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Kasim Reed

Opinion: Don't erase Hank Aaron's spot in history

I contacted the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and I got an e-mail from Reed praising Aaron, especially when it comes to his endless work helping kids through his Chasing the Dream Foundation. Then, after Reed said the city plans to redevelop the area around Turner ...

Officials Remain in the Hot Seat as South Thaws

In a Thursday morning interview on the “Today Show” on NBC after a segment that showed clogged highways, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta once more sought to redirect criticism of his administration. “Within 24 hours, the roads in the City of Atlanta were more than 80 percent passable,” Mr. ...

Mayor Kasim Reed easily wins re-election

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed easily won re-election Tuesday with 85 percent of the vote. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Reed, a Democrat, had 39,665 votes. Challenger Al Bartell received 2,521 votes, Glenn S. Wrightson received 2,319, and Fraser Duke received 2093. ...

Reed Talks Up BeltLine, Streetcar with President Clinton

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was in Los Angeles Thursday participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Infrastructure forum with former President Bill Clinton, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Orgeon Governor John Kitzhaber, California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and American ...

Reed to Lead Group of ATL’s Tech Leaders to Silicon Valley

Mayor Kasim Reed assured a roomful of business and civic leaders on Wednesday during his annual State of the City breakfast address that the City of Atlanta has thrived under his leadership in spite of difficult economic times, and outlined a vision that includes tackling a growing ...

Mayor Kasim Reed Back in the Adamsville Community Addressing Crime and Safety

Kasim Reed at the SW Atlanta Town Hall Meeting. By: Marc Richardson This is part 1 of a multiple video series from Mayor Kasim Reed's visit to Adamsville Recreation Center on Wednesday, August 20th to discuss public safety. The meeting was hosted by Mayor Reed and City ...

Mayor Kasim Reed Speaks to Pace Graduates

L to R: Pace Academy Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tim Walsh, City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Pace Academy Head of School Fred Assaf. Mayor Reed delivered the keynote address at Pace Academy’s commencement ceremony on May 19. Pace Academy The 86 members of ...

Mayor Reed Plans for Sale of Underground Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday that the City of Atlanta is in negotiations with CV Underground, the current lease holder of Underground Atlanta, to buy out the remainder of their current 88-year lease, making way for a potential redevelopment of the 12-acre property located ...

Atlanta's First Bike Share Program Moving Forward

Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday that the city will begin contract negotiations with the preferred bike-share vendor, CycleHop. On Monday, the Atlanta City Council approved a resolution to begin contract negotiations between city leaders and the CycleHop team. CycleHop presented the ...

Wednesday Morning Snow Update from APS and Local Governments

Mayor Kasim Reed early Wednesday morning urged motorists to stay home to allow the city to adequately treat priority roads and bridges to make them safe for travel. Public works crews, along with private contractors, worked overnight to salt and sand major arterials, including ...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on the Braves Move to Cobb: "Terrific for the Region"

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told reporters at an event in Southwest Atlanta that he was excited to know that we will have two opening days in a few years, alluding to the new Falcons stadium to be built in Atlanta and the new Braves stadium in Cobb which should be finished the same ...

7,000 Expected to Participate in 23rd Annual Hands on Atlanta Day

Mayor Kasim Reed, who will work "hands-on" at a few of the projects that morning, added "Since 1989, Hands On Atlanta has connected volunteers with projects throughout Greater Atlanta in an effort to make our community safer and stronger. I am excited that the City of Atlanta will ...

Mayor Reed says Stadium Negotiations are On-Track

In a very brief stadium to media this week, outside of the ribbon-cutting for the new downtown Skyview attraction, Mayor Kasim Reed said the Falcon's stadium negotiations were still moving forward and were on-track. He told reporters that all parties were still sitting at the table and ...

Rolling Toward Making Atlanta a More Bike-Friendly City

At the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Blinkie Awards earlier this month, Mayor Kasim Reed made a commitment of $50,000 to help bring Atlanta Streets Alive to Peachtree Street. As the executive director of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, I cannot tell you how much this means, not only to members ...

'Naked Chef' Stirs the Pot by Announcing Run for Mayor

Take our survey: OK | Sorry, maybe next time Chef Paul Luna is blunt about his message: "I'm Running for Mayor and Kasim Reed Can't Compete. " Chef Luna is not one to mince words or beat around the subject. He has been an outspoken restaurateur and citizen in the City of Atlanta for ...

Phoenix Award Redesign Competition Launched

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced the launch of the redesign competition for the City of Atlanta’s Phoenix Award. This design contest is open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in metropolitan Atlanta. The Phoenix Award is the highest honor an individual or ...

Atlanta's “Innovations in City Hall” Report Released

Credit: City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the city’s Innovation Delivery Team announced in a news release Friday the winners of CityIdeas, a city-wide employee ideas competition designed to solicit feasible solutions on how the City of Atlanta can reduce waste, cut red tape and save ...

Efficiency Group Named to Study City of Atlanta Cost Savings

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced in a news release this week the appointment of a 16-member Commission on Waste & Efficiency in Government to identify potential cost savings in City of Atlanta government. The results of the Commission’s work will be instrumental in proceeding with a ...

Moody’s Upgrades Atlanta’s Airport General Revenue Bonds

“The Moody’s rating reflects the commitment of my administration to restore the City of Atlanta’s finances and put us on a solid fiscal foundation moving forward,” said Mayor Kasim Reed in the release. “Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport continues to serve as the world’s ...

Children's Clothing Manufacturer Moves Jobs, Headquarters to Buckhead

Cutting the ribbon at Carter's new corporate headquarters in Phipps Tower are, from left: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carter’s Inc.; Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Credit: Invest Atlanta Children's clothing manufacturer Carter's Inc. has ...

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