Posts tagged with "Atlanta City Council"

Atlanta will hold March 17 vote on borrowing money to pay for infrastructure projects

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 6, 2015

Atlanta voters will be asked to consider allowing the city to borrow $252 million to pay for infrastructure projects. The city’s to-do list includes street repairs, as well as sidewalks, bike lanes, transit stops and other pedestrian improvements. The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 5, to set the March 17 referendum, according […]

Art by committee: Atlanta appoints study group

Posted by November 28, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta has seen its share of controversy over public art in recent weeks. At the end of October, the city made national news when Cabbagetown artists painted over artwork in the iconic Krog Tunnel, in a dispute over a private party. Earlier this month, the debate over street art got heated […]

Zoning approved for Euramex’s Kirkwood project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2014

Atlanta’s City Council has approved zoning for a large multi-family development in Kirkwood. Now the waiting begins. Ted Bradford in City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong’s office told Decaturish that Atlanta City Council signed off on the zoning for 1910 Bixby Street and that it awaits the signature of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Steve Rothman, attorney for project […]

Atlanta decides to ‘Ban the Box’

Posted by October 22, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta’s City Council has officially banned “the Box” – the question that asks a job applicant to reveal whether he or she has ever been convicted of a crime. Earlier this month, the Council approved a measure stating that prospective hires will not have to disclose criminal history when applying for […]

Atlanta considering changes to tree ordinance

Posted by September 29, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The City of Atlanta may be tweaking its tree ordinance to get more flexibility for its Tree Preservation Fund. The Fund would be allowed to buy property to be preserved as “green space” within the City of Atlanta, if the Community Development and Human Resources Committee approves the measure. The Tree […]

Atlanta Council supports cameras in police cars

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 18, 2014

Atlanta’s City Council approved a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong that asks U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to put pressure on local police departments to install cameras in police vehicles. The resolution passed unanimously at the City Council’s Monday, Aug 18 meeting. The resolution was introduced in response to the Aug 9 shooting of […]

Atlanta City Council caps public comments

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 9, 2014

Atlanta’s City Council on Monday, July 7, voted to approve limits on public comment at city council meetings. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who represents Kirkwood, initially voted against the measure aimed at limiting the amount of time people speaking during public comments can “donate” to other speakers. She later supported a revision that set the cap […]

‘Very concerned’ – Archibong questions pay raises

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2014

WABE is reporting that  Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong is “very concerned” about reports that the chief of Atlanta’s Watershed department was able to give pay raises without approval by the City Council. Archibong, who represents Kirkwood, is chairwoman of the committee that oversees the department. WABE reported that, “Earlier this year, Watershed chief Jo […]

Free(ish) speech – Atlanta considers art regulations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2014

The Atlanta City Council is considering new regulations on public art in the city. There will be an informational meeting on a proposed ordinance on April 9 at 6:30 pm. It will be held at Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, located at 535 Means St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. According to a press release from the city, […]

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