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Metro Atlanta Residents Want Affordable Housing, Survey Shows

(APN) ATLANTA — An overwhelming majority of Metro Atlantans support more affordable housing, according to a recent survey of 501 Metro Atlanta residents conducted this year by Enterprise Community Partners and Make Room.   The survey results show support for the adoption of mandatory inclusionary zoning (IZ) policies.   On the issue of IZ, 71 percent favor requiring developers to […]

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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 http://www.opednews.com/articles/SMART-ALEC–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 http://www.11alive.com/news/local/former-mayor-campbell-calls-braves-departure-from-atlanta-blasphemous/222918610   Preserving Sweet Auburn, One Block at a Time Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only) http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/preserving-sweet-auburn-one-block-at-a-time/nrR2j/   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) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/proposals-for-georgias-national-parklands/nrTmL/   New Orleans Recovery School District Proponents now offer new disclaimer Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mercedes-schneider/new-orleans-recovery-scho_b_7099226.html   Portland Tenants United Protests Housing Awards KOIN television news http://koin.com/2016/05/26/portland-tenants-united-protests-housing-awards/   County’s 2017 Budget makes Big Investment in Housing, Mental Health, Youth Multnomah County, Oregon https://multco.us/multnomah-county/news/countys-2017-budget-makes-big-investment-housing-mental-health-youth […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, May 29, 2016

To access links, pls click here:   Emory to Launch $1.5 Million Sustainability Revolving Fund Emory News Center http://news.emory.edu/stories/2016/05/er_sustainability_revolving_fund/campus.html   Drew Charter School Serves as Model for APS Goals (former Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Purpose Built Communities getting APS turnaround contract) WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/drew-charter-school-serves-model-aps-goals   Building Boom: Can Atlanta’s Tree Massacre be Stopped? Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/building-boom-can-atlantas-tree-massacre-be-stoppe/nrTDt/   Portland Now Generates […]

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One-third Southern Company Shareholders Vote for More Renewable Energy

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(APN) ATLANTA — One-third of Southern Company shareholders voted for the Company to move more quickly from coal to renewable energy sources at a recent meeting of the Company’s shareholders.   Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by an advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (“Tri-State CRI”) sent Southern Company’s Board […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 28, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   State Threatens to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/state-threatens-to-shut-down-atlanta-streetcar/nrTwm/   City to Give Park Atlanta the Boot CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/story/32041060/city-to-give-park-atlanta-the-boot   Woman Offered TV on Craigslist and Robbed Buyers (Cobb County) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/cops-cobb-woman-offered-tv-on-craigslist-robbed-wo/nrPLT/   Top Vote Getter in Tuesday’s Primary Was A. Barnes Political Insider blog, […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 21, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Atlanta Watershed Chief Fired Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/143761202-story   Politically connected consultant challenges DeKalb Commissioner Gannon Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/politically-connected-consultant-challenges-dekalb/nrNnC/   Democrats battle to become nominee in senate race against Isakson WSBTV Channel 2 television news http://www.wsbtv.com/video?videoId=296229863   Salt Lake City Mayor Wants City Running on Clean Energy […]

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What We’re Reading – Friday, May 20, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   English Avenue Residents Fear Falcons Development CBS 46 television news www.cbs46.com/story/31986425/english-avenue-resident-fear-falcons-development   City’s DWM head Macrina being Challenged, Will she be replaced? Buckhead View http://buckheadview.com/2016/05/18/macrina-way-be-replaced/   More Questions about Ceasar’s Mitchell’s PAC Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/143196514-story   “Ugly” Peach Removed from atop Building near Downtown Connector Atlanta Business Chronicle […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 18, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   No Names Allowed: DeKalb County Prohibits the Public from Speaking Commissioners’ Names CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/Clip/12443292/no-names-allowed-dekalb-county-prohibit-the-public-from-speaking-commissioners-names   Worst Commissioner Ever? DeKalb Mayors Pan Sutton’s Performance (article from 2014) Decaturish http://www.decaturish.com/2014/01/worst-commissioner-ever-dekalb-county-mayors-pan-suttons-performance/   Georgia Considers Tightening Coal Ash Storage Rules WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/georgia-considers-tightening-coal-ash-storage-rules   Historic Prattville Records Cleaned, Preserved Montgomery Advertiser […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

To access links, click on full post: ####   DeKalb Commissioner Sutton Targeted in Key Election Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/dekalb-commissioner-sutton-targeted-in-key-electio/nrNmd/   Catching Up with Stan Fong Georgia Voice http://thegavoice.com/catching-stan-fong/   Council Votes to Pay Public Defenders the Same as Prosecutors Fulton County Daily Report (subscription) http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202757747680/Council-Votes-to-Pay-Public-Defenders-the-Same-As-Prosecutors-Uphold-Hungry-Lawyers-Firing   House Speaker Ralston’s secret political fund Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/house-speaker-ralstons-secret-political-fund/nrL6F   Georgia Transportation […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 11, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: ####   Doctors’ Group Urges Grady Cut Ties with McDonald’s WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/doctors-group-urges-grady-cut-ties-mcdonalds   Marietta Joins Growing List of Cities Placing Glass in the Trash WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/marietta-joins-growing-list-cities-placing-glass-trash   Retired Educators Speak in Opposition to State Takeover of Schools Online Athens http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-05-08/retired-educators-leader-speaks-opposition-state-takeover-schools   The warning that Capitol Police posted on […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Seven Atlanta Schools Improve Enough to Avoid Potential State Takeover Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/seven-atlanta-schools-improve-enough-to-avoid-pote/nrGTS/   Plano, Texas, Shows how Rail Transit Can Positively Transform a Suburban City Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/plano-texas-shows-rail-transit-can-positively-transform-suburban-city/   Solar Freakin’ Highways: The U.S. Has Enough PV to Cover One Lane of Its Interstate Highway System Green Tech Media […]

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Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman Speaks in Atlanta on Her Twenty Year Coverage Memoir

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(APN) ATLANTA — Independent media supporters, community progressives, and listeners of WRFG 89.3FM gathered at the First Iconium Baptist Church, on Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta, to hear Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speak on the importance of social movements and the failures of the corporate media on May 3, 2016.   The proceeds of the talk went to support […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 09, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2016/05/06/hillary-super-pac-draft-oped/   Atlanta Sets Stage to Extend Streetcar 2.5 Miles, to Beltline’s Westside Trail Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/atlanta-sets-stage-extend-streetcar-2-5-miles-beltlines-westside-trail/   DeKalb Schools: We Invest in Students, not Pet Projects Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2016/05/09/dekalb-schools-we-invest-in-students-not-pet-projects/   DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones […]

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