Closer Look: Atlanta First Generation Graduates; Development of City-Owned Property; And More

Caleb Logan, Jalyn Radziminki, Keaira Banks, Ana Nguyen spoke with Rose Scott on today's "Closer Look."
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: The Department of City Planning is seeking ideas for the development of city-owned property, across from City Hall. This property was being considered for a new park late last year, but when Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms came into office, priorities for the property, and for other city-owned property assets, changed. The new goal: to build beautifully designed – and affordable – residential multifamily housing. We hear more from Tim Keane, Commissioner of City Planning for the City of Atlanta.
  • 20:47: Seattle’s City Council recently passed legislation, which taxes some of the cities largest employers, including Amazon, in an effort to raise revenue for affordable housing and efforts to address Seattle’s homelessness crisis. We revisit a conversation with Seattle Times business reporter, Matthew Day, and hear what Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore thinks about the metro Atlanta area possibly becoming home to Amazon’s second headquarters.
  • 34:40: We continue our series profiling recent graduates from nearby colleges and universities. Today, it’s a round table discussion with local, first generation graduates Ana Nguyen from Georgia State University, Keaira Banks from Georgia Tech, Caleb Logan from Oglethorpe University, and Jalyn Radziminski from Emory University.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.