Tag Archives: Pay-to-Play

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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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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The Schoolyard Bully

Early this week, I was as excited as a kid on his way to recess.  Similar to the most “subject” for most students, the most enjoyable part of my day was receiving a call from Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell … Continue reading

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The Problem with PACs

 We hear the term PAC thrown around a lot in the political sphere, but what exactly does it mean? The Federal Election Commission defines a Political Action Committee (PAC) as political committees established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership … Continue reading

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Atlanta Pay-to-Play Reform Ordinance

Earlier today Executive Director William Perry held a press conference in front of city hall in regard to pay-to-play problem. If you’re not familiar with the term, pay-to-play refers to exchanging money for political favors. In this case we are … Continue reading

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