Category Archives: City Ordinances

Atlanta False Alarm Ordinance – Register by February 1, 2014

City of Atlanta residents and businesses are now required to register their security and burglar alarm systems. In 2012, the Atlanta Police Department responded to 65,000 alarm system activations, 95% of which were false alarms or alarms that were cancelled in route. These calls represent more than six percent of total 911 dispatches. With every call taking an average of 20-30 minutes, the equivalent of 8-12 full-time police officers were dedicated to responding to false alarms, thereby taking away valuable public safety resources from more pressing matters.

Fines assessed for false alarms.

Read the entire press release by clicking here

APD False Alarm flyer

 

Traffic Calming Legislation

In our January 24th NPU meeting, Enrique Bascuñana from the planner’s office made us aware of an ordinance that pertains to the installation and removal of traffic calming devices in the public right of way. Please review it and submit any comments.

The message from Enrique with the attachments linked below:

“10-O-0467 A SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE TO AMEND CHAPTER 138 (ENTITLED “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES”), ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 2, SECTION 138-84 AND 13885 SO AS TO AMEND THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR THE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Please contact Nursef Kedir in the Department of Public Works for questions or comments regarding this legislation.  His contact information is listed below.

Nursef Kedir
City of Atlanta
Office of Transportation/Department of Public Works
68 Mitchell Street, S.W.
4900 City Hall South
Atlanta, GA 30303-3531
Phone:    (404) 330-6501
E-mail:  nkedir@atlantaga.gov

Attachments:

Traffic Caliming Code Section Amendment Highlights

The Proposed Traffic Calming Code Section with Amendments

Current Traffic Calming Code Section

Farmers’ Market Ordinance

In our January 24th NPU meeting, Enrique Bascuñana from the planner’s office made us aware of an ordinance that pertains to Farmers’ Markets in the city. Please review it and submit any comments.

The message from Enrique with the attachments linked below:

“The Farmers’ Market legislation is a text amendment to the zoning ordinance.  This legislation has been placed on the January NPU meeting agenda for information purposes only– a vote is not required by the NPU this evening.  The legislation will be placed back on the meeting agenda again in February – for a formal vote to be taken and any final recommendations to be submitted to the City.   The NPU will have up until the February meeting to review the legislation and submit any questions or comments to the Office of Planning or Office of Sustainability.  A revised ordinance, made in response to the NPU comments, will be distributed in March and will then be presented to the Zoning Review Board (ZRB) at a ZRB public hearing in April.

Attached are copies of the proposed Farmers’ Market legislation and fact sheet that are being distributed to the NPUs this month.

Please submit in writing questions or comments that you may have regarding the content of the legislation for clarification of the proposed regulations or consideration of any revisions to be made.”

Attachments:

Z-10-030 Farmers market zoning ordinance text amdt_121710 – REVISED

Z-10-030 Farmers Market Fact sheet