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Kalvin A. Bennett

NONPARTISAN

Kalvin A. Bennett is running for South Fulton City Council Member Runoff, District 5.

Political background

Kalvin A. Bennett previously ran for city council member of South Fulton in 2017, but did not win.

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Professional background

Kalvin is the principal and owner of KBTAX Insurance Services. Kalvin also owns BRAK Logistics and BRAK Investment Corp.

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Personal background

Kalvin was born in South Carolina. Kalvin has a bachelor of arts degree from National-Louis University. Kalvin also holds a master of legal science degree from Kaplan University. He is a father of two children and currently lives in the South Fulton area. He served in the military.

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Natural Resources & the Environment

As of November 10, 2023, Kalvin A. Bennett’s website did not contain information on this issue.

Housing & Urban Development

  • Plans to create a housing authority to limit the amount of purchases by real estate investors in local neighborhoods.
  • Opposes allowing the city to become "a more transient community" that makes it hard for local citizens to purchase homes.
  • Wants to limit the amount of multi-family and rental developments in the area and instead increase the inventory of affordable homes.

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Candidate website

Public Safety

  • Wants to reinstate the police precinct of the Old National corridor.
  • Plans to address high rates of crime specifically in the Camelot condominiums development.
  • Supports further investment in police and policing technology.
  • Wants to "encourage and initiate community interaction with law enforcement."
  • Wants to decrease response times for emergency services in the city.

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Public Services

  • Wants to reinvest in the Old National corridor to stimulate small business activity.
  • Plans to transform the Old National Highway into a "classy and culturally savvy entertainment, dining, and family friendly corridor."
  • Wants to use the Atlantic Station as an example for transforming local zones into areas of investment and high business activity.
  • Opposes the "annexation of most commercial parcels throughout the city."
  • Plans to create a "senior citizen center."

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Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Wants to further invest in the city's tourism infrastructure.
  • Said that the city must take advantage of having "the backdrop of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport" and capitalize on the potential for tourism revenue.

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