Kasim+Reed

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Kasim Reed

Reed previously served as mayor of Atlanta for two terms, from 2010-2018. Reed has also served in the Georgia General Assembly, Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate. According to his campaign website, as Mayor, Reed was credited for increasing core city services while reducing the City’s spending during the worst recession in 80 years. If elected, Reed hopes to get violent crime under control. 

Economy

  • Recruit more companies to Atlanta by expanding success obtained by Invest Atlanta
  • Expand Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI)
  • Give Atlanta citizens with more access to checking accounts and banking services by matching 50,000 to expand financial literacy

Crime

  • Hire and train 750 new Atlanta Police Department (ADP) officers to have a force that covers the city
  • Triple the city’s network of traffic cameras and add safety surveillance to public parks
  • Establish LGBTQ+ hate crime protections in the APD’s Special Victims Unit

Social Equity

  • Work with local businesses on mentorships programs for at-risk youth
  • Increase support for LGBTQ+ small and micro businesses
  • Equal pay and equal opportunity across the board for all employees

Housing

  • Ensure affordability and workforce housing throughout the city by building houses for middle-income city employees so they can live in the town they serve
  • Double the number of affordable housing near MARTA stations 
  • Create Atlanta’s first-ever Office of Anti-Displacement

Infrastructure

  • Repave potholes and resurface major roads in the city on a timely track
  • Repair and update Atlanta’s storm drainage system
  • Eliminate the $1 billion infrastructure backlog for Atlanta’s public works procurement