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Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of the Atlanta City Council District 6 eNewsletter. Below you will find some helpful information about issues in our District and City.

As always, I encourage your feedback and comments. Please contact me at (404) 330-6049 or if I can be of assistance. I appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in our city government.
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Remote Public Budget Hearing- Tuesday, May 18

It is budget season for the City of Atlanta! By law, the City must pass its FY22 budget by June 30, 2022. This process begins with the presentation by the Mayor of her proposed budget

As we roll into the Fiscal Year 2022, our economy is still being impacted by the pandemic, so there is some uncertainty, but thankfully, we find ourselves on solid footing going into this fiscal year. Although some of our revenue streams remain impacted, the City was awarded $178 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan, a federal relief package approved by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in March, that can be used not only for pandemic-related expenditures, but also for revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic.

Throughout the month of May, City Council will be holding a series of briefings to hear presentations from each of the City departments and ask questions about any operational and fiscal performance issues.  As chair of the Council’s Finance/Executive Committee, I preside over the briefings, which started last week.  (The briefings are once again being held remotely as City Hall remains closed due to COVID-19.) 

You can view the departmental presentations here and can watch the hearings live on Channel 26, the City Council's website, YouTube, or live streamed on  Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @atlcouncil.  You can also call in to listen on 877-579-6743, conference ID 8315991256.  This week, there are briefings from 10 am - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Like previous budget cycles, the Council is also planning to hold an interactive budget hearing, which allows the public to have a direct voice in the process. The remote public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:15 p.m.

The interactive hearing is a time for Council members, the mayor’s administration, and the finance team to hear what’s on people’s mind. Every year, we hear new and different things, and we hear from people across the city, so it’s really a key part of the process.

Please join the remote hearing Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. 

Public Comment for the interactive hearing is open until 4:00 PM, Tuesday May 18 by calling (404) 330-6043 and leaving up to a three (3) minute message.   You can also send a message through the social media channels noted above, or by emailing

To listen at 6:15 please dial:
(877) 499-2930
ID 3995242
ID 4237466

Upcoming Piedmont Park Events

With the vaccination rollout underway and fabulous spring weather providing outdoor possibilities, Piedmont Park offers many opportunities for socially distant fun! Check out a few of the ways you can enjoy our prized park:

Picnic for Piedmont Park

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 14 for Picnic for Piedmont Park - the Piedmont Park Conservancy's 2021 spin on Party for Piedmont Park! At the Picnic, guests will enjoy scrumptious picnic dinners, tasty craft cocktails and more. Please contact Ansley Henson at for information on patron sponsorship.

Piedmont Park Pool to Open Memorial Day Weekend

The PPC is thrilled to announce that they are on target to open the Piedmont Park Pool on Memorial Day weekend! The pool will implement reduced capacity, adhere to CDC guidelines as well as health and safety guidelines required of all City of Atlanta pools. PPC has a limited supply of season pool passes. General admission will also be available. Learn more →

Watershed Repair Toolkit

With the amount of rain that Atlanta's gotten lately, we've noticed an influx in concerns over leaks and repairs.  As such, we wanted to give a general outline for how the process of Watershed Management addressing these issues works and what you can expect.

  1. Report the problem to 311 immediately. Whether you notice a large flow of water or just a trickle, the problem needs to be cataloged so the case is in their system.
  2. Send your Service Request Number to Kent Strickland in my office at This way we have a record of your service request and can monitor the case as needed.
  3. Watershed will then assess the concern and make a recommendation for repair. Assessments typically take place within 24 hours.
  4. Once an assessment has been made, Watershed has 45 days to complete repair work on the underlying problem. In this time they will likely have to put down a metal plate if their work extends to the roadway.
  5. After Watershed completes the repair work, the restoration phase has another 45 days to return the site back to its condition. In this time, Watershed also monitors the repair work to insure their work holds. It's rare, but not unheard of, for the repair team to need to make follow up adjustments.

Walk-up COVID Vaccinations

All Fulton County fixed vaccination sites are now providing walk-up services for residents without an appointment for first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. 





  • Georgia International Convention Center in College Park  -  10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, Tuesday – Saturday (500 appointments daily)
  • 4700 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta -  10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, Tuesday – Saturday (500 appointments daily)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Walk-Ups During all Operating Hours.(Report to Gate 2)




Fulton County residents can also access COVID-19 vaccines through mobile units. Walk-ups and appointments are accepted. The mobile schedule is updated weekly at

DeKalb County times and locations can be found here.

Solid Waste Returning to Regular Schedule June 7 

Thank you to everyone for your patience with the curtailed solid waste services.  We have been told by the new Commissioner of Public Works that crews will return to regularly scheduled weekly collections beginning June 7.  Of course you should continue to contact 311 and my office if you have solid waste collections issues in the meantime.  Thank you again for your patience. 

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