Atlanta City Council's Code Enforcement Summit

Please make plans to attend Atlanta City Council's Code Enforcement Summit on  
August 16, 2014
at the Civic Center
You must RSVP if you plan to attend, see details below.  

NOTE:  The NPU-S Code Enforcement Committee is looking for residents interesting in serving on that committee.  Committee Chair for Environmental Services/Utilities is also vacant.  To be eligible to serve on either of these committees you must have attended at least three NPU-S meetings in the last 12 months.  Please send an email to if you are interested.

2015 Proposed Infrastructure Bond – Public Information Meetings

June 30, 2014
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin L. King, Jr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 1, 2014
John C. Birdine Recreation Center
215 Lakewood Way, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 8, 2014
Atlanta City Hall Auditorium
(Old Council Chambers)
68 Mitchell Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 10, 2014
Meals on Wheels Northside Activity Center aka Senior Center
1705 Commerce Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 15, 2014
Drew Charter School
301 East Lake Boulevard, SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Additional meetings to be announced.
Mayor Kasim Reed has made a commitment to address the city's pressing infrastructure challenges.  Today, the city faces an infrastructure backlog of more than $900 million.  In order to begin improving our city's roads, bridges, sidewalks and expand our green spaces, the city is proposing a bond infrastructure referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements. The Departments of Public Works, Planning and Community Development, in coordination with the Atlanta City Council, are seeking public input to determine priority and criteria for project selection for the bond. 
To that end, a series of information/community engagement sessions will be held throughout the city to solicit public input on what types of projects should be funded with the bond proceeds.  An overview of the state of the city’s infrastructure and the referendum process will be included as part of the discussion.  There will be three (3) rounds of public information meetings held between June 2014 and February 2015.  Residents are invited to attend one or more of these sessions.  
What is a Bond?
Bonds are investment opportunities issued by an entity that is authorized to sell bonds to investors. After the bonds are released into the market and investors subscribe to them, the proceeds are used to finance infrastructure projects. These developments include basic facilities and other projects. The facilities may include transportation and communication systems, and public buildings.
Why do an Infrastructure Bond?
·         Atlanta has aging transportation infrastructure: $881M is needed to restore and/or replace existing bridges, roads, sidewalks, street lights, signals and signs to good condition.
·         Atlanta has aging facility infrastructure: $130.8M is needed to restore and/or replace city facilities (fire stations, police stations, recreation centers, etc.) to good condition.
·         The decision will rest with the voters: The City of Atlanta recommends a diversified funding plan to address the infrastructure backlog that begins with a $250M general obligation bond to be presented to the voters in March 2015.
Inquiries related to the 2015 Proposed Infrastructure Bond may be sent to:
City of Atlanta, Department of Public Works Office of Transportation - Capital Projects
ATTN: Rodney Givens, P.E.,
55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 330-6739
City of Atlanta, Office of Enterprise Assets Management - Facilities
ATTN: Billy Warren
55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 1225
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 330-6225

Mark Your Calendars

June 28th and September 27th  
For our other neighborhood cleanups.
More information about those cleanups to come!

Citywide Conversation: Environmental Assessment Update

Join us for a “Citywide Conversation” to learn about the environmental process to provide input on the routes we are considering for transit! In this meeting you will learn about and provide input into the transit route options in designated areas along the eastside of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and in the downtown & midtown areas. We will also discuss MARTA connectivity options as well as learn about the overall transit system plan and next steps. We hope you will join us and spread the word to your neighbors.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Atlanta City Hall
Old Council Chambers
55 Trinity Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
(The meeting is a 0.3 mile walk from the Five Points MARTA Station.)

Westside Trail Update: (Southwest & Westside Study Group)

Join us for a meeting to discuss upcoming events for the Westside Trail Project! The 3-mile trail will start at Lena Street (Washington Park) and end at Allene Avenue. The design includes access points with ADA-accessible ramps and stair systems, greenway, lights, cameras, and preservation for future transit.

Monday, June 23 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
West Hunter Street Baptist Church
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Free parking available

The West End Cinema Lounge!

The West End Cinema Lounge!
Celebrating the Culture of Independent Movies in
 “Historic West End”
Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Star Theater
840 Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard, SW

2014 Great American Backyard Campout

Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Road Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30310
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

Please let residents in the community know we only have a few spots with tents; we will try and accommodate folks from the surrounding neighborhoods as best we can, first. The event is free! People can come with camping equipment as well. Please have them go to:

National Wildlife Federation, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, and Radio Disney

Ready your cameras!

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