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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, July 1

Post Date:06/28/2019 4:39 PM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
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Atlanta, GA 30303

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Michael Ulmer, Communications Specialist
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June 28, 2019 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, July 1 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday that would prohibit smoking and vaping in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, city facilities, and specified public places (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1205). The legislation seeks to protect the public against exposure to secondhand smoke.

“We want to make sure every resident, tourist and worker has the ability and right to breathe smoke-free air,” said Post 2 At-Large Council member Matt Westmoreland, the legislation’s primary sponsor.

The Council will also consider legislation to convert Baker Street NW between Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW and Piedmont Avenue NE from a one-way street to a two-way street (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1234) and legislation establishing a task force to engage the community in a conversation on the name of Rodney Cook Sr. Park and other concerns (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3753).

The Council’s agenda also includes a resolution to apply for a Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments To Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grant in an amount not to exceed $16 million for the construction of the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3758). The Southside Trail is a four-mile segment that will link Washington Park to Piedmont Park once completed.

Members of the Council will present proclamations in honor of Officer Peter Diaz of the Atlanta Police Department and in recognition of the Atlanta Music Project and Drew Charter High School Golf Team, the 2019 Georgia Class A Public State Champions.

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, July 1 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.

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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