At-large Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood told the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods recently that the turnout for public meetings on the proposed infrastructure bond referendum has been low, and that might put potential Buckhead projects in jeopardy.
“We’ve only had about 300 people show up at the meetings,” Norwood said
Norwood said she was worried that the concerns of Buckhead residents about transportation and traffic issues were not being heard at the meetings.
The city recently launched a new interactive map that shows potential projects and programs being considered for the proposed infrastructure bond referendum. The bonds are intended to raise money to help clear a $900 million backlog of projects. The interactive map can be found at www.infrastructuremap.org.
In addition to viewing potential projects in their neighborhoods, residents also have the ability to provide feedback and leave comments for city officials. Estimated expenses and criteria for each proposed project will also be available.
Along with the map, the city is also hosting another round of public meetings on the bond referendum.
Bond hearings scheduled:
Meetings to discuss the bond proposals are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
Atlanta City Hall Auditorium, (Old Council Chambers), 68 Mitchell Street, SW.
Piedmont Hospital – Shepherd Center, Callaway Auditorium, 7th Floor, 2020 Peachtree Road, NW.