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Mayoral and city council candidates speed date with business group

May 11,2017

Source: Maria Saporta, Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Committee for a Better Atlanta held its version of political “speed dating” Thursday with four different forums with candidates running for Atlanta mayor and president of the Atlanta City Council.

But most of the buzz in the room circled around the one mayoral candidate who did not attend – Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood, who is ahead in the polls.

The candidates were given 30 seconds to respond to a variety of questions – from casino gambling to affordable housing to transportation to sales tax for the arts.

The CBA did hear from 11 mayoral candidates, including three who have not always been invited to participate in mayoral forums – Al Bartell, Debra Hampton and Laban King.

Read highlights from each of the candidates here.