Atlanta City Council honors late Ivory Young

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The Atlanta City Council paid tribute to one of their own Monday. Councilman Ivory Young passes away last week. He was 56.

The council observed a moment of silence Monday afternoon in Young’s memory and draped a black cloth over the late councilman’s chair.

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Organizers also placed Young’s signature boater hat in front of his former seat.

Young had served on the Atlanta City Council since 2002 and helped to shepherd re-development efforts on the Westside and the construction of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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