Council to consider calling on city-supported developers to take vouchers
The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting to request that a provision be included in the funding agreement for any residential housing development receiving financial incentives from the City of Atlanta to allow utilization of housing choice vouchers as a source of income unless the project otherwise receives rental subsidies from the Atlanta Housing (22-R-4617). The resolution also requests that Invest Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Inc., the Fulton County Development Authority, and MARTA adopt similar provisions.
The Council will also consider legislation authorizing an agreement with oaksATL Community Development Inc. using HOME Investment Partnership Program grant funds in an amount not to exceed approximately $420,000 for a mixed-used new construction project on Lindsay Street NW (22-R-4681) and an agreement with 111 Moreland LLC using HOME Investment Partnership Program grant funds in an amount not to exceed $1 million for demolition and new construction activities on Moreland Avenue SE for affordable housing and related development (22-R-4682).
Other items on the agenda include:
• A resolution waiving and releasing the outstanding lien in the amount of approximately $86,000 on approximately 3.65 acres of real property on Forrest Park Road for the purpose of transferring property to the City of Atlanta to be dedicated for a public park (22-R-4598).
• A resolution requesting that the Department of Human Resources and the mayor’s senior advisor develop a strategy to market affordable housing project to all qualifying City employees (22-R-4607).
• An ordinance to amend Chapter 22 of the City’s Code of Ordinances to extend the permissible age of a taxi or rideshare vehicle from seven years to 10 years (22-O-1828).
• A resolution requesting that the commissioner of the Atlanta Department of Transportation amend the administrative regulations for shareable dockless mobility device operators to allow device operation between 4 a.m. and midnight (22-R-4521).
• An ordinance to waive the competitive source selection requirements of the Procurement Code and authorize the mayor or his designee to execute a cost agreement for event production services with Live Nation Entertainment Inc. for the 2022–2023 Peach Drop Festival in an amount not to exceed $500,000 (22-O-1834).
• A resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly to amend state law to increase the penalties for parking offenses related to persons with disabilities to a maximum fine of $5,000 and to expand local law enforcement’s authority to tow vehicles that impede or block access to parking for persons with disabilities (22-R-4589).
• A resolution authorizing the City of Atlanta to donate a total amount not to exceed $5 million to the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students to support early childhood education initiatives and authorizing entry into any necessary agreement to effectuate the donation (22-R-4592).
• An ordinance authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to utilize the City of Atlanta Tree Trust Fund as the source of funding for management activities for property designated as forested land on Fairburn Road for the protection, management, and regeneration of trees and other forest resources in an amount not to exceed approximately $1.08 million (22-O-1814).
• An ordinance authorizing the acquisition from the Conservation Fund of approximately 178 acres of real property on Fairburn Road for the protection, maintenance, and regeneration of trees and other forest resources and to authorize the allocation of approximately $1.9 million from the Tree Trust Fund for due diligence, closing costs, signage, demolition, site security, fencing, and other development costs of the site (22-O-1815).
• An ordinance to rename Frankie Allen Park to Historic Bagley Park and name the athletic fields as The Frankie Allen Fields (22-O-1836).
• A resolution to donate American Rescue Plan Act funds totaling $85,000 to the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Inc., or W.A.W.A., to support the organization’s further development of the Outdoor Activity Center as a public food forest, which will directly combat the food insecurity impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (22-R-4606).
• A resolution to accept and adopt the 2022 Fulton County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan revised by the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency based on the hazard mitigation assistance planning guidelines provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure mitigation and preparedness from natural hazards (22-R-4590).
• A resolution authorizing a $60,000 donation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to Community Farmers Market Inc. to support the organization’s further expansion of its Fresh MARTA Markets, which will directly combat the food insecurity effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (22-R-4594).
Proclamations will be presented in recognition of Bob Holmes, Dennis Paul Kimbro, Solicitor Keith Gammage, K&K Soul Food Restaurant, and James Foreman.
The Council’s Committee Chairs briefing will be held in person during the week of full Council at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.
The Committee on Council will convene in Committee Room №1 at 11 a.m. ahead of Monday’s full Council meeting.
The full Council meeting will be held in person at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the City of Atlanta’s Charter, City Code of Ordinances, and the rules of Council as adopted for in-person meetings. In-person public comment procedures will be held as previously conducted and adopted by the Council in accordance with City Charter Section 2–104 and 2–105.
The meeting will be simulcast 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.