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60 Voices: Sam Massell and Andre Dickens on city government
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.
Can guaranteed income combat inequality and poverty in Atlanta?
This year, more than 10 cities across the country will experiment with a policy called guaranteed income. In the coming months, Atlanta, home to some of the country’s most severe income inequalities, might follow suit.
The water boy’s hustle
Atlanta city officials deemed water sales along highway exits a nuisance and a threat. But for one West End teenager, the hustle is a way to make money and to stay out of jail.
Atlanta’s potholes are out of control. Could a new city department of transportation finally fix them?
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is announcing this morning that the city, for the first time in its history, could create a Department of Transportation that would act as a “one-stop shop” to combine the construction duties of three different city departments.
Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. is hospitalized and in grave condition
Currently serving his fourth four-year term on Atlanta City Council, Young took a leave of absence from his District 3 Council duties several weeks ago to undergo a stem-cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma.
The city of South Fulton passed a new marijuana ordinance. Here’s what you need to know.
In a 5-2 vote, the South Fulton city council agreed to lighten the punishment for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a maximum of a $150 fine with no jail time—making the punishment for pot possession more akin to a traffic citation. After Clarkston and Atlanta, this makes South Fulton the third city in metro Atlanta to reduce the penalty for possessing a small amount of pot.
Vote! Everything you need to know on Election Day 2017 in Atlanta
Where do I go to vote? Where do I find results? Where are the candidate parties? This Atlanta election is an important one—don't miss out.
Everything you need to know about the 2017 Atlanta City Council races in 10 minutes
There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.
Will District 4’s loyalty to Cleta Winslow save her from a runoff for her Atlanta City Council seat?
In her 24 years on the Atlanta City Council, Cleta Winslow has served with three mayors, sat on numerous committees, and attended countless public hearings and community meetings. But one thing she’s never done is face a runoff election.
My Style: Gabi Lee, co-owner of the Sentimentalist
Gabi Lee’s Atlanta roots run deep: Her indie bridal shop, the Sentimentalist, sits on Westside land that was part of her family’s dairy farm in the 1870s. The shop stocks vintage and handmade gowns that buck bridal norms: capes, watercolor hues, and modern separates.