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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, April 20

Post Date:04/17/2020 3:47 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

April 17, 2020 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, April 20 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday to transfer $7 million from the uncommitted fund balance to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Legislative Reference No. 20-O-1259). The funds will be used for the following:

• $1 million for children’s food programs

• $1 million for senior food programs

• $1 million for homeless preparedness and response activities

• $1.5 million for small business continuity

• $1 million for emergency purchase of technology required to execute full telework deployment for all non-essential employees

• $1.5 million for the city’s partners in the financial industry to provide emergency assistance to employees and hourly wage earners of businesses engaged with the City whose incomes are adversely impacted.

The Council will also consider legislation requesting the issuance of the Housing Opportunity Program Series 2020 Revenue Bonds by the Urban Residential Finance Authority in an amount not to exceed $200 million for the purpose of assisting Atlanta Housing Opportunity Inc. in developing single family and multifamily residential housing projects within Atlanta (Legislative Reference No. 20-O-1185).

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance declaring Atlanta as a Vision Zero city and amending the City’s Code of Ordinances to reduce speed limits and make other traffic safety-related amendments, including the installation of bicycle routes and lanes (Legislative Reference No. 20-O-1239).

Monday’s meeting will take place remotely at 1 p.m. in response to the telework protocol activated for City Hall. The meeting will be streamed live on the Atlanta City Council’s website, as well as the Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages at @atlcouncil. Media and the public can tune into the remote meeting by dialing (877) 579-6743 and entering the conference ID number 8315991256. Residents can participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by calling (404) 330-6001 and leaving a voicemail, including their name and contact information. Public comment will close one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

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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Contacts:        Zena Lewis                              zolewis@atlantaga.gov                       404-330-6309

                        Talia Moffitt                             tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov                     404-546-1835 

                        Michael Ulmer                        mmulmer@atlantaga.gov                   404-330-6056

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