May Alert - I-20 Ramp Tree Cutting

Tree Cutting on I-20 Ramps
Virtual Meeting with GDOT
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 11:30 AM
Please join the community meeting
hosted by the West End CID
and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
to discuss the tree cutting (Vegetation Project) along 1-20.
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NPU-S June Meeting Planning Session: Wed 5/29 at 7pm

Hello Neighbors!

Since covid, our NPU meetings have been virtual but earlier this year the body voted to have one in person meeting once a quarter! This June will be our first in person meeting since that vote and we are looking for community members to help us pull this together!

This June meeting, we want to focus on those in the community who are a part of the “Digital Divide.” These are community members who cannot or choose not to participate in the virtual meetings and we are looking for ideas, feedback and help on what we need to make this meeting a success. I am asking that you please join us for a virtual meeting on May 29th at 7pm to discuss and plan.

Our NPU is only as strong as the community so please do your part to make sure we are all represented! I look forward to our planning!

Quadrus Black

NPU-S Chair

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RCE Greater Atlanta Quarterly Mtg 5/29 - featuring the EPA TCTAC; Learn How to Get Funded!

Dear Esteemed Community Members,
Trust you are having a great day,

There is an opportunity to get support to deal with Environmental Injustice, and Eco-Action is inviting you all to be part of this meeting. We really hope you can join us at the upcoming RCE meeting on May 29th, where EPA's Region 4 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) is providing training and technical support to communities that are working on environmental justice issues and are seeking funding.
Come ready to learn and ask questions! Please see below for additional details including the agenda, and be sure to share with your networks!
Please sign up with the link below.
We hope to see you there!


Opeyemi Aransiola
REACH-ATL Program Manager
Environmental Community Action, Inc.
250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 208
Atlanta, GA 30312
o:404-584-6499 Ext: 104


Please spread the word to your networks. Quarterly Meetings are open to the public!

WHAT: RCE Greater Atlanta Quarterly Meeting – featuring the EPA TCTAC

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 - 6:30PM (see agenda below)

WHERE: VICARS Community Center at the Community Church of God (838 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311)

EPA TCTAC Explained: What it means for Georgia communities: The RCE Greater Atlanta Summer 2024 Quarterly Meeting will feature the EPA's Region 4 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) ( The purpose of the TCTAC is to provide training and technical support to communities working on environmental justice issues and seeking funding. The Georgia TCTAC team and program officers from the EPA will join us to provide details about the program, answering questions you may have such as:
What is the TCTAC about?
How can it help me?
Who's involved and how do I contact them?

The TCTAC team is also eager to hear from you what kind of technical assistance you find most valuable to reach your goals. (Learn more about the TCTAC in the attached flyer.)



Snack Bar hosted by EPA TCTAC


Engagement Orientation - for new members/members interested in meeting each other and getting more involved


Quarterly Meeting Welcoming Remarks

Host Welcome and Tour: VICARS Community Center


EPA TCTAC Explained: What it means for Georgia Communities


RCE Greater Atlanta Announcements

Closing Remarks


Meeting concludes


Anna Tinoco-Santiago, MPA (she/her/hers)
Community Engagement Specialist
Proud First-Generation Graduate
Center for Sustainable Communities Research and Education (SCoRE)
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology
c: 912-403-0513

NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 19 - May 25

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.
  • Wed May 22, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. 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.

    Dial In: +1 646 558 8656 Access Code: 895 216 53706#
  • Thu May 23, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO). Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201
    Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#
  • Sat May 25, 10:30am. Oakland City Community Organization.

    IN PERSON:  

    Cathedral of Faith Church
    1137 Avon Ave SW


    Meeting ID: 841 1610 8545

    Passcode: 30310

    One Tap mobile
    +19294362866,,84116108545#,,,,*30310# US (New York)
    +13017158592,,84116108545#,,,,*30310# US (Washington DC)

  • Sat May 25, 4:30pm. Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Association. Covers Lorenzo Drive and nearby roads. 

    Meets via Phone: ‪(978) 990-5162 Access Code: 6673530#
If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Thurs 5/16: MARTA Public Hearing Notice for FY25 Budget Proposal

Dear Valued Stakeholder: 

Consistent with MARTA's ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Authority is hosting public hearings for consideration of the proposed fiscal year 2025 Operating and Capital Budgets. 


You are invited to attend these public hearings in May.


Public Hearing Details: 


WHAT:​ Proposed FY 2025 Operating and Capital Budgets public hearing



WHAT:​ Proposed FY 2025 Operating and Capital Budgets public hearing

WHEN:​ Thursday, May 16

​7 p.m. (Community Exchange – 6 p.m.)  


WHERE:​ MARTA Headquarters

2424 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Visit: to join virtually (May 16 only)​

The MARTA Board will consider comments received during the hearings, as well as comments made via email and voicemail prior to final approval of the proposed FY 25 budget. Comments may be submitted no later than May 20, 2024, via voice message at 404-848-5299, sent to MARTA's Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3330, or emailed to

Please share this important information through your list servs, newsletters, social media platforms, etc.  


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MARTA's On the Go app for real-time service alerts.

For information regarding the latest service changes,
visit : 
or call MARTA's Customer Care Center at 404-848-5000.

To request information in another language or in an accessible format
call 404-848-4037 or 404-848-5665 – TTY. 

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Comprehensive Design Plan Round 2 Workshops Need Input from NPU-S

Senior Citizen Discounts from Fulton Co Commissioner

Ford Atlanta Mobility Challenge - Proposal Deadline May 19


The deadline is approaching to submit proposals for the Ford Urbanite Atlanta Mobility Challenge. Proposals are due May 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

The Urbanite Mobility Challenge in Atlanta, a collaboration led by Ford, AT&T, Delta Air Lines, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Novelis with the support of the Partnership for Southern Equity as local anchor, is an opportunity for local and national entrepreneurs to propose equitable mobility solutions for pilot grant funding– up to $150,000 – to be piloted in the metropolitan Atlanta area in 2024, further accelerating the region as a mobility innovation testbed and fostering a just transition to equitable mobility that is crucial to the economic, social and environmental well-being of all Atlanta residents.

Safe and accessible mobility is a necessity for creating economic opportunity, especially in a metro region where affordable housing and job centers are disconnected. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in Atlanta's mobility landscape. If you have a creative and impactful solution to address transportation challenges in our city, we encourage you to submit your proposal by clicking the link below:

We look forward to receiving your innovative ideas!

**Correction** Thursday's General Body Meeting is VIRTURAL ONLY

Apologies for the error on the calendar this week! Our NPU-S general meeting for the month of May will take place this Thursday at 7pm virtually only.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 12 - May 18

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon - Fri 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.
  • Mon May 13, 6:00pm. 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. 
  • Mon May 13, 6:30pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. Videoconference:

    Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 837 2964 9966
  • Tue May 14, 6:00pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association.
  • Wed May 15, 7:15pm. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting. Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods
  • Thu May 16, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting. 838 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. 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

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

    Supporting documents, including the agenda, can be found at
If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Join ANDP for the 10th Anniversary of Neighbors Together! | June 1, 2024 | 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

People with lower incomes are often uninsured, and minority groups account for over half of the uninsured population. Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Achieving this requires ongoing societal efforts to:

  • Address historical and contemporary injustices;
  • Overcome economic, social, and other obstacles to health and health care; and
  • Eliminate preventable health disparities.

To achieve health equity, we must change the systems and policies that have resulted in the generational injustices that give rise to racial and ethnic health disparities.

As we celebrate NeighborWorks Week 2024, ANDP's community leadership initiative, Neighbors Together, is pleased to join forces with Out of Hand Theater for a special performance from Thriving Together Atlanta.  

Thriving Together Atlanta was awarded a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant and is a collaboration between the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the CDC Foundation, the National Black Arts Festival, and Out of Hand Theater.

In keeping with our Neighbors Together tradition, all attendees will be eligible for a drawing for a free iPad and two $200 Home Depot gift cards!

Join us as we work together to create a healthier, more equitable future for everyone! The event is free, and lunch is provided. Register now using the link below.

(Download Event Flyer)

Register Now

TEEN High School Citizens Police Academy

APD will have our 2nd Teen Citizen's Police Academy summer camp again. The APD TEEN Citizen's Academy educates our young people in the operations and practices of your Atlanta Police Department. The program allows City of Atlanta High School youths to get an inside look at law enforcement.

The Teen Academy will be offered Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, June 10-14, 2024 with instruction being delivered both in class at Public Safety HQ and on field trips.

Each teen must write a brief paragraph on why they want to participate.

If you are interested, contact:

Elizabeth Espy
Director of Community Engagement and Events
Internship Coordinator
Community Services Division
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303