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City of Atlanta 2016 T-SPLOST Proposal

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On November 8, 2016, Atlanta voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for two ballot referenda authorizing investment in transit and transportation infrastructure.

The City of Atlanta has proposed a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation – a T-SPLOST – for four-tenths of a penny or an additional 4 cents on a $10 purchase. This T-SPLOST will generate approximately $300 million over a five-year period to fund significant and expansive transportation projects citywide.

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Together, we can ‘Recycle For Good’

Every year, more than $70 million worth of aluminum ends up in Georgia landfills. And across the U.S., unrecycled aluminum accounts for more than $1.5 billion worth of waste, unnecessarily filling up landfills.

As the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest aluminum recycler, we understand the value of recycling. In fact, recycling is at the core of everything we do.

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39 Million Local Meals Served at 53 School Districts Across the State

Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome for the annual Golden Radish Awards to celebrate incredible gains made in the farm to school movement.

Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome for the annual Golden Radish Awards to celebrate incredible gains made in the farm to school movement. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school district in Georgia and reaching over 1 million students—are now participating in farm to school programs and recognized through the Golden Radish Awards.

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Mayor Kasim Reed, In Partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, Appoints Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield as City of Atlanta’s First Chief Resilience Officer

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield as Chief Resilience OfficerChief Resilience Officer will lead city-wide efforts to build holistic resilience to the social, physical and economic challenges that are increasingly part of the 21st Century

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the appointment of Stephanie Stuckey Benfield as Chief Resilience Officer (), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience building efforts to help the City of Atlanta prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ – catastrophic events like hurricanes, fires, and floods – and ‘stresses’ – slow-moving disasters like water shortages, homelessness, and unemployment, which are increasingly part of 21st century life. As Chief Resilience Officer, Benfield will oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive Resilience Strategy for the city.  Earlier this year, the City of Atlanta was chosen as one of the 100 Resilient Cities from more than 325 applicants, spanning more than 90 countries across six continents, and was selected on the basis of the city's willingness, ability, and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges.

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