Monthly Archives: June 2020

Updated APN Atlanta City Council Scorecard – June 2020

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  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News has updated its Atlanta City Council Scorecard to reflect several controversial votes taken on yesterday, June 20, 2020, by the Atlanta City Council regarding funding the Atlanta Police Department in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UstnxjuqNt1xQYA2UUkjqta5Iia_dRRVHf2p-_o4-Q8/edit?usp=sharing   The new scores are as follows:   MICHAEL JULIAN BOND (1 at-large) 66.67   NATALYN […]

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Georgia General Assembly Approves Referendum on Sovereign Immunity (UPDATE 1)

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On June 16, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly approved legislation that will give the voters of Georgia a chance to decide in a November 2020 referendum whether Georgians should be able to sue the State of Georgia in Georgia courts for declaratory judgment – in other words, to sue for a declaration that the State of […]

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Federal Court Denies City of Atlanta’s Motion to Silence APN Editor

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On today, June 08, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg denied the City of Atlanta’s extraordinary and outrageous motion to silence the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, in Cardinale v. City of Atlanta, 1:20-cv-01077-AT.   On April 14, 2020, the City of Atlanta filed a motion in federal court, asking for the court to […]

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Councilman Westmoreland’s Unrecorded, Apparently Falsified Vote

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  (APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s City Council is still taking unrecorded votes in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The minutes of the Feb. 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee reflect a “voice vote” on a motion to go into Executive Session (or closed, non-public session), and a “voice vote” […]

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City of Atlanta Delayed Reply, Misleadingly Withheld Comcast Agreement

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Photographs of Alisha Irene Wyatt-Bullman, Michael Smith, and Peter Kadushin published pursuant to fair use doctrine for educational and informational purposes.   (APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta waited three and a half months to respond to a records request for a signed copy of the 2009 Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.  Then, when the City finally responded, the City […]

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