Category Archives: Pay-to-Play

Clouds of Suspicion

  The latest chapter of controversy at Hartsfield-Jackson over concessions contracts unfolded earlier this week with an FAA mandate. Back in April, the AJC reported that the FAA was questioning the disadvantaged status of four winners. Since then, the FAA has determined … Continue reading

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Pay-to-Play in the Snow

This post is based on a report given by Rihard Belcher on WSB-TV. Click here to view the story. Yesterday, Richard Belcher from WSB Channel 2 reported on another pay-to-play scandal involving Mayor Kasim Reed. Surprisingly, it has nothing to … Continue reading

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Testify to Transparency

After reading our blog, please visit here to read the response from the Mayor’s office, as well as emails that followed. From the very beginning of the $3 billion airport bidding process, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stated that it would … Continue reading

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A Timeline of the Airport Contracting Controversies

Hartsfield Jackson Airport and the City of Atlanta recently concluded the largest round of contract bidding ever seen in North America. The contracts at stake were worth over $3 billion dollars. Given the enormity of the process, CCGA advocated for … Continue reading

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The Case for Pay-to-Play Reform

The Newark City Council, not an “aristocratic” group During the first Atlanta City Council meeting of the New Year, Councilmember Lamar Willis and I debated the concept of not allowing people wishing to hold or bid on city contracts to … Continue reading

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John Sugg’s response Mayor Reed’s allegations

*Note: This is a personal letter from CCGA board member John Sugg. The ideas and opinions herein do not in any way reflect the views of the CCGA board or the organization.* January 11, 2012 The Hon. Kasim Reed Mayor, … Continue reading

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Distraction is not a defense

While Common Cause Georgia is seeking to change a law, Mayor Kasim Reed is seeking to change the subject. I do not want to play into his hand by distracting from what is at issue – the fact that companies wanting … Continue reading

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Broken Promises and Bad Perceptions

We were really excited when Mayor Kasim Reed announced this June that the names of those deciding the airport concession contracts would be released. Well it’s been over six months and the public hasn’t heard a single name. The winning … Continue reading

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Pay-to-Play Reform – Let’s get on the same page!

Let’s set the record straight – Common Cause Georgia is not smearing anyone’s name, especially not that of Mayor Kasim Reed.  We are, however, hoping he will rise to the occasion and embrace true ethics reform as he has in … Continue reading

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