The agenda for the general membership meeting is now posted to the website.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 2014 General Membership meeting will be held with the NPU M Executive Committee Meeting on Monday May 12, 6:30pm at the Atlanta Medical Center, 320 Parkway Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312.
There will be NO general membership meeting on May 26.
The regular land use meeting has been rescheduled due to last weeks inclement weather. The meeting will be held:
- Wednesday February 19, 2014
- Keller Williams Realty Intown
- 621 North Avenue NE C50
- Atlanta, GA 30308
- Enter through the back/southern entrance of the Southern Dairies complex. Nicole Levine and/or Fiona Sites-Bowen will be there early to help guide people.
Bylaws require 48 hours notice for a meeting. There will be no Executive Committee meeting on this date
Thank you all for sharing your time, your passion, and your ideas! You made Saturday’s retreat a resounding success for Neighborhood Planning Unit M! About 50 neighbors came out from all over our NPU, several from surrounding NPUs (X, V, and Z), an at-large council member took part (Andre Dickens, Post 3), Jay Tribby came from our District 2 council member’s (Kwanza Hall) office, and our District 4 council member (Cleta Winslow) gave $200 to defray costs for the retreat. Several seniors came, several millennials, lots of us in between them in age, and one committee ended with hugs all round between some excited millennials and seniors.
Structure: Each committee discussed possible priorities for the coming year, and the flip charts from those conversations are attached here. Committees will always be open to your input, just like the General Body meetings. Each neighborhood will have one vote on each committee, but any resident, business owner, or organization representative within the NPU M boundary will be heard. The committees will be reporting to and advising the General Body and Executive Committee on issues brought to them by neighbors and the representatives appointed by each neighborhood association. They’ll also be following issues and legislation pending before their respective City Council committees and reporting back to us. Committees will choose their officers soon, and will have a chair, vice chair, and secretary. For more information on our committee structure and operation, our bylaws and rules can be downloaded here. Scroll down for summaries of each committee’s work from the retreat.
How to get involved and stay informed: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can get involved — it’s not all just meetings, there’s lots of ways to be part of making NPU M and our neighborhoods even better. We’ll continue to be in touch by email, our website (npumatlanta.org), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/npumatlanta), and on Twitter (@NPU_M). And be sure to check back here and come to our monthly meetings for more information, too! The fourth Monday of each month, at 6:30 PM, we meet as a General Body of the entire membership — at Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Don’t hesitate to contact us! You can sign up to get our email updates using the tool on our webpage.
Matthew Jones, Vice Chair
NEXT STEPS and committee discussion summaries:
Next meeting: February 25, 5pm at Cosby Spear highrise – 4th Wednesday
- Reduce energy usage by turning light poles off during the day
- Areas of interest
- Street Abandonment
Next meeting: February 12, 7pm at Condesa Coffee
- Title I Funding on Day 1 of school year.
- Hope Hill Playground – Phase I – City Park Playground II & III – APS property
- Superintendent Search
- Allocation of resources – Budgeting
- Centennial Conversion from Public to Charter
- Inman Middle & Grady capacity issues and solutions
- Mentor Program / Parent Involvement
- Elementary School Partnerships i.e. Hope Hill Elementary and Morningside
- Access to APS facilities not in use
- Howard Gym
- Howard Field
- Walden Field
- Meetings with Board of Education Members
- Leslie Grant
- Courtney English
- Cynthia Briscoe-Brown
- John Esteves
- Matt Westmoreland
CD / HR (Community Development and Human Resources)
Next meeting: February 16, 3pm at TBD location
- Temporary shelter for homeless
- Codify process of when to open
- Warming centers
- Atlanta Workforce Development (quarterly reporting)
- Invest Atlanta (quarterly reporting)
- For funding of economic development
- Zoo Atlanta
- Georgia Aquarium
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum
- Atlanta Housing Authority
Next meeting: February 25, 5pm at Cosby Spear highrise – 4th Wednesday
- Street Usage
- Movement of vehicles
- Road Safety / Pedestrian Sidewalks / ADA Compliance
- Repair of Sidewalks
- City streets vs. State routes
- The Gulch / MMPT (Multi-modal Passenger Terminal) – Infrastructure of viaducts
- Transit connections (MARTA / suburban coaches)
- Transit economic stimulus (Streetcar / port of Savannah)
- Bicycle paths
- BeltLine cycle tracks
Committee on Council
Next Meeting: February 24, 5:30pm at Condessa Coffee Shop – 4th Monday
- ½ of committee attending APAB Leadership Training
- “Watchdog” + “Oversight” of council
- Personal passions as a focus
- Meet + Greet with Mary Norwood
- Keep track of council agenda and documentation (disseminate to NPU M committees)
- Recruit from 4th & SAND and Marietta Street Artery
Land Use / Zoning
Next meeting: February 10, 6pm at Atlanta Medical Center Pavilion
- New monthly meeting time TBD (proposed 4th Thursday)
/ Festivals & Permits (back up from city on apps)
- New Zoning Ordinance Process
- Process / Relationships with applicants
- Ordinances on zoning from council
- Set back variances
Next meeting: February 6, 6:30pm at Helene Mills Senior Center
- Sub commitee that does strategy
- Less than 50% of the meeting will be devoted to what has happened in the pass
- Mini task forces – example add camera’s to APD systems
- Analysis and prioritizes social media and compare to APD report ( for example the person’s who home in Auburn area…we should have reached out that person and gotten them a face to face with APD)
- Coordinate and create a relationship with private patrols in NPUM
- Bring all video stream into private to identify who are our offenders
- Fire safety – identify seniors and others that need smoke alarms and batteries – Volunteer outing for time change with Fire Department
- Boulevard and Ralph Mc Gill – kids have to walk around the street to get to school (look at maybe having a patrol to assist)
- Code enforcement – each neighborhood create their own list
- Topic Meeting – Business
- Know your neighbors
- Public Safety around public feeding (code and other violations)
- Connect Land Use to add a list of neighborhood issues and add safety
Please join your neighbors and concerned citizens at the first NPU-M meeting for 2014. The meeting will be held Monday January 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Helene Mills Center located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Read the minutes in the link below from the December 2013 meetings.
- The sections of Atlanta Code of Ordinances that govern NPUs are posted here — some limitations and responsibilities of NPUs are outlined here.
- The committee’s proposal is here, and the committee produced a redline to help compare the proposed changes to the current bylaws. The redline is for convenience of comparing changes but may contain errors. The proposal is the submitted draft and all comments and input should be directed to that.
- Some floor amendments were offered and also tabled.
- The current bylaws are always posted in our About section (check out NPU M boundaries if you’re not sure).
- The City’s Office of Planning provides guidance in their Bylaw Guide — great place to start if you’re not familiar with the purpose of bylaws.
The NPU-M General Body meeting will be held tonight, September 23rd, at the Helene S. Mills Sr. Multipurpose Senior Center at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The meeting starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30pm. We meet monthly on the fourth Monday.
This month’s agenda is available here. The agenda does sometimes change at the last minute – revisions will be posted below. You can also check for revisions at the NPU Schedule page, where the Office of Planning posts each NPU’s agenda, meeting time, and location.
City of Atlanta ordinance requires NPUs to review and submit their bylaws each year. Our review is in process — please, come to the meeting to hear the report and recommendations of the Bylaws Committee. Amendments and approval of the bylaws will be voted on at the October 28th General Body meeting (2013 NPU M Bylaws here; Article IX covers this review and amendment process).
UPDATE: The Bylaws Committee reported at the meeting and introduced its proposed revisions. Motions to consider the committee’s proposed revisions and an amendment were automatically tabled, in compliance with Article IX, Section 1 of our bylaws. These possible revisions to our bylaws will be considered at the next meeting of the General Body of NPU M (October 28th) — please, familiarize yourself with current bylaws and come take part in our neighborhood! Meeting requirements for voting eligibility do not apply to bylaws. Any member of NPU M can take part and vote on bylaws. Come take part!
The NPU-M general meeting will be held Monday February 27, 2012 at the Helene s. Mills Sr. Multipurpose Facility at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
The meeting starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30pm.