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News Briefs: Midtown Alliance meeting; BeltLine study group; Love Our City campaign

News Briefs: Midtown Alliance meeting; BeltLine study group; Love Our City campaign

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Midtown Alliance President Kevin Green at the annual meeting at the Fox Theatre. (Courtesy Midtown Alliance) More than 1,000 business and civic leaders, residents and partners gathered at the Fox Theatre for the Midtown Alliance 2018 annual meeting on Feb. 13. “It was only due to the hard work of so many people that Midtown has become the jewel of the South,” said Midtown Alliance Board Chair Mark Toro in his opening remarks. Midtown Alliance President and CEO Kevin Green discussed current imperatives for Midtown amid an era of profound growth that has ushered in 5K new jobs announced for the district in the past 12 months and 30+ major development projects under construction or having cleared the development review process. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discussed economic strateg
News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

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Atlanta Fire Chief Joel Baker Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker will official retire on Feb. 15.  During his tenure, Baker led the effort to ensure that the AFRD maintained its ISO Class 1 rating and international accreditation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He also led the development and management of department initiatives including the Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute and Citizens Fire Academy. Baker began his professional fire service career with the City of East Point Fire Department in 1986 and joined AFRD in 1988. First Deputy Chief Randall Slaughter will serve as Interim Fire Chief. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera are joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprof