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With mass resignations and peek into City Hall’s checkbook, Keisha Lance Bottoms aims to start defining her time as mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unintentionally launched a media firestorm when she asked more than 25 of her cabinet members to submit their resignations. But regardless of tactics, her message was clear: This won't be a third term of Kasim Reed.
Atlanta City Hall bribery documents

Transparency or publicity stunt? Atlanta’s City Hall filled a room with 1.47 million papers related to bribery case

It’s difficult to know quite what to make of Thursday morning’s release by Mayor Kasim Reed of 1.47 million pages of documents relating to the federal bribery investigation involving unnamed city employees. Was it, as Reed declared to a large assemblage of reporters and bloggers, a sincere show of transparency by his administration? Or, as former DeKalb County district attorney J. Tom Morgan opined to WABE, a “publicity stunt?”

Broad Street, get ready for food trucks

Goodbye flea markets, hello fish tacos.
PARKatlanta ticket

The end is nigh for PARKatlanta—now what?

PARKatlanta: “We want to be here. This is home for us. We take pride in what we do. We’d be a viable solution [for the next contract].”
Michael Sterling

How Atlanta’s most dysfunctional city agency turned its act around

Roughly twice as many people on average are finding employment through the agency each month.

Council vote on stadium proceeding on schedule

It was an overflow audience at City Hall this afternoon as the Atlanta City Council took up a proposal to approve the deal for a new Falcons stadium that was accepted by the Georgia...

Council could vote on stadium proposal today

The proposed new retractable-roof Falcons stadium is expected to be a topic of much discussion—and possibly a vote—at today's Atlanta City Council meeting.

A million bucks for Boulevard street improvements?

Thanks to a recommendation from the Atlanta Regional Commission, Boulevard could see $1.25 million in pedestrian safety investment.

View from City Hall

The Atlanta metro region will continue to be one of the fastest-growing areas of the country and will become more diverse in every way. Census projections indicate the number of nonwhite and nonblack residents will continue to rise, which will give the city a richer texture.

Mr. Cheap Goes to City Hall

The cars keep coming—sedan, coupe, SUV, SUV, hybrid, van, SUV, truck, station wagon, sedan, truck. It's midmorning and technically well after the end of rush hour, on a leafy, tree-lined residential street. But this is the ATL, the automotive industry's bitch, whose car-clogged freeways and surface-street arteries are choking on a diet of pure vehicular cholesterol, and traffic just keeps on coming.

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