The story still sounds fishy. Without an official statement from the City, I'm not ready to believe it.
You all erroneously assume that the nuclear testing area would have to be flooded to create a reservoir on this property. The nuclear testing area took up only a small portion of this 10,000 acre property.
I would say that this article is a pretty accurate assessment of Reed's first year -- good and bad. But, it could have gone deeper.
For instance, Reed's hardball political style and failure to form bonds with councilmembers is just the tip of the iceberg of the downside of his style. He has also failed to build relationships with his city agencies and his leadership of those agencies is basically nonexistent. His entire bureaucracy (what's left of it) is either cowering in the fear of being fired for making an unwary misstep or paralyzed by indecision due to not knowing what the Mayor wants. If the economy turns around, expect the brain drain at city hall to turn into a brain gusher.
There are upsides to his style of leadership too. Some of his thinking is bold and visionary. And few people in the State can leverage relationships the way he can to get big things moving.
Year 2 will be interesting. I wonder if or when the media will turn on him.
Please package up and mail to:
Hon. M. Kasim Reed
Mayor, City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Ave, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Question Man: what exactly are you saying?
Yes. Stacey Abrams is not only smart but *gasp* she is not going to vote lock-step with ultra right-wingers becuase she is NOT a right-winger! The day she walked into the House chamber she had more raw material to work with in the form of her intelligence, poise and ability to communicate than the rest of the chamber combined. Let's hope she puts it to good use. I think she will.
Great write-up Schultz! I too feel another awesome season finale coming. It will be hard to top Season 3's finale but who knows.
I love the camera shots that show Don's "girl" in the background while he is talking to Dr. Faye. A red herring?
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