Monthly Archives: October 2019

Atlanta Council Refers Comment Limits Back to Committee for Second Time


  (APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, October 21, 2019 Full Council Meeting, the Atlanta City Council for the second time voted to send a proposal back to committee that would further limit the “public comment” time of former elected officials and current elected officials from the State or other governments to two minutes.   Link to 19-0-1541: […]

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Sterigenics Lawsuit Claims EPD’s Consent Order Violates Law

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On September 09, 2019, State Sen. Jen Jordan (D-Atlanta) and two Cobb County residents, Todd Smith and Kim Baynes, sued the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division for entering into a Consent Order with the Sterigenics Plant in Smyrna, Georgia, which they say was unlawful.   Sen. Jordan and the plaintiffs argue […]

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Atlanta Proposes Millions for Comcast, Pennies for Public Access (UPDATE 1)


  Comcast logo used as image in this article pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta is currently considering approval of a seven year Franchise Agreement with Comcast Cable Communications, after operating for several months without a contract, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   However, the proposed contract, which stands to enable Comcast to […]

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Racial Divide in Council’s Vote on Speaking Time for Former Officials


(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, October 11, 2019 Full Council Meeting, the Atlanta City Council voted to send back to committee, a proposal that seeks to cut the public speaking time of current and former elected officials down to two minutes.  The vote was almost completely along racial lines.   The vote was eight to six.  Councilman Michael Julian […]

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APS Candidate, Baldon, Funded Heavily by Pro-Charter Interests


(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2 candidate Aretta Baldon, a strong proponent of charter schools who has advanced to the October 15, 2019 Run-off Election, is heavily funded by charter school interests, according to an analysis obtained by Atlanta Progressive News from an APN reader.   Baldon is in a Run-off with Davida Huntley.   […]

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APS Candidate Challenging Special Election Results in Court

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(APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Carey, who was a candidate in the September 17, 2019 Special Election for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, is challenging the election results in Fulton County Superior Court.     The case has been assigned number 2019CV327216.  Carey filed on Friday, September 27.   Atlanta Progressive News first reported the news of the election […]

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