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Councilwoman Proposes Economic Development Task Force For Southwest Atlanta

One of the crosswalks at Continental Colony Elementary School in SW Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Photo/ Brenna Beech)
One of the crosswalks at Continental Colony Elementary School in SW Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Photo/ Brenna Beech)
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Keisha Lance Bottoms tells Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer about the proposed Southwest Atlanta Economic Development Task Force.

Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms visited “A Closer Look” studios to talk about her proposal for an Economic Development Task Force for Southwest Atlanta.

The area, which stretches from Greenbriar Mall to the gated communities of Cascade, has experienced multiple periods of boom and bust, so she began the conversation by explaining what her proposal offers that’s different from the past.