South River Forest Public Input Survey.

Historical disinvestment and environmental injustices across the entire South River watershed must be addressed. The City of Atlanta and DeKalb County can begin by choosing to co-invest in the quality-of-life for residents in the South River Forest area. But they must hear from you.

Please complete the survey created by the Atlanta Regional Commission to help determine the South River Forest boundaries and key priorities for future planning efforts.

More information and the survey are available here.

GDoT Survey on I-285 & I-20 Interchange project.

Launch of I-285/I-20 West Interchange Public Engagement Survey, Georgia DOT Seeks Feedback

WHAT: The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has announced the deployment of an online survey to help determine and evaluate communications for the proposed I-285/I-20 West Interchange project. Feedback collected will assess how the public and stakeholders gauge previous outreach and communication efforts to date, ways communications practices can be improved, and how interested members of the public would like to receive future updates on the critical interchange project, west of Atlanta. This project is part of a series of projects that comprise the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP).

WHEN: The online survey launched on June 28 and can be accessed using the following link:
The survey will be open for approximately five weeks, closing on July 31, 2022.

WHO: Members of the public who might be impacted by the proposed improvements to the I-285/I-20 West Interchange and/or interested in providing feedback about project communications are encouraged to take the five-minute survey.

More: For more information on the I-285/I-20 West Interchange project visit: Complete information on the MMIP is available online at

MARTA Bus Network Redesign survey.

MARTA is reopening the Bus Network Redesign online survey to get additional public input on this critical decision that the MARTA Board will need to make, allowing this important initiative to move forward to the next step. 

If you have not taken the brief survey, provide your thoughts on the reimagined bus network by clicking on one of the links below.

English and Spanish

Thank you for helping to make MARTA’s transit system the best it can be.

Kind regards,
Ryan VanSickle and Erica Pines
MARTA Bus Network Redesign Project Team

Town Hall – Solid Waste Fee increase

On June 16th, at 5 PM Councilmember Bakhtiari will be hosting a meeting to discuss the recent Solid Waste Study report and three fee increase options that are being considered by the City administration and City Council as part of the City’s 2022/23 budget.

Atlanta CFO Mohammed Balla and a Dept of Public Works (DPW) representative will be present to provide information and to answer questions.

Location: Park Grounds, 142 Flat Shoals Ave, SE.

City Council Agenda for June 6th, 2022

There are several pieces of legislation on the agenda for the June 6th Council meeting. A long list of just some of the items is available here.

Legislation to amend the City’s Charter regarding audit provisions, to add a responsibility for audited departments to submit quarterly progress reports with supporting documentation to the City Auditor’s Office to track and report on the implementation of audit recommendations (Legislative Reference No. 22-O-1344) is just one of the items. This item will be considered in the Committee of the Whole before consideration by full Council. If approved, it will be the third of three required readings for a Charter amendment.

Solid Waste Fee Adjustment FAQ

The City of Atlanta is reviewing three new methods of calculating solid waste fees. Solid waste fees cover the cost of garbage & recycling collection and disposal, and a range of ‘special services’ provided by the Department of Public Works.

One of the three calculation methods will be selected by City Council, in June, before the 2022/2023 solid waste bills are sent out in July.

The Department of Public Works has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document on the three methods. You can find it here.