The Atlanta City Council makes the local laws, and in the Nov. 2 election, voters will have a chance to remake the Atlanta City Council. Voters will fill a vacancy for the City Council president, who leads the city if the mayor is ill or absent. Several of the district and at-large council seats are open, and almost all of the races are competitive. 

Atlanta Civic Circle and SaportaReport questioned all of the candidates to provide you with an unbiased guide to who they are and where they stand on major policy issues.

We asked the candidates about housing affordability, crime, public engagement and much more. To see their answers, click each candidate’s name on the list below. And if you’re not sure which council district you’re in, see our handy map.

Atlanta City Council President

Currently, there are five candidates qualified to run for City Council President

Hear from City Council President candidates during the Atlanta Small Business Forum with the Old Fourth Ward Association, ACC and Butter.ATL.

Hear from City Council At Large candidates during the Atlanta Small Business Forum with the Old Fourth Ward Association, ACC and Butter.ATL.

Hear from City Council District 5 candidates during the Atlanta Small Business Forum with the Old Fourth Ward Association, ACC and Butter.ATL.

City Council -District 7

City Council -District 8

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  1. It would be nice if it was easy to “comparison shop” across a subset of candidates with their answers in columns across the page. It’s a little overwhelming to flip back and forth for each candidate for 4 seats, my district plus 3 at-large candidates.
    Thanks, and I look forward to analysis of Constitutional amendments, etc. There is a terrible dearth of information on complex and consequential issues like this. It would be great if editors would provide their opinions too. When will the AJC step up to this!!??

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