Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced the city hosted more than 40 million visitors last year, and the record puts Atlanta on par with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Reed made the announcement during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, and said tourism is one of Atlanta's primary economic drivers.
Mayor Kasim Reed says details for a proposed stadium deal should be on the desks of Atlanta City Council members by the end of March. The current version of the deal calls for the city issue $200 million in bonds backed by hotel-motel tax revenue to partly fund a $1 billion stadium. The council would have to approve a funding deal.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is hinting he has plans for a higher office. The mayor elected four years ago is seeking his second term in City Hall this year. But Morris News Service reports he said at a luncheon this week he also has "other plans" after finishing as mayor.
Atlanta City Council members will receive a raise after Mayor Kasim Reed allowed a roughly 50 percent proposed pay increase to become law. The pay raises will take effect in 2014, and will increase the annual salary for City Council members by more than $20,000.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is saying he now supports gay marriage and that same-sex couples have a "fundamental right" to wed. Reed announced his view Tuesday as he signed a resolution passed by Atlanta's City Council showing support for same-sex marriage.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join Gov. Nathan Deal and representatives from the Porsche company to break ground on the company's new North American headquarters in Hapeville Tuesday morning. Porsche officials say once the site is completed, the new headquarters may employ up to 400 people.
Officials say the Atlanta police helicopter that crashed over the weekend and killed two officers on board had been completely refurbished in recent years.Mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference Monday the helicopter had been upgraded in 2004 and 2005.