Thursday, February 21, 2013
His website says he's previously run for state senator, Public Service commissioner and lieutenant governor.
Al Bartell is running for mayor of Atlanta in November, according to his website. Incumbent Mayor Kasim Reed announced last fall he'll seek a second term. Chef Paul Luna also says he's running. Bartell's website says he actually announced his candidacy in November 2010. He calls himself an independent candidate, saying the two-party system hasn't solved any of Atlanta's problems. According to his website, Bartell, 57, grew up in Pamplico, S.C., and graduated from St. Leo University. He says he's previously run for state senator, Public Service commissioner and lieutenant governor.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Department of Watershed Management has proposed revisions to the Post‐Development Stormwater Management Ordinance to promote the use of Green Infrastructure techniques on new and redevelopment projects in the City.
Friday, January 25
The Department of Watershed Management is seeking the public’s input on proposed changes to the City’s Stormwater Ordinance. Stakeholders who wish to read the proposed ordinance and the summary of revisions can access both documents here. Ordinance 12-O-1761 is on the agenda for the January 29, 2013 City Utilities Committee meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013. PROPOSAL The Department of Watershed Management has proposed revisions to the Post‐Development Stormwater Management Ordinance to promote the use of Green Infrastructure techniques on new and redevelopment projects in the City, and …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Since Atlanta’s new residential recycling program was launched in October, recycling tonnage has increased 23 percent.
The City of Atlanta's Office of Solid Waste Services will provide collection services as follows for the upcoming week as a result of Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day national holiday. Collections will be delayed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows: - Monday collections will occur on Tuesday - Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday - Wednesday Collections will occur on Thursday - Thursday collections will occur on Friday The Office of Solid Waste Services Customer Service Call Center can be reached at (404) 330-6333 Monday - Thursday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm. For emergencies after normal business hours, please call (404) 227-3520. Meanwhile, Cartlanta, the City of Atlanta’s new residential recycling …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The customer service survey, which will be ongoing through the Spring of 2013, is for any Atlanta resident or visitor who has had a recent interaction with City of Atlanta employees or services.
The City of Atlanta wants to hear from you! Unhappy with your City services or see a need for change? Let the City know. Mayor Kasim Reed and the City of Atlanta recently launched a new customer service survey for any Atlanta resident or visitor who has had a recent interaction with City of Atlanta employees or services. This move underscores Mayor Reed’s continuing commitment to strive for best-in-class customer service. “Residents and visitors alike should expect the highest level of customer service from the City of Atlanta government,” said Mayor Reed in a release. “I encourage people to go to our website, fill out our customer service survey and provide candid feedback on your experience. We want to be the best at providing …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A new round of the 'Love Your Block' program is underway as the city will be awarding $60,000 worth of neighborhood improvement grants over the next several months.
Want to start that community garden you've been dreaming of? Or paint that mural and plant that tree? Maybe build that bench or clean that blighted lot? Last year, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed launched the 'Love Your Block' initiative and challenged city residents to develop and execute their own neighborhood beautification projects. Twenty-seven individuals and civic groups answered the call to action, received their grants and contributed their time in helping beautify the city. A new round of the Love Your Block program is underway as the city will be awarding $60,000 worth of neighborhood improvement grants over the next several months. The $1,000 mini-grants are available to any resident or community organization to apply for, but …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday's recycling event comes just a few weeks after Mayor Kasim Reed announced that Atlanta had been awarded a $25,000 grant to engage volunteers in the city’s recycling initiative.
In celebration of America Recycles Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works will host a one-day textile recycling event at the front entrance to City Hall, located at 55 Trinity Avenue. See here for other America Recycles Day events scheduled for in and around Midtown in the coming days. The Department of Public Works event is for city residents and employees and will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the items accepted include: • Clothing, Shoes, Belts • Bedding (sheets and pillow cases) and Towels • Stuffed Toys • Carpet and Fabric Scraps Other City of Atlanta recycling drop-off locations for: Cardboard (large amounts): • Lakewood Substation, 128 Claire Drive, SE • Liddell Substation, 1540 Northside…
Monday, November 5, 2012
New 96-gallon carts a key component of the City’s sustainability plan and its long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020
City of Atlanta residents who reside in single-family households in the Northeast quadrant of the city are scheduled to begin receiving their new 96-gallon recycling carts beginning later this week. This includes several Midtown Patch neighborhoods including Midtown, Ansley Park, and Sherwood Forest. The delivery to Northeast quadrant residents is scheduled to run Nov. 9-27. Southwest quadrant residents began receiving their carts on Oct. 15. Southeast quadrant residents will receive theirs Nov. 28 – Dec. 21, while Northwest quadrant residents, including those on the westside and in neighborhoods such as Home Park and Loring Heights, will receive theirs Dec. 26 – Jun. 17. Officials say the carts are being delivered at a rate of 1,000 per …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Mayor Kasim Reed says expanded residential recycling is central to Atlanta’s plan to become a top tier city for sustainability
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Flanked by several blue 96-gallon curbside recycling carts last week, Mayor Kasim Reed announced an aggressive expansion of the City’s residential recycling program. Beginning October 15, the City of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 66,000 households, at the rate of one thousand per day. The citywide distribution of carts is a key component of the City’s sustainability plan, Power to Change, which has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020, among other measures. The City of Atlanta’s recycling program is managed by the Department of Public Works and serves 95,000 households. The new 96-gallon recycling carts will replace residents’ current 18-gallon recycling bins, allowing for more …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
City to pay former police recruit denied officer position because of HIV status
The City of Atlanta will pay a HIV-positive police recruit a settlement fee of $250,000 to resolve an almost four-year long discrimination lawsuit. Lambda Legal, which bases its Southern Regional Office in Midtown, made the announcement Wednesday involving the case of an anonymous recruit, who said he was denied employment because of his HIV status and that City doctors violated his privacy. "We are glad that the City of Atlanta has moved to right its wrong," Greg Nevins, supervising senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal's Midtown office, said in a news release. Nevins was co-counsel in Lambda Legal's 2010 Atlanta Eagle bar raid case against the APD that ultimately cost the City nearly $2.7 million in attorney fees and settlements. "We …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Project support is available for individual artists, arts organizations and community organizations planning to complete artistic works in the city the next 12 months.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs invites nonprofit organizations and individual artists to apply to the 2012-2013 Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) program. The CAS program awards grants in the following areas of artistic and cultural services: production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support. The application deadline for regular funding categories (Major Arts Organizations, Arts Organizations, Artist Projects and Emerging Artist Award) is Aug. 27, 2012. Here's a list of last year's grantees. New CAS program applicants are required to attend an upcoming application workshop. See here for more information. The Office of Cultural Affairs seeks to support programs that educate and expose the public to a …