Closer Look: Atlanta City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane Talks E-Scooter Restrictions, Efforts to Preserve Historic Music Venue; Learning to Dismantle Racism with the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
0:00: Rose gives a news brief on an e-scooter accident that injured a 15-year-old boy last night.
In other news, Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi introduced legislation yesterday to ban single-use plastic items from city-owned buildings.
2:30: In the days since the two most recent mass murders took place — the first in El Paso, Texas and the second, less than twenty-four hours later, in Dayton, Ohio there are renewed national conversations about gun violence and racism. Dismantling racism and racial healing are key parts of the work of Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Closer Look visited Dr. Meeks at the center last year and, today, we revisit that conversation.
35:55: Atlanta City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane joins Closer Look to discuss the City Council’s latest move to restrict the issuance of new e-scooter permits. Plus, he talks the future of a historic music venue at 152 Nassau Street. A resolution to save the venue from demolition passed Atlanta City Council yesterday.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.