Tag Archives: Atlanta City Council

Political Notes — Atlanta will downgrade marijuana penalties

The Atlanta City Council votes to declassify marijuana possession as an offense punishable by a small fine and no jail time . . .

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Political Notes — I-85 repair will be finished ahead of schedule

Georgia DOT officials say the I-85 repair project could actually be finished as early as three weeks ahead of schedule . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District runoff , Atlanta City Council , GDOT , I-85 repair , renewable energy

Plenty of races on the ballot in this off-off-year election

Municipal elections and special legislative elections are being held across the state today, most notably in Atlanta . . .

Tags: Atlanta City Council , Kasim Reed , municipal elections , Rusty Paul , special legislative elections

Supreme Court disbars Atlanta Councilman Willis

Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis is disbarred by the Georgia Supreme Court for keeping $30,000 that should have been paid to one of his legal clients . . .

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Common Cause pushes for stadium funding referendum

Common Cause Georgia will try to repeal the Atlanta City Council’s vote to spend $200 million in tax funds on a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Atlanta City Council , atlanta falcons , GWCCA , hotel-motel tax , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , new football stadium , referendum on public funding , William Perry

The state will give Arthur Blank his stadium

The elected leaders of Georgia and Atlanta arrange for more than $800 million in tax funds to be transferred to the benefit of one of the state’s wealthiest billionaires, Arthur Blank, while school kids go untaught and roads go unpaved from a lack of money . . .

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Atlanta City Council approves stadium financing deal

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will receive public contributions totaling nearly $1 billion for a new stadium for his football franchise . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Atlanta City Council , atlanta falcons , football stadium , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal

Court smacks Atlanta for violating open meetings law

The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the City of Atlanta violated the open meetings law by not providing information on how city council members voted . . .

Tags: Atlanta City Council , Georgia Supreme Court , Matthew Cardinale , open meetings law