“Atlanta is a great city with many wonderful people and an inspiring history. But it must become that shining city on a hill once again. Atlanta has to believe that its reach is beyond its current grasp.”

Atlanta City Council Approves Landmark Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Legislation to increase affordability in BeltLine and Westside Communities

Atlanta will now require developers building new residential rental units near the BeltLine or Westside District to set aside 10 percent of those units for households at 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI) or below OR 15 percent of those units for households at 80 percent AMI or below.

Andre Dickens hosted 25 fellows for a special leadership luncheon for Mandela Day

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens hosted 25 fellows for a special leadership luncheon for Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 18 at Atlanta City Hall. The fellows are visiting Atlanta as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative, an international program that provides outstanding youth… 

Some Hope Beltline Will Improve Fortunes of Families Living There

Construction crews for the west side Beltline are finishing work on three more miles of the popular trail. The new segment near Morehouse College is supposed to open in a few weeks. It will link Washington Park to Adair Park in an historic neighborhood struggling with abandoned and blighted home…. 

Atlanta City Council Approves 2018 General Fund Budget, Raises Minimum Wage for Full-Time City Employees

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Atlanta City Council approved its $648.6 million Fiscal Year 2018 General Fund Budget, raising the minimum wage for city employees to $13.00 per hour and committed to securing $15 per hour by July 1, 2019. In 2016, Councilmembers Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore co-sponsored… 

Take a Child to Bank Day

A beautiful thing happened on April 15, 2017! In bank branches across the City of Atlanta we took kids into bank branches, where they were exposed to personal finance and investing fundamentals. They learned about potential careers in banking, so they now have a broader view of what’s possible. Special… 

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