The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance sponsored by Councilmember Yolanda Adrean at Monday’s meeting reducing false burglar alarm fines and cutting the fines for failure to register burglar alarm systems with the city. Previously the fines had been $100 for the failure to renew registration and it has been reduced to $50. Under the old ordinance, fines for instances of false alarms incrementally increased for the second through fifth false alarms. Under the new ordinance there are no charges for the first and second offenses and for additional offenses the fines have been cut in half.
The Council also approved a resolution requesting Invest Atlanta appropriate a percentage of funding from the Homeless Opportunity Project to be used for housing interventions for homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) teens and young adults exiting foster care. The Homeless Opportunity Project funds include $26 million from the City of Atlanta and $25 million in matching funds from the United Way. The investment will create 254 housing interventions for homeless youth.