Tag Archives: eminent domain

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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Peoplestown Residents Camp at City Hall To Save Their Homes

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of Peoplestown who are fighting to save their homes camped out at City Hall with supporters on October 22, 2015.   They are neighbors of Mattie Jackson, 93, a community leader whose home was facing demolition to make way for a park and water retention pond conceived by the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management as a […]

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What We’re Reading – Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pls click on full post to access links.   Analysis: Atlanta’s Low-cost Rentals are Disappearing WABE radio http://news.wabe.org/post/analysis-atlantas-low-cost-rentals-are-disappearing   Georgia Lawmakers to Push Medicaid Expansion in General Assembly Ledger-Enquirer newspaper (Columbus, Georgia) http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article40808826.html   Johnny Isakson Drawn a Libertarian Challenger Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/10/07/johnny-isakson-draws-a-libertarian-challenger/   Governor on Casinos in Georgia: Don’t bet on it Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/governor-on-casinos-in-georgia-dont-bet-on-it/nny28/ […]

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Homeless Task Force Wins Court of Appeals Ruling; Eaves Visits Shelter (UPDATE 1)

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With additional reporting by Anna Simonton.   (APN) ATLANTA — The Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled in favor of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, and against Premium Funding Solutions (PFS), in a ruling dated August 10, 2015, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The ruling “was a major victory for us and a major loss for […]

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