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Work Session on Legislation related to Animal Control and Regulation

ATLANTA – On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Atlanta City Council Public Safety & Legal Administration Chair Andre Dickens convened a work session related to Animal Control and Regulation. It was attended by 11 councilmembers. Recently there has been a disturbing increase in attacks by dogs in the City of Atlanta,… 

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2016 Newsletter

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Revived Youth Commission Receives $52,000 in Funding

(Atlanta) Since joining Atlanta City Council in 2014, Councilmember Andre Dickens has worked diligently to revive the Atlanta Youth Commission. The Youth Commission addresses issues relevant to Atlanta’s youth regarding policy and legislation that impacts young people. After working to get a functioning Board that meets regularly, the Youth Commission… 

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Passage of Dickens’ Affordable Housing Ordinance

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-1, my colleagues on the Atlanta City Council passed a citywide Affordable Housing Ordinance that I authored as an important first step in providing affordable housing options for the people of Atlanta. We heard from both the community and from developers and we incorporated some… 

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Dickens helps to Create Compromise in APS-BeltLine Deal

Today, the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and the BeltLine came together for a new Intergovernmental Agreement. As a proud product and parent of APS and an Invest Atlanta and BeltLine Board member for the last two years, I have consistently said that our children must be our… 

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