Continuing to build the Atlanta we envision. Growing up in Atlanta and still today, I have admired our great city’s determination to achieve and grow. My service on the Atlanta City Council has provided an incredible opportunity to participate directly in shaping this progress, while also deepening my faith in Atlanta’s continuing opportunities. I share the commitment Atlanta leaders must have to fulfill the collective vision of those who live, work, and play here.
This vision is of an Atlanta building and strengthening ALL communities, so residents feel safe in our neighborhoods and share equally in the city’s growth. We must balance creativity, focus, and investment in all corners of Atlanta to answer the shared challenges of transportation, infrastructure, affordable housing and quality of life.
This vision is of an Atlanta that embraces everyone and values the diversity that makes us so strong. Only by bringing together neighborhoods, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and governments for a collaborative dialog can we ensure progress toward our common good.
This vision is of an Atlanta growing our economy through business recruitment, retention, and expansion programs. For large enterprises with significant investments and prestige. And for small businesses creating local jobs and stabilizing our commercial corridors. We must commit to creating meaningful career opportunities for all Atlantans and to preparing our workforce for the jobs of tomorrow.
This vision is of an Atlanta that maintains thoughtful stewardship of our city’s financial and human resources, using technology and innovation to deliver city services efficiently. Our decisions should be transparent, data-driven and mindful of the human experience, keeping our great city operationally sound for generations to come.
These tenets guide my continued commitment to Atlanta’s bright future as your City Council President. Let’s move away from politics as usual, with genuinely collaborative engagement between all of the city’s stakeholders.
Together, we will build on our momentum toward that collective vision for Atlanta.
"We have an incredible opportunity to help shape our future."