Tag Archives: City of Atlanta

The REAL Public Contribution to Billion Dollar Stadium

The public has been told repeatedly that Billion Dollar Stadium will only use $200 Million of the public’s money through the Hotel/Motel tax. That figure is misleading. The $200 million number is only for construction costs paid by the City. … Continue reading

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Let the people decide!

At some point, a conversation we were never allowed to hear, took place between Arthur  Blank and Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed. A few other conversations we never heard took place between Reed and some city council members. Other quiet conversations … Continue reading

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Atlanta Fails for Spending Transparency

A recent report from the Georgia Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that the City of Atlanta’s spending transparency is not up to par with current standards. The report analyzed thirty of the country’s largest cities’ transparency practices. Atlanta was ranked … Continue reading

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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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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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