Minority Business Showcase, Sept. 6, 7-9:30 PM

This event will showcase our rising class of minority business owners in the Atlanta area and give everyone an opporutunity to discover unknown products and services within the community while establishing business relationships with other entrepreneurs.

During this event, small business owners will have the opportunity to demo their products and services and pitch their business to the community. Vendor tables, table cloths, and a projector will be provided to the vendors wishing to register for the event.

For more information register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-minority-business-showcase-tickets-42267027818 or contact Travis Reeves at (404) 414-2520 / travis@kidsnextcode.com.

Recycling Workshop 8/25

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting the Waste Wise Workshop along with GIPL (GA Interfaith Power and Light) and the City of Atlanta Office of Resilience.

This event is open to the public!

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
Where: 3050 Cascade Rd. SW,  Atlanta, GA 30311

Equitable Housing Open House Workshop

The Equitable Housing Needs Assessment aims to establish the City of Atlanta’s equitable housing goals, along with methods of measuring success as Atlanta’s population and housing needs grow and change across the City. The Open House Workshop is where you can give your feedback and input on how the City should achieve equitable housing goals. This feedback is critical in shaping the policies and decisions that City leaders make for Atlanta’s future.

NPU-S Meeting This Thursday, August 16, 7pm

Greetings, fellow NPU residents!

This Thursday, the 16th will be our NPU General Meeting for August 2018, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month will have a special presentation from Atlanta 311, a vote on a local street festival, and several local presentations.

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

See you there!

Share Your Input on the Greenbriar Town Center

From the office of Councilmember Overstreet:

The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program to transform communities into vibrant, walkable places by promoting transportation options, housing diversity, healthy lifestyles, and access to jobs and services. Join us for the kick-off meeting and share your vision and priorities for the Greenbriar Town Center. We need your voice and input! Share your vision and priorities for the Greenbriar Town Center. This feedback is critical in shaping the policies and decisions that City leaders make for Atlanta’s future.

UPS Hiring Event - September 20 - Package Handlers

Courtesy of Councilmember Winslow:

Care and Conserve Plumbing and Repair Program

The Care and Conserve Plumbing and Repair Program (CCPRP), available to residents in the City of Atlanta, is a program has been established to assist low to moderate income family homeowners with plumbing and sewer repairs. 

Priority will be given to seniors (55 or older) and disabled citizens of Atlanta. The goal of the program is to help citizens of Atlanta conserve water and reduce their water bills by providing household plumbing and sewer line repairs.

Southface will be administering the program for the City of Atlanta Council Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12. 

Persons may secure additional information by:
  • Downloading an application at www.southface.org/program/ccprp, or 
  • By calling the CCPRP hotline at 404 604 3614,  or 
  • By visiting Southface's office at 241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Fish Fry / Line Dance Fundraiser - Seasoned Adults Living Together

Southwest Library to close for renovation August 8-Feb 2019

Design presentation at http://www.afpls.org/images/2018/AFCL_Community_Presentation_Southwest_Community_Presentaton_Template_vs2.pdf .

Nominations being accepted for Fulton County Citizens’ Commission on the Environment

The Fulton County Citizens’ Commission on the Environment (FCCCE) is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, organizations and projects in Fulton County that exemplify or advocate for environmentally-sound practices. Nominations submitted by the August 31, 2018 deadline will be considered for the FCCCE’s 15th Annual Environmental Awards’ Program. Winners will be recognized at the October 17 meeting of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The FCCCE is a citizen environmental advisory group appointed by the Board of Commissioners to investigate environmental concerns, make recommendations on environmental policies, and increase public awareness, understanding and involvement concerning environmental issues. For more information, go to http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fccce-about-citiz-commiss.

Interested organizations or persons can submit nominations online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCCCEAward18.

Fulton County Reduces Millage Rate

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has reduced its millage rate for the fourth consecutive year, adopting a 2018 General Fund millage rate of 10.20 mills, reflecting a reduction from the 2017 rate of 10.38 mills by 0.18 mills. The proposal endorsed by a majority of Commissioners also suggests the county pursue additional rollbacks in successive years through 2022.

“We heard a message from taxpayers all over the County that the tax bills they received included assessment increases that were just too much to bear,” says Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts. “We are responsible for heading off the steep increases those residents faced and ensuring no reduction in services to citizens. This decision ensures those citizens need not worry about the county demonstrating fiscal restraint and confronting the initial “sticker shock” in those notices.”

The Board also adopted a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.23 mills, a reduction of 0.02 mills. The Bond Fund provides continued support of the Library Referendum General Obligation Bonds’ annual debt service requirements, as approved by Fulton County voters in 2008.

“Another positive of what has been approved is that it provides guidelines for spending over the next several years,” added Chairman Pitts. “This should give us a roadmap going forward that seeks to keep controls on costs.”

Filming in Oakland City, Aug 6-9

Next week there will be film crews at the intersection of Oakland Drive and Avon Ave. Please adjust your commute accordingly.