Meeting the second Wednesday of each month
Next meeting – June 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Topic “Entertainment Filming Ordinance”
Octane Coffee Shop, Grant Park, 437 Memorial Drive, Suite A5, on the back side of the Jane complex
Questions? Call Amy Stout (404)371-0505 or (404)727-9536
This ordinance was created by the Finance/Executive Committee (particularly as it tries to “minimize the potential inconvenience to Atlanta’s residents and businesses from entertainment production”) and any other pertinent legislation or relevant concerns.
(see attached document)
Check out this video interview with Scavenger Hunt organizer Bobby Sauer courtesy of HomeRuleNews.
Wednesday, May 1st
Please note change of date!**
Game-X is the newest addition to our downtown neighborhood, brought to us by the renowned restaurant group, Legacy Restaurant Partners. Featuring great American “fast-casual” food and a creative cocktail menu, Game-X also offers a vast selection of bottled microbrews. Game-X is the evolution of social gaming with over 60 of today’s most exciting games. Beyond nostalgia for the wonder of childhood, adults and children will revel in the latest in Gaming and explore the limits of technology and skill. High tech and high fun make Game-X the perfect family or corporate outing of the future – today!
Game-X will provide complimentary appetizers and game play.
A cash bar will offer drink specials.
Attendees can order off the full kitchen menu.
Game-X is located at 275 Baker St NW – the corner of Baker Street and Luckie Street, below Legal Seafoods and Ventana’s, in the Hilton Garden Inn building across from the Georgia Aquarium.
** The date was changed so ADNA members can attend the city License & Review Board hearing where the alcohol license for Fox Market on South Broad Street will be discussed. Please attend in a big show of support for our community and uphold public safety that meeting:
Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue
2nd floor committee room on Tuesday, May 7 at 5pm
ADNA is proud to present the 5th Annual DOWNTOWN ATLANTA SCAVENGER HUNT on Saturday May 18th, brought to you by Legacy Restaurant Partners. Win $500 CASH!! The event starts at Park Bar across from Centennial Olympic Park. Entry is only $20 per person.
Click here for more details.
Downtown Neighbors – traffic is going to be a challenge this weekend as over 100,000 visitors arrive for the Final Four, Big Dance Concert Series, and other events. ADNA has developed a placard to place in the window of your vehicle to help you get around. Please note that this is not an official document, and make sure the address on your ID matches your downtown address.
Also, Park Avenue West north of Centennial Olympic Park is accessible only to residents who display the placard provided by their building.
Check it out:
- The Atlanta Police Department is seeking participants for the Citizens Police Academy. As the Department strives for transparency in its operations, the Citizens Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens of Atlanta on the operations of the Department while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance police and community relations. more…
In June 2012, an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the City of Atlanta’s costly payouts to pedestrians injured after falling on broken sidewalks or other damaged infrastructure. The city’s sidewalk regulations — which make property owners financially responsible for paying for repairs to abutting sidewalks–are a big part of the problem. “We have not taken the step toward being the big bad city and forcing payment,” Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza told the reporter.
Complaints about broken sidewalks continued to increase. In response, Public Works tried to enforce the ordinance. In early February, it mailed letters to 93 households notifying property owners of broken sidewalks, estimating repair costs, and asking for a response within 15 days.
The letters angered Councilmember Carla Smith, who represents a neighborhood where 26 households received letters. At the February Sidewalk Task Force meeting, she accused Public Works of a conspiracy against her people and called for a moratorium.
Yet for years Smith has opposed amending the ordinance. “If we were to change the legislation,” she told the East Atlanta Patch in February, “that would mean immediately, the city would have to go out and fix the sidewalks. There’s no easy solution.”
PEDS believes it’s past time for Atlanta’s officials to make tough decisions. It’s also past time to fix the sidewalks. Atlanta’s pedestrians deserve better than a pretend program.
PEDS CEO Sally Flocks chairs one of the Sidewalk Task Force’s subcommittees. At the February Sidewalk Task Force meeting, her presentation identified numerous barriers to using the existing sidewalk ordinance to fund sidewalk maintenance. It also recommended solutions.These include:
Developing a proactive inventory of sidewalk conditions
Creating weighted formulas that enable the City to prioritize repairs
Using a two-pronged approach of repair and replacement
Providing dedicated funding for sidewalk repairs
Applying consistent funding methods.
Please ask your City Council representatives to amend the sidewalk ordinance. Sidewalks are public assets, just like the streets. The City should dedicate tax dollars to repair both.
PEDS is eager to organize walking tours in each of the City Council districts. To do so, we need help planning routes and spreading the word. Please contact us if you’re willing to volunteer.