Archive for March, 2011
Once every three months, the Atlanta BeltLine Team hosts a city-wide meeting to provide a detailed update on Atlanta BeltLine-wide progress. Our next briefing will have a special focus on the Transportation Investment Act so please join us next Thursday, March 31st, at AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Place NE #1000, Atlanta, GA 30309 from 6-8 p.m.
As part of our community engagement, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has shared the attached flyer with stakeholders and partners throughout the City of Atlanta. We are asking you to share this notice with your constituency as well.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 404.614.8285 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sharing this information and we look forward to the active involvement of the greater community in furthering the planning and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta BeltLine. Please join us for upcoming meetings. Dates, times and locations are listed below.
Online Transit Forum open through next Monday- your opinion counts!
Are you too busy to come to a Study Group to learn more and give us your input? You can help determine which pieces of the Atlanta BeltLine and on-street segments should be advanced for funding right now.
Read what others are saying, and post your own statement at our Online Transit Forum.
The deadline for participation is Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:59 p.m – we hope to hear from you before then!
Events and Meetings
Atlanta BeltLine Volunteer Kick-Off – Join Us This Tuesday!
The strong grass-roots support for the Atlanta BeltLine is fueled by our passionate volunteers! Join us as at our Volunteer Kick-off event and learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities and how you can be involved. There are lots of different ways to help us get the word out and inform residents about this transformative project. If special events are your thing, we need your help with park and trail openings, the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, and more. And, you can learn more about our newest volunteer program – Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine.
Already a volunteer? Come to get/refresh your Atlanta BeltLine 101 training, sign-up for festivals and other opportunities, and mix and mingle with staff and other volunteers.
When: March 22nd from 6pm-8pm
Where: Front Page News (Little 5 Points), 351 Moreland Ave, Atlanta 30307
An RSVP is requested for this event. Please reply to Sharron Sylvain at email@example.com.
Where: AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Pl # 1000, Atlanta, 30309
When: March 31, 6 PM – 8 PM
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., invites you to the First Annual Organic Land Care Symposium to be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
- Hear local and national experts describe the benefits and realities of utilizing an organic approach to the management of public and private open spaces.
- Discover the basics of creating a vibrant, self-sustaining soil biology that will substantially reduce the costs of maintaining both large and small properties.
- Hear from people that utilize these practices every day and learn how you can get started down the path of sustainability.
- Keynote Speaker: K. Rashid Nuri, Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms
- Cost: $40, includes breakfast and lunch.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, 30309
For more information and to register click here!
What: Join The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta is working with the community to clear the way for further beautification and temporary-to-permanent art displays for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Spread the word!
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9am-12pm
Where: Click here for more information and to register
– Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K – April 30, 2011, 8am
**For more events in your area please visit Events.BeltLine.org
Save the Date – Annual Advisory Briefing
When: April 14, 2011, 6pm-8pm
What: The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all City stakeholders in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan. Character Areas are a new component of the 2011 CDP. You are invited to attend any of the second round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to discuss and delineate your community’s Character Areas as well as to develop vision and policies for each Character Area.
- Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Friday, April 15-Sunday, April 17
- Greening Youth Earth Day Fun Festival, Saturday, April 30
- Inman Park Festival, Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1
- Sweet Auburn Festival, Saturday, May 7
- Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour, Saturday, May 7
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Call for Artists
What: Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns and is Seeking New Commissions for 2011’s Fall Program
Where: The RFP can be found online and downloaded at Art.BeltLine.org
When: Submissions deadline is March 28, 2011
Get Involved with the Atlanta BeltLine!
Have you wanted to engage more with the Atlanta BeltLine? Check out our expanded volunteer opportunities at Volunteer.BeltLine.org. But that’s not all. Check out the variety of ways you can Get Involved!
>> Sunday, March 13th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Saturday, March 19th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Sunday, March 20th – East Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Memorial Drive beside H. Harper’s Station and ending at 10th and Monroe Drive beside Park Tavern.
See Attached Flyer
according to the Georgia Department of Human Services
“Georgia does not have regulations or laws to determine when a child is considered old enough to care for her/himself or to care for other children. However, there are state guidelines administered through the Division of Family and Children Services to evaluate situations and determine if a child neglect investigation is warranted. DFCS encourages parents to use sound judgment and assess the maturity and responsibility of their children before deciding whether to leave them home alone”
Review the GUIDELINES HERE for more information of how to determine if your child can safely be left alone.
Yesterday a few of us went to meet with Council member CT Martin to discuss the state of our community in his district. Overall, much information was exchanged and we ended on a note of him accepting an invitation to take a walking tour of the Westview community. I can not stress how much of a big deal this is!
Many times those at city hall need to experience first hand what we are doing in our community to really understand that NPU-T IS making changes! We are not JUST “Southwest Atlanta Neighborhoods” -I’m sure other communities who are working as hard as we are, do not want to grouped together, stigmatized and thought of negatively as the “old SW ATL or West End”.
I think he will be very impressed 🙂 … more to come and of course, pictures of the tour!