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CCI Recap: More MARTA

In November of 2016, 72% of Atlanta voters approved a half-penny sales tax — expected to raise $2.5 billion over the next 40 years — in order to expand and improve public transportation in Atlanta. Recently, MARTA released a list of proposed projects which has elicited strong opinions from many residents.

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Show Us the Money: Understanding the City Budget (recap)

With rising concerns about the state of Atlanta, audience members were eager to know how the City can be held accountable to its proposed budget in addition to how citizens can become more involved in the budget process. Cynthia Searcy noted that the city provides monthly expenditure reports to the public but could increase its accountability by linking its spending to tangible outcomes through a performance-based approach.

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Center for Civic Innovation Hosts Interactive Mayoral Forum

On Monday, October 30, 2017, the Center for Civic Innovation hosted an interactive forum with the Atlanta mayoral candidates. The sold-out forum, hosted at Dad's Garage, brought out more than 200 attendees and prompted watch parties across the city. The theme of the evening was community engagement and the forum was treated as a job interview for the office of mayor.

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