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City Hall and APS lawyers trade jabs, threaten legal action in Beltline funding dispute

The ongoing dispute between the city and Atlanta Public Schools over roughly $160 million in funding to the Atlanta Beltline appears to have worsened in recent weeks. For the past several months, Mayor Kasim Reed and recently-retired...Show More Summary

First Slice 8/19/14: Investigation demanded over controversial 'hardship' payouts to police chief, Reed staffers

Members of Atlanta City Council, city employees, and public safety unions are all demanding an investigation into controversial payouts to Atlanta Police Department Chief George Turner and members of Mayor Kasim Reed's office. “You’re...Show More Summary

First Slice 8/14/14: Tyler Perry donated $12,600 to Deal's reelection campaign

Madea goes to the smoke-filled room. Known for fundraising for President Obama and donating to Democrats Mayor Kasim Reed and Michelle Nunn, Tyler Perry and his company donated $12,600 to Gov. Nathan Deal's reelection campaign in May. Show More Summary

First Slice 8/13/14: Reed supports police chief, senior officials over controversial cash payouts

Mayor Kasim Reed has defended cash payments handed out to some of his senior officials and Atlanta Police Chief George Turner that some Atlanta City Councilmembers say violated city laws. “I don’t buy this argument that what was done was illegal or improper,” Reed told WABE.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor makes another internal hire, promotes Anne Torres to communications director

Over the past several months, Mayor Kasim Reed has made a handful of internal promotions to fill top vacancies within his administration. Chief Operating Officer Michael Geisler and Atlanta Airport General Manager Miguel Southwell had their interim titles turned into permanent ones.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta Mayor Puts Out Welcome Mat for Illegals, What Will Nunn Do?

In an item partly discussing yesterday's leaked Nunn campaign memo, which the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls a "massive blow" to Democrat Michelle Nunn's campaign, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed makes it clear that "Atlanta has open arms to the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by U.S. Show More Summary

Mayor of Atlanta retaliates for unfavorable coverage by blocking journos on Twitter

4 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Kasim Reed's list of blocked journalists is a who's whom of Atlanta city-beat reporters; it's become a badge of honor for local writers. (Thanks, Ben!)

Michael Geisler named Atlanta's next chief operating officer

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced that Michael Geisler, the Atlanta's interim chief operating officer for the past five months, will be his permanent pick for one of the city's top positions. In his permanent role, Geisler will be responsible for overseeing the city's daily operations.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Here's your handy guide to the journalists that Mayor Kasim Reed has blocked on Twitter

Every now and then, Mayor Kasim Reed doesn't like what a Atlanta journalist tweets. He hasn't been pleased for various reasons, including when: a columnist publishes a critical editorial, a reporter provides live updates in a heated public meeting, or a writer shares his or her opinion in an 140-character message.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: Carter and Nunn must spend millions on minority voter outreach to win elections

“And if they haven’t invested, I would say somewhere between three to five million in their registration efforts and in their voter contact efforts, I don’t believe they are going to prevail." Mayor Kasim Reed says that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter and U.S. Show More Summary

Can everyone win in the APS/Beltline dispute?

For the last two weeks, Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta Public Schools leaders have publicly sparred over millions of dollars in outstanding payments the city owes the system related to the Atlanta Beltline. Jarod Apperson, a Georgia State...Show More Summary

Reed: 'Uber's going to win' against the taxicab industry

Not too long ago, Mayor Kasim Reed took a ride in his very first Uber car. He was so impressed with his experience that he's now predicting that the car service will be around for the long haul.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Kasim Reed picks Uber to win over taxicabs

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently told The Atlantic‘s Conor Friedersdorf that Uber’s fight against an antiquated taxicab industry isn’t going to be easy, but he’s picking the app-based hailing service to win: I think they’re going to fight a 15 round fight, and I think that Uber’s going to win. And the taxicab industry is […]

World Cup Fever in Atlanta

Want to watch the US demolish the Belgians today? Would you like to watch it with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed? Here’s your chance: Friend–   I’ve got World Cup fever! Do you? Join me at the Greystone at Piedmont Park tomorrow at 4pm for a special World Cup Viewing Party and help us cheer on the U.S. Soccer team […]

APS vs. Mayor Reed over the Beltline

There are some strong words going back and forth between the Atlanta Public Schools and Mayor Kasim Reed over the Atlanta Beltline Project. WABE has the full story here. It all started back in 2005 when there was an contract between the City and APS to use some of the property tax revenue from APS […]

Will the Eastside TAD live to see another day?

A effort by Mayor Kasim Reed to retire a special tax used to fund redevelop efforts in Atlanta's eastside neighborhoods is likely to be left out of the city's upcoming budget. The Atlanta City Council on Monday is expected to sign off on the 2015 fiscal year budget, which starts on July 1.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 6/11/14: Spike in citations not aimed at increasing revenue, city claims

The number of citations and tickets issued by Atlanta Police and ParkAtlanta since Mayor Kasim Reed took office has nearly doubled, WSB reports. And with that increase comes a spike in revenue.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Kasim Reed, now a parent

Well, it's official: Mayor Kasim Reed has officially become a father. Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, the mayor's wife, gave birth yesterday to the couple's newborn daughter, Maria Kristan Reed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Reed To Get Father’s Day Presents

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife, Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, have announced the birth of their daughter, Maria Kristan Reed.  Congratulations to the couple. There’s still a couple of weeks to get Mayor Reed a father’s day present.  Get to it people.

Reed: 'I'm not a parent' and won't tell councilmembers how to spend city cash

"I'm not a parent, and I'm not going to speak to other adults about how they should conduct and comport themselves." Mayor Kasim Reed says he won't meddle in Atlanta City Council's spending practices. His comments come at a time when...Show More Summary

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