Andre Dickens Takes Next Steps Toward Creation of Atlanta Department of Transportation

On my first day as a city councilman, I was placed on the Transportation Committee and immediately asked where the Atlanta Transportation Department was located. I quickly learned that we didn’t have one. Over time, my engineering background and instincts insisted that we needed better coordination of our transportation and mobility efforts. In early 2017, […]

Council Unanimously Backs Resolution Against State Takeover of Airport

I introduced a resolution that was unanimously adopted by my Atlanta City Council colleagues that pushes back on the state’s attempts to wrest control of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. They see a beautiful asset that’s been efficiently run and try and take it over, but we say NO! We’re ready to fight to make sure that […]

Andre Dickens Vows to Fight State Takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

All of us at city hall will defend the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport built and expanded by great Atlantans long before me. As this year’s Transportation Chairman, we make quality decisions daily to keep it as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world that employs more Georgians than any other enterprise and leads […]

Old Atlanta vs. New Atlanta

Gentrification is is a topic I spend a lot of time thinking about.  I recently spoke at LEAD Atlanta about gentrification and what is being done in the city to help longtime residents stay in their homes, help neighborhoods retain their character, and also help residents and neighborhoods find new opportunities to grow economically. I […]

Issue about people – not just profits

To truly tackle this issue, we must take steps now to address local affordable housing needs, view affordable housing as a regional issue and work together as a region on collective impact models that can create lasting, systemic change.

Free Cell Phone Mounts

Courtesy of Councilmember Andre Dickens
The New Hands-Free Driving Law Goes Into Effect On July 1st!

Andre Dickens hosted 25 fellows for a special leadership luncheon for Mandela Day

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens hosted 25 fellows for a special leadership luncheon for Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 18 at Atlanta City Hall. The fellows are visiting Atlanta as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative, an international program that provides outstanding youth from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity […]