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 […]

Some Hope Beltline Will Improve Fortunes of Families Living There

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]