Buckhead residents give input on city transportation plan

Buckhead residents give input on city transportation plan

By Evelyn Andrews One of the first of many public meetings on Atlanta’s new transportation plan was held Feb. 21 in Buckhead, where residents voiced a mix of skepticism and hope for more details and action. Dubbed Atlanta’s Transportation Plan, the effort is an update to the Connect Atlanta Plan, which was adopted in 2008. […]

News Briefs: City invests in Woodruff; BeltLine homeowner workshops; Skyline Garden

News Briefs: City invests in Woodruff; BeltLine homeowner workshops; Skyline Garden

The City of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign, which has already raised $110 million and surpassed its $100 million goal.  The City Council voted Monday to finalize the donation. “The leading cities of the world invest significantly in arts and culture, and Atlanta should be no different,” said […]

Report: City procurement officer fired after feds raid offices

Report: City procurement officer fired after feds raid offices

Atlanta’s Chief Procurement Officer Adam Smith has been fired by Mayor Kasim Reed, but whether the dismissal is connected to the ongoing federal bribery probe is unclear. Reed issued a statement after WSB reports that Smith was escorted from city hall by federal agents, who also seized computers at the procurement office. “The City of […]

Anti-Trump protesters march from Midtown to Buckhead

Anti-Trump protesters march from Midtown to Buckhead

By John Ruch Hundreds of protesters marched from Midtown to Buckhead on Feb. 20, calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Dubbed the “imPEACH NOW! (Not My) President’s Day March,” the protest was one of the many organized around the country by liberal activist groups. The Atlanta version was organized on social media by […]

News Briefs: Senator town halls; casino referendum; sculpture restoration

News Briefs: Senator town halls; casino referendum; sculpture restoration

Hundreds of Georgians are expected to gather outside the office of Senators David Perdue at 191 Peachtree Street on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. to express their concerns about policies emanating from President Donald Trump. Organizers (which include the Georgia Alliance for Social Justince and MoveOn) said they have been trying asking Perdue and […]

MARTA wants public input on transit plans

MARTA wants public input on transit plans

MARTA wants public opinion about the proposed transit plans for the city and will host six station pop-ups to allow residents to provide their input. In November of 2016, the City of Atlanta residents passed historic legislation that would provide MARTA with approximately $2.6 billion (in 2016 dollars) over the next 40 years. The additional […]

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