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Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Launches Political Blog

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Launches Political Blog

Atlanta, GA-  (submitted by SC Frankilin)  Former Atlanta Shirley Franklin will join her former communications director Beverly Isom and Cabral Franklin, political advisor and researcher as host of the latest Georgia political blogs, “Blogging While Blue”.

“As mayor I heard from scores of residents and leaders of every political perspective on nearly every current issues. Many engaged me in regular debate on their favorite issues in community meetings, emails and blogging.  By joining Beverly and Cabral, we hope to encourage those from baby boomers to gen xers to engage with us in informed debates and discussions,” says Franklin.

Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. Hosts District 3 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting

Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. Hosts District 3 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting

ATLANTA – (submitted by Atlanta City Council) Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr. will host his quarterly District 3 Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E.

Round Two Community Development Plan Meetings Get Underway in March

Round Two Community Development Plan Meetings Get Underway in March

Would you like to see more retail districts, parks or pedestrian-friendly options in your community?  Would you like to give your input on how much industrial land is set aside where you live or work?  The City of Atlanta is inviting non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses to attend the March 2011 community meetings for the City of Atlanta Community Development Plan (CDP) that begins March 1. 

Nearly 200 attendees participated in the first round of 2011 CDP community meetings and had an opportunity to give input on the future plans for their Atlanta neighborhoods.  The Department of Planning and Community Development’s Office of Planning has announced it is hosting the second round of CDP community meetings. All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., with the exception of the March 10th meeting, which is from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

On Saturday, January 8th, Governor-elect Nathan Deal will host his first inaugural event, "With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service". On this day of service, volunteers throughout the state will come together to give back to their communities.

 Governor-elect Deal, future first lady Sandra Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Attorney Gen.-elect Sam Olens, state Insurance Commissioner-elect Ralph Hudgens, state School Superintendent-elect John Barge, School Superintendent Brad Bryant, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-Tifton) will be staged at different locations across the Metro-Atlanta area.

The schedule of appearances will go as follows:

9:00 a.m. Secretary of State Brian Kemp: FFA-FFCLA Center at 740 FFA Camp Road in Covington

Women in Power Multicultural Forum, Saturday Oct. 16

This weekend, Atlanta area college students and women from across the state will assemble for “,” a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW). 

The public is invited to attend on Saturday Oct. 16, 10 -12 noon at the Atlanta Civic Center (395 Piedmont Avenue NE).  

The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday’s forum.

Town Hall Meeting on Immigration at the Loudermilk

Come and listen to a panel of experts and economists discuss the potential impact of the controversial Arizona-type law being considered for Georgia at a town hall meeting entitled, “The Economics of an Arizona law: What would that mean to Georgia?” This meeting will be held at The Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland Street) on Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is being hosted by the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc. (AALAC) of Georgia, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and Latin American Association.