Some Hope Beltline Will Improve Fortunes of Families Living There
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Construction crews for the west side Beltline are finishing work on three more miles of the popular trail. The new segment near Morehouse College is supposed to open in a few weeks. It will link Washington Park to Adair Park in an historic neighborhood struggling with abandoned and blighted home. Income and education levels are […]

Take a Child to Bank Day
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A beautiful thing happened on April 15, 2017! In bank branches across the City of Atlanta we took kids into bank branches, where they were exposed to personal finance and investing fundamentals. They learned about potential careers in banking, so they now have a broader view of what’s possible. Special thanks to The Master Playbook, […]

Atlanta City Council passes resolution to study the creation of a single transportation-focused department
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On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council passed a Resolution authored by Councilmember Andre Dickens requesting that the Commissioner of Public Works/Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Deputy COO) conduct a feasibility study regarding creating a single transportation-focused department, an Atlanta Department of Transportation (DOT) within the City of Atlanta that will design, operate, manage […]

Atlanta City Council Passes $40 Million Housing Opportunity Bond
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On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 17-O-1056 cosponsored by all Council Members authorizing the City of Atlanta to issue the final $40 million of the Housing Opportunity Bond. The bonds will be used to fund important initiatives including homeowner renovations, multifamily loans, single family loans, nonprofit development loans and […]

Ethics In Government
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As someone who made ethics in government a major issue in my campaign for City Council four years ago, I am especially concerned about the recent arrests and activities involving the City’s procurement process and department. Bribes and similar shortcuts are legally wrong and civically unfair. The Council, for our part as the representatives of […]

Work Session on Legislation related to Animal Control and Regulation
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ATLANTA – On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Atlanta City Council Public Safety & Legal Administration Chair Andre Dickens convened a work session related to Animal Control and Regulation. It was attended by 11 councilmembers. Recently there has been a disturbing increase in attacks by dogs in the City of Atlanta, including a recent incident where […]

Senior Citizen Discounts
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Councilman Dickens wants the wonderful seniors of Atlanta to continue to thrive and be a vital part of our city and culture. He has compiled a list of numerous discounts from dozens of agencies that seniors can take advantage of. Take advantage of senior citizen discounts that reduce your cost of living so you can worry less. Learn more.

Revived Youth Commission Receives $52,000 in Funding
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(Atlanta) Since joining Atlanta City Council in 2014, Councilmember Andre Dickens has worked diligently to revive the Atlanta Youth Commission. The Youth Commission addresses issues relevant to Atlanta’s youth regarding policy and legislation that impacts young people. After working to get a functioning Board that meets regularly, the Youth Commission is again meeting to serve […]

Passage of Dickens’ Affordable Housing Ordinance
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Yesterday, by a vote of 14-1, my colleagues on the Atlanta City Council passed a citywide Affordable Housing Ordinance that I authored as an important first step in providing affordable housing options for the people of Atlanta. We heard from both the community and from developers and we incorporated some of their great ideas. With […]