NPU-S Calendar of Events: Apr 19 - Apr 25

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Apr 19 - Fri Apr 23. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to COVID-19 labor shortages, the Department of Public Works will pick up recycling and yard trimmings on alternating weeks, recycling one week, yard trimmings the other. This week is yard trimmings.


    Garbage will continue to be picked up every week.
  • Tue Apr 20, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
  • Wed Apr 21, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj. By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to special programs and services for senior citizens, including but not limited to housing and home repairs, financial assistance programs, and social services;
    2. all matters related to education, including but not limited to primary and secondary education, adult education, parent-teacher relationships, and after-school programs and activities;
    3. and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.

    Ruby Simmons, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org
  • Thu Apr 22, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO) (Online). Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97987226201 Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201 Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#
  • Sat Apr 24, 10:00am. OCCO Community Cleanup. The Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City, 1305 Oakland Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Contact Carissa Zedaker at carissasellshouses@gmail.com for more information.
  • Sat Apr 24, 12:00am. Felicia Moore NPU-S Meet + Greet. Meet City Council President and candidate for Mayor Felicia Moore!

    https://zoom.us/j/95116372782

    Meeting ID: 951 1637 2782 
    Passcode: 806934 

    One tap mobile+13017158592,,95116372782#,,,,*806934# US 
    Dial in - your location +1 301 715 8592

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Tue Apr 20, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Apr 21, 7:00pm. NPU-I. Zoom - To join the remote meeting, click here. Dial-In: 301-715-8592, access code, 92613332610#. Meeting ID: 926 1333 2610   Passcode: 905252.

    NPU I is comprised of the neighborhoods of:
    • Audobon Forest
    • Audobon Forest West
    • Beecher Hills
    • Cascade Heights
    • Chalet Woods
    • Collier Heights
    • East Ardley Road
    • Florida Heights
    • Green Acres Valley
    • Green Forest Acres
    • Harland Terrace
    • Horseshoe Community
    • Ivan Hill
    • Magnum Manor
    • Peyton Forest
    • West Manor
    • Westhaven
  • Sun Apr 25, 3:00pm. Conversation: It's in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior. The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, is honored to host a conversation between author Steve Fiffer and Al Vivian about the life and work of his late father, Civil Rights Movement icon Dr. C. T. Vivian. This program is free to the public. You may register here.

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

NPU-S Meeting Tonight, April 15, 7pm

 

 

The NPU-S General Meeting will be held this Thursday, April 15, at 7pm.

As usual, our meeting is being held over Google Meet. Attendees should register beforehand! If you do not register then we cannot count your attendance or verify your identity on voting matters.

This month we'll have seven voting items - but don't worry, they're really about three things:

  • 20-O-1772/CDP-20-045 - An ordinance and matching CDP changes to adopt the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 2 Master Plan
  • Z-21-21/CDP-21-18 and Z-21-22/CDP-21-19 - these are rezonings with paired CDP changes for the RYSE Interactive redevelopment of the former Arkwright Elementary school, which is two separate parcels.
  • Z-21-27 - a proposed update of the City's tree preservation ordinance
We'll also have two presentations:
  • Urban Planning & Management: Police Reform and Law Enforcement Survey
  • Power Haus Creative: Ash Nash
As always,  representatives from the police, code enforcement, public works, and other City departments will call in to give reports, and we'll discuss NPU and community programs for our constituents. Come on out!

To register, either  go online at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register, or call (770) 744-5311 and leave a message with a way for us to reach you.

Agenda, minutes, and supporting documents can be found on http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs

To attend the meeting:

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Apr 12 - Apr 19

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Apr 12 - Fri Apr 16. Recycling Collected. Due to COVID-19 labor shortages, the Department of Public Works will pick up recycling and yard trimmings on alternating weeks, recycling one week, yard trimmings the other. This week is recycling.

    Garbage will continue to be picked up every week.
  • Mon Apr 12, 7:00pm. Beecher Hills Community Association. BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse, 2315 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96697956397
    Meeting ID: 966 9795 6397
    Dial-In646-558-8656, access code,96697956397#
  • Tue Apr 13, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
  • Thu Apr 15, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj. By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570. Our monthly community meeting! Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and let the City know what you think. Please register beforehand at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register!
  • Sat Apr 17, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/oig-rtct-yhd. By phone: +1 747-202-2723 password 942081556. Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods
  • Sat Apr 17, 12:00am. Avon Triangle Beautification (CANO). Avon Avenue Southwest & Chatham Avenue Southwest, Avon Ave SW & Chatham Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Mon Apr 12, 7:00pm. NPU-V. (location varies).
    NPU V comprises the neighborhoods of 
    • Adair Park
    • Capitol Gateway
    • Mechanicsville
    • Peoplestown
    • Pittsburgh
    • Summerhill
    https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
    Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112

    Dial-In 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
  • Tue Apr 13, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Apr 14, 7:00pm. NPU-T. 
    NPU T Comprises the neighborhoods of
    • Ashview Heights
    • Atlanta University Center
    • Harris Chiles
    • Just Us
    • The Villages at Castleberry Hill
    • West End
    • Westview

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-qgpj8jHdwlwLTAaKW5F6HpwWNiTO_h
    Meeting ID: 881 8388 4978      Password: 144796

     Or call: 16465588656,,88183884978#

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

MARTA TO RESTORE BUS ROUTES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will restore 58 previously suspended bus routes on Saturday, April 24, after completing the installation of state-of-the-art air filtration and purification systems on all buses and receiving support from the federal government to enforce mask wearing. MARTA suspended 70 of its 110 bus routes on April 20, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was intensifying and the need for maintaining social distance was paramount to reducing the spread of the virus. In the months since, 12 routes have been reinstated as conditions allowed

"We understand the reduction in bus routes created a hardship for many of our customers, and we are appreciative of their patience as we balanced providing a service with protecting public health," said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. "Public transit by its very nature goes against social distancing and by placing all 540 buses in our fleet on a reduced number of routes a year ago, we were able to provide more room for our customers and hopefully slow the spread of the virus. With the installation of filters that rid the air of harmful pathogens and the new federally mandated mask requirement, we feel we can now safely return to full bus service."

Over the past few months, MARTA has installed Bipolar Ionization air filters on all buses, in addition to the antimicrobial filters already in place. These newest air-filtering devices eliminate airborne pathogens and deliver clean air every 75 seconds, without producing ozone or other harmful by-products. All buses will continue to be thoroughly disinfected every 24 hours, as well as cleaned mid-service as needed. Protective polycarbonate shields remain around all bus operator cabs and free masks are available on board every bus, either through a mask dispenser located near the front door, or from an operator when dispensers are running low.

"Protecting the health of our customers and the bus operators who have continued to work throughout the pandemic providing an essential service, was our first priority," said MARTA Deputy General Manager of Operations Collie Greenwood. "It was imperative that every bus was equipped with an advanced air filtering system and that all customers were masked before returning to pre-COVID bus service levels."

MARTA's Bus Operations and Planning Department will spend the next few weeks preparing for full route restoration by updating digital and print bus schedules, removing signage from previously closed bus stops, and assigning routes to operators.

For bus route information and videos detailing the restoration of service and COVID-19 protocols visit https://www.itsmarta.com/servicerestoration.aspx. For real-time service alerts follow @MARTAservice on Twitter or download the MARTA On The Go app.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Apr 4 - Apr 11

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Apr 5 - Fri Apr 9. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to COVID-19 labor shortages, the Department of Public Works will pick up recycling and yard trimmings on alternating weeks, recycling one week, yard trimmings the other. This week is yard trimmings.

    Garbage will continue to be picked up every week.
  • Wed Apr 7, 6:15pm. NPU-S Land Use Committee meeting. By video: meet.google.com/hoi-bzjq-ytu. By phone: +1 929-249-4634 password 536874704.
    Please joins us for the April NPU-S Zoning Meeting when we will have a discussion to understand the City's tree ordinances from the perspective of the impact on residents and communities.

    Guest Speakers include:

    Ms. deLille Anthony
    Chair, Tree Canopy Committee, Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods

    Darryl Haddock
    UWFP Proctor Creek Ambassador, Environmental Education Director 
    West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)

    This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to the development of residential, commercial, and other large-scale development projects;
    2. all matters related to zoning, economic development, business expansion and retention, and urban design;
    3. all matters related to traffic and transportation planning;
    4. and all matters related to enforcement of City Codes.

    Karen Babino, Chair: land@npu-s.org. 770-912-3922 cell
  • Thu Apr 8, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj. By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
    2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
    3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.
Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
  • Sat Apr 10, 10:00am. OCCO Community Cleanup. The Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City, 1305 Oakland Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Contact Carissa Zedaker at carissasellshouses@gmail.com for more information.
  • Sat Apr 10, 10:00am. WAWA: Service Saturdays. Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Registration required: wawa-online.eventbrite.com WAWA 404 752 5385
  • Sat Apr 10, 2:00pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. 
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89162832077

    Call in:
    +1 312 626 6799
    Meeting ID: 891 6283 2077
  • Sun, Apr 11, 4:45pm. NPU-S Executive Committee Meeting
The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 
Video: meet.google.com/hyk-sqxs-fya
Phone: (US) +1 628-400-8610‬ PIN: ‪455 206 767‬#

    External events
    Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

    • Tue Apr 6, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

      These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

      PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Tue Apr 6, 6:00pm. Fulton County District 5 Town Hall - COVID 19. District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. will host a virtual own hall with constituents on April 6, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss Fulton County's efforts to handle the COVID-19 pandemic including discussions on the vaccination and testing programs. 

      Among those scheduled to participate is Fulton County Board of Health Director Dr. Lynn Paxton as residents will have the opportunity to address their concerns directly to the director about the handling of this pandemic and receive important information on the current state of the crisis in Fulton County.

      Residents who wish to submit questions for public comment can send those to fulton.communication@fultoncountyga.gov or they register to comment via the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/99099660258?pwd=S0M5R3RCS3dkcFJaODVQUHBWQ0Yvdz09. Those wishing to view the town hall will be able to watch it at https://www.youtube.com/FultonGovernmentTV.
    • Wed Apr 7, 7:00pm. NPU-R. Remote: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83595037850

      Meeting ID: 835 9503 7850

      One tap mobile dial: +16465588656,,83595037850#


      NPU R is comprised of the neighborhoods of
      • Adams Park
      • Campbellton Road
      • Fort Valley
      • Greenbriar
      • Laurens Valley
      • Pamond Park
      • Southwest
    • Wed Apr 7, 7:30pm. Legislative Session Wrap-Up. Please join GA State Senator Sonya Hall and Ga House Representative Stacey Evans for a Legislative Session Wrap-Up.

      Registration is at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdOyhpjwrEt0rCgnnSxfmxJw0SAv3ZXTZ

    Public Hearings
    City, County, State and other public meetings:

    No events on calendar

    If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

    Policing Alternatives - Help, not Harassment

     

    Have you ever seen someone acting out in public and wished you could get them help instead of having to call the police?

    Now there's an alternative - PAD, the Policing Alternatives and Diversion program, that allows you to call 311 to request assistance, not enforcement.

    PAD responds to non-emergency quality of life concerns related to mental health, substance use or extreme poverty. This includes:

    •  Disturbances (such as someone yelling outside a business or blocking traffic)
    • Public indecency (such as someone naked or bathing in a public place)
    • Welfare (such as someone asking for food or help)
    • Mental health (such as someone who appears disoriented, erratic, or is talking to themselves)
    • Substance use (such as someone using drugs in public)
    • Basic needs (such as someone in need of shelter and sleeping outside)
    • Public health (such as someone getting food from a dumpster or using the bathroom in a public place)

    To make a referral for non-emergency concerns, simply dial 311 (or 404-546-0311 outside the city limits).
    PAD only accepts Community Referrals through the 311 phone line, not through the mobile app or 311website.

    For more information, go to https://www.atlantapad.org/