APN Issues 2011 Atlanta Council Member Scorecards

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APN Issues 2011 Atlanta Council Member Scorecards
By Matthew Cardinale
(APN) ATLANTA — Following several important, split votes by the City Council of Atlanta in late 2010
and so far in 2011, Atlanta Progressive News has issued a revised Atlanta Council Member Scorecard for 2011.
The Scorecard took into account a total of sixteen votes and other actions by Council Members, going back
as early as 2003.
For each vote or other action, APN assigned a position which was favorable, and a position which is unfavorable.
APN reviewed vote records and other documents, including APN’s news archive, to determine each Council Member’s
respective position.
Council Members’ scores were averaged based only on votes or other actions they actually took; if a Council
Member was absent for a particular vote, that vote was not included in the average.  However, in a few
cases, APN was able to determine the Council Member’s position from a Committee vote even if they were
absent in Full Council; in these cases a special note is provided.
First, the actual scores are presented below from highest to lowest.  These are followed by a listing of all
sixteen votes or other actions, and each Council Members’ position.
A spreadsheet of the votes and scores, by Council Member, is available as a public Google Document here:
http://bit.ly/mQ3GLF
NATALYN ARCHIBONG (DISTRICT 5) – 16/16 – 100% – A+
CT MARTIN (DISTRICT 10) – 13/16 – 81.25% – B-
FELICIA MOORE (DISTRICT 9) – 11/16 – 68.75% – D+
MICHAEL JULIAN BOND (POST 1-AT-LARGE) – 6/9 – 66.67 – D
KWANZA HALL (DISTRICT 2) – 7/12 – 58.33% – F+
YOLANDA ADREAN (DISTRICT 8) – 5/10 – 50% – F
JOYCE SHEPERD (DISTRICT 12) – 6/14 – 42.86% – F
CLETA WINSLOW (DISTRICT 4) – 6/15 – 40% – F
AARON WATSON (POST 2-AT-LARGE) – 4/10 – 40% – F
IVORY YOUNG (DISTRICT 3) – 6/16 – 37.50%
LAMAR WILLIS (POST 3-AT-LARGE) – 5/15 – 33.33% – F
CARLA SMITH (DISTRICT 1) – 5/16 – 31.25% – F
ALEX WAN (DISTRICT 6) – 3/10 – 30% – F
HOWARD SHOOK (DISTRICT 7) – 4/16 – 25% – F
KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS (DISTRICT 11) – 2/8 – 25% – F
The sixteen votes and other items considered are as follows:
PRE- 2009 VOTES
(1) Bar/club Hours Rollback from 4am to 3am
03-O-1702
12/01/2003
11-4
NAY: ARCHIBONG, (BOAZMAN), SHOOK*, MOORE [APN POSITION]
YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), YOUNG, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), (MULLER), MARTIN, (MADDOX), (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS
*Shook’s vote was a protest vote, in favor of even earlier closing hours, so calculated as a yea vote.
(2) Panhandling Ban Downtown
05-O-1008
08/15/2005
12-3
NAY: YOUNG, ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]
YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, (MADDOX), SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS
(3) Creating the Beltline
05-O-1733
11/07/2005
12-3
NAY: ARCHIBONG, MOORE, MARTIN [APN POSITION]
YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), YOUNG, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), (MADDOX), SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS
(4) Task Force for the Homeless HUD Clarification – Motion to file
07-R-0519
08/20/2007
9-5 to file
NAY: YOUNG, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL) [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: ARCHIBONG
YEA: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), (MADDOX), (NORWOOD), WILLIS
(5) AHA Demolition Oversight – Approve
08-R-0087
01/22/2008
11-2
YEA: SMITH, ARCHIBONG, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: HALL, (MADDOX)
NAY: YOUNG, WINSLOW
(6) AHA Demolition Oversight – Veto override
08-R-0087 vote #2
02/04/2008
10-5
YEA: YOUNG, ARCHIBONG, SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS [APN POSITION]
NAY: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), (MADDOX)
2010 VOTES
(7) Eagle Raid Apology- Motion to refer to PS/LA Cmte
10-R-0132
01/04/2010
13-2 to refer
YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]
NAY: MOORE, SHEPERD
(8) Secret Vote over Limiting Public Comment at Committee Meetings
Secret vote, unrecorded.
02/19/2010 – Retreat
7-8
NAY: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, BOND [APN POSITION]
YEA: YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, BOTTOMS, SHEPERD, WATSON, WILLIS
(9) Secret Vote – Whether Council Members disclosed vote to APN.
Disclosure of secret vote.
2010 – present
10-5
DISCLOSED: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON [APN POSITION]
NOT DISCLOSED: YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, SHEPERD, WILLIS
(10) Citizen Review Board Subpoena Power
10-O-0773
05/17/2010
13-1
YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: BOTTOMS
NAY: SMITH
(11) City Hall East Sale
10-O-0502
10/18/2010
11-2
NAY: ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: SHEPERD*, WILLIS
YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON
*Sheperd voted for CHE sale in Cmte, so calculated as a yea.
(12) City Hall East Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund Variance
10-R-1900
11/01/2010
11-2
NAY: ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: YOUNG, BOTTOMS
YEA: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS
2011 VOTES
(13) Mayoral veto #1 Sustain
11-R-0077, 0078, 0079
02/07/2011
10-2
NAY: ARCHIBONG, MOORE [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: WINSLOW, SHEPERD, BOND
YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, WATSON, WILLIS
(14) Opposing Senate Bill 79 Regarding Granting Governors Powers over Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education
11-R-0677
05/02/2011
13-2
YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]
NO: SHOOK, BOTTOMS
(15) Pension Reform – Position on Adrean plan
Informal count of positions on plan, no formal vote due to lack of 10 yeas.
06/23/2011
9-6
NAY: HALL, ARCHIBONG, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND [APN POSITION]
YEA: SMITH, YOUNG, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, BOTTOMS, WATSON, WILLIS
(16) Bar/club hours return to 4am – Motion to file
11-O-0995
07/05/2011
11-3
NAY: HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG [APN POSITION]
ABSENT: ADREAN*
YEA: SMITH, YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, MOORE, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS
*Adrean voted to adverse in Cmte, so is calculated as a yea vote on motion to file despite being absent.
(END / 2011)

(APN) ATLANTA — Following several important, split votes by the City Council of Atlanta in late 2010 and so far in 2011, Atlanta Progressive News has issued a revised Atlanta Council Member Scorecard for 2011.

The Scorecard took into account a total of sixteen votes and other actions by Council Members, going back as early as 2003.

For each vote or other action, APN assigned a position which was favorable, and a position which is unfavorable.  APN reviewed vote records and other documents, including APN’s news archive, to determine each Council Member’s respective position.

Council Members’ scores were averaged based only on votes or other actions they actually took; if a Council Member was absent for a particular vote, that vote was not included in their average.  However, in a few cases, APN was able to determine the Council Member’s position from a Committee vote even if they were absent in Full Council; in these cases a special note is provided.

First, the actual scores are presented below from highest to lowest.  These are followed by a listing of all sixteen votes or other actions, and each Council Members’ position.

A spreadsheet of the votes and scores, by Council Member, is available as a public Google Document here: http://bit.ly/mQ3GLF

NATALYN ARCHIBONG (DISTRICT 5) – 16/16 – 100% – A+

CT MARTIN (DISTRICT 10) – 13/16 – 81.25% – B-

FELICIA MOORE (DISTRICT 9) – 11/16 – 68.75% – D+

MICHAEL JULIAN BOND (POST 1-AT-LARGE) – 6/9 – 66.67 – D

KWANZA HALL (DISTRICT 2) – 7/12 – 58.33% – F+

YOLANDA ADREAN (DISTRICT 8) – 5/10 – 50% – F

JOYCE SHEPERD (DISTRICT 12) – 6/14 – 42.86% – F

CLETA WINSLOW (DISTRICT 4) – 6/15 – 40% – F

AARON WATSON (POST 2-AT-LARGE) – 4/10 – 40% – F

IVORY YOUNG (DISTRICT 3) – 6/16 – 37.50%

LAMAR WILLIS (POST 3-AT-LARGE) – 5/15 – 33.33% – F

CARLA SMITH (DISTRICT 1) – 5/16 – 31.25% – F

ALEX WAN (DISTRICT 6) – 3/10 – 30% – F

HOWARD SHOOK (DISTRICT 7) – 4/16 – 25% – F

KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS (DISTRICT 11) – 2/8 – 25% – F

The sixteen votes and other items considered are as follows:

PRE- 2010 VOTES

(1) Bar/club Hours Rollback from 4am to 3am

03-O-1702

12/01/2003

11-4

NAY: ARCHIBONG, (BOAZMAN), SHOOK*, MOORE [APN POSITION]

YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), YOUNG, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), (MULLER), MARTIN, (MADDOX), (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS

*Shook’s vote was a protest vote, in favor of even earlier closing hours, so calculated as a yea vote.

(2) Panhandling Ban Downtown

05-O-1008

08/15/2005

12-3

NAY: YOUNG, ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]

YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, (MADDOX), SHEPERD,

(MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS

(3) Creating the Beltline

05-O-1733

11/07/2005

12-3

NAY: ARCHIBONG, MOORE, MARTIN [APN POSITION]

YEA: SMITH, (STARNES), YOUNG, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), (MADDOX), SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS

(4) Task Force for the Homeless HUD Clarification – Motion to file

07-R-0519

08/20/2007

9-5 to file

NAY: YOUNG, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL) [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: ARCHIBONG

YEA: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), (MADDOX), (NORWOOD), WILLIS

(5) AHA Demolition Oversight – Approve

08-R-0087

01/22/2008

11-2

YEA: SMITH, ARCHIBONG, (FAUVER), SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: HALL, (MADDOX)

NAY: YOUNG, WINSLOW

(6) AHA Demolition Oversight – Veto override

08-R-0087 vote #2

02/04/2008

10-5

YEA: YOUNG, ARCHIBONG, SHOOK, (MULLER), MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, (MITCHELL), (NORWOOD), WILLIS [APN POSITION]

NAY: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, (FAUVER), (MADDOX)

2010 VOTES

(7) Eagle Raid Apology- Motion to refer to PS/LA Cmte

10-R-0132

01/04/2010

13-2 to refer

YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]

NAY: MOORE, SHEPERD

(8) Secret Vote over Limiting Public Comment at Committee Meetings

Secret vote, unrecorded.

02/19/2010 – Retreat

7-8

NAY: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, BOND [APN POSITION]

YEA: YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, BOTTOMS, SHEPERD, WATSON, WILLIS

(9) Secret Vote – Whether Council Members disclosed vote to APN.

Disclosure of secret vote.

2010 – present

10-5

DISCLOSED: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON [APN POSITION]

NOT DISCLOSED: YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, SHEPERD, WILLIS

(10) Citizen Review Board Subpoena Power

10-O-0773

05/17/2010

13-1

YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: BOTTOMS

NAY: SMITH

(11) City Hall East Sale

10-O-0502

10/18/2010

11-2

NAY: ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: SHEPERD*, WILLIS

YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, BOTTOMS, BOND, WATSON

*Sheperd voted for CHE sale in Cmte, so calculated as a yea.

(12) City Hall East Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund Variance

10-R-1900

11/01/2010

11-2

NAY: ARCHIBONG, MARTIN [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: YOUNG, BOTTOMS

YEA: SMITH, HALL, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MOORE, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS

2011 VOTES

(13) Mayoral veto #1 Sustain

11-R-0077, 0078, 0079

02/07/2011

10-2

NAY: ARCHIBONG, MOORE [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: WINSLOW, SHEPERD, BOND

YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, WATSON, WILLIS

(14) Opposing Senate Bill 79 Regarding Granting Governors Powers over Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education

11-R-0677

05/02/2011

13-2

YEA: SMITH, HALL, YOUNG, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, WAN, ADREAN, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS [APN POSITION]

NO: SHOOK, BOTTOMS

(15) Pension Reform – Position on Adrean plan

Informal count of positions on plan, no formal vote due to lack of 10 yeas.

06/23/2011

9-6

NAY: HALL, ARCHIBONG, MOORE, MARTIN, SHEPERD, BOND [APN POSITION]

YEA: SMITH, YOUNG, WINSLOW, WAN, SHOOK, ADREAN, BOTTOMS, WATSON, WILLIS

(16) Bar/club hours return to 4am – Motion to file

11-O-0995

07/05/2011

11-3

NAY: HALL, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG [APN POSITION]

ABSENT: ADREAN*

YEA: SMITH, YOUNG, WAN, SHOOK, MOORE, MARTIN, BOTTOMS, SHEPERD, BOND, WATSON, WILLIS

*Adrean voted to adverse in Cmte, so is calculated as a yea vote on motion to file despite being absent.

(END / 2011)

 

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