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Ceasar Mitchell: Council “Made a Mockery” of Themselves

  (APN) ATLANTA — Shortly after the Committee of the Whole of the City Council of Atlanta went into Executive Session on January 03, 2012, during the debate over concessions contracts at Atlanta’s Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport, Council President Ceasar Mitchell made the following remark about the Council: “They made a mockery… (inaudible)… I’m disappointed.” From the video, it is […]

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BREAKING: Atlanta Violated Charter with Closed Airport Bid Process

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation is preparing to challenge the City of Atlanta’s bid selection process and the final bid selections–approved on Tuesday, January 03, 2011, by the City Council–in court, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The Foundation seeks to overturn the bid selections on the basis that the City did not observe its own bidding […]

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Atlanta Procurement Code Questioned in Travelex Ruling

(APN) ATLANTA — In a December 15, 2011, ruling, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright put the City of Atlanta on notice that there are problems with the City’s procurement code which make it impossible for bidders who lose contracts at the airport, or anywhere else, to appeal in a timely fashion. Travelex Currency Services, a UK-based company which […]

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Moore, Bond Take Issue with Secret Airport Bid Scores

  (APN) ATLANTA — At the Wednesday, December 14, 2011, meeting of the Transportation Committee of the City Council of Atlanta, Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9) took issue with yet even more secretive information related to the new concessions contracts for the Atlanta Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport: this time related to the scores assigned to each bidder by the City […]

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Reed Rewards Donors, Guards Secrecy in Airport Contracts

  (APN) ATLANTA — A number of high-profile campaign contributors to Mayor Kasim Reed have received airport contracts, raising concerns about possible pay-to-play, even while Reed’s Administration guards all aspects of the bidding process with great secrecy. At stake is who will benefit from tens of millions of dollars in revenue from one of the nation’s busiest airports. Over 250,000 […]

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Atlanta Likely to Fund People TV for Another Year

  (APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta appears likely to approve a funding measure to extend the life of People TV, an Atlanta public access channel, for one year. The Finance/Executive Committee unanimously approved the funding last week, at the November 30, 2011, meeting. The proposed ordinance would transfer 180,000 dollars from the non-departmental budget for public access […]

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41 Days to Black for People TV; Council Slow to Act

  41 Days to Black for People TV; Council Slow to Act By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — People TV will end its programming on December 31, 2011, if the City Council and Mayor of Atlanta do not take action. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, after the Georgia legislature passed franchising legislation that allowed AT&T to compete with […]

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(IPS) Occupy Movement Divides Civil Rights Activists

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105667   ATLANTA, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) – While some veterans of the Civil Rights Movement have joined forces with the Occupy Movement, other civil rights advocates, some of a new generation, have been more critical, even as the city government’s response to the movement reached new levels. After two […]

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52 Occupy Atlanta Protesters Arrested

  With additional reporting, including information requests to APD, by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) ATLANTA — After three previous threats of evictions from the Mayor’s office and a continued build-up of police present around Woodruff Park–unoffically renamed Troy Davis Park by Occupy Atlanta–Atlanta Police arrested fifty-two members of Occupy Atlanta members were arrested around 1am, Wednesday morning, October 26, 2011. The […]

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Judge Schwall Issues Dispossessory against Homeless Task Force

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, October 17, 2011, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall issued a dispossessory against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless and Anity Beaty, which allows Premium Funding Solutions– the building’s current owner–to evict them as early as October 27, 2011. The ruling, a copy of which was obtained by Atlanta Progressive News, […]

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(IPS) Occupy Movement Heats Up U.S. South

This article was first published on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105512 ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 18, 2011 (IPS) – As the Occupy Movement spreads like wildfire across the United States and around the world, protests in the U.S. South are facing unique challenges. Occupy protests have sprouted up in countless cities across the U.S. South, including Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; […]

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Activists React to Glover’s Confirmed AHA Resignation

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, October 03, 2011, Renee Glover, CEO of Atlanta Housing Authority, confirmed a report published the day before, October 02, in the Atlanta Progressive News, and stated her plans and intentions to resign from AHA. APN reported on October 02 on the previous week’s AHA Board of Commissioners meeting, where her employment appears to have […]

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Happening Now: Occupy Atlanta Occupying Woodruff Park

(APN) ATLANTA — Occupy Atlanta, the Atlanta branch of the Occupy Together movement, has occupied Woodruff Park, following a General Assembly, which began earlier today at 6pm, Friday, October 07, 2011. A group of 150 activists decided to stay in the park past the 11pm closing time and are still in the park as of the time of publication of […]

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Fulton, DeKalb Voters to Consider School Sales Tax Renewal

(APN) ATLANTA — In upcoming the November 08, 2011, election, Atlanta, Decatur, DeKalb, and Fulton voters will decide whether to renew a one percent, or one penny per dollar, sales tax for educational infrastructure.  If approved, this would be the third renewal, or Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) IV. Working families are hurting in the current economy, and Atlanta’s […]

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Glover May Soon Resign from AHA

(APN) ATLANTA — Renee Glover, the CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority who presided over the demolition and destruction of nearly all of Atlanta’s public housing, may soon resign from AHA, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. One member of AHA’s Board of Commissioners told APN they were expecting Glover to have resigned at a Board meeting last week and that […]

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