NPU-S Calendar of Events: February 24 - March 1

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, February 24 - ARTlanta OPEN Mondays - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St SW). Open mic & networking event for musicians to showcase their talents and mix & mingle with their peers within the art and music community. 
  • Tuesday, February 25 - Oakland City Community Organization - 6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Thursday, February 27 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.). Covers south of Beecher to north of Avon, from Cascade Heights to Westmont.  For more information, contact cascadeaveneighborhood@gmail.com
  • Saturday, February 29 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road). Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
External Events:
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!

Lane closure, Oakland City, Thursday 2/20 7am-7pm

We've just been informed of a lane closure for a commercial being shot in Oakland City:
Even/Odd will be shooting a commercial for Square on Thursday, 2/20/2020 at 902 Pinehurst Terrace SW between 7a-7p. We are working with the Mayor’s Office of Film/Entertainment to permit the eastbound lane of Richland Road between Pinehurst Terrace and Oakland Drive for working vehicles & equipment. We will be sure not to block driveways or mailboxes. Police officers will be on site to manage traffic flow and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

NPU-S General Meeting THIS Thursday, 2/20, 7pm @ VICARS

This Thursday the 20th will be our NPU General Meeting for February 2020, held, as always, on the third Thursday of the month.

At this meeting there will be a two voting items, and one item for comment:

  • U-19-39 - a Special Use Permit for a flea market;
  • Z-19-118 - a rezoning along a stretch of Beecher Ave;
  • 20-O-1003 - (comment only) a series of modifications to the NPU ordinances for the City of Atlanta

Supporting documents: http://bit.ly/NPUS2020SupportingDocs

We will have our customary reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and other City departments. Furthermore, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will be visiting us to let us know about the services they offer.

All this, and a drawing for two tickets to the March 13 College Park Skyhawks/Memphis Hustle game!

See you there!

When: Thursday, February 20, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaFebruary2020
Minutes from January's Meeting: http://bit.ly/NPUSJan2020Minutes


Free documentary: "Suppressed" - with new voting machine demonstration

Neighborhood Planing Unit S and State Senator Nan Orrock are pleased to announce a free screening of the the documentary "Suppressed: The Fight To Vote".

From the film's website:
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
In addition to the documentary, there will be a demonstration of Georgia's new voting machines on the premises.

This event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 1pm, at VICARS, 8383 Cascade Ave, 30311. Come on out!

Light refreshments will be served.

NPU University

The City of Atlanta has release the course schedule for their long-awaited NPU University classes.  NPU "U" is designed to inform and empower Atlanta citizens with free courses on how to engage with City services and organize effectively. A sample:

  • NP 1003 Parliamentary Procedures
  • NP 1009 Code Enforcement Academy
  • NP 1012 Bylaws Clinic
There's lots to love, and while classes are free, they are limited in size, so check it out!

You can view the courses online at https://www.npuatlanta.org/npuucatalog or download the course catalog PDF file at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-KQ8X-LHn5zJw9Hj7EGyhvogzphUAxIA. Furthermore, we'll be handing out printed copies of the catalog at the upcoming NPU meeting and other events. 

Last but not least: the the dates, times and location for each class will be announced approximately 30-45 days in advance.  If there is a class that interests you, complete the interest form online or in the catalog, and the City will reach out with all the relevant details as soon as they're available. For more information, send email to npumail@atlantaga.gov


NPU Kickball Tournament - Signup deadline March 27

From Mrs. McIntosh, NPU-L Chair:

"Anyone up for some go ole Kickball?

The NPU (Neighborhood Planning Unit) is starting a Kickball League. There's no strict qualifications or stipulations to participate. If you wish to play and live in a particular NPU, then sign-up. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, March 27th. If you are unaware of what NPU you reside in please click this link to see:
https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning/office-of-zoning-development/neighborhood-planning-unit-npu/neighborhood

Here's some additional information:
  • NO COST; its free
  • must be 18yrs or older to participate; 9-11 players needed to start a team.
  • each NPU will choose their team name, team color and identify a City of Atlanta Park to play in.
  • game day will be on a Sunday from 2:30 - 5:30 pm and consists of 5 innings.
  • the team that scores 10 points or leads within 50 minutes is the WINNER!
  • league to begin in May and end in June depending on how many NPU teams sign up. 
If interested please email chair@npulatlanta.org with your name and the NPU which you reside by March 27th.

For clarity: If you have never attended an NPU meeting or have not been in awhile; that's fine. You can still participate."

NPU-S Calendar of Events: February 17 - 23

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, February 17 - ARTlanta OPEN Mondays - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St SW). Open mic & networking event for musicians to showcase their talents and mix & mingle with their peers within the art and music community. 
  • Tuesday, February 18 - Beecher-Donnelly Community Association - 7pm, West End Family Life & Community Center (1191 Donnelly Ave SW). Covers the area between Oakland Drive and Cascade, from Richland to Donnelly.
  • Thursday, February 20 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave).
  • Saturday, February 22 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road). Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
External Events:
  • Wednesday, February 19 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audubon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
  • Friday, February 21 - PAPAC Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair - 10am, Atlanta Public Schools Coan Building (1550 Hosea L Williams Dr NE). Summer break is closer than you know so NOW is the time to make plans for fun times and enriching activities for kids! Please join us for our Annual Summer Camp Fair February 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the APS Coan Building, 1550 Hosea L. Williams Dr., Atlanta, GA 30317. Camps with multiple areas of interest will share application deadlines, costs and more. For details, email eholland@atlanta.k12.ga.us. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/papac-2020-summer-camp-enrichment-fair-tickets-89798665225
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!