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The public is invited to comment on the guidelines before they become final. Under a law passed this year, regional and state officials will draw up a list of projects within the Atlanta region. Then citizens will vote on the list and on a 1 percent
The trains and buses of the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority have benefited the entire region, Fulton and DeKalb mayors argue, even though no other counties have chipped in. "This is the only place we have leverage to get the other
After a major study, the Atlanta Regional Commission knows a lot more about who takes transit in the area and why. But the numbers, released Thursday, also beg the question: As the Atlanta region prepares for a referendum on funding regional
Beltline to center stage. "I think [the mayor] has to be able to influence a lot of people and get a lot of people pulling together," said Harry West, who headed the Atlanta Regional Commission for 27 years. "Fortunately, in some cases we've had that.
Because of how one group interprets a newly revised state law, she might be asked to change it. The Buckhead Coalition, a non-profit organization of business leaders that promotes the high-profile Atlanta community, wants businesses that have "
Growing up, daughter Susan Scher remembers her mother addressing New York City boards about inadequate educational resources for children, notably in Brooklyn, the family home. Through the years, Mrs. Scher's involvement took root wherever she lived:
Metro Atlanta's minority population continues to grow at a quickened pace that is likely to change the make up of the state's central core, according to recently released census figures compiled in 2009. Gwinnett County last year joined Fulton,
Olens has been lauded as a bridge-builder who reached across the river to strengthen ties between Atlanta and the suburbs during his eight years as chairman...The county has maintained its tax rate and triple AAA bond rating over the years, and Cobb
An analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found Fulton County charged its cities much more to put on the last municipal election than DeKalb and Cobb counties charged their cities. Alpharetta in Fulton County paid twice what Marietta paid Cobb
Similarly, Gwinnett County said the ruling "imposed what can only be termed the death penalty for subsistence by existing households and businesses, as well as future economic growth within Gwinnett." The almost 200 pages in legal briefs filed by