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Editor’s Note: City of the Future

In 2011, as part of Atlanta magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, we invited all the living mayors to the Atlanta History Center for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doug Blackmon. At the time, Kasim Reed, who was just 22 months into his tenure, said, “I view my job as a job of finishing things that […]

Killer Mike & T.I. Join Atlanta Mayor Keshia Lance Bottoms’ Transition Team…

NEWSFLASH!! Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is making sure both Adamsville and Bankhead are represented during her term. Our new mayor assumed office about a week ago after being handed the reigns by outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed, and her transition team was announced this past Thursday (Jan. Show More Summary

Scope These Conceptual Westside Park Renderings, 100 Acres Larger Than Piedmont

Mayor Kasim Reed Friday unveiled plans for Phase One of the $26.5 million green space project. The post Scope These Conceptual Westside Park Renderings, 100 Acres Larger Than Piedmont appeared first on What Now Atlanta.

News: City plans Piedmont Park expansion, Bellwood Quarry park

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

“Go out on a good note,” is sound political advice, and it’s something Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed seems to have taken to heart. In his final press conference on Friday, December 29, Mayor Reed made announcements that every Atlantan couldn’t help but be glad to hear. First, Reed announced a $100 million plan to expand...

Atlanta announces major expansion plan for Piedmont Park

Atlanta city officials are planning a major expansion for one of the city's biggest public parks. Outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed announced the $100 million plan for Piedmont Park on Friday, … Click to Continue »

Tyrese, Phaedra Parks, Jeezy & More Attend 2017 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball… (PHOTOS)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed played host for the final time during the 2017 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball as he passed ceremoniously passed the torch on to Mayor-elect Keshia Lance-Bottoms. Several of Atlanta’s who’s who donned their best black-tie attire for the 34th annual event which was held at the Hyatt Regency on December 16th. Show More Summary

Federal court upholds Atlanta’s firing of anti-LGBT fire chief

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

A federal judge sided with Mayor Kasim Reed's decision to fire former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran over a self-published religious book that attacked LGBT people and called for celebrating their deaths.

Powering Down: Mayor Kasim Reed says goodbye to the only job he’s wanted since he was 13

In the Coretta Scott King suite on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency, Kasim Reed, the 59th mayor of Atlanta, was doing something he’s never enjoyed nor been particularly good at. He was waiting.

GA: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Seeking to Name Bounce TV President to MARTA Board

With just a month to go before he leaves office, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is recommending a fellow Howard University alum to serve as a city appointee to MARTA's board of directors.

News: Mayor Reed announces $4.4 million for new public art in Atlanta

3 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Mayor Kasim Reed today announced the acquisition of new public art for the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the city to acquire nine new pieces of art for a total investment of nearly $4.4 million. The nine works will be installed at sites in Downtown, Midtown and southwest...

Atlanta’s crowded mayoral race is going to a runoff. Now what?

For Mary Norwood, it must have felt like déjà vu. Back in 2009 at her election night party at the Varsity—with a runoff against Kasim Reed looming and Fulton County results glacially slow to come in—she urged her supporters to save their energy and settle in for the long haul. Show More Summary

Hawks to retire ceremonial jersey for Atlanta mayor Reed

4 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

Hawks to retire ceremonial jersey to honor Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed in recognition of his support for team, including in renovation of Philips Arena        

Hawks to retire ceremonial jersey for Atlanta mayor Reed

The Atlanta Hawks are retiring a ceremonial jersey to honor Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. The ceremonial jersey will be retired on Nov. 3, when the Hawks play the Houston Rockets. … Click to Continue »

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Reduces Punishment For Weed Possession

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The new law also reduces fines from $1,000 to $75 for those carrying less than an ounce.

Kush Chronic-les: Amid Controversy, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Signs Reefer Reform Legislation

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Image via Getty Atlanta Decriminalized Marijuana Last week the weed smokers in city of Atlanta collectively puffed, puffed and passed as it was announced that the City Council had approved a measure to decriminalized possession of marijuana up to an

The Latest: Mayor says high winds damage building in Atlanta

The Latest on how the Southeast states are preparing for Hurricane Irma (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Mayor Kasim Reed says strong winds have torn tile and debris off a … Click to Continue »

Gay civic, political activist jumps into Fulton Commission race

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

Reese McCranie – a longtime LGBT and Democratic activist, and advisor to Mayor Kasim Reed – launched his campaign for a Fulton County Commission seat, becoming the second gay candidate in the race.

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: As BLACK HOUSING VALUES INCREASE, Setting The Stage For "INTER-GENERATIONAL WEALTH CREATION" - The Reparationonomic Operatives Ta-Nehisi Coates And ToneTalks Do Not Have A Model When Today's REALITY Confounds Their 'Histo

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SET THIS UP.In the view of 'Constructive Feedback University' - Kasim Reed as "Mayor Of Atlanta" is the PERFECT REPRESENTATION of the "Black Progressive Municipal Politician Of The Future": HE IS A POLITICIAN - soShow More Summary

Atlantans: Missing the drama of the 6th District race? Get involved with the mayoral campaign.

As Kasim Reed prepares to end his second and final term, more than 15 candidates are vying to succeed him. Here's how to get involved with the frontrunners.

As Kasim Reed - "The Mayor Who Fights DISCRIMINATION But Lacks DISCERNMENT" Links The "Rainbow Flag Painted Intersection In Atlanta" With "The Pulse Night Club Massacre In Orlando" He Rejects Our Request For The "Black Oppression Performance Art" Called "

Today The "City Of Atlanta Streets Department" Has The Intersection Of 10th And Piedmont Closed To Permanently Paint The "LGBT Pride Rainbow Flag" - After Atlanta Mayor Reed Overrode The Initial OBJECTIONS Of "The City Of Atlanta Traffic...Show More Summary

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