Closer Look: State Rep. Brenda Lopez; Atlanta’s Tree Canopy; And More

State Rep. Brenda Lopez, D-Norcross, talks about her experience as the state's first Latina member in the general assembly.
State Rep. Brenda Lopez, D-Norcross, talks about her experience as the state's first Latina member in the general assembly.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:
  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the city of Brookhaven.
  • 2:18: The Atlanta City Council has approved measures to protect the city’s tree canopy. The ordinance imposes a 180-day moratorium on accepting any application to remove more than ten trees on residential zoned parcels of five acres or larger. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who proposed the ordinance, tells us more.
  • 19:30: State Rep. Brenda Lopez, D-Norcross, is Georgia’s first Latina in the general assembly. She tells us about what her win has done for the Latino community and the state.
  • 40: 51: We continue our affordable housing series, with a look at the concept of tiny houses coming to to the city of Clarkston. Bob Boyd, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in DeKalb, and Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry tell us more.

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