A rendering of the new Falcons stadium.
A rendering of the new Falcons stadium.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has entered an order confirming and validating Invest Atlanta’s proposed issuance of hotel-motel tax-backed revenue bonds to finance a portion of the new Downtown stadium to house the Falcons and Major League Soccer team.  The order overrules a 20-count objection filed by John Woodham and Thelma Wyatt Moore on behalf of five intervenors.

MARTA has planned “significant track maintenance” for the Red and Gold rail lines this weekend, May 10-11, and will be running on a 24-minute schedule. Service from Arts Center to the airport will run every 12 minutes. Make sure to leave extra time for your journeys this weekend.

The Atlanta chapter of America’s Future Foundation will host a public debate on the construction of the new Falcons and Braves stadiums on May 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Georgia Pacific Center, 133 Peachtree St. You can find out more information at this link.

Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Michael T. Sterling as interim executive director of AWDA, the city’s workforce development agency. Sterling served as Reed’s senior advisor and previously served as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Illinois. The appointment was made shortly after former executive director, Deborah Lum, announced her retirement.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.