Monthly Archives: July 2021

Atlanta Saw Eighty Percent Increase in Rape Cases during Pandemic


(APN) ATLANTA — The number of rape cases reported so far this year stands at 92, an eighty percent increase over 2020, the Atlanta Police Department (APD) revealed in a July 12, 2021 Bi-weekly Report presented to the Public Safety/Legal Administration (PS/LA) Committee of the City Council of Atlanta.   Between May and June 2021, the number of […]

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Atlanta Neighborhood Seeks to Improve Beltline Housing Policy

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(APN) ATLANTA — At its July 2021 meeting, City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit V, a neighborhood organization representing Atlanta’s Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway neighborhoods, adopted a resolution seeking to amend the affordable housing requirements for new developments on the Atlanta Beltline to provide for truly affordable housing.   The resolution was also approved by […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire: Erika Estrada, Atlanta Council District 3

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents Atlanta City Council District 3 candidate Erika Estrada and her responses to the Atlanta Progressive News candidate questionnaire.   Estrada is a certified CPA and small business owner who previously ran for the District 3 seat in the March 2019 Special Election that occurred […]

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Amos Seeks District 3 Council Seat, Would Introduce Progressive Ordinances (UPDATE 1)

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Photograph across from stadium by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor, Atlanta Progressive News; additional photographs courtesy of Amos campaign.   (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, the former District 2 Board of Education Member for Atlanta Public Schools who was in a March 2019 Special Election Run-off for Atlanta City Council District 3 with current incumbent Antonio Brown, is running again for the […]

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APN Candidate Survey: Kelly-Jeanne Lee, District 1, Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of City of Atlanta 2021 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has been sending out questionnaires to candidates.     APN has been covering Atlanta’s municipal elections since the 2009 Municipal Election.   Kelly-Jeanne Lee, a political newcomer who is running for the District 1 seat being vacated by Carla Smith, was the first to […]

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Bond, Boone Most Progressive on Atlanta Council, per APN 2021 Scorecard

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(APN) ATLANTA — Four months ahead of the 2021 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has released an updated Atlanta City Council Scorecard, providing numerical scores for all fifteen voting members of the City Council, based on dozens of specific scored votes.   The Scorecard is available as a public Google Spreadsheet here:   Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian […]

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