Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"So proud of our Mayor. It may have taken some time, but in the end, his reaching the right conclusion is what we celebrate today." - District 6 Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan
The week after the Atlanta City Council approved District 6 Councilman Alex Wan’s resolution to support marriage equality, Mayor Kasim Reed Tuesday signed it in announcing his support for gay marriage. The resolution supports the city’s lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community by endorsing marriage equality for same-sex couples. Previously, the mayor had said he was “wrestling” with his personal beliefs on the issue, while saying he was an advocate for equal rights for gays and lesbians. “Today marks an important day as I announce my support for marriage equality,” said Reed in a city release. “It is well known that I have gone through a good bit of reflection on this issue, but listening to the stories of so many people that I …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Contest invites college students in metro Atlanta to revamp the highest honor the Atlanta mayor can bestow on citizens, businesses and visitors.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced the launch of the redesign competition for the City of Atlanta’s Phoenix Award. This design contest is open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in metropolitan Atlanta. The Phoenix Award is the highest honor an individual or group can receive from the mayor of Atlanta. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and service to the city, state, nation or world. Recent Phoenix Award winners include individuals such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunnus, five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Tyler Perry, WSB-TV Channel 2 journalist Monica Pearson and Turner Broadcasting System Chairman and CEO Philip Kent. “I am pleased to announce the redesign …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Atlanta mayor says the unanimously approved ordinance by the Atlanta City Council is “going to help us connect people who need help with service providers."
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Monday that he was pleased with a compromised panhandling ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the Atlanta City Council Monday night, that will allow the City to regulate aggressive monetary solicitation across the entire city. The mayor indicated it represented the right balance between tough enforcement and offering humane services to those who need it including the homeless. Speaking to a pair of news outlets including Midtown Patch during an event at Turner Broadcasting, the mayor said city officials would now be better able to evaluate those arrested in an effort to “determine what is going on with that person’s life that causes them to be arrested.” The substitute ordinance, sponsored by Council…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Replay our live coverage of Thursday morning's State of the City address from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced two business and economic development initiatives during his annual state of the city business breakfast Thursday morning. Patch covered the event live at the Georgia World Congress Center, which was attended by more than 900 local business and community leaders. Reed announced the city has launched “Invest Atlanta,” a modernized version of the city’s economic development agency formerly known as the Atlanta Development Authority. Invest Atlanta, led by President and CEO Brian McGowan, will focus on making the city a job growth engine again and creating an environment to attract, create and retain jobs. Invest Atlanta will continue to help residents purchase homes, issue bonds and incentives for new …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Transportation Board Continues To Investigate Plane Crash. Dunwoody City Council Votes Down Second Look At Data-Driven Police Unit. Buckhead Business Association Honors Firefighers For Sept. 11 Ride. Mayor, Police Chief To Address Community At Forum. Amtrak Station Named 'Place In Peril.' Fall Foliage Arrives In Buckhead.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The top headlines of the week for August 29-September 2, 2011.
Qualifying Begins, Ends for Local Elections. Qualifying Closes in Smyrna. Candidates Begin Filing for Dunwoody City Election. Legislature Complete Reapportionment. Citizens Committee Upset By Cuts. Electric Car Charging Station Opens at Atlantic Station. 'Atlanta Nine' Members Honored. Ludacris Talks to Tech Students. Sumatran Tiger Cubs Make Their Media Debut.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Buckhead Donates $70k for Kasim Reed’s Campaign. Cascade-area Businesses Donate to Mayor Reed’s 2013 Election Fund. East Atlantans Donate to Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2013 Fund. New Dunwoody PD Report Looks Back on a Busy 2010. Man Shot Outside Cheshire Bridge Strip Club. Three Stooges Wraps Up Filming in Atlanta. Eight-Year-Old Tucker Resident Takes First Place in National Braille Competition.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The day's top stories for Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Buckhead Lawmaker: APS Has 'Lost its Way.' Take the Atlanta Board of Education SACS Progress Survey. Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Gets Federal Grant. Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon Shoot Film in Decatur. Stone Mountain Gets New Sidewalks. Grady Stadium Earns Award of Excellence. The 'Fur Bus' Fourth of July Tailgate.