Category Archives: Mayor Kasim Reed

APN Endorses Fort, Finds Norwood Favorable; Endorses Bond

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News has issued a first round of endorsements in the 2017 City of Atlanta races for Mayor of Atlanta, and the Post 1-at-large Council seat.   For Mayor of Atlanta, APN endorses former State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), a progressive champion, as our first choice for Mayor; and APN rates […]

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Atlanta Council Approves Cannabis Decriminalization

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, October 02, 2017, in a historic, unanimous vote, the City Council of Atlanta approved 17-O-1152, an ordinance to change City of Atlanta municipal provisions related to possession of one ounce or less of cannabis (or “marijuana”), to remove the possibility of jail time and lower the possible fine to seventy-five dollars.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=11889&highlightTerms=17-0-1152   Currently, […]

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APN Interview with CT Martin, Candidate, Atlanta Council President

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2017 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News had the opportunity to interview Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10), the longest serving Councilmember who is now running for Council President.   Previously, APN interviewed Felicia Moore (District 9) and Alex Wan (District 6), who are also both running for […]

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Atlanta’s Homeless Opportunity Bond Helps, but Won’t Replace Task Force

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 17, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta voted unanimously to authorize the Atlanta Development Authority (“Invest Atlanta”) to issue a 26 million dollar Homeless Opportunity Bond (HOB) to combat homelessness in Atlanta.       The United Way of Greater Atlanta will match that with a 25 million dollar philanthropic donation.   Mayor Kasim Reed announced […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part Three: Aman, Bottoms (UPDATE 2)

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Mayoral race, this article presents an overview of two candidates: former City of Atlanta Chief Financial Officer Peter Aman and Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11).   In Part One, Atlanta Progressive News presented an overview of Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) and Councilman Kwanza […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part Two: Fort, Woolard

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Mayoral race, this article presents an overview of two candidates: State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and former City Council President Cathy Woolard.   In Part One, Atlanta Progressive News presented an overview of Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) and Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2).   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/07/04/atlanta-mayoral-race-2017-apn-overview-part-one-norwood-hall/   […]

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APN Interview with Alex Wan, Council President Candidate

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Municipal Elections, we sat down with Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan (District 6), who is running for Council President.   Previously, we interviewed Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), who is also running for the seat.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/06/04/apn-interview-with-felicia-moore-council-president-candidate/   Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10), a third candidate for […]

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Bond, Six Councilmembers Introduce Surplus Property Housing Policy in Atlanta (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, July 17, 2017 Full Council Meeting, Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) introduced a new ordinance to amend the City of Atlanta’s policies relating to the sale of surplus real estate, in order to require that, where feasible, the properties be used to develop affordable housing units.   Ordinance: http://bit.ly/2vjNLTL   The […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part One: Norwood, Hall

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(APN) ATLANTA — It is now about four months away from the 2017 Mayoral race and there is a quite crowded race, with nine major candidates in the race.   The nine candidates are: Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large), Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11), Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves, State […]

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Labor Celebrates $15 per Hour Minimum for Atlanta City Workers

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(APN) ATLANTA — On June 21, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta voted, as part of the approval of next fiscal year’s budget, to raise the minimum wage for workers employed by the City of Atlanta from to $10.10 to $15 an hour over the next two fiscal years.   The raise does not cover people working in the City […]

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Turner Field Communities Get $1 Million from City of Atlanta, Seek $4 Million from AFCRA

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, June 19, 2017 Full Council Meeting, the City Council of Atlanta approved a special allocation of one million dollars to the Trust Fund that was established earlier this year for the communities surrounding the former Turner Field: Summerhill, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and part of Grant Park.   The resolution also creates a Stadium Neighborhoods […]

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In Court, City of Atlanta’s Case for Eminent Domain Fizzles

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s case for seizing the home of Tanya Washington, of Atlanta’s Peoplestown neighborhood, by eminent domain fell apart in court on Tuesday, June 06, 2017.   Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall heard the case.  Some thirty activists from the community came to participate in a press conference before the hearing, as well […]

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APN Interview with Felicia Moore, Council President Candidate

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9) is running for City Council President in the upcoming November 2017 Municipal Election, where she is facing two competing candidates, Alex Wan (District 6) and CT Martin (District 10).   Moore has the highest score on the Atlanta Progressive News Atlanta City Council Scorecard of the three candidates: Moore, 78.7; […]

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Atlanta Mayor, Council Stall on Decriminalization of Cannabis

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — Facing pressure from Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Central Atlanta Progress, and other organizations, the City Council of Atlanta has stalled on legislation that Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), a Mayoral candidate, introduced nearly three months ago, to lower the municipal penalties to a fine and eliminate the possibility […]

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Atlanta Council Approves Trust Fund for Turner Field Communities

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, April 17, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta approved in a vote of nine to three, an ordinance by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) to create a Trust Fund to benefit the communities surrounding the former Turner Field, including Summerhill, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and part of Grant Park.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=1933&ID=11620   Voting in favor […]

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