Monthly Archives: October 2020

MARTA’s Open Restrooms Mostly on North Lines

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By Adrian Coleman, Special to Atlanta Progressive News  (APN) ATLANTA — MARTA’s open public restrooms are disproportionately located on the MARTA North Lines (Doraville and North Springs Lines), whereas few restrooms are open on MARTA’s East, West, and South Lines.   Given the fact that the North Lines tend to disproportionately serve MARTA riders who are White and affluent; and […]

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Audit Reveals Comcast Underpaid City of Atlanta in Franchise Fees

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Auditor’s Office of the City Atlanta has completed its audit of the City’s Cable Franchise Agreement with Comcast Cable; and determined that Comcast has underpaid the City of Atlanta by at least fifteen thousand dollars in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 alone.   http://www.atlaudit.org/comcast-franchise-fees—august-2020.html   The audit, which was published on August 31, 2020, says […]

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Liliana Bakhtiari to Re-Challenge Councilwoman Archibong in 2021

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(APN) ATLANTA — Progressive activist Liliana Bakhtiari will run again for Atlanta City Council District 5 in the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections.   The District 5 seat, covering East Atlanta, is currently held by Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong.   Over the last four years, since Bakhtiari’s first run for District 5 in 2017, she has continued her […]

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Senate District 39 Voters Must Request Ballot Including Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — Voters in Senate District 39 beware: If you are eligible to vote in Senate District 39 and voting in person, you must make a special request and remain vigilant, in order to receive a ballot that contains the Special Election.   Several voters have complained to at least two of the campaigns that they are not receiving […]

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Atlanta’s “Executive Session” Ruse Unravels: Closed Meetings Unjustified, Withheld Records Show

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(APN) ATLANTA — In order to shield their discussion of a controversial ordinance that they knew violated state law, Atlanta City Councilmembers closed two committee meetings to the public and went into Executive Session on Feb. 11 and 12, 2020.   Now, Atlanta Progressive News has learned that their claims that the closed meetings were justified by “threat of litigation” […]

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