President’s Blog

IPNA Education Committee Position Paper on Grady Cluster Elementary Rezoning

IPNA Final Position Paper

Survey Response Summary

May 19 IPNA Meeting Agenda

May 19, 2021 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers 

Police officers’ report 

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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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April 21 IPNA Meeting Agenda

April 21, 2021 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

Police officers’ report

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Inman Park Tour of Gardens AUCTION is LIVE!!

Hello neighbors,

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Inman Park Tour of Gardens AUCTION is now LIVE!  https://qtego.net/qlink/inmanpark

Thanks to generous donations from our sponsors and neighbors, we have a unique selection of 12 items, some only available in this auction!

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Revised Tree Ordinance Discussion

We will be voting on whether or not to support the revised Tree Ordinance at Wednesday's IPNA meeting.

Jim Abbot has written a very thorough summary of why Tree Watch supports the revised ordinance on the Tree Watch page. Please read the summary before the meeting so that you can come prepared to discuss or ask questions. Jim will be joining us to address any questions or concerns. Here’s the link:

https://inmanparktrees.com/

March 17 IPNA Meeting Agenda

March 17, 2021 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

Police officers’ report

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Inman Park Festival and WRFG - Segment 1 - LISTEN NOW!

Hello neighbors,
In partnership with WRFG, Inman Park Festival has begun a monthly interview series focusing on the history of Festival and Inman Park.
In this first segment, longtime neighbor Cathy Bradshaw (Hurt Street) discusses the rise and fall and rise of Inman Park and how banks not giving loans to homeowners led to the very first Festival in 1972.  Do you know the home where the first meeting took place?
We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating!
If you have ideas for future segments or would like to hear more about a topic discussed in this segment, please let us know.
A great big THANK YOU to WRFG, Station Manager Aisha Hardimon, Board Chair Kathleen Cooley, and neighbor Anna McEntee for making this happen!
Jane Bradshaw Burnette (she/her/hers)
Co-chair, 2020-2021
Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes

Inman Park Tour of Gardens 2021


Hello neighbors,
Tickets for the Inman Park Tour of Gardens 2021 are now available! Click here to purchase: http://www.inmanparkfestival.org/gardens/
Tickets are $25 each and are day-specific (Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday).
A few notes:
1. Tour tickets are only required to tour the 10 unique gardens and the Trolley Barn garden.  Shopping with artists on porches, listening to music on porches, and getting food from the food trucks are free and open to the public.
2. This year, there are no neighbor or group discounts for garden tour tickets.
3. To increase safety, we are limiting tour ticket sales to 500 per day.
Buy your Tour of Gardens tickets here: http://www.inmanparkfestival.org/gardens/
 
Masks and social distancing are required for all Tour of Gardens activities and events.
 
Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.
Thank you,
Sam Bailey and Jane Bradshaw Burnette
Co-chairs, 2020-2021
Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes

District 2 Newsletter

District 2 Newsletter

IPNA Education Committee Position Paper

Education Position Paper

APS Document 1

APS Document 2

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February 17, 2021 IPNA Meeting Agenda and Related Documents

Meeting is by Zoom at 7:30pm, invitation sent out day of meeting

February 17, 2021 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

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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

Beltline Presentation from IPNA Meeting

I have attached the presentation from this evening as well as a one page pdf of the previous future land use map. Both complete plans can be found at beltline.org/masterplanupdates. When you click on that link you will see the original plans. To provide feedback and see the draft plan updates, click on the green box that says “Provide Feedback”. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

 

Nathan Soldat, AICP
Community Engagement Manager
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Office: 404.477.3552 // Fax: 404.477.3006 // [email protected] // beltline.org


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New Tree Protection Ordinance Introduced

 

Yesterday, Atlanta City Council introduced legislation for a new Tree Protection Ordinance. It was referred to the Community Development and Human Services Committee for their next session on January 26, 2021. We have published the legislation, a summary of the revisions, and process diagrams on our Tree Protection Ordinance. In addition, there was accompanying legislation for a Zoning amendment which proposes setback variances for the purposes of tree preservation. We will also be sharing an interactive walk through of the ordinance and its components soon which we will send along when complete. Any feedback or questions you may have can be sent to the project team at [email protected].

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January 2021 IPNA Meeting Agenda

January 20, 2021 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

Police officers’ report

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

 


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December 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

December 16, 2020 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

Police officers’ report

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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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