The Atlanta City Council’s public safety, legal administration and transportation committees will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss legislation on regulating shareable dockless scooters and other electric devices. The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote on regulations for the scooters and bikes being offered by companies like Bird, Lime and Muving. You can read more about the proliferation of these devices in our editorial at this link.

The Atlanta Board of Education has announced it will increase the 2018 property taxes it will levy this year by 8.23 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) held its third public hearing on the proposed millage rate on July 23 and will add an additional public hearing on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to allow citizens an opportunity to express their opinions on the district’s proposed tax rates. The hearing will be held at the Atlanta Public Schools Center for Learning and Leadership (CLL) at 130 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta GA 30303. 

Bank of America Plaza

The newly renovated Bank of America Plaza in Midtown has announced three new tenants to the 55-story building. Revel Systems, a San Francisco-based tech firm, signed a 25,547-square-foot full-floor lease on the building’s 38th floor and will move into upgraded, loft-style offices that are part of the tower’s expanding spec suite program. Groundfloor, a real estate lending marketplace, will occupy 7,746 square feet and Florence Healthcare, which handles clinical trial data, will move into 4,106 square feet.

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.