What are they hiding? Their tax returns

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Integrity, ethics, accountability, and transparency are principles I hold dear. I released my tax returns SIX months ago and I challenge the other persons seeking the mayor’s office to do the same. Citizens and voters deserve to know exactly what personal interests or conflicts exists in their next mayor. Call the … Continue reading What are they hiding? Their tax returns

PolitiFact wrong, John Eaves right on Atlanta Mayor’s lack of regional cooperation

Submitted by Verna Cleveland, Eaves For Atlanta Campaign Manager It’s rare that PolitiFact must be fact-checked, but the Eaves for Mayor Campaign has no choice but to correct PolitiFact’s “mostly false” claim against former Fulton County Chairman John Eaves, Thursday, Sept 28. Eaves is dead-on correct when he stated at a recent transportation forum: “The … Continue reading PolitiFact wrong, John Eaves right on Atlanta Mayor’s lack of regional cooperation

WSB-TV2, KISS 104.1FM hold Town Hall-styled forum: John Eaves wins big

Atlanta’s next mayor, John H. Eaves, Ph.D., easily won the latest debate pitting the former Chairman of Fulton County against his rivals from the City Council, a former city administrator, and a state senator. Taking questions from the moderators and audience, Eaves pointed out what made him stand apart from the field of candidates: leadership … Continue reading WSB-TV2, KISS 104.1FM hold Town Hall-styled forum: John Eaves wins big

An Open Letter to Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons

Dear Mr. Blank, I sat and watched with pride as you joined arm in arm with your players last Sunday with pride. I commend your show of unity with your players and support of their first amendment right of freedom of speech, as well as raising awareness of an important issue: Social Justice in America. … Continue reading An Open Letter to Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons

Black and Jewish: My Rosh Hashanah message to Atlanta

L'shanah Tovah! I owe my religious heritage to my Grandfather who immigrated to the United States from Jamaica in 1913. He came to this country to pursue a better life. Soon after his arrival, he converted to Judaism. My Grandfather's decision to convert more than ONE hundred years ago was very bold for a Black … Continue reading Black and Jewish: My Rosh Hashanah message to Atlanta

Atlanta’s transportation and mobility challenges are at crisis levels

Atlanta is poised to be one of the great cities of the world if it executes a robust regional transportation, transit, and commuter mobility system. While Atlanta, as a single jurisdiction, has 450,000 residents, it is a part of a mega region of 10 counties of 5 million people. One of our region's big challenges … Continue reading Atlanta’s transportation and mobility challenges are at crisis levels

Let’s have an honest conversation about property tax assessments

Note: This post was originally written on June 14, 2017 by John H. Eaves, Ph.D., former Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This year, unfortunately, thousands of residents have experienced unbelievable spikes in their property valuations, some as high as 50 to 100 percent increases! People are furious. That’s why over the past few weeks, … Continue reading Let’s have an honest conversation about property tax assessments