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Atlanta Mayor Bottoms addresses Senate committee on climate change

July 18, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday about the city’s efforts to combat climate change.

Atlanta City Jail Task Force Holds Its First Meeting

July 17, 2019

GPB News

Atlanta's jail task force held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon.

You can help Milton police fight crime by registering a security camera

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Milton police say they need your help catching criminals, but don’t run to that phone booth to change outfits just yet.

Decatur opening dozens of new affordable housing units

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Decatur has replaced an outdated apartment complex with dozens of new units designated as affordable housing.

Atlanta city jail task force has 9 months to give Bottoms suggestions

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

City leaders and community members met for the first time Tuesday to begin the work of finding a new use for the Atlanta city jail. And they have a tight deadline: recommendations must be delivered to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms by February 2020.

Atlanta mayor to address U.S. Senate committee on climate change

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will testify in front of a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday about Atlanta’s efforts to combat climate change.

Atlanta is nation's fourth fastest gentrifying city

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta’s central city had the largest share of gentrifying neighborhoods behind only Washington D.C., Portland, and Seattle.

Atlanta Block Party Brings Attention To 2020 Census

July 16, 2019

WABE

Sarah J. Gonzalez Memorial Park was filled with music, popcorn, and face painting stands on Sunday. The park was also teeming with volunteers wearing ‘ATL Counts Census 2020’ shirts.

New visitor center opens at Centennial Olympic Park

July 12, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Visitation to Atlanta reached a record 56 million people in 2018, up 5% from 2017. Those visitors spent $16 billion in 2018, up 6% from the previous year. Centennial Olympic Park recently got a $27 million renovation. It attracts more than two million people per year.

Community outreach in barbershops

July 12, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Police Detective Tyrone “Ty” Dennis started these monthly “Clippers and Cops” meetings about a year ago, alarmed by the growing distrust of the police, especially by black men who are convinced they are being tagged and targeted as criminals.

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