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Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Legislation

Post Date:11/08/2018 4:02 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

November 8, 2018

Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Legislation

ATLANTA – The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to discuss legislation that would establish regulations related to shareable dockless mobility devices (18-O-1322).

A copy of the proposed legislation can be viewed here.

BirdOrdinance 18-O-1322 was first introduced at the May 21 full city council meeting. It has been held for several cycles and was last substituted on Sept. 25.

The legislation, which includes regulations from permitting and parking to safety and enforcements, is sponsored by Council Members Michael Julian Bond, Jennifer Ide, Andre Dickens, Dustin Hillis and Marci Collier Overstreet.

The public is invited to attend the Nov. 13 public hearing, which will be held in Committee Room #1 on the second floor of Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.

18-O-1322 is a dual referral and will go before the Transportation Committee after the Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee makes a recommendation. A final vote on proposed regulations could come before Full Council on Nov. 19.

Across the country, shareable mobility companies have been distributing their products on city streets and sidewalks, leading to regulatory guidelines being imposed to ensure everyday accessibility, safety of users and pedestrians, and equity.

Atlanta City Council
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The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Ivory Lee Young; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

Council information, committee agendas and more may be found on the Atlanta City Council website here. Video archives of the council’s regularly scheduled meetings, committee meetings and work sessions may be found here.

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