A look at Atlanta mayoral candidate Felicia Moore
This year, there will be 14 candidates on the ballot for Atlanta mayor. In this article, we’ll introduce you to one of the 14 candidates: Felicia Moore.
Who is Felicia Moore?
Felicia Moore currently serves as Atlanta City Council President. She was elected to the role in 2017. She previously served as a city council member representing District 9, which covers northwest Atlanta. She held her city council seat for 20 years.
Felicia is a licensed real estate broker. She has lived in Atlanta for 35 years. She graduated from Central State University in Ohio, and she has a masters of science in accounting from Central Michigan University. She was president of her neighborhood association and chair of her Neighborhood Planning Unit. She currently lives in the Collier Heights Community.
What are some of Felicia’s top priorities if elected?
Housing: Felicia said she would address housing affordability by looking at the “entire spectrum” of housing, including units for unsheltered people and city workers. She thinks it is important for agencies to stop providing public assistance when it is not necessary. She also wants to start a workforce development agency to provide job training so that people can work to afford homes.
Public Safety: Felicia wants to increase resident confidence in law enforcement. She plans to launch a search for a permanent police chief, hire more police officers to fill empty openings in the police department, increase police presence on the streets and address disciplinary issues to reward good officers and remove bad officers. She says Atlanta needs to make sure violent offenders aren’t released from prison early. She also wants to create a group of trained, unarmed mental health professionals who respond specifically to mental health crises.
How can I learn more?
To find out more about Felicia’s positions on other issues, you can visit her full profile at www.branch.vote.
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