Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed seeks to re-engage Fulton County leaders in a discussion on public safety in his second term, and is considering use of the Atlanta City Jail to house more criminals, he said in his inaugural address Monday.
Crime was one of many topics Reed discussed as he laid out his agenda for the next four years at City Hall. His goals include chipping away at a $900 million backlog of infrastructure needs with a bond referendum worth up to $250 million, raising private funds to send underprivileged students to college, continuing to support the Port of Savannah expansion project and bolstering Atlanta’s technology hub.
But his primary focus was on public safety and repeat-offender rates. During his speech at the Atlanta Civic Center where he, the Atlanta City Council and municipal court judges were sworn in for a four-year term, the mayor called upon county partners to help.