City Council to consider authorizing $5 million to Invest Atlanta for small businesses impacted by recent water service disruptions

Atlanta City Council
2 min readJun 14, 2024


Post 2 At-Large Council member Matt Westmoreland introduced legislation for the City Council to authorize a $5 million investment to Invest Atlanta for the City of Atlanta Recovery to support small businesses impacted by recent water service disruptions

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $5 million to Invest Atlanta for the City of Atlanta Recovery Fund to support small businesses adversely impacted by the recent disruption in water service (24-O-1301).

Other items on the agenda include:

  • An ordinance retroactively authorizing application for $175 million from the U.S. EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program to support the Department of Watershed Management’s Integrated Biosolids and Zero Waste Management Plan (24-O-1193).
  • A resolution authorizing the application and acceptance of a $20 million U.S. EPA Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant for the Green Resilient Infrastructure & Trails in Westside Atlanta (GRITS-ATL) project. Applications focus on addressing climate action and pollution reduction strategies to improve environmental, climate, and resilience conditions affecting disadvantaged communities (24-R-3670).
  • A companion resolution to 24-R-3670 to execute a partnership agreement between the PATH Foundation, Inc. and the City of Atlanta for the GRITS-ATL project grant application referenced above. The partnership will facilitate the project that includes approximately 4.4 miles of trails spanning multiple neighborhoods and Neighborhood Planning Units in northwest Atlanta (24-R-3671).
  • An ordinance to renew and expand the Atlanta Main Street program to continue supporting the community-driven revitalization of neighborhood business districts. The ordinance renews existing partnerships with the East Atlanta Business Association, Little Five Points Business Association, and West End Merchants Association. It adds the Virginia Highlands District Association and Sweet Auburn Works. Each of the five organizations will receive $12,000 for training, coaching, and technical assistance (24-O-1293).
  • An ordinance extending the current annual permits for one year for shareable dockless mobility devices such as scooters and e-bikes. The current permits expire on June 30, 2024. The extension will allow the Atlanta Department of Transportation time to complete a Request for Proposal that will replace the current program (24-O-1294).
  • An ordinance authorizing an additional $510,000 to support the installation of new playgrounds at Pedal Park and Benteen Park (24-O-1305).
  • An ordinance ratifying the Mayor’s executive order extending a moratorium on acceptance of any new rezoning and related applications for the 2.5-acre parcel formally home to Atlanta Medical Center (24-O-1299).

The City Council will present proclamations and recognitions in honor of community activist Deloris Latimore, entrepreneur and restauranteur Mack Wilbourn, Atlanta-based and pioneering disco-jazz band Brick, legendary housing advocate Hattie Dorsey, and outgoing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport General Manager Balram Bheodari.