Mayoral Candidates Discuss the Future of Atlanta and the Upper Westside

Mayoral candidates Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore and Kasim Reed each shared their vision for Atlanta, should they become the city’s next mayor, last Wednesday night at The Works. Lisa Rayam, anchor and producer of  WABE’s Morning Edition, moderated the event. She asked the mayoral candidates questions on sources of transportation funding, how they would tackle housing affordability, addressing public safety, and creating more greenspace. You can watch the forum anytime here at Upper Westside ATL’s facebook page

29:12 The forum began with each candidate addressing the audience with a short speech on why they’re running for mayor

The candidates were then asked 6 main questions on:

48:22 Q1. Affordable Housing

56:30 Q2. Transportation – RENEW/TSPLOST

1:05:20 Q3. Transportation – ATL DOT

1:14:49 Q4. Public Safety – Crime

1:22:45 Q5. Public Safety – Atlanta Detention Center

1:31:26 Q6. Parks & Recreation Space

1:40:00 Four short answer questions on housing density, transit, economic mobility, and the Buckhead City movement followed.

2:07:20 The forum Q&A concluded with five yes-or-no questions. 

2:13:07 The five mayoral candidates gave closing statements. 

The Upper Westside CID is proud to have facilitated such a successful event with our partners The Works and Northwest Community Alliance. We hope you enjoy the recording and continue to engage with the candidates as you decide who will best lead our city next. See you at the polls on November 2nd!