“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 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… 

Atlanta City Council passes resolution to study the creation of a single transportation-focused department

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council passed a Resolution authored by Councilmember Andre Dickens requesting that the Commissioner of Public Works/Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Deputy COO) conduct a feasibility study regarding creating a single transportation-focused department, an Atlanta Department of Transportation (DOT) within the City of Atlanta… 

Atlanta City Council passes resolution to determine an appropriate way in which to Honor John Lewis

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a Resolution authored by Councilmember Andre Dickens and cosponsored by all Council Members to create a Task Force to determine an appropriate manner in which to honor Congressman John Lewis, such as renaming a street or naming or dedicating… 

Atlanta City Council Passes $40 Million Housing Opportunity Bond

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 17-O-1056 cosponsored by all Council Members authorizing the City of Atlanta to issue the final $40 million of the Housing Opportunity Bond. The bonds will be used to fund important initiatives including homeowner renovations, multifamily loans, single family… 

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