Westside 5k/8k - July 14

Presented by Delta Air Lines, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership's Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect way to get your "fit" on while exploring different Atlanta BeltLine trail segments. Check out the latest project developments, snag a race t-shirt you'll be proud to wear, and burn a few calories. Yes, it's a race, but it's all about the fun - runners, walkers, strollers, and four-footed friends are all welcome!

Our first 2018 race is the Westside 5K/8K (8K option new for this year) on Saturday, July 14. This year's race starts and ends at Lee + White in historic West End, makes extensive use of the Westside Trail which opened to the public in September 2017 and features an awesome afterparty at Monday Night Garage!

The Westside 5K/8K is a "fun run" meant for participants of all fitness levels. But if you're looking to take home the hardware, we'll have race medals ready for the following winners:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master's M/F
  • Overall Grand Master's M/F
  • Overall Sr. Master's M/F
  • Top 3 in each of the regular 5-year age groups (10 & under through 75+)
  • Overall awards based on gun time. Age group awards based on chip time.

The start/finish line area will be filled with energy, music, and refreshments. All participants will receive a complimentary adult beverage from Monday Night Garage. We'll be chip timing the start and finish, and sending participants out in quick waves to ensure no one gets bumped around in the crowd. The 5k course has been USATF-certified.

NPU-S meeting this Thursday, June 21, 7pm, at VICARS

Once again, it's time for our monthly meeting, scheduled as always for the third Thursday of each month. This month the third Thursday is the 21st, the latest possible day of the month.

It's a busy meeting this month!  We'll start with a brand-new regular item, the Featured House of Worship. This is an opportunity for members of our local faith community to introduce themselves, and talk about their work in the community at large. Our first FHoW guest is our own Pastor Michael Smith from the Community Church of God.  The Community Church of God are our hosts at VICARS, so it wasn't exactly a difficult call to make. If you know of a local faith group in our community, drop us a line - we hope to have a different guest each month!

Our Fulton County Commissioner, Natalie Hall, will be in attendance, bringing with her representatives from the Youth Services and Cooperative Extension departments. Furthermore, the Office of Film and Entertainment will be introducing themselves, hopefully beginning of a regular process of notifying us of upcoming filming.

Also - Georgia Power's newest Area Manager, Larry Vincent, is coming to introduce himself to the community, and there will be another presentation to go over the Zoning Ordinance Update Phase II.

We have two voting issues and one item for review. For voting, we have a liquor license application (Mini Mart Express, 1975 Campbellton) and a zoning ordinance (Z-18-54, microbreweries), and for review we have a city ordinance (18-O-1299, fee changes).

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7pm-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSadgendaJune2018

See you there!

Workshop: Driving in Compliance with the Hands-Free Georgia Act - June 27

Lunch Forum @ Atlanta City Studio

This month's forum features Nakia Melecio from S.C.O.R.E. Atlanta to talk small business development.

Grady Hiring Event

Grady EMS has openings for full-time and PRN Paramedics and EMT's in 911, Specialty Care Transport, and Events divisions. There will be a hiring event on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta Airport. Those interested can apply in person or online at grady-ems.org/hiring-event.

DOT Hiring event June 28 - early registration required

Eventbrite link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-department-of-transportation-june-hiring-event-tickets-46717099101

WorkSource Fulton to Hire Veterans

WorkSource Fulton and Veterans Home and Business Services are recruiting veterans to apply for Home Technician positions. The collaboration serves to create more work opportunities for men and women who have honorably served their country as well as those who continue to serve on a part-time basis.

WorkSource is assisting with the recruitment, screening, and hiring of Home Technicians I and II at pay rates that range from $15 to $30 per hour. Available positions include electricians, general repairpersons, camera installers, carpentry/painters, plumbers, smart home technicians, security system installers, and appliance repair personnel.

Interested applicants may contact WorkSource Fulton’s Adamsville Workforce Center at (404) 613-6381 to learn more about opportunities for veterans.

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer's Market

For more information and to RSVP, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/256822894864299/, email info@livefreshinc.com, or call (770)765-5108.

Other locations and times in the area:

Workshops - Equitable Housing in Atlanta

3rd Annual Jazz Matters At The Wren's Nest Summer Concert Series

Tickets available here.

Upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Public Meeting on Monday, June 25

Westside Study Group: Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update

June 25, 2018

The boundaries of Subareas 9 and 10 within the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area
Join us for the next Subarea 9 and 10 Master Plan Update meeting!
The purpose of this meeting is to present the findings from the open house on April 28th, and receive your feedback on the draft recommendations for land use (e.g. mixed use, housing, commercial services), mobility (e.g. trails, sidewalks, bikes, transit), parks and greenspace.
The objective of the Subarea Master Plan is to guide growth for vibrant, livable mixed-use communities by applying best management practices for transit oriented development, mobility, green space, and alternative modes of transportation.

Monday, June 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm

Hagar's Palace
19 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

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Voting item for June: Ordinance 18-O-1299 - Business License Fees

This is a voting matter that will be at June's meeting. The text can be found here:


But the nut of the matter is short:


SECTION 1: That Chapter 30, Article III, Division 1, of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Section 30-62 titled “Administrative fee amounts; tax rate structure” is hereby amended to read as follows (with permanent additions in bold font and permanent deletions in strikeout font):

Sec. 30-62. - Administrative fee amounts; tax rate structure.


A nonprorated, nonrefundable administrative fee of $75.00 $100.00 shall be required on all business and occupation tax accounts except for the businesses of those persons who are not required to pay the business or occupation tax for the initial startup, renewal, or reopening of those accounts. The administrative fee can only approximate the reasonable cost of handling and processing the occupation tax, return or application

SECTION 2: That all fees collected pursuant Section 1 of this ordinance shall be deposited into the following accounts:

For Business Occupation tax - General Fund Accounts 1001.100501.3212001; 1001.100501.3212002; 1001.240201.3212001;

SECTION 3: All ordinances and resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby waived for purposes of this ordinance only, and only to the extent of said conflict.

Ride to Wellness Summit - June 20

Home Empowerment Seminar - June 12

Free tickets RSVP: HomeownerSeminar.Eventbrite.com

Free Community Seminar
Southwest Atlanta is on the rise, and with that comes concern around displacement and keeping long-time residents in their homes. State Representative Park Cannon, Real Estate Attorney Nik Erramilli, and Civic Entrepreneur Charnette Trimble want to make sure existing homeowners in Atlanta neighborhoods are equipped to take advantage of available resources to help them stay in their homes.

Seminar Details
Led by Charnette Trimble, Home Repair Consultant, this Free, 90-minute seminar will help you understand:
  • Homeowner occupied rehab programs
  • Affordable Housing Ballot Initiative
  • Property taxes and tax exemptions
  • How to file an appeal
  • Wealth preservation

Please bring your current tax assessment document with you to the meeting.