City Council Update

January 14, 2022

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Tuesday, Jan. 18

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Tuesday’s full Council meeting to establish the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force (Legislative Reference No. 22-R-3001). The task force would include 18 members comprised of local Buckhead businesses, neighborhood association and law enforcement representatives.

The group’s objective will be to work collectively to enhance, expand and support the Buckhead Security Plan, which was completed in 2020 and includes near-term and longer-term actions aimed at increasing sustainable safety and security among the people who live, work, and visit Buckhead. The task force’s aim will also be to produce a comprehensive public safety plan that will serve to create a safer Buckhead community long-term.

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include:

• A resolution requesting the City’s chief operating officer and the Atlanta Department of Transportation present an account and reconciliation against the project list of completed and planned Infrastructure Bond and Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) Projects at the Transportation Committee meeting on Feb. 16, 2022 (Legislative Reference No. 22-R-3002).

• An ordinance to suspend provisions of the City’s Code of Ordinances to waive the late filing fees, penalties and sanctions that may be assessed for failure to renew licenses for the sale of alcohol through Feb.  28, 2022 (Legislative Reference No. 22-O-1002).

• A resolution authorizing the mayor on behalf of the City to apply for, accept and enter into necessary agreements for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fiscal Year 2021 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program for an amount not to exceed $50 million with Atlanta Housing Authority as the co-applicant. The grant funds will facilitate the implementation and development of the Choice Neighborhood Grant Program for the Bowen Homes public housing community (Legislative Reference No. 22-R-3049). This item will be considered in the Community Development and Human Services Committee before consideration by full Council.

• An ordinance to ratify and authorize the City of Atlanta to accept pro-bono professional services performed by Ernst and Young in support of the mayoral transition, which began Dec. 19, 2021 (Legislative Reference No. 22-O-1020).

The Council’s Community Development/Human Services Committee will be held in committee of the whole during the full Council meeting. The public may dial (404) 330-6089 the day before the full Council meeting between 4-7 p.m. to leave comments related to the Community Development/Human Services Committee meeting. Messages should not exceed three minutes.

The Committee on Council will hold its remote meeting at 11 a.m. ahead of Tuesday’s Council meeting. Public comment for the Committee on Council will be accepted by dialing (404) 330-6069.

The Jan.  18 meeting will take place remotely at 1 p.m. in response to the telework protocol activated for City Hall. The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and Channel 26.

Media and the public can access the live meeting using the conference bridge by dialing (404) 902-5066 and entering ID number 151945.

Pursuant to 20-R-4119, remarks from the public for all remote meetings are accepted between the hours of 4-7 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting. Residents can participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by calling (404) 330-6001 and leaving a voicemail.

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: Doug Shipman; District 1: Jason Winston; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Byron Amos; District 4: Jason S. Dozier; District 5: Liliana Bakhtiari; District 6: Alex Wan; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: Mary Norwood; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Antonio Lewis; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Keisha Sean Waites.

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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