Monday, May 13, 2013
Collier Heights now has the distinction of being an official Historic District.
(This post was submitted by Dexter Chambers, Council Communications) Last week, the Atlanta City Council approved legislation creating the Collier Heights Historic District. The measure was sponsored by City Councilmembers Felicia Moore, District 9, and C.T. Martin, District 10. Nestled in the northwest corner of Atlanta, Collier Heights is bordered to the west by Fairburn Road, the east by Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, the north by Donald L. Hollowell Highway, and to the south by the Interstate 20 bridge at Linkwood Road. Per a 1961 neighborhood plan, the original Collier Heights boundaries were marked to the west by Carroll Road, to the east by Hightower Road, to the north by Bankhead Highway, and to the south by Gordon Road. “This has…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The three councilmembers, along with Mayor Kasim Reed, will host a Southwest Atlanta Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Benjamin E. Mays High School
City Councilmembers H. Lamar Willis, C.T. Martin and Keisha Lance Bottoms want to hear from Southwest Atlanta residents as the Atlanta City Council begins deliberations on the Fiscal Year 2014 City Budget. The three councilmembers, along with Mayor Kasim Reed, will host a Southwest Atlanta Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Benjamin E. Mays High School, 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW. During the forum, councilmembers will discuss accomplishments in Districts 10 and 11 over the past year and give constituents an opportunity to express how they wish to see city resources allocated in Fiscal Year 2014. The city council is currently reviewing the administration’s initial budget proposal which calls for …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Tyler Perry may be getting a road named after him near Greenbriar Mall
Tyler Perry Way may soon be the new name of a portion of Greenbriar Parkway that surrounds Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council members will consider a proposed resolution to rename a portion of Greenbriar Parkway during their March 13th session. The multimillion dollar filmmaker, Tyler Perry, built Tyler Perry Studios and multiple sound-stages just a few hundred feet from the intersection that soon may carry his name. Currently the portion of Greenbriar Parkway that may change runs in-between Greenbriar Mall and SunTrust Bank, where Greenbriar Pkwy and Continental Colony Pkwy split, down almost a mile to Barge Rd. Along the way there are a number of industrial buildings, 2 small churches, and a new apartment …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mayor Kasim Reed insists he will not accept a raise, even if he is re-elected in 2013.
The Atlanta City Council voted to give itself a pay raise of more than 50 percent on Monday by a 10-4 vote. The pay increase will take effect in January 2014 and up councilmember’s salary from $39,473 a year to $69,300. The increase in compensation will have no current budgetary impact. A final decision over the legislation now goes to Mayor Kasim Reed, who through a spokesperson Monday promised to decline his 25 percent raise or $37,000 pay increase in the ordinance. The mayor wants to review the ordinance before deciding whether to sign it, veto it or let it slide into law without his signature. Reed is in line for a raise from $147,500 to $184,300. Reed said he is reserving judgment until he has time to carefully read the legislation as…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Hundreds of residents showed up at Adamsville Recreation Center to support saying NO to Family Dollar.
At last week's town hall meeting at Adamsville Recreation Center, Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin continued to work with the community in their fight against Family Dollar. Community members are concerned about the recent growth in the number of Family Dollar stores in our area along with their proximity to each other, and want the building to stop immediately. In the video, Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms tells over 150 residents the 3 legislative changes that she and her fellow SW Atlanta representatives are proposing within the council. Related: Video: No Family Dollar Protest on Mays Drive
Monday, February 13, 2012
With this Atlanta news icon retiring, it's time to share your favorite Monica memories with Cascade Patch.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Atlanta City Council is honoring veteran news anchor Monica Pearson with a reception and proclamation on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Atlanta City Hall. A reception will take place at 12 noon in the southwest atrium, 2nd floor adjacent to the Atlanta City Council Chamber. The proclamation presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Pearson, anchor for Channel 2 Action News, recently announced her plans to retire at the end of July after 37 years with the station. Her last day anchoring the 4 and 6 p.m. news will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012. “Monica is an Atlanta icon,” said Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond. “For more than three decades Atlantans have admired her journalistic integrity and trustworthiness…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The city council adopted an ordinance that allows courts to order parenting classes, other measures.
The Atlanta City Council has approved an ordinance to make it easier for police and courts to get involved with the families of young people who skip school. In the past, the court system couldn't sanction parents until their child had been cited three times for skipping school. Under the new ordinance, officials would have the flexibility to act after a first offense. Parents could be ordered to take parenting classes, attend counseling, perform community service, pay fines or serve jail time. “The goal of this ordinance is NOT to put parents in jail or to administer fines. Those are the methods of last resort,” City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell said in a news release. “Court is an option only after multiple attempts by Atlanta …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Cascade Heights, Beecher Hills are now part of C.T. Martin's 10th district.
The Cascade Heights and Beecher Hills communities are now part of Councilman C.T. Martin's 10th District, under the latest map that has been approved by the Atlanta City Council. The council formally gave its approval to the new map, known as Plan 6, during its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 6. The map now goes onto Mayor Kasim Reed for approval, and then onto the U.S. Department of Justice. Plan 6 is the city council’s latest attempt to redraw its boundaries in accordance with 2010 Census data. Both Cascade Heights and Beecher Hills were part of Councilwoman Keisha Bottoms’ 11th District. The Cascade Avenue community remains in the 11th District, but the Delowe Drive neighborhood is split between districts 11 and 12, represented by …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
New floodplain maps, transportation, safety and other topics on the agenda for District 12 residents.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd will host a District 12 Town Hall Meeting from 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Sat., Feb. 4, at the Dennard Center on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, according to a news release this week from the city. Residents will have the opportunity to hear about various city initiatives impacting District 12, from economic development to public safety, as well as hear from Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of National Resources officials about updates to the city’s floodplain maps. All City of Atlanta properties have been reviewed, and as a result, flood risks have increased for a number of parcels while the risk has decreased for other parcels. Some properties that were formerly in …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Atlanta City Councilman C. T. Martin hosted a town hall meeting Thursday evening at the old Zion Hill Baptist Church building at Mays and Lynhurst. Cascade Patch covered it LIVE! Click "Replay" here to view!
Atlanta Councilman C. T. Martin hosted one of his popular District 10 town hall meetings at 6 p.m. Thursday in the old Zion Hill Baptist Church building, 815 Lynhurst Dr. Cascade Patch editor Janita Poe covered it live ( Click "Replay" on this page to view). Residents had a chance to meet with Atlanta Chief of Police George Turner, city department heads. The meeting gave the community a chance to learn more about crime reduction, code enforcement, water bills, street paving needs, the SPLOST penny tax vote and other topics. For more information about the meeting, see the District 10 newsletter on this page or contact Felecia Fleetwood at 404-330-6055.