Council to consider legislation to amend Public Safety Commission
The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation during Monday’s meeting to amend 21-R-3441 to expand the Public Safety Commission’s purpose to include crime strategy and amend its membership to add business leaders and neighborhood associations (Legislative Reference №22-R-3056). The commission will be divided into five working groups designed to focus on crime deterrence and the enforcement and application of existing laws within specific geographic areas of Atlanta aligned with the boundaries of the six Atlanta Police Zones.
Other items on Monday’s agenda include:
• A resolution requesting the MARTA Board of Directors provide a report to the Council of the funding related to the expansion of the Campbellton Road Corridor project and the Greenbriar Transit HUB that were allocated as part of “More MARTA” to ensure all dollars are being spent and accounted for the intended purposes (Legislative Reference №22-R-3059).
• A resolution requesting the Atlanta Department of Transportation commissioner and Department of Parks and Recreation commissioner create a pedestrian safety plan for Danforth Road to enhance street safety for West Cascade Park (Legislative Reference №22-R-3057).
• A resolution to apply for and accept $4.47 million in funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation for the 2022 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant to resurface certain Atlanta streets (Legislative Reference №22-R-3120).
• An ordinance ratifying the mayor’s executive order extending the City of Atlanta’s employee vaccination incentive program through June 30 (Legislative Reference №22-O-1066). The program offers a $100 incentive to employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Committee Chairs briefings will be held remotely on Mondays — the week of full Council meetings — at 9:30 a.m. The briefings will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook and Twitter pages. The public may receive toll-free access to listen by dialing (470) 705–2654 and entering Conference ID: 1230.
The Committee on Council will hold its remote meeting at 11 a.m. ahead of Monday’s full Council meeting. Public comment for the committee will be accepted between the hours of 4–7 p.m. the day before the scheduled meeting by dialing (404) 330–6069.
The Feb. 7 Council meeting will be held remotely at 1 p.m. in response to City Hall’s telework protocol. 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. Media and the public can access the live meeting using the conference bridge by dialing (404) 902–5066 and entering ID number 151945.
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 full Council meeting by calling (404) 330–6001 and leaving a voicemail.