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Dave Walker, 1945-2015, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — David Gregory Walker, 70, an advocate for transparency, citizen participation, and ethics in government in Atlanta and beyond, has passed away on yesterday, Sunday, July 05, 2015.   Walker was best known for his role as a citizen advocate at meetings of the Atlanta City Council and its seven Committees, where he would make public comment that […]

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Some Atlanta Councilmembers Seek Vote to Silence the Public, Again

(APN) ATLANTA — Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12) and six other Councilmembers have set their sights on new public comment rules that would further limit the time allotted to citizens to speak at Council Committees, and would set other restrictions. Currently, each Committee Chair sets their own rules for public comment at each of the seven Committees of the Atlanta […]

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Reed Denies Recruiting Candidates; Bottoms Mum on 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — This week Mayor Kasim Reed circulated a statement to Members of the City Council of Atlanta, and perhaps to others, denying a report in the Atlanta Progressive News that he had been recruiting Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) or Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) to run against Council President Ceasar Mitchell in the 2013 Municipal Elections. […]

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Mayor Pushing Willis or Bottoms to Challenge Mitchell, Sources Say

(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed is pushing for either Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) or Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) to challenge Council President Ceasar Mitchell in the 2013 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Three independent sources over the last three weeks have told APN of the plan that is in the making.  The sources include two political […]

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Wan, Council Sit Silently Through Anti-Gay Rant

(APN) ATLANTA — At the last Full Council meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, on June 06, 2011, citizen activist, Dave Walker, used his two minute public comment portion to make a series of anti-gay remarks. “Mr. President and Council Members, a couple of weeks ago, a State Representative stood up and proclaimed that he was a gay American,” […]

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Mitchell Orders Security for all Council, Committee Meetings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Ceasar Mitchell, President of the City Council of Atlanta, has ordered security at all meetings of Full Council and Council Committees. The security officers began appearing two weeks ago at the last Full Council meeting.  Activists inquired at Monday’s Committee on Council meeting as to why security officers were now appearing at meetings, and Mitchell sent […]

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