MARTA is hiring.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will hold job fairs for bus operators and journeyman bus technicians on Sept 1, 15 & 29, and Oct 13 & 27 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at MARTA headquarters, located across from the Lindbergh Center Station on Piedmont Road in Atlanta. MARTA is offering a $3,000 sign on bonus and will train all Permit and Class C (regular) license holders for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Click here for more information.

Streetcar East extension – public meetings

You are invited to attend a public meeting for the Streetcar East Extension project, hosted by MARTA, and in partnership with the City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. The meeting will provide the public with an update on the project and the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with the project team. There are two meeting options. Click here for more information.

Effective Friday, August 26, 2022, the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) removed the one-way, entrance-only pilot operation from Bill Kennedy Way SE onto westbound Faith Avenue SE and return to pre-pilot traffic patterns at the Faith Avenue/Bill Kennedy Way intersection.

More information is available here and here.

WHAT: Portions of Glenwood Avenue SE and Moreland Avenue SE will experience temporary evening lane closures to accommodate street resurfacing.

WHERE:

Moreland Avenue SE between Portland Avenue SE and Metropolitan Avenue SE (northbound and southbound lanes).

Glenwood Avenue SE between Moreland Avenue SE and Brownwood Avenue SE. (eastbound and westbound lanes).

Glenwood Avenue SE between Florida Avenue SE and Moreland Avenue SE. (eastbound and westbound lanes).

WHEN: The temporary lane closures will begin the week of August 29, 2022, and remain in effect
until resurfacing is compete. The work will take place in the evening to minimize traffic
impacts.

DETAILS: The street resurfacing is one of the final components of the Glenwood-Moreland Intersection
Improvement Project. The project created a permanent traffic shift to realign the intersection
and eliminate the existing 70-foot offset.
Law enforcement officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control. Traffic will be restored to
normal operations once work is completed.
Questions and/or concerns related to this closure may be directed to Atlanta Department of
Transportation Public Relations Manager Michael Frierson at mfrierson@atlantaga.gov.

Zoning 2.0 Workshops postponed

A message from City Planning:

The scheduled ATL 2.0 Zoning Rewrite Workshop meetings are being cancelled, and will be rescheduled. The first workshop was scheduled for August 30, 2022, at the Buckhead Library.  The City is close to completing the search for a new Commissioner of Planning, and the Interim Commissioner has had to take a short leave of absence for personal reasons. The City wants to ensure leadership is in place for this important engagement and participation with the community. The Zoning Code rewrite is critically important for the city, and these meetings will move forward once a new Planning Commissioner is in place. Please check https://atlzoning.com/ for information and updates.

Fulton County proposed millage rate hearings

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has held two of three public hearings on 2022 millage rate. Fulton County’s proposed millage rate for 2022 is 9.33 mills, the same as the 2021 millage rate.

Two public hearings were held on August 3rd at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM respectively. After three public hearings, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will set the millage rate at their August 17 meeting. The next public hearing will be held on the August 17th, 2022.

Residents may attend in person at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, or via Zoom using the links provided.

Additional information on the millage rate is available here.

August 17, 2022 10 a.m. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46rIBK8mSmSRHVZGWGy-cA

Art on the BeltLine wants your input.

Art on the Beltline wants to hear from you on potential artwork for display on the Atlanta BeltLine for the 2022-2023 exhibition! You can click to read more about the artists and submit comments individually on whichever ones you would like. Responses will only be read by staff at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and will not be shared with the artist nor publicly.

This feedback form will be open until 8 am on August 12, 2022.