Category Archives: Atlanta Development Authority-ADA

Atlanta Schoolchildren Lose $63.6 Million In APS/Beltline Deal (UPDATE 2)

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UPDATE 1: Title and article updated with new total numbers (see below for full editorial comment).   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Board of Education has conceded to recouping tens of millions dollars less than the original 162 million dollars promised to the Atlanta Public School system (APS) for its participation in the Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD).   In […]

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AJC Politifact Rates APN Editor’s Housing Claim “TRUE”


“Truth-o-meter” graphic reprinted here for educational and informational purposes only.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper and Politifact have weighed in on the accuracy of a recent statement made by Matthew Charles Cardinale, the News Editor and CEO of Atlanta Progressive News, regarding the need for more affordable housing in Atlanta; and determined the assertion to be […]

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Attorney Woodham Cleared by Supreme Court of Georgia in Bar Complaint


(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Attorney John Woodham was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Supreme Court of Georgia, in an opinion published on Monday February 16, 2015. At issue was whether Woodham violated the rules of the State Bar of Georgia when he offered to drop a bond validation lawsuit if the developers paid him a substantial fee.  Woodham later […]

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EDITORIAL: Atlanta Must Pay APS Beltline Debt, with Interest, Immediately


(APN) ATLANTA — It is time for the City of Atlanta to end the theft from Atlanta Public Schools, to end the “negotiations”–there is nothing to negotiate, unless the subject is how much to steal from school children–and to pay the approximately fifteen million dollars or more, when interest is included, to APS immediately.   Hypocrisy on Cheating Scandals   […]

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Atlanta Development Authority to Push Inclusionary Zoning in Atlanta

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — At the July 21, 2014 Work Session on Affordable Housing, convened by Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) on behalf of the Community Development/Human Resources Committee, the Atlanta Development Authority (ADA, doing business as “Invest Atlanta”) announced its intentions to advocate for Inclusionary Zoning in Atlanta.     […]

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Atlanta, ADA Has Converted Millions of School Dollars to Beltline Slush Fund (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — An effort to “request and encourage” the Mayor of Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools (APS) former Interim Superintendent Errol Davis to reach an amicable settlement for the over 20 million dollars owed to APS generated by the Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) is moving forward, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.     According to APS Board of […]

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Supreme Court Oral Arguments Held in Perry-Bolton TAD Case

(APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia held oral arguments yesterday, Monday, January 07, 2013, in the appeal of the case challenging the bond validation for Atlanta’s Perry-Bolton Tax Allocation District (TAD). The case is John Sherman and Christopher Eichler v. City of Atlanta, et al. Irwin Stolz, Jr., a former Court of Appeals Judge in Georgia, argued for […]

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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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Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council about BAHAB’s Original Recommendations

Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Beltline Inc. attempted to deceive the Community Development and Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta in a series of responses to questions posed by Atlanta Progressive News regarding the Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF). The Beltline answered a series of questions presented in […]

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