Campaigns are starting to heat up for the Nov. 5 election and at least two gay incumbents have drawn challengers in their races for reelection.
Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan is serving his first term representing the heavily gay District 6 post after being sworn into office in 2010. When elected he became the first openly gay man, as well as the fi rst Asian-American, to serve on the council.
He’s drawn two challengers, who filed right before the Aug. 30 qualifying deadline — Tracey Austin, a mother who is active in the Morningside elementary school programs; and Mike Boyle, neighborhood activist and a stay-at-home dad who is currently seeking with the help of investors to find a small business to purchase and operate on his own.
Atlanta's popular gay dance club Jungle may be in danger of being closed after a neighborhood panel postponed a vote to approve a permanent liquor license, according to a story in the Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch.
By a 5-4 vote on Monday, Neighborhood Planning Unit-F delayed a vote to give Jungle owner Richard Cherskov a permanent liquor license because he didn't follow procedure by first addressing its neighborhood association, reports the Patch.
Jungle's temporary liquor license expires in March and Cherskov must now make time to meet with the neighborhood association before returning to the planning unit. That process could take longer than April's expiration date.