Atlanta BeltLine Public Meetings on Thursday, April 26

News from the Atlanta BeltLine Community Engagement Team

Extent of the project area in relation to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and other landmarks

Join Councilmember Joyce Sheperd and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. to discuss the final design of the Southside Trail and what to expect now that Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) owns the corridor.

ABI has secured funding to complete final design for the Southside Trail and we hope you can join us to be reminded of work performed to date and hear how to stay engaged. In addition to the design work, you may have heard that we recently purchased the land where the future trail and transit will go. While the trail is not yet open, we are working to activate the corridor. Come hear what you can expect in the next 12 months.

The opportunity for additional community input and supporting meeting materials can be found at: These materials will be posted the day of the meeting.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm
Arthur Langford Jr. Recreation Center
1614 Arthur Langford Jr. Place, Atlanta, GA 30315

Download Meeting Flyer

2018 City of Atlanta Prepare-A-Thon

The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 City of Atlanta’s PrepareAthon. For those who may not know, PrepareAthon is a National campaign to motivate people and communities to take action to prepare for and protect themselves against disasters. There will be presentations along with a fair-like experience.

It will be held on Monday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center at 110 Hilliard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

NPU-S meeting this Thursday, April 19, 7pm - with raffle!


It's time again for the monthly NPU-S meeting, held every third Thursday of the month.  This month, we've got two voting matters and several informative presentations. The agenda can be found at

Plus, this month we're giving away a copy of John Lewis' critically acclaimed graphical memoir, March. March details Lewis' life from childhood up to the historic march on Selma, and has won several awards.  We're giving away the three-volume slipcover edition to one lucky attendant!

What: NPU-S General Meeting
When: April 19, 2018, 7pm-9pm calendar
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Ave map

See you there!

Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II

Back in February, we passed Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Update Phase I - the "Quick Fixes" phase. The City is now rolling out Phase II, and like Phase I, it covers a lot of ground.

The City is trying to get a little further out in front of these proposed changes, and is having a series of forums on the topic. The one nearest to NPU-S is happening this upcoming Monday:

When: Monday, April 9, 6-8pm
Where: Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW,  Conference Room A
Calendar link here

There are thirteen topics being covered in this round. Here's some PDF documentation on the proposed changes:

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please attend the forum, come to the next NPU meeting, or contact our Land Use team at

ARTLanta Fair - Ft. Mac - April 12-15

ARTlanta Fair

The fair, reimagined.

From April 12th- 15th, The ARTlanta Gallery is bringing an art fair to Historic Fort McPherson, in the heart of the newly revitalized SW Atlanta called the ARTlanta Fair.

From 12-8pm, we’ll be open for the whole family to enjoy, including kids games, art shows, and events. From 8pm-11pm, we’ll be catering to our older crowd (18+), by offering drinks and other adult themed nighttime events. The ARTlanta Fair is something you’ve never experienced before. The ARTlanta Fair is the fair, reimagined.

For more information and tickets, go to

Spring Storm Safety Tips from Ga. Power

Georgia Power stresses safety during spring storm season

Company offers outage resources and safety tips to prepare for a storm

ATLANTA – March 30, 2018– Spring storm season is here and Georgia Power is encouraging customers to be prepared when severe weather strikes. According to the National Weather Service, an average of 30 tornadoes occur in Georgia every year, however in 2017, more than 100 tornadoes were confirmed across the state. While March, April and May are typically the most active months for severe thunderstorms and tornadic activity, they can strike at any time.

Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during severe weather and offers the following storm tips:
  • Before a Storm: Stay aware and check the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Check your emergency kit, unplug major appliances and charge cell phones in case you lose power.
  • During a Storm: Take safe shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows and doors. Avoid contact with conductors of electricity - appliances, metal objects and water.
  • After a Storm: Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.

Georgia Power Tools You Can Use
  • Outage Alerts: Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center: Available at, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
  • Outage Map: Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power's interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times. The company is also posting regular updates with localized estimated restoration times on the Outage Map.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App: Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
  • @GeorgiaPower on Twitter: Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Sadie G. Mays Hiring Event - April 2, 2pm-6:30

April 7 - WAWA 12th Annual Urban Forest Festival

Celebrate Spring at the 12th Annual Urban Forest Festival at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11 am - 4 pm.

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) invite you to celebrate southwest Atlanta’s urban forests. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, family-friendly and fun-filled for the whole family!

Families are invited to learn about our incredible urban forests and their wildlife inhabitants. There will be educational and entertaining exhibits, live wildlife, guided hikes and tours of the 26-acre OAC urban forest, food sampling, giveaways, and hands-on activities and demonstrations by WAWA, NWF’s Earth Tomorrow Program, the USDA Forest Service, and other partners. This a great event to kick off Spring!

For the comfort of all, no pets please.

Register at

Upcoming Neighborhood Watch training CANCELED

Due to the cyber breach issues, the March 31st Neighborhood Watch training has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Seeking information about car crash, Avon + Cahaba, Monday afternoon

Reposted from Nextdoor Venetian Hills:

Teens Run Car into House

Need to identify the other passengers to understand what occurred. At this time driver is in custody, a female passenger injured but tried to run from the scene on foot anyway, and 2 other potential older passengers ran off. Lost left extensive damage to apartment and stone struck my dogs occupying their beds while I was at work. APD was involved but due to Atlanta system being down the exchange or availability of information is limited. Description of vehicle involved – Color: Gold, Make: Lexus, Model: LX470, Year: 2002, Type: SUV, License Plate: 7BG90, Other details: Avon Ave SW and Cahaba Dr SW