LIVE: Mayor, Police Chief Address Community at Forum

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Community members are invited to a neighborhood forum Thursday night with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and a representative from the city's license and permitting office.

The public forum will be held Oct. 27, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at auditorium.

State Rep. Kathy Ashe (D-Atlanta) will moderate the event, which is sponsored by the Alliance of Intown Neighbors. 

People from Midtown, Ansley Park, Home Park, Virginia-Highland, Piedmont Heights, Poncey-Highland, Candler Park and Morningside are encouraged to attend.

Patch will be covering the forum. Check back for updates.

John Wolfinger October 28, 2011 at 02:12 AM
Congrats to Amy and Jaclyn for some very innovative reporting to inform the thousands of folks who were not in attendance. I am not a very good note taker, so glad you were on duty to capture all of the words spoken. I appreciate that you did not add any editorial comments - just the facts as they were presented.
Amy Wenk October 28, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Thank you, John, for the kind words!
Jaclyn Hirsch October 28, 2011 at 01:51 PM
Thanks, John! And thanks to those who followed along last night!
David Eckoff November 14, 2011 at 06:22 AM
Really great to see detailed coverage from these meetings. I'd like to see more analysis and insights from your coverage of meetings like this. Anyone can attend a public meeting and report the facts - not much skill needed for that other than being able to listen and type fast. I'd be interested in your analysis of what was discussed. What does it mean for residents of the neighborhoods you cover? And invite others to join the discussion in the comments section, with their analysis.
David Eckoff November 14, 2011 at 03:42 PM
John, after just reading your neighborhood safety report from today (these are always excellent, and much appreciated!), I find myself thinking more about your comment here. Your neighborhood safety reports have a rich mix of facts and your own editorial comments. While I wouldn't change a thing about your crime and safety reports, I'd be interested in hearing your perspective for why you choose to mix fact and editorial (perfectly okay with me!) in your updates... yet you seem to feel that others shouldn't do so. Care to elaborate?
Jaclyn Hirsch November 14, 2011 at 05:06 PM
Thanks for your input, David. I always appreciate hearing more from neighbors about what you all want to see on the site.


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