ATL Councilman Amir Farokhi discusses stalled maintenance projects, More MARTA audit

Smart Growth America, a nonprofit organization that advocates for federal policies and programs that support neighborhood development, recently produced the report “Divided by Design.” It looks at historical data of how one built and one unbuilt highway in Atlanta and Washington D.C. have disproportionately impacted Black residents.

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The Atlanta Department of Transportation has a growing list of old and new maintenance projects.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” District 2 Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi discusses Atlanta’s history of underfunding the city’s maintenance needs and what needs to be done to streamline the process of maintaining city roads and infrastructure.

During the conversation, Farokhi talked with show host Rose Scott about Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ 2023 State of the City address, calls for a More MARTA audit, and improvements for DeKalb Ave.