Note: We have an updated article of crime stats for the major Georgia colleges and universities here. Today the FBI released its crime data from 2012 and the results are a bit […]
Just How Sensible and Effective is Georgia's Effort to Reduce Inflated Property Tax Assessments?
Due to the sheer amount of money involved, property tax assessment is a highly contentious issue for both governments and property owners. Those jurisdictions with property taxes rely heavily on them as […]
How and When is Atlanta Going to Adopt America's Renewed Fascination with Grand Central Rail Stations?
As the city formerly known as Terminus and currently known as the “Capital of the South,” Atlanta is interesting in that it lacks a grand central rail station offering local and regional […]
Atlanta's Defunct-By-Court-Order Street Vendor Ordinance Raises Serious First Amendment Concerns
“As a last resort, I said, “I thought we were on the public sidewalk here.” He smiled a wry smile and took me by the arm to the street side of the […]
The Best and Worst of Atlanta: Trader Joe's at Monroe and 8th
This is the first post in a series related to the best and worst developments in Atlanta. I love the diverse, vibrant neighborhoods we have and nothing irritates me more than seeing […]
Local Theatre Groups Need a Zoning Change
A recent story by the Washington, DC blog Greater Greater Washington highlighted the need for the DC zoning code to be flexible regarding community theatre companies and the same can be said […]
Is Passenger Rail Service Between Athens and Atlanta Finally Happening?
Apparently plans are underway to construct high-speed rail (HSR) between Atlanta and Charlotte. Though HSR between the two cities is only in the initial planning phases, a huge decision needs to be […]
Failure of Cheshire Bridge Road Ordinances is a Failure for Sustainable Growth in Atlanta
The proposal by Councilman Alex Wan to force out adult businesses along Cheshire Bridge Road (CBR) through an amortization process was voted down by the city council on Monday in a 6 […]