Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Italian restaurant is hosting a wine tasting event coinciding with a meet-and-greet with District 2 City Councilman Kwanza Hall on Wednesday evening.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall on Wednesday night at Midtown's La Tagliatella. Come chat with the Distrct 2 councilman about your interests and concerns from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The meet-and-greet with Councilman Hall will also coincide with a wine tasting event at the restaurant that offers Italian cuisine. The restaurant is at 919 Peachtree Street at the corner of 8th Street in the Shops at Metropolis. See here for more details. District 2 includes the Poncey-Highland neighborhood.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Todd Robinson will seek the District 2 council seat, which represents Poncey-Highlands.
Another candidate has joined the race for the Atlanta City Council District 2 seat now held by Kwanza Hall. Todd Robinson, a 32-year-old attorney, announced he's running on his candidate website. Jon Jones also says he's running for the District 2 seat. Some of the neighborhoods in District 2 include Inman Park, Poncey-Highlands, the Old Fourth Ward and Midtown. Redrawn district lines will go into effect in 2014. Robinson lives in Midtown. His website says he grew up in Athens, attended the University of Georgia and worked as a child abuse investigator with the Georgia Department of Human Services. He attended Emory Law School and practices commercial and business litigation with the law firm Knight Johnson, LLC. He's been on the Midtown …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
After complaints by Atlanta residents and visitors, the ordinance could end up banning "booting" altogether in Atlanta.
Atlanta officials are in the process of creating an ordinance to strengthen the city's regulation of vehicle booting companies, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The ordinance is being pushed by Councilman Kwanza Hall and would require parking lot operators to provide payment receipts, as well their contact information. Hall represents District 2, which includes Poncey-Highland, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. The legislation, which is still being drafted, could change in the next few weeks as the city's attorneys continue to work on the the issue. Hall said one idea is banning booting entirely, as was done in unincorporated Gwinnett County in 2007 and Cobb County in 2004. This news comes as a result of many Atlanta residents and …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Atlanta District 2 city councilmember is an alumnus of LEAD Atlanta, a Leadership Atlanta initiative specifically for young professionals.
Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta, the longest-running community leadership program in the nation. Hall is a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2007. In addition to graduating from Leadership Atlanta’s core program, Hall is also an alumnus of LEAD Atlanta, a Leadership Atlanta initiative specifically for young professionals. Leadership Atlanta’s mission is to build a better community by inspiring and educating its members and graduates to exercise real leadership committed to serving the common good in the metro Atlanta region. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members of Leadership …
Friday, May 18, 2012
How do you think the city should address issues with PARKAtlanta?
As was reported by numerous news outlets and much to the dismay of countless residents and visitors, the City of Atlanta is considering extending parking enforcement hours at meters around the city. Some of these would include 24-hour zones. At a recent meeting with the Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association, City Councilmember Kwanza Hall said he “thinks that makes no sense.” Extending parking hours would be done in an effort to recoup approximately $4 million that the City will not receive as a result of an arbitrator’s ruling that PARKatlanta does not need to pay the City almost three-quarters of what it originally was contracted to pay. This came about after the City Council last year restricted the Milwaukee-based company’s …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Kwanza Hall's staff launches Facebook Page
After years of pumping out information via 140 characters or less on Twitter, the staff of the Atlanta District 2 City Council office has a bit more elbow room to promote district happenings with the recent launching of the District 2 facebook page. Councilman Kwanza Hall represents District 2, which includes a dozen neighborhoods in the heart of the city including Downtown, Georgia State University, Castleberry Hill, the Marietta Artery, Home Park, Georgia Tech, Atlantic Station, Midtown, Sweet Auburn, the Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland, and Inman Park. Connect with Virginia-Highland Patch on Facebook and Twitter at @VaHiPatch. Get Patch in your inbox.