Residents have last chance to voice concern at Atlanta mayor’s town hall

Residents will get one last opportunity to voice their concerns to Atlanta’s top officials, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms,  on Thursday.

The next town hall will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Easley Conference Pavilion at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. The conference center is located inside the Edwin Thompson Student Center, Building 800 on 1630 Metropolitan Parkway.

Bottoms held the first town Feb. 28 at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead — a meeting which largely focused on the city’s efforts to fight crime in one of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods.


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At the mayor’s latest town hall, about 20 protesters packed inside Cascade United Methodist Church and demanded answers in the shooting death of Jimmy Atchison at the hands of Atlanta police officer Sung Kim on Jan. 22.

Kim fatally shot Atchison an unarmed as he hid in a closet, according to witnesses. Atchison, wanted for an alleged armed robbery of a cellphone, had fled to a friend’s apartment in northwest Atlanta after heavily armed task force members appeared at his door.

Kim was assigned to a federal fugitive task force overseen by the FBI at the time of the shooting. He has been on administrative duty since the shooting as the FBI investigates.

Residents at both town halls discussed a hodgepodge of issues, including road issues, development and affordable housing.

Doors open an hour before Thursday’s town hall meeting.

Residents are asked to contact the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services at 404-330-6023 or for more information.

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