Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed addressed how the city handled this week’s winter weather during a talk to the Atlanta Press Club Friday that capped off a tumultuous week. His appearance, scheduled months ago, was originally meant to focus on his second term priorities.
Georgia's leaders want the state to be prepared the next time an emergency hits, but some lawmakers say better preparation may come with a hefty price. State Senator Jason Carter says Georgia’s governor needs more power in an emergency.
State government is scheduled to re-open after a two-day closure. The weather temporarily stalled state lawmakers working on legislation important to the coastal area. Local officials have one-thing going for them at the state Capitol. Savannah harbor deepening enjoys broad political support. It's the area's top priority. And it's a top priority statewide, too.
The snow is melting, the ice is retreating and stranded cars are finally leaving Georgia’s motorways. But the blame game is just getting started, and the stakes are high enough to rival Sunday’s Super Bowl.
It would appear two inches of snow can cripple traffic in metro Atlanta. It can force people to abandon their cars and start walking. It waylays children and teachers at schools and keeps workers shut in at the state Capitol. And it can cause even the mightiest of Governors to admit maybe the state wasn’t prepared.