Atlanta City Council to consider
ordinance to fund the construction
of the Atlanta Beltline’s Southside Trail

Atlanta City Council
2 min readMay 5, 2024


District 11 Council member Marci Collier Overstreet and District 12 Council member Antonio Lewis sponsored the ordinance to ratify a $10 million application to fund the BeltLine’s Southside Trail.

On Monday, May 6, the Atlanta City Council will consider an ordinance ratifying the submission of a $10 million application to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Transportation Improvement Program to fund the construction of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail (24-O-1183).

Other items on the agenda include:

• An ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Fulton County Government for animal control services 24 hours a day for a five-year term within the city. Payment for services will be in accordance with a formula based on the City’s monthly calls for service (24-O-1171).

• A resolution authorizing the mayor to apply for and accept federal funding to participate in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2024 Transportation Improvement Program call for projects (24-R-3440).

• An ordinance authorizing the City’s chief financial officer to amend the Fiscal Year 2024 budget by transferring $1.8 million to the Department of Labor and Employment Services Support Trust Fund to fund the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program. Substituted to change amount to $2 million by the Community Development/Human Services Committee on April 23, 2024. (24-O-1172)

• An ordinance authorizing a $15,000 donation to the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) for the “Artist Jam” project on Peachtree Street between Alabama Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (24-O-1182).

• A resolution establishing a Transportation Task Force to address traffic congestion in District 8 as part of the city’s Connect Atlanta Plan. The task force will help manage the development of a district-wide transportation plan in concert with ATLDOT and representatives of the neighborhoods, NPUs, and partner organizations. Amended to add an NPU-E representative and a Buckhead Condo Alliance representative by the Transportation Committee on April 24, 2024 (24-R-3442).

• An ordinance to create an Atlanta Community Energy Fund (ACEF) and amend the FY 2024 budget, transferring $300,000 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund into the Atlanta Community Energy Trust Fund to deposit and transfer future funds generated by the sale of renewable energy credits, federal funding opportunities, and other sources. Amended to increase funding to $500,000 by the Finance/Executive Committee on April 24, 2024 (24-O-1188).

• A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into one-year agreements with 14 organizations under the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Centers of Hope Afterschool Programming Services initiative for a total of $1.15 million (24-R-3528).