Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Northwest Atlantans! You've got a mayoral forum tonight.

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 6:27 PM

The Northwest Community Alliance — a coalition of Northwest Atlanta neighborhoods that includes Atlantic Station, Home Park and Vine City, among many others — will get a chance tonight to grill the men and women who want to become the city's next mayor.


The four leading candidates for Atlanta Mayor - Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders, Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood, Georgia State Senator Kasim Reed, and Attorney Jesse Spikes will face-off in a live forum. Hosted by the Northwest Community Alliance (NCA), the 90 minute debate will be moderated by Brian Leary, NCA Board Member/NW Atlanta Resident.

Mr. Leary will be joined by a panel of questioners - Byron Amos, Vine City; Cindy Dennis, Whittier Mill; and Mike Koblentz, Loring Heights; all NCA board members.

The format of the debate will provide for an in-depth discussion of issues important to Northwest Atlanta voters. There will be 60 minutes of questions pre-solicited from the NW Atlanta neighborhoods and NCA board members and 30 minutes of questions emanating from the audience. Atlanta residents; Local, County, and State elected officials as well as candidates for Local, County and State offices are welcome to attend.


The Foundry @ Puritan Mill located at 916 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard; Atlanta, Georgia 30318. For directions:


Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM.

One interesting twist to tonight's event: Brian Leary, the event's moderator, was named the new Atlanta Beltline Inc. CEO this morning. In the coming years he'll be working very closely with one of the candidates to build the 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit.


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