ATLANTA — In her first State of the City speech, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms waited until near the end to address her most significant challenge: restoring public trust.
“What has been broken must be fixed,” Bottoms said. “And we will repair the trust between the people who help make Atlanta work and the people for whom work is being done.”
Bottoms touted a wide variety of accomplishments during her first 100 days, including eliminating cash bail at the municipal court, resolving a protracted dispute with Atlanta Public Schools over property deeds and creating a re-entry program that provides jobs to men serving prison terms for nonviolent offenses.
“I am committed, with your work, to bringing Atlanta together, so that every person and every community is empowered to contribute and share in the prosperity our city has to offer," Bottoms said.
Bottoms said she also plans to tackle human trafficking – a major problem in Atlanta.
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