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Hillary Clinton Announces Georgia Team

Hillary Clinton has named over 60 Georgians to her Georgia Leadership Council, including Congressmen Hank Johnson, John Lewis, and David Scott and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. A full list of the Council can be seen after the break. Congressman John Lewis: “As our former Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and first Lady of […]

Atlanta Mayor Urges Men To Speak Out Against Sexual Assault

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is speaking out against sexual assault and encouraging other men to do the same. Reed, who has teamed up with celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Tika Sumpter for the "Take a Stand"  campaign, joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday and discussed how men can play a role in rape prevention. Show More Summary

GA: FTA Outlines Concerns Over Atlanta Streetcar in Stern Letter

Sept. 30--The recent vandalizing of multiple Atlanta streetcars might be the least of the system's worries. The Federal Transit Administration has sent a stern warning to Mayor Kasim Reed and MARTA Chief Keith Parker about "continuing conc

First Slice 9/28/15: Atlanta set to receive $30 million federal grant to help Westside neighborhoods

Mayor Kasim Reed this morning, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, is expected to announce that Atlanta has won a $30 million federal grant to boost the neighborhoods...Show More Summary

New Turner Field owner could be picked before community feedback is heard

Yes, Mayor Kasim Reed says, neighbors will help decide how 87 acres including Turner Field will be rebuilt when the Atlanta Braves leave the ballpark. But bids for the property will be collected in a timely manner, period.…

First Slice 9/23/15: Buckhead investor faces jail for housing code violations

Buckhead real estate investor Rick Warren faces up to six months in jail after being convicted Tuesday on two counts of city housing code violations. Warren, who Mayor Kasim Reed once called a "predator," is accused of not properly maintaing...Show More Summary

First Slice 9/22/15: Don't expect any 'Kasim Reed for Governor' lawn signs in 2018

Mayor Kasim Reed says he won't run for governor in 2018. But he's not ruling out a future bid... The Atlanta City Council yesterday approved a plan to turn the crosswalks at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue into rainbows — temporarily.…

Q&A: Mayor Kasim Reed on second-term goals, fatherhood, and the future of Turner Field

After he was photographed for our October cover, Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with Atlanta magazine editor-in-chief Steve Fennessy for a discussion about his second-term goals, the future of Turner Field, how fatherhood changed him from a “selfish” man, and what’s next.

Mayor Kasim Reed introduces recycling rewards

Putting bottles in the right bin could save you cash on your next dinner bill. Mayor Kasim Reed announced last week that Recycling Perks, a Virginia-based recycling incentive program, is coming to Atlanta.  The city's Cartlanta project gave Atlantans 96-gallon recycling bins in 2012 to encourage more recycling.…

Atlanta Braves to vacate Turner Field before 2017

The Atlanta Braves told Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday that the team will be out of Turner Field by Dec. 31, 2016 — or possibly earlier. In a statement released today by Reed's office, the mayor says the team has informed the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, the entity that oversees Turner Field, that it will not extend its lease agreement.…

First Slice 8/12/2015: Reed wants to close Peachtree-Pine shelter

Mayor Kasim Reed says he wants to close the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless' massive Downtown shelter. He has plans to build a new facility o house the homeless men and women at Peachtree-Pine and turn the building into a fire station. The state will no longer provide Planned Parenthood with STD testing kits.…

First Slice 8/11/15: Police and fire unions' billboard blasts mayor on public safety record

Atlanta's police and fire unions, in the latest move related to an ongoing dispute over public-safety employee compensation, have purchased billboard space to put pressure on Mayor Kasim Reed for a raise. The mayor says raises are out of the question until unions drop their class-action lawsuit against the city.  …

Reed: Friendship Towers A/C issues are nearly fixed but work remains

Mayor Kasim Reed said late yesterday morning that air conditioning issues that have plagued Friendship Towers, an affordable high-rise for low income, senior citizens, appear to be repaired but more work is needed. …

The new Atlanta stadium is on track

On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.

The Hawks want a new arena, or at least a renovation of Philips Arena, which opened in 1999.

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

The Hawks want a new arena, or at least a renovation of Philips Arena, which opened in 1999. Don’t worry: Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says he’s open to spending public funds. Read more...

First Slice 7/22/15: City Hall pay raises excludes public safety workers

Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council approved giving City Hall employees a pay raise this week. But one group of workers — public safety employees suing the city over Reed's pension reform — won't see their paychecks increa...

Reed meets with top Obama adviser to raise awareness about paid family leave

For the first time in Atlanta's history, city employees recently became eligible for paid maternity and paternity leave. Inside Atlanta City Council's old chambers yesterday, Mayor Kasim Reed and a top White House official discussedShow More Summary

Nine holes

I learned something about Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in June:  He’s a very gracious golfer.  He also has a keen sense of his opponents’ weaknesses, and isn’t shy about attacking them. Last month I played golf with  Reed.  I produced a story about the game, intended as a snapshot character study of a guy we […]

Reed: 'I think I have another election in me'

“I think I have another election in me, because I love public service." Mayor Kasim Reed, confirming what many political observers have long expected, says he's open to running again for office after he finishes his second and final term as mayor in January 2018. Show More Summary

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