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Council Member Andrea Boone to Co-Host Expungement Bowl Jan. 25

Post Date:01/18/2019 3:09 PM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
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Atlanta, GA 30303

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January 18, 2019

Council Member Andrea Boone to Co-Host Expungement Bowl Jan. 25

ATLANTA—Council member Andrea Boone wants to help the public clear misdemeanors off their criminal history. She is co-hosting the MLK Jr. Holiday Legacy Expungement Bowl Jan. 25 with Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage and the Georgia Justice Project. The free event is both an opportunity for misdemeanor record forgiveness and a second chance job fair.

"One misdemeanor can be life-altering. It could mean denied applications both for college admissions and jobs. Every week, I run across someone struggling to find work because of one regrettable decision. Everyone deserves a second chance,” Boone said. “This expungement bowl provides a judgement-free zone and an opportunity for a clean slate. I'm honored to join with Solicitor General Gammage for this very positive and impactful event."

“The civil rights movement continues today by ending mass incarcerations and creating new beginnings for jobs and safer communities,” Gammage added.

The MLK, Jr. holiday legacy expungement bowl will be held at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center, 3201 M.L. King, Jr. Drive SW, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Pre-registration for the event is required by Jan. 20. Additional registration information is at fultonrestorativejustice.org.

For more information, please contact Council member Andrea Boone’s office at 404-330-6055.

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The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Vacant; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

Council information, committee agendas and more may be found on the Atlanta City Council website here. Video archives of the council’s regularly scheduled meetings, committee meetings and work sessions may be found here.

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