The City of Atlanta announced today that it will strengthen its sustainable design standards for municipal facilities as part of the Sustainable Building Ordinance. Under the ordinance, all major renovations and new construction of city-owned facilities larger than 5,000 square feet are required to gain LEED New Construction (LEED NC) Silver Certification or greater, and all existing city-owned facilities larger than 25,000 square feet are required to gain the LEED Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED O+M) Certification. The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously last month o approve the Sustainable Building Ordinance.

Hosea Helps (formerly known as Hosea Feeds the Hungry) held a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 25 for the organization’s new headquarters at 2545 Forrest Hills Drive in the Perkerson area. With the support of the City of Atlanta that gave $200,000 towards the purchase of the four acre property, Citizens Trust Bank, and donations from the community, Hosea Helps plans to increase it’s service levels above the 20,000 individuals and families currently helped each year.

Atlanta’s Fox Theatre will be one of eight stops made by Hillary Clinton as she talks about her new memoir, What Happened, on Nov. 13.  Those interested in pre-sale tickets should visit HillaryClintonBookTour.com to receive an invitation along with the presale password to purchase tickets before the Sept. 18 general public on sale. The memoir follows the former First Lady and Secretary of State on her campaign for President against Donald Trump.

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.