Category Archives: Fulton County Board of Commissioners-BOC

How Atlanta, Fulton, DeKalb Could Stop Criminalizing Mentally Ill People (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — After DeKalb police officer Robert Olsen killed Anthony Hill, a young Black man suffering a mental health crisis, Atlanta Progressive News traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to report on a program that has changed how police deal with mentally ill people in that city.   In this follow-up, we look at how the criminal justice, […]

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Fulton Commissioners Split on Denying Atlanta Annexation, Pass Resolution Expressing Concern

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday May 06, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners met and discussed the attempts of three neighborhoods in south Fulton County–Sandtown, Loch Lomond and Southoaks–to annex into the City of Atlanta.   There were not enough votes to support motions by Chairman John Eaves (District 7) to deny the annexation requests.   On denying the […]

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Atlanta Southwest Annexation Petitions Submitted, Headed to Fulton Commission

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — Attempts of south Fulton neighborhoods to annex into the City of Atlanta did not end with this year’s Legislative Session.   Three communities in south Fulton–Loch Lomond, Sandtown, and Southoaks–have filed petitions with City, according to copies of the petitions obtained by Atlanta Progressive News through an open records […]

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Annexations Whittling Away at Unincorporated south Fulton

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With additional reporting by Barbara Payne.  Map courtesy of Andre Walker.   (APN) ATLANTA — The remaining unincorporated areas of Fulton County, all located in south Fulton, are slowly being gobbled up by mostly under-the-radar annexations.   The City of Union City annexed 8.2 acres and an additional one acre last year.  Now, Union City is looking to annex more, […]

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House Bills Would Reshape, Reform Fulton County Commission

(APN) ATLANTA — There are three bills concerning Fulton County currently pending in the Georgia Legislature that would drastically reshape the County’s governance structure, tax base, and employee benefits to meet the wishes of North Fulton Republicans, while a fourth bill threatens to break off North Fulton and re-form Milton County. House Bills 170, 171, and 172 deal with reforming […]

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Fulton Rejects Atlanta IGA without Bullhook Ban

(APN) ATLANTA — On August 01, 2012, the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County voted down a request to enter into a new Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to provide animal control services for the City of Atlanta.   While the vote took place with no discussion, there was an elephant in the room, at least figuratively speaking: the City of Atlanta […]

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Waites, Others Run for Vacant State House Seat in Special Election

  Waites Runs for Vacant House Seat in Special Election   (APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Waites, who recently ran for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 seat in 2010, is running for an empty State House seat in District 60.  The election is one of two Special Elections to be held February 07, 2012. HD 60 includes southeast Atlanta, […]

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Fulton Declines to Limit Contractors’ Campaign Donations

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County voted down a proposal, 2 to 4, by Commissioner Emma Darnell (District 5), which would have prevented contractors from making donations to any County Commissioner within one year of applying to do business with the County. Darnell and Bill Edwards (District 7) supported the […]

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