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Amid Government Shutdown, Atlanta Mayor Concerned For Super Bowl

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aid she's concerned about the impact the government shutdown will have on the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. 
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aid she's concerned about the impact the government shutdown will have on the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. 
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Ever since the NFL first announced Atlanta would host the Super Bowl, city officials have been eager to make sure Atlanta is presented in the best way possible.

But, in the midst of a partial government shutdown that has closed numerous federal agencies indefinitely, that eagerness has turned into anxiety–much of which falls on the shoulders of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Bottoms spoke with “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress on the phone from the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. She said she’s concerned about the impact the government shutdown will have on the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.