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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, September 16

Post Date:09/13/2019 1:21 PM

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Atlanta City Hall
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Atlanta, GA 30303

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September 13, 2019 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, September 16 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday requesting the Department of City Planning to conduct a study to evaluate reducing speed limits within the city of Atlanta. The proposal, introduced by Post 3 At-Large Council member Andre Dickens, aims to improve safety and quality of life for all residents, including people who drive, bike, walk, ride public transit, and use wheelchairs or other wheeled devices (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-4564).

“It was clear after my town hall on transportation safety that we must create safer roads for bikes, scooters, personal mobility devices, pedestrians and automobiles. I look forward to working with the Department of Planning and the mayor to develop some innovative solutions to better protect all Atlantans,” Dickens said.

The Council will also consider two pieces of legislation donating a total of $4,000 to the reward being offered by Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta to find the suspects from the Aug. 20 shooting at Atlanta University Center. One item authorizes a $3,000 donation from the District 4 (Council member Cleta Winslow’s) carry forward account (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1506), while the other authorizes a $1,000 donation from the District 2 (Amir Farokhi’s) carry forward account. (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1507).

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance to accept $10,000 in grant funds from the PeopleForBikes Community Block Grants Program to fund the Jackson Street Bridge Placemaking Project (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1495). The project is aimed at turning underutilized streets into more vibrant, active and safe public places.

• An ordinance to accept a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program Grant totaling $1.284 million from the Technical College System of Georgia Office of Workforce Development (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1514). This funding provides aid to the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency to serve low-income Atlanta youth for help with employment, training opportunities, registered apprenticeships, subsidized internships and on-the-job training.

• A resolution requesting the Atlanta Board of Education and Fulton County Board of Commissioners jointly propose a tax relief program for long-time senior property owners. This program would aim to protect senior home ownership and address rising residential property taxes of homeowners in the city of Atlanta. (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3088).

• An ordinance requiring annual active shooter training to all city of Atlanta elected officials and employees (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1510).

• An ordinance authorizing the City to enter into an agreement and accept $400,000 in grant funds from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to design and construct green infrastructure projects in the Utoy Creek watershed to address water quality concerns in the area (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1494).

The Salvation Army will present the Council with the organization’s Others Award, which honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirt of service to others. National Commissioner of The Salvation Army David Hudson will present the award to the Council.

Members of the Council will also present proclamations in recognition of Deborah Richardson and Making the Transition Youth Life Enrichment Week.

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, Sept. 16 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.

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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