Al Bartell

He first became involved in politics in the mid-80’s, impacting city council races in the Southeast region of the nation. Al found that the divisive rhetoric of the two major parties was ensuring that little progress was made in addressing the issues of most importance to citizens.

Starting 2002, he took on being an independent public policy leader and candidate, in an independent movement throughout the Southeast region of the United States.

Al has run for public office as U.S. Senator, Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Additionally, he ran for Mayor of the City of Atlanta in 2013. He is now running his second mayoral race to become the next Mayor of Atlanta.

Over the years, Al Bartell’s leadership has empowered neighborhood, community, faith, and small business leaders to interact and participate with government. Shared decision-making strategies are having a measurable impact in areas of critical importance to communities, cities, and nations. His collaborative relationship with local, national, and global leaders have successfully impacted the viability and vitality of governance.

“Time has come for a public policy framework that includes community in the multi-billion dollar economic strategy for this city,” Bartell stated in his candidacy announcement.

“The community deserves to hear about that from every candidate in Atlanta’s 2017 race for Mayor.”

“Economic control needs to be shared with community, and not forced on community. The community’s voice deserves to be independently displayed, and not diminished by a political marketing strategy.”

Pointing to the connection in Atlanta between environmental revitalization, major economic redevelopment and gentrification, Bartell stated in a recent news conference:

“Disruptive gentrification is real for disadvantaged neighborhoods. Major developers and pro-business stakeholders propose gentrification as a solution to the future. When community is not included in economic development decisions, disruptive gentrification is the ultimate sacrifice that we are no longer willing to pay in the city of Atlanta. For environmental and economic revitalization to succeed for all, we must have urban leaders become involved in the Environmental Movement of America.”

Al’s equity in governance communication throughout every campaign he runs remains constant:

that neighborhood, community, faith, and small business leaders have access to the public policy process to the same degree as lobbyists, special interest groups, and corporations.

Bartell for Mayor of Atlanta 2017

Al’s philosophy

Over the years, Al Bartell’s leadership has empowered neighborhood, community, faith, and small business leaders to interact and participate with government. Shared decision-making strategies are having a measurable impact in areas of critical importance to communities, cities, and nations. Al Bartell and his collaborative relationship with local, national, and global leaders have successfully impacted the viability and vitality of governance.

Starting now as a candidate for Mayor, Al Bartell has a vision to protect, restore and revitalize the City of Atlanta as a 21st century urban center in the southeast region of the nation.

Background

Al Bartell’s Global Impact:

  • U.S. Dept. of Defense on global initiatives for conflict resolution
  • Sierra Leonean leaders of the Diaspora on free and fair election strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Al Bartell’s Federal/U.S. Impact:

Congressional committees and Federal agencies   

  • housing and urban development 
  • crime and violence reduction
  • public health outcomes
  • the environment
  • economic development
  • urban rail transportation

Urban leaders involved in the Urban Waters Movement of America

Al Bartell’s State/Georgia Impact:

State house/senate committees and agencies   

  • community planning 
  • criminal justice/re-entry reform   
  • affordable healthcare
  • environmental protection 
  • trade and commerce 
  • T-SPLOST

Grassroots independent political candidates to impact state ballot access

Al Bartell’s Metro Atlanta Impact:

Urban county commissions 

  • regional planning/sustainability
  • juvenile justice
  • access to public health resources
  • water quality 
  • transit interconnectivity

–Participation in community-based strategies on urban development

Al Bartell’s City of Atlanta Impact:

City departments, council standing committees and agencies 

  • long-range city planning
  • community-police relations 
  • stormwater management 
  • transportation funding

Citywide roundtable discussions 

  • empowerment zones 
  • Beltline 
  • City of Atlanta budget
  • MARTA system 
  • small business development
  • City of Atlanta water and sewer consent decree

Planning sessions on the use of data to inform committees of the city council
–Development sessions on the use of data in city projects and programs
–Mediated communication between city departments and neighborhood planning units

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