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Council to Consider Funding Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan and the Transfer of Additional Property Deeds to Atlanta Public Schools at May 21 Full Council Meeting

Post Date:05/18/2018 4:57 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Talia Moffitt
Public Information Officer – Council Communications
(404) 546-1835 / (404) 326-6506
tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov

 

May 18, 2018

Council to Consider Funding Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan and the Transfer of Additional Property Deeds to Atlanta Public Schools at May 21 Full Council Meeting

 

ATLANTA—The Atlanta City Council will consider several legislative items at its May 21 full council meeting, including partially funding the development of the Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan and transferring seven properties to Atlanta Public Schools.

The city of Atlanta is working with Cobb County and the Trust for Public Land to create a master plan for 100 miles of the river valley, extending from Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

Sponsored by District 9 Council member Dustin Hillis, resolution 8-R-3550, aauthorizes Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to enter into a memorandum of agreement to partially fund the development of the Chattahoochee River Greenway Plan. The city of Atlanta segment of the proposed trail will extend from Marietta Boulevard N.W. to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway N.W. and will include a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Chattahoochee River and connect to the Cobb County segment of the trail.

Ordinance 18-O-1263, sponsored by all 15 council members, seeks to transfer seven properties to Atlanta Public Schools. The properties include: Morris Brandon Elementary School, Joseph Humphries Elementary School, Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School, E.S. Jackson Elementary School, D.H. Stanton Elementary School, Walden Middle School, and Frederick Douglass High School. In February, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed legislation that transferred 31 property deeds over to the school system.

The council will also consider:

  • An ordinance authorizing the chief financial officer to appropriate an anticipated $52.3 million in fiscal year 2018 T-SPLOST proceeds into the capital fund. (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1262).
  • An ordinance to fund the “Station Soccer” program at six MARTA stations. The next soccer field will be developed at West End MARTA station (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1280).
  • A resolution supporting the long-term preservation of the Western and Atlantic Railroad Zero-Mile Post in its historic site underneath the Central Avenue viaduct (Legislative Reference No. 18-R-3556).
  • An ordinance authorizing the city to purchase 2.94 acres of property near Piedmont Park for no more than $20.5 million to expand Piedmont Park and create a greenway access and trail connection to the Atlanta BeltLine (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1277).
  • An ordinance to help fund sidewalk improvements on Memorial Drive (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1264).

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