Category Archives: Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta Council Delays Action on CRB Reforms

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee (PS/LA) was set to discuss and possibly vote on an ordinance granting new powers to the Atlanta Citizens Review Board at its meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.   However, numerous citizens who planned to attend and speak learned that the PS/LA Committee Chairman Ivory Young (District 3) decided […]

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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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U.S. Southern Delegates Both Laud And Denounce Historic Climate Agreement

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Photograph via Creative Commons.   (APN) ATLANTA — World leaders have reached an historic agreement to address climate change, with input––and pressure––from local delegations the world over, including from Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the U.S. South.   The agreement, signed by 196 countries including the United States, sets a goal of keeping global temperatures from rising more than two degrees […]

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Mayor Reed Refuses to Budge on Peoplestown Demolitions for Remaining Two Families

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(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed remains determined to force Peoplestown residents out of their homes in order to build a stormwater detention pond and park.   On December 01, 2015, homeowners who have been fighting to save their houses from demolition convened at City Hall for meetings with the Mayor that were scheduled after a sit-in at his office […]

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OP-ED/Rep. McKinney – Councilman Hall Trying to Steal the Homeless Task Force

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Prepared by former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) for Atlanta Progressive News. #### This is a story of pure greed.   I have visited the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and believe that the City of Atlanta–its Mayor and City Council Members–should fight the system that produces homeless families, including homeless veterans.   In the absence of such […]

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BREAKING: Task Force for the Homeless Eminent Domain Feasibility Study Sought (UPDATE 1)

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UPDATE 1: The legislation actually passed Committee, according to Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), who was the only nay vote. (see below for more.)   (APN) ATLANTA — Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2) has introduced legislation to begin the process of studying the feasibility of the City of Atlanta acquiring two properties, including 475 Peachtree, where the Metro Atlanta Task […]

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City of Atlanta to Install Solar Panels on 28 City Buildings

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(APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference Monday, November 23, 2015 at Atlanta City Hall to announce that the City is launching Solar Atlanta, its first solar energy program.   The program will allow solar panels to be installed on the roofs of 28 municipal buildings in Atlanta.  This is the first program of […]

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Atlanta City Council Passes Affordable Housing Impact Statements

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta passed an ordinance providing for Affordable Housing Impact Statements in a unanimous vote of fourteen to zero at its Full Council Meeting on today, Monday, November 16, 2015.   The ordinance passed as part of today’s Consent Agenda.  Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was absent.   http://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=1446&ID=5800   The ordinance was drafted […]

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Peoplestown Homeowners Get Meetings with Mayor Reed after Holding Sit-In

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents fighting to save their homes in Peoplestown held a sit-in at City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office on November 04, 2015.  As a result of their action, they have a series of back-to-back meetings scheduled with Mayor Reed for December 01, 2015.   As Atlanta Progressive News previously has reported, Tanya Washington, and Robert and […]

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Mayor Reed Defends Lack of Public Input on Turner Field, Noting All Projects Lack Such Input

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(APN) ATLANTA — At a meeting of the City Council of Atlanta’s Finance/Executive Committee on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Council Members heard from the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA), which oversees Turner Field, as well as residents who are fighting to have a say in how their neighborhoods are impacted when the Braves leave.   AFCRA recently invited developers to […]

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Peoplestown Residents Camp at City Hall To Save Their Homes

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of Peoplestown who are fighting to save their homes camped out at City Hall with supporters on October 22, 2015.   They are neighbors of Mattie Jackson, 93, a community leader whose home was facing demolition to make way for a park and water retention pond conceived by the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management as a […]

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Victory as Mayor Reed Declares Mattie Jackson Can Stay in her Home

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph (screenshot) courtesy of Joyce Dorsey.   (APN) ATLANTA — Community leader Mattie Jackson, 93, will not be forced out of her home. Mayor Kasim Reed made that promise to Jackson and her supporters in a meeting earlier today, on October 08, 2015.   In September 2015, Atlanta Progressive News broke the story […]

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Four Arrested So Far as Atlantans Protest Trans-Pacific Partnership Meeting

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Photographs by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA  — Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue in Atlanta, as negotiators from twelve countries work to finalize this latest, controversial proposal for an international free trade agreement.   Advocates from civil society organizations concerned with labor, the environment, health care, food, and other issues are worried about a new, free trade agreement […]

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City of Atlanta Adopts Climate Action Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta adopted the City of Atlanta Climate Action Plan at the Monday, September 21, 2015, Full Council Meeting by a vote of 12 to 0 as part of the consent agenda.   Sponsor Kwanza Hall (District 2), and Councilmembers Ivory Lee Young (District 3) and Cleta Winslow (District 4) were absent from the […]

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Homeless Task Force Wins Court of Appeals Ruling; Eaves Visits Shelter (UPDATE 1)

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With additional reporting by Anna Simonton.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled in favor of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, and against Premium Funding Solutions (PFS), in a ruling dated August 10, 2015, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The ruling “was a major victory for us and a major loss for […]

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