Council to consider legislation on police training facility, cameras

Council members Joyce Sheperd and Dustin Hillis

The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting to authorize 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 Atlanta Police Foundation intends to fund and build the facility on 85 acres and preserve the remaining portion of the 265-acre property as greenspace.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• A resolution requesting the Atlanta Police Department evaluate the process of facilitating the installation of video surveillance cameras at City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation facilities to help deter criminal activity (Legislative Reference №21-R-3727).

• An ordinance authorizing a donation in an amount not to exceed $1,000 from the Council District 8 carry forward account to the Chastain Park Conservancy to assist with security patrols (Legislative Reference №21-O-0597).

• A resolution to ratify the mayor’s executive order authorizing a one-time hiring incentive in an amount not to exceed $500 for employees hired by the Department of Public Works between July 30-Sept. 30, 2021 for the positions of environmental services worker and solid waste operator (Legislative Reference №21-R-3722).

• An ordinance authorizing a change in the ad valorem tax rate of real and personal property for general levy, debt levy, city parks levy, school operating levy and the special tax district levy (Legislative Reference №21-O-0328).

The Committee on Council will be held in committee of the whole during the full Council meeting August 16.

The August 16 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