Apparently Al Bartell is running for Mayor of Atlanta. I actually met Al Bartell many years ago when I was Chairman of the Gwinnett GOP and he was running for a different office. Anyway, Al is running for Mayor of Atlanta and will be holding a press conference today before the City Council meets:
ATLANTA – On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00am, Public Policy Leader Al Bartell will hold a news conference on the steps of the historic Atlanta City Hall entrance (68 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta 30303) to champion numerous major city stakeholders, particularly city employees, that Bartell says are currently being excluded in Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s FY 2014 City Budget decision-making processes.
Bartell will also call for the Atlanta Mayor to cease political blackmail tactics, he says, Reed has been brazenly using on Atlanta City Council members. According to Bartell, Mayor Reed has been “hi-jacking” the Council to sway their votes on passage of critical legislation in the City of Atlanta, now to include the 2014 Atlanta City Budget.
“King Kasim’s” imperialism tactics have barred true engagement from happening, particularly with the city’s employees, throughout the City’s 2014 budget processes,” asserts the seasoned Bartell, a frequent visitor to City Council Finance Committee and Full Council meetings. “Our first responders deserve a raise, not disrespect for their critical services, and the money is available to pay all employees more!”