Monthly Archives: December 2015

Update – Only $405.40 Left to Raise to Meet APN’s 2015 Goal

Dear APN Readers,   Happy holidays – we hope you are having a warm and joyous holiday season.   Speaking of warm, how about yesterday’s major announcement of an international agreement to address global warming?  APN is planning a story on Atlantans’ reactions to the agreement and the role of civil society organizations in the U.S. South in converging upon […]

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Atlanta Council Passes Pre-arrest Diversion; Peachtree-Pine Acquisition Study

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(APN) ATLANTA — At its December 07, 2015, Full Council Meeting, the City Council of Atlanta passed 15-R-3920, the Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative, also known as Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program; and passed a further amended version of an ordinance creating a feasibility study about acquiring the building at 475 Peachtree Street, currently occupied by the Metro Atlanta Task […]

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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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What We’re Reading – Sunday, December 06, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   Georgia Ethics Watchdog: Oxendine Loan Could be a Felony Investigations Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   MARTA Expansion May Have an Ally in Georgia House Leader Politics Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Atlanta Police Arrest Water Department Inspector on Bribery Charges Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Northside Hospital: Records Not Public’s Business Investigations […]

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Homeless Task Force Ordinance Was Amended in Committee, but Issues Remain


(APN) ATLANTA — An ordinance calling for a feasibility study regarding the possibility of the City of Atlanta obtaining the property at 475 Peachtree Street, which is currently occupied by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, for purported fire and safety purposes, was amended last week in Finance/Executive Committee, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The legislation was […]

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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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Johns Creek Waxes Inflammatory in MARTA Half Cent Tax Opposition

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, November 16, 2015, the City Council of Johns Creek unanimously passed a resolution opposing any tax increases to pay for MARTA expansion into North Fulton coming through their city.   Both Councilmembers Lenny Zaprowski (Post 1) and Steve Broadbent (Post 6) suggested the resolution be tabled until the next meeting to allow for public comment. […]

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Advocates Disappointed as Gov. Deal Objects to Syrian Refugees; Food Stamp Denials Draw Federal Attention

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(APN) ATLANTA — Thirty-one U.S. governors are refusing to cooperate in resettlement programs for Syrian refugees, most citing the coordinated attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, as a pretext for security concerns around this refugee population.   Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order on November 16, 2015 instructing “all agencies of the State of Georgia halt any […]

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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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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, December 01, 2015

To access links, pls click on full post.   PARK Atlanta Contract May Not Be Renewed Commuting Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   Cancer: A Time to Reflect and Appreciate and Recalibrate Saporta Report   Grand Jury Indicts Citizen Journalist (Nydia Tisdale) Dawson News   Georgia Man Acquitted after 29 Years Filed Civil Suit Associated Press via Atlanta Voice […]

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