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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Jan. 7

Post Date:01/04/2019 4:46 PM

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January 4, 2019

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Jan. 7

ATLANTA—The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation imposing regulations on the usage of shareable dockless mobility devices (scooters) and the companies that operate them during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

The proposed ordinance (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1322) is sponsored by Council member Michael Julian Bond and co-sponsored by Council members Jennifer Ide, Dustin Hillis, Matt Westmoreland and Andre Dickens.

Bird was the first scooter to land in Atlanta in 2018. Currently there are four operators.

Other items on the agenda include the consideration of:

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ proposal to pay off bonds on the Eastside Tax Allocation District.
  • An ordinance (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1778) by Council members Howard Shook and Jennifer Ide establishing specific guidelines and eligibility criteria to govern the award of bonuses to employees.
  • An ordinance (Legislative Reference No. 18-O-1670) by the Committee on Council amending the city of Atlanta Code of Ordinances for the purpose of terminating all pending legislation held within the breast of the City Council at the end of each calendar year.

  • A resolution (Legislative Reference 18-R-4508) by the Committee on Council to establish the fees and set the location, dates and times for candidate qualifying to fill the vacated seat of the Council District 3.

  • An ordinance by Council members Dustin Hillis, Matt Westmoreland and Andre Dickens authorizing the city to transfer by quitclaim deed property located at 1605 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (formerly Carter G. Woodson Elementary School) to Atlanta Public Schools (Legislative Reference 18-O-1774).

Atlanta City Council

The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta: it acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

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: vacant; 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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