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Atlanta

Atlanta, scooter companies bump heads over impounds

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Atlanta is no longer releasing rentable, e-scooters back to the companies that own them without receiving impoundment fees after the devices have been picked up for being parked improperly.

Atlanta police get $333K grant to reduce DUI, distracted driving deaths

December 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In an effort to reduce DUI and distracted driving-related deaths, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded Atlanta police with a $332,970 grant.

Atlanta voters to decide on water/sewer tax next year

December 3, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta residents will decide in March whether to renew a longstanding penny sales tax city officials say has been used to fix the city’s water and sewer issues while keeping utility rates low.

ATL Council considers establishing anti-corruption Inspector General

December 3, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta City Council took a first step Monday toward creating an Inspector General position to root out City Hall corruption.

How Atlanta residents can try out Georgia’s new voting machines

December 2, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Councilman Michael Julian Bond is hosting the event, which will show residents how to use the touchscreen devices that print out a ballot after it’s been cast.

Atlanta City Council to honor UGA’s first black graduate

December 2, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta City Council will honor Mary Frances Early, the University of Georgia’s first black graduate, during its meeting on Monday.

City councilman requests proposals for $1 million in traffic improvements

November 27, 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

District 2 Atlanta City Council member Amir Farokhi has launched the "Downtown Decides" campaign to have residents choose how to spend one million dollars allotted for transportation infrastructure improvements in the downtown portion of council district 2.

Plastics ban clears Atlanta City Council committee

November 27, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An Atlanta city council committee voted unanimously in favor of a ban of non-compostable single-use plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam used to serve food at city buildings and at the world’s busiest airport.

Georgia Rep. Jay Powell dies at GOP leadership meeting

November 27, 2019

Access North Georgia

The chairman of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee has died after suddenly collapsing at a lawmaker retreat.

Developer seeks ‘pause’ for controversial tax break on Beltline

November 22, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A developer requesting $22.5 million in tax breaks from the city of Atlanta for a posh project along the Beltline asked for a delay amid complaints from critics and as the project appeared to lack votes to win approval from a city board.

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