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Dan Sweat oral history interview, December 5, 1996

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: SweatD_19961205_P-8

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Shep Barbash. Among topics discussed: Various constituencies for which Sweat has worked--county interests, the poor, business interests; Central Atlanta Progress; Sweat's political identification; Chattahoochee River Corridor Plan; Marvin Arrington; Sweat's support from activist neighborhood people; getting hired at Central Atlanta Progress; Homeless Task Force; Luce Group and Charles Loudermilk support Andrew Young; Alvin Ferst of Rich's; Billy Stern; Atlanta Regional Commission activities--Regional Transportation Plan, Air Quality Plan; Howard Brockey; Phil Hammer; EOA; reorganization and issues of Central Atlanta Progress after Sweat was hired. Possibility of acquiring Techwood-Clark Howell Homes for luxury housing; Homeless Task Force; Hosea Williams; Reverend Ted Clark; John Portman; Bedford-Pine; Benjamin Brown; interviews of Techwood-Clark Howell residents; Maynard Jackson's views on the potential luxury housing; Alliance for Human Services and homeless plans; Sweat's leadership and managerial styles; International City Managers Association; Shirley Franklin. Sweat's problem-solving and training strategies; Chattahoochee River Plan as one of Sweat's proudest accomplishments; James Mackay; Jimmy Carter; Buford Dam; real estate development in Fulton and Cobb Counties; Atlanta Regional Commission; major issues involved in Chattahoochee River Plan--growth/development, conservation/environment, historic preservation, grant monies; Bruce McGregor; Randall Roark.


  • Creation: December 5, 1996


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.


1 item(s) (transcript (45 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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