Atlanta City Council to consider $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to support youth program

Atlanta City Council
3 min readNov 17, 2023
Post 2 At-Large Atlanta City Council member Matt Westmoreland introduced legislation authorizing a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider authorizing a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to support the Atlanta Year of the Youth Safe Spaces Program. This donation will support low-income Atlanta youth and/or youth in highly disinvested neighborhoods (23-R-4341).

Other items on the agenda include:
• An ordinance authorizing a donation of $10,000 to the Atlanta Police Foundation to supplement the reward for information which results in the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the hit-and-run of Brittany Glover (23-O-1601).

• A resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress to endorse policies that support economic opportunities for minority female business entrepreneurs to continue serving Atlanta’s national model of minority participation (23-R-4450).

• An ordinance dividing the Community Development and Human Services Committee to create two new committees of the Atlanta City Council, the Community Development Committee and Human Services Committee (23-O-1621).

• An ordinance requiring that all video surveillance cameras procured for use in the City of Atlanta parks or any City facility are compatible with the specifications of the Atlanta Police Department’s video surveillance program (23-O-1606).

• An ordinance to amend Chapter 74 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to provide for a minimum fine of $500 for a person or entity guilty of the offense of the unlawful disposal of litter where the litter is disposed of in an area of 100 sq. ft. or more on private property or property open to the public within the city (23-O-1603).

• An ordinance authorizing the mayor, or his designee, to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in an amount not to exceed $25 million for the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant (23-O-1604).

• An ordinance to ratify Mayor Andre Dickens’ October 2023 executive order imposing a moratorium on the acceptance of any rezoning, building permit, land disturbance permit, special-use permit, special administrative permit, subdivision, replating, or lot consolidation applications for parcels within the former Atlanta Medical Center site (23-O-1614).

• A resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Sandy Springs for the construction of the PATH 400 multi-use trail extension along State Route 400 from Loridans Drive within the city limits of Atlanta through the city limits of Sandy Springs and south of Johnson Ferry Road in an amount not to exceed $400,000 (23-R-4438).

• A resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly to enhance super speeding laws in Atlanta. The legislation is titled Erica’s Law (23-R-4445).

The City Council will present proclamations and recognitions in honor of Coy Dumas and Lonnie Saboor.

The Council’s Committee Chairs briefing will be held in person during the week of full Council at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

The Committee on Council will convene in Committee Room №1 at 11 a.m. ahead of Monday’s full Council meeting.

The full Council meeting will be held in person at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. All meetings will be conducted under the City of Atlanta’s Charter, City Code of Ordinances, and the rules of Council as adopted for in-person meetings. In-person public comment procedures will be held as previously conducted and adopted by the Council following City Charter Sections 2–104 and 2–105.

The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) pages, and Channel 26. Closed captioning will be available on the Council’s Facebook page.