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Cornerstone Apartments demolished in Southwest Atlanta

By keisha on June 27, 2013

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Community leaders joined City of Atlanta officials to witness the demolition of a longtime community eyesore and blight ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department Code Enforcement Section joined District 11 City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday as they took another tough stance against vacant, blighted properties with the demolition of the Cornerstone Apartment complex at the corner of Allison Court and Myrtle Drive in Southwest Atlanta. Joining Councilmember Bottoms and APD officials were Councilmember H. Lamar Willis, City of Atlanta

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City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms and Community Leaders Discuss Issues Facing District 11

By keisha on June 8, 2013

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ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted a Community Leaders Dinner at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA on Campbellton Road on Thursday, June 6 to discuss concerns facing District 11. Representatives from NPUs, Neighborhood Associations, churches and business leaders within the district were in attendance. The councilwoman highlighted an overview of issues concerning the city and provided a status of the community projects underway within the District. Major concerns of the constituents included continued attention on crime, a n

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Councilmember Bottoms sponsors a Red Cross Lunch & Learn for City Employees

By keisha on June 7, 2013

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Nearly 150 city employees attended a Lunch & Learn in October on ways they can help the American Red Cross when disaster strikes. Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms sponsored the event. The informative session included an overview of the services provided by the American Red Cross, which relies heavily on volunteers and donations. Attendees also learned about: services to U.S. Armed Forces, international services, administrative services, blood services, disaster services and more. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross

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City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms sponsors workshop on youth financial literacy

By keisha on June 6, 2013

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In partnership with local financial strategist Rashida Winfrey, Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted the second annual youth financial literacy seminar at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, located at 2220 Campbellton Road, S.W. The program is designed to teach participants a lesson in financial management that will last a lifetime. The December program offered unique workshops and courses on financial literacy through fun-filled exercises and hands-on activities for students in grades 7 thru 12. It also educated participants on traditional and

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Alison Court – an abandoned complex plagued with criminal activity and illegal – demolished in 2012

By keisha on June 6, 2013

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District 11 City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department Code Enforcement Section took another tough stance against vacant, blighted properties with the demolition of 2020 Alison Court in southwest Atlanta. Councilmembers Bottoms praised the demolition as a positive step for both the district and the city. “The demolition of what was a derelict apartment complex represented more than just the tearing down of buildings,” said Bottoms, who represents the area. “Instead, it symbolized the start of a rebuilding of the community. It is a

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