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Atlanta City Council to Reconvene on Monday, Aug. 6

Post Date:08/03/2018 4:58 PM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
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Suite 2551
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 


Sandra L. McGill
Communications Specialist, Office of Communications
Office: (404) 546-1477
Cell: (470) 698-4656

August 3, 2018 

Atlanta City Council to Reconvene on Monday, Aug. 6

ATLANTA—The Atlanta City Council will reconvene from its summer recess at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018.

The following legislative items are on Monday’s agenda:

Ordinance 18-O-1428

An ordinance by Councilmember Michael Julian Bond adding to appropriations $25,000 from the nonprofit KaBoom, Inc. for the purpose of funding the Freedom Riders Play Space proposal as a new addition dedicated to U.S. Congressman John Lewis and the Freedom Riders at John Lewis Commemorative Park, located on the PATH Trail in Freedom Park. Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and the years following to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946) and Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.

Ordinance 18-R-3849

A resolution by Councilmember Dustin Hillis requesting the Atlanta Police Department to join the SafeTrade Program to help ensure the safety of residents and visitors of the city while conducting Craigslist and other classified-related transactions and to designate select police precincts as SafeTrade stations. SafeTrade is a national program to help users of online classified ads to conduct business in a safe manner. Under the SafeTrade program, buyers and sellers agree to meet only at SafeTrade Stations, which are located at police stations, sheriff’s offices, or similar law enforcement facilities, to conduct their business.

Ordinance 18-O-1416

An ordinance by Councilmember Michael Julian Bond amending the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances so as to provide that all council meetings, committee meetings and committee briefings, whether standing or special, shall be videotaped. While committee briefings and the Committee Chairs’ briefings are open to the public, the current practice of the Council is to videotape only council ceetings and committee meetings.

The Full Council agenda can be found at the following link: VIEW FULL AGENDA

Councilmember Michael Julian Bond and colleagues will also honor award-winning journalist Jocelyn Dorsey with a proclamation for her 45 years in television broadcasting. It will be presented during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting. Dorsey made history as the first African-American television news anchor in Atlanta, and the first at WSB-TV. She has won numerous awards for her work with WSB-TV, including numerous Southeast Regional EMMYS for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). A reception in Dorsey’s honor will take place at 12 noon on the second floor of Atlanta City Hall (next to the Full Council Chamber).


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