Atlanta City Council Approves Division of Independent Procurement Review
The Atlanta City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the City auditor to establish a Division of Independent Procurement Review to improve transparency and accountability in the City procurement process (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1189).
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.
Summer 2017 Post 3 At Large Newsletter
Please read our Post 3 At Large newsletter for the summer of 2017.
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 from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity […]
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. Income and education levels are […]
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 a resolution to conduct a […]
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 thanks to The Master Playbook, […]
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 that will design, operate, manage […]
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 a public place such as […]
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 loans, nonprofit development loans and […]
Ethics In Government
As someone who made ethics in government a major issue in my campaign for City Council four years ago, I am especially concerned about the recent arrests and activities involving the City’s procurement process and department. Bribes and similar shortcuts are legally wrong and civically unfair. The Council, for our part as the representatives of […]
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, including a recent incident where […]