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Old 03-15-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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he probably means divisive examples like this:

http://http://politics.blog.ajc.com/...mail-exchange/

[soundcloud=400]173094499[/soundcloud]
The only people I've seen complaining so far have been complaining about black people, so it doesn't seem like they're the ones making it a "racial issue."
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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No one works harder for the citizens of Atlanta than Mary Norwood. She's one of the most honest, sharp, and gracious people we have in our government. I've been espousing her innumerable qualities for many years. She is an outspoken advocate for all of our neighborhoods. She's been a faithful ally to the LGBT community for many, many years. Her commitment and ideals have never waivered. She absolutely has my vote!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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The only people I've seen complaining so far have been complaining about black people, so it doesn't seem like they're the ones making it a "racial issue."
What would you call those two links? It is very offensive and racist.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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The only people I've seen complaining so far have been complaining about black people, so it doesn't seem like they're the ones making it a "racial issue."
Complaining ABOUT black people?? Complaining about them for what?
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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I wouldn't count out Felicia Moore. She is a hard worker with a long track record as an independent thinker. She just picked up the endorsement of PACE.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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he probably means divisive examples like this:

http://http://politics.blog.ajc.com/...mail-exchange/

[soundcloud=400]173094499[/soundcloud]
That ad was disgusting, and the three people involved in it (Lewis/Franklin/Young) should never have stooped to that level.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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I know at the moment until the debates it's hard to differentiate between the candidates as it seems everyone is saying the same thing via their campaign websites, but right now I'm in Kwanza Hall's corner. I think Kasim Reed has done a pretty darn good job as mayor, but I think at this juncture in the city's history we don't need another Reed as mayor. Economic Development has already been set in motion during Reed's tenure, so we need a mayor that will focus almost exclusively on the everyday neighborhood needs: Roads, public transit, community policing, summer programs for kids, job training services, a humane way to deal with our homeless population etc. Not to say that this admin hasn't tried to address some of these issues, but I think because of the work Reed has done on the EconDev front this next administration can afford to and needs to be laser focused on the aforementioned issues. From what I've been able to research, Kwanza Hall, at the moment, seems to be the type that would make these things his top priority.

After Kwanza Hall I'm hoping for Norwood or Mitchell (in that order)
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I know at the moment until the debates it's hard to differentiate between the candidates as it seems everyone is saying the same thing via their campaign websites, but right now I'm in Kwanza Hall's corner. I think Kasim Reed has done a pretty darn good job as mayor, but I think at this juncture in the city's history we don't need another Reed as mayor. Economic Development has already been set in motion during Reed's tenure, so we need a mayor that will focus almost exclusively on the everyday neighborhood needs: Roads, public transit, community policing, summer programs for kids, job training services, a humane way to deal with our homeless population etc. Not to say that this admin hasn't tried to address some of these issues, but I think because of the work Reed has done on the EconDev front this next administration can afford to and needs to be laser focused on the aforementioned issues. From what I've been able to research, Kwanza Hall, at the moment, seems to be the type that would make these things his top priority.

After Kwanza Hall I'm hoping for Norwood or Mitchell (in that order)
Well, if what I bolded is indeed what you see as priorities (and I wholly agree with you), I don't think you can do better than Kwanza. No other candidate has laid out so clear and detailed a plan for tackling these issues than he has thus far.

http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2.htm

Kwanza Hall

Another plus is that IMO some of the biggest catalysts for change in Atlanta lie within his district (Atlantic Station, Castleberry Hill, Downtown, Home Park, Inman Park, the Marietta Artery, Sweet Auburn and the Martin Luther King Historic District, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, and the Old Fourth Ward); it's really the "keyhole" of the city, as it were. He has the insight and motivation to see through a lot of the projects and proposals in this district that others may not.
He's an impressive guy that I could totally get behind in the eleventh hour.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Well, if what I bolded is indeed what you see as priorities (and I wholly agree with you), I don't think you can do better than Kwanza. No other candidate has laid out so clear and detailed a plan for tackling these issues than he has thus far.

http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2.htm

Kwanza Hall

Another plus is that IMO some of the biggest catalysts for change in Atlanta lie within his district (Atlantic Station, Castleberry Hill, Downtown, Home Park, Inman Park, the Marietta Artery, Sweet Auburn and the Martin Luther King Historic District, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, and the Old Fourth Ward); it's really the "keyhole" of the city, as it were. He has the insight and motivation to see through a lot of the projects and proposals in this district that others may not.
He's an impressive guy that I could totally get behind in the eleventh hour.
That's what I hope. As District 2 goes IMO, so goes the city...

Looking forward to the debates, so we can really separate these candidates. I wish it were feasible to have a debate once a month up until election time, but oh well, for now I'll just have to settle for soundbites.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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However is elected will be in a much better place than Reed was 8 years ago.
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Reed had repeatedly said his goal was to leave the city with a “rainy day fund” of $175 million – the amount the city has in its reserves at the end of his second term as mayor (January, 2018).
The mayor announced that the city has just reached that milestone *– about nine months earlier than planned – at the beginning of the second quarter of year.
Kasim Reed: City of Atlanta now has $175 million in reserves - SaportaReport
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