Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The  nation is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  Everyone is encouraged to practice safe healthy habits. Face mask or a covering for the mouth is now encouraged for everyone out in public, especially if unable to maintain safe distances of 6 feet or more. Additional practices include the following: 

  • washing hands frequently for 20 seconds
  • using a 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not  possible, 
  • covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • cleaning surfaces that you touch frequently and 
  • practicing social distancing when possible by remaining six feet away from individuals. 

Please stay at home if ill and seek appropriate medical care when necessary.

For up to date information, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the  Georgia Department of Public Health 

Vote 2020: Early Voting for Special Election Runoff July 20-August 7

There will be a General Primary, Nonpartisan, and Special Election Runoff on Tuesday, August 11th. 

Early voting begins Monday, July 20 to Friday, August 7th from 8:30a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also vote early on Saturday, July 25 and Saturday, August 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Who’s on the Ballot? Sample Ballots

Find your registration details on GA’s My Voter Page

Click here for Fulton County voting locations information.

Register to Vote

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Hendricks MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer Hendricks Center Hill

Jeffrey and Beverly Hendricks are long-time residents of the Center Hill Community.  Mrs. Beverly Hendricks moved to the Center Hill Community as a child. When Jennifer’s parents married, they maintained the house and raised Jennifer and her brother at the same residence, where the family currently resides. Mrs. Hendricks attended Frederick Douglass High School, where Jennifer was an outstanding student. 

Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and at Mercer University where she completed her Masters degree in Public Health. Dr. Hendricks received her Medical Degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine, May 2020. Her future plans at this point includes completing a residency in Macon, GA in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The Center Hill Community congratulates Dr. Jennifer Hendricks for her accomplishments and send its best wishes for her continued success in the future. 

CHNA Meeting Minutes 6-4-2020

   Meeting called to order at 6:31 PM by President Rolanda Powell

    II.          Agenda approved by majority vote

  III.        Minutes approved and read

IV.        President’s Report was given by Ms. Powell

A.  In light of current events, Ms. Powell encouraged all Center Hill residents to keep open lines of communication with each other, find productive outlets for channeling emotions and aim to simply be “good neighbors” to one another.

B.   Ms. Powell encouraged discussion around increasing community engagement on social media platforms. It was suggested that we create a poll to gain feedback on slogans for the forthcoming CHNA t-shirts as well as creating weekly or monthly FB opportunities for giveaways.

C.  Ms. Powell shared updates regarding three Center Hill households who have volunteered to post a book exchange box in their yard. Details to come regarding how this will be implemented.

          V.            Report of the Committees:

At this time, we are still in need of leadership for various committees. President Powell provided an overview of the committees as well as which ones have a vacant chair position.

A.      Beautification- No report

B.      Communications- If you have stories, old photographs or other info to share that provides some historical context on our neighborhood, please share with Jason so that we can find the proper space for it on our website https://centerhillatl.com/. Additoinally, community member Mike Abebe has offered to purchase 100 t-shirts and donate them to CHNA. It was suggested that all current members receive one t-shirt for free and moving forward, be included with 1 year payment of dues. Final t-shirt design and color to be determined.

C.       Entertainment-  No report

D.      Environmental- Ben Norman (chair), provided notes regarding the most recent Center Hill park walkthrough and much-needed improvements (bike rack, torn banner, drainage problems, repaired lights, better access between zones, etc.) Residents are encouraged to document our requests via the appropriate city channels in hopes of getting funds to rehabilitate the park grounds. It was also suggested that we explore working in conjunction with neighborhood businesses with interest in contributing to the overhaul and upkeep.

E.      Public Safety- no report

F.    Zoning- No report

G.   Finance- Balance to date of CHNA treasury is $382. Erin (treasurer) provided a reminder of the due amount per household and encouraged support.

        VI.            Announcements-

A.     NPU-J will resume monthly meetings this week. Regarding CHNA, Rolanda suggested creating a survey to gauge residents thoughts on hosting in-person meetings at Salem Bible Church, or outdoors in a public park space while observing social distancing practices.

B.      Residents were encouraged to complete the U.S. Census, participate in voting at their designated polling place and save the date for the July 26th drive-in movie at Salem Bible Church hosted by Rolanda Powell and Councilmen Dustin Hillis.

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 PM

Submitted by Erin Nickson

Treasurer

CHNA Meeting Minutes 5-7-20

  1. Meeting called to order at 6:31 PM by President Rolanda Powell
  2. Agenda approved by majority vote
  3. Minutes approved and read
  4. President’s Report was given by Ms. Powell 
    1. Ms. Powell requested household participation in supporting multiple neighborhood library boxes. These boxes would be placed in the yard of participating neighbors and stocked with books offered up by community residents. Three neighbors have expressed interest thus far (Antonio, Tre’Chic and Timaley).
    2. The official Center Hill Neighborhood Association website is live and available at centerhillatl.com. Thank you to committee chair Jason for seeing this project through completion.
    3. Special Guest, Councilmember Dustin Hillis: Councilmember Hillis thanked Center Hill residents for their support of efforts to bring crosswalks to DLH and participating in the pedestrian count months ago. Councilmember Hillis plans to reach out to GDOT for an updated timeline for completion since the original February 2021 date might have changed in light of recent events. Crosswalks were slated to be installed at Woods Drive, Center Hill Ave and S. Eugenia. Councilmember Hillis is also working to get a MARTA shelter stop at DLH and Cedar, but this would require the consent of the property owner. The roadwork on Baker Rd should be wrapping up soon; the next phase will see road interruptions along Commodore. Georgia Power will begin infrastructure upgrades to include placement of new power grids that will reduce the number of outages experienced in our community. Fire station 22 needs a projected $1 million in upgrades; a new location is being proposed at Hollywood and N. Eugenia. Councilmember Hillis can be reached at drhillis@atlga.gov or 404-623-4903
    4. Special Guest, Councilmember Antonio Brown: Councilmember Brown’s office was represented by Perrin Bostic. Councilmember Brown secured a deal with gourmet meals to supply 15,000 meals to 27 senior facilities and worked to ensure students in his district have access to wifi during the pandemic. Superintendent. Carstarphen and APS provided a chromebook to each student that reached out with a demonstrated need. Councilmember Brown hosted a Taco Tuesday food event where attendees also received detergent and PPE gear. Two mobile COVID-19 testing events are confirmed in the general area: Vine City and Dixie Hills. Registration is preferred over walk-ups and they’re working with MARTA to reassess cut bus routes so that district 3 residents can get to work safely. Councilmember Brown is also working to provide rental assistance to those in need and supporting legislation that would make that loans granted from the business continuity fund forgivable.
  5. Report of the Committees:
    At this time, we are still in need of leadership for various committees. President Powell provided an overview of the committees as well as which ones have a vacant chair position.
    1. Beautification- No report
    2. Communications- If you have stories, old photographs or other info to share that provides some historical context on our neighborhood, please share with Jason so that we can find the proper space for it on our website.
    3. Entertainment- Antonio Rolle has volunteered to host a Netflix watch party for residents of Center Hill. Details will be shared via FB and email once confirmed.
    4. Environmental- Ben Norman (chair) has established the Friends of Center Hill Park and scheduled a neighborhood walk through the park this Saturday. Time and meeting spot to be determined.
    5. Public Safety- Special Guest, Uzma Khan. In light of COVID-19 concerns Ms. Khan shared info regarding reputable resources for information such as cdc.gov and dph.ga.gov. Good Samaritan health clinic has a free COVID-19 help line, while the Pink Coat Coalition offers free COVID-19 counseling every Thursday evening via their FB page. In light of Georgia’s partial opening, frequent hand washing and the use of face coverings is encouraged. For additional questions, Ms. Khan can be reached at 678-779-3912.
    6. Zoning- No report
    7. Finance- Balance to date of CHNA treasury is $382. Erin (treasurer) provided a reminder of the due amount per household and encouraged support.
  1. Announcements- 
    1. NPU-J will meet at Anderson Park ballpark on May 26th at 7:00 PM. This general body, socially distant meeting will allow for revision of the bylaws to allow virtual meetings.
    2. Presidential primary and MOST tax moved to June 9th. Early voting: May 18th – June 5th. MOST: 1 cent sale tax meant to fund capital projects like the sewer line/EPA mandated updated for dept. of watershed. If MOST passes, the costs associated with these updates are spread across everyone that spends money within the boundaries of the city of Atlanta. 

Adjourned 7:26 PM

Submitted by Erin Nickson
Treasurer

Atlanta Community Food Bank Helping During COVID-19

Atlanta Community Food Bank Logo

With the additional challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, Atlanta Community Food Bank is actively adapting to continue keeping meals on the tables of seniors, children and families across Atlanta.

If you are in need of food assistance, you can visit their COVID-19 Help Map to find a food distribution point near you: https://www.acfb.org/covid-19-help-map

If you are a resident to Center Hill, these local locations are listed as distribution points as of this writing.

Don’t forget, ACFB is accepting monetary and food donations. Donate Here

Please contact the agency by phone for hours and operational details prior to arriving.

Sunshine Community Brotherhood Foundation-Atlanta – Food Bank Partner Agencies open to the public
2283 Baker Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-564-1466

Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church – Food Bank Partner Agencies open to the public
291 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-799-7288

Collins Memorial UMC – Food Bank Partner Agencies open to the public
2220 Bolton Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-794-5842

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church – Food Bank Partner Agencies open to the public
200 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-753-6172

Douglass High School – School Pantry
225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Grocery pick-up available on Fridays for students within Atlanta Public Schools School District.

Kipp Ways Summer Program – GA DECAL Meal Site
840 Carter Street
Atlanta, GA 30314
Kipp Ways Summer Program is serving meals Monday – Friday for children 18 and younger during the following times:
Lunch 12 pm – 2 pm
PM Snack 12 pm – 2 pm

For more information, you can text FINDFOOD to 888-972-2232 to locate food distributors in your area.

CHNA Meeting Minutes 3-5-20

  1. Meeting called to order at 6:30 PM by President Rolanda Powell
  2. Agenda approved by majority vote
  3. Minutes approved and read
  4. President’s Report was given by Ms. Powell 
    1. By a general body vote, the leadership of the various NPU-J neighborhoods agreed to allocate $3,000 for reflective neighborhood house number signs for seniors (62 yrs). Each neighborhood will get an equal number of signs. Each sign will be personalized to neighborhood and neighborhood will be responsible for distribution.
  5. Report of the Committees:
    At this time, we are still in need of leadership for various committees. President Powell provided an overview of the committees as well as which ones have a vacant chair position.
    1. Beautification- No report
    2. Communications- Jason Davis (chair) provided screenshots and overview of neighborhood website tabs. The agreed upon domain name will be centerhillatl.com and should be on-line by next meeting. The association will look into partnering with real estate agents  selling homes in the area to pre-pay the association dues for their client or buy them a CH swag kit to include t shirts, yard signs and two year membership. Neighborhood business owner Mike Abebe agreed to sponsor 100 CHNA t-shirts w/ logo. 
    3. Entertainment- No report
    4. Environmental- Ben Norman (chair) has established the Friends of Center Hill Park. Ben suggested CHNA residents work in conjunction with Park Pride, whose aim is to help communities activate their park via fundraising activities, providing access to grants, training/resources, tool rental and ability to work under their 501c3 umbrella to accept charitable giving. Ben donated the $50 to officially create a Friends of Center Hill Park and needs support from neighbors. Center Hill park is 46 acres and ripe for development (dog parks, senior exercise machines, walking trails, connection to baseball park in Center Hill. Ben suggested that this committee work with designated city designer to draw up architectural sketch of wish list, understanding that sometimes the Path Foundation will absorb the cost for a redesign.
  1. Zoning-

2481 DLH- Mike Abebe- variance has already been approved w/ contingencies. Mr. Abebe presented his plan for a 100% affordable, 108 unit, 5 story senior residence. Parking is usually underutilized, so the variance request is to remove 5 parking spaces and increase more green space. Ground breaking should take place in May. The 30 million project should take 15 months to complete. The project will include 103 1 bedroom units and 5 2 bedroom units with the 1 bedroom projected to rent at $700/month. Mr. Abebe has already requested an extension to update the property in 15 years so that it will stay affordable for 30 years. 

The plan received Center Hill approval by majority vote.

1576 DLH- Grove Theater- Plans are in place to rezone in order to add an additional building to the footprint. The 300-500 occupant performance space will be built with support and partnership from the Fox Theatre. Grove Theatre received a $100,000 grant for a new roof, but plans also include retail options such as a coffee shop. Performances will be cost appropriate for the respective neighborhood in order to encourage attendance and support accessibility. 

  1. Finance- Balance to date of CHNA treasury is $379. Erin (treasurer) provided a reminder of the due amount per household and encouraged support.
  1. Announcements- 
    1. NPU-J mtg March 24th @ Frederick Douglas High School
    2. NPU Co-ed Kickball League- Deadline to sign up is March 27th. Contact Jennifer McIntosh chair@npuatlanta.org to register. No cost. 18 years or older.
    3. CHNA committee and exec board mtg- March 18th– Time TBD

Adjourned 7:21 PM

Submitted by Erin Nickson
Treasurer

CHNA Meeting Minutes 2-6-20

  1. Meeting Called to Order by Vice President, Ms. Addie Calhoun at 6:35 PM. 
  2. Agenda approved by majority vote. 
  3. Minutes approved as read by Consultant Chris Bartlett. 
  4. Consultant Chris Bartlett oversaw report of committees:
    1. Beautifcation: Discussion was held around the aims of the beautification committee. Tre’Chic Graham volunteered to oversee this committee and will begin soliciting support of neighbors to join her already established neighborhood clean-up efforts. During discussion, Ms. Graham also made note of safety concerns due to increased gunshots in our area. NPU J President Keona Jones advised residents of the new major at APD and suggested each neighborhood send a representative to meet with him and discuss their specific concerns.
    2. Communication: Communications Chair, Jason Davis, shared updates on website progress. Jason requested participation from neighbors by providing history/stories of their Center Hill experience. Jason also plans to update the website to include info regarding strategic partners and things to do. The goal is to have the website up and running within 1-2 months.
    3. Vacant Committees: Chris Bartlett provided general overview of the education, entertainment/events, environmental and public safety committees and asked all neighbors in attendance to consider volunteering their time to lead a committee.
    4. Zoning: Chris Bartlett provided update on the importance of active participation in the zoning committee. As it relates, Chris shared updates on the development of Bankhead Seafood which includes plans to include patio seating and the need for a zoning variance to address parking concerns. To reintroduce Bankhead Seafood to the community, a food truck event is planned for next month. Chris also shared info regarding the “Old Citgo” located at the Hollywood/DLH split. This property has changed hands recently, and the new ownership has signed the “Community Benefits Business Agreement’ with NPU J- committing them to becoming involved in the respective neighborhood associations, PTAs, etc and proactively hire/train from within.
    5. Misc: Residents expressed concern over blight/old food at the corner store located at DLH and James Jackson. Residents were encouraged to document obvious hazards with the appropriate regulatory agencies (Code Enforecement, Dept. of Health)
  5. New Business: 
    1. Allen Holmes, of Councilman Dustin Hillis’ office, was in attendance and shared information regarding the DEV (Disabled, elderly, veterans) Legislation program aimed at stopping predatory reporting of homes that seniors refuse to sell for code violations. Their office is aiming to connect residents with resources to assist with lawn care, painting, etc via a grant of $250K. Allen Holmes shared info regarding the Georgia HOPE grant which enables non-degree holders to get a free certification in skilled trades (HVAC, plumbing, computer programming) via training at Atlanta Technical College. Residents encouraged the office to be conscious of barriers residents may find to completing the application (internet access, computer literacy, etc.) and asked their office to consider hosting computer literacy classes for seniors as well. Regarding Code Enforcement, Councillman Hillis’ office is pushing for an increase in pay for building inspectors. Demolition of blighted properties can’t begin without a proper inspection, but the city of Atlanta is losing qualified inspectors for higher paying markets. 
    2. Treasurer, Erin Nickson, provided an overview of the account to date. The balance in the CHNA treasury was $379, which included $34 collected at the February meeting.  
    3. Voting was held for all officers within CHNA. Results: Rolanda Powell (President), Addie Calhoun (Vice President), Erin Nickson (Treasurer), Secretary (VACANT), Historian (VACANT), Consultant (Chris Bartlett). 
    4. Chris Bartlett introduced the CHNA volunteer form once again. This form is to be used when identifying neighbors interested in serving in some capacity without chairing an committee. Chris Bartlett provided detailed review of the CHNA neighborhood development plan. This report included detailed information regarding parcels of land that should be of interest to CHNA as they are ripe for development, as well as information regarding our major revenue producers located with CHNA boundaries. Mr. Bartlett will continue to fine tune this plan and keep members of CHNA apprised of his findings and solicit feedback when needed. Thomas Nickson volunteered to work alongside Chris on this project.
    5. Misc: Residents expressed concern over blight/old food at the corner store located at DLH and James Jackson. Residents were encouraged to document obvious hazards with the appropriate regulatory agencies (Code Enforecement, Dept. of Health)
  6. New Business: 
    1. Allen Holmes, of Councilman Dustin Hillis’ office, was in attendance and shared information regarding the DEV (Disabled, elderly, veterans) Legislation program aimed at stopping predatory reporting of homes that seniors refuse to sell for code violations. Their office is aiming to connect residents with resources to assist with lawn care, painting, etc via a grant of $250K. Allen Holmes shared info regarding the Georgia HOPE grant which enables non-degree holders to get a free certification in skilled trades (HVAC, plumbing, computer programming) via training at Atlanta Technical College. Residents encouraged the office to be conscious of barriers residents may find to completing the application (internet access, computer literacy, etc.) and asked their office to consider hosting computer literacy classes for seniors as well. Regarding Code Enforcement, Councillman Hillis’ office is pushing for an increase in pay for building inspectors. Demolition of blighted properties can’t begin without a proper inspection, but the city of Atlanta is losing qualified inspectors for higher paying markets. 
    2. Treasurer, Erin Nickson, provided an overview of the account to date. The balance in the CHNA treasury was $379, which included $34 collected at the February meeting.  
    3. Voting was held for all officers within CHNA. Results: Rolanda Powell (President), Addie Calhoun (Vice President), Erin Nickson (Treasurer), Secretary (VACANT), Historian (VACANT), Consultant (Chris Bartlett). 
    4. Chris Bartlett introduced the CHNA volunteer form once again. This form is to be used when identifying neighbors interested in serving in some capacity without chairing an committee. Chris Bartlett provided detailed review of the CHNA neighborhood development plan. This report included detailed information regarding parcels of land that should be of interest to CHNA as they are ripe for development, as well as information regarding our major revenue producers located with CHNA boundaries. Mr. Bartlett will continue to fine tune this plan and keep members of CHNA apprised of his findings and solicit feedback when needed. Thomas Nickson volunteered to work alongside Chris on this project.
  7. Announcements: 
    1. Rhoda Brawner shared info regarding available grants to fund various initiatives. Rhoda shared this information with the respective members of the CHNA executive board for review/consideration.

Adjournment: 7:35 PM

Submitted by Erin Nickson
Treasurer

CHNA Meeting Minutes 11-7-19

  1. Meeting Called to Order by President, Ms. Rolanda Powell at 6:38 PM. 
  2. Purpose and mission statement read by President Powell
  3. Reading of October meeting minutes by President Powell
  4. Minutes approved as read by President. 
  5. President’s Report was given by Ms. Powell 
    1. President Powell shared info about the “Fireside Chat” with Clifford “T.I.” Harris at Georgia Tech. Questions from the general audience were not allowed, as they were predetermined from APS school students. CHNA membership will continue exploring alternative ways to engage Mr. Harris in the development of Center Hill.
    2. President Powell shared an update to the October 15th meeting focused on addressing the DLH corridor and safety concerns as they relate to all communities along the route in advance of the November 19th meeting. The DLH Transportation Safety Pre-Community meeting was attended by residents from 6 NPU’s, Andre Dickinson, Sheila Jones and Senator Horacina Tate among others. A request was made during this meeting to have access to the data/reports in advance of GDOT/MARTA townhall scheduled for Nov 19th. During this update, several JBM Tower residents stated that Ms. Williams confirmed for them that a request for a traffic calming light had been approved, but the date of installation was unknown. CHNA leadership will work to get additional information regarding GDOT timeline and official results of pedestrian study.
  6. Report of the Committees:
    At this time, we are still in need of leadership for various committees. President Powell provided an overview of the committees as well as which ones have a vacant chair position.
    1. Zoning Committee
    2. Communications Committee
      1. The Center Hill Neighborhood Association logo, designed by our communications committee chair, was revealed to the general body. A brief explanation of the characteristics in the design were provided as context as well as news regarding the creation of a CHNA website.
    3. Education Committee
    4. Environmental Committee
    5. Public Safety Committee
    6. Finance Committee
      1. Treasurer, Erin Nickson, shared the status of the CHNA bank account. Balance to date after funds collected during November meeting is $345.
    7. Entertainment/Events Committee
    8. Beautification Committee
    9. New Business: 
      1. Due to the attendance at the November meeting, a motion was made and carried to postpone election of officers until the next general body meeting.
      2. Rolanda provided an introduction of the volunteer form as well as well as voting ballot  and how it will be used when appointing committee chairs.   
  7. Announcements: 
    1. President Powell made a plea for CHNA members to begin attending the NPU-J meetings. NPU-J Meeting: Fourth Tuesday of each month- 7:00 PM at Frederick Douglas High School
    2. Consultant, Chris Bartlett provided extensive information regarding the work he’s conducting on developing the CHNA business plan. This report included detailed information regarding parcels of land that should be of interest to CHNA as they are ripe for development, as well as information regarding our major revenue producers located with CHNA boundaries. Mr. Bartlett will continue to fine tune this plan and keep members of CHNA apprised of his findings and solicit feedback when needed.

Adjournment: 7:35 PM

Submitted by Erin Nickson
Treasurer

Could this be the answer to one of Atlanta’s most dangerous streets?

Center Hill Neighborhood with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Since the tragic crash on Donald Lee Hollowell (DLH) with 14-year old Jermaine “JJ” Wallace, it’s hard to drive the stretch without thinking about the loss of a community member. The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly difficult and challenging for the entire Center Hill Neighborhood community. My heart and prayers go out to the Wallace family as we mourn Jermaine’s life and the unrealized potential of what could have been.

While this is a heart-wrenchingly painful time for the entire Center Hill Neighborhood community, I am overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from leaders all over the city.

I was pleased to receive support from many organizations from outside of the Center Hill Neighborhood like the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition who were greatly saddened to hear of the crash that killed Jermaine and they wanted to do something to support my efforts to make Hollowell safer. I have also solicited input from a broad range of individuals and groups with various perspectives and will continue to do so.

Within the wake of Jermaine’s death, I’ve researched traffic calming measures that will make DLH a safer corridor for all residents of Center Hill but one solution has caught my eye- the “Imagine Memorial Drive” project. Similar to DLH, Memorial Drive functions more like a highway than a street that connects neighborhoods. At the time, Memoria Drive was a four-lane road, fast and hilly with no center turn lane. According to the Georgia Department of Transporation, there had been 1,000 crashes in the past five years on Memorial Drive. They had serious crashes almost every day somewhere on the corridor and people were getting fed up.

In 2017, two women were killed within 6 months of each other on a half-mile stretch. It took about two years, but neighbors came together and in 2019 they were able to convince GDOT to install a “road diet” which converted two inside lanes into a center turn lane, and adding some signalized crossings.

The Imagine Memorial Drive Project is a proven strategy that could be used on Hollowell so this tragedy doesn’t happen again. The biggest thing is slowing down cars and changing how the road is designed has the biggest effect. Lowering the speed limit can lower speeding as well. In light of this discussion, Center Hill’s name will be added to the list of speed limit speed limit reduction support.

Another positive component to the project’s success was the support from the adjacent neighborhoods who organized in support of changes. I want to encourage all neighbors in NPU-J to support the changes in the days and weeks to come.

I also think it’s important to remember that Atlanta’s Westside has its own unique set of challenges and we will explore all possible solutions to making our roads safe here. In addition to advocating for lower speed limits, it is also important that we have a presence in the city level as well. This fall, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is seeking to connect neighborhood leaders with GDOT to call for safer state routes and I will be there to share my thoughts during this meeting.

I have no doubt that we can continuously improve the neighborhood environment of our entire community for new to legacy residents, the young and beyond and I look forward to working together with you to do so! Together, we will get through this. We are one Atlanta.