First Slice 3-15-16: Anti-PARKAtlanta legislation killed in committee

Plus, Google Fiber has quietly opened its first Atlanta storefront.

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A proposed constitutional amendment targeting PARKAtlanta was defeated in committee. The House panel rejected the legislation because it would have affected private parking enforcement in cities statewide. However, the only complaints are coming from Atlanta.

What’s the state going to do with the tax it makes from fireworks sales? Lawmakers want to use most of it for trauma care, plus firefighter training and emergency 9-1-1 services. Voters may see this measure on the ballot in November.

Google Fiber quietly opened its first Atlanta storefront in Sandy Springs Plaza, near Trader Joe’s. ToNeTo Atlanta peeked inside.

Grant Henry, owner of Church bar, took a walk-through of Ansley Park Apartments with a few developer/preservationist friends. He may be one step closer to realizing his dream of turning the property into a boutique hotel.

A piece of legislation aimed at expanding Georgia’s medical marijuana availability has stalled in the Senate. House Bill 722 would have added HIV/AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more to the list of qualifying medical conditions.

ICYMI: State Sen. Renee Unterman says the rape-kit bill was blocked because the sponsor “overly politicized” the measure.

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