Kasim Reed

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The Obama Administration has added five westside Atlanta neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and unemployment to its Promise Zone Communities program aimed at boosting economic opportunity.

 

Ashview Heights, the Atlanta University Center, Castleberry Hill, English Avenue and Vine City, have been combined into what the Department of Housing and Urban Development calls the Westside Promise Zone.

 

Big Changes Coming For Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

May 23, 2016
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said big changes are in store for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with the ouster of general manager Miguel Southwell.

Though Reed did not give specifics as to why he fired Southwell last Friday, he did give a picture of the impacts the change would have.

Vine City Park Sign Of Things To Come

May 20, 2016
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After more than ten years of work, Vine City Park is officially complete. Community members, city officials, and Atlanta non-profits gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting for final phase of the park, which includes an expanded playground and flood-mitigating features.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the park, which sits on two flood-prone acres in the heart of Vine City once occupied by abandoned lots and vacant buildings, was a meaningful part of the city’s effort to address blight and infrastructure issues. 

He also said it was a sign of things to come.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has banned city employees from traveling to North Carolina for non-essential reasons after the state passed a law limiting LGBT protections last month.

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