Mayor Meets With Atlanta Business Leaders, Says Public Safety Remains Top Priority

Public safety “remains a top discussion area and priority,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said following a recent meeting with Atlanta business and community leaders.

The mayor’s comments to reporters came after she briefed the 36-member Atlanta Committee for Progress during a closed-door session on June 11.

The meeting this past Friday preceded another weekend with multiple shootings. Violent crime in Atlanta is up 12% year to date, and businesses are alarmed that the trend could hurt economic development just as the city emerges from the grips of the global pandemic. Bottoms…

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