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Mayor Reed on Ferguson

The following is Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s response to Ferguson: Yesterday, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. This announcement is likely to spark understandable feelings of frustration, not only in Ferguson, but across the country. Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: The Same Black Democrats Who Call For "New Party Leadership" After Mid-Term Elections Losses Have NEVER Called For "Regulation Of Access To The Black Community's Valuables" After They Assisted In The Harvest But Noted Th

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE TYPE OF FAILURE WE SAW - AFTER I SERVED AS ONE OF THE MANY "BLACK COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ADVISERS WHO HAD UNCHECKED ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY VALUABLES - SHOULD BE REWARDED AJC - Mayor Kasim Reed Calls For New Democratic...Show More Summary

Mayor taps Craig Richard to become Invest Atlanta's next leader

Mayor Kasim Reed has filled the last remaining vacancy in his cabinet, hiring Craig J. Richard to oversee the city's economic development agency. Following a seven-month search, Reed yesterday named longtime economic development official Craig J. Richard as Invest Atlanta's next president and CEO.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Will Kasim Reed Lose Another Fight in the DPG?

It appears one Democrat doesn’t seem thrilled with DuBose Porter’s decision to run for reelection. And that Democrat is an important one. Speaking to the Associated Press, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said he doesn’t think Porter “should...Show More Summary

Atlanta Mayor Reed Supports Druid Hills, Emory and Surronding Area Annexation

On Tuesday afternoon, a group called “Together in Atlanta” announced on Facebook that they had gotten the support of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to annex the Briar Vista and Fernbank school zones – which include both Druid Hills and Emory University – into the city of Atlanta.  (Yes, you’ve seen this map before)  Here’s that […]

Robocall blasts Kasim Reed for lack of support for Jason Carter (Update)

The fallout from the Georgia Democrats' blowout continues following crushing Nov. 4 losses in both the both the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Since the rout at the polls, some Democratic party members have criticized Mayor Kasim...Show More Summary

First Slice 11/18/14: Council to give $2 million to city employees for unused vacation time

The Atlanta City Council yesterday signed off on a measure that will give almost $2 million to employees who lost their unused vacation time. The proposal comes on the heels of a highly-criticized decision by Mayor Kasim Reed to give "hardship" payouts to top city officials in exchange for unused vacation time.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Judge sides with city in pension reform lawsuit; firefighters consider possible appeal

A lawsuit against the City of Atlanta over Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2011 overhaul of its employee pension program was overturned by the Fulton County Superior Court in a unanimous vote. The city has called it a “historic” victory for the city,...Show More Summary

First Slice 11/12/14: Turner Field could be sold 'very soon,' mayor says

Atlanta residents should have an idea of what will replace Turner Field and more than 70 acres of surround land in the near future. Mayor Kasim Reed said in an interview that a deal might be finalized "very soon."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Kasim Reed and family hit the polls in southwest Atlanta

More than 60,000 Fulton County residents have voted as of 1 p.m. Among that number: Mayor Kasim Reed, who showed up this morning to vote with his wife and his infant daughter Maria Kristan at Fickett Elementary School in southwest Atlanta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Councilwoman Felicia Moore's transparency 'quest' continues

For weeks, Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore and Mayor Kasim Reed have publicly feuded over the longtime councilwoman's request to directly access the city's financial records. That feud boiled over last week when Reed, accusing...Show More Summary

Councilwoman Felicia Moore ratchets up pressure on Reed to provide access to financial info

To Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore, her request is a no-brainer. The northwest Atlanta policymaker simply wants Mayor Kasim Reed to give her access to the city’s financial information so she can fulfill her elected duties.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: NBA is 'committed' to keeping Hawks in Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed this morning says he's confident the Atlanta Hawks will find a new owner for the team before the end of the year and that the NBA supports the basketball franchise staying in the city. Reed met with reporters to discuss his visit last Friday with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the team's future.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 9/28/14: Hammerin' Hank to hang with Harry the Hawk?

Mayor Kasim Reed says the NBA has hired an investment banker to help find a group interested in purchasing Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson's interest. And former Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is interested in potentially owning an interest in the team.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mayor Reed on the ASO: 'World-class cities have world-class orchestras'

In response to Monday’s news that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has canceled its concerts through Nov. 8, Mayor Kasim Reed has weighed in on the discussion. In a statement, Reed acknowledged that many orchestras have been increasingly forced to adapt their business models to a shrinking base of financial support.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed appoints new parks commissioner

Mayor Kasim Reed has remained quite busy replacing members of his cabinet throughout 2014. He's so far hired new communications, operations, workforce development, airport honchos — and now he's named a new parks and recreation commissioner.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed says six groups want to buy Hawks, 'incentives' might be offered, and a new stadium isn't out of the question

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city will play an "important role" in helping to decide who will purchase Atlanta Hawks majority co-owner Bruce Levenson's stake in the team - and is warning Atlantans that they might be asked to help keep the...Show More Summary

Atlanta mayor: Talked to six possible Hawks owners

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he has talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks after a racially charged email prompted owner Bruce Levenson to announce he's selling the team.

Mayor says Atlanta needs 'assistance' keeping the Hawks, whatever that means

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed suggested the city may need to sell Turner Field to ensure the Hawks stay in Atlanta, but why is that necessary? Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed dropped some odd hints while speaking to reporters about the future of...Show More Summary

Mayor Reed Briefing on Finding New Hawks Ownership

Mayor Kasim Reed to Hold Briefing on Atlanta Hawks http://t.co/fNdz6P3qZK — City of Atlanta, GA (@Cityofatlanta) September 16, 2014 Does this mean the Hawks will come back from Winnipeg?

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