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MR-MU Vote at October 20th IPNA Meeting

Hello Inman Park Neighbors:

At the October 20th IPNA meeting, we will be discussing and voting on the proposed MR-MU Zoning. There have been a number of changes to the legislation and I have attached an update on the process and a breakdown of the significant changes. I am attaching a revised presentation that incorporates these changes as well as the ordinance that clearly shows the changes to the ordinance from last month and today.

In an effort to keep the meeting from running too long, I recommend that everyone read the breakdown, the actual ordinance, review the presentation and formulate your questions. All questions will be typed into the chat feature and will be answered in order. We will then discuss each section of the changes and take a vote on each section. We will utilize the hand raise function for all discussion. Each person will have 2 minutes to provide feedback.

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Fact Sheet & Amended Ordinance

Hello neighbors:

As many of you may know, the City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning along with Councilman Amir Farokhi, have introduced three pieces of legislation and of those three, two are “text amendments” to the existing zoning code that propose rezoning properties located within a half mile of the MARTA from residential (R-4, R4-A, and R-5) to MR-MU (Mixed Residential-Multi-Family). This is proposed across the city and for the last two months, there has been discussions at the NPU’s and in the neighborhoods regarding what the impact of these text amendments will be on our neighborhoods. The original proposed text amendments have been revised and the documents attached represent those changes. Attached is the revised legislation, the map for the Inman Park properties that will be impacted, as well as a very user-friendly fact sheet that outlines the changes and why the city feels these changes are important. 

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IPNA Education Committee Position Paper on Grady Cluster Elementary Rezoning

IPNA Final Position Paper

Survey Response Summary

Filming Notification Letter

Incoming Board Member Bios

VP of Security: Tom Baldwin

Hello Inman Park Neighbors.  I am honored to have been nominated for the position of VP of Public Safety.  Inman Park has been my home for over 23 years, living the entire time on Waddell St.  I am excited about contributing once again to this neighborhood I love.  I've been active in the past with Festival (I was "Beer General" years ago) and I've also been active with outreach efforts at our neighborhood church, Inman Park United Methodist. This is my first time serving IPNA as a board member and Public Safety is the one I've had in mind should the time be right and the opportunity there.  It looks like that time is now.  I might even pull in my college age kids (22 and 20) to help out from time to time.  I look forward to serving this great neighborhood.

 

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District 2 Newsletter

District 2 Newsletter

IPNA Education Committee Position Paper

Education Position Paper

APS Document 1

APS Document 2

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Temporary Schedule for Trash, Recycling and Yard Trimmings

COVID-19 TEMPORARY SERVICE UPDATE. Beginning the week of Sunday, February 14, 2021, the Department of Public Works, Office of Solid Waste Services, will begin to alternate the weeks of collection services for yard trimmings and recycling materials. For the next 90 days: Starting Monday, February 15, 2021: The second and fourth week of every month, garbage and recycling materials will be collected. Starting Monday, February 22, 2021: The first and third week of every month, garbage and yard trimmings will be collected. For more information, visit https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/public-works/department-of-public-works-covid-19-information-updates

Get Antibody testing, as well as donate blood to help save a life during these difficult times

 


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District 2 Newsletter

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What's New in 2?
Dear friends and neighbors,

I hope you're all having a great week and looking forward to a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. This month's newsletter provides an update on the City's efforts to address ongoing street racing and an exciting update on Downtown Decides projects which have begun breaking ground! Finally, it's been a busy month for socially-distanced site visits across District 2, some of which I highlight below. 

As always, my newsletter is just a snapshot of what our office is working on every day. To learn more, I invite you to follow me on Twitter.
 

Construction Underway!

Downtown Decides! Breaks Ground

As you know from past newsletters, we have been hard at work making sure that the 17 projects you voted for as part of the Downtown Decides! participatory budgeting initiative are completed in a timely manner. 

Last week, we were thrilled to unveil the first two completed builds: wheelchair accessible crossings at both Peachtree St and Williams St (pictured) as well as Ted Turner Dr. and Williams St.

These ideas were submitted by local resident Tony McCarthy, who had this to say when asked why he chose them:

"My wife and I love walking to stay active. Several years ago while taking my granddaughter for a walk in the stroller, I noticed several intersections that didn’t have ramps on the curbs and we were forced to pick up the stroller to cross the street. I immediately thought that this would be impossible for someone in a wheelchair. When Amir introduced “Downtown Decides” at an ADNA meeting, I decided to submit the idea. It’s refreshing to see the city solicit ideas from the community and then take quick action to make it easier for people with disabilities. This was a great program and I would really like to see programs like this continue. The people that live and work in the community can quickly tell you where improvements can be made."

Stay tuned for more updates as we concurrently strive to finish the other 15 builds. As always, a special thanks to both the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District as well as the city's Department of Transportation for being such great partners in this effort. 

Together we are working to deliver on our promise to you -- to show that you have a voice in government and that you can trust the city to follow through on its word. 

 

Street Racing Update

New Legislation Passes Council
Since I took office in January 2018, few challenges have been quite as frustrating as street racing. The issue is a persistent quality of life detriment and safety hazard. It has disrupted and endangered thousands of District 2 residents and many others across the city. I take this issue very seriously. Unfortunately, legislative solutions are not as readily at hand as we might like on Council. 

Yet, we are making every effort to bolster existing laws where possible. On November 2nd, we passed a bill, which says that if you are arrested for a street racing-related crime you can not immediately bond out of jail until you have gone before a judge, in no more than 48 hours of being booked into jail. This creates an additional deterrent complementing existing laws that prohibit reckless driving, laying drag, etc. 

Of course, no laws are useful unless they are enforced. I'm working weekly with APD and ATL DOT to improve enforcement and outcomes. 


















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2021 Proposed IPNA Budget

 

The State of COVID Collaboration

ARCHI is hosting a conversation with the heads of DeKalb and Fulton Boards of Health on Oct 7th-- they are giving a bit of a State of COVID address- what's working right now, what they need help with (especially targeted to community groups) and what they are worried about regarding upcoming winter and flu season. Anyone in the neighborhood would also be very welcome to join if they are interested in hearing from these women and if they have questions about what might lie ahead. Info is here: The State of COVID-19 in Atlanta - ARCHI Collaborative

City of Atlanta Pre-Arrest Diversion Program

The City of Atlanta is revising it's pre-arrest diversion program and contemplating ways it can set up a system through 311 that could deploy resources/counselors/trained interventions to individuals who are more likely be experiencing a mental health situation or suffering from effects of poverty or addiction. There is a survey that anyone who lives or works in Atlanta is invited to fill out. 

 Pre-arrest Diversion INFO:

In June, Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a substantial funding increase, which will allow PAD (Pre-Arrest Diversion) to expand citywide over the course of this fiscal year. Mayor Bottoms' recent Administrative Orders direct the city to establish a multi-year agreement with PAD, as well as to develop a plan to train all Atlanta Police Department officers to use diversion as an alternative to arrest. When an officer has already detained a person and can call our team instead, we provide an immediate alternative to charging and booking that individual through PAD LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion)

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Tuesday Tip: Special Election on September 29

The special election on Sept. 29 is confusing, right? Seems like a lot of work to elect someone to serve out the remaining months of our beloved Congressman John Lewis’s term. The person we elect will represent the 5th Congressional District only through Jan. 2021, but some heavy decisions may be made in Congress during those 98 days. 

Here is a Sample Ballot for the Sept. 29 election, and here is a link to the candidates  who are on the ballot, along with their various platforms.

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off election on Dec. 1st, in which case the winner will serve a congressional term of 33 days.

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Food Drive for our Neighbors in Need

Hi Inman Park! Please consider donating any of the items below to the local Food Pantry. Your donations go to members of our community experiencing food insecurity - both the homeless and hungry. The need is incredible currently and every little bit helps!
  • Canned meat including tuna, chicken, spam, and Vienna sausage 
  • Chunky soups especially those w pop-top lids 
  • Canned vegetables including spinach, green beans, beets and corn, carrots 
  • Rice or Pasta / noodles 
  • Canned or dried fruits 
  • Cereal, Peanut butter, granola bars or other shelf stable items
More info about the organization and an up-to-date list of greatest needs is here: https://intowncm.org/food-pantry-greatest-needs
Drop your donations off any time to 889 Edgewood Ave. We have a box on our front porch. Donations will be delivered weekly to ICM Food Pantry thru September. Thank you!
Jennie

August 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting. 

 

August 19, 2020 IPNA meeting Agenda:

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Early Voting Starts Today and runs through August 7

Early voting began today and continues until August 7th for the August 11 run-off election. Here is a list of 20 early voting locations in Fulton County.
Among the early voting locations is State Farm Arena. There is free parking available. 
Fulton Voters Can Cast Ballots at State Farm Arena – Georgia’s Largest Voting Site 
 

Fulton Voters Can Cast Ballots at State Farm Arena – Georgia’s Largest Voting Site

 

IPNA Proposed BLM Statement

Inman Park Stands with Black Lives Matter
The time is overdue to end the systemic racism that has prevailed through the history of our nation.  While progress has been made, racism remains pervasive in our institutions.  It is unjust and we will work to end it.  It harms us all. Black Lives Matter.
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Support Partners for Home

Dear Neighbors:

During this pandemic, we’ve all been told to shelter in place.
But what about the most vulnerable among us who have no place to shelter?

As those of you who came to our April 15 IPNA Zoom Meeting heard from Councilmember Amir Farokhi, the City of Atlanta is testing our homeless neighbors for COVID-19 and is housing those who test positive in a downtown hotel that has been converted to isolation housing. Homeless COVID-19 patients are cared for in the isolation hotel, giving them a safe place to recover and helping prevent the further spread of the disease. Another local hotel is being converted into housing for the city’s homeless population to keep our most vulnerable neighbors safe.

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MARTA Notice - no Green Line trains at Inman Park/Reyoldstown or Edgewood/Candler Park March 8-15

MARTA Notice - no Green Line trains at Inman Park/Reyoldstown or Edgewood/Candler Park March 8-15

 

MARTA is doing track work between Edgewood/Candler Park and East Lake Stations next week. The Green Line normally turns back Westbound on the section of track being repaired, so during this time Green Line trains will need to turn back at King Memorial. This means Inman Park/Reynoldstown and Edgewood/Candler Park will not have Green Line train service March 8-15. The Blue line will run a normal schedule, but will slow down between Edgewood/Candler Park and East Lake. Please allow extra time when you travel! Read more here: https://itsmarta.com/track-renovation-project.aspx

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