James was in the parking lot. He looked very sick. “You’ve got to get help,” I said. He told me he had nothing to eat and that drugs were devouring him. “What can I do?” (Check out Cliff's latest on the encounter with one of Atlanta's many displaced LGBTQ youth.)
The dirtiest street in Atlanta, Cheshire Bridge, is suffering an apocalyptic case of gentrification. Police are harassing sexual playgrounds like...
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Alex Wan coasted to victory over his two opponents in the Atlanta City Council District 6 race with nearly 80 percent of the vote.
With 94 percent of the precincts reporting, Wan had 77 percent of the vote, or 3,125 votes; while Mike Boyle had 14 percent with 573 votes; and Tracey Austin finishing last with 377 votes, or 9 percent, according to unofficial results from the Fulton County election office.
In a 9 to 6 vote on Monday, the Atlanta City Council voted against rezoning Cheshire Bridge Road that would have caused at least seven adult businesses to be shut down by 2018.
The proposed ordinances, sponsored by openly gay council member Alex Wan, sought to rezone two districts along the popular thoroughfare which has become known as the city's red light district.
In a 3-2 vote, with one abstention, the Atlanta Zoning Committee voted to approve proposed legislation that would oust adult businesses along Cheshire Bridge Road by 2018.
Voting in favor were Keisha Lance Bottoms, chair of the committee; Alex Wan, co-chair and sponsor of the legislation; and Carla Smith. Voting no were Howard Shook and Ivory Lee Young. Joyce Sheperd, who arrived late to the meeting, abstained.
Next stop for the controversial legislation that has been amended numerous times before it was decided to focus solely on strip clubs and sex stores is the full City Council on June 3.
The new grassroots group QUEER UP! Atlanta is going toe-to-toe with supporters of proposed ordinances to rub out adult businesses on Cheshire Bridge Road with a petition of their own.
The group's petition is named, "Alex Wan & NPU-F's zoning proposal.: Atlanta City Council Members: Vote NO on Cheshire Bridge changes!" and is a direct response to a petition started Monday by those living in the neighborhoods surrounding the popular thoroughfare.
The group is also asking people to show up at the city's Zoning Committee meeting on May 29.
A petition popped up this week on change.org urging the Atlanta City Council to banish adult businesses on Cheshire Bridge Road.
Posted to the popular website by a group calling itself "Concerned Atlanta Residents" and made up of people living in the area, the petition states, "Adult businesses are incompatible with residential neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods were here decades before the adult businesses started appearing on Cheshire Bridge through a series of zoning loopholes and poor decisions/enforcement by the City of Atlanta."
Applause broke out in the packed Atlanta City Council chambers Thursday after the Zoning Review Board voted to deny approval...