Category Archives: Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong

Atlanta Councilman Receives Threat after Stone Mountain Resolution Passes

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 20, 2015, the City Council of Atlanta approved and adopted 15-R-3870, a resolution by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1 At-Large), calling for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to approve and implement a study group to determine what additions, if any, could be added Georgia’s well-known icon, Stone Mountain.   The carving there depicts three figures […]

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City of Atlanta Pursuing Annexation of Druid Hills Neighborhood (UPDATE 3)

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta is about to get a whole lot bigger, as the City is pursuing two annexation proposals.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the City is looking to annex part of unincorporated south Fulton County.  In addition, the City is looking to annex part of the Druid Hills neighborhood in unincorporated northwest DeKalb […]

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EDITORIAL: Atlanta Must Pay APS Beltline Debt, with Interest, Immediately


(APN) ATLANTA — It is time for the City of Atlanta to end the theft from Atlanta Public Schools, to end the “negotiations”–there is nothing to negotiate, unless the subject is how much to steal from school children–and to pay the approximately fifteen million dollars or more, when interest is included, to APS immediately.   Hypocrisy on Cheating Scandals   […]

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Archibong Introduces Ordinance to Pay Beltline Debt to APS

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, on yesterday, January 06, 2015, Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) introduced an ordinance–drafted by Council President Ceasar Mitchell–to make payments to the Atlanta Independent School System (APS) for the amounts–over 13.5 million dollars–owed by the Atlanta Beltline, Inc.   The legislation would seek to have the […]

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APN Releases Atlanta Council Scorecard for 2014 Year-End

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(APN) ATLANTA — With the exception of Cleta Winslow (District 4), Howard Shook (District 7), and Yolanda Adrean (District 8), Atlanta’s City Councilmembers saw improvements in their progressivity score during the third and fourth quarters of 2014.   Atlanta Progressive News has updated its Atlanta City Council Scorecard, adding two votes: specifically, the vote on whether to approve a resolution […]

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Atlanta Passes Resolution for U.S. Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance

(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, September 15, 2014, Full Council Meeting, the City Council of Atlanta passed a resolution, 14-R-4121, sponsored by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) expressing the support of the City of Atlanta for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S., clarifying that U.S. Congress has the authority to limit campaign contributions. Mayor Kasim […]

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Councilwoman Moore Seeks Study on APD Body Cameras

(APN) ATLANTA — The shooting of an unarmed teen by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri has spurred the City Council of Atlanta to take action.     On Monday, August 18, 2014, the Council unanimously passed legislation by Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) to implore U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder require local police to install surveillance cameras in […]

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Enterkin, District 5 Challenger, Has Cell Tower, Billboard Interests (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Christian Enterkin, one of the three candidates currently challenging Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) in next Tuesday’s Municipal Elections, has a professional interest in the placement and leasing of cell phone towers and billboards, two issues of importance to Atlantans.     Archibong is the most progressive Member of the Council, according to the APN […]

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Candidate Closes in on Yard Sign Thief in District 5 Council Race

(APN) ATLANTA — Interested parties are closing in on the yard sign thief in the Atlanta City Council District 5 race, where yard signs have been disappearing for the reelection campaign of Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong.     Archibong faces three challengers in the race including Christian Enterkin, John Paul Michalik, and Matt Rinker.  Erstwhile challenger Jon Jones has dropped out […]

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Jones Drops Council Bid, Endorses Archibong in Atlanta District 5

(APN) ATLANTA — Jon Jones, a candidate for the Atlanta City Council District 5 seat currently held by Natalyn Archibong, has dropped out of the race with only three weeks left.     Archibong–the most progressive member of the Council, according to the APN Atlanta City Councilmember Scorecard–faced four challengers in this November’s General Election, including Christian Enterkin, Jones, John […]

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APN Full Endorsements: Atlanta Council 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has completed its full endorsement list for Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education for 2013.     To date, we have already announced several endorsements, along with full explanations.  This list includes all endorsements for City Council, including ones already announced and ones that are being […]

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APN Endorsements Pt. 2: Norwood Post 2, Shakir D11, Fletcher D3

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors is pleased to announce our second round of municipal candidate endorsements for 2013. Last week, we endorsed two progressive incumbents on the City Council of Atlanta who are facing challengers: Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and Felicia Moore (District 9). This week, we are endorsing three candidates who are posing […]

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APN Early Endorsements: Archibong District 5, Moore District 9

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has announced two early endorsements in Atlanta’s Municipal races: Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9).     APN considers preserving these progressive voices–and more importantly, votes–on the Atlanta City Council to be a top priority.     ARCHIBONG     Archibong has four […]

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Councilman Hall Seeks to Codify Atlanta’s Open Briefings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2) has introduced legislation that seeks to codify the Council’s recently adopted practice of open Committee Briefings, so that citizens will not have to worry about future Briefings being closed to the public.   Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) is the first to tell Atlanta Progressive News she will support […]

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