Memorial Day Week Solid Waste Schedule

Solid waste, recycling, and yard trimming collections will not occur on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

All regularly scheduled pickups will be delayed by one day over the remaining week.

2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at

Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) was first fielded in 2009. The 2019 survey, designed by Blue Star Families in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and analyzed by Blue Star Families, will run through June 14 of this year.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and is confidential. Each respondent can enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card. The survey is open to all active-duty service members, veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and their families through June 14. The 2019 survey findings will be released in early 2020.

Questions? Contact Michele Bradfield at

Georgia Motor Vehicle System outages - May 21-27

The Georgia Motor Vehicle Division is in the middle of major upgrades to its computer system to serve drivers better. Unfortunately, while the work goes on, some services may be limited at certain times in May.

  • Kiosk and online renewals will not be available between May 21 and 27.
  • Vehicle registration and title services will be down May 23- 27. 

For more information go to

Generational Wealth Building Workshop - Thursday, May 23

The Generational Wealth Building Workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to qualify to have free estate planning documents drafted. These documents include a will, an advance directive, and a power of attorney.

Participants must also qualify for program services by being at least 60 years old or having no more than one home, two cars and less than $25,000 in any bank account.

MAY 23 2019
6-8 PM

Greater Turner Chapel AME Church
4650 Cascade Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

Priority will be first given to residents of need in the following zip codes: 30311, 30310, 30344, and 30331. For more information, please contact Jazz Watts: (706) 612-7084

NPU-S Calendar May 20-26

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 20 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9.
  • Tuesday, May 21 - 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, May 23 - 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
  • Saturday, May 25 - 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.

External Events:

  • Wednesday, May 22 - MILRA Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting - 5:30pm, Ft.McPherson, LRA Office (1794 Walker Avenue).
If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

NPU-S Meeting General Meeting *this* Thursday, May 16, 7pm

This Thursday the 16th will be our NPU General Meeting for May 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month we'll have four presentations, including a visit from County Commissioner Natalie Hall! We also have one voting item and two items for review, so it's going to be a pretty full evening!

And, of course, reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more!

See you there!

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW

Two special events this evening! Public Trust Task Force + Community Design Award

At 5:30 pm, the Mayor invites citizens to attend the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust.  
This will be held at the Old Council Chambers at City Hall, on the Mitchell Street side (68 Mitchell). According the the AJC,
The Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust will discuss its responsibilities and goals, as well as the city’s ethics, transparency, and compliance structures.
Atlanta City Council approved the 13-member task force in February to assess the city’s ethical and transparency guidelines. The task force is comprised of appointments by Bottoms, Atlanta City Council and Council President Felicia Moore. 

After that, 6:30 pm at Zoo Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Design will be holding its Annual Awards Program. This program includes a Community Design Award, and this year's award for NPU-S is for the Crystal Sykes / Cahaba Drive Trail

This small trail runs from the intersection of Cahaba and Sandtown to the intersection of Cahaba and Cummings, one block long. It was formerly an unpaved section of Cahaba surrounded by decaying properties. Thanks to neighborhood activism, the road was blocked off, but requests to have it paved were fruitless until, tragically, 11 year old Crystal Sykes died from an accident riding her bicycle along the rutted dirt pathway. This spurred the creation of the trail, maintained to this day by the Westridge-Sandtown Neighborhood Association.  

Members of the community will be honored tonight for their work on this project.