Posted inPublic Safety

CSX Officials Offer Limited Solutions to Idling Trains in Hunter Hills

Idling trains that block streets and walkways in Atlanta’s Hunter Hills neighborhood for several hours are “inexcusable,” railroad officials from CSX Transportation told residents in a community meeting Wednesday night. But shorter blockages that have obstructed motorists, school children, and emergency vehicles may be unavoidable right now, they said. The railroad officials said government intervention […]

Posted inPolitics

Why the Latest Trump Indictment Matters More for Black Atlanta

Donald Trump and 18 of his associates were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Monday evening on charges related to alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. It was the former president’s fourth indictment in less than five months, and experts say it could be the most consequential for Black voters. Concluding more than two years of […]

Posted inCity Politics

Will Council Members Who Voted to Fund ‘Cop City’ Lose Black Support?

Controversy over the Atlanta City Council’s decision to fund construction for the divisive public safety training center — nicknamed “Cop City” by critics — continues this week as activists in opposition prepare for an entrenched political battle. Stop Cop City organizers launched their week of action over the weekend, with events planned through July 1. […]

Posted inCity Politics, Jobs, Public Services

Atlanta’s City Planning Leaders Are Struggling to Hire People. They’re Not Alone.

  Could change be in store for Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit system?  At a recent budget hearing for Atlanta’s Department of City Planning, leaders discussed the program aimed at giving residents a voice in how policy decisions affect their communities. Leaders of the department — responsible for long-term planning of how the city will look […]