ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delivered her second annual State of the City address Thursday morning.
At the State of the City, Bottoms shared her administration's vision for Atlanta and announced the City of Atlanta will create a Department of Transportation to consolidate work being done across several departments.
“I am proud to announce plans to create Atlanta’s first dedicated Department of Transportation, a one-stop shop to better deliver for our city’s mobility future,” said Mayor Bottoms.
The new Department of Transportation will eliminate organizational silos and lend focus to the essential job of creating mobility, according to the mayor's office.
“In our first year in office, we have already invested $100 million in public funds to create thousands of units of affordable housing,” said Mayor Bottoms, who appointed Terri Lee as the city’s first Chief Housing Officer last year. “This new goal will motivate us to accelerate our efforts to build One Atlanta by truly and tangibly creating an affordable, resilient and equitable city.”
Mayor Bottoms also announced the formation of the Atlanta Children's Memorial Commission, which is a group that will be charged with exploring ways to create lasting ways to remember the victims of the Atlanta Child Murders.
The State of the City was held at the Georgia World Congress Center. A special breakfast took place beforehand, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Committee for Progress.