by Robin Kemp
Here’s a quick roundup of stories for your Monday morning:
Forest Park City Council 6 p.m. via Zoom
The Forest Park City Council meets tonight via Zoom. Citizens have until 12 noon to submit public comments at www.slido.com using the event code 081720. On the agenda (in two parts): an update on COVID-19, the city manager’s update, a Georgia Lottery presentation, a discussion of the Forest Park Investment District from Economic Development Director Bruce Abraham, a presentation by Social Science Research Group, Inc., another by InterDev‘s Ashley Smith, and a discussion of city wi-fi hotspots by Councilwoman Kimberly James.
The meeting is being held on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938217562?pwd=M1ZDei85VkJ3R3ByS0poUVBTUTE5QT09
with the password 393449.
You also can dial in at (301) 715-8592 and enter the meeting or webinar ID 849 3821 7562 and the password 393449.
More updates shortly. Please check back and refresh your browser page to see the updates!
Election Board meets Tuesday, Aug. 18
The Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration meets online Tuesday, Aug, 18 to certify the results of the Aug. 11 School Board runoff between incumbent Judy Johnson and challenger Sabrina Hill. According to election results, it appears that Hill won 280 to 225,a margin of 55 votes, with Hill taking 55.45 percent to Johnson’s 44.55 percent.
Citizens may submit public comments online; we’ll update when we clarify the link with the Elections office.
Tell Aerotropolis Atlanta what you think
Aerotropolis Atlanta is about to hold its second round of public meetings about the Greenway Plan, which would bring 350 miles of Beltline-like connected pathways to Clayton County and the Southern Crescent, including a 15-mile ring around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Six Southern Crescent cities and Clayton County won grant money from the Atlanta Regional Commission “to develop site plans and engineering concepts for a model mile in their community.” These projects, or Model Miles, were identified as priorities, according to the Sizemore Group’s draft study from 2018. Each city has a session coming up soon:
- East Point: Aug 24, 1 p.m.
- Clayton County: Aug. 26, 2 p.m.
- Hapeville: Aug. 26, 4 p.m.
- Forest Park: Aug. 27, 1 p.m.
- Union City: Aug. 27, 3 p.m.
- South Fulton: Aug. 28, 1 p.m.
- Atlanta: Sept. 9, 6 p.m.
You can attend virtually or give input via the project’s Social PinPoint websites about the interactive mapping tool, take a survey on “key issues and opportunities,” and learn more about future public feedback opportunities.
Visit https://aeroatl.org/special-projects/aeroatl-greenway-model-mile/ for each meeting’s Zoom link, meeting codes, and call-in numbers.
To check out videos and read quick summaries of the first round of meetings, visit https://aeroatl.org/public-meetings-1/
See the plans at https://sites.google.com/view/aeroatlgreenway/documents