Some highlights from the Public Safety Committee
- Code Enforcement is now under the Atlanta Police Department and part of COPs.
- August 2, 2011 is National Night Out from 6PM to 9PM.
- The 911 Communication Priorities are included in the newsletter.
- Still issues happening at Northside Dr at the Texaco.
- Investigation continues on Fort Street. Drug arrest has been made recently.
- Break‐in at Sole Downtown at 123 Luckie. Some of the merchandise has been returned to the owner. This was a smash and grab.
- There was not a homicide at Renaissance Park.
- There was not a shooting at Peachtree and Trinity. The crime happen somewhere else and the person was dropped at this location.
- Club Inferno was cited for having a Rave Party. The club didn’t have a valid business license. License and permits will continue to be diligent on this location.
- 4% increase in crime for MARTA this year. The increase revolves around larceny and crimes against persons.
The Atlanta BeltLine is conducting your final round of comments regarding the environmental impacts of building transit and trails facilities in the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine Corridor. Hearings are scheduled on August 16 and again on August 18. See attached flyer for details.
You are invited to an interactive, hands-on visioning session to develop a vision for the transformation of the I-75/85 Connector. It will be held Tuesday July 26, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at 725 West Peachtree Street NW. Please see flyer for details.
The agenda for the NPU-M June meeting is attached.
Please find attached electronic copy of cover memo and application to rename Harris Street between Piedmont Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive to John Portman Boulevard. Public Works plans to submit legislation on June 28, 2011, for City Utilities Committee consideration. The NPU has voiced serious opposition to ad-hoc renaming of streets. Recent council action was placed on hold by a judge so this is an attempt to try again.
Thefts of property from inside motor vehicles is always a challenge for the Atlanta Police Department, and Zone 5 is no different than anywhere else. I’m happy to report, however, that we’ve made significant progress in the past month. Specifically, we’ve had a 14 percent drop in vehicle larcenies in the past 28 days, according to the most recent weekly APD crime stats. Last week alone, we saw a 40 percent drop. That’s great news, but we know it’s a constant struggle. We also know that you have a direct role in helping us reduce vehicle larcenies. Remember to never leave anything of value in your car and always lock your windows and doors. GPS units, laptops and purses left behind make for attractive targets for thieves. By removing these and other valuables from your car you can ensure you never become a victim of this opportunistic crime.
Major Christopher Leighty
Commander, Zone 5
One of the main crimes that occurs in NPU M (and across the city) is theft from vehicles. APD has encouraged everyone in the city to remove EVERYTHING from one’s vehicle, regaurdless of value – if there’s nothing in a vehicle, there’s no incentive for someone to break into it. Please see the flyer below, and be sure to clean out your vehicle!
Clean Car Campaign Flyer
Below, please read the agenda for the April 25 general body meeting for NPU M. As always, there may be changes to the agenda prior to the meeting. If there are any missing items please contact our NPU Chair at email@example.com.
NPU-M April 2011 Agenda
Tonight is our monthly Land Use/Executive Committee combined meeting. We meet from 6pm-8pm at the Atlanta Medical Center Health Pavilion, 320 Parkway NE 30312. Upon entering the building, walk straight through the lobby to Auditorium A. You may park in the lot to the south of the building, and you will be provided with an exit token during the meeting. See you tonight!
The Atlanta Police Foundation conducted a telephone survey in January, and they’ve just released the results. Please view the PDF below to see the results.
APF Crime Perception Survey
Tonight is our monthly General Body meeting. 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave 30312. Please remember: you must have attended 3 previous meetings (tonight being the 4th) in the past 12 months to be a voting member of the NPU. The agenda is below:
NPU-M March Agenda
Please see the two documents below, which provide information Atlanta BeltLine’s upcoming public input sessions (and online input forums) and the Atlanta Police Department’s new COPS unit, respectively.
Atlanta BeltLine Public Input
COPS and Tree Cutting