Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen “doesn’t know what she’s talking about” in a dispute over deeds the city holds to APS property.
He went on to say,
Reed called her remarks “an unfortunate political stunt” and blamed it on her relatively short time in Atlanta…“I thought that one, she’s new, she’s inexperienced in this city and doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Reed said.
Atlanta has held the deeds since 1996 and is under no legal obligation to release them, he noted. “So I’m not the first mayor not to turn over the deeds. Clearly there is a reason they haven’t been turned over,” he said.
Reed said Wednesday that he is focused on resolving the Beltline conflict, noting the property deeds will be part of the solution.
Reed’s comments raise some interesting questions. What specifically did Carstarphen say that was incorrect? He did not say. Under what legal authority does he withhold the property deeds? Again, he does not say.
As he has done in the past on the Beltline issue, Reed goes to his preferred playbook – insults and irrelevancies.
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