The City of Atlanta’s Department of City Planning will be hosting a 2018 Neighborhood Planning Unity leadership training event at City Hall this weekend. Attendees will learn from city experts on the duties and responsibilities of NPU leaders, city departments and NPU meetings, the Zoning Review Board, the Licenses Review Board, and more.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (check-in at 9am)
Location: Atlanta City Hall – Old Council Chambers (55 Trinity Ave. SW)
If interested, please register here: https://form.jotform.com/80385976492169
More information can be found here.
Atlanta Beltline Partnership will be conducting a service day in Adair Park. This volunteer day is in partnership with Park Pride and Aluma Farm on March 3rd.
From ABP: “Cabot Cheese, the cheese company coop, reached out about providing lunch for a volunteer group and we thought doing a service day with the farm would be a good fit. We are going to have a group helping with their berry planting prep and a group on the BeltLine trail doing trash clean up and invasive removal. We are working with neighbors, Trees Atlanta, and our sister organization Atlanta BeltLine Inc. to get the best work done for the community.”
Below are the details and the registration link. Anyone that’s interested can register here, and can find a map here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alice Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Bruenderman at email@example.com.
More information can be found here.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation is seeking committed volunteers who want to help guide this tenant housing legal advocacy project, and learn about the connections between housing, health, and great schools.
AVLF is committed to assembling a board that represents the diversity of the community and encouraged individuals who are new to community leadership work to apply. They especially sought and continue to seek to include renters and parents in particular. Board members will receive the training necessary to carry out their responsibilities. No prior experience is required.
Please have any interested parties send their completed application to LaKeta Whittaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 16th, so that they may send the applications to board members for review prior to their next meeting. Board description and application is listed here. Resident Advisory Board guidelines are listed here.
At February’s NPU-V meeting, the City of Atlanta’s Planning Office presented a series of “quick fixes” that the city is seeking to implement in support of its zoning ordinance update. Due to the number of questions and concerns brought up by the community, NPU-V members voted to hold a special meeting to discuss the proposed zoning ordinance update and quick fixes.
This special meeting will be held at the Rick McDevitt Youth Center (1040 Crew Street) on Wednesday, February 21st, at 6:30pm.
We will be discussing and voting on whether to support the series of quick fixes proposed by the City of Atlanta.
The document under review and discussion can be found here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/15EFguvAYky6Z7iFCaS5SMESwiyHVOfB8/view?usp=sharing
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
See you next Wednesday!
Join us for our next monthly meeting, which will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center in Mechanicsville from 7-9 pm on Monday, Feb. 12.
And if you didn’t know, the City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government. NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
NPU-V is back on social media! You can find us on Facebook and Twitter under the handle @npuvatl for both platforms.