How they voted, what they said
Carla Smith - District 1 - “I want to put everyone at ease that no general funds money will ever be used in this deal.”
Ivory Lee Young - District 3 — “The combined efforts of the neighborhood, the administration and the Falcons now goes into perfecting (plans to improve) Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hills.”
Cleta Winslow - District 4 -- “I want to thank the mayor, Arthur Blank and the community for all coming together to help make the community benefits package a reality.”
Natalyn Archibong - District 5 - “This moved us forward in a way for us to have a vibrant downtown, while having a significant impact on the … quality life in those three neighborhoods.”
Yolanda Adrean - District 8 — “You never get everything you want. But I am proud of how far the council pushed the needle to get this done.”
C.T. Martin - District 10 — “We are going to build a state-of-the-art stadium and not disrespect anybody in the process.”
Keisha Bottoms - District 11 — “This is one of the best deals that I have seen since I have been on council.”
Joyce Sheperd - District 12 — “This is a win for the city, but we really need to educate the residents and make sure they clearly understand what is going on with this deal. I heard of lot of stuff today that was just not true.”
Michael Bond — Post 1 At-Large — “We can correct mistakes made when we built the Dome. We can finally transform that community to what it was when I was a tyke.”
Aaron Watson - Post 2 At-Large — “The decision to include the community benefits agreement was a fantastic opportunity … It should have been done the last time.”
H. Lamar Willis - Post 3 At-Large — “Contrary to what has been said, this issue has been debated to the point where council could make great policy for our constituents.”
Kwanza Hall - District 2 – “I think it is going in the right direction, but we needed more time on this.”
Alex Wan - District 6 -- Declined to comment.
Howard Shook - District 7 — Could not be reached.
Felicia Moore - District 9— “I grew up near a train track and my mother always said, ‘Don’t play around the train track.’ Well, the train is coming …I am gonna sit on the platform and bid you all adieu.”