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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Dec. 2

Post Date:11/27/2019 11:22 AM

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Atlanta, GA 30303

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November 27, 2019 

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Dec. 2 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday establishing the “City View at Rosa Burney Park Housing Urban Enterprise Zone” in the Mechanicsville neighborhood (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1671). The Urban Enterprise Zone Program allows the City to designate an area or site to receive an abatement of taxes for the purpose of encouraging private investment in areas or sites which otherwise would unlikely be developed or rehabilitated because of social or economic depression. This designation of a residential Urban Enterprise Zone would be for 259 and 295 Richardson Street to be rehabilitated as 181 residential affordable housing units for families earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income – a maximum of $52,080.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance amending the 2020 Intergovernmental Grant Fund Budget in the amount of approximately $332,970 for the 2019 Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) grant from the governor’s Office of Highway Safety (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1673). HEAT grant participants are part of a multi-jurisdictional initiative to reduce traffic fatalities related to DUI offenses and distracted driving.
• An ordinance authorizing a franchise agreement with Comcast Cable Communications LLC (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1598). The agreement sets forth what is expected of the City of Atlanta and the cable company as part of building and maintaining its cable system, including continued capital funding of Public Access, Education and Government (PEG) channels such as People TV.
• A resolution authorizing the mayor, or her designee, to enter into Amendment No. 1 to FC-10311 with WSP USA Inc. for architectural and engineering services for the Cycle Atlanta 1.0 Improvement Project in an amount not to exceed $187,765 (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-5308). The Cycle Atlanta 1.0 Improvements contract was authorized in February for the purpose of improving bicycle access at six MARTA rail stations and multiple fixed route bus services serving the City by implementing and constructing bicycle lanes, wayfinding signage and shared lane markings.
• An ordinance to accept grant funding in the amount of $2.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Atlanta Streetcar Downtown Crosstown Extension Project, which advances planning work for a western expansion of the existing streetcar system (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1687).

Members of the Council will present proclamations in honor of Chief Patrick Labat of the Department of Corrections, Sabrina Watts, Mary Francis Early, Mark Swinton, and the Fox Theater’s 90th anniversary.

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, Dec. 2 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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