Fulton County property owners should expect to receive property assessment notices this week. According to a statement released by the county, most property owners will see an increase in value, because property in Fulton is becoming more valuable, assessments have not been increased appropriately in past years, and state law requires counties to set values at “fair market value.” For more information, visit fultonassessor.org.

The Atlanta City Council’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee will hold a second work session Friday, June 1, from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss legislation that would change the requirements for booting vehicles in the city. If approved, the legislation would make several amendments to the city’s code, including lowering the fees charged by booting companies to remove their devices, requiring employees to wear company uniforms, requiring companies to use self-release boots, reducing the response time to remove boots, and creating uniform and adequate signage to be posted on private property where vehicle immobilization devices are used. The public is invited to attend the work session, which will be held in Committee Room No. 1 on the second floor of Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

Fort Mac LRA, the agency responsible for the redevelopment of the former Fort McPherson in Southwest Atlanta, has established a Public Art Advisory Council (PAAC). The PAAC will be responsible for ensuring that all public art created and displayed on the Fort Mac property is of high quality, in good taste, and appropriate. This ongoing advisory group to Fort Mac LRA and its Master Developer will review and approve all public art prior to its selection and display. The PAA will also help evaluate the prospect of a placemaking element, in which Fort Mac would serve as a hub for creatives.

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.