Atlanta Streets Alive Route,Timing, and Local Access Updates

From Sagirah Jones, Atlanta Streets Alive Community Engagement Coordinator (sagirah@atlantabike.org, 404-881-1112 x 10):

1) Route modification: The route runs from Cascade Avenue (at the intersection of Donnelly Avenue) to Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard (at West Ontario Avenue) continuing on to Georgia Avenue (at Hank Aaron Drive).  This morning, MARTA provided an approved bus re-route plan that does not place undue burden on transit users the way the previous route would have.

2) Time change: The program run time has changed from 2pm - 6pm to 2:30pm - 6:30pm. This was a compromise between church leaders' preferred program start time of 3pm and resident feedback asking for the start time to stay at 2pm. Additionally, this end time provides enough daylight time to safely clear the streets (sunset will occur around 7:25pm).

3) Local access:  Churches, residents, and businesses directly on the route will have street access until 1:30pm. At the end of the program, local street access will begin again at 7pm. We just ask that drivers use caution during these times as there will be program partners, workers, and volunteers setting up and breaking down the program.

As we move forward with program delivery to neighborhoods that support Atlanta Streets Alive and were extremely vocal in having the program in Southwest Atlanta in order to assist with the advocacy efforts of their communities, we want to ensure we have provided solutions that accommodate your concerns.

Additionally, you are invited to attend a Community Info Session on Thursday, August 22nd, 5:30pm at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. The session will provide you with more information about our program and advocacy, as well as share details on how your business, church, or organization can participate. Please RSVP at www.atlantastreetsalive.com/southwestinfosession. Food and beverages will be provided.


Fulton County to Open 3 Early Voting Sites Aug 26 – Sept 13 for Special Election

Residents of Fulton Commission District 6 and Atlanta Board of Education District 2 County voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the September 17 Special Election. Residents are encouraged to verify their eligibility to vote in this special election by visiting www.mvp.sos.ga.gov before heading to the polls and to take advantage of Early Voting to avoid long lines on Election Day.

Three early voting locations will be open:

  • Monday, Aug 26 – Friday, Aug 30: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept 3 – Saturday, Sept 7: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2)
  • Monday, Sept 9 – Friday, Sept 13: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • NO Sunday Voting


Early Voting Locations:

  • Fairburn Library, 60 Valley View Dr, Fairburn 30213
  • Fulton County Government, Center 130 Peachtree St, SW Atlanta 30303
  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Rd, College Park 30349


Residents can verify their voter eligibility in this election by visiting www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Election Day for the 2019 Special Election will be Tuesday, Sept 17. Eligible voters have to vote at their designated polling location on Election Day.

Visit www.fultonelections.com or call 404-612-7020 for more information.

http://fultoncountyga.gov/latest-news/9528-fulton-to-open-3-early-voting-sites-aug-26--sept-13-for-special-election

Atlanta Beltline Southwest Study Group Meeting - Subarea 1 and LCI Master Plan Updates, August 28, 6pm, The MET

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and City of Atlanta Planning Department teamed up to coordinate two Master Planning efforts – Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 and West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Master Plan updates. The Subarea 1 geography includes the West End LCI area and several more neighborhoods – Westview, Adair Park, Oakland City; parts of Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh and Cascade Avenue.

This is an opportunity to report out on findings from several public meetings throughout the spring and summer and help prioritize the draft final recommendations for land use (e.g. mixed use, housing, commercial services), mobility (e.g. trails, sidewalks, bikes, transit), parks and greenspace in BeltLine Subarea 1.

This is the third of four planned public meetings, followed by meetings with the affected NPUs inside the subarea, and ultimately City Council approval.

August 28, 2019 from 6-8pm
The MET (The Metropolitan Studio Lofts)
680 Murphy Ave. SW, Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30310 (Building 675)

Event info

More information available on the event flyer, which can be accessed here: https://beltlineorg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Southwest-Study-Group-Subarea-1-Draft-Recommendations-8.28.19.pdf


Oakland City MARTA Station finally getting Murphy St. elevator

From https://leadership.saportareport.com/transit/2019/08/12/marta-begins-installing-oakland-city-station-elevator:

MARTA staff has been installing supporting equipment such as fire protection, elevator communications, CCTV cameras, and a new MARTA Police Department area in the concourse to ensure the safety and security of the station.
The current schedule has the elevator opening in mid-October, after a round of safety inspections and testing. MARTA and Schindler are working to complete the project sooner to better serve customers.

Reopened NPU-S bylaws effort

After bringing the (proposed) revised NPU-S bylaws to the July NPU-S meeting and to assorted neighborhood associations, several people have suggested clarifications and changes, and others wrote in with questions.

Given the level of interest shown in the bylaws update, and given that the bylaws must be submitted to the City by September 30th, the Executive Committee has signed off on a plan to reopen the update effort in a timely manner.

Briefly, we will hold a special bylaws meeting to put together a ballot of proposed changes.  They will then be voted on at the September General Meeting. This way, each change can be considered by the entire Body, instead of presenting a completed work for an up-or-down vote.

Here are the details:

  • The bylaws meeting will be held September 7, from 11am to 1pm, at the Outdoor Activity Center (1441 Richland Rd).  If you cannot make it in person, you can participate either online  at https://meet.google.com/mrr-esmf-jgn or by calling in on the conference line at 314-474-2124‬ PIN ‪323 519 045‬#.
  • The goal of the meeting is not to come up with a finished set of bylaws. Instead, the goal will be to create a ballot of proposed changes to the bylaws, along with explanatory text for each proposal. 
  • The ballot will be published on social media and distributed to the neighborhood organizations ahead of the September 19th General Meeting. 
  • At the September meeting, the Body will participate in a "vote-a-rama" on the ballot items. 

This approach should offer a good balance between speed, openness, and flexibility. We are grateful for the renewed interest that the community has shown in this fundamental topic.

Closing the Homeownership Gap in Metro Atlanta and Beyond, August 28, 8:30am, The Carter Center

Presented by Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, in collaboration with Urban Institute, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, NeighborWorks America.

The racial wealth gap has been growing over the past five decades and has reached the point where white households hold more than ten times the wealth of black households. The homeownership gap between black and white families is 30 percent.

On August 28, 2019, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP), in collaboration with Urban Institute, National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and NeighborWorks America, will host a summit entitled Closing the Homeownership Gap in Metro Atlanta and Beyond.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

The event is free to attend, but registration in advance is required. REGISTER NOW.

The event overview and presenters can be downloaded here.

Special Election: Vice Chair

So our Vice Chair, Daniel Burroughs, is moving out of the area, leaving the NPU with a vacancy. On Sunday, the Executive Committee appointed Morgan Cooper, our current Secretary, to act in capacity as Vice Chair for the remainder of the term; but in accordance with Article VIII, Section 5 of our bylaws:
Section 5: Whenever any vacancy occurs, the Executive Committee may select a person to fill such vacancy until the next meeting of NPU-S. The person selected by the Executive Committee to fill the vacancy shall be considered a nominee for the position. The vacant position shall be filled by election at the next meeting of NPU-S.
Therefore, at the August meeting, we will take nominations from the floor and hold a snap election for the position of Vice Chair.  This election is only to complete the existing term, which ends  December 2019; in November, the regular NPU-S officer elections will be held for the 2020-21 term. 

General Meeting this Thursday, 8/15, 7pm

This Thursday the 15th will be our NPU General Meeting for August 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

At this meeting there will be two presentations, a special event approval, and a zoning ordinance vote, plus announcements about developments with Atlanta Streets Alive and the NPU-S Bylaws effort. 

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

See you there!

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaAugust2019

NPU-S Calendar of Events, August 12 - 18

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, August 12 - 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. 
  • Update: the Fulton Fresh Market ended at this location last week, our apologies for the error. Tuesday, August 13 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.
  • Tuesday, August 13 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Dr). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information.
  • Thursday, August 14 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave).
  • Saturday, August 17 - 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
  • Saturday, August 17 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am. Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.
External Events:
  • Monday, August 12 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center (341 Kelly St SE). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, August 14 - Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair - 9am, Impact Event Center (2323 Sylvan Rd). Free on-site services for jobseekers. Register at https://www.opportunityatl.org/job-fair.
  • Wednesday, August 14 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Lee & White St Community Room (1020 White St SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.  Please note, this is a different location from the regular meeting space.
  • Saturday, August 17 - Atlanta Planning Advisory Board General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave).
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!

Proposed bylaws changes

In February, NPU-S called a meeting of a Bylaws Committee to go over the current bylaws and review proposed changes. After a period of review and revision, the Executive Committee approved the proposed changes for vote at the General Meeting.

The timeline originally was to hold the vote in August, as the bylaws were introduced to the General Body at the July meeting. However, since the August meeting is typically lightly attended, and the deadline for bylaws submission to the City is end of September, it seems like a better idea to give the community extra time to review and comment on the bylaw changes. Vote will be held at the September meeting.

The directory containing the bylaws is at:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=131Em9xdTcMX9CmO_lIaBBJSV931Be5aN

There are four PDF documents in the directory:

  • 2017 bylaws - the current bylaws that the NPU operates under
  • 2010-2011 bylaws - a previous version for historical comparison
  • The current proposed 2019 version, and
  • An annotated version of the proposed 2019 bylaws.
The annotated version uses colors to show the differences between the 2017 version and the proposed version. Added sections are highlighted in green; changes sections are highlighted in yellow, and deleted sections are in highlighted in red with strikethrough.

Most of the changes are minor:
  • Some sections were simply moved into more appropriate areas. For instance, Article I, section 4 was moved to Article III, section 6.
  • In other cases, clarifying language was added. For instance, text on what defines an "active community association" was added in Article V, Section 3.  
There are two fundamental changes to the bylaws:
  • First, the number of standing committees is collapsed from nine committees to four. The purpose of this change is to have fewer, larger committees, instead of many one-person "committees" that cannot work effectively.  This codifies the "teams" system that the NPU is currently using. All responsibilities from the previous committees are preserved, merely swept into the new committees:
    • The new Land Use Committee takes on the responsibilities of the current Land Use, Zoning, and Transportation committees.
    • The new Quality of Life Committee takes on the responsibilities of the Human Development and Public Safety, Environment, and Recreation and Cultural Affairs committees.
    • The new Assistant Services committee takes on the responsibilities of the Senior Services and Education committee.
    • The new Policy Committee takes on the responsibilities of the APAB committee.  It also formulates NPU-S's official positions on citywide and regional issues.
  • Second, the role and responsibilities of the APAB representative is enhanced. The purpose of this change is to create a system around the NPU's relationship with the City and its neighbors.  Currently, the Chair winds up being the face of the NPU, but this can lead to the NPU taking positions that are at odds with its constituency.  By creating a committee, this change hopes to ensure that the NPU's official positions reflect the will of the community.  The APAB representative is assigned as head of the Policy Committee by default, and by default the role of APAB representative is assign to the Vice-Chair. These responsibilities can be delegated to other people.
Physical copies of the bylaws will be available at the next NPU meeting. 

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please by all means get in touch with with the Chair at chair@npu-s.org (or call 404 890 0089), email the executive committee at exec@npu-s.org, talk with your local neighborhood organization, or come to the General Meeting.



Block Party & Backpack Giveaway, August 24, 12pm, Rev. James Orange Park

Please join Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, along with the Mayors Office of Constituent Services and ATL Counts 2020 for a day of fun at their "Back to School" Block Party & Backpack Giveaway, Saturday, August 24th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Rev. James Orange Park in Oakland City, 1305 Oakland Lane SW.

Free food, door prizes, backpacks, music, games, health screenings, haircuts, and more!

The ATL Counts 2020 Census Campaign is in need of trusted community leaders to help volunteer at this event and future ones. If you are willing to become a volunteer Census Ambassador, please call our office at 404-546-2241 or fill out the form at http://www.atlcounts.org/hard-to-count/.


Beloved Community International Expo, August 10, 11am, The King Center

Travel around the world without leaving Atlanta during the Beloved Community International Expo on Saturday, August 10th at The King Center. Open to all ages and free to attend, the expo will celebrate diverse cultures with music, dance and costumes from around the world! In collaboration with local consul generals and other key partners, the Expo will transform The King Center campus and adjacent streets into our wonderfully diverse world. Representatives from all 7 continents will provide educational and entertaining experiences reflecting their culture, religion, language, education and much more. There will also be prizes, refreshments and a kids-zone hosted by the National Park Service from 11am-5pm.

For more information, contact 404-526-8900, 404-526-8961, or BHarrison@TheKingCenter.org

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beloved-community-international-expo-tickets-64261914115

Looking for volunteers to help design John A. White playground

If you live or work in NPU-S, you can't have missed John A. White Park, the largest park in our area. It features a golf course, a tennis center, a swimming pool, and barbecue grills. What you may have missed, however, is the John A. White playground, behind the pool. Not many people go there, and it's easy to see why - it's small and the equipment is outdated by today's standards.

Fortunately, John A. White's playground is finally getting the refreshment that our other local playgrounds have. The City is working to update the playground, and is looking for a group of citizens to help decide on the design and features of the new playground! 

If you'd like to be part of a deciding committee for the new-and-improved John A. White playground, send an email to Nick Hess, the NPU Chair, at chair@npu-s.org, or call at (404) 890-0089.

Atlanta Streets Alive Info & Route Update

DATE: September 29, 2019

TIME: 2:30P - 6:30P (program duration) | 12:30P - 8:00P (street closure)

LOCATION: Cascade Ave from Beecher Street (near Live Edge) to Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd from W Ontario Avenue (in Westview) to Hank Aaron Drive (in Summerhill).

OPENING CEREMONY: Cascade Avenue (at Beecher Street), 2:00P - 2:30P

STREET CLOSURES:
The streets are closed to car traffic from 12:30P - 8:00P, with an exception for residents, churches, and businesses directly on the route that require local access.
Local access is extended to one hour post the initial street closure (1:30P) and one hour in advance of the streets reopening (7:00P).
APD will manage car traffic at most cross streets throughout the program.
During the hours of street closures, most cross streets will remain open to car traffic, except during the kickoff parade at 2:30P.
APD will temporarily close cross streets during the kickoff parade. Drivers along cross streets may experience minor delays at that time.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION:
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:30P - 7P
Providence Missionary Baptist Church
2295 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Visit: https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com
Questions: Contact (E) Sagirah@AtlantaBike.org (P) 404-881-1112 x 10

NPU-S Calendar of Events, August 5 - 11

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, August 5 - 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/2901876193161936/
  • Tuesday, August 6 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market. 
  • Tuesday, August 6 - National Night Out, Presented by CANO and Westridge/Sandtown - 6:00pm, Barbara McCoy Park (1640 Kenmore St) Food, fun, and friendly neighbors! https://www.facebook.com/events/477568749725897/
  • Saturday, August 10 - 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
  • Saturday, August 10 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday, August 10 - Bush Mountain Community Organization - 2pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) For more information, contact Tavius Elder at taviuselder@yahoo.com.
  • Sunday, August 11 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
    • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics. For more information contact land@npu-s.org.
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45 pm, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org
External Events:
  • Wednesday, August 7 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA (2220 Campbellton Rd SW) NPU-R encompasses the communities of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamond Park, and Southwest
  • Saturday, August 10 - Fulton County Sheriff's Office 9th Annual Homeless Initiative - 10am, Fulton County Civil Court (185 Central Ave SW) Sheriff's deputies are asking for donations of common household goods including soap, deodorant, washcloths, towels, and assorted toiletries to go to the homeless in our area. For additional info contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Community Outreach Section at 404-612-6624 or community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov
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!

Invest Atlanta Federal Opportunity Zones Portal




Invest Atlanta is excited to launch a new Federal Opportunity Zones web portal for the City of Atlanta. This interactive site connects potential investors with entrepreneurs and qualified projects located within Federal Opportunity Zones in Atlanta.

ENTREPRENEURS
Do you have a project or a business that is seeking investment and located in a Federal Opportunity Zone? Visit the web portal to learn more about our Federal Opportunity Zone initiative.

INVESTORS
Are you an investor looking to support community revitalization efforts? Visit the web portal to learn more about becoming a Social Impact Partner.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Visit the web portal to learn more about Invest Atlanta’s development tools and stay up-to-date on Federal Opportunity Zone events, news, and activity.

https://atlopportunityzones.com/

Animal Shelter Community Meeting, August 15, 6:30, Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility

Fulton County invites residents to a community meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019 to learn more about the planned construction of a new animal shelter and give their input.

The meeting take place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

This is the last in a series of three meetings across Fulton County.

Residents will hear updates from Fulton County leaders along with Animal Arts and PGAL, the firms conducting the feasibility study for the planned new animal shelter, as well as from Lifeline Animal Project, the current animal service provider. Participants will also participate in a feedback framework. The current Fulton County Animal Shelter was constructed in 1978. The population of Fulton County has grown considerably in that time and a new shelter is needed.

The feasibility study currently underway was approved by the Board of Commissioners in May 2019 and is the first step in planning for a new animal services facility. The study will provide insight on site selection, space requirements, improvements, and operational needs.

For more information, see the Fulton County website.


 FUlton County Animal Shelter Community Meeting Image

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Most of Affected Area

From the Department of Watershed:
The City of Atlanta is lifting the boil water advisory throughout most of the advisory area, with the exception of the Hutcheson Ferry Road zone:
·     Selborne Way
·     Selborne Lane
·     Augusta Lane
·     Gainey Lane
·     Rockhill Drive
·     Atlanta Newnan Road
·     Serenbe Lane
·     Middleton Way

Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect for Sections of SW Atlanta, South Fulton

From the Department of Watershed Management:

Following a temporary loss of pressure last evening, a Boil Water Advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution for residents and property owners in the City of South Fulton, Union City and the City of Fairburn as well as a portion of southwest Atlanta along Cascade Road SW and Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW between Avon Avenue SW and Fairburn Rd SW. Water pumping was restored by 8:30 pm and teams’ sampling of the impacted areas was completed overnight. The first set of lab results are expected late this evening.
While the system has returned to normal operations, those in the impacted area should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted. If you experienced a low water pressure or a loss of water at your address, but your address is not within the area described, the City recommends you follow the precautionary measures.

ARTlanta OPEN Mondays, July 29, 7pm, Stained Gallery

Music by DJ Money Kat

Mondays ARTlanta is launching their Open Mic x Networking event #OPEN for all their musician friends looking for a platform to showcase their talents. All while being able to mix and mingle with their peers within the art & music community. Located at STAINED GALLERY
1719 Sayers St SW ATL, GA
FREE entry + FREE parking. 7-11PM

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2901876193161936/

Board of Education Special Called Meeting, *Today*, Monday July 29, 6pm

Courtesy Cleta Winslow:

The Atlanta Board of Education will convene a Public Hearing and Special Called Meeting TODAY Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Center for Learning and Leadership Auditorium 130 Trinity Ave, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30303

On the Agenda: Approval of the Millage Rate

NPU-S Calendar of Events, July 29 - August 4

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Tuesday, July 30 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market. 
  • Saturday, August 3 - CANO Neighborhood Cleanup - 9am, Barbara McCoy Park (1640 Kenmore St)
  • Saturday, August 3 - 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, July 31 - 3rd Meeting - Committee for Promotion of Public Trust - 5:30pm, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave SW) This will be the third (3rd) of four (4) public meetings of the City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust. This meeting will feature a guest speaker on best practices for promoting integrity in public agencies, including examples of programs implemented in other jurisdictions. In addition, there will be further briefings by City agencies concerning current processes. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting.
  • Friday, August 2 - "It Takes a Village" back-to-school giveaway - 4pm, Wolf Creek Library (3100 Enon Rd) Join Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington for his 5th Annual District 5 It Takes a Village Back-To-School Drive on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Library located at 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, GA 30349. School supplies will be distributed, plus free hot dogs and popcorn. To RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-it-takes-a-village-sw-tickets-54668500958
  • Saturday, August 3 - Sustainability Impact Festival & Olympics - 11am, Frederick Douglass High School (225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr NW) Join Fulton County Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and the Frederick Douglass High School Alumni for the First Annual Sustainability Impact Festival & Olympics (SIFO) on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Frederick Douglass High School located at 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, as we learn about sustainability efforts happening around Fulton County and the City of Atlanta. Be on site to explore sustainability programs that will help participants incorporate best practices in sustainable and healthy lifestyles.
  • Saturday, August 3 - Back to School Jamboree - 12pm, The Mall West End (850 Oak St SW) STEM/STEAM Youth Talent Show! Youth Shark Tank!!! Celebrity Guests! Health Screenings! Prizes & More! Sponsored by The Mall West End, City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow, Women's Council of EBR. For more info contact Community Relations at levelblend@yahoo.com or call 404.219.6400
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!

The Mall West End Back to School Jamboree, August 3, 12pm, The Mall West End

STEM/STEAM Youth Talent Show! Youth Shark Tank!!! Celebrity Guests! Health Screenings! Prizes & More!

Saturday August 3, 2019 12pm - 5pm

The Mall West End
850 Oak Street
Atlanta, GA 30310

Sponsored by
The Mall West End
City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow
Women's Council of EBR

For more info contact Community Relations at levelblend@yahoo.com or call 404.219.6400

City of Atlanta Code Enforcement Training Academy, Application Deadline August 2

Sponsored by the City of Atlanta Code Enforcement Commission. Free to City of Atlanta residents!

Learn about how code enforcement works, discover your role in it, fight blight, and become a community ambassador!

The Code Enforcement Commission partners to implement a Code Enforcement Training Academy to empower City of Atlanta residents with knowledge surrounding code enforcement and the law through various departments. The City of Atlanta Code Enforcement Academy Training program will provide participants with knowledge of core job functions through classroom instruction and educate members of the community on departmental structure, premise violations, substandard structures, 3-1-1 overview and community partnerships.

All sessions will be held at the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Training Academy
407 Ashwood Ave, SW
Atlanta, GA, 30315
9:00 a.m. to Noon

August 24:  APD Code Enforcement, ATL311
September 7:  Dept. of Public Works
September 21:  Office of Buildings: Zoning, Permits, Licenses
October 5:  Dept. of Watershed Management, Fire Rescue
October 19:  The Court System

Register by August 2, 2019 (Fall Course limited to 60 participants)

City of Atlanta residency required. Attach proof of residency to paper application or email to codeacademy@atlantaga.gov
Paper Application (Complete & return)
Electronic Application
Application also available at the Office of Municipal Clerk and City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation centers.

Applications can be submitted electronically, via email, or returned to the address below.
City of Atlanta
Office of Municipal Clerk
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 2700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For questions, email codeacademy@atlantaga.gov, call 404-546-4982, or visit https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/keep-atlanta-beautiful-commission/code-enforcement-commission


Fulton County Sheriff’s Office 9th annual Homeless Initiative, August 10, 10am, Fulton County Courthouse

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with their Chaplaincy Program will host a one day event to help the homeless.

The Sheriff's Office is holding its 9th annual Homeless Initiative on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Fulton County Courthouse at 185 Central Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303.

Sheriff's deputies are asking for donations of common household goods including soap, deodorant, washcloths, towels, and assorted toiletries to go to the homeless in our area. ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN BY AUGUST 7TH. If you would like your area to be a drop-off/pick-up location, please call Lt. S. Edwards (404-612-3113) or Sgt. J. Price (404-612-3480)

There will also be donation collection/drop off barrels located at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Juvenile Court house, Fulton County Jail, North/Alpharetta Jail Annex, South Fulton (Union City) Jail Annex, and Grady Detention center.

For additional info contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Section at 404-612-6624. community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov

District 5 It Takes a Village Back-To-School Giveaway - August 2, 4pm, Wolf Creek Library

Join Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington for his 5th Annual District 5 It Takes a Village Back-To-School Drive on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Library located at 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, GA 30349. School supplies will be distributed, plus free hot dogs and popcorn.

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-it-takes-a-village-sw-tickets-54668500958

Special thanks to the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, WellStar, Georgia Power, and the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company South Metro.

It Takes A Village Flyer

Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair - August 14, 9am, Impact Event Center

30+ Employers, 946 jobs that need to be filled, 250+ jobs available for hiring on-the-spot, 15 Employers conducting on-the-spot interviews

If you are 18- to 24-years-old and looking for a job or need access to training and resources to help prepare for employment, join us August 14 from 9am to 3pm at Impact Event Center, 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA 30344.

Connect with 50+ Employers, Training Providers, and Support Services:
  • 30+ Employers looking to fill 700+ jobs
  • 10+ Employers will be hiring on-the-spot for 250+ jobs
  • 13+ Employers will be conducting on-the-spot interviews 
  • 10 Providers offering free job training programs
  • Support Services from Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry & Rockdale Counties.
Free On-Site Services for Jobseekers:
  • Resume Review and Interview Coaching 
  • Professional Attire Closet, sponsored by Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Mobile Computer Labs for on-the-spot applications, provided by WorkSource Metro Atlanta
Register Here: https://www.opportunityatl.org/job-fair

Restorative Justice Expungement Program, sponsored by Georgia Justice Project and Fulton County Solicitor Keith Gammage. Counties participating include: Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb and Douglas. (Separate registration required. Must register here: http://www.fultonrestorativejustice.org/ by 7/26/19)

Your misdemeanor criminal record may be restricted if any of the following applies to you:
  • Arrested by a Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb or Douglas County agency.
  • Not convicted or not found guilty at trial.
  • Certain misdemeanors under 21/youthful offender pleas.
  • Completed a pre-trial intervention (PTI)/diversion program.
  • Completed “first offender” screening available.

National Night Out 2019 - August 6, 6pm, Barbara McCoy Park


Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization & Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization of Venetian Hills Present:

National Night Out 2019

August 6, 2019 - 6-8pm

Barbara McCoy Park
1640 Kenmore St
Atlanta, Georgia

Come Join Us For:
Kids' Activities
Food & Drinks
Fitness for Seniors
Emergency Response Vehicles
Clowns
Photo Booth
Family Fun & more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477568749725897/

Fort Mac LRA Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting (CES) - Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm, Fort Mac LRA Office

Wednesday, July 24th, from 5:30 - 7:30pm

1794 Walker Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310, United States

Note: Enter Fort Mac via the entrance at Lee St. and Thorne Ave. and follow signs.

http://fortmaclra.com/event/community-engagement-subcommittee-meeting-ces-4/2019-07-24/

Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust - July 30, 5:30, City Hall

This will be the third (3rd) of four (4) public meetings of the City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust. This meeting will feature a guest speaker on best practices for promoting integrity in public agencies, including examples of programs implemented in other jurisdictions. In addition, there will be further briefings by City agencies concerning current processes. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting.

Breastfeeding Workshop & Education - July 24, 9am, and July 25, 8:30am, Adamsville Regional Health Center

Moms, come out and learn about the importance of breastfeeding for you and your baby.

The Fulton County Board of Health is hosting two events at Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, in support of breastfeeding moms.

  • July 24 – Breastfeeding workshop - 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Join us to learn more about breastfeeding and important health information. There will be prizes, information, refreshments & much more!
  • July 25 – The National Breast Express Tour bus bring breastfeeding education via this awesome mobile van - 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • pumpspotting is coming to the Fulton County Health Center to support families in the community. Come on board the 40 foot RV pumping/nursing suite on wheels, grab a snack, get your lactation questions answered, and be supported. Can't wait to see you there. Questions? 404.906.3826

Free and open to the public.  All moms invited.

NPU-S Calendar of Events, July 22-28

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, July 22 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, July 23 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.
  • Thursday, July 25 - 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, July 27 - 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:

  • Monday, July 22 - Colson Whitehead in Conversation with Gail O'Neill, The Nickel Boys - 6pm, Atlanta History Center (130 West Paces Ferry). Description:The Atlanta History Center and the National Book Foundation are making 20 free tickets available to The Baton Foundation. This offer includes one free, signed copy of Mr. Whitehead's book, The Nickel Boys.  More information at https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/colson-whitehead-in-conversation-with-gail-oneill-the-nickel-boys
  • Monday, July 22 - Southside Beltline Study Group Public Meeting - 6:30pm, Atlanta Technical College - Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center.  Learn what to expect for the future Southside trail over the next 6 months. This meeting will provide interim trail construction updates, an overview of a recent federal grant BUILD application as well as an exciting announcement regarding additional construction opportunities.
  • Thursday, July 25 - Lunch-N-Learn: Small Business Loans - 11:30am, McDonald's Training Center (1176  RDA). West End Merchant's Coalition will have bankers from Citizen's Trust, Unity National Bank, PNC, Wells Fargo and on the RISE Financial centers coming in to teach you the ins and outs of their Small Business Programs.
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!

NPU-S meeting tonight, 7/18, 7pm

Greetings, neighbors! It's that time again - Neighborhood Planning Unit S, which covers the neighborhoods of Oakland City, Cascade, Venetian Hills, Bush Mountain, and Ft. Mac, is holding its monthly meeting tonight, Thursday the 18th.

This month we'll have two presentations - one on the Atlanta Streets Alive festival coming in September, and another on a proposed renaming of the Lakewood/Ft. Mac MARTA station. Plus, we have our community reports and reports from various City departments and elected officials.

So come on out! As always, it'll be at VICARS, 838 Cascade Ave, at 7pm.

Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJuly2019

NPU-S Schedule of Events July 15-21

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, July 15 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, July 16 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.
  • Tuesday, July 16 - 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, July 18 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two presentations, one voting item, and an informational item. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJuly2019
  • Saturday, July 20 - 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
  • Saturday, July 20 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.

External Events:

  • Wednesday, July 17 - 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, July 19 - "It takes a Village" Back-To-School Giveaway - 4pm, The Villages at Carver Family YMCA (1600 Pryor Rd SW).  School supplies will be provided to approximately one thousand (1,000) students in attendance on a first-come-first-served basis. Refreshments will be served as supplies last. RSVP at http://2019ITAVSE.eventbrite.com 
  • Saturday, July 20 - Atlanta Planning Advisory Board General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave)
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!

NPU-S Schedule of Events: July 8-14

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, July 8 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, July 9 - Fulton Fresh Market - 1pm, Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd). Every week, attendees participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then are provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.
  • Tuesday, July 9 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Dr). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information. 
  • Saturday, July 13 - 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
  • Saturday, July 13 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday, July 13 - Bush Mountain Community Organization - Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW). Come to the inaugural meeting of the newly reconstituted Bush Mountain Community Organization! For more information, contact Tavius Elder at taviuselder@yahoo.com.
  • Sunday, July 14 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. Also available via All are welcome to attend:
    • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics. For more information contact land@npu-s.org.
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events:

  • Monday, July 8 - NPU-V Meeting - Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center (250 Georgia Avenue SE). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, July 10 - Summer Dialog: 2019 Tax Assessments - 6pm, Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW). Constituents will receive important information about initiatives and county services from Commissioner Arrington and Fulton County department heads. Representatives from the Tax Assessors’ office will be on hand to answer taxpayer questions and share information with constituents.
  • Wednesday, July 10 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Absalom Jones Center (807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.  Please note, this is a different location from the regular meeting space.
  • Saturday, July 13 - Atlanta Technical College Registration Event - 9am-2pm, Atlanta Technical College (1560 Metropolitan Parkway).
  • Saturday, July 13 - Joint Beltline/West End LCI meeting - 9am, Herman Russeell Center, 508 Fair St. The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. For more information: https://beltline.org/event/southwest-study-group-public-meeting-14-2/
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!

NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, June 20, 7pm

This Thursday the 20th will be our NPU General Meeting for June 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

At this meeting there will be two presentations, two voting items, and the introduction of a new community association!

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

See you there!

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJune2019

NPU-S Calendar of Events, June 17-23

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, June 17 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, June 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, June 20 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two presentations, two voting items. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJune2019
  • Saturday, June 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:

  • Tuesday, June 18 - Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust - 5pm, City Council chambers, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity)
  • Wednesday, June 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.

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!



NPU-S Calendar of Events, June 3-9

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, June 3 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Saturday, June 8 - 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
  • Saturday, June 8 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Sunday, June 9 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events:

  • Wednesday, June 5 - R.E.V.I.V.E. Expo - Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW). The purpose of the R.E.V.I.V.E Business Expo is to educate prime, minority, female and small businesses on how to do business with the City of Atlanta and to inform the vendor community of future contracting opportunities as it relates to various agencies' procurements. To register as an attendee or exhibitor: https://web.atlantaga.gov/vendorexpo/
  • Wednesday, June 5 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamona Park, and Southwest.
  • Saturday, June 8 - Fight Against Blight Educational Symposium and Scrap Tire Drive - C.T. Martin Recreation Center (3201 MLK Jr Dr).  Symposium will focus on educating communities on how to identify city of Atlanta Code violations and how to assist city departments in effectively combating blight.  The discussions will include the affect blight has on our community as well as how neighborhoods are transforming vacancy and abandonment to viable productive properties. For more information, contact the Office of the City Solicitor at 404-658-6618. Residents are also encouraged to bring scrap tires to the event for proper disposal.
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!




Free Notary Training - June 14

In cooperation with the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority, Free Notary training is open to Fulton County notaries and prospective notaries. The training will cover new practices, rules and laws surrounding the Georgia notary.

The free training will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Government Center (141 Pryor Street) in Assembly Hall.

No registration is required. For more information contact Nicholas.cotten@fultoncountyga.gov.

Just Opportunity Summit, June 20-21

The Just Opportunity Summit is a day-long conference held by the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) on June 21, 2019 - launching with a reception on June 20, 2019 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

This summit is co-hosted by PSE’s Just Opportunity Circle, a group of 34 key regional economic development leaders who are working together to advance sustainable solutions for equitable economic opportunities for all in four key areas throughout the Atlanta region: distribution of public investments, wealth building, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Summit session topics include: leveraging and mitigating the impact of Opportunity Zones and public investments, effective financial mobility strategies, policy supports for working families, access to capital for entrepreneurs of color, and preparing our youth for Atlanta’s changing economic landscape.

Attendees will also be able to participate in critical discussions and make new connections with hundreds of other decision-makers, experts and advocates.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-opportunity-summit-2019-tickets-56154496611?discount=EARLYBIRD

NPU-S Calendar of Events, May 27 - June 2

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 27 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Oakland City Community Organization - 6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Saturday, June 1 - 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:

  • Thursday, May 30 - Senior Summit 2019 - 9:30am, H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility (2885 Church St, East Point). Topics include: Senior Employment, Advocacy, and Legal Issues Facing Seniors. For more information, call the STARline for at 404-613-6000. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulton-county-government-senior-summit-2019-registration-58674631402
  • Thursday, May 30 - Joint Beltline/West End LCI meeting - West End Family & Life Center (1191 Donnelly Avenue). The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. 
  • Sunday, June 2 - Lecture/Book Signing: "Red Summer: One Hundred Years Later" - 3pm, Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE). More information and registration at https://thebatonfoundation.org/events/red-summer-1919-one-hundred-years-later/
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!



First Summer Session of Fulton Fresh Mobile Market

The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market was created to educate residents living in communities designated as “food deserts” on the importance of fresh and in-season produce. Every week, attendees will participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then be provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.

The mobile farmer's market will run for 10 weeks during the Summer of 2019, 1st Session: May 28 - June 27 - 2nd Summer Session: July 9 - August 8th.

Session 1: MAY 28 - JUNE 27, 2019 

Tuesdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • East Point First Mallalieu UMC: 2651 N Church St, East Point, GA 30344 
  • Atlanta Heights Charter School: 3712 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • Making a Way Housing: 1905 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 
  • Salem Bible Church: 2283 Baker Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 


Wednesdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • Palmetto Senior Center: 510 Turner Ave, Palmetto, GA 30268 
  • St. Mark AME Church: 3605 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • Chattahoochee Hills Charter: 9670 Rivertown Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30213 
  • Camp Truitt 4-H Center: 4300 Hershel Road, College Park, GA 30337 


Thursdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • Salvation Army Kroc Center: 967 Dewey St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 
  • Paradise Baptist Church: 1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • College Park First UMC: 3726 E Main St, College Park, GA 30337 
  • Atlanta City Studio: 2311 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311


You must arrive within 10 minutes of the start of class to receive your bag of produce.

For more information, visit https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton/fulton-fresh/cooking-competition.html, or call 404-762-4077, or email ksumpter@uga.edu

Camp NOW accepting applications

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change invites is accepting applications to participate in their 6th year summer youth camp, Camp NOW. At Camp NOW, participants will develop and enhance their leadership and conflict reconciliation skills based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.  The camp will prepare youth to be influential leaders and change agents serving as catalysts to their peers.

The camp will be held from June 17 through June 28th.

Applicants must be ages 13 – 18.  Every one to five (1-5) applicants must be accompanied by one (1) adult chaperone.  Chaperones are expected to participate in the nonviolence education activities designed specifically for them (separate from the youth), which will benefit them personally and support the youth in their continuing nonviolence learning.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and participants will be notified if accepted for the camp.

Camp fee is $350, which includes all manuals and training materials, daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and tours to Alabama and other historic sites.

For more information, or to register, go to http://choosenonviolence.org/campnow.

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 https://bluestarfam.us/bsfsurvey2019.

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 mbradfield@bluestarfam.org.

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 www.georgiadrives.com

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: jwatts@gaheirsproperty.org (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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • 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 cascadeaveneighborhood@gmail.com
  • 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. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com

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 events@npu-s.org. 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
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMay2019

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. 


NPU-S Calendar May 13-19

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 13 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Dr). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information. 
  • Thursday, May 16 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). One voting item, four presentations, including a visit from County Commissioner Natalie Hall. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMay2019.
  • Saturday, May 18 - 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
  • Saturday, May 18 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, Area West Realty (1534 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.

External Events:

  • Monday, May 13 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Pittman Park Recreation Center (950 Garibaldi Street, Atlanta GA, 30310). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Tuesday, May 14 - 2019 Age Well Expo - 9:30am, GSU Stadium (Formerly Ted Turner Stadium). Expo is presented by Georgia Power, City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and in partnership with AARP Georgia. Free registration at  http://aarp.cvent.com/d/k6qr5w/4W. Registration is required. 
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Small Business Administration Seminar - 1:30pm, Empire Board of Realtists (686 Joseph E Lowery Blvd SW).  The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Spend The Afternoon with Senior Management from Washington D.C.
  • Wednesday, May 15 - 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.
  • Saturday, May 18 - Atlanta Planning Advisory Board General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave)

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!