Atlanta’s proposal to create a freestanding Department of Transportation – reporting exclusively to the mayor – was part of the long-term plan suggested by the city’s management consultant, but only after a slow transition to a new department. The Atlanta City Council begins its deliberations on April 22.
As Atlanta decides how to try and cover road, sidewalk and other repairs with a pot of money that’s not big enough, city residents can expect to see three scenarios on what high-profile projects in two programs may — or may not — get done.
As a $250 million Atlanta public program for road, bridge, sidewalk and public building works is going through a bit of a reset, there’s some impatience for information about what will — and won’t — get done.
A city borrowing program that promised Atlanta voters $250 million in improvements to roads, sidewalks, bridges and city buildings is delivering, delays and budget-busting fire station repairs, according to a new report by city auditors.
It’s no secret that Monroe Drive is an accident-prone corridor in the City of Atlanta.
Just ask Ivan Schustak. He was walking along Monroe Drive in the crosswalk at Yorkshire Road on March 29thwhen he was hit by a car turning left from Monroe Drive.
Schustak, who is visually impaired, attended a Renew Atlanta community presentation of the latest proposed plans to improve the corridor of Monroe Drive-Boulevard Avenue at a town hall meeting at Grady High School on June 28th.
Folks who live on DeKalb Avenue say cars race by their windows — and they see a lot of crashes. A top city planner says that what they’re going to witness through those windows in the coming years is part of a departure from history for a car-centric city.
Auditors found that the folks who are supposed to be overseeing Renew Atlanta projects often have incomplete or incorrect information — and that there’s not an electronic system to keep documents in order.
Join Urban Explorers of Atlanta at the Historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park for a special edition of “Urban Conversations” as they discuss two measures that could shape the future of Atlanta in a significant way. A team of distinguished of city leaders who will explain what two referendums that City of Atlanta residents will vote on on November 8.
This event is being hosted by the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. Your registration fee includes admission to the event, BBQ from Fox Brothers and beverages. A portion of this fee will also be donated to the Inman Park Neighborhood Association.
1. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Esq., Director, City of Atlanta | Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
2. Rob Brawner, Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
3. Faye DiMassimo, Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Program General Manager
4. Keith Parker, CEO of MARTA
Speakers will present for 10-15 minutes. After that Ms. Benfield will moderate a panel discussion and field questions from our guests.
This fall, we all have an opportunity to help ensure the future of the Atlanta BeltLine. Passage of the TSPLOST and MARTA sales tax amendments that will be on the ballot Nov. 8 will go far toward ensuring we all realize the vision of the Atlanta BeltLine sooner rather than later.
The purpose of this event is to help Atlanta residents understand the two referendums and their implications so they can make an informed decision on Nov. 8.