The measures were approved Tuesday by a margin of about nine to one. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said construction work could get underway by late June on the most urgent and widely supported projects: traffic light synchronization and bridge repair.
Atlanta’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer has been suspended for sending emails that included a racial slur and profanity. Hans Utz sent the emails last month when the Braves made the surprise announcement they are moving to Cobb County. As part of a freedom of information request, the emails were released to the media Thursday. Katie Leslie, city hall reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, says she was tipped off to the exchange, which was among 600 emails. In a phone interview with GPB, Leslie says Utz was composing talking points on how big a blow the Braves move would be to Atlanta.
Nov. 5 is the day for Georgia special elections. Four seats in the Georgia General Assembly are up for election after their holders stepped down to run for U.S. Senate in 2014. Some counties in the state are also holding special elections. If you're headed to the polls, here's a quick guide.