails LLC and Kovach Development.
One of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ former competitors in the mayor’s race now says he’s endorsing her.
Many an improv troupe has pulled an audience member down to the stage at Dad’s Garage theater. But a week and a day before Atlanta city elections, it was nine mayoral candidates placed on the stage there to answer unconventional questions.
Days ahead of the start of early voting in Atlanta, top mayoral candidates are looking not just at the issues, but are going on the attack a bit in their bids to get into — and win — a runoff that’s all but certain to come.
Folks angling for the mayor’s office in this year’s election have came up with some $2.2 million in new dollars for the race — just in the three months to Sept. 30.
Atlantans packed a room at the Woodruff Arts Center on Monday night for a performance that can only happen every four years — Atlanta mayoral candidates bidding for the votes of art lovers.
Last year, Atlanta voters approved new sales taxes to pay for transportation and transit builds. This year, mayoral candidates are talking about what they would do in a city that’s raising cash, is predicting a lot of new residents and that aims to attract big employers.
Six top contenders for the mayor’s office told a business group’s forum that City Hall needs to change some of its ways.
Invest Atlanta provided financing to a record number of developments at its board meeting July 21 – projects that will add a total of 493 units of affordable and workforce housing – a top priority of Mayor Kasim Reed.
But a reason there was such a rush of projects was due to the possible closing of the Eastside TAD (Tax Allocation District). And Mayor Kasim Reed supports closing the TAD.
The organizers of an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum on green space Thursday night had to move their event to a bigger auditorium — their first venue couldn’t hold everyone who wanted to know more about what candidates propose for the city’s trees, watersheds and parks.
The top fundraisers in the Atlanta mayoral race have already broken seven figures in campaign cash.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he believes marijuana (cannabis) is a “gateway drug” that can lead young people to experiment with dangerous narcotics. That theory has been around since the 1970s and is often floated as the rationale for punitive anti-cannabis laws at the national and local level. Although this popular bromide tugs at our heartstrings, it has one major problem: There’s no evidence that it’s true.