This faux pas act by the council was nothing more that a last-minute attempt to try and save King Kasim from being held in contempt of court. The act does nothing but cater to wealthy, corporate vendors while still pissing on the little guys. Hopefully the judge will still find Reed in contempt, since the writ of mandamus issued early last month ordered him and the city to immediately begin issuing permits...not to refuse to issue permits for almost a month and sit on their hands until a day before an expected ruling.
Thankfully my councilwoman, Felicia Moore, in addition to Kwanza Hall, were smart enough to vote against this.
"Felicia Moore: The District 9 incumbent, who's facing a TOUGH [emphasis added] re-election campaign against Ricardo Mosby..."
You're kidding right? First, it might as well be a campaign against Reed...in the hopes he can add yet another Nod Squad member to Kasim's Court (aka the City Council). Most D9 voters know better than to fall for that nonsense. Second, Mosby has relatively few actual supporters. Yeah, he has signs...but 99% of those are placed in the city right-of-way or vacant properties illegally. Perhaps he can bribe a few more votes before days end by handing out computers.
The only reason anyone needs to vote for Norwood is the Reed Nod Squad member himself, Aaron Watson. He has done nothing that improves the everyday lives of Atlanta citizens. Unlike Watson, Mary actually returns her constituents e-mails and is a go-getter when it comes to getting our sorry city departments to actually do something constructive. If it wasn't for proven voter fraud during the last mayoral runoff, Reed would probably be just another corrupt attorney and in Willis' shoes right now...numorous ethics fines and disbarment.
Willis, you can have as many degrees as you like, but it doesn't really matter when your criminal and unethical behavior lead you to be disbarred.
So he won't endorse his long-term Kasim Nod Squad member Willis, who has received the largest ethics fine in Atlanta history and been disbarred by the state supreme court, but he's fine with endorsing Winslow, who's been charged with DUI and also hit with ethics fines in 2010? Sounds about right for our clown of a mayor.
Mosby is also facing multiple charges for illegal signs, he's littered all they city right-of-ways with his signs. I'm sure Kasim will make those charges somehow vanish though...
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