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We asked the same 11 questions to Atlanta mayoral candidates Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore, Kasim Reed, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Walter Reeves, Roosevelt Searles, Richard Wright, and Glenn S. Wrightson. Here's where they stand on crime, affordability, transit, and more.
In an almost refreshing pivot from the typical discourse of Atlanta's mayoral race, conversations on crime fell by the wayside during Tuesday night's candidate debate. That subject, however, made way for the jagged barbs exchanged among some of the contest's top contenders.
Crime’s the biggest issue on the ballot, but it's not the only issue. Atlanta’s transit, bike lanes, sidewalks, and roads will need an advocate and big-picture thinker who makes sure the city gets the maximum benefit from the $1 trillion in federal infrastructure cash expected to flow to states and cities.
Who will be the next mayor of Atlanta? It's too early to guess. But local political experts say they have a good idea who will be the front-runners among the list of 14 candidates.
OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown among the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame
A June 17 ceremony in Atlanta honored the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, including OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown, Otis Redding, Kirk Franklin, and more.
Kasim Reed filed paperwork on Monday to launch his bid for a third term as Atlanta mayor, and intends to officially announce his decision during his 52nd birthday party on June 10, according to two sources with direct knowledge of his campaign plans.
During his term as Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, the city’s first Jewish mayor, Sam Massell, oversaw the campaign to create MARTA; began construction of the Omni, the city’s first enclosed sports coliseum; increased contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses; and appointed the first woman member of the Atlanta City Council. Since defeating a three-term incumbent to join the Atlanta City Council in 2013, Andre Dickens has become one of the legislative body’s most vocal champions of affordable housing, transit improvement, and equity.
On Sunday, Congressman John Lewis announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. On Twitter, colleagues and fans expressed their support.
"History shows that affordable communities today may not be affordable tomorrow."
Including Chris Appleton, Ryan Gravel, Andre Dickens, and more