Category Archives: Atlanta City Council

Atlanta Council Held Briefings With Quorums, Kept No Minutes

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta holds seven private, closed-door Committee briefings every two weeks, and has consistently told members of the public they cannot come in. Under the current Georgia Open Meetings Act they are allowed to do so if they do not have a quorum of the committee at the briefing.  However, as previously reported by […]

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Councilwoman Moore Defends Closed-Door Committee Briefings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), Chairwoman of the Committee on Council (COC), defended the practice of closed-door, private committee briefings, during the March 07, 2011, Cmte meeting, in response to an inquiry from Atlanta Progressive News. Moore argued that with Council Members making occasional references publicly at Cmte meetings to what was discussed in […]

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Councilwoman Sheperd Protects Beltline, Perpetuates Fraud

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), Chairwoman of the Community Development/Human Resources (CD/HR) Cmte, continues to protect Beltline Inc. from oversight and scrutiny, while allowing them to use her Cmte to perpetuate an apparent fraud upon the public. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Beltline made a false statement in an answer to questions […]

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Mitchell Orders Security for all Council, Committee Meetings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Ceasar Mitchell, President of the City Council of Atlanta, has ordered security at all meetings of Full Council and Council Committees. The security officers began appearing two weeks ago at the last Full Council meeting.  Activists inquired at Monday’s Committee on Council meeting as to why security officers were now appearing at meetings, and Mitchell sent […]

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PETA Activists, “Elephant” Block Entrance to City Hall, 3 Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — Four Atlanta activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blocked the entrance to Atlanta City Hall today, as part of a demonstration against the alleged abuse of elephants by the Ringling Brothers circus. Three activists–Rachel Ewon, 25; Reagan Kimball, 31; and Jamie Salazar, 25–were handcuffed after blocking the entrance for about twenty minutes.  A fourth […]

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