NPU-S January Meeting (with raffle!) THIS Thursday, Jan 17

This Thursday, the 17th, is the regularly scheduled Neighborhood Planning Unit S meeting.  Come find out what's happening, and maybe win two tickets to the February 7 Hawks-Raptors game!

This month's meeting will have two voting items, a liquor license transfer and a zoning ordinance on adult day care facilities.  Beyond that, we have our normal lineup of city services and elected officials, keeping you informed and engaged with the City and County.

Agenda is at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJan2019 .

No Solid Waste Pickup Jan 21

In observation of the MLK holiday on the 21st, there will be no solid waste service on January 21st, and collection will be delayed one day for the rest of the week.

Renew/TSPLOST "Reprioritization" - Jan 23, CT Martin Rec Center

You may have heard that the $630M in revenue raised by the Renew Atlanta bond and TSPLOST has turned out not to be enough for all the projects it was supposed to fund. As a result, some items will be delayed, modified, or cut, and our elected officials are going around the city to discuss how to reallocate the money.

https://saportareport.com/new-round-of-public-meetings-scheduled-on-trims-to-atlanta-public-works-projects/

The first round Southwest quadrant meeting will be held at CT Martin Recreation center (3201 M.L.K. Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331), Wednesday, January 23, 6:30pm to 8pm.  If you want to weigh in on which projects are important to you, please go and give your City officials an earful.

12/20 NPU-S Christmas Party!


It's been a busy year and we're taking a little time to celebrate - come on out and join your neighbors and elected officials at our December meeting!

Yes, we're still holding the meeting, but it's scheduled to be super short, no more than a half hour. Then it's time to party!

Time: Thursday, December 20, 7pm
Place: VICARS, 838 Cascade Ave

For more information, call 404.890.0089 or email info@npu-s.org.

SEE YOU THERE!

Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders

The Guild and Transformation Alliance are excited to host the Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders! The Institute exists to empower participants to understand, engage, challenge, and ultimately reclaim finance as a tool for social justice. The Institute is not a "Finance 101" boot camp or a fundraising brainstorm; instead, it provides an introductory framework for the intersection of social justice and finance, where actionable, place-based financial concepts are learned within the practical context of social justice efforts. The Institute may benefit individual organizations (i.e., earned revenue strategies), but its objective is not solely to improve nonprofit financial sustainability; instead, the Institute exists to further movements, where people work in concert (e.g., push for more affordable housing → imagine developing a community land trust). It is an opportunity for social justice practitioners to explore the role of capital in their work in a way accessible for those not familiar with and/or historically excluded from finance. Participants leave the Institute with:

  • An understanding of how finance intersects with their work
  • A sense of the national and local financial ecosystems
  • Several strategies (for example, earned revenue strategies, impact investments, and investor engagement are some potential topics we may cover) to explore further and integrate into their work. To localize the Institute to Atlanta's context, The Guild and the TransFormation Alliance are working closely with Transform Finance to identify which strategies would be best to cover at the Institute. We are currently in the process of designing this part of the agenda

Spots in the institute are limited, so learn more and apply by 5:00 PM EST December 21, 2018.

Super Bowl LIII Traffic Plan Presentations

The Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee are hosting a series of townhall meetings this month to present traffic plans and local street and lane closures for Super Bowl LIII and related events beginning on Saturday, January 26 and ending Monday, February 4, 2019. The meetings will allow local residents and businesses to learn more about expectations for traffic flow management during the period leading up to the Super Bowl, and for gameday.

Representatives from the department and the committee will present detailed plans on traffic flow, as well as street and lane closures. Once the formal presentations are done, tables outside of the auditorium are set up for anyone interested in learning more about a specific area, such as Downtown, Westside, Midtown or Buckhead. We respectfully ask that any questions be directed to personnel at the tables after the formal presentations.

The meetings are scheduled to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, in Room C101, Building C, on the following dates and times:
  • Monday, December 17 at 6 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m
  • Thursday, December 20 at 10 a.m.
Parking will be available in the Red Deck and Gold Deck for $15.00.  Attendees can also arrive via MARTA and exit at the CNN/GWCC or Vine City Stations.