Politics is a Long Game With Many Placeholders…

Hello Bosses, last week’s little shake up in Atlanta city politics comes as no surprise. Politics is a long game and some of the players, wait for the right time to stroll in and walk away with victory. As you begin to look closer at the opponents in this long game of the 2021 Atlanta Mayoral race it is easy to see many telling signs in the beginning. 1. How many candidates are in the race or how few, that has more to do with one’s ego and the “I think I can do this job better” syndrome. 2. How few opponents are in the race; this is more about respect for the one’s whom have announced and the true knowing that they are the best person for the position.

Incumbent Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, has withdrawn from the 2021 race after stating that she would mount a vigorous race for a second term after Felicia Moore’s announcement.

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The registered candidates thus far Felicia Moore and six others have officially joined the Atlanta Mayoral Race 2021. Bosses, please do your Due Diligence and research the candidates to see if they share in your values, needs and wants for Atlanta and yourselves. There is a lot of announcing and very few qualifications being shown off during this time of candidate interviews. Candidates are raising money, interviewing and unabashedly smiling into the camera but so few are qualified to do the job. Everyone is not a Maynard Jackson but for anyone that has a fraction of the experience and integrity please step up, please do so immediately. Four years is a short time for a true, long game.

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Registered candidates thus far Felicia Moore and six other candidates have officially joined the Atlanta Mayoral Race 2021. Bosses, please do your Due Diligence and research the candidates to see if they share your values and wants for Atlanta the same things that you do. There is a lot of announcing and very few qualifications being shown off during this time of candidate interviews. Candidates are raising money, interviewing and unabashedly smiling into the camera and so few are qualified to do this job everyone is not a Maynard Jackson but for anyone that has a fraction of the experience and integrity please step up, please do so immediately. Four years is a short time for a true, long game.

Midtown is proposing a green space over the Downtown Connector that could cost over $1 billion.

Supporters say it would sit above part of the Downtown Connector and span across 10 blocks.

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The east side communities spent years planning and building concrete jungles and now they want to put a green space above it. Whoever thought of this is selfish, greedy and do not care that people are homeless, dying and hungry not to mention we have police on payroll that we pay and they kill black people. Can some great thought and time go into resolving that??? Let’s get real there is nothing about this project that will do anything to help us live better lives here in Atlanta. This is a big project that will make someone, rich. I have two words for this project, Piedmont Park. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/proposed-midtown-green-space-could-cost-12-billion/85-5bf3e39c-8d44-44c1-bebb-7f2fef9d9c41?

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The American Society of Civil Engineers earlier this year gave Georgia a C+ on its 2019 infrastructure report card. Here’s the breakdown:

Aviation: B+

Bridges: C+

Dams: D

Drinking water: B-

Energy: B

Parks and recreation: C-

Ports: B-

Rail: B

Roads: C+

Schools: B

Solid waste: C

Stormwater: C-

Transit: D+

Wastewater: D+

The report card grade comes from a committee of 50 Georgia civil engineers using eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience and innovation. A score of D equates to “poor, at risk.”

Ok Bosses, which of the elected/ hires do you think oversees this type of infrastructure projects as a requirement of the position for?

  1. Senators
  2. Congress
  3. House
  4. City Council
  5. Mayor

Please share your responses and let’s take the mystery out of these positions and how they should work for,
“We The People”.

The more we know and the better informed we are about political positions, the responsibilities of those positions, And the track records of the incumbent and candidates the process for voting will become much more discerning for us. and only then will we have safe and well maintained roads and infrastructure to travel to and from work on without feeling a need for a chiropractor and a mechanic. if we put the very best people in place who actually care about our quality of life.

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Civic Education is only taught in some US Schools…

And that is clearly Voter Suppression, so once again the elected/ hires put this in place to deprive people from voting and of course it is people of color because some schools do teach a vigorous curricula of Civics Education. Here is a good read with stats, measures and key factors, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-k-12/reports/2018/02/21/446857/state-civics-education/, The State of Civics Education
by Sarah Shapiro and Catherine Brown, go on to state “While this research highlights that no state currently provides sufficient and comprehensive civic education, there is reason to be optimistic that high-quality civics education can impact civic behavior.” and “Teaching Tolerance also funds school-level, classroom-level, and district-level projects that engage in youth development and encourage civics in action. Shapiro and Brown also stated “Few states provide service-learning opportunities or engage students in relevant project-based learning. In addition, few students are sufficiently prepared to pass the AP U.S. government exam.”

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Voting is a Rites of Passage, all 18 year olds should look forward to this citizen action, but if schools do not teach it then they do not.

Typically I am not a big Rap fan but I understood everything that DJ Yellow, said… We must vote every election and vote the entire ballot, It all matters.