Category: Atlanta

Guilty Plea Expected for Reed Deputy Chief of Staff Katrina Taylor-Parks

The wide-ranging City of Atlanta corruption investigation is likely to have yet another guilty plea US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak issued a statement today saying Katrina Taylor-Parks will appear before a federal prosecutor at 3:00 PM on Aug. 13 where she will plead guilty to conspiracy to bribery charges.  Pak

Top Official in Fmr Mayor Reed to Appear in Federal Court Today

Katrina Taylor-Parks, who served as former Mayor Kasim Reed’s Deputy Chief of Staff, is expected to appear in front of a federal judge this afternoon as part of the ongoing corruption investigation into Reed’s administration. Multiple media reports say Taylor-Parks and her husband received thousands of dollars in payments from an unspecified airport vendor.  The

Cagle Would Campaign for ATL World Cup Hosting, Abrams and Kemp Have Reservations

GeorgiaPol likes to break hard news for our readers and we’re doing so here. I asked all three candidates for Governor the following questions: “The Unified bid won the right to stage the 2026 World Cup. As governor, would [s/he] back Atlanta’s effort to be one of the host cities? Does [s/he] have any plans

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