Brandon Cory Goldberg
American Jewish Committee, Democratic Party of Georgia, Red Clay Democrats, Stonewall Bar Association, Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, State Bar of Georgia, Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta
Facebook and Instagram – /BrandonCoryGoldberg; Twitter – @GoldbergForATL
Atlanta City Council, Post 1 At Large
City Council is a place where I can put my experience of bridge-building to good use. There is a need for a change in this Council seat, and we deserve a better way of solving our problems through sustainable solutions with broad buy-in from different perspectives.
My extensive service in community organizations spans numerous categories of groups. From political to professional to religious, I have years of experience bringing people from different backgrounds and perspectives together to tackle difficult issues. This is exactly the kind of bridge-building that Atlanta needs.
We can all identify Atlanta’s issues. However, I’m the only candidate proposing specific ideas and doing so with the benefit of campaign advisory committees to ensure broad buy-in and sustainability.
I will be a friend and known quantity; someone constituents feel comfortable speaking with about items that need to be addressed. Too many people feel uncomfortable calling Council.
A perfect example is with the police training facility. Instead of a discussion on what kind of facility we should have and how we can work with police, the discussion was on the location. Regardless of whether someone liked the location, it should have been obvious to leaders that this was going to be a major conflict and delay. The location should have been changed at the start to avoid this.
The three major legislative issues facing Atlanta are public safety, transportation, and housing equity.
What prevents us from solving our issues is the divide in our community. We need not look any further than the 2017 mayoral runoff precinct results to see the stark divide in Atlanta. We need to bring people together from different backgrounds and perspectives to identify solutions that will have buy-in from all sides. As with my campaign, I will assemble community committees to do just this.