Help Grow Your NPU!


If you want:
  • accountability from our city officials
  • clean, safe streets
  • well-built, attractive homes and business
  • healthy families and neighborhoods
You can help make it happen by volunteering with the NPU!

Neighborhood Planning Unit S is a local, all-volunteer team of residents connecting our neighborhoods to the City of Atlanta. We're more than just a meeting - we guide zoning requests and special events to neighborhood associations; provide feedback and advice to elected officials; advocate for crime victims at court and citizens at board hearings; provide grants and logistical support to civic organizations; and much more! Heck, we even mow lawns

Most of all, we're your neighbors. We live here, raise our families here, and work with you to make our community a better place to be. Why not join in?

NPU-S currently has four standing committees, and each one can use more folks. In order of upcoming meetings, they are:

The Land Use Committee works on  zoning, code enforcement, development and transportation.  Zoning variances, special use permits, and the like run through the Zoning Committee. Its next meeting is
The Policy Committee works on Citywide and regional policy and the NPU-S's relations with neighboring NPUs and the Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board. They oversee the update of the NPU's bylaws. Its next meeting is
The Quality of Life Committee works on public health and safety, recreation and the arts, and the environment - basically, everything that makes the NPU a nice place to live. If you want to see more neighborhood cleanups or help set up Neighborhood Watches, these are the folks to work with. Its next meeting is
The Assistant Services Committee works on senior services, education, and youth issues. The NPU-S Senior Lawncare Service is run out of this committee. Its next meeting is
It's been a long, difficult year and a long, cold winter - but Spring is coming, and it's time for us to shake off the darkness and reach for towards a brighter day. Come help us grow - together!

EDIT: If you'd like to volunteer but can't make a meeting, contact us or fill out the volunteer form at http://www.npu-s.org/p/volunteering.html

Atlanta Public School updates

Information courtesy of Board Member Aretta Baldon

COMPLETE OR UPDATE YOUR INTENT TO RETURN DECLARATION
In preparation for the 4th quarter of the current (2020-2021) school year, families once again have the option to select their preferred instructional model for each student. For 4th quarter, you may choose from the three instructional delivery models currently in use 1) Site Based Virtual Learning, 2) Face to Face and 3) Atlanta Virtual Academy (get the most current information HERE).

As with previous intent to return declaration windows, we're asking parents and guardians to be reflective about their desire to have their child return for face to face instruction. We know that some students have greater need for face to face instruction than others. It is clear that virtual learning has been successful for some while challenging for others. We trust that each parent or guardian will make a decision that best fits the needs of their individual child and the safety of the community.

If you submitted a response during the previous intent-to-return declaration period, you may use this form to update your selection. If you do not complete this form by Monday March 8th, your student(s) will remain in their current instructional learning model. Responses may be changed until the declaration period closes on March 8th.

Continue to Declaration of Intent HERE

COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF
In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 in our schools and community, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has adopted a Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Strategy in collaboration with public health officials, community partners, universities, and healthcare organizations.

This strategy works with our school-based APS Care Centers and community resources to provide testing for the following groups:
    • Students, teachers, and staff with symptoms identified through the health screening protocols
    • Students, teachers, and staff who have had contact with someone with COVID-19 in the school or workplace
    • All students, faculty, and staff with possible exposure in the context of outbreak settings
    • PLUS surveillance testing for individuals who are asymptomatic.
Learn more HERE.

NEW UPDATES REGARDING OUR RETURN + LEARN: PHASE II REOPENING PLAN
    • Included Content: Targeted Intervention Plans, Instructional Models, Safety & Cleaning Protocol, Nutrition, Transportation, FAQ and other Documents
UPDATED MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS
Beginning Saturday, February 13, the Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Department will distribute seven-day pop-up meal kits, which each contain 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches per kit, to children ages 1-18 in the city of Atlanta. APS Transportation will distribute these meal kits on Saturdays at the Hightower Station Shopping Center parking lot, located at 2636 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, 10:30 a.m. to noon. All meal kits will be limited to one per child.

The new Saturday pop-up distributions are in addition to the District's regular weekly meal distribution program, which occurs every Wednesday at 10 school sites and on school bus routes throughout the city. The APS Nutrition Department provides students with fresh fruits and vegetables and meals of high nutritional value specifically targeted for the growth and brain development of children.

Distribution occurs each Wednesday at the curbside pick-up locations listed below from 2:00 pm-5:30 pm and from designated bus routes from 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm (bus routes https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/63224).
    1. Carver High School
    2. Frederick Douglass High School
    3. John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary School
    4. Maynard Jackson High School
    5. Jean Childs Young Middle School
    6. Bolton Academy
    7. Garden Hills Elementary School
    8. South Atlanta High School
    9. Bunche Middle School
    10. Booker T. Washington High School
If you have any questions, please contact 404.802.2540.

HERE COMES THE BUS!
Be sure to check out this new user-friendly website and app that enables families to locate their child's school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. Learn more here: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/65386

STUDENT OUTCOMES FOCUSED GOVERNANCE RETREAT
February 26th, 8:30AM – 1:00PM

MARCH 1ST MONTHLY ATLANTA BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING


Citywide Survey on Police Reform and Public Safety


We Want to Hear From You!
If this past year has taught us anything, we still have some work to do as a community. The impact of social unrest due to existing inequalities coupled with a global pandemic and an unconventional election year revealed much about our society that we probably want to forget. The breakdown of the public trust in our police department and the spike in violent crime that many cities have seen across the nation are just a few of those things.
Your Voice Matters!
The City of Atlanta has initiated a citywide effort to understand the issues and perceptions around police reform and public safety because they go hand in hand. The City has partnered with us (press release) to ensure EVERYONE HAS A VOICE AND INPUT in the process. Please take a moment to complete our citywide survey and share this email with your community so they can complete it also.
Your Voice Matters! Share This With Your Community!!
It is important that EVERYONE has an opportunity to be heard and give input on how policing should be handled in our City. One of our first steps is to gather input through this brief citywide survey on police reform and law enforcement. Click below to complete the survey!
For more information, please visit Atlanta Police Reform and Community Engagement

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Feb 28 - Mar 7

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 7. Recycling Collected. Due to COVID-19 labor shortages, the Department of Public Works will pick up recycling and yard trimmings on alternating weeks, recycling one week, yard trimmings the other. This week is recycling.

    Garbage will continue to be picked up every week.
  • Wed Mar 3, 6:15pm. Zoning Committee meeting. GOOGLE MEETING INFORMATION:

    Phone:747-202-2723
    Pin:942 081 556
    Video: meet.Google.com/pig-rect-yhd 


    The committee will hear from the presenter, Jay Jackson, RYSE Interactive, Inc., www.RYSECreativeVillage.com. RYSE is redeveloping the ols Arkwright Elementary campus, 1261 Lockwood Dr SW and will be seeking to rezone 2 parcels of land. 

    For the main school building parcel, they are seeking to rezone from R4 (single-family zoning) to MRC-2, Multifamily Residential, Commercial-2, which would allow for the intended use as a training and development incubator for the creative arts industry. 
    For parcel 2, address 0 Wichita Dr., SW,  they are seeking to rezone from R4 TO RG4, General (multi-family) residential, maximum floor area ratio of 1.49.  Floor area ratio is the number of square feet in a building divided by the square footage of the building lot. An FAR of 0.5, for example, represents a one-story building that covers half of its lot, a two-story building that covers one fourth of its lot, and so on. The maximum floor area ratio can be exceeded with bonuses in some districts.

    The RG4 Zoning would allow for the construction of mixed-income, multifamily apartment homes.

    Come prepared with your questions for a productive meeting. Some information attached.

    For additional information, contact Karen Babino
    NPU-S Zoning
    770-912-3922 cell
  • Sat Mar 6, 1:00pm. Policy Committee meeting. By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj. By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570. The Policy Committee researches and advises the NPU on policy issues and bylaws. For more information, contact Morgan Cooper at vicechair@npu-s.org

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Tue Mar 2, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Mar 3, 7:00pm. NPU-R. Remote: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83595037850

    Meeting ID: 835 9503 7850

    One tap mobile dial: +16465588656,,83595037850#


    NPU R is comprised of the neighborhoods of
    • Adams Park
    • Campbellton Road
    • Fort Valley
    • Greenbriar
    • Laurens Valley
    • Pamond Park
    • Southwest

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

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!

Innovative Housing Conversation w/DCP & MicroLife Institute

Join us for an innovative housing discussion with 
Atlanta City Studio! 
Join MicroLife Institute for a conversation on housing innovation in Atlanta on February 24th with Josh Humphries, City of Atlanta Director of Housing and Community Development, and Vanessa Lira, Asst. Director of Atlanta City Studio. The conversation will focus on Atlanta City Design Housing, an initiative that proposes innovative zoning and design policies to address housing affordability in Atlanta. The event will include a presentation on the initiative and a discussion on innovative design solutions.
 
WHEN: FEBRUARY 24TH, 6PM-7:30PM 
WHERE: ZOOM - SIGN UP BELOW

We hope you can join us! 
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NPU-S Calendar of Events:Feb 21 - Feb 28

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Feb 22, 7:00pm. Community Conversation on Crime. By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj. By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570. A followup to the Jan 7 crime meeting.
  • Tue Feb 23, 6:30pm. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO).

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83039203137?pwd=TzlpVHppaHR2bEV1TlB3TWZMMzhsQT09

    ​Meeting ID: 830 3920 3137

    Passcode: 30310

    One tap mobile +13017158592,,83039203137#,,,,*30310#

    Or dial: +1 301 715 8592
    Enter Meeting ID: 830 3920 3137
    Enter Passcode: 30310

  • Thu Feb 25, 4:00pm. Police Canvas - Shirley Street murder.

    Zone 4 officers and other units will be working with Homicide investigators in the area doing neighborhood canvas. The neighborhood canvas will include giving out information on the crime and who to contact with information. The police invite community members to join in the effort. 

    Community members would be is paring up with an officer and going door to door to speaking with residents. Some residents may not know about this incident and have a small piece of information that could assist the Homicide unit. 

    This will allow community members and the police to team up and work on this case. If you are interested in more information about helping, please feel free to email JCantin@atlantaga.gov

  • Thu Feb 25, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO) (Online). Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97987226201 Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201 Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Sun Feb 21, 4:00pm. Wren's Nest Book Talk: Todd Marcell.
    Join The Wren's Nest for a FREE online discussion with author Todd Marcell about his book, How to be Cool. Each chapter in this book is specifically designed to address each of the challenges this generation of teens faces and equip them with the tools to make better decisions.

    Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-online-with-todd-marcell-tickets-136350087783
  • Tue Feb 23, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

  • Wed Feb 24, 5:30pm. MILRA CES Meeting . Ft.McPherson, LRA Office, 1794 Walker Avenue.
  • Thu Feb 25, 6:00pm. APAB Public Safety Meeting.

    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuqrrzsqGtcOwfbEja1mgNxrB721pTw4?_x_zm_rtaid=I_6WguFdQiiKXW-vheBp6g.1612886214622.00a59b65669e5ccac84d2f0a027e37b1&_x_zm_rhtaid=553

    Via Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 839 9331 0003
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    Topics & Areas of Interest:
    APD No Chase Policy
    Drag Racing
    Evictions
    Department of Public Safety & Wellness Resolution
    Establishment of Alcohol Technical Advisory Group III
    * Community Policing: A Look Ahead
    * Housing: Evictions, Shelter, & Support Services
    * Public Safety and Legal Administration Advisory Committee
    * Public Safety and Legal Administration Sub-Committee
    * ACRB | The Atlanta Citizen Review Board
    * Pre-Arrest Diversion Expansion
    * 311(non-emergency)
    * 911 Emergency Response
    * COVID-19
    * Atlanta Police Reform
    * Atlanta Police Use of Force & Policy Updates
    * Atlanta City Jail Closure
    * APD Zone Advisory Council
    * Communications, Community Engagement & Emergency Management
    * School Police, Truancy, Social Services, & Juvenile Justice
    * Fire Rescue
    * Code Enforcement
    * Legal Administration (Courts, Policy, & Support Program)
    Water Boys
    "Your suggested topic here.."

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!

Help the police canvas the neighborhood to solve a murder

From Atlanta Police Zone 4:
On February 10, 2021, a 12-year-old David Mack was shot and killed about 100 yards behind 1984 Shirly Street in Utoy Creek. The homicide unit has been actively working leads and crime stoppers calls to get closure for the family in this case. Atlanta Crime Stoppers run by our police foundation has increased the reward amount for information in the case.

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 1600hrs to 1730hrs (4pm to 5:30pm) Zone 4 officers and other units will be working with Homicide investigators in the area doing neighborhood canvas. The neighborhood canvas will include giving out information on the crime and who to contact with information. I would like to invite the area community members who would like to help take part in helping to close this case. Basically, all you would be doing is paring up with an officer and or detective and going door to door to speaking with residents. Some residents may not know about this incident and have a small piece of information that could assist the Homicide unit. This will allow community members and the police to team up and work on this case. If you are interested in more information about helping, please feel free to email me at JCantin@atlantaga.gov

Captain Jeff Cantin

Atlanta PD Zone 4 

 

NPU-S General Meeting Thursday, Feb 8, 7pm

The NPU-S General Meeting will be held this Thursday, February 18th, at 7pm.

As usual, our meeting is being held over Google Meet. Attendees should register beforehand! If you do not register then we cannot count your attendance or verify your identity on voting matters.

This month we'll have three voting items, a rezoning and two ordinances:

  • Z-21-8: a rezoning application for 1397 Campbellton Rd. Applicant wishes to build a combination gas station/pizzeria/convenience store on the lot.
  • 20-O-1771/ CDP-20-044 and 20-O-1772/CDP-20-045:  these are joint ordinance and CDP adjustments for the BeltLine Master Plan updates for Subarea 1 and Subarea 2.
As always,  representatives from the police, code enforcement, public works, and other City departments will call in to give reports, and we'll discuss NPU and community programs for our constituents. Come on out!

To register, either  go online at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register, or call (770) 744-5311 and leave a message with a way for us to reach you.

Agenda, minutes, and supporting documents can be found on http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs

To attend the meeting:

MARTA Track replacement


MARTA will begin major rail work on February 16, at 9 p.m. that will continue through February 22, at 4 a.m. This rail replacement effort will create up to 30-minute delays for some of our customers and will primarily impact travel to or through the Buckhead, Lenox, and Lindbergh Center stations.

More information can also be found on MARTA's website. To request this information in another language other than English or in an accessible format, please call 404-848-4037.

 

 

NPU-S Calendar of Events:Feb 14 - Feb 21

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Sun Feb 14, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting. https://meet.google.com/hyk-sqxs-fya or Join by phone ‪(US) +1 628-400-8610‬ PIN: ‪455 206 767‬#
  • Tue Feb 16, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
  • Thu Feb 18, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting.  Register at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register, agenda and supporting documentation at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs
  • Sat Feb 20, 9:00am. OCCO Community Cleanup. The Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City, 1305 Oakland Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Contact Carissa Zedaker at carissasellshouses@gmail.com for more information.
  • Sat Feb 20, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting.  Online at https://meet.google.com/oig-rtct-yhd or join by phone ‪(US) +1 747-202-2723‬ PIN: ‪942 081 556‬# Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Tue Feb 16, 10:00am.
    Thu Feb 18, 6:30pm.   
    ActivateATL Virtual Public Meeting. Act Today for a Stronger Parks & Rec Tomorrow!  Join us at a Virtual Public Meeting for ActivateATL, the Department of Parks and Recreation's 10-year comprehensive master planning campaign! We asked and you answered! Thousands of Atlantans took part in our Summer 2020 Public Meetings. We're back to ensure we heard you right! Join us for one or all of the public meetings. Participate in the live polling and live Q&A to share your thoughts on whether ActivateATL's vision for parks and recreation captures your wants and needs for an exceptional parks and recreational system.  Visit activate-atl.com for details and registration.
  • Tue Feb 16, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Tue Feb 16, 6:00pm. Atlanta Beltline Southwest Study Group. Southwest Study Group Virtual Public Meeting
    Special Services District (SSD): Building The BeltLine For All

    Join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gJ60IkYOSlWbkBO-Lq2YMA

    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 828 0313 1265

    Submit questions no later than Monday, February 15th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org
  • Wed Feb 17, 7:00pm. NPU-I. Zoom - To join the remote meeting, click here. Dial-In: 301-715-8592, access code, 92613332610#. Meeting ID: 926 1333 2610   Passcode: 905252.

    NPU I is comprised of the neighborhoods of:
    • Audobon Forest
    • Audobon Forest West
    • Beecher Hills
    • Cascade Heights
    • Chalet Woods
    • Collier Heights
    • East Ardley Road
    • Florida Heights
    • Green Acres Valley
    • Green Forest Acres
    • Harland Terrace
    • Horseshoe Community
    • Ivan Hill
    • Magnum Manor
    • Peyton Forest
    • West Manor
    • Westhaven
  • Thu Feb 18, 6:00pm. Atlanta Beltline - Quarterly Briefing. First Quarterly Briefing of 2021

    Join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ExNzafVTTge5vu3puA6bOA

    Join by phone: 929-205-6099
    Webinar ID: 879 9952 8030

    Submit questions no later than Wednesday, February 17th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org
Public Hearings

City, County, State and other public meetings:

  • Thu Feb 18, 6:00pm. APAB Public Safety Meeting.

    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuqrrzsqGtcOwfbEja1mgNxrB721pTw4?_x_zm_rtaid=I_6WguFdQiiKXW-vheBp6g.1612886214622.00a59b65669e5ccac84d2f0a027e37b1&_x_zm_rhtaid=553

    Via Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 839 9331 0003
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    Topics & Areas of Interest:
    APD No Chase Policy
    Drag Racing
    Evictions
    Department of Public Safety & Wellness Resolution
    Establishment of Alcohol Technical Advisory Group III
    * Community Policing: A Look Ahead
    * Housing: Evictions, Shelter, & Support Services
    * Public Safety and Legal Administration Advisory Committee
    * Public Safety and Legal Administration Sub-Committee
    * ACRB | The Atlanta Citizen Review Board
    * Pre-Arrest Diversion Expansion
    * 311(non-emergency)
    * 911 Emergency Response
    * COVID-19
    * Atlanta Police Reform
    * Atlanta Police Use of Force & Policy Updates
    * Atlanta City Jail Closure
    * APD Zone Advisory Council
    * Communications, Community Engagement & Emergency Management
    * School Police, Truancy, Social Services, & Juvenile Justice
    * Fire Rescue
    * Code Enforcement
    * Legal Administration (Courts, Policy, & Support Program)
    Water Boys
    "Your suggested topic here.."

  • Sat Feb 20, 10:00am. APAB General meeting. Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
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 Ivy Removal (& Volunteer Recruitment) Oakland City/Bush Mtn

English Ivy may look pretty growing up the side of your house or across your yard, but it can quickly take over a landscape; it is a threat to our tree canopy and to the people and houses living under it. Ivy makes it hard for trees to receive the sunlight they need to grow. If left alone, ivy will eventually kill trees, and increase the likelihood they can fall during a storm.

But, there is good news! No need to cut down an otherwise healthy tree.  Ivy is easily removed by cutting away the ivy from the bottom. Over time, the rest of the growth at the top of the tree dies off, and you have healthy tree once again.

If you live in Oakland City or Bush Mountain, Oakland City Community Organization, in cooperation with West End Watershed Alliance and Community Foodscapes, has created a program to remove ivy from trees at your home for free! Sign up here to have up to three trees cleared of ivy. 

Removing ivy will extend a tree's life span, beautify our neighborhood's natural landscape, and reduce the risk of a fallen tree on your property.

 If you're interested in signing up to volunteer, you can sign up at https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/opportunity/a0C1H00001M6f9bUAB 


APAB Public Safety Committee Meeting 2-11- 21


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Do you want to know what's going on or have some ideas on what needs to happen to improve public safety in the City of Atlanta? This is your opportunity!!

We are pleased to invite you, on behalf of the APAB Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee and the members of the APAB Executive Board, to attend our scheduled January Committee Meeting.

APAB Public Safety Committee will be meeting weekly for the month of February.

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Topics & Areas of Interest:
APD No Chase Policy
Drag Racing
Evictions
Department of Public Safety & Wellness Resolution
Establishment of Alcohol Technical Advisory Group III
* Community Policing: A Look Ahead
* Housing: Evictions, Shelter, & Support Services
* Public Safety and Legal Administration Advisory Committee
* Public Safety and Legal Administration Sub-Committee
* ACRB | The Atlanta Citizen Review Board
* Pre-Arrest Diversion Expansion
* 311(non-emergency)
* 911 Emergency Response
* COVID-19
* Atlanta Police Reform
* Atlanta Police Use of Force & Policy Updates
* Atlanta City Jail Closure
* APD Zone Advisory Council
* Communications, Community Engagement & Emergency Management
* School Police, Truancy, Social Services, & Juvenile Justice
* Fire Rescue
* Code Enforcement
* Legal Administration (Courts, Policy, & Support Program)
Water Boys
* "Your suggested topic here.."

More details and information about the committee, meeting updates, and agenda will be sent to you before the meeting.


Filming Notice: 1147 Sylvan Road Atlanta, GA 30310. 2/14-2/18 - full street closure




Location Name
1147 Sylvan Road Atlanta, GA 30310
Prep Start:02/14/2021 07:00 AM
Shoot start:02/17/2021 07:00 AM
Shoot end:02/08/2021 09:00 PM
Strike end:02/19/2021 07:00 PM

Location detailsNone
Shoot typeStandard Filming on Location - 150
Shoot DescriptionActors play out scenes on the interior/exterior of a gas station.

Black History Month Essay and Film Competition

 Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. is hosting essay and film competitions to celebrate Black History Month. The contest will reward teens and young adults that live in Fulton County. Students participating in the contest are asked to respond to the following prompt: “Why my unsung hero should be celebrated during Black History Month.”

Students are asked to use that request to write an essay or create a video about a 20th-century figure who made a significant contribution to Black progress and American history in the areas of science, government, or education. Essays should be approximately 1500 words in length, 12 point font, and double spaced. Videos should be no more than 10 minutes in length.

The top prize winners in the essay and video categories each will receive a $500 prize, while second and third prize recipients in each category receive $300 and $200 respectively. The competition is sponsored by the Jarvis Hayes Foundation and the Friends of Wolf Creek.

Competition submissions are due by Friday, February 19, 2021, with the winners in the film and essay categories to be announced on Friday, February 26, 2021. Please submit entries to Marvin.Arrington@FultonCountyGA.gov.

For more information regarding the competition, please visit the District 5 website at https://www.FultonCommission5.com.

NPU-S Calendar of Events:Feb 8 - Feb 15

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Feb 8, 7:00pm. Beecher Hills Community Association. BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse, 2315 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.
    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96697956397
    Meeting ID: 966 9795 6397
    Dial-In 646-558-8656, access code,96697956397#
  • Tue Feb 9, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
  • Thu Feb 11, 7:00pm. Community Conversation on Crime. A followup to the Jan 7 crime meeting.
  • Sat Feb 13, 10:00am. WAWA: Service Saturdays. Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Registration required: wawa-online.eventbrite.com WAWA 404 752 5385
  • Sat Feb 13, 2:00pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. West Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, 1025 Violet St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89162832077

    Call in:
    +1 312 626 6799
    Meeting ID: 891 6283 2077
  • Sun Feb 14, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting.  https://meet.google.com/hyk-sqxs-fya or Join by phone ‪(US) +1 628-400-8610‬ PIN: ‪455 206 767‬#
External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:
  • Mon Feb 8, 7:00pm. NPU-V. 
    NPU V comprises the neighborhoods of 
    • Adair Park
    • Capitol Gateway
    • Mechanicsville
    • Peoplestown
    • Pittsburgh
    • Summerhill
    https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
    Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112

    Dial-In 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
  • Tue Feb 9, 10:00am.
    Thu Feb 11, 6:30pm
    ActivateATL Virtual Public Meeting.

    Act Today for a Stronger Parks & Rec Tomorrow! 

    Join us at a Virtual Public Meeting for ActivateATL, the Department of Parks and Recreation's 10-year comprehensive master planning campaign! We asked and you answered! Thousands of Atlantans took part in our Summer 2020 Public Meetings. We're back to ensure we heard you right! Join us for one or all of the public meetings. Participate in the live polling and live Q&A to share your thoughts on whether ActivateATL's vision for parks and recreation captures your wants and needs for an exceptional parks and recreational system. 

    Visit activate-atl.com for details and registration.
  • Tue Feb 9, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Feb 10, 7:00pm. NPU-T. Lee & White Street Community Room, 1000 White St SW. NPU T Comprises the neighborhoods of
    • Ashview Heights
    • Atlanta University Center
    • Harris Chiles
    • Just Us
    • The Villages at Castleberry Hill
    • West End
    • Westview

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-qgpj8jHdwlwLTAaKW5F6HpwWNiTO_h
    Meeting ID: 881 8388 4978      Password: 144796

     Or call: 16465588656,,88183884978#

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

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!

Atlanta DOT Monthly Project Dashboard Report

From the Atlanta DOT, here's a quick status update on projects in design and construction in NPU-S:

Campbellton Rd - Smart Transit Corridor

GDOT is managing project bidding, contracting and construction. The concept design has been approved by GDOT. Surveying for entire street is currently underway.

Cascade Ave. Phase II Streetscape Project

This is part of the design-only Phase II of the Cascade Road/Ave Complete Street project.

Cascade Rd - Complete Street

The design for Phase I is complete. Utility relocation work to improve power service in the corridor is underway. Right-of-way parcel acquisitions and closings are ongoing. The project has been resubmitted to the Office of Procurement for re-bid. Target construction start date has been revised to Spring 2021.

Cascade Rd - Resurfacing Phase 2

This work is being completed as part of the Cascade Road Complete Street project, with a target construction start date of Spring 2021.

Cascade Rd (TCC)

This work is being completed as part of the Cascade Road Complete Street project, with a target construction start date of Spring 2021.

Cascade Rd. Phase I Streetscape Project

This work is being completed as part of the Cascade Road Complete Street project, with a target construction start date of Spring 2021.

Avon Ave @ Westmont Rd & Orlando St

This intersection is included in a package of citywide signal upgrades and intersection improvements. Final plans for the package are complete and bid package has been submitted to the Office of Procurement.

Lee St. @ White Oak Avenue

This intersection is included in a package of citywide signal upgrades and intersection improvements. Final plans for the package are complete and bid package has been submitted to the Office of Procurement.

Neighborhood Sidewalk & ADA Improvements

Complete

Right of Way Acquisition and Install Lighting (Atlanta Beltline)

67.5% of total funding allotment has been paid; annual payments will continue until funding commitment is complete.

Campbellton Rd - Phase 2 (TCC)

Complete

Campbellton Rd @ Oakland Ave

Complete

MARTA Offset - Sidewalks

Two (2) design packages for citywide sidewalk and ADA installations are complete and a third design package is in progress. Atlanta City Council has approved ROW legislation so acquisition activities can proceed.

Signal Optimization and Detection Phase I

Most work completed on this citywide contract; will cover signal tech and traffic engineering work needed for Dekalb Ave Safety Improvements.

Smart Signal Systems Phase I

Most work completed on this citywide contract; will cover signal tech and traffic engineering work needed for Dekalb Ave Safety Improvements.

Please feel free to submit any questions regarding the projects listed in the monthly report to ATLDOT@atlantaga.gov.

For updates on projects in construction, you may contact:

Adrian Carver,
Construction Outreach Liaison,
renewatl-acarver@atlantaga.gov
470-352-5427.

NPU-S Calendar of Events:Jan 31 - Feb 7

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

No events on calendar

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Tue Feb 2, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual/online careerfairs every Tuesday @ 11 am. 

    These interactive virtual events allow jobseekers to meet in a virtual environment using chat rooms, teleconferencing,webcasts, webinars and/or email to exchange information about job openings. 

    PLEASE JOIN THE CALL WITH AN ELECTRONIC COPYOF YOUR RESUME AND/OR YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Feb 3, 7:00pm. NPU-R. Remote: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83595037850

    Meeting ID: 835 9503 7850

    One tap mobile dial: +16465588656,,83595037850#


    NPU R is comprised of the neighborhoods of
    • Adams Park
    • Campbellton Road
    • Fort Valley
    • Greenbriar
    • Laurens Valley
    • Pamond Park
    • Southwest

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

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!

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Design Awards


Nominations are now open!
We are excited to share that nominations are open for the 2021 Design Awards!
 
Nominations for both, the Awards of Excellence and the Community Design Awards are due Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. 
 
Please review the nomination program below for submission format and guidelines. Digital submissions can be made here: bit.ly/atldesignawards2021
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