Monday, July 22, 2013

First Slice 7/22/13: Huzzahs for Ben Howard, Council critic and senior citizen advocate

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Ben Howard addresses Council chambers
  • Atlanta City Council Communications
  • Ben Howard addresses Council chambers
Thanks be to Ben Howard! Who's Ben Howard, you might ask? Why, you haven't been watching Atlanta City Council meetings on Channel 26. The longtime advocate for seniors and one of the Atlanta City Council's most vocal critics was recognized by council members last week for his efforts over the years. Here's a video of Council delivering Howard's proclamation.

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