OCCO Meeting reverting to all-virtual - in person portion postponed

Tomorrow's OCCO meeting had been planned to be a hybrid event, both held outdoors and over Zoom. However, after considering some of the technical details and the weather forecast, they've decided to keep it virtual for now.

Meeting details:

NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 23 - May 29

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon-Fri. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Tue May 24, 6:30pm. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO). Finch Elementary parking lot, 1114 Avon Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

    This will be a hybrid meeting, held both at the Finch Elementary parking lot and virtually. In case of inclement weather, it will be held purely virtually.

    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 25, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89475746987. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.
    Rogelio Arcila, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org

    Videoconferencing: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89475746987
    Dial In: +1 646 558 8656 Access Code: 894 7574 6987#
  • Thu May 26, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO) (Hybrid). VICARS, 834 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. This is a hybrid meeting, held both at VICARS and virtually.


    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/97987226201

    Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201
    Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#
  • Sat May 28, 4:30pm. Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Association. Covers Lorenzo Drive and nearby roads. 

    Meets via Phone: ‪(978) 990-5162 Access Code: 6673530#

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

No events on calendar

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!

"University for Parents" Summer Enrichment Courses Begin June 7 - Aug 11





NPU University: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



Taking registrations for 2022: NPU-S Senior Lawncare Service!


We're pleased to announce that NPU-S is accepting applications for the 2022 Senior Lawncare Service!

If you are over 62, or are disabled, and live within the NPU-S communities of Bush Mountain, Cascade, Oakland City and Venetian Hills, we will connect you with local mowers who'll provide basic lawn care for free!

The program has not started yet - we're still waiting for our grant money to arrive from the City - but we're getting our members set up so that the moment we get the funds we'll be ready to go.

For more information, and to register, go to https://www.npu-s.org/p/senior-lawncare-program.html. If you'd be interested in being a lawn mower, you can find out more at https://www.npu-s.org/p/mowers.html.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 16 - May 22

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon May 16, 0:00am. Yard Trimmings NOT Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL NOT be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Tue May 17, 7:00pm. Beecher-Donnelly community association meeting. 1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.
  • Thu May 19, 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
  • Sat May 21, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. Held via Zoom:
    Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods

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

  • Wed May 18, 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

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!

MARTA Open House on May 21

From MARTA:

Greetings Campbellton Community Investment Corridor Stakeholder, 

Thank you for your continued interest in transit expansion as part of the Campbellton Community Investment Corridor – A Main Street for Southwest Atlanta. MARTA would like to provide more information and gain feedback on the high-capacity transit options and other supporting features that has been prepared for bringing improved travel, accessibility, and amenities to southwest Atlanta.  MARTA has also identified a proposed preferred plan, which is tentatively scheduled for a final decision in summer 2022—your input will help inform that final decision.

The Campbellton Corridor, which links the Greenbriar Mall area to the Oakland City MARTA Station, is home to established neighborhoods and businesses, and is currently served by one of MARTA's busiest bus routes – Route 83 Campbellton Road. This historic investment will greatly enhance the service area and transform how residents travel and supporting the community's growth and development for years to come, while improving the community for those who already live and work there.

We hope to see you at the upcoming Open House! Please email publichearinginfo@itsmarta.com or contact MARTA's Customer Call Center at 404-848-5000 with additional questions.
 
 

Design Awards 2022 - May 17th

Join the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning and the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and on Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00 PM at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium to highlight design excellence in the City of Atlanta at the Design Awards 2022! 

This event is free and open to the public.

Visit here to register: bit.ly/designawards2022


Please help us spread the word!
You can like/share/or retweet our posts from our social media pages. Find us on Twitter @ATLPlanning, Facebook @Department of City Planning, and Instagram @atlplanning.


NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 9 - May 15

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon May 9-Fri May 13. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Mon May 9, 4:00pm. TAG Academy Go Team meeting. https://atlantapublicschools-us.zoom.us/j/82312178566.
    • Phone: 929 205 6099
      Meeting ID: 823 1217 8566 
  • Mon May 9, 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 10, 6:30pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. Videoconference: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83729649966

    Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 837 2964 9966
  • Tue May 10, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
  • Thu May 12, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83127122349.

    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 Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
  • Sat May 14, 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
  • Sun May 15, 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 9, 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 May 11, 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#
  • Sat May 14, 11:00am. Community Day @Promise Adams Park. 2220 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Live DJ, Food, Prizes, Game Truck and more!

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!

Premiere Screening Event

Community Day - Adams Park @Promise Center, May 14


The AT-Promise initiative has been in operation since August 2017, serving youth from around the city. The services provided include individual therapy, group therapy, educational assistance including tutoring, mentoring and GED classes, testing, workforce prep, arts instruction in music and filmmaking, as well as recreational activities. 

 The first location opened in 2017 at 740 Cameron Alexander Boulevard, the second center in 2021 located at 836 Metropolitan Parkway and the newest location, the Truist Andrew & Walter Young AT-Promise Center in February of this year.

AT-Promise is a program serving youth across the city of Atlanta. Each youth who attends the program receives a therapeutic assessment to determine their individualized plan of services to include GED/education assistance, workforce prep and/or recreation activities applying the appropriate professional expertise to each individual case, ensuring relevance and a personalized approach.

Sunday Executive Committee meeting POSTPONED to 5/15

 Happy Mother's Day!

2022 Summer Teen Hiring Fair



Teen job seekers will get to meet with potential employers to talk about opportunities in their community. Local human resources professionals will also be available to provide information on job opportunities and to answer questions about every aspect of the job search process, from creating a resume to performing well at a job interview.

Representatives from the Fulton County Board of Health will also be on site to provide walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations and to schedule vaccination appointments.

The WorkSource Fulton Mobile Career Center will be on site to assist teens in signing up for its Career Compass Academy. The Career Compass Academy is a paid virtual work readiness program for eligible young people between the ages of 14 and 24. The five week long program provides youth with work-ready skills and abilities along with opportunities to explore and practice work activities in a virtual environment.

To RSVP for the event, go online to https://stjf2022.eventbrite.com

Connect Atlanta



Fusus is the software used in the Real-Time Crime Center. Fusus allows every citizen who chooses to do so to integrate their cameras into our network. Those that wish to share video only when requested can do so for free by registering their cameras.

Looking for volunteers!


Although the NPU is affiliated with the City of Atlanta, we are entirely volunteer run. That means everything that happens in the NPU - the emails to our City representatives, the meetings with applicants and constituents, the reports and recommendations and even the posts to our blog like this one - are being done by people who are taking time out of their own lives, for free, to help the community.

So as you can imagine, there's usually more work than people! We have openings available everywhere in the NPU, at all committees.  A quick recap of our standing committees:

Land Use Committee

The Land Use committee makes recommendations to the NPU about zoning, development, code, and land use. It meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm
Karen Babino, Chair: land@npu-s.org.
  • This committee specifically could use help with the Transportation subcommittee, which is juggling the Campbellton BRT/LRT project and the Cascade Complete Streets, among other things. 
  • They also need folks to help out with working with our Code Enforcement officers.

Quality of Life Committee 

This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about public safety, parks, recreation, culture, and the environment. It meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
  • Quality of Life does a lot. Right now, we're missing a Public Safety subcommittee chair, an important position. 
Robbie Hunter, Chair: quality@npu-s.org

Assistant Services Committee 

This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about senior citizens, youth, and education. It meets every fourth Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 
  • Assistant Services needs a Youth representative - this would be a great position for an engaged student resident of the NPU. 
  • Assistant Services also administers the NPU Senior Lawncare Service, which has a number of moving parts - help there would be greatly appreciated!
Rogelio Arcila, Chair: assistant@npu-s.org

Policy Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about the bylaws, and our policies and positions on matters both internal and external to the NPU, and our relationship to our neighbors and the City of Atlanta. It meets every 1st Thursday at 6:00 pm.
  • The Policy committee could really use a detail-oriented person to go over our bylaws with a fine-toothed comb to help strengthen our organization. 
Kyle Lamont, Chair: policy@npu-s.org

If any of these open positions sound interesting to you - or if there's some other way you'd like to help, or if you're just curious - don't hesitate to contact the committee chairs or contact Nick Hess, chair@npu-s.org or (404) 890 0089, for more information.

May 12 Class: AMI and Housing Affordability


As the cost of housing continues to skyrocket, many people want to see more affordable housing built. But what does "affordable" mean? Affordable to whom? And what does the term AMI mean?

On May 12th, there's an NPU-U class on understanding AMI and housing affordability. If you're interested in finding out how affordability is calculated, how it works, and how it doesn't, you'll want to register for the class at www.npuatlanta.org.

For more info, contact Samantha Terry at 404-546-0158 or snterry@atlantaga.gov.


NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 2 - May 8

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon May 2, 0:00am. Yard Trimmings NOT Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL NOT be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Wed May 4, 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 May 5, 6:00pm. NPU-S Policy Committee meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86841093770. 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.

    Kyle Lamont, Chair: policy@npu-s.org
    The Policy Committee meets every 2nd Thursday at 6:00pm:
  • Sat May 7, 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
  • Sun May 8, 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.:

  • Wed May 4, 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!