NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, April 18

This Thursday the 18th will be our NPU General Meeting for April 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month we'll have two presentations, on lowering your water and power bills. There will also be two voting items, a Jazz concert at John A White Park and a zoning variance.

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

See you there!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019

Road closure on Campbellton - Thursday 4/18 8am-8pm


This Thursday, from 8am to 8pm, filming will shut down a section of Campbellton Road from Venetian to Alma.  Detour routes are as follows:

  • Eastbound: take a left on Alma, a right on Venetian, and merge left back into Campbellton.
  • Westbound: take a right on Venetian, a left on Sarah Harden Dr, and a right back onto Campbellton.
The filming is for the new Starz series P-Valley. 

Contact name on set Jeremy Tan


Contact number on set 2404762609 

NPU-S Calendar April 15-21

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, April 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, April 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, April 18 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two voting items, two presentations. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019.
  • Saturday, April 20 - Westridge-Sandtown Community Cleanup -  Peggy Quick Park (Intersection of Venetian and Sandtown).  Cleanup is in lieu of the standard meeting. Contact Quadrus at VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com.
  • Saturday, April 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

External Events

  • Wednesday, April 19 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audobon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
  • Saturday, April 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.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

13th Annual Urban Forest Festival - Saturday, April 13

Celebrate Spring at the 13th Annual Urban Forest Festival at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC), "The Gateway to the Atlanta Children's Forest Network, where Atlanta meets Nature." 

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Red Bike & Green-Atlanta (RBG-ATL), and Fort Negrita will host this Earth-inspired celebration.

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11 am - 4 pm.
1442 Richland Rd, SW Atlanta, GA 30310

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.

For more details, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-urban-forest-festival-tickets-58351291283

Correction - OCCO Saturday Meeting

Brief correction - in the NPU calendar for this week, we incorrectly listed the meeting time for the Oakland City Community Organization's Saturday meeting. The listing said 6:30pm, but it's at 10am.

The meeting will be held

Saturday, April 13, 10am
Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ
1137 Avon Ave


NPU-S Calendar - April 7-14



Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 13 - Oakland City Community Association (Quarterly Special Meeting) - 6:30pm 10am, Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ (1137 Avon Ave). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Sunday, April 14 - 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, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events

  • Monday, April 8 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Rick McDevitt Youth Center (1040 Crew Street
    SW). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, April 10 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Reentry from Incarceration Conference

The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network will hold the second annual "Reentry from Incarceration Through Entrepreneurship Services" (RITES) Project on Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Presenters and Panelists include the following:

  • The Georgia Department of Community Supervision
  • The Georgia Justice Project
  • The New Georgia Project
  • Southern Women's and Girls Restorative Justice Alliance
  • Restore Her
  • Trans Power International
  • First Step Staffing

Registration is free. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered attendees who RSVP by Friday, April 19, 2019. 

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals for FY20 Grant Cycle

Forwarded courtesy of Councilmember Winslow:
The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts & Community Organization Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta's means of granting public funding to the arts and cultural activities, has opened its grant proposal process for the upcoming FY20 Grant Cycle.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists based and producing work within the city of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should submit a proposal by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2019. Both general operating and project-based funding proposals are accepted.

The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:

  • Major Arts Organizations 
  • Arts Organizations 
  • Community Cultural Development Organizations 
  • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU's) and Neighborhood Organizations 
  • Individual Artist Projects 
  • Emerging Artist Award 

The City of Atlanta added $1M to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' FY '19 budget, in the current grant cycle, CAS awarded more than $2 million to artists and organizations.

"We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta's cultural vitality", states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. "Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta."

All new applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting proposals to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

For more details including workshop information, access to the application and guidelines, go to http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=contracts-for-arts-services or contact Monica Prothro at mdprothro@atlantaga.gov.

NPU-S Calendar - April 1-6

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Monday, April 1 - 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, April 6 - 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, Apr 3 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm,  Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamond Park, and Southwest

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Youth and Law Summit - Saturday, Apr 13

Fulton County is holding its Annual Youth and Law Summit with this year's theme being focused on "Curing Violence".

Information tables, such as Parent University, Leap Year, Urban League, CHRIS 180, Youth Sparks, Gangsters to Growers, Mental Health, Annie E. Casey Foundation, etc.

Breakout sessions for Youth and Parents with topics such as Healing Circles, Know your Rights, Consequences of a Thug Life, Workforce Devlopment, College Prep, and others.

Sat, April 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Impact Church
2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, Georgia 30344

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-law-summit-tickets-55648322631


NPU-S Calendar: March 25-31

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Monday, Mar 25 - 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, Mar 26 - Oakland City Community Association - 6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Thursday, Mar 28 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.).
  • Saturday, Mar 30 - 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

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Summer Youth Internship program

The Summer Youth Internship Program will provide paid work experience in a wide range of career fields. Limited slots are available.  Eligible participants will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis. 

In order to participate, youth must be:

  • Between the ages of 16-24
  • A Fulton County resident
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • In school and/or currently unemployed
  • Available between June 12 - July 16, 2019
  • Able to work for five (5) consecutive weeks
  • (Maximum 150 hours) 30 hours per week.
  • Live in/or attend school in the targeted districts:   
    • High Schools: Douglass, Carver, Maynard H. Jackson, Westlake, Langston Hughes, South Atlanta
    • Zip Codes: 30318, 30315, 30312, 30331, 30213, 30354
For more information, or to apply online, go to http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/syip-applic-process, or contact the Department of Community Development at 404-613-7944/ SummerYouthInternshipProgram@fultoncountyga.gov  

Reminder: Placemaking program enrollment period closes March 29


All program information and links to the application and program guide can be found at: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking

Neighborhood Watch Training - Sat,3/30, Registration Ends Mon 3/25

The Atlanta Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is hosting its annual citywide Neighborhood Watch training on Saturday, March 30. Lunch will be provided.

The registration deadline is Monday, March 25, 2019.

Time: Saturday, March 30, 8:45am -1:30pm
Location:
Public Safety Headquarters
226 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
2nd Floor Training Room
Free parking available, enter on Pryor Street.

To register, or for more information, contact Inspector Keisha Hebert - phone (404) 546-5320, email kehebert@atlantaga.gov.

NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, March 21

Greetings, fellow NPU residents!

This Thursday, the 21st will be our NPU General Meeting for March 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month we'll have three presentations  - a new community fabrication shop, a presentation about energy equity, and a local tour company. There will be one voting item covering restrictions on data centers within the Beltline overlay zone.

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

See you there!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMar2019

NPU-S Calendar - March 18-24

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Monday, Mar 18 - 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, Mar 19 - 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, Mar 21 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). 3 special presentations, 3 voting items - agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMar2019.
  • Saturday, Mar 23 - 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, Mar 23 - Colours Interactive Art Show - 6pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers Street). ARTlanta Gallery will temporarily turn Stained Gallery into a giant coloring book where adults come together for a nostalgic night of coloring. Free entry before 8pm, RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/270742100513120/
External Events
  • Monday, Mar 18 - Stakeholder Advisory Group - Subarea 2 Master Plan Update - Baker Dude Bakery Cafe (1039 Grant Street SE). Atlanta Beltline  reviews the draft final recommendations for land use. 
  • Wednesday, Mar 20 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audobon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, Westwood Terrace
  • Sunday, Mar 24 - Domestic Abuse and Violence in the Black Community - Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Avenue, NE). Discussion about domestic abuse and violence in the Black community. Free and open to the public. Register at https://thebatonfoundation.org/events/domestic-abuse-and-violence-in-the-black-community/

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy - applications being accepted

From the Fulton County Sheriff's department:
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. The six weeks academy will begin Wednesday April 24th, end on Wednesday May 29th. The classes will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The academy is free of charge to the participants. A light dinner will be served.

The program's goal is to familiarize the community with the day to day operations of law enforcement. Participants will be given an inside look at the Fulton County courthouse and jail operations, as well as an overview of the basic responsibilities of law enforcement.

In an effort to give participants the maximum experience, the class size is limited to 25 persons per six week session; therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 29th.  Please feel free to give us a call if you need additional information. If you are unable to attend, your referral will be highly considered.
For an application, contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Community Outreach Section at 404-612-6624 or community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov

US Census Bureau Hiring Temporary Employees

The US Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. The jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training.



Candidates can apply at https://2020census.gov/jobs

Summer Eagles STEM Camp at Finch Elementary for Finch Elementary and TAG Academy Students

Begins June 3, 2019
Program Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 2:30pm

The E.A.G.L.E.S. (Engaged Achievers using Gadgets, Literacy & STEM) Camp will provide a rigorous and engaging learning experience focused on Literacy and STEM. The students will participate in a 4-week S.T.E.M. Project-based learning program designed to ensure that students are prepared for their rising grade level, giving them an advanced exposure to grade-level content to ensure prerequisite skills are acquired to be successful.

Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeme0H1AvCPLYJ2hXkZTNgJyNc71QUwvWl9D5HGZkSj1vcnWA/viewform

If you experience issues with registration, please contact your school or Sedric Smith at sdlsmith@atlanta.k12.ga.us

NPU-S Calendar - March 11-17

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Monday, Mar 11 - 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, March 12 - 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, Mar 16 - 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, Mar 16 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, 640 West Community Cafe (640 Evans St) Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Dr.). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.
  • Saturday, Mar 16 - Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Block Association - 5pm, Chik-fil-A (875 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW). Quarterly meeting of LDNBA, which operates on Lorenzo Drive and neighboring roads. Contact thelders@bellsouth.net for more information.
External Events
  • Monday, March 11 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, March 13 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.
  • Thursday, March 14 - Atlanta Beltline Quarterly Briefing Meeting - 6pm, Park Tavern (500 10th St). This meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/atlantabeltline. Meeting materials and opportunities for public feedback will be made available on the day of the meeting at beltline.org/meetings. Free, register at https://beltline.org/event/first-quarterly-briefing-of-2019-2/
  • Thursday, March 14 - Improving Community Engagement In Atlanta: NPU Initiative Launch - 6pm, Atlanta City Hall - Old Council Chambers (68 Mitchell Street SW). The Center for Civic Innovation launches their NPU Initiative, "a reimagining of community engagement in Atlanta." Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-community-engagement-in-atlanta-npu-initiative-launch-tickets-55942077259
  • Saturday, Mar 16 - APAB 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.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Registration closing 3/15: Fulton County Citizens University 2019

Registration for Fulton County Citizens University 2019 closes March 15, 2019. The 10 weeks of interactive training begin Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and continues weekly each Thursday until graduation on June 28. The program teaches participants how County government operates, the services provided and how tax dollars are spent. County leaders provide first-hand information and conduct exercises designed to help class members understand the budgeting process and how the County makes decisions regarding services provided to the community.

The registration fee is $45 dollars, which helps cover the cost of course materials, a graduation ceremony, a diploma, and a class shirt. Class size is limited to 30 participants to ensure optimum one-on-one experiences and a quality-learning environment. Classes are held at various County facilities including the Government Center. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.
 
Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In order to graduate, students are required to earn a minimum of 200 credits. They earn 20 credits for each class they attend for the entire session.
 
For more information, citizens can call 404-612-8300 or email citizens.university@fultoncountyga.gov.
 
Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of External Affairs at (404) 612-8300. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

Fulton Arts & Culture Spring class registration open

For a list of activities, go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Home

Registration for classes starting March 19 ends March 16.

Congressional Black Caucus (CBCF) Foundation Scholarships - application deadline March 31

The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. The scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.


  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts ScholarshipThis program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.
  • CBC Spouses Visual Arts ScholarshipThe CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.


  • CBC Spouses Education ScholarshipThis opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing a career in public service and receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in the following related areas: Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Agriculture, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Pre – Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.
  • United Health Foundation Louis Stokes ScholarshipThis program offers a scholarship award to offset scholars’ cost of attendance. The multi-year award supports these scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduates academic journey.

  • CBC Spouses Essay ContestEach year, CBCF invites qualified African-American and Black junior and senior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion. Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses.

    First place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $750. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF 49th Annual Legislative Conference. To determine your Representative, enter your permanent address zip code here. Access to online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

NPU Initiative Launch - March 14, 6pm

From the Center for Civic Innovation:
Are you interested in how the City of Atlanta engages residents in decision-making? Would you like to learn more about how you can get involved in your neighborhood and shape its future? Have you heard about Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs)? 
If any of these questions have sparked your interest, the Center for Civic Innovation invites you to join us as we launch our NPU Initiative, a reimagining of community engagement in Atlanta. 
At this event, you’ll learn about the beginnings of Atlanta’s NPUs, the city’s official community engagement process created in 1974 by Mayor Maynard Jackson. Hear from some of the original pioneers who helped create it as well as current key stakeholders in a panel-style discussion on the past, present, and future of NPUs in our city. We are excited to share our plan to review NPUs and let you know how you can get involved in our city’s decision-making process.
For more information and register for this free event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-community-engagement-in-atlanta-npu-initiative-launch-tickets-55942077259.

NPU-S Calendar, March 4-10

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Saturday, Mar 9 - 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, Mar 9 - 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, March 10 - 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.
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. 
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy.
External Events
  • Wednesday, March 6 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

NPU-S Calendar, Feb 25-Mar 3

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Tuesday, Feb 26 - Oakland City Community Association -6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Thursday, Feb 28 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.).
  • Saturday, Mar 2 - 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, Feb 27 - BeltLine Network: March Meeting - 5pm, Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy). Discussion on equity and economic development for the Southside.
  • Wednesday, Feb 27 - "Designing Our Futures" Alliance Meeting - 5:30pm, Center for Civic Innovation (115 M.L.K. Jr Dr).  Hosted by "Close the Jail ATL Campaign" . Free, register at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/register-to-attend-the-alliance-member-meeting.
  • Wednesday, Feb 27 - MILRA Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting - 5:30pm, Ft.McPherson, LRA Office (1794 Walker Avenue).
  • Wednesday, Feb 27 - Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Prioritization & Rebaselining Meeting Round 2 - 6:30 pm, C.T. Martin Rec Center (3201 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW)
  • Thursday, Feb 28 - Invest Atlanta Homebuyer Incentives Q & A Session - 5pm, Invest Atlanta (133 Peachtree Street NE, Suite #2900). Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invest-atlanta-homebuyer-incentives-q-a-session-registration-52544656482
  • Thursday, Feb 28 - Film Screening and Panel: Sweet Auburn Blues - 6:30 pm, Atlanta Beltline Center (112 Krog St NE). A free one hour screening of Sweet Auburn Blues followed by a panel featuring filmmakers Alahna Lark and Shonda Harper, lead historian Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Ph.D. and Nina Villani, one of the film’s lead writers. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-auburn-blues-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-56373866753

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST Prioritization and Rebaselining Background Information

The City of Atlanta is holding its second  - and final - round of public engagement sessions about the "Rebaselining" effort. For our section of town, the second session will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm, at the CT Martin Recreation Center (3201 M.L.K. Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331).

This is our opportunity to let the City and our elected officials know our thoughts and feelings about what happened with the original TSPLOST projects and where to go moving forward. For additional background information on the previous round of talks, various scenarios for the future, and so forth, go to https://renewatlantabond.com/Prioritization/

2nd Annual Career, Hiring & Resource Event - Feb 26, 10am


Atlanta Public Schools – Adult Education 

in collaboration with 
CareSource, Inc., Managed-Health Care presents:

The 2nd Annual Career, Hiring & Resource Event
TUES. FEB 26, 2019 10:00AM – 2:00PM

ADULT EDUCATION CTR
Atlanta Public Schools – Adult Education
1757 Mary Dell Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 802-3560
  • Employer on-the-spot interviews
  • Educational, healthcare & community service providers

Participating Vendors

  • Airport Education Training Center
  • Atlanta Citizens Review Board
  • Atlanta Fulton Public Library
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Atlanta WorkSource
  • Automation Personnel Services
  • ChildCare Careers
  • Community Outreach Information Network
  • Construction Ready
  • Dept. of Community Health (Right from the Start Medicaid)
  • Diabetes of Association of Atlanta
  • Education Program United Youth of America
  • Educational Opportunity Center
  • Empowerment Resource Center, Inc.
  • Expanded Food & Nutrition
  • FedEx
  • Fulton County Schools Transportation
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Georgia StandUp

  • Georgia State University - Perimeter College
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Goodwill
  • Granny Nannies
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Job Corps
  • Juma
  • Just Us Opportunities, LLC
  • MARTA
  • Mechanical Trades Institute
  • New Transition to Success
  • Randstad
  • UPS
  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Waffle House
  • Walgreens
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wholesome Wave
  • YMCA Eastlake

Art on the BeltLine opportunities - Council and Jury Nominations


We have two different opportunities for members of the community to be involved with the selection process for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine:

BeltLine Public Art Advisory Council - Call for Nominees
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the BeltLine Public Art Advisory Council (BPAAC). This is a volunteer position with a service term of two years. BPAAC members will meet quarterly (4 meetings a year) to review the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition’s jury selected artists, external exhibition proposals, creative partnerships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Arts & Culture Department. Applicants must live in one of the BeltLine’s 45 neighborhoods and demonstrate a strong arts and culture background. BPAAC members may not hold any political office while serving on the Council.


Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2019 Exhibition Jury  - Call for Nominees
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (AoAB) 2019 Exhibition Jury. Jury members will be paid $100.00 per day for their expert services. Applicants must live in Atlanta, and demonstrate a strong arts and culture background or work in an arts adjacent field. Jury members may not hold any political office while serving.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: mkyle@atlbeltline.org by March 1, 2019 to be considered.

Garden Club seeking new members

Pine Center Garden Club is seeking new members. The club was charted in 1951 and still follows the Club’s objectives:

To make life richer and more enjoyable
To nurture interest in flowers and gardens
To create interest in beautifying the home and the community.
To encourage participation in flower shows
To sponsor flower and horticulture shows

Major Club activities and projects:
Participation and responsibilities on Club Committees
Hosting the Club meetings when assigned
Assisting with the “Plant it Pink Project”, other local, and national projects.
Arbor Day Program, Anniversary Luncheon,  Annual Tea
Participation and support for district, state, and national conventions
Flower shows, garden therapy, garden tours, scholarship grants

Gardening is one the most beneficial activities you can be involved with. Whether you have a green thumb or not, come and learn.

For more information contact Sarah Ridgeway at 404-281-2472.

Free senior citizen tax prep


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.

To find a location near you, go to https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action

NPU-S Events - Feb 18-24

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 - 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, Feb 21 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). 3 special presentations, 3 voting items - agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaFeb2019.
  • Saturday, Feb 23 - 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

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Free Homeowner Empowerment Workshops - 2/23, 3/3, 3/7, 316

Do you own the home that you live in? Did you know you could easily save a lot of money on your property taxes, even if you are away from your home for health reasons?

One of the easiest ways is the homestead exemption — which permanently decreases property taxes for resident homeowners. File for homestead exemption and these savings are yours for as long as you own your home.

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta City Council Members Joyce Sheperd and Carla Smith, and the Grove Park Foundation have partnered to put together a series of four free, 2-hour workshops to show property owners how to apply for and take advantage of the homestead exemption.
  • Saturday, February 23 from 10 am-noon at Arthur Langford Jr. Recreation Center
  • Sunday, March 3 from 2-4 pm at Metropolitan Library
  • Thursday, March 7 from 6-8 pm at Families First
  • Saturday, March 16 from 12:30-2:30 pm at Paradise Baptist Church

Sunday Live! A Jazz Experience

Fulton County Arts & Culture West End Performing Arts Center & Edwin Williams Productions, Inc. present



Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST) Atlanta, GA
Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-live-a-jazz-experience-tickets-54805914967

High-Speed Fiber Access to Fort Mac Businesses, Residents and Neighbors

With the support of $410,000 grant funding from Invest Atlanta, Fort Mac LRA has entered into a public-private partnership with A2D to build an Open Access Fiber-to-the-Premise Network. The all-fiber-optic network, called “eCommunity Fort Mac” will enable multiple service providers to deliver enhanced broadband services at gigabit speeds to all Fort Mac facilities.

New rules: Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices

From the Department of Planning:
The small, shareable transportation devices popping up around town such as electric scooters or bikes provide an exciting new option for people to move around. The Office of Mobility Planning recently created rules that allow these new devices to expand mobility options for Atlanta residents and visitors while also protecting public health and safety.

For more information and FAQs, visit  https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/shareable-dockless-mobility-devices

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Office of Mobility Planning officeofmobplanning@atlantaga.gov

Job Training - Construction Ready

Construction Ready at Westside Works is a four-week, boot camp-style training program that helps place you into a full-time, living wage career with construction companies throughout metro Atlanta. The program's graduation and placement rates consistently exceed 95%. The retention rate at 90 days is 89% and retention rate at one year is 70%.

Applicants must attend an information session. Apply online at www.constructionReady.us

NPU-S Calendar - February 11-17

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Tuesday, Feb 12 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Drive). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information.
  • Saturday, Feb 16 - 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, Feb 16 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, 640 West Community Cafe (640 Evans St). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.
External Events
  • Monday, Feb 11 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (341 Kelly St.)
  • Wednesday, Feb 13 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm, Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucile Ave)
  • Saturday, Feb 16 - APAB General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave)
  • Sunday, Feb 17 - Discussion: "After Wakanda II: Towards Bridging the Middle Passage". 3pm, Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE)

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Atlanta Children's Museum Family Free Day - Wednesday, Feb 13 - Registration Required

Families are invited to enjoy an interactive day at Children's Museum of Atlanta free of charge. The Museam will offer extended hours and free admission to families four times a year. In addition to exploring the Museum's featured exhibit, Family Free Day will also include a festival-like atmosphere celebrating innovation and creativity.

This is a registration event! Registration opens at 7 AM on Tuesday, February 12.

For more information and to register, go to https://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/family-free-day/

High School Student Contest - $1000 Giveaway - Essay and Film

Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., Urban Film Review, Friends of Wolf Creek, Fulton Films, and Fulton County Library System present Unsung Heroes of Black History



STUDENT ESSAY & FILM COMPETITION

Topic: Why My Unsung Hero Should Be Celebrated During Black History Month

Guidelines: Participants must be high school students that live in Fulton County. Unsung Hero should be a person who has made a significant contribution to black progress and American history in the following areas: Science, Law, or Education.

  • Essays must be 1500 words and typed - Arial 12 pt font, double spaced, PDF format. No pictures of graphics.
  • Films should be no more than 10 minutes. Content can include biographic sketch, spoken word, theatrical performance. Films should be submitted through YouTube URL or link.
  • All entries should include your legal first and last name, home address, date of birth, and your high school.
  • Essays and films are due by Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • The winners will be announced and awarded monies at the 2019 Black History Film Festival Opening Reception, on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Wolf Creek Library. We will screen the documentary Maynard.
  • Only one submission per student.
Please send submissions to Marvin.Arrington@FultonCountyGA.gov

Good luck!

Placemaking program accepting applications


The Department of City Planning has officially opened the application for the 2019 City of Atlanta Placemaking Program.

Launched in 2017, this program transforms under-used street space and City-owned property into active, vibrant and safer public places. If you've noticed the nice bus shelter in the Cascade Heights business district, that's a result of the Placemaking program.

Informational meetings are coming up:

  • Tuesday February 12th, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Rosel Fann Recreation Center.
  • Tuesday February 26th, Midtown Location, Time and Address TBD.

All program information and links to the application and program guide can be found at: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking

Transit Equity Week - Feb 11-16


Georgia Stand-Up is hosting its second National Transit Equity Week, including events at Oakland City  and West End MARTA station. From GA Standup :
With all the exciting things going on with expanding transit in the metro Atlanta area over the next 30 years, now is the time to make sure our voices are heard and that we know:
  1. Transit Equity is important to our communities and economic development whether we choose to use public transit or not
  2. How Public Transit and global warming are connected
  3. Why public transit, clean air, and environmental justice are issues that negatively impact the quality of air and water for poor people and people of color disproportionately
  4. Why YOU should care about Transit Equity 
  5. What you can do about holding our leaders accountable for more equitable outcomes for communities that need it most.
Many people in our community rely on transit every day; if you're concerned with making sure that it serves our interests, come on out!

Bylaws Committee Meeting - Tuesday, Feb 5, 7pm-8pm

NPU-S has called a committee to review and update the organization's bylaws. The first meeting of this committee will be Tuesday, February 5, from 7pm to 8pm, at the 640 West coffeehouse (640 Evans St).  The meeting is open to the public.

The current bylaws are available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v_zooN3hrGBuzyxDvWIrrtvyU6NnrXqu.

NPU-S Calendar - Feb 4-10

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU Events

  • Feb 5 - Bylaws Committee Meeting - 7pm, 640 West Coffee Shop (640 Evans St.)
    First meeting of a new committee to review and update the NPU-S bylaws. 
  • Feb 9 - 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
  • Feb 9 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd)
    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
  • Feb 10 - Executive Committee Meeting + Team Meetings, 3pm, Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy). Open meeting of the NPU-S Land Use, Quality of Life, and Assistant Services  teams, followed by a full meeting of the Executive Committee. Conference room C, videoconferencing available at https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/npu-s.org/exec

External Events

  • Feb 4 - Beltline Subarea 2 Master Plan Update - 6:30pm, Focused Community Strategies (1297 McDonough Blvd). Presenting the findings from the open house on December 1st and receive your feedback on the draft recommendations for land use, mobility, parks, and greenspace. Subarea 2 is the section of the Beltline running from Hill Street to Lee Street.
  • Feb 6 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA (2220 Campbellton Rd). 


If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Zoo Atlanta Job Fair - Tuesday, Feb 5., 9am-1pm


From Zoo Atlanta:
Interested in an exciting career with over 1,000 exotic animals? Bring your resumé to to Zoo Atlanta's job fair for seasonal positions.
February 5, 9am - 1pm 
The Job Fair will be held in the Conservation  ARC. Enter through the Education Conservation Gate off the Cherokee Avenue parking lot.  
  • Cashiers
  • Ride Attendants
  • Membership Sales Associates
  • Shuttle Bus Drivers
  • Guest Experience Ambassadors
  • Ropes Course Guides
  • Vault Room Tellers
If you are: energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, reliable, dependable, outgoing and have a positive attitude, check out zooatlanta.org/careers for more information!
Rate of pay varies: $8.50 - $10.00
Zoo Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace. M/F/D/V

New Scheduled Bulk Pick-Up

For the past several years, bulk trash pickup happened over the third week of every month. Come April, this policy will change. From the City of Atlanta:

Beginning April 1, City of Atlanta Solid Waste will provide residents with 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year.

  • Bulk items shall not be placed at the curbside before 7pm on the day preceding the scheduled pick-up day. If bulky items are placed curbside prior, then residents will receive a citation.
  • If residents place bulk curbside without scheduling, they will receive written from April 2019 through June 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, residents will be charged $325 for failing to schedule bulk. This includes over 20 bags of yard trimmings
  • Bulk pick-up must be scheduled in advance via 311. If bulk is not scheduled and/or exceeds 12 times, there will be a $325 fee.

“Westside Warmup” - January 25 celebration

Community and business leaders are coming together to showcase southwest Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods, rich culture, and robust businesses in a full evening of activities leading up to Super Bowl LIII. Westside Warmup events will take place in three locations near the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail: West End MARTA Station Soccer fields, Lee+White, and 640 West Cafe. Supported by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City of Atlanta Planning Department, and Invest Atlanta, Westside Warmup is happening on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 4 – 10 p.m.

For more information, go to https://beltline.org/westsidewarmup/

MARTA Hearings: Proposed Route Changes

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold public hearings for the purpose of considering the Proposed Bus Service Modifications for April 13, 2019 for the following bus routes:
  • Route 49: McDonough Boulevard;
  • Route 50: Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway;
  • Route 850: Carroll Heights/Fairburn Heights;
  • Route 853: Collier Heights

Tuesday, Jan. 22  
Clayton County Commission Chambers
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Community Exchange: 6 pm
PUBLIC HEARING: 7 pm
Riding MARTA: Bus Route 193

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Community Exchange: 6 pm
PUBLIC HEARING: 7 pm
Riding MARTA: Blue Line to Decatur Station; exit onto Church Street and continue one block east

Thursday, Jan. 24
Fulton County Assembly Hall
141 Pryor St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Community Exchange: 6 pm
PUBLIC HEARING: 7 pm
Riding MARTA: Bus Routes 21, 42 and 55

All route information, videos and comment forms are available at www.itsmarta.com.

Copies of the proposed Bus Service Modifications will also be available for public viewing at MARTA’s Headquarters Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30324 during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm.

For formats (FREE of charge) in accordance with the ADA and Limited English Proficiency regulations contact, (404) 848-4037. For those patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

In addition, a sign language interpreter will be available at all hearings. If you cannot attend the hearings and want to provide comments you may: (1) leave a message at (404) 848-5299; (2) write to MARTA’s Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3330; (3) complete an online Comment Card at www.itsmarta.com; (4) or fax your comments no later than January 29, 2019 to (404) 848-4179.

All citizens of the City of Atlanta and the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinnett whose interests are affected by the subjects to be considered at these hearings are hereby notified and invited to appear at said times and places and present such evidence, comment or objection as their interests require.

Jeffrey A. Parker, General Manager/CEO

Reminder: NotifyATL

From the Department of Public Works:

As you all may be aware, we have been experiencing weather advisory over the holidays in the City of Atlanta as well as north Georgia. When events like this occur, we urge our citizens to enroll in our mass notification system NotifyATL.

NotifyATL is the City’s emergency alert notification program which helps keep residents and visitors in Atlanta safe and informed in the event of an emergency. The system enables the City to provide everyone with real-time alerts on severe winter weather, potential safety hazards, road closures, and community events.

When signing up, residents and visitors can choose to receive alerts to their home, mobile or business phones. They can also receive notifications via e-mails or text messages.

To sign up, please go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/3091830992273427#/signup and stay updated in the event of an emergency.


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.