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Mayor Bottoms and APS reach agreement on property deeds

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.

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Atlanta’s public policymakers must put children first

By Guest Columnist MERIA CARSTARPHEN, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta – as the birthplace of a King, the crucible of the Civil Rights Movement and the international gateway to the Southeastern United States – is a city of innovation and spirit. Yet it is also a city entrenched in inequities that prevent children from living the choice-filled lives they deserve.

City of Atlanta still has not turned over property deeds to APS

In a spirit of cooperation, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, announced Feb 4 that he would be turning over 10 disputed property deeds to the Atlanta Public Schools “right away.”

Now 10 months later, the City of Atlanta has yet turn over those deeds.

In an interview Dec. 1, Reed said he has no intention to turn over those deeds unless APS agrees to require buyers to offer affordable housing.