Category: Atlanta

Norcross Site Possible for HQ2

Gwinnett County could make a serious bid for Amazon’s HQ2. Earlier on Monday the county’s Urban Redevelopment Agency announced it plans to buy the OFS campus at I-85 and Jimmy Carter Boulevard (the giant brown campus on the left if you’re heading north on I-85. The previous owner was Bausch & Lomb) for a paltry

New Bipartisan Effort To Prevent HQ2 Coming To Atlanta

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore wasn’t content to let Casey Cagle work on keeping HQ2 out of Atlanta. She let it know she’s “not the biggest fan” of Amazon setting up shop in Atlanta. “I just think it will accelerate some of the gentrification and affordability [issues in Atlanta]” President Moore said on WABE’s

Atlanta in Running for 2020 Democratic National Convention

The coolest thing for politicos of any stripe is the chance to host a presidential nomination. Atlanta could have that opportunity for Democrats in 2020. #gapol https://t.co/C798bx2425 — Johnny Kauffman (@JohnnyIK) May 10, 2018 Earlier, the DNC had gauged interest from interested cities but now they’re in the Request for Proposal stage. One wonders if

My Semi-Conspiratorial Theory on Atlanta’s Cyber Attack and Corruption Investigation.

Get your tinfoil ready, folks because this one is gonna be a doozy. The cyber attack that crippled Atlanta (to the the tune of 2.7 million-plus taxpayer clams) six weeks ago continues to reverberate and it all feels a bit too convenient. Just after we learn about former Mayor Kasim Reed’s questionable bonuses it turns

The Army’s Future Possibly Coming to Atlanta

Atlanta is one of 15 finalists for the Army’s new “Future Command”. Part of a broader modernization effort from the military, the Future Command will focus specifically on how “the Army researches, develops, and procures new equipment.” The Army announced that the Future Command must be a city with access to academia and business expertise. Which

The Deal of the Deeds

This week Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council reached an agreement to transfer some of the Atlanta Public School property deeds possessed by the City of Atlanta back over to the schools.  The school system and city split in 1970 but some of the property ownership was still in question.  Under

Non-Atlanta Fultonians: TONIGHT You Can Lead the MARTA Expansion Discussion

Should we or shouldn’t we? If you have an opinion on MARTA extending it’s reach to the nether regions of Fulton County and reside in the county but not Atlanta , tonight marks the first night you can give elected officials your thoughts. Four meetings are scheduled throughout Fulton (dates and locations below) as part