Request for survey response.

Hello, my name is Judith Keller. I’m a research associate at Heidelberg University and I’m studying housing development in Atlanta.

At the moment, I’m working on city-wide housing survey, which focuses on the experiences of people on the ground, which is why I’d like to work with your NPU. I was wondering if you could help me spread the survey via your mailing list / newsletter. It would be wonderful if we could cooperate to reach as many people as possible. 

Please find the link to the survey below (it takes about 5 mins). 

https://limesurvey.urz.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/176488?lang=en

In appreciation,

Judith Keller 

Geographisches Institut / Heidelberg Center for American Studies 

Universität Heidelberg

Berliner Straße 48, 69120 Heidelberg 

Telefon: +49 6221 54-5593

E-Mail: judith.keller@uni-heidelberg.de

https://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/hca/keller.html

January 18, 2022 – City Council Actions

January 18, 2022   Atlanta City Council Approves Buckhead Safety Task Force, Honors Georgia BulldogsATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council approved legislation Tuesday to create the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force (Legislative Reference No. 22-R-3001). The group will include 18 members and work to enhance safety in Buckhead.   The Council also immediately approved legislation to honor the University of Georgia’s football team, the university, and Bulldog fans on their successful 2021 season and national championship.  

Other items approved Tuesday 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 (Legislative Reference No. 22-R-3049). The grant funds will facilitate the implementation and development of the Choice Neighborhood Grant Program for the Bowen Homes public housing community.  

• A resolution to express support for the call to observe a Day of Action on Public Transportation as a Civil Right on February 4, 2022. This item was immediately adopted.  

• A resolution expressing the City of Atlanta’s support for the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, and its commitment to protect the right to access abortion care in Atlanta. This item was immediately adopted.  

• 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).  

Items introduced to be considered in committee next week include:  

• A resolution to amend 21-R-3441, which was adopted by the Council on May 17, 2021 to establish the Public Safety Commission, in order to expand the purpose of the commission to include the development and implementation of a public safety plan to deter crime and lawlessness and enhance safety throughout the city of Atlanta.  

• An ordinance to amend the City’s Code of Ordinances, Part II (Ordinances), Chapter 106 (Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions), Article V (Offenses by and Against Minors), Section 106-227 (Curfew – Authorized), to add additional exemptions for homeless youth and teenagers. The code section makes it illegal for a minor age 16 or younger to be in public streets or places during the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays or between midnight and 6 a.m. on weekends with certain exceptions. The legislation aims to enact additional exemptions to prevent the criminalization of homeless youth.  

• A resolution requesting the commissioner of Atlanta Department of Transportation and the commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation create a pedestrian safety plan for Danforth Road to enhance street safety for West Cascade Park.  

• A resolution requesting the MARTA Board of Directors provide a report to ensure the funding allocated for the expansion of the Campbellton Road Corridor Project and the Greenbriar Transit Hub that was ratified on Oct. 4, 2018, by the MARTA Board of Directors for the More Marta Atlanta Program are accounted for and being used specifically for their designated allocations.  

• A resolution ratifying the mayor’s executive order extending the City of Atlanta’s employee vaccination incentive program through June 30. The program offers a $100 incentive to employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19.


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.

MARTA CEO Jeff Parker

January 15, 2022  

Atlanta City Council Issues Statement Following Passing of MARTA CEO Jeff Parker

The Atlanta City Council issued the following statement after the passing of MARTA CEO Jeff Parker:   “Jeff Parker’s passing is profoundly heartbreaking, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. His time at MARTA was marked with both a pragmatic and profound vision for our region’s future, and his intelligence, thoughtfulness and dedication will be sorely missed. We ask that you keep his loved ones and the staff and board at MARTA in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn this devastating loss.”
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.

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

Atlanta City Council Committee Schedule

ATLANTA — Six Atlanta City Council committees will hold remote meetings next week in response to the telework protocol activated for City Hall.

Pursuant to Section 2-136 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances, public comment for each committee will be accepted through the phone numbers listed below between 4-7 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting.

The schedule is below:

Zoning
Monday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m.
404-330-6035

Public Safety and Legal Administration
Monday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.
404-330-6022

City Utilities
Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m.
404-330-6057

Community Development/Human Services
Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m.
404-330-6089

Transportation
Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m.
404-330-6059

Finance/Executive
Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
404-330-6066

The Council’s Finance/Executive Committee briefings will be held remotely on Mondays, the week of Committee meetings, at noon. The briefings will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and on Channel 26. The briefings can also be accessed by dialing (470) 705-2654 and entering ID number 1230.

Due to the City of Atlanta offices being closed in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, the Committee on Council will hold its remote meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. ahead of the full Council meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Public comment for the Committee on Council will be accepted by dialing 404-330-6069.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, the Committee on Council will meet regularly at 11 a.m. on full Council meeting days – typically the first and third Monday of each month.

Media and the public can access the live meetings using the conference bridge by dialing (404) 902-5066 and entering ID number 151945. The meetings will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and on Channel 26.

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.