Atlanta City Council to consider
legislation for The Stitch
construction grant

Atlanta City Council
3 min readSep 15, 2023
District 2 Council member Amir Farokhi

The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting authorizing the mayor or their designee to apply for the fiscal year 2023 U.S. Department of Transportation Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods discretionary capital construction grant in an amount not to exceed $250 million for planning, design, and construction of the first phase of The Stitch (23-R-4047).

Other items on the agenda include:

• An ordinance to amend the rules of the Council to utilize inclusive and gender-neutral language (23-O-1494).

• An ordinance authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to accept proceeds from the Princeton Lakes Tax Allocation District fund on behalf of the Department of Enterprise Asset Management for reimbursable expenses related to the construction of Fire Station 36, in the amount of $4.1 million (23-O-1461).

• An ordinance to adopt the Thomasville Heights Neighborhood Plan as a guide for future development in the community and to incorporate it into the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), a document that outlines the City’s long-term vision for growth and land use (23-O-1272). The CDP includes information on zoning, housing, transportation, and other neighborhood elements with the aim of ensuring coherent and sustainable development in the community.

• A resolution authorizing the expansion of emergency on-call debris removal services with Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. on behalf of the Department of Parks and Recreation and adding additional funding not to exceed $1 million (23-R-4045).

• A resolution authorizing the United Way of Greater Atlanta as fiscal agent to accept donations on behalf of the City of Atlanta to support the Atlanta Youth Fund (23-R-4030).

• A resolution authorizing the City of Atlanta to donate $700,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta to support the level-up program group mentorship opportunities for high-risk (23-R-4043).

• An ordinance to accept shelter and services program funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an amount not to exceed $3.7 million (23-O-1491).

• An ordinance to establish and approve implementing an open-market commercial property-assessed clean energy initiative for the City of Atlanta and to designate the Downtown Development Authority, as the program administrator to develop, implement, monitor, and provide reporting on the program. (23-O-1481).

• A resolution authorizing the Department of Watershed Management to enter into an agreement with the Wellspring Living Women’s Academy for $35,000 for each year of the partnership to help provide graduates with apprenticeships to establish a career, networking opportunities, mentorship programs, skill development, and financial resources (23-R-4136).

The Council will present proclamations and recognitions in honor of Cecilia Houston-Torrence, Benjamin E. Mays High School Class of ’83, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, and Fay Gold.

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

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

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

A simulcast of the full Council meeting is available on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and Channel 26. Closed captioning will be available on the Council’s Facebook page.