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Atlanta launches new city website

Atlanta launches new city website

The city of Atlanta June 21 launched a redesign of the government website, atlantaga.gov. A press release says the design is aimed at being more “usable, intuitive and accessible” for…

Fulton County rolls back 2017 property appraisals

Fulton County rolls back 2017 property appraisals

Amid outrage over a huge boost in property assessments, Fulton County is rescinding residential appraisals and asking the state legislature for new laws to to prevent a repeat of the…

Mattress manufacturer finalizes plans to leave Buckhead

Mattress manufacturer finalizes plans to leave Buckhead

Serta Simmons Bedding, a mattress manufacturer and distributor, announced June 19 it has finalized plans to leave Buckhead for Doraville. The mattress manufacturer is currently headquartered in Buckhead and will…

Atlanta City Council delays budget adoption

Atlanta City Council delays budget adoption

The Atlanta City Council announced June 19 they will delay adopting the fiscal year 2018 budget until June 28, citing the higher than usual Fulton County property tax assessments. The…

Atlanta City Council to approve budget June 19

Atlanta City Council to approve budget June 19

The Atlanta City Council will approve the budget for fiscal year 2018 at the June 19 meeting. The city is proposing a general fund budget of $637 million, an increase…

Atlanta History Center hosting Juneteenth events June 17 and 18

Atlanta History Center hosting Juneteenth events June 17 and 18

The Atlanta History Center is hosting its annual Juneteenth program June 17 and 18 to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The events go from 11 a.m. to…

Fulton Board of Assessors votes against rescinding property assessments

Fulton Board of Assessors votes against rescinding property assessments

The Fulton County Board of Assessors voted June 15 to not rescind 2017 property tax assessments, saying they do not have the authority. The board also said they do not…

City approves $3 million to renovate Buckhead parks

City approves $3 million to renovate Buckhead parks

The Atlanta City Council’s finance committee approved legislation June 14 that will provide $3 million in funding to renovate Buckhead lots into fully-equipped public parks. Lenox Park, near Lenox Square…

BBA honors public safety officers, talks film industry

BBA honors public safety officers, talks film industry

The Buckhead Business Association at its a luncheon on June 15 honored community members and public safety organizations for their community service. The keynote speaker, Jeff Stepakoff, the executive director of…

Residents voice frustration over property tax assessments

Residents voice frustration over property tax assessments

Residents voiced their frustration over increased property tax assessments and got answers to some questions about the appeals process at a June 14 town hall, but some residents felt Fulton…