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First Slice 3/26/15: APS supporters put mayor's face on wanted posters, ask APD to investigate

Wanted: Mayor Kasim Reed? Atlanta Public Schools supporters slapped the mayor's face onto reward posters and asked Atlanta Police Department Chief George Turner to investigate possible theft of the district's cash. The mayor's office said in a statement that they're working through negotiations with the school district.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Blax News: "Moral Mondays Georgia" Refuses To Join Rally For "Black Educational Excellence In Atlanta" Because They Held Up "Wanted Posters" For The Mayor Of Atlanta And Not "Every White Republican Official In Georgia"

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in hot water with a splinter group of educational activists who are demanding that the City of Atlanta give the school system the money that is owed from the "Beltline Project" and to allow several schoolShow More Summary

First Slice 3/20/15: City councilmembers criticize Reed's decision to veto airport contract

Atlanta city councilwomen Mary Norwood and Felicia Moore want to know why Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed an airport contract that was approved by the council. The deal was for healthcare services from Caduceus Occupational Medicine, the sole bidder to be a clinic operator at Hartsfield-Jackson.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cathy Woolard, Margaret Kaiser kick off 2017 mayoral race

There’s more than two and a half years before Atlanta residents will decide who will replace Mayor Kasim Reed. He’s scheduled to move on from City Hall in January 2018 due to term limits.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The problem with Atlanta's incomplete list of infrastructure bond projects

March 17 is voters’ last chance to cast a ballot for or against a $250 million infrastructure bond package that would fund fixing bridges, paving roads, installing bike lanes, and maintaining buildings. According to Mayor Kasim Reed,...Show More Summary

Atlanta's bike share program doesn't use taxpayer dollars, but heavily relies upon ads

Bicycle advocates have waited more than a year for the city to start rolling out Atlanta's bike share program. The long-awaited announcement finally arrived last week with a pledge from Mayor Kasim Reed that the city's program would launch before the year's end.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Celebrity Seeds: Jeezy Throws His Daughter A ‘Coming To America’ Themed 1st Birthday Party

Jeezy Celebrates His Daughter’s Birthday With Ludacris, Mayor Kasim Reed, Kandi & Todd Tucker Jeezy recently celebrated his daughter’s 1st birthday with a lavish party in Atlanta.   The rapper who most people didn’t know had a baby girl, marked

Officials prepare for '100 percent' chance of snow, urge Atlantans to stay off the roads tonight

An incoming winter storm that's set to hit metro Atlanta this afternoon has elected officials calling for residents to head home early and clear the streets. Mayor Kasim Reed this morning warned residents that a winter storm will hit the city sometime after 3 p.m. today.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 2/22/15: Reed pushes back against transit haters over streetcar figures, cost

Mayor Kasim Reed thinks a recent AJC/WSB-TV story reporting lower-than-expected ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar — plus higher operating costs — was a "hit piece" pushed by anti-transit naysayers. He told WAGA-TV's Morse Diggs that actual ridership is slightly higher than projected.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: It's 'dumb' for people to care about being blocked on Twitter

"What I think is dumb is for an adult to care whether someone 'blocks' them on social media. Turn the page and move on." Mayor Kasim Reed responds to a criticism regarding his Twitter blocking tactics, better known as the #KTB, which...Show More Summary

Mayor's SUV gets booted for parking on sidewalk

Private ticketing and booting companies are the bane of most Atlantans' existence. It's why Mayor Kasim Reed has pledged to get rid of PARKAtlanta once the city's contract expires in 2016.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Anti-Gay Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Discrimination Lawsuit: VIDEO

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired last month by the city’s Mayor Kasim Reed for describing homosexuality as a “sexual perversion,” has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit

Georgia GOP congressmen: Atlanta has 'engaged in an act of discrimination' in terminating fire chief

Kelvin Cochran's fight won't end. The former Atlanta Fire and Rescue chief was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed last month for publishing and distributing a self-published religious book that includes homophobic and anti-Semitic passages.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Concerned About the Firing of Kelvin Cochran, GOP Congressmen Write Atlanta Mayor Reed

Several members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation have sent a letter to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed expressing their concern over the firing of Kelvin Cochran, the fire chief who self-published a book that contained passages critical of homosexuals. Show More Summary

Reed and Deal shut down government offices, take precautions in advance of winter storm

A little more than a year after snow and ice wreaked havoc on metro Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal are taking advanced precautions as a winter storm heads to Georgia. The mayor's office tonight ordered all governmentShow More Summary

Norwood, Dickens to intro legislation to resolve Adair Park school deed dispute

Atlanta City Councilmembers Mary Norwood and Andre Dickens on Monday will introduce legislation asking Mayor Kasim Reed to transfer the deed to a vacant, dilapidated school building to Atlanta Public Schools, paving the way for the district...Show More Summary

Carstarphen, APS board chair say deeds are not — and have not been — part of Beltline talks

Last week, Adair Park residents urged Mayor Kasim Reed transfer the deed to a vacant school to Atlanta Public Schools so the system could sell the building to a developer. Sorry, Reed replied.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Largest Park for Atlanta Announced

From ajc Mayor Kasim Reed announced plans Wednesday to expand the Atlanta Streetcar and build what will become the city’s largest public park.Speaking at the annual State of the City business breakfast, Reed said the city is taking the...Show More Summary

Infrastructure bond, streetcar expansion, Bellwood Quarry are among the mayor's 2015 priorities

For the fifth year in a row, Mayor Kasim Reed gave elected officials, corporate honchos, and other civic leaders the "State of the City," the annual progress report of how the city has fared during his time in office. And he teased out some of his biggest plans in the coming year.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: 'I want to get a deal' with renegotiated APS-Beltline agreement

"I want to get a deal. But I'm not giving away the store." During his annual Atlanta Press Club speech last Friday, Mayor Kasim Reed told reporters that he's ready to make a deal to renegotiate the city's outstanding Beltline payments to Atlanta Public Schools.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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