NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jul 26 - Aug 2

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Tue Jul 27, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Hillside. Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.
    Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.
  • Tue Jul 27, 6:30pm. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO).

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83039203137 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

  • Wed Jul 28, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Love Center. The Love Center, 1680 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.

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

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

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!

Yard Trimmings to be Collected on Alternate Weeks

 


Due to pandemic-caused staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. Trash and recycling will continue to be collected on a weekly basis.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jul 19 - Jul 26

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Tue Jul 20, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Hillside. Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.
    Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.
  • Tue Jul 20, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
  • Wed Jul 21, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Love Center. The Love Center, 1680 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.
  • Wed Jul 21, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to special programs and services for senior citizens, including but not limited to housing and home repairs, financial assistance programs, and social services;
    2. all matters related to education, including but not limited to primary and secondary education, adult education, parent-teacher relationships, and after-school programs and activities;
    3. and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.

    Ruby Simmons, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org
    The Assistant Services Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 

    • Video: https://zoom.us/j/92130603409. Passcode: 964881 Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.
    • One tap mobile. +16465588656,,92130603409# US (New York)
    • Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.

  • Thu Jul 22, 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.:

  • Mon Jul 19, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
  • Wed Jul 21, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
  • Wed Jul 21, 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
  • Fri Jul 23, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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!

Rogelio Arcela Meet & Greet Canceled Due To Illness

Tonight's 7pm Meet & Greet with Rogelio Arcela, candidate for City Council District 4, has been canceled due to illness.  Keep an eye on this space for a future Meet & Greet!

NPU-S General Meeting This Thursday, July 15, 7pm

The NPU-S General Meeting will be held this Thursday, July 15, at 7pm

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

If you are attending via Zoom you must register with a valid email address! The registration system will send you an email with your personal link to the meeting. 

You can call into the meeting if you wish to attend without using Zoom. To attend the meeting by phone, call (646) 558 8656, meeting ID 993 2987 4388. We encourage phone attendees to also register!

This month we'll have a three voting items and one item for comment:

  • Z-21-58: Applicant seeks to rezone the 6.04 acre property from the I-1 (Light industrial) zoning designation to the I-MIX (Industrial mixed use district) zoning designation to create a cohesive mixed use development.
  • Z-21-62: Applicant seeks to rezone the property from the NC-14 (Cascade Avenue Beecher Street Neighborhood Commercial District) zoning designation to the R-5 (Two-family residential, minimum lot size .17 acres) zoning designation.
  • Z-21-53 An Ordinance by Councilmember Cleta Winslow to amend the 1982 City of Atlanta Zoning Ordinance, as amended, (Part 16 Of The Land Development Code), so as to create Chapter 42 Intown South Commercial Corridor Overlay; and for other purposes.
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!

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


APS Student Internet Access Survey - Free wifi hotspots, responses due 7/16


Every Atlanta Public Schools student will receive a laptop or iPad for the 2021-2022 school year. Device distributions will occur at your school. In addition to devices, APS is providing hotspots for students who do not have an internet connection at home.

To register to receive a hotspot, please fill out the information below. Responses are due Friday, July 16.

Only one hotspot will be distributed per household, so you do not need to fill out the survey for multiple students.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeN_kRARNcPX_miFVT7iEEUY96e86s2cA5QJEqhmFjqwBneag/viewform


NPU-S Candidate Meet & Greets This Monday and Friday: Kim Scott, Rogelio Arcela


2021 is an election year for Atlanta
, and there are several candidates running for office. Many voters ignore municipal elections - but your local elected officials are the most accessible and have the most impact on your day-to-day life. 

NPU-S wants to make sure that you can make an informed choice. We've extended an invitation to all candidates to hold virtual meet-and-greet sessions, courtesy of the NPU! These sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and ask them questions about matters that concern you.  

We encourage every eligible citizen to register and vote in November!  

This week's Meet + Greets:

  • Monday Jul 12, 6:00pm: Kim Scott for City Council District 4
    Video: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88953747327
    Phone (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID 889 5374 7327
  • Friday Jul 16, 7:00pm: Rogelio Arcela for City Council District 4
    Videoconference: https://zoom.us/j/91313287676
    Phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID: 913 1328 7676

We have recordings of past meet and greets at our Municipal Elections Page, along with a list of candidates.

Helpful links:

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jul 12 - Jul 19

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Jul 12, 6:00pm. Candidate Meet & Greet: Kim Scott for City Council District 4.
  • Mon Jul 12, 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-In646-558-8656, access code,96697956397#
  • Tue Jul 13, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Hillside. Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.
    Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.
  • Tue Jul 13, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
  • Wed Jul 14, 1:00pm. Fulton Fresh Mobile Market - Love Center. The Love Center, 1680 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Please visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org  to register for a FREE account
    and to complete a short online module before arriving to an outdoor market to
    get your FREE produce.
  • Thu Jul 15, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD. Our monthly community meeting! Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and let the City know what you think. 

    To attend over videoconferencing, you must register beforehand at  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD

    Otherwise, you can call in at 
    Phone: (646) 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 993 2987 4388

    Supporting documents, including the agenda, can be found at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs 

  • Fri Jul 16, 7:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: Rogelio Arcela (for City Council District 4). https://zoom.us/j/91313287676.
  • Sat Jul 17, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/oig-rtct-yhd. By phone: +1 747-202-2723 password 942081556. Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods

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

  • Mon Jul 12, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
  • Mon Jul 12, 7:00pm. NPU-V. (location varies).
    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#
  • Wed Jul 14, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
  • Wed Jul 14, 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#
  • Fri Jul 16, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

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!

Reminder: Trash collection delayed 1 day from July 4th Long Weekend

Since yesterday, the 5th, was an observed holiday, all solid waste collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jul 5 - Jul 12

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Wed Jul 7, 6:15pm. NPU-S Land Use Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to the development of residential, commercial, and other large-scale development projects;
    2. all matters related to zoning, economic development, business expansion and retention, and urban design;
    3. all matters related to traffic and transportation planning;
    4. and all matters related to enforcement of City Codes.

    Karen Babino, Chair: land@npu-s.org. 770-912-3922 cell

    The Land Use Committee meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm
    • Video: https://zoom.us/j/99268781798
      Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
    • One tap mobile +13126266799,,99268781798# 
    • Phone: 312 626 6799 
      Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
  • Thu Jul 8, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. https://zoom.us/j/99609882969. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
    2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
    3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.
    Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
    The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
  • Sat Jul 10, 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 Jul 10, 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 Jul 11, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting. The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 

    The Executive Committee meets every second Sunday of the month at 4:45 pm. 

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

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!

Filming on Lorenzo Dr. - July 6-7, 7am-9pm

 


There will be a filming held on Lorenzo Drive on Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7, from 7am to 9pm, for interior scenes of the series "Single Drunk Female". Lorenzo will be shut down in the middle, so plan your travel accordingly.

The film shoot reference number is ATLFIL002805. The City Office of Film and Entertainment can be reached for more details at (404) 330 6006 or email Nick Hess at chair@npu-s.org.

Meet & Greet Rescheduled: Rogelio Arcela

Tonight's Candidate Meet & Greet with Rogelio Arcela has been rescheduled to Friday, July 16 at 7pm.

We apologize for the late notice, and hope you can tune in then!

Seniors Sweating Off the Pandemic - July 10

CANO presents

"Seniors Sweating Off the Pandemic"

Featuring Certified Personal
Trainer Tasha Jones
  • Place: Barbara McCoy Park
    1640 Kenmore Street SW Atlanta, GA
  • Date: Saturday July 10, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM (Sharp) – 11:00 AM
To register email: Cascadeaveneighborhood@gmail.com

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations - Monday 6/28 - Wednesday 6/30


NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jun 28 - Jul 5

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Wed Jun 30, 7:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: Rogelio Arcela (for City Council District 4). https://zoom.us/j/91313287676.
  • Sat Jul 3, 1:00pm. Policy Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to the citywide Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board;
    2. all matters related to the NPU's official policies and positions on internal, citywide, and regional issues;
    3. and all matters related to the relationship of the NPU with its neighboring NPUs, neighborhoods, and municipalities.

    Morgan Cooper, Chair: policy@npu-s.org
    The Policy Committee meets every 1st Saturday at 1pm:
    • Video: https://zoom.us/j/99641762467.
      Meeting ID: 996 4176 2467
    • Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US   
      Meeting ID: 996 4176 2467
      (One tap mobile +16465588656,,99641762467# US)

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

  • Mon Jun 28, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
  • Tue Jun 29, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Jun 30, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
  • Fri Jul 2, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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!

Ft. Mac Community Engagement Subcommittee meeting tomorrow, Wed June 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Given the recent developments at the Fort Mac LRA, we thought we'd highlight the Community Engagement Subcommittee meeting tomorrow, which is being held via Zoom:

Fort Mac LRA - Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting (CES) - via Zoom. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM 2021.06.23

  • Video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83974161223?pwd=SkF0d04wcHRReFB2MjQxYkNyMXNjUT09
  • Phone: (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 839 7416 1223 Passcode: 991479
  • One tap mobile +13017158592,83644249830# 

Send email comments to Publiccomment@fortmaclra.com 

TD Jakes' team will be in attendance to answer questions.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jun 21 - Jun 28

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Tue Jun 22, 9:00am. Vaccination Drive. 838 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. The Community Church of God is hosting a vaccination drive in cooperation with Walgreens.

    Participants must register in advance at wagsoutreach.com/ss/COM127295
    FAQs at https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
  • Tue Jun 22, 6:30pm. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO).

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83039203137

    ​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 Jun 24, 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#
  • Sat Jun 26, 11:00am. Friends of John A White - Park cleanup. John A White Outdoor Pool, 1101 Cascade Cir SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.
    Join Friends of John A. White park for a cleanup and meet & greet! Learn about upcoming projects in JAWP and how you can be part of the Friends of John A. White Park group! 

    For more information contact Dawn Brown at dawn@friendsofjohnawhitepark.org

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

  • Mon Jun 21, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
  • Tue Jun 22, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Jun 23, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
  • Fri Jun 25, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

  • Wed Jun 23, 5:30pm. MILRA CES Meeting . Ft.McPherson, LRA Office, 1794 Walker Avenue.
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!

NPU-S General Meeting This Thursday, June 17

The NPU-S General Meeting will be held this Thursday, June 17, at 7pm

This is our first general meeting held via Zoom, as opposed to Google Meet, so some things have changed. Read carefully!

To register, either go online to https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD or call (770) 744-5311 and leave a message with a way for us to reach you.

If you are attending via Zoom you must register with a valid email address! The registration system will send you an email with your personal link to the meeting. 

You can call into the meeting if you wish to attend without using Zoom. To attend the meeting by phone, call (646) 558 8656, meeting ID 993 2987 4388. We encourage phone attendees to also register!

This month we'll have a single voting item and one item for comment:

  • Z-21-41 An Ordinance by Zoning Committee to amend the 1982 Atlanta Zoning Ordinance, as amended, by amending the definition of urban gardens to permit on-site sales; by amending the special administrative permit requirement for urban gardens; so as to expand the use of urban gardens in residential areas; and to increase the availability of locally grown food and to stimulate neighborhood economic activity; and for other purposes. Fact Sheet
  • SD-21-11 (review and comment only) - a proposed subdivision of 1471 Olive St into two lots. 
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!

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


Candidate Meet and Greet this Friday: Jason Dozier


2021 is an election year for Atlanta
, and there are several candidates running for office. Many voters ignore municipal elections - but your local elected officials are the most accessible and have the most impact on your day-to-day life. 

NPU-S wants to make sure that you can make an informed choice. We've extended an invitation to all candidates to hold virtual meet-and-greet sessions, courtesy of the NPU! These sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and ask them questions about matters that concern you.  

We encourage every eligible citizen to register and vote in November!  

This week's Meet + Greets:

We have recordings of past meet and greets at our Municipal Elections Page, along with a list of candidates.

Helpful links:

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

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Jun 14, 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 Jun 15, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
  • Wed Jun 16, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    1. all matters related to special programs and services for senior citizens, including but not limited to housing and home repairs, financial assistance programs, and social services;
    2. all matters related to education, including but not limited to primary and secondary education, adult education, parent-teacher relationships, and after-school programs and activities;
    3. and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.

    Ruby Simmons, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org
    The Assistant Services Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 

    • Video: https://zoom.us/j/92130603409. Passcode: 964881 Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.
    • One tap mobile. +16465588656,,92130603409# US (New York)
    • Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.

  • Thu Jun 17, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting.
    Our monthly community meeting! Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and let the City know what you think.

    To attend over videoconferencing, you must register beforehand at  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD

    Otherwise, you can call in at
    Phone: (646) 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 993 2987 4388
  • Fri Jun 18, 6:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: Jason Dozier (for City Council District 4).
  • Sat Jun 19, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/oig-rtct-yhd. By phone: +1 747-202-2723 password 942081556. Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods
  • Sat Jun 19, 5:00pm. Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Block Assoc.. Chick-fil-A, 875 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.

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

  • Mon Jun 14, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
  • Mon Jun 14, 7:00pm. NPU-V. (location varies).
    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 Jun 15, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

    Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
  • Wed Jun 16, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
  • Wed Jun 16, 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
  • Fri Jun 18, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

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!

Correction: Quality of Life meeting this Thursday (updated Zoom link)

We had outdated information in our calendar about Thursday's Quality of Life Committee meeting. The correct information is:

The Quality of Life Committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:

  1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
  2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
  3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.
Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm

    Candidate Meet and Greets this Monday and Wednesday: Brandon Goldberg, Jereme Sharpe

    2021 is an election year for Atlanta, and there are several candidates running for office. Many voters ignore municipal elections - but your local elected officials are the most accessible and have the most impact on your day-to-day life. 

    NPU-S wants to make sure that you can make an informed choice. We've extended an invitation to all candidates to hold virtual meet-and-greet sessions, courtesy of the NPU! These sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and ask them questions about matters that concern you.  

    We encourage every eligible citizen to register and vote in November!  

    This week's Meet + Greets:

    • Monday, June 7 6:00 pm: Brandon Goldberg for City Council At-Large Post 1
      Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92676388054
      Meeting ID: 926 7638 8054
      Phone: 301 715 8592
    • Wednesday, June 9 7:00 pm: Jereme Sharpe for City Council At-Large Post 1
      Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/91869446602
      Meeting ID: 918 6944 6602
      Phone: (301) 715-8592
    We have recordings of past meet and greets at our Municipal Elections Page, along with a list of candidates.

    Helpful links:

    Solid Waste Resumes Weekly Service


    On Monday, June 7, 2021, the Department of Public Works Office of Solid Waste Services will resume weekly operations of solid waste (garbage), recycling, and yard trimmings.

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: Jun 7 - Jun 14

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Mon Jun 7, 6:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: Brandon Goldberg (for City Council At-Large Post 1). https://zoom.us/j/92676388054.
    • Tue Jun 8, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
    • Wed Jun 9, 7:00pm. Meet + Greet: Jereme Sharpe for City Council At-Large Post 1. Jereme Sharpe for City Council At-Large Post 1
    • Thu Jun 10, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. https://zoom.us/j/93211017316 . This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
      2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
      3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.
      Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
      The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
    • Sat Jun 12, 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 Jun 12, 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 Jun 13, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting. The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 

      The Executive Committee meets every second Sunday of the month at 4:45 pm. 

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

    • Mon Jun 7, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Tue Jun 8, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed Jun 9, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Wed Jun 9, 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#
    • Fri Jun 11, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

    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!

    Candidate Meet and Greets this Wednesday and Thursday - Jenne Shepherd, "Shivy" Brooks


    2021 is an election year for Atlanta
    , and there are several candidates running for office. Many voters ignore municipal elections - but your local elected officials are the most accessible and have the most impact on your day-to-day life. 

    NPU-S wants to make sure that you can make an informed choice. We've extended an invitation to all candidates to hold virtual meet-and-greet sessions, courtesy of the NPU! These sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and ask them questions about matters that concern you.  

    We encourage every eligible citizen to register and vote in November!  

    This week's Meet + Greets:

    • Wednesday Jun 2, 8:00pm: Jenne Shepherd for City Council District 12.
      Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96581792039
      Phone:  (301) 715-8592
      Meeting ID: 965 8179 2039
    • Thursday Jun 3, 6:00pm: "Shivy" Brooks for City Council At-Large Post 1.
      Video: https://zoom.us/j/95154815073
      Meeting ID: 951 5481 5073
      Phone: 301 715 8592 
    We have recordings of past meet and greets at our Municipal Elections Page, along with a list of candidates.

    Helpful links:

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 31 - Jun 7

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Wed Jun 2, 6:15pm. NPU-S Land Use Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to the development of residential, commercial, and other large-scale development projects;
      2. all matters related to zoning, economic development, business expansion and retention, and urban design;
      3. all matters related to traffic and transportation planning;
      4. and all matters related to enforcement of City Codes.

      Karen Babino, Chair: land@npu-s.org. 770-912-3922 cell

      The Land Use Committee meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm
      • Video: https://zoom.us/j/99268781798
        Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
      • One tap mobile +13126266799,,99268781798# 
      • Phone: 312 626 6799 
        Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
    • Wed Jun 2, 8:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: Jenne Shepherd (for City Council District 12). https://zoom.us/j/96581792039.
    • Thu Jun 3, 6:00pm. Candidate Meet + Greet: "Shivy" Brooks (for City Council At-Large Post 1).
    • Sat Jun 5, 1:00pm. Policy Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to the citywide Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board;
      2. all matters related to the NPU's official policies and positions on internal, citywide, and regional issues;
      3. and all matters related to the relationship of the NPU with its neighboring NPUs, neighborhoods, and municipalities.

      Morgan Cooper, Chair: policy@npu-s.org
      The Policy Committee meets every 1st Saturday at 1pm:
      • Video: https://zoom.us/j/99641762467.
        Meeting ID: 996 4176 2467
      • Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US   
        Meeting ID: 996 4176 2467
        (One tap mobile +16465588656,,99641762467# US)

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

    • Mon May 31, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Tue Jun 1, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed Jun 2, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Wed Jun 2, 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
    • Fri Jun 4, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

    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!

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 24 - May 31

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Mon May 24 - Fri May 28. 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.
    • Tue May 25, 6:30pm. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO).

      Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83039203137

      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

    • Wed May 26, 6:00pm. CDP Review. https://zoom.us/j/93753708305. The City of Atlanta's Comprehensive Development Plan is a  state-mandated plan for growth encompassing the next five years.

      This Wednesday, the 26th, we'll be holding a brief meeting with the Planning Department to go over NPU-S's policies for an administrative update covering only the upcoming year. This is our opportunity to lay down the principles that will guide zoning for the next year - all zoning must conform to the CDP, or else the CDP needs to also be changed.

    • Thu May 27, 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.:

    • Mon May 24, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Tue May 25, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed May 26, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Fri May 28, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

    • Wed May 26, 5:30pm. MILRA CES Meeting . Ft.McPherson, LRA Office, 1794 Walker Avenue.
    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!

    Wednesday Planning Session: NPU-S Comprehensive Development Plan


    The City of Atlanta's Comprehensive Development Plan is a  state-mandated plan for growth encompassing the next five years. We're currently coming to the end of the last CDP,  finished in 2021.

    Normally, an update to the CDP would involve multiple rounds of in-depth, community-driven design sessions with the Department of Planning. However 2020 was not a normal year, and the entire City of Atlanta is still recovering. The Planning Department simply does not have the capacity this year to engage in a full-bore update involving all 25 NPUs. So for this year, they're simply filing an administrative update, as allowed by law, with an eye towards a complete update next year.

    However, just because it's a smaller update doesn't mean that we can't be involved! This Wednesday, the 26th, we'll be holding a brief meeting with the Planning Department to go over NPU-S's policies. This is our opportunity to lay down the principles that will guide zoning for the next year - all zoning must conform to the CDP, or else the CDP needs to also be changed. It'll also be an opportunity for us to get a taste of types of planning we'll engage with next year, where we'll get a change to actually redraw maps. Think of it as a planning appetizer.

    Come on out!

    • When: Wednesday, May 26, 6pm
    • Video: https://zoom.us/j/93753708305
    • Meeting ID: 937 5370 8305
    • Dial in: 312-626-6799, access code, 937 5370 8305#

    The entire Atlanta 2016 CDP can be found at https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning/office-of-zoning-development/zoning/2016-comprehensive-development-plan-cdp. It's big, but worth looking over if you want to see how the whole vision comes together. 

    The part of the CDP that goes over the various NPU policies is at https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=23568


    Summer Book Club for Upcoming MARTA Bus Network Redesign

    From the MARTA Army:
    MARTA is embarking on a Bus Network Redesign that could thoroughly change the shape and feel of our city's bus network. Riders could have more reliable and frequent buses, easier transfers, and be able to go to more places more quickly. Tradeoffs would be that some bus stops and even entire routes are removed in order to free up resources (buses and drivers) to improve the rest of the network. This process cannot happen without engagement from transit supporters.

    MARTA Army and several of our partner organizations are conducting a book club of Human Transit. A book written by Jarrett Walker, whose firm is leading this effort with MARTA, on how transit can be an integral and sustainable part of society. The goal of the book club is to engage transit supporters and develop within them the confidence to articulate what they want and need out of the system. Anyone who wants to participate can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transit-oriented-book-club-feat-human-transit-by-jarrett-walker-registration-154262718945

    Candidate Meet and Greets Tonight and Tomorrow - Doug Shipman, Larry Carter

    2021 is an election year for Atlanta, and there are several candidates running for office. Many voters ignore municipal elections - but your local elected officials are the most accessible and have the most impact on your day-to-day life. 

    NPU-S wants to make sure that you can make an informed choice. Using information gathered from the excellent Vote Local project and public filings with the City of Atlanta Municipal Clerk, we've compiled a list of candidates running for offices directly affecting NPU-S. 

    Furthermore, we've extended an invitation to all candidates to hold virtual meet-and-greet sessions, courtesy of the NPU! These sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know the candidates and ask them questions about matters that concern you.  

    We encourage every eligible citizen to register and vote in November!  

    Upcoming Meet + Greets:

    • Friday, May 21, 7pm:  Doug Shipman for City Council President.
      Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4369779551
      Phone: (312) 626-6799
      Meeting ID: 436 977 9551
    • Saturday, May 22, 11am: Larry Carter for City Council District 4
      Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4369779551
      Phone: (312) 626-6799
      Meeting ID: 436 977 9551
    We're currently lining up several more meet and greets, so keep your eyes peeled for more notices!

    Helpful links:


    Affordable broadband internet service for low-income households

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The program opened on May 12th and provides eligible households:
    • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;
    • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
    • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.
    The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

    Who is Eligible? 

    A household is eligible if a member of the household:
    • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
    • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
    • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020;
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program; or
    • If the household has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    Check out www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

    Three Ways to Apply

    • Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
    • Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
    • Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:
      Emergency Broadband Support Center
      P.O. Box 7081 London, KY 40742
    For more help regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, call 833-511-0311 or find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

    NPU-S Meeting tomorrow, May 20

    The NPU-S General Meeting will be held this Thursday, May 20, at 7pm

    This will be our last Google Meet! We will be transitioning to Zoom for teleconferencing from next month forward.  

    Attendees should register beforehand! If you do not register then we cannot count your attendance or verify your identity on voting matters.

    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.

    This month we'll have a single voting item:

    • Z-21-41 An Ordinance by Zoning Committee to amend the 1982 Atlanta Zoning Ordinance, as amended, by amending the definition of urban gardens to permit on-site sales; by amending the special administrative permit requirement for urban gardens; so as to expand the use of urban gardens in residential areas; and to increase the availability of locally grown food and to stimulate neighborhood economic activity; and for other purposes. Fact Sheet
    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!

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

    To attend the meeting:

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 17 - May 24

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Mon May 17 - Fri May 21. Yard Trimmings 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 yard trimmings.

      Solid waste will continue to be picked up every week.
    • Tue May 18, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
    • Wed May 19, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to special programs and services for senior citizens, including but not limited to housing and home repairs, financial assistance programs, and social services;
      2. all matters related to education, including but not limited to primary and secondary education, adult education, parent-teacher relationships, and after-school programs and activities;
      3. and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.

      Ruby Simmons, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org
      The Assistant Services Committee meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 

      • Video: https://zoom.us/j/92130603409. Passcode: 964881 Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.
      • One tap mobile. +16465588656,,92130603409# US (New York)
      • Phone: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  Meeting ID: 921 3060 3409.

    • Thu May 20, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting.
      By video: meet.google.com/rbh-ptwd-efj.
      By phone: +1 515-599-7285 password 480291570.

      Our monthly community meeting! Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and let the City know what you think. Please register beforehand at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register!

    • Fri May 21, 7:00pm. Meet + Greet: Doug Shipman for City Council President. https://zoom.us/j/4369779551
      Time: May 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting
    • Sat May 22, 11:00am. Meet + Greet: Larry Carter for 4th District City council. https://zoom.us/j/4369779551.

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

    • Mon May 17, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Tue May 18, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed May 19, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Wed May 19, 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
    • Fri May 21, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

    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!

    Neighborhood Survey - Expansion of PAD 311 Services in Your Area

    From the City of Atlanta:

    The Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) has recently expanded to accept community referrals through the City of Atlanta 311 non-emergency city services line for quality of life concerns related to unmet mental health needs, substance use, or extreme poverty. Typically, community members have been advised to call 911 for these type of concerns, but this new resource offers an alternative approach. When a community member makes a referral to 311, a PAD response team travels to the area to offer immediate assistance to the referred individual. These services are currently available in Atlanta Police Department Zones 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, and will be citywide by this summer.

    The success of this new resource depends on strong connections with community members. PAD wants to get to know the unique character of each neighborhood and partner with Atlanta residents to build a new approach to community safety and wellness. Your input will help shape their services and future engagement with our community. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous - PADNeighborhoodSurvey.

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 10 - May 17

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Mon May 10 - Fri May 14. 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.

      Trash will continue to be picked up every week.
    • Mon May 10, 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-In646-558-8656, access code,96697956397#
    • Tue May 11, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 Access Code 182 9403# 
    • Thu May 13, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. 
      This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
      2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
      3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.

      Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
      The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm

    • Sat May 15, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. By video: meet.google.com/oig-rtct-yhd. By phone: +1 747-202-2723 password 942081556. Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods
    • Sun May 16, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting. https://zoom.us/j/99531589760. The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 

      The Executive Committee meets every second Sunday of the month at 4:45 pm. 

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

    • Mon May 10, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Mon May 10, 7:00pm. NPU-V. (location varies).
      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 May 11, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed May 12, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Wed May 12, 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#
    • Fri May 14, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

    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!

    Severe weather w/Tornado warnings - be safe!

     The National Weather Service has Severe Thunderstorm Warnings through 4pm today for our area, including a Tornado Warning (which means tornados expected) through at least 11:15am today. Pick out a sheltered location in your home just in case, away from windows.

    NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 3 - May 10

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

    NPU-S Events:

    • Mon May 3 - Fri May 7. Yard Trimmings 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 yard trimmings.

      Garbage will continue to be picked up every week.
    • Wed May 5, 6:15pm. NPU-S Land Use Committee meeting. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
      1. all matters related to the development of residential, commercial, and other large-scale development projects;
      2. all matters related to zoning, economic development, business expansion and retention, and urban design;
      3. all matters related to traffic and transportation planning;
      4. and all matters related to enforcement of City Codes.

      Karen Babino, Chair: land@npu-s.org. 770-912-3922 cell

      The Land Use Committee meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm
      • Video: https://zoom.us/j/99268781798
        Passcode: 301008
        Meeting ID: 992 6878 1798
      • One tap mobile +13126266799,,99268781798# US (Chicago)
      • Phone:(US) +1 929-249-4634‬ PIN: ‪536 874 704‬#
    • Sat May 8, 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 May 8, 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 May 9, 4:45pm. Executive Committee meeting. The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 

      The Executive Committee meets every second Sunday of the month at 4:45 pm. 

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

    • Mon May 3, 2:00pm. Rental Awareness Webinar. Urban League weekly webinar on tenancy responsibilities and obligations. HUD-certified counselors and financial coaches are on staff to provides comprehensive counseling services. Know your rights and options! Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1HuJTSAQ8OcintiyH6tpA
    • Tue May 4, 11:00am. Rapid Employment Initiative Career Fair. Please join the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for our virtual career fairs 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 copy of your resume and/or your employment history.

      Registration at https://bit.ly/33tcckt
    • Wed May 5, 12:00am. Financial Focus Webinar. Urban League hosted "Lunch and Learn" on building a good credit history.  Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e_qudpiITE6HFtTIg-moDA
    • Wed May 5, 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
    • Fri May 7, 5:00pm. Financial Freedom Fridays. Urban League webinar focusing on budgeting, savings, and financial health. Build healthy financial habits and reach your financial goals. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XNxVoQYTG682ckOWVyyAQ

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

    • Wed May 5, 10:00am. Tree Protection Ordinance Working Session. The Community Development/Human Services Committee (CDHS) will hold a remote work session on Ordinance 21-O-0063 (Tree Protection Ordinance) on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The public may access the work session via conference bridge: 877-579-6743/Conference ID 8315991256 or online via Channel 26 or @atlcouncil's YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter pages. Members of the public may leave comments associated with the work session by dialing 404-330-6042. Messages are not to exceed three (3) minutes and will be accepted between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on the day before the work session.
    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!