Summer 2020 updates from Andre Dickens, Atlanta City Council. It’s hard for me to imagine that we are already halfway through the year. What a year it has been. In this edition of Post 3 At-Large’s Summer 2020 newsletter we cover: Transportations, COVID-19 Response, Atlanta Black Owned Restaurant Guide…
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 vision has been to not […]
Whenever the next challenge or crisis arises in Atlanta—as it is inevitably going to happen—we need to approach the solutions to that problem as another opportunity to collectively come together as a community and do something great to solve that problem for all of the people who call Atlanta home. By collectively finding solutions, I […]
On my first day as a city councilman, I was placed on the Transportation Committee and immediately asked where the Atlanta Transportation Department was located. I quickly learned that we didn’t have one. Over time, my engineering background and instincts insisted that we needed better coordination of our transportation and mobility efforts. In early 2017, […]
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 fight to make sure that […]
All of us at city hall will defend the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport built and expanded by great Atlantans long before me. As this year’s Transportation Chairman, we make quality decisions daily to keep it as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world that employs more Georgians than any other enterprise and leads […]
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 opportunities to grow economically. I […]
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
Courtesy of Councilmember Andre Dickens
The New Hands-Free Driving Law Goes Into Effect On July 1st!
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).