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Abortion Access in Atlanta Could be Easier With This Resolution

Your AM Rundown: Plus, Canopy Atlanta is celebrating its second anniversary this weekend!

Atlanta City Council member Liliana Bakhtiari introduced a resolution that would take away funding for investigating reports of abortion. (Catherine McQueen/Getty Images)

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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’s up in Atlanta today: 

  • An Atlanta City Council member, Liliana Bakhtiari, introduced a resolution that would help people seeking abortions. The resolution would take away funding for investigating reports of abortion. The legislation would also make abortion crimes a low-level priority for police. On June 20, the resolution will be voted on by the City Council. 
  • No new staff members will be joining DeKalb County schools after the district instituted a hiring freeze in response to a decrease in student enrollment. Staffing is tied to projected student enrollment, and since the pandemic began more than 4,000 students have left the district — a 5% decrease. It is unclear how long the freeze will last. 
  • Residents at Crescent Place Apartments in Atlanta were told they have 30 days to vacate the property to make way for a new development called Midtown Exchange. The development is a mixed-use project, that will include apartments, an office tower, and a parking deck. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment at Crescent Place is currently $1,200 — much lower than the average for a comparable unit in Midtown. 
  • So fresh and so green, green! MARTA announced a partnership with the nonprofit Global Growers Network to establish a farm by the Indian Creek rail station. The farm’s produce will be available at MARTA Markets around Atlanta. Another market at Kensington station will open this summer. 

ICYMI: It’s Canopy Atlanta’s second birthday, and it’s celebrating at Monday Night Garage on Sunday! Come one, come all to the party in the West End. Tickets available here.

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