Atlanta City Council District 6 Candidates' Forum

While opportunities to hear from the Mayoral candidates abound, three Atlanta neighborhoods have teamed up to present a forum of candidates for Atlanta City Council District 6 this September. Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA), Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA), and Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) are inviting all District 6 neighbors to hear from the two candidates for the seat that Alex Wan currently occupies.
 
The forum, scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. will be held in the historic Rock Spring Presbyterian Church at 1824 Piedmont Rd NE. The discussion will be moderated by Tom Baxter, retired AJC Political Editor, contributor to the Saporta Report, and Atlanta District 6 resident.

Baxter will give the candidates an opportunity to make opening statements — he will then pose questions to solicit each candidate’s position on issues important to neighborhoods. Both candidates, Jennifer Ide and Kirk Rich, have committed to attend.

It is important for neighbors to learn how each of the candidates will approach the challenges Atlanta will face over the next few years. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the people who are running to represent our neighborhoods prior to the November election.

LMMNA Traffic +

 

Dear Lindridge Martin Manor Neighbors
 
It has been 12 days since the collapse of the I-85 bridge and all of us are adjusting to new norms when it comes to commuting in and around the city….let alone our neighborhood.  Prior to the collapse, our neighborhood has endured a fair amount of afternoon traffic as drivers use our streets as a cut-through to Cheshire Bridge via Alco.  Distractive drivers speeding through our neighborhood has been an on-going problem and now it has reached unbearable levels. 
 
Since the collapse, I have been in contact with Councilman Alex Wan who has been a huge advocate for our neighborhood with other Atlanta City Officials and the Atlanta Police Department.  I personally have been in contact with Major Shaw and Lt Tony Singh expressing concern and requesting assistance.  At first my request was met with resistance due to the limited resources as all APD officers have been assigned to major intersections of the city directing traffic and keeping main arteries moving.  After nearly having been hit myself, I pressed the issue with Councilman Wan, Major Shaw and a slew of other City Officials. 
 
To my pleasure Lt Tony Singh contacted me and has agreed to meet with members of the neighborhood to hear your concerns.  You may have noticed that we have had an APD officer circling our streets during the busy afternoon hours.  As appreciative as many of us are, we need to keep up the pressure and express our concerns and continue to ask for help.  With that, we are meeting this Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 at the intersection of Pembrook and Cardova in the driveway of The Kenney’s home at 923 Cardova to speak with Lt. Tony Singh with the APD,  We need your help and your voice.  If you are home from work, plan to join us! 
 
Other Reminders
 
LMMNA Spring Fling is set for Sunday, April 23rd 1-3 PM at the Armand Green Space
 
Membership Drive – If you have not taken the time to sign up and contribute, please do so at http://www.lmmna.org/membership
 
General Meeting – Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 PM Taverna Plaka.  Come see the Armand Park plans!  

Thank You!
Kevin Kilbride
President - LMMNA

Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street Project Public Meeting

 

Please join the City of Atlanta and Atlanta City Council for the second community engagement meeting to discuss the future of Monroe Drive/ Boulevard from Piedmont Circle to Woodward Avenue. 

Based on previous community planning studies, the corridor will be transformed into a complete street with improved safety and efficiency for all users and modes of transportation. 

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide their input. We will gather your input using real-time polling. Please bring your mobile phone or tablet so you can participate in the survey. Paper surveys will also be available.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  6 – 8 p.m. 

Big Bethel AME Church 220 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303

A Note from the LMMNA Board

Dear Neighbors.  I hope that this newsletter finds everyone happy, healthy and ready for the holidays.  We are gearing up for the new year and new opportunities within the Community. We've made a few changes over the past month to our LMMNA Board to best serve the needs of friends and neighbors.  Kevin Kilbride & Carey Sherrell have swapped roles.  Kevin is now acting President and Carey will handle the role of VP for the Community.  For more information on members of the LMMNA Board check out our website http://www.lmmna.org/partners/.  


LMMNA is a volunteer organization and your involvement is much appreciated. Together we can and will make our neighborhood stronger and more relevant within the city of Atlanta. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact Kevin at Presient@LMMNA.org.  
Our next quarterly meeting will be held on February 1st at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sheridan Road.  We will be sure to send out a reminder and agenda the week before.  We hope to see you there.  


Community involves everyone.  I want to personally thank Dorothy & Rich Sussman for spearheading the neighborhood's contribution to providing AFD Station 29's Thanksgiving meal, as well as, all of our neighbor's contribution.  And a special thanks to Catherine Owen for her contributions in writing this newsletter.  Everyone's help is greatly appreciated.  

Toy Drive

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Zone 6 Toy Drive

Please remember that Zone 6 is collecting toys to help children throughout the zone have a happy holiday. New unwrapped toys are needed for children infant to 14 years old. Donations are being accepted now through December 14th, 2016. 
 
You can drop off toys at the precinct or on John Wolfinger’s porch 1054 Vance Avenue.  He will deliver toys to the precinct periodically as he accumulates a full car load. 
 
If anyone is feeling especially generous, it would be great to provide a bicycle and helmet to older children. Last year Virginia-Highland donated four bikes – two for girls and two for boys.