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4.12.23 Public Safety Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:20 AM | Anonymous

Public Safety Chair: Micki Silvestros | East Atlanta Copy Center publicsafety@eastatlantabiz.com

  • ALWAYS copy Public Safety Chair when communicating incidents in EAV

Public Safety Committee Meetings

  • 2nd Wednesdays, every other month: April 12, June 14, August 9, October 11, December 13

Zone 6 Commander:Major Andrea Webster | awebster@atlantaga.gov

Lieutenant Chris Butler, Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 Evening Watch

Cell: 470-218-5001 cdbutler@atlantaga.gov

GOAL OF THIS MEETING: Create a Public Safety committee of volunteer business owners dedicated to shifting negative perceptions of the commercial districts of East Atlanta.  Volunteers will spearhead an area of concern below: 

East Atlanta Village Emergency Contact Map (Brick & Mortar businesses): See map here

  • Create a database of public facing cameras with contact information that will assist APD in obtaining video footage that pertains to issues. This will be shared with APD. No camera footage is shared. 

    • How many cameras do you have at your business that face public sidewalks, parking lots or streets?

    • Who is your emergency contact at your business if something happens? Break-in, fire, tagging, shoplifting??

    • ACTION: Gather all camera data and emergency contacts from EAV businesses. Determine a process for notifying all emergency contacts of an incident. Text service sponsorship needed. 

East Atlanta Village Clean-ups:  The best way to shift a negative perception of a commercial district is to have litter free, well maintained landscaping and with no graffiti. 

  • Georgia Works can provide services.  

  • ACTION: EABA needs to raise the $500 per month and have someone be the main point of contact for crews progress and needs. 

  • Commercialharassment@atlantaga.gov - goes to city solicitor Bert Hopkins - for all of COA

    • If you’re getting a lot of tagging, drug dealing, prostitution, panhandlers, crime, defacement, anything you need to involve legal eye of COA, email the above email short synopsis of the issue, location and your contact info and cc hello@eastatlantabiz.com.

GA Power Light Audits: Making sure EAV is properly lit provides for a safe environment. 

ACTION: Identifying burned out lights and reporting them to Georgia Power. Following up to ensure they are fixed. Ongoing activity. 

Outreach Services for Unhoused Community

911: Life Threatening 

PAD: 311-1 for quality of life issues

Partners for Home: Encampments

  • PAD:Download this Resources Guide, Print and Post at your Business

  • Partners for HOME, the Atlanta Continuum of Care (CoC), and the ClearerPath Strategic Planning Committee to End Homelessness would like to invite you to an NPU Virtual Listening Session on Homelessness in Atlanta. These sessions are an opportunity to engage with Partners for HOME to learn more about current and future solutions surrounding homelessness in the City of Atlanta and to provide input regarding the next five-year strategic plan to end homelessness. REGISTER HERE   SUBMIT QUESTIONS BEFORE HERE

    1. Four sessions via Zoom (dates below). These sessions will also be recorded and posted to the Partners for HOME website. https://partnersforhome.org/

Monday, April 17th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 19th, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Monday, April 24th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 26th, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Create a EAV Disaster Preparedness Plan

ACTION:  Utilize Georgia Main Street resources and create a specific plan for the East Atlanta Village. Enroll all business owners. Use an emergency text system. 


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