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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, August 5

Post Date:08/02/2019 2:42 PM

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August 2, 2019 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, August 5 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday authorizing Invest Atlanta to create and administer a community loan fund program to encourage small and micro business development and revitalization within Atlanta (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3877). The resolution provides for the program to prioritize direct loans to credit-disadvantaged entrepreneurs by using non-traditional underwriting standards.

The Council will also consider legislation to enter into an agreement with Universal Tennis Management for managing and operating Atlanta’s five tennis centers. The proposal would extend the agreement on a month-to-month basis for a period up to six months effective Aug. 11, 2019 (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1377).

There will be a public hearing during the full Council meeting for the 2019 Annual Action Plan, which covers grant funding the city of Atlanta receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan includes funding related to the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, the HOME Housing Investment Partnership program and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance amending the 2020 intergovernmental grant fund to provide emergency funding for existing project sponsors operating within the regulations and guidelines of the HOPWA grant. The legislation would provide emergency funding for existing program participants and activities necessary to perform services under the grant (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1394).

Members of the Council will present a proclamation to Dr. James K. Bennett for his community involvement and accomplishments in the field of medicine.
 
The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, August 5 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.

About 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: Antonio Brown; 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.

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