The City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed are hosting a series of community meetings to receive input on proposed projects the city should pursue to improve roads and streets through a proposed infrastructure bond.
The City of Atlanta wants to pay for the projects with a diversified funding plan with a $250 million general obligation bond that will be presented by referendum to voters in March 2015.
City officials say Atlanta currently faces an infrastructure backlog totaling more than $900 million.
“In order to begin improving our city's roads, bridges, sidewalks and upgrade critical public buildings and facilities, the city is proposing an infrastructure bond referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements,” said Mayor Reed.
The 2015 Proposed Infrastructure Bond was first introduced in June and July when the Departments of Public Works and Planning and Community Development in coordination with the Atlanta City Council held a number of public information meetings.
With residents’ input, the City of Atlanta has gathered information to begin a second round of public information sessions. The city will share the results of the first round of meetings, provide a draft list of potential projects to be considered and receive additional feedback from residents.
The meeting, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and are scheduled as follows:
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta Speech School
3160 Northside Parkway, NW
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin L. King, Jr., SW
John C. Birdine Recreation Center
215 Lakewood Way, SW
Atlanta City Hall Auditorium(Old Council Chambers)
68 Mitchell Street, SW
Piedmont Hospital - Sheperd Center
Callaway Auditorium, 7th Floor
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Additional meetings to be announced.