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Michael Julian Bond

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Michael Julian Bond

Incumbent Michael Julian Bond has served in Atlanta since 2009. He serves as a member of the Public Safety committees, Community Development/Human Resources and the Committee on Council. Bond is also the Chief Programs Officer and Deputy Director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Atlanta branch (NAACP). Bond was born and raised in Atlanta and attended Frederick Douglass High School, Morehouse College, and Georgia State University. Bond is also a sworn public safety officer. He also worked with the $50 million Homeless Opportunity Project.

Economy 

  • Believes in “conservative fiscal management” of public dollars
  • Introduced legislation to cap annual increases in ad valorem taxes for homesteaded residential and commercial taxes to three percent per year

Crime 

  • Believes maintaining a fully staffed police force of 2,000 officers  that are well-compensated is one key to addressing the city’s public safety challenges, and public safety personnel should be the highest paid in the state of GA

Social Equity 

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Housing 

  • Believes housing affordability less than 30% of monthly gross income
  • Working to implement monthly utilities-aligning with HUD
  • Plans to implement equitable affordable housing policy

Infrastructure 

  • He plans to incorporate approvals to the Community Development Plan at the NPU level