Category Archives: Atlanta City Council

Willis Pushed Sole Source Contract despite Apparent Financial Interest (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: APN has received an email from Willis stating “I have NEVER worked for nor have I ever been offered employment with Fog Fuels!  Further, I have never received any type of consideration or remuneration from Fog Fuels or any of its owners.”  However, the email from FogFuels’s CEO states had been offered employment with FogFuels.  Also, Mr. Willis has […]

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Panhandling Proposals Likely Unconstitutional; CSO Never Enforced

(APN) ATLANTA — Today, the City Council of Atlanta is hosting a second Work Session on proposed changes to the City’s Commercial Solicitation Ordinance (CSO), which has not been enforced since its enactment in 2005.  However, Atlanta Progressive News has learned that, according to Gerry Weber, a constitutional scholar who teaches at Emory University School of Law, neither the current […]

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Moore Opens Up Atlanta’s Finance Briefings to Citizens

(APN) ATLANTA — Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), a strong progressive leader and champion of oversight on the City Council of Atlanta, has opened up her Finance/Executive Committee Briefings for members of the public to attend, Atlanta Progressive News confirmed today.  The move is yet another victory for transparency for the citizens and taxpayers of Atlanta. Earlier today, Monday August […]

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FAA Letters May Jeopardize Airport Concessions Contracts

(APN) ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration sent a second set of letters dated August 09, 2012, regarding the minority and disadvantaged business status of four companies that received a large proportion of airport concessions contracts from the City of Atlanta. The letters direct the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to begin hearings regarding the possible revocation of Airport Concession […]

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Mayor Reed Continues Pattern of Vicious Attacks

(APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, John Evans, Vincent Fort, William Perry, Common Cause, Tim Franzen, Occupy Atlanta: what do these people and organizations have in common?  They have all been the focal points, at different times, of vicious, public attacks by Kasim Reed as Mayor of Atlanta. Reed is so used to being the darling of Atlanta’s corporate media establishment […]

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Rep. Tinubu Now US House Nominee in South Carolina, Gave up Georgia House Seat

(APN) ATLANTA — Former State Rep. Gloria Bromell Tinubu (D-Atlanta), a progressive Democrat who served less than one full term in the General Assembly of Georgia, is now the Democratic nominee for US Congress for the newly apportioned Seventh Congressional District in South Carolina. The District includes areas known as the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas, and includes eight […]

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Race, Party, and Buckhead-Baiting in HD57 Primary (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The House District 57 is quickly turning into one of the ugliest Atlanta political races in recent years, with the campaign of State Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta) and his supporters apparently engaging in using political party, race, and geography to attack State Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta), her supporters, and anyone who dares to question where Mr. Taylor […]

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Mayor’s Senior Aide Retraces Statements on Bullhook

(APN) ATLANTA — As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, David Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Kasim Reed and a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, made a false statement to the Public Safety/Legal Administration Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta last week. Now, Bennett has been forced to retrace his statements, even while he continues to […]

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Atlanta Council Panel Upholds Elephant Torture

(APN) ATLANTA — In a five to two vote, the Public Safety/Legal Administration Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta, voted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, to approve an ordinance regarding animal abuse that does not include protections for elephants from the use of bullhooks. Council Members CT Martin (District 10) and Joyce Sheperd (District 12) were the two nay […]

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ANALYSIS: T-SPLOST, the Beltline, and Gentrification

(APN) ATLANTA — The T-SPLOST–a one penny sales tax measure intended to fund transportation projects in the Metro Atlanta area–will be on Metro Atlanta ballots on July 31, 2012.  One controversial project that would be funded through the T-SPLOST is the Atlanta Beltline. This article will explain how the appearance of the Beltline on the T-SPLOST project list means that […]

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Mayor Reed Knocks Bain on NBC, Hired Bain Workers, Used Bain Tactics (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed, as part of his apparent ambitions to join the Administration of President Barack Obama, appeared on NBC’s national television program, Meet the Press, as a surrogate for the Obama Campaign. During his visit, he made it a point to go after former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President, for Romney’s […]

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Public Defender Faints at Council Meeting after Willis Interrogation

(APN) ATLANTA — Rosalie Joy, Interim Director of the Office of the Public Defender of the City of Atlanta, fainted while being questioned by Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) at a meeting of the Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council, on Tuesday, May 01, 2012. Willis falsely accused her of not answering his question, of being deceptive, and […]

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Part 4: Small Business Compliance Issues at New Airport Terminal

(APN) ATLANTA — As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Federal Aviation Administration sent a letter to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, and others regarding the airport’s non-compliance with federal requirements meant to protect small and disadvantaged businesses and ensure such businesses have a meaningful chance to run concessions stands at the airport. A new terminal, […]

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PART 3: Atlanta Airport Concessions Move Forward despite FAA Letter

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta voted on April 30, 2012, to move forward with new concessions contracts, instead of delaying them ninety days, despite revelations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that some of the contracts are not in compliance with federal requirements designed to protect small and disadvantaged businesses. In this article, Atlanta Progressive […]

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