Atlanta City Council to consider legislation enforcing a maximum fine and sentencing for landlords violating housing code

Atlanta City Council
2 min readJan 5, 2024
District 10 Atlanta City Council member Andrea L. Boone introduced legislation to amend the Atlanta Housing Code of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to enforce a maximum fine of $1,000 and sentencing for landlords that own multi-family properties found guilty.

ATLANTA — On Monday, the Atlanta City Council will consider an ordinance to amend the Atlanta Housing Code of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to enforce a maximum fine of $1,000 and a graduated sentencing for persons or corporate entities owning multi-family properties found guilty or liable for violating any offense under this chapter (23-O-1687).

Other items on the agenda include:
• A resolution to execute an agreement for sidewalk repairs and replacement for the right-of-way improvement projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in an amount not to exceed $2.4 million for all contracted work (23-R-4704).

• A resolution authorizing a donation of $400,000 for the design, fabrication, and installation of an artistic gateway on PATH400 at Miami Circle (23-R-4653).

• An ordinance accepting and allocating $3.4 million in proceeds from the Atlantic Station Tax Allocation District fund into the Atlanta Department of Transportation’s project account for the Howell Mill Complete Streets Project (23-O-1690).

• An ordinance amending the FY2024 budget to add $194,000 to fund the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department car seat fitting station program (23-O-1683).

• An ordinance authorizing a donation of $1,000 to the Atlanta Preservation Center to support their Phoenix Flies Celebration. Phoenix Flies celebrates Atlanta’s historic sites and provides an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen Atlanta’s historic and cultural assets (23-O-1692).

• A resolution authorizing a donation of $1 million to the Atlanta Regional Commission and Propel Atlanta to support electric bike initiatives in the city (23-R-4342).

• A resolution authorizing the Department of Watershed Management to enter into an agreement with Atlanta Technical College to provide comprehensive training programs for eligible employees in an amount not to exceed $77,000 (23-R-4137).

The City Council will present a proclamation and recognitions in honor of the 50th anniversary of the election of Mayor Maynard Jackson.

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