July 24 was a fun and entertaining evening for Atlantans as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted the re-launch of the quarterly event series “Political Cocktails” at the W in downtown Atlanta. Political Cocktails connects Atlanta’s brightest and most influential urban professionals with the political thought leaders of today; bringing awareness to political issues that have the power to shape America’s future.
Reed revealed everything from his childhood in Southwest Atlanta to his political career in his “couch” interview with Egypt Sherrod, V103 midday personality and HGTV host of “Property Virgins.”
The hot topic of the night was the regional transportation referendum (TSPLOST) that will be voted on next week. Mayor Reed encouraged the audience of over 200 attendees to support the sales tax law as an effort to help the economy, ease traffic and commuting woes and improve the overall quality of life for metro Atlantans. The mayor noted that TSPLOST will help Atlanta regain its competitive edge” in the global market and create jobs and contracting opportunities, adding that his administration has already spent over $900 million with women and minority businesses in the city of Atlanta.