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Fulton BOC Recognizes Environmental Award Winners

Fulton County Environmental Award WinnersOn Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognized eight environmental award recipients.

Each of the honorees were recognized because of their efforts to advocate and exemplify environmentally-sound practices in Fulton County. Their efforts aligns with the County’s Strategic Priority Areas set forth by the BOC under the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan areas of All People are Healthy, All People have Economic Opportunities, and All People are Safe; and supports Fulton County’s goal to be first in Impact, Service, and Efficiency by engaging people.

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Mayor Kasim Reed and 100 Resilient Cities Unveil Atlanta Resilience Strategy

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) officially unveiled the city’s Resilience Strategy. The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) officially unveiled the city’s Resilience Strategy. The unveiling came after a year’s worth of collecting input from more than 7,000 residents from 40 public events, 25 Neighborhood Planning Unit meetings and with the help of a 100-member advisory group comprised of the business, faith-based, nonprofit, academic and civic engagement communities.

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Kwanza Hall Unveils Legacy Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Safer, Stronger Neighborhoods for All Atlanta -  What Other Candidates Pledge to do, Hall has Already DoneSafer, Stronger Neighborhoods for All Atlanta -  What Other Candidates Pledge to do, Hall has Already Done

Mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall unveiled a robust “Legacy Neighborhood Revitalization Program” drawn from many of the successful programs he solidified as a member of the Atlanta City Council for the Old Fourth Ward.  But while many mayoral candidates such as Keisha Lance Bottoms have announced similar programs that appear nearly identical to Hall’s past accomplishments, his new Legacy program is unprecedented in its breadth and depth.

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Atlanta BeltLine to Host Eastside Trail Extension “Marking a Mile” Celebration on November 3

Ribbon-cutting will mark the opening of one-mile addition to the southern end of the Eastside Trail Ribbon-cutting will mark the opening of one-mile addition to the southern end of the Eastside Trail

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will host a “Marking A Mile” ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Eastside Trail’s southern extension. The addition runs for one mile from the previous terminus at Irwin Street south to the new terminus at Kirkwood Avenue. This segment signifies a joining of the Atlanta BeltLine loop between two disconnected railroads. It is a critical piece to realizing the vision of a full Atlanta BeltLine loop.

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The Conservation Fund and U-Haul Make a Big Impact in Urban Atlanta

Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund is building long-term sustainable solutions for at-risk populations

The Conservation Fund and U-Haul announced the grant recipients of Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund. Funded by U-Haul and its customers and administered by The Conservation Fund, the Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund provides support to green or entrepreneurial programs working in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, including English Avenue, Vine City, Peoplestown, Mechanicsville and Washington Park.

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Kwanza Hall Legislation to Reclassify Marijuana in Atlanta Passes City Council Unanimously

Thanks City’s Civil Rights, Reform and Social Justice Leaders for Helping Pass Historic Bill


You destroy the black male, and you destroy the black family unit.

Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense. The vote passed unanimously.  Hall thanked the city’s civil rights, reform and social justice leaders for helping propel the legislation in a surge of momentum in the final week that sealed passage of the historic legislation.  

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