Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood has encouraged residents to attend a July 16 meeting where the public will have input on the City of Atlanta’s proposed bond referendum to help pay for a $900 million backlog in infrastructure repair and upgrades.

“It’s important for Buckhead to come out and be part of this process,” Norwood said at last night’s Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods’ meeting.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northside Activity Center,  1705 Commerce Drive, NW.  The public is helping to determine priority and criteria to improve the city’s roads, bridges, sidewalks and expand green spaces.

Norwood said the city council would select a list of projects for the referendum in September and vote by the end of the year. The referendum will then go to a special called election on St. Patrick’s Day 2015.

Additional meetings are to be announced soon. For more details, visit this link.

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.