Thursday, Aug 2 - More MARTA Community Forum at Ft. McPherson

More MARTA Atlanta is a partnership between MARTA and the City of Atlanta, developing a program of transit projects that will provide more service, accessibility, and reliability than ever before. Come meet with MARTA and City officials to learn more about how MARTA expansion will improve your community — plus, ask questions and give your input on the proposed project list.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fort McPherson
1788 Hardee Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Hosted By: Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce Sheperd (District 12), Marcia Collier Overstreet (District 11), and Cleta Winslow (District 4)

For more information, please contact 404-848-4135 or

MLK Street Closure - August through December

Please be advised of the temporary closure of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, SW between Forsyth Street, SW and Ted Turner Drive, SW (Formerly Spring Street) effective Wednesday, August 1, 2018 through early December 2018. This closure is due to the removal of the west ramp on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the widening of the east ramp on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Forsyth Street to Ted Turner Drive. The sidewalk on the eastside of MLK Jr., Drive between Forsyth Street, SW and Ted Turner Drive, SW will remain open for pedestrian and cyclist use.

The detour route for the temporary closure of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SW is as follows:

Northbound MLK, Jr. Dr., SW Traffic
·       Left onto Forsyth Street, SW
·       Right on Trinity Avenue, SW
·       Right on Ted Turner Drive, SW 

Restorative Justice - Record Expungement - August 11. Registration extended!

Georgia Power stresses safety during storm season

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

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.

Atlanta City Studio lecture: "Atlanta's DNA: The Capture of land on the West Side, 1930–1963"

TUESDAY, July 31st from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join the Atlanta City Studio for a talk by PHYLLIS LAWHORN about a long-forgotten story—the capture of land on the West Side of Atlanta for black middle-class homes in the 1930s to 1960s. It is a fascinating story of the unlikely alliances and compromises city leaders made, all with the goal of keeping Atlanta the “Jewel of the South.”

To RSVP Email

NPU-S General Meeting This Thursday, July 19, 7pm, at VICARS

Greetings, fellow NPU residents!

Tomorrow will be our NPU General Meeting for July 2018, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This particular meeting has many presentations:
  • Georgia Heirs Property Law Center will be there to speak on the Generational Poverty Law Project, a 3-year joint venture between Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, and the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, collaborating to protect homes and families in metro-Atlanta. 
  • ELEVATE 2018 plans to talk about their upcoming events in the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Cascade Heights, Venetian Hills, Cascade Road, Beecher Hills and Audubon Forest.
  • BeltLine Rail Now is seeking the NPU's support on their petition.
  • More MARTA is looking for feedback on their proposed projects ahead of the projects being presented to the MARTA Board;
  • and Ryse Interactive is seeking a letter of support for their proposed acquisition of the former Arkwright Elementary School to build a studio.

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

See you there!

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW

Historic Preservation Workshop - Wednesday, July 18 6pm

The City of Atlanta, Department of City Planning invites you and your neighbors to join us at our Historic Preservation Workshop on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:00pm. The workshop will take place at the Atlanta City Studio and will be targeted to residents of the Cascade, Peyton Forest and Audobon Forest Districts.

8th Annual Homeless Initiative

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Sheriff's Office's Chaplaincy Program are asking for volunteers and donations for their 8th annual Homeless Initiative.

The picture above shows dozens of people who came to receive items from the Homeless Initiative in 2017. Donations are needed by August 8, 2018 for this year's Homeless Initiative. Items needed include: soap, socks, baby wipes, towels and trash bags. You can request a donation pickup or volunteer for the event by calling Lt. S. Edwards at 404-612-3113 or Sgt. J. Price at 404-612-3480. The items will be dispersed during the Homeless Initiative on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse.

Needed items include:
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Washcloths
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Nail Clippers
  • Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrushes
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Feminine Products
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream
  • Tissue
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Band-Aids
  • Socks
  • Trash Bags/Ziplock Bags
  • Baby Wipes
  • Foot Powder
  • Adult Diapers

Fulton County Emergency Services Launches Text to 9-1-1

Fulton County Emergency Services is pleased to announce the successful launch of Text to 9-1-1 service on July 1, 2018. Fulton County’s Text to 9-1-1 uses the latest state-of-the-art technology allowing hearing and speech-impaired residents, as well as those in potentially dangerous situations, to reach out for help.

Text to 9-1-1 requires a cell phone that has the capability to send text messages. Location services must be enabled and text messages should be brief, easily understood, and should not contain abbreviations, emoji’s, or slang. Currently, the texting service is only available in English; other language solutions are in development and will be implemented as soon as they become available. The system cannot receive photos or videos at this time.

For more information go to

Reminder: Your Solid Waste Pickup Day is Changing THIS week!

For years, the day of the week our trash has been collected has been Wednesday - the day for Southwest Atlanta. However, the City has created new, more efficient collection routes that are not based on quadrant.

Starting this week, July 9th, the new pickup days go into effect!

To find out which day of the week your house will be serviced, go to

Early Voting Underway

Fulton County has 12 Early Voting locations for the 2018 General Primary/Nonpartisan and Special Election Runoff. Polls are open Monday through Friday until July 20, 2018. Polls will also be will open Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. During the final week of early voting, Monday, July 16 – Friday July 20, polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Early Voting hours are:

  • Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 14 – 8:30 a. m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 16 – Friday July 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sample ballots can be found at

Trash pickup tomorrow, July 5

Don't forget, folks, that our trash pickup will be delayed a day this week due to the July 4 holiday.

Also! Don't forget that starting next week, trash pickup will be different days for different addresses. Find out the pickup day for your address at .

Council District 12 Neighborhood Blueprint Plan Review 4 - July 11