Mayor meets with Atlanta business leaders, says public safety remains ‘top priority’

Public safety “remains a top discussion area and priority,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said following a recent meeting with Atlanta business and community leaders. The mayor’s comments to reporters came after she briefed the 36-member Atlanta Committee for Progress during a closed-door session on June 11. The meeting this past Friday preceded another weekend with multiple shootings. Violent crime in Atlanta is up 12% year to date, and businesses are alarmed that the trend could hurt economic…

Public safety “remains a top discussion area and priority,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said following a recent meeting with Atlanta business and community leaders. The mayor’s comments to reporters came after she briefed the 36-member Atlanta Committee for Progress during a closed-door session on June 11. The meeting this past Friday preceded another weekend with multiple shootings. Violent crime in Atlanta is up 12% year to date, and businesses are alarmed that the trend could hurt economic…

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