don’t know much about local politics.

atlanta has a new mayor. and he is apparently getting down to work.

and it’s sad to say that i actually don’t know much about him or local, atlanta politics – the personalities involved, the issues – i really don’t know much about any of it. i learned enough during the recent election to make a (somewhat) informed decision about the mayoral race, but that really was the only election i felt even remotely qualified to vote in as a city resident.

and i don’t really like that.

i consider myself to be the type of citizen that wants to be informed, but i just don’t really know where to start. i read ben’s blog and get some inside info there and creative loafing does a decent job. despite it being hyper-partisan i got good info out of blog for democracy too, but then their feed stopped responding in my feed reader. and none of this was enough to really feel informed.

so suggestions anyone? what do you do to really get informed about what is going on in this city from a government and political standpoint?

i also might try going to a city council meeting sometime, although that would really be upping the ante. maybe i can convinice ben to go with me.

1 Comment so far

  1. Ben K (unregistered) on January 14th, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    Well, you’ve got a better chance of getting me to go to the city council than you do of going to a fulton county commission meeting. well, maybe if we bring popcorn and coca cola…

    i’m down with a city council meeting, provided we have a time limit. A committee meeting is just where some of the real issues get aired sometimes, so maybe that, too.



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