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Here’s what’s up in Atlanta today:
- Southwest Atlanta residents, MARTA wants to talk to you! Today, a meeting will be held to discuss the Campbellton Corridor and its proposed redevelopment project. The proposal seeks to transform the corridor by offering high-capacity transit service, which is said to help improve connectivity, accessibility, and mobility. The meeting will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Junction2800 community center on Campbellton Road.
- Homeowners in DeKalb County will soon notice a higher property tax. Reacting to inflation and loss of revenue streams, the DeKalb Board of Commissioners has tentatively decided to raise property taxes by 7.08%. Two Zoom meetings will be held for citizens to give their thoughts on the increase, the first of which is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s the link.
- What’s next for abortion rights in Georgia after Roe v. Wade was overturned? An answer to that might take a few weeks. Attorneys in SisterSong v. Kemp — a lawsuit that seeks to put the controversial HB 481 on hold — were asked to submit more documents following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. HB 481 would make abortions illegal after fetal cardiac activity is detected by a medical professional, which can be as early as six weeks. The legal teams have until July 15 to do so, making a decision before then unlikely.
- Can a church be a national park? The National Park Service’s southern regional office in Atlanta is looking into it. Atlanta’s West Hunter Street Baptist Church, home to the late civil rights leader the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, might be designated as part of NPS’ effort to expand its “African American experience sites.” If designated, it would join nearly 40 other of NPS’ culturally significant places.
ICYMI: Capital B Fest is here! Our two-day flagship virtual summit with guests including Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Randall Woodfin and our founder and CEO Lauren Williams kicks off today. Programming begins at 1 p.m. Register here to tune in.
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