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EMERGENCY PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING | 7.10.20

It is with a heavy heart that we are responding to another shooting in EAV last night (7.8.20) with this EMERGENCY PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING on Friday, July 10th @ 8PM!

IDENTIFIED PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES

  • Gun violence- recent shootings + history from 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 +
  • Drug dealing- ongoing on public and private property
  • Loitering - large gatherings on public property
  • Broken APD 360 camera on Glenwood Ave
  • Lack of response or desired outcome to 911 calls
  • Unsustainable funds to hire Off Duty APD- bars and restaurants paid for this service for years which helped but not a sustainable solution
  • Zone 6 APD is understaffed- we miss our beat officer
  • Social Services for Homeless, Drug Rehabilitation and Housing

WHY:  To address actionable solutions to create a safe environment for everyone. 

EVERYONE TO WORK TOGETHER! 

  • EAV Commercial Property Owners
  • EAV Business Owners
  • East Atlanta Residents
  • East Atlanta Community Association
  • City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong
  • Atlanta Police Department
  • Anyone who will participate in the actionable solutions! 



Thank you to the 50 people who attended in person and the 50 people online!

VIEW THE MEETING RECORDING

Password: 9F!#ti5e

RECAP OF THE MEETING

WHAT CAN WE ALL DO TOGETHER? Consistent efforts needed.  

Camera Mapping

Map where each business owned security camera THAT FACES A PUBLIC SPACE is located with the contact information. No live video access is given. This mapping allows for quicker response to solve crimes. 

    • Contact businesses for information.  See info.

    • Organize on Google Map

    • Be the APD contact for access to EAV camera map. Share URL.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD? 

  • Enroll at least 2 people to own this process from start to finish.

  • Get all businesses that have cameras mapped! Sign up here

  • Get more business owned security cameras installed that face out. 

  • Fix the broken APD 360 cameras in EAV

911 Call Accountability

Creating a community system for accountability and assistance. 

  • Community members track all calls made to 911 for defined issues. 

  • Send a slack/text to your business neighbors to make the same 911 call within minutes of your call. 

  • Be accountable for making the call, meeting APD, learning resolution, contacting property owners if on private property. 

  • Add the report to the spreadsheet. 

  • Reviewing this report log with APD and City Council weekly. 

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD? 

  • Enroll at least 2 people to own this process from start to finish.

Commercial Property Owner Support

Business owners, employees, customers see what is going on more than commercial property owners who are not operating on site. 

  • Create communication and increased awareness to address existing issues and offer assistance to commercial property owners which supports a safe environment for everyone. 

Possible improvements that can help: 

  • Increased lighting- no more dark spots

  • Exterior security cameras

  • Cleanliness of property- remove trash

  • Install loitering signage

  • Up keep of parking lots- paving and striping

  • Identify access to property. Secure if unwanted and necessary. 

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD? 

  • Enroll at least 2 people to own this process from start to finish.

Working with City Council and APD for Long Term Solutions

The challenges that we face are not unique to East Atlanta. Zone 6 covers many neighborhoods that have escalated issues that have been going on for many years.  This is a City wide issue. 

  • Create a collaborative way to communicate, share our wins, find solutions and look at how our efforts today build upon long term solutions for a safe, sustainable business district in East Atlanta. 

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD? 

  • Enroll 2 people to help with this process.

About EABA

EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.

Give Us A Shout! 

hello@eastatlantabiz.com

Mailing Address: 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316 


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