New Orleans Planning Study Recommends Atlanta Housing Ordinance be Adopted

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(APN) ATLANTA — On August 16, 2016, the City Planning Commission staff of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, recommended that New Orleans adopt, and expand upon, a Model Ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements (AHIS) that was adopted by the City of Atlanta in November 2015.   The Planning Commission will consider the study and recommendations at its meeting […]

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Settlement Talks in Homeless Task Force Case, as Trial Date Nears


With research by Gloria Tatum.   (APN) ATLANTA — With an early October 2016 trial date looming, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless appears to be discussing a possible settlement in its lawsuit against the numerous defendants–Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), Emanuel Fialkow, Emory University, and others–Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Based on […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 26, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Religious Leaders Urge Brookhaven Officials to Consider the Impact of Gentrification Brookhaven Post   Savannah-Chatham Hiring 450 Teachers, No Education Degree required NBC 4 Columbus   One Year Later, Georgia Power Installs Just Five Solar Rooftops WABE radio news   Georgia Judge Calls Man “Queer” during Bizarre […]

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Koch-Funded ALEC Threatens SMART ALEC with Lawsuit

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(APN) ATLANTA — The controversial, right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has sent a cease and desist letter, through their attorneys, to SMART ALEC, a progressive, non-profit think tank and lobbying organization, over what they purport to be trademark infringement.   HELP US STAND UP TO GOLIATH ALEC!   If ALEC decides to pursue the lawsuit, now that they […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 19, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Ebenezer Baptist Church Vigil Draws Diverse Crowd of Hundreds to Mourn Orlando Victims The Georgia Voice   Developers Plans $200 million Community in Atlanta’s Upper-west side WABE radio news   Attorney: Friendship Tower knowingly installed Faulty Air Conditioner CBS 46 television news   “Angels” to Block Westboro […]

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What We’re Reading – Thursday, June 16, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   NPU System Changes Raise Concerns Buckhead View   What a Hooker, a John, and an Abandoned House Have to do with Corporate Secrecy Investigations blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Georgia Democrats Want New Debate on Assault Weapons Ban After Orlando Shootings Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Senator […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 12, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Michael Thurmond’s Biggest Challenge Won’t be with DeKalb Voters Atlanta Magazine   Community Solar Benefitting Co-op Members in North Carolina Southeast Energy News   Housing Activist Proposes Model Ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements (CEO of APN, Matthew Charles Cardinale) KBOO FM radio news (Portland, OR)   […]

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CM Martin to Planning Commissioner: If he’s displeased, he should leave

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(APN) ATLANTA — At a Work Session yesterday, Wednesday, June 08, 2016, Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10) criticized a proposal to reorganize the City of Atlanta Planning Commission.   Commissioner Tim Keane came to Atlanta with a stated agenda of bringing change to the Planning Department.   Keane has proposed a major reorganization of the Planning […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, June 07, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   City of Atlanta Seeks Input on Major Office of Planning Expansion Curbed Atlanta   Underground Atlanta Sale Enabled by Golf Course Swap Saporta Report   If Atlanta Votes to Expand MARTA, Will Others Follow? Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Cobb County Needs to Raise Taxes to Pay for […]

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Citizens, Norwood Respond to Bottoms’ Attacks as Loch Lomond Annexation Approved by Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, June 06, 2016 Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Council unanimously approved, 16-O-1189, an ordinance by Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) for the annexation of the Loch Lomond community.   As Atlanta Progressive News has chronicled, this is one of several City of Atlanta annexations that have taken place […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, June 06, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Fulton County Drops Case against Tim Franzen- American Friends Service Committee Atlanta blog, Blogspot   Mayor softens criticism of Company’s Findings on Atlanta Streetcar WSBTV Channel 2 television news   Coastal Georgia Nonprofit Starts Legal Fund to Fight Coal Ash Brunswick News   Georgia Republicans Back In-state […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 05, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Visibly Frightened ACLU Leader Quits after her Daughters were Frightened in the Ladies’ Room (APN story picked up by national media) Fox News television news   Kwanza Hall Floats Transportation Project List, including Streetcar Fix Atlanta Business Chronicle   Former Airport GM Accuses Mayor of Meddling in Airport […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, June 01, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Bill Torpy: DeKalb Election Flier a New Low in Racial Politics Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   State Says Primary Turnout was Around 20 percent in Georgia WABE radio news   This is what Dunwoody’s Mini-city would look like Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   San Francisco Finds Giving the Homeless […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 31, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   SMART ALEC – Lobbying for Good – Targets Affordable Housing OpEdNews–Lobbying-for-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Activism_Alec-Legislators_Homelessness_Homelessness-160531-687.html   Former Mayor Campbell Calls Braves Departure from Atlanta “Blasphemous” 11 Alive television news   Preserving Sweet Auburn, One Block at a Time Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)   Update: Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 30, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: #### Proposals for Georgia’s National Parklands Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)   New Orleans Recovery School District Proponents now offer new disclaimer Huffington Post   Portland Tenants United Protests Housing Awards KOIN television news   County’s 2017 Budget makes Big Investment in Housing, Mental Health, Youth Multnomah County, Oregon […]

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