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Here is Your AM Rundown with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:
- The Atlanta City Council is back … in person. After going virtual since the start of the pandemic, council members will return to meeting at City Hall on March 7. Virtual and in-person options for public comment will be available.
- Another day, another new potential nickname for Atlanta: The Development City. According to a new, decade-long study, ATL sits at No. 5 on the list of, “most impressive real estate transformations over the past decade.” In case you’re wondering, Dallas is No. 1 followed by Houston, New York, and Phoenix.
- Bye, bye blue lights? The House just approved a bill that would call for the removal of flashing lights from atop state trooper cars. The lights would be on the front, rear, and sides of vehicles, plus cars would include an electronic “State Patrol” sign. Sponsors of the bill say with added displays, lights on top aren’t needed. HB 1146 now heads to the Senate.
- It’s been a week for residents in the Forest Cove apartments battling for their homes in southeast Atlanta. First, it started with a rent strike that led to a victory. Next, the mayor and city officials announced plans for a temporary solution.
ICYMI: Today is the day! Our virtual launch event, The Power of Black Stories, kicks off at 1 p.m. (EST). It’s not too late. Oh, and it’s free. Register today!
Here are the details:
- What: The Power of Black Stories, a series of conversations focused on the importance of authentically centering Black narratives.
- When: Thurs., Feb. 24 (1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and Fri., Feb. 25 (1 p.m – 3:05 p.m.)
- Who: Be on the lookout for panels and interviews with folks such as Tyler Perry, Alicia Garza, Diallo Riddle, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Yusef Salaam, and more.
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