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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, August 19

Post Date:08/16/2019 3:54 PM

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August 16, 2019 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, August 19 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday repealing the Department of City Planning’s authorization to issue shareable dockless mobility device permits. Any operator that received a permit prior to Aug. 19, 2019 will be allowed to continue operations under the original terms of issuance until the permit expires (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1429).
 
The Council will also consider legislation directing the commissioner of the Department of City Planning to review and expedite the permitting process for developments that include at least 10 percent affordable housing units (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3957). The legislation also directs the commissioner to conduct a review of the city code and administrative processes related to the permitting process and to deliver a report to the Council about the findings within 90 days.

Post 3 At-Large Council member Andre Dickens, the sponsor of the legislation, said, “Affordable housing is an urgent need in the city of Atlanta, so it is critical that we ensure that developers building affordable units have a quick and efficient route to getting the permits they need to add to our housing supply.”

Additionally, the Council will consider legislation authorizing a contract for street resurfacing and associated street maintenance projects on behalf of the Renew Atlanta Bond/TSPLOST program in an amount not to exceed $19,075,500 (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3948). The Council will also consider related legislation to accept a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation in the amount of $5 million to be used toward these road resurfacing and maintenance projects (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1395).

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• A resolution authorizing the mayor or her designee to amend the intergovernmental agreement between the city of Atlanta and McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority to provide redevelopment services and add funds in an amount not to exceed $1.3 million (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-4326). The development authority operates the former Fort McPherson military installation and is tasked with the continuous redevelopment and maintenance of the facility.
• A resolution authorizing the mayor or her designee, on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department, to apply for and accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in an amount up to $3 million for body worn cameras (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-4314).
• A resolution authorizing the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority on behalf of the Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund Committee to award grants in an amount not to exceed $267,265 to fund various community service projects to benefit the neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Grant Park (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3955).
• A resolution directing the commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation to establish a protocol to require that all seniors are charged an equitable fee to participate in recreation programs offered at recreation centers throughout the City (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3960).
• A resolution requesting the general manager of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport create a plan to reduce the time required for employees to receive an employee identification badge to a maximum of two hours (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3952).

Members of the Council will also present proclamations to Ty Dennis, Pontius Gay, William “Coach Wink” Fulton Jr., and A Cappella Books.

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, Aug. 19 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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