Ask The Mayor

GPB's Rickey Bevington and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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How can the city of Atlanta become a leader in mental health reform? Will the city institute an anti-idling law to improve air quality? How have pay raises affected the city's police force?

In the October installment of our Ask: The Mayor series with GPB's Rickey Bevington, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answers these questions amd more submitted by our listeners.

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HIGHLIGHTS This conversation has been edited for clarity and conciseness.

bikes in Atlanta
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Whether you live in the city of Atlanta, commute to work there or only pass through occasionally, getting around Atlanta can be a hassle. 

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talked about redesigning how Atlanta moves people through its streets during our monthly Ask The Mayor show with GPB's All Things Considered Host, Rickey Bevington.


Ask: The Mayor
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GPB's All Things Considered Host Rickey Bevington is joined by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for our monthly series, Ask: The Mayor 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 on 88.5 FM.

Atlanta's mayor is answering your questions live.

Atlanta United brought home the first-ever Campeones Cup for the MLS in August.
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How is Atlanta keeping pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders safe? Why are solid waste bills suddenly so high? Will the city build more parks? 

In the August installment of our Ask: The Mayor series with GPB’s Rickey Bevington, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answers those listener questions and more.

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HIGHLIGHTS This conversation has been edited for clarity and conciseness.

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More than 600 men have signed up to be mentors to young boys and teens in Atlanta.

In June, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms put out a call during her monthly “Ask the Mayor” conversation with GPB, for 100 men to participate in the city's My Brother's Keeper program.


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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday the relationship between the city and state should be a model for the country. 

Earlier this year, legislation made its way through the state capitol building that would’ve created the Georgia Major Airport Authority, giving the state control over Atlanta’s airport.  At the time, Bottoms called the move an “act of war.”