Zone 6 Town Hall Meeting with APD 6/30/21 at 6 p.m.

Atlanta Police Department’s Public Affairs Unit invites you to join APD’s virtual town hall meeting that will allow residents of Zone 6 to connect with the Atlanta Police Department and address any concerns. The event will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chief Rodney Bryant, members of APD’s Executive Command Staff, and Zone 6 leadership will be participating.

Please note that those joining the Zoom call must be residents or business owners of Zone 6. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 22. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Rosete at frosete@atlantaga.gov

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVt8SNKgPiQd4XoITNKJ6xw0kSajGCG_KlXkOi25TOMF9MUw/viewform

SOLID WASTE SCHEDULES: Memorial Day holiday AND Return to Normal.

The Office of Solid Waste Services will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no collection of residential solid waste services, including garbage, recycling, or bulk items. There will be a 1-day delay throughout the holiday week, beginning with services scheduled on Monday. Residents whose regular collection day is Friday, June 4, will receive collection services on Saturday, June 5.

Cherokee Avenue Bike Lane Update May 2021

The Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) appreciates your patience as we continue to implement a protected bike lane along Cherokee Avenue as part of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Safer Streets. Thank you all for the recent feedback on the new concrete barricades.
We want to emphasize that we understand the frustration that can arise from long construction phases and not-quite-complete projects. Our team is working hard to bring this project to completion.
The concrete barricades are a necessary interim phase needed to ensure safe conditions for people biking until the installation of flex posts, wheel stops, and additional signage is complete. This work is planned for summer 2021. Our plan for the final protective barriers will look similar to, but not exactly like, the below photos of similar installations in the city.

While we work on this final phase, we are also working to increase parking enforcement to keep people from parking in the bicycle lane. We anticipate that as people adapt to the new conditions, in conjunction with the enforcement and signage, that the problematic parking behaviors will change.
We will continue to monitor this space and adjust to any new safety concerns that arise. Thank you for your patience and for sharing your thoughts with us. We look forward to a completed project soon. If you have any further concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.Questions can be emailed to ATLDOT@AtlantaGa.gov
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Candidate Forums – June 8, 2021

On Tuesday, June 8th, Committee for a Better Atlanta (CBA) will host two City of Atlanta Candidate Forums.  The forums will be streamed live, and we invite you to watch along as candidates answer questions on key issues facing the City of Atlanta, as informed by CBA’s 2021 Policy Platform. 

Details and registration links are below,  please feel free to share with your neighbors and other City of Atlanta voters.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
9 a.m. – 11 a.m: Districts 1-12 Candidate Forum
Register Here: https://cbamorningforum.eventbrite.com/

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Mayoral, City Council President, and At-Large Candidates
Register Here: https://cbaafternoonforum.eventbrite.com/

Neighborhood Survey – Expansion of PAD 311 Services in Your Area

The Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) has recently expanded to accept community referrals through the City of Atlanta 311 non-emergency city services line for quality of life concerns related to unmet mental health needs, substance use, or extreme poverty. Typically, community members have been advised to call 911 for these type of concerns, but this new resource offers an alternative approach. When a community member makes a referral to 311, a PAD response team travels to the area to offer immediate assistance to the referred individual. These services are currently available in Atlanta Police Department Zones 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, and will be citywide by this summer.

The success of this new resource depends on strong connections with community members. PAD wants to get to know the unique character of each neighborhood and partner with Atlanta residents to build a new approach to community safety and wellness. Your input will help shape their services and future engagement with our community. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous –PADNeighborhoodSurvey.