It’s official, Keisha Lance Bottoms has been sworn in as Atlanta’s 60th mayor, and the second woman, after Shirley Franklin, to be elected to the position. She took the oath of office at Morehouse College on Tuesday.
During her inauguration speech, Mayor Bottoms said, “Black girl magic is something I have experienced throughout my life & experienced daily during our campaign. I truly believe it was the energy and inspiration of generations of “black girl magic” that fueled our victory.”
Bottoms said that a $1 billion housing affordability plan, ethics reform and an improved partnership between the city and Atlanta Public Schools are priorities items on her list.
“As promised, I will push our Progressive Agenda forward by creating Commissions in the critical areas of criminal justice reform, affordable housing, homelessness, economic development and workforce training.”
“I am pleased to announce that I will work with stakeholders across the city to create a citywide Children’s College Savings account for each child entering kindergarten in the Atlanta public schools,” Mayor Bottoms said.
Naturally, Atlanta’s 60th is trending on Twitter:
In her inaugural address, @KeishaBottoms, sworn in moments ago as Atlanta's 60th mayor, tells the audience about her family's journey that led her to this moment: "I am the hope of the slave."
— hey, auntie (@emarvelous) January 2, 2018
— I_Am_Beautiful_Soul (@beautifulsoul40) January 2, 2018