State Sen. Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) said the key issue will be restoring the city’s finances to pay for police and fire personnel.Kasim's statement isn't fundamentally different than what Ceasar Mitchell said, but it focused more on the public safety aspect:
“Nothing else matters if you have a city that’s unsafe,” Reed said. If public safety is not addressed, then citizen will move out of the city and visitors will stop coming to Atlanta.
“If you’re not focused on finance, you can’t do anything about public safety, the streets or clean water,” Mitchell said.Mary Norwood said transportation wast he number one issue. Um, no. It is important, but not even close to being number one.
Also, I was VERY pleased to read this:
Reed, however, said he would like to speed up the timetable for the Beltline rather than having it be a 25-year project.Glad someone is making this point.
And, finally, Maria says:
As I report in today’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders is expected to announce next week that she is re-entering the mayor’s race.Good news. I am trying to keep an open mind about Kasim and Ceasar. Kasim's statements yesterday are generally good, in my book. Read the whole article, it's good info.