Mayor Reed outlines changes in future storm response

Mayor Reed outlines changes in future storm response

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Mayor Kasim Reed addressed changes that will take place to ensure the city of Atlanta is not paralyzed by a winter weather storm again.

The mayor spoke to the Atlanta Press Club during a luncheon at Capital City Club on Friday. In addition to outlining his vision for future storms, he promised to assemble a task force for a comprehensive review of how the city in responding to this past week's winter weather.

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