“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.”

First Ever ATL DOT Announced

The first ever ATL DOT Commissioner announced today! In 2017, I passed the law to study how to create a Department of Transportation. In mid-2019, I cosponsored law to create and fund ATLDOT. Today we announced the commissioner Josh Rowan.  Mayor Bottoms and I are moving transportation goals forward. My… 

Council Unanimously Backs Resolution Against State Takeover of Airport

I introduced a resolution that was unanimously adopted by my Atlanta City Council colleagues that pushes back on the state’s attempts to wrest control of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. They see a beautiful asset that’s been efficiently run and try and take it over, but we say NO! We’re ready to… 

Old Atlanta vs. New Atlanta

Gentrification is is a topic I spend a lot of time thinking about.  I recently spoke at LEAD Atlanta about gentrification and what is being done in the city to help longtime residents stay in their homes, help neighborhoods retain their character, and also help residents and neighborhoods find new… 

Issue about people – not just profits

To truly tackle this issue, we must take steps now to address local affordable housing needs, view affordable housing as a regional issue and work together as a region on collective impact models that can create lasting, systemic change.

Atlanta City Council Member Andre Dickens Talks about Atlanta’s Affordability Housing Problem at ARC’s State of the Region Breakfast

Atlanta City Council Member Andre Dickens Talks about Atlanta’s Affordability Housing Problem at ARC’s State of the Region Breakfast

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