Council to consider legislation strengthening policies on nuisance properties

The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting to amend Chapter 74 of the City’s Code of Ordinances to strengthen the municipal court’s abatement tools related to nuisance properties, including the ability to order the immediate closure of certain establishments determined to be a public nuisance twice within 24 months (Legislative Reference №22-O-1356).

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance authorizing a donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to support the organization’s actions to facilitate the relocation Forest Cove residents in an amount not to exceed $7.6 million (Legislative Reference №22-O-1546).

• A resolution authorizing a $300,000 donation to National Network Of Abortion Funds (NNAF) to support the reproductive health services the organization provides (Legislative Reference №22-R-3981).

• A resolution increasing the boundaries of the West End Community Improvement District (Legislative Reference №22-R-3976).

• An ordinance authorizing the issuance of $4 million in general obligation bonds for the purpose of acquiring a site or sites for constructing, renovating, or improving municipal facilities (Legislative Reference №22-O-1561).

• An ordinance authorizing the appropriate agreements and other documents with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the City attorney deems to be necessary or advisable in order to effectuate the City’s receipt of the 2022 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) entitlement grants (Legislative Reference №22-O-1536). A public hearing will be held on this item.

• A resolution authorizing a contract with Soco Contracting Company for the installation of the Freedom Park Plensa Sculpture in an amount not to exceed $295,865 as part of the Renew Atlanta Public Art Program (Legislative Reference №22-R-4017).

• A resolution authorizing a contract with Soco Contracting Company for the installation of the Nelson Street Shonibare Sculpture in an amount not to exceed $45,103 as part of the Renew Atlanta Public Art Program (Legislative Reference №22-R-4018).

• A resolution urging the mayor and the commissioner of Department of Parks and Recreation to explore expanding the hours of operation of Rosel Fann Recreation Center, C.T. Martin Recreation Center, William Walker Recreation Center, Pittman Park Recreation Center, Dunbar Recreation Center, Bessie Branham Recreation Center, Grant Park Recreation Center, and Coan Park Recreation Center to include Saturdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from noon-6 p.m. (Legislative Reference №22-R-3978).

• An ordinance authorizing the City’s chief financial officer to amend the Fiscal Year 2023 General Government Capital Outlay Fund Budget on behalf of the Atlanta Department of Transportation to transfer approximately $6.3 million in Transportation Impact Fees to modernize traffic signals and communication corridors and add complete streets and intersection improvement projects (Legislative Reference №22-O-1532).

• A resolution to name Committee Room 1, The Larry M. Dingle Committee Room, in honor of the former City of Atlanta employee and public servant (Legislative Reference №22-O-1554). This item will be considered by the Committee on Council before consideration by full Council.

The Council will present proclamations in recognition of AID Atlanta’s 40th anniversary, Joya Walker, Latifah Allah, and Johnny Gant.

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 Tuesday’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. 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.

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.

Following the mayor’s executive order and in observance of guidance from health and facilities professionals, several safety protocols are in place, including mandatory mask wearing in the chamber, the observing of room capacity limits, and increased cleaning protocols.

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