Council to consider HOPWA program funding, street safety legislation

Council members Andrea Boone and Marci Collier Overstreet

The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Tuesday’s meeting to ratify the mayor’s executive order authorizing an emergency procurement agreement not to exceed approximately $1.57 million with the United Way of Greater Atlanta to administer support to low-income households through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program (Legislative Reference №21-O-0651). The HOPWA assistance includes short-term rental mortgage and utility assistance, permanent housing placement, facility-based housing, and housing information services strategies.

The Council will also consider legislation requesting the Atlanta Department of Transportation and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department assess streets surrounding all existing and planned senior facilities to determine the need for appropriate traffic safety measures (Legislative Reference №21-R-3812). Traffic safety options may include speed tables, stop signs, rumble strips, and the installation of sidewalks.

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance authorizing a donation in an amount not to exceed $12,700 from the Council District 8 consulting/professional services and carry forward accounts to the Atlanta Police Foundation to assist in the purchase of a PTZ QUAD Camera for Chastain Park (Legislative Reference №21-O-0652).

• An ordinance amending the City of Atlanta’s ethics code to require annual ethics training for all full-time, part-time and contract employees and require employees to attest to an ethics pledge to adhere by the City’s standards of conduct (Legislative Reference №21-O-0501).

• A resolution encouraging the City of Atlanta’s municipal clerk/election superintendent to disseminate pertinent information regarding Atlanta’s general municipal election to residents through mailers, social media, and innovative partnerships with other City departments (Legislative Reference №21-R-3818). This item will be considered by the Committee on Council before a vote by full Council.

Legislation will also be on Tuesday’s agenda authorizing a ground lease agreement with the Atlanta Police Foundation to build a public safety training campus on City-owned property located on Key Road (Legislative Reference №21-O-0367). The Council postponed consideration of the legislation on Aug. 16. This item can be revisited during Tuesday’s meeting.

The Committee on Council will be held in committee of the whole during the full Council meeting Sept. 7.

The Sept. 7 meeting will take place remotely at 1 p.m. in response to the telework protocol activated for City Hall. The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and Channel 26.

Media and the public can tune into the remote meeting by dialing (877) 579–6743 and entering the conference ID number 8315991256.

Pursuant to 20-R-4119, remarks from the public for all remote meetings are accepted between the hours of 4–7 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting.

Residents can participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by calling (404) 330–6001 and leaving a voicemail, including their name and contact information. Public comments for the Committee on Council may be left by calling (404) 330–6069.

Information from the Atlanta City Council