- Aug 14
It's committee week! The Community Development/Human Resources meets next at 12:30 p.m. followed by Public Safety a… https://t.co/eT4WU0gdMA
- Aug 14
- Aug 14
Council member J.P. Matzigkeit joined representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Chastain Arts… https://t.co/rExA6s2WsQ
- Aug 13
Atlanta City Council Members Natalyn Archibong, Carla Smith, Amir Farokhi and Jennifer Ide will co-host the next Mo… https://t.co/LUQiO8J62A
It's committee week! The Community Development/Human Resources meets next at 12:30 p.m. followed by Public Safety and Legal Administration at 3 p.m. Follow along with meetings live by tuning into Channel 26. Here's a link to the agendas for this week: http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/standing-committees/meeting-agendas/agenda
City Councilmember Amir Farokhi hosted dozens of arts and cultural leaders from District 2 at an Arts & Culture summit at the Rialto Center for the Arts. They discussed their vision for the future of artists and art culture in District 2.
Council member J.P. Matzigkeit joined representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Chastain Arts Center this weekend to present a proclamation and celebrate the center’s 50th anniversary. The oldest institution of its kind, the Chastain Arts Center has served the public since 1968 by offering a variety of crafts and fine arts classes and providing a place where artists of all ages and skill level are encouraged to create, learn and explore their talents.
Atlanta City Council Members Natalyn Archibong, Carla Smith, Amir Farokhi and Jennifer Ide to Host More MARTA Atlanta Community Forum Aug. 15 ATLANTA—Atlanta City Council members Natalyn Archibong, Carla Smith, Amir Farokhi and Jennifer Ide will host a More MARTA community forum on Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Virginia Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave. NE. Council members have been hosting forums throughout the month of August to educate residents and city stakeholders about the More MARTA Atlanta program and receive feedback on the proposed project list. “From a public transit perspective, the Eastside of Atlanta presents unique challenges and opportunities,” said District 5 City Council member Natalyn Archibong. “I am pleased that this forum will present an opportunity for MARTA to hear from our collective stakeholders before the board takes final action this fall.” In 2016, city of Atlanta residents passed the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax. The funds will generate nearly $2.5 billion for transit expansion and enhancement projects over the next 40 years. The More MARTA Atlanta plan includes 21 miles of light rails, 18 miles of bus rapid transit lines, two new transit centers and the renovation of existing stations. More MARTA Atlanta will serve 126 neighborhoods and is slated to increase access to jobs by 56 percent, improve transit services to communities with large minority or low-income populations by 61 percent, and provide access to more than 70 healthcare facilities and 83 grocery stores. The program’s goal is to connect Atlanta communities, expand access to job and educational opportunities, enhance independence for seniors and individuals living with disabilities, and improve the overall quality of life for Atlanta residents. Atlanta residents unable to attend the scheduled community forums are encouraged to learn more about the program, review the project list and provide feedback online at www.itsmarta.com/moremarta.
Will transit come to the BeltLine? Council member Andre Dickens weighs in.
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