Category: Local Politics

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

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

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

Bottoms Declares Victory; Norwood Says It Isn’t Over; Other Election Results

Keisha Lance Bottoms has claimed victory in the Atlanta Mayor’s race runoff, after 100% of precincts showed her with a lead of about 750 votes – eerily similar to Norwood’s last attempt to become Mayor versus Kasim Reed. Norwood gave a spirited defense of her candidacy, noting that there are still some outstanding military overseas

Fulton County Tax Digest Rejected by the Ga DOR, BOE and APS blocked from collecting

Fulton County is just busy being Fulton County, but this time it’s affecting the county tax digest in a way that goes well beyond Fulton County government. The Georgia Department of Revenue has rejected Fulton County’s 2017 tax digest in its entirety until the matter goes before a judge. Collections are completely halted. The state’s