Crowded field of mayoral candidates offers similar solutions at Emory forumAtlanta mayoral candidates gathered for a forum at Emory University on Sep. 29. Photo by Mariann Martin
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By Mariann Martin, contributor
A long line of mayoral candidates did what they could to stand out from the crowd at an Atlanta mayoral forum held at Emory University.
The petite Cathy Woolard stood up, joking that her request for a phone book had not been fulfilled. Laban King wore a t-shirt, commenting that if he wanted to rob the community he would wear a suit and tie. State Senator Vincent Fort opposed the annexation of Emory University, saying he thought the area would be allowed to “jump the line” when it came to transportation and city services.
However, many of the 11 candidates present offered similar positions and solutions to policy questions on affordable housing, gentrification, income inequity and transportation. The forum, hosted by WSB and the League of Women Voters, is one of several scheduled across the city with a little over a month left in the race.
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