28141_10151723037421418_603208953_nPEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety) will host a public forum on sidewalk maintenance in the City of Atlanta. The meeting will be held July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Old City Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street in Downtown.

A Sidewalk Task Force co-chaired by Atlanta City Council members Natalyn Archibong and Carla Smith held its last meeting in May. Participants recommended changes needed to enable the City to repair more broken sidewalks. The city reportedly has a $152 million backlog in sidewalk maintenance to complete.

Those attending the July 30 meeting will learn more about Atlanta’s current sidewalk maintenance program and changes recommended by Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza and PEDS CEO Sally Flocks. Recommendations differ, so each will give brief presentations. Following that, Councilmembers Archibong and Aaron Watson will join Mendoza and Flocks for a question and answer session with the audience.

For more information, visit peds.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.