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.