Top of the morning! 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:
- Live in Clayton County and have some input on public transportation expansion in your area? MARTA wants to hear from you! Officials have released a survey in an effort to gauge residential support for the proposed $338.1 million, 15-mile bus system that would connect key locations including Shops of Riverdale and the Southern Regional Medical Center. Residents can find out more info on the project and its timeline here.
- Atlanta city officials gathered Wednesday to unveil new upgrades to A.D. Williams Recreation Center in west Atlanta as a part of its Activate ATL initiative. Mayor Andre Dickens cut the ribbon in celebration of a $75,000 grant from Park Pride. Activate ATL’s goal is to address inequality and geographic disparities in Atlanta’s park and recreation system, especially in historical underserved parks.
- The DeKalb County chapter of the NAACP is speaking out in protest against a permit that was approved for a Confederate Memorial Day event at Stone Mountain Park. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans’ annual event was denied last year by The Stone Mountain Memorial Association due to pandemic-related health concerns.
- Four years after fending off secession by the affluent and predominantly white residents of Eagle’s Landing, the city of Stockbridge, a predominantly Black community 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, received news that they will have the opportunity to ask residents of unincorporated Henry County — population 6,700 — if they want to join the city. Senate Bill 612, which will allow the city to hold a referendum, is now awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature.
ICYMI: You have just over a week to register for our third live event, The State of Black Maternal Health. The virtual event is set for April 14 at 1 p.m. ET, and will feature conversations on some of the most important topics related to maternal and reproductive health disparities. Register here.
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