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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 3

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  • Text: {' I I I Jua 8, 1967 I Mr. Irvi ac K. Kaler, 1 Ch irma , Commuaity R l atio ~a , Commi io•, , F ultoa Nat io aal . B~ak Blig ., Atlaa t · , Ga . 39303. City of At-•ata, Dear Irvi ac , / I hav a ce pt the S ai or pub l i h • i • Loe A•I 1 ~ , ••• I oat a uri ac the ummer . Thi a, for me to r e • i c• •• • m mb er of Co i .i i oa . E«i tor ahi p of Pac M:a,:azi• , will b movia, to th w t of our • , mi it e e ea ry th Commua ity R l tio a Whi.• i will be e v e r a l we e k b efore I t hi move, I amt aeri nc my re ai g aat ioa t thi• tim , to b ur , ao that you may b fr e to ace pt•• at your pl hooee a r plac eat h •you•• fit. Th •hort • a ociatio• · I hav e ha• with him Com. i••ioa leave . 1th v ry hich hop•• that it will be aucceaaf ul i a aolviac aom• of t h ba cie pr oblem• i• thi• oity. I hav e •• v r • • • a c roup of psop!e -- all of th~m buey at maay t aaka - · o 4 vot i to t h purpoa •••'work of•• c aoy •• ~r• t h momber of thi• bo«y . I hav e al ob•• •xtr m ly impre••• • with th of leaa er ahip y o u h v x rte •• chair maa. uality ith thie r luotaat r eicaatio• co y pr aysr beat wi•h• fo t hia work ao •obly b•cua. a 81• erely, c : Th• Boa . Ivaa All• �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 6

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  • Text: June 12, 1967 Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall Executive Director Community Relations Commission 1203 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dea.r Mrs . Paschall: This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 7, 1967. Th.e meeting you referred to on the morning of Jun 6th w a me ting call d for th h ads of the vaJ"iou op r ting departments of the City Government. It has never been our pr ctice to include th x cutive director of th variou gove,:nment agencies uch as Civil Def n e, Metropolitan Planning Commie ion, the Atlanta Youth Councii, etc. - t th m etings. How v r, they re not closed me ting _ , nd w · would b happy to _ v you ttend future meeting if you o desir • I am sur th.at Mr. Collier Gladin, h ad o! the Pl nning D rtm nt, wUl be happy to furnish you with ny nd . 11 inform tion submitt d to th d rtm nt bead at th m ting on June 6th. Sine r · 1y your , R. E rl Land t Admini tr tiv .Aa i tant REL:lp CC: Mr. Irving Kaler �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 10

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  • Text: I . L ! r 1------j; ·.Senio1· Stenographer I B 1lannin;;;j C oor0.fr1a tor Community R elations C:001·dinator !· .. H:.::;teuoerapher 3tenographe1· -t Steno 0 raJ?her ·1 -Supportin 0 :,.=>hysical Planninc .)ll loan from partici2 ation acenci~s Suppa rtirq Gocio-economic i:::>lanni·11~ :::itaff on loan fron'l 1)articipating a[encies Neichborhooci Involvement S 1)ecialist,s ( 4) . . 3up.i::,ortinL Community Development Aides (12) PROPOSED ORGANIZATivN - i',~lDEL NEIGHDORHOC·D PROJECT STAFF CITY CF 11 TLANTA, GEORGIA - �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 16

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  • Text: ~ ~ ,----,--- 7 fQR lO_UR lNFORMATION OFFICE OF CITY OF ATLANTA GEORGIA A RESOLITTION BY: ALDERMEN HILLIAMSON, COOK, COTSAKIS, FREEMAN, LEFTHICH AND SUNNERS WHEREAS, investigation and survey of various areas of the City of Atlanta show that many of said areas are . substandard and lacking in certain essential facilities, many of which are provided and furnished by the City of Atlanta. and WHEREAS, it is the desire and goal of the City of Atlanta to see that all areas of the City are furnished standard service and facilities which are under the supervision and control of the City of Atlanta, NOU, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta, as follows: 1. That the President of the Board of Aldermen appoint a committee of the members of the Board of Aldermen to be composed of the chairmen of the following committees: Finance, Parks, Police, Public Uorks I, Public Harks II, Urban Renet,.ral Policy e.nd Zoning to work in cooperation with a committee to be selected and designated by the Atlanta Sununit Conference. 2. That said committee shall visit and survey the services and facilities which are furnished in the areas of the City known as Blue Heaven, Vine City, Nechanicsville, Summer Hill, Cabbage Town and such other areas as may be determined by the committee and' to m2.ke recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the furnishing of _necess.:i:t:, services and facilities within the control of the City of Atlanta which t·1 ill standardize the services furnished in the above-mentioned areas with all other areas of the City of Atlanta. �-2- 3. That said committee further be authorized to formul ate and present recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for the membership and formation of a Human Relations Commission for the City of Atlanta together with an estimcted financial statement as to the required sum of money to commence the operation of a Human Relations Commission for the City of Atlanta as soon as funds can be made available, but not later than January 1, 1967. ADOPTED BY BOARD OF ALDERHEU August 1, 1955 APPROVED August 3, 1966 r"\ . X~\-~ A True Copy, Clerk o f ~ Aldermen ./ �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 21

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  • Text: MU 1IT~ R lL TKO ESTABLISHED BY THE MA YOR AND THE B OARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1DCC 1!!0S Chairman THE HONORA BLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ea:-Offioio Prcaidcn t, Board of Aldermen CITY H A LL, ATLANT,1 GEORGIA sosoa TELEPHONE 52!!•4-+CS EXT. 499 MR . I RV I NG K . KALER , COMMISSION ll!Ell!BERS MR . MECHANI CSV ILLE - PITTSBURGH'. AR.!!.A S MEETING, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1967 at ZION HILL BAPTI ST CHURCH, 666 Mc DANIEL ST. T . M. ALEXANDER, Sn. MR. R . BYRON ATTRID GE: Miss Helen Bullar d, Chairman, c alle d the mee ting to order at 7 : 45 P . L F o rty-s even attendance c ard s were retur ned. Members present: MRS. SARA BAKER Miss H ELE N BULLARD Mn. R. J. BUTLER MR . ROBERT Donas .'11R. HA)!ILTON DOUGLAS, J R, MR. C. G. EZZARD Mr . Roll and Maxw ell Dr . Sam Willi ams Rabb i J a cob Roths child Mr . Cl arence G. Ezzard Mrs . Eliza C. Paschall , Ex ecutive Director l\IosT REVERE:-D PAUL J . HALLINAN A. rchbi.sl,op of Atlanta MR. J OSEPH HAAS l\fn. A L KUETTNER DR. ROBERT E. L EE ?11R. ROLLAND MAXWELL ?11R. F. W."PATTERSON RABBI JA COB M. ROTHSCHILD MR . llf. 0. " Buzz " RYA N Observers: MR . JACK S ELLS MRS. M:ARY S TEPHE~ S T HE REVERE:
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 22

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  • Text: Communi ty Rela t i ons Commission 12 03 Ci ty Ha l l Atlanta , Ge or gia Northwe st Ar e a Ne i ghb orhood He a r i ng 2 Wed nesday 2 Apri l 19 , 1967 a t Allen Templ e AME Ch urch , 7 :30 P. M. Mr . Charles Hart, cha irma n of t he EOA CNAC, who had arran ged for the meeting, had served on the Human Relations Committee appointed by the Board of Aldermen, which pr eceded t h e Commission. plained the formation of t h e Commission , and said it was He . ex11 des igne.d to find out needs and problems of the cityu . Commission member s pres e nt - Mr . Robert Dobbs , Chairman ; Rabbi Jacob Rothsch ild, ?-fr. Byron Attridge, Mr. R. S. Butler, and Mrs. El iza Pascha ll , Execu ti ve Di r ector . 1. Mr . Willia m Brown , 84 7 Ger t r ud e Pla ce. Po l l u t ed s tream betwe en Ger trude Pl a c e, and Horte nse Place ; off e nsive od ors, ha ve to c lose wind ows. Had c ont ac t ed Mr. Re spress , wh o had rep li ed t hat he needed a b ond issue f or new sewers; wrote Mayor; Health Department s a id to write c ity; no thing done . 2. Mrs. Gayne lle Byr d , 1894 Tremont Drive , N. W. Street pa vi ng problems on Anderson and Simpson; Di xie Hill s Circle too narrow ; nee d turnar ound paved; area confusing and street sign s confusing , almost imposs i ble to give dire cti ons. 3. Mrs. Mary Williams, 2041 Moreh ouse Drive, N. Wo, 799-8 001 0 Dixie Hills Civic Club: need cros s walk at Newb erry Chape l, a t Spe lman and Simpson Road; need " Slow School" s ign on we s t s i d~ of Simpson Road from Dixie Hills Circl e to protec t children goi ng to W. White School; Parks Department promised 2 years ag o to fix Recreation Center at Anderson Park; need police protection at Dixie Hills Plaza against �2 teenagers who gang up against people trying to get through the area. Rothschild, etc. asked if they have tried to solve the problem; Attridge asked if they are local teenagers; Mrs. Williams said they don't know. Mr . Dobbs said it t akes police 15 minutes to arrive when they are called, "why so long?" 4. Mr. John Howard, 2105 Baker Road. Teenagers in park near his home throw trash in his yard; urges playlot at Baker and North Avenue. 5. Mrs. Jud ge Barlow, 60 Edwin Place, N. W., 794-1224. Put trash on streets, stays 2 to 3 weeks, wants schedule; teenagers siphon gas out of car, takes police "an hour to come"; big boys at Perry Homes run off small chi l dre n from playlots. 6. Mr. Andr ew Hill, 1623 Westview Drive, S. W., 753-0132. Former Manager of apartments, dismissed because he checked the buildings ; a gents don't care, just so they get their money; people should not be "afraid to the truth." 7. Mr. Robert Ba ldwin , 264 Richard.s on, N. W., 794-7901. Tur ner Hi gh PTA; unde rsta nds Turner Hi gh going on double session. Dr. Bowen says they will k now about it. i n t he stree t s . This would mean 1000 child r en Mr. Davis s a ys 330 seniors, 370 11th graders , 320 10th gr aders dismi ssed at 12; 500 8th graders, 490 9th gr a der s i n streets un t il noon . to do. Teenager s d o n ot ha ve en ough construc tive t hings 3 00 girls did n ot fi ni sh at one high sch ool on double sess ion last year because of pregnancy . Wi th 10 p or t a ble units could av oi d double sessions. Mr . Dobbs said Archer will go on double session in September too . · Rabbi Rothschild asked if there were objections to portable units. �3 Group agreed would prefer p or t a ble units to double session. 8. Mrs. D. Shaw , 2232 Verbena Street, # 10, Dixie Hills Apt., 794-9065. Complained of rats , has cal led Rode nt Control, still bad. 9. Mr . Otis Montgome ry , 730 Hor t ense Place, N. W. ( Hortense Community Club). Steel cable tower in middle of street; city owns land, Ga. Power owns tower, can't get anybody to t a ke it down; s ewe rage inadequa te , can't walk in street when it rains ; Hortense and Florence Streets need resurfacing; dogs run loose. (Commission member s J a ck Sells and T. M. Alexande·r arrived; a lso Alderman Q. V. Williamson ). 10. Mrs . Ed. W. Hal l, 1999 Baker Road, N. W. 794-3949. Blind c urve, childre n pla ying i n streets; va cant house , yard gr own up , a bandoned s tation wagon on Arlingt on Ci r cle; he r s on, a long with other t eenage rs , gets out of s ch ool at 12 : 2 0 ( Fulton Hi gh), "use d t o kn ow a c hi l d wa s out of s c h oo: when y ou saw h im in t h e s tre ets , now you don ' t kn ow if he i s c oming or going t o s chool; n othing t o d o but break windows . 11 . Mrs . Daisy B . Sti nson , 2056 Arling ton Circle, N. W. Need trees trimmed and l ight in midd l e of street, would help wome n coming home fr om work . 12. Mr . Sidney T . Dennis , 645 S . Evelyn Place, S . W. 794- 123 6. Has 4 children in school, refused t o sign s chool ass i gnment form for next year; no use for parent and child t o make request if area Supt . and Principal can make ass ignment too late f or an appeal; should be _notified of assignments in time· to reques t another one, not just �sent back to present school; when school goe.s on double session (uextended day"), should have supervised recreation program. Mrs. English, assistant Principal at West Fulton, explained that the school assignmen t form is part of the law; ask to return forms as soon as possible; those requesting transfers sent to area Supt.; if request transfer to another area, sent to Supt. of that area; notified "as soon as processed' '. Mr. Dobbs asked if other area Supt. has authority to decide. Williamson asked if decision may be appealed to Supt. Mr. Mrs. English said she did not kn ow. 13. Mrs. Pearlina Jone s, 1153 Wilkes Circle, N.. W., # 176. Pipes burst on Wi lkes Circle, sewerage odor bad; need light behind apartments; are all projects costs the same? Prices for screen doors vary, some $1.50, some $3.50 ; she has re ported to the manager. Mr . At tridge asked if she was satisfied. with public h ousing? Mrs . Jones said she i s interested in other people, particularly older people; is it possible to have copi es of rules and regulations? 14. Mrs. Lewis .Johnson, 11 93 Wilkes Cir cle, # 148. Rent has increased twice within a year; income has stayed the same. 15 . Mrs . Margaret Phillips , 1193 Wi lkes Circle, #143, 792-8742. Charged $12 .50 for½ a scre~n door; cashier sa id should have had correct change f or paying rent. 16. Mrs. Blanche Matthews, 12 75 Wilkes Circle, N. W. #81. $~17.70 income, manager says it is $3,598; says it is "anticipated income"-how does he know how much to anticipate? 17. Mr. 1,!esley Jo Mapp , 1240 Wilkes Circle, N. Wo New rent charges are more than ne makes a month, moved into public hou~ing fairly recently; will move out as soon as he can. �5 18. Mrs. Mary E. Peek, 1165 Wilke s Cir cle, #1 64. Husband disabled, live on social security and her salary as a Nurse's Aide.; income same. in April as last September, rent went up. 19. Mrs. Frankie. M. Deans 7 1207 Walden Street, #432. As supply in school cafeteria, makes $37.50 a week. Husband started driving cab(?); rent increased from $37 to $80; has 2 teenage daughters. "Go to bed early, nothing to do; if I can't take. care. of them, I wish somebody would take them and give them a good home." 20. Mrs. Ernestine Price, 1056 Chivers Street, 799-8317. Husband died; charged back rent; pre.sent rent "couldn't base it on what she is making"; asked manager about it and he said "I still have authority to put you out." 21. Mr. Edward Young, 2279 Hill Street, -N. W. Center Hill area, transition area for 2 ye.a rs; "new people but old houses, owners are "chisleing", 3 houses in are.a were condemned, came out and did little bit of repairs, after they were "fixed", tenants spent "their time emptying basins when it rains." 22. Mrs. Bobbie Mathis, 1140 Wilkes Circle, #2 04. Rent increased, she does not understand why. 23. Mrs. Daley, Bowen Homes. Works at Hillhave.n Homes , had 3 different notices of income, none of which she says is right. 24. Mrs. Ernestine Pope, 99 Chivers Street, 3282. Says she was charged for paper on grass; excess gas bills but she. doesn't see how it could be. that much. �6 Mr. Hart then read a long list of additional requests drawn up by residents, which he said he would turn off to the Commission office. . ...... .... 1 �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 28

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  • Text: ~ NEWSLETTER OF THE W ' ,oMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1UB 1103 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30$06 J OB CONFER LNCE: Oc t obe r 26 , 1967 10 A. M. 12 Noon TELEPHON1i1 trll-.i4B6 EXT. 466 2· ~ 4 P.M. City Hall To hear from all the seg ments of the community concerned with employment -- employees loo kin g fo r workers; those looking for jobs; those giving t r aining f or jobs; employ ment service and labor repre~entatives; public and private a gencies with employment programs. If you are interested, contact the CRC office. ** ** *** SOME FACTS ON ATLA NTA Efl,l PLOYMENT: 1. Georgia St a te Emplo y ment Service, Atlanta offices in July had 659 job orders (described as a "slack season") and 11,324 active _applicants (5,B47 . females). 2. All EDA Centers referred total of 1,811 clients to Manpower counselors in July. 3. Majority of "hardcore unemployed 11 interviewed in Labor Department EDA Human Resources Survey, 1966 were Atlanta na tives or 10 year residents or more. 4. 1350 At lan t a esta blishments reported to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1966 employed a total of 103 , 79B Negroes were 17% of the total employed, 1. 8% of the total white collar workers and 4% of the total craftsmen employed. Of the 17,641 Negroes, 5.45% were white collar, 4 .7% craftsmen. HOUSI NG MEETI NGS : Sec ond Friday each month, 10 A. M. City Hall of Organi' mmittees on equal zations and agencies with programs in housing. Sub-co housing opportunity, le gal housing problems, tenant-landlord relations, and military housing was held on October· 13th. .,., *** ***** SOME FACT S ON ATLAN TA HOL SI NG: From Relocation Study of the Community I mprovement Program (CIP) for the City. 1. Displaced by governmen t al action, 1964 - 27 ~hites, 110B non- whites. 2. Relocated in su bs t andard dwellings - 0 whites; non-whites 5.2% 3. Estimated displace men t of all urban renewal families as of July, white - 426 , · ·nan.:iwl:11te - ·: 3 ;,044 , ( 92%) · **** ********** OBSERVERS I NVITE D: Or ganizations, agencies and individuals in MetroAtlanta are invited to serve as observers at the Atlanta Community Relations Commission regular monthly ~eeting (4th Fridays, 1:30 P. City Hall) and any special meetings (as called) of the Commission. Planned~ _QQi ~ scheduled: Meetings of the CRC with the Atlanta Board of Ed ucation and t he Boa r d of the Atlanta Housing Authority, also the Office o f Econ omic Opportunity. Dates being arranged. ************ EQUAL OP PORTU NIT Y EfV1 PLOYMENT CLALlSE £JIB.. .fl.ll CONTRACTS: lrJ ill be requi red under an ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen on Septewber 18th upon the recommendatio n of the CRC, Vice-Mayor Sam Massell, the Summi t Lead e rship Conference and others. This is required of Housing Aut ho ri ty co n tracts, by federal regula t ions. CRC has recommended that Sc ho o l Boa r d con t racts also require it. DI XIE HI LLS: Th e CRC Execu t ive Committee met at the Mayor's request to hear fr om th e r e s iden ts of the area, following the incidents of June 19- 21. Re port s o f t he meet i ng and follow-up reports are available fr om CRC office. �Pa ge 2 News SCHOOL S : On Septembe r 14th the CRC called a sp e cial emergency meeti ng with the At l a nta Boa r d of Education, Superintendent Letson and the representati ve s of t he At l a nta Summit Leadership Conference, to obtain facts about the sc hool situation. (The Commission had met with Dr. Letson : n J uly 12th an d as ked the School Board for a joint meeting to discus s matters of policy . President Ed Cook of the School ·Board had agreed t o s uc h a me e t i ng, but had not set a time). The School Board had a l r eady sched uled a special meeting to discuss a disciplinary matter f or Sept1mber 14t h. Th e Commission met and heard the grievances of parent s and orga nizations and telegraphed another request for a joint meetin g with the School Board, stressing the urgency of the situation. **** ********* NE I GHBORHOOD TE AM S~ ADVISORY COUNCILS: The original 5 Teams of the Commis s i on members t o keep in touch with specific areas have · been expa nd ed to 1 0 . T~a ms .o nd Aduisory Councils are being appointed for each. The Team s a r e f or Ed gewood- Kirkwood; SLmmerhill-Peoplesto wn; Mechanicsville- Pit t sbu r gh ; Vine City- Lightning; Northwest-Dixie Hills; NorthwestPerry Homes Ar ea; Boulevard-Parkway; Ca pitol Avenue and Blair VillagePool e Cr eek. Any ne i ghborhood or organization can call for a meeting of the Community Rel a t i ons Commission. YOUT H MEETI NG: When much of t he nation was trying to keep young people fr om me e ti ng, t he CRC voted to hold a special mee ting and invite the yo un g peop l e o f Atla nta t o t he City Hall to give their vie ws on their ,0 1rm •pr oblems.. On Augus t 9th, mnre than 150 pac ked the Aldermanic Chamb er a nd spoke , fro m all parts of town, The views of all of their probl ems were pre t ty well summed up "nothing to do and nowhere to go . YOUTH CEN TER £.QJi PI TT 5_~URGH .&.B.ll.: Inspired by what he heard at the Youth Hear in g on Aug ust 9th, Michael Forkner of t he Pittsburgh area weht ba c k· a nd hun t~d up a · building which could be used as a youth center. Wit h t he he l p of t he EDA Center, community groups a nd individuals, a place wa s located which the owner agreed to lease f or this purpose. The Ci t y Par ks and Recreation Department is nenovating the building and will staff it, a nd f or the f i r s t time t he young people of the Pittsburgh are~ will have a place of t heir own. Congrat ula tions to all who have worked on thi s. MR. J OS EPH ~-.J YAN T: Mr. Wya nt has been appointed t o replace Mr. Al Keuttner who r es ig ned f rom the Comm is sion when he moved to Los Angeles to join th e s t a f f of " Pace". Mr. Keuttner's serv i ces as an original member of t he Commi s sion wa s a ppreciated by all. Dr. f '~ veland Dennard, another ori gi nal member of t he· Commissicin who r e s i gned l a s t · win t e:r r when he left At l anta to a ccept appointment by Ne w York City Mayor John Lindsey as Depart ment Commissioner for Human Resources . Dr . Dennard na s now Eecome Dir ector of the ne w Technical Institute of the Di s trict of Co l umbia i n Washing t on . Our congratulations to both. ~JSSIDN MEMBER l • t!_ . ALE X,1NDER, .§.B.. attended t he VJa shington meeting o f the new l y f ormed Ur ban Coalition , the Steerin g Committee of which i nc ludes Mayor Al len. COMMISSI ON CHAI RMAN I RV ING f. KALER was invited to Dallas, Te xas to _ me e t wi th t he Cit iz ens Commi ttee interested in establishing a Community Relation s Commi ss i on. t:!.B2,. VE.LMA STR ODE: t-'ir s . Str ode , officer in charge of liasion with local a ge ncies f or th e Commun i ty Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justic e , vi s ite d t he CRC at our request last month. Mrs. Strode is the s ister of t he Reverend Homer Mc Kewen, Atlanta pastor, and we want to thank her publ icly fo r her assistance wh i le she was here and at other times. �
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 29

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  • Text: COMMWNITY RE LATIONS COMM1S5l0N .l20J . ClTt HaLL. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. DILEl"lr','\ ~ OF THE CITY September, 1967 The Community Relati .__; 1::. Comm~SE",ion, since February, 1967 has. held 29 meetings and has heard from more than 350 private citizens and officials, including the Superintendent of schools, City Director of parks and Director of recreation, The Atlanta Housing Authority, and spokesman fo = the Indepe~dent Food Dea lerE, The President of the Atlanta branch of NAA CP, The Pre..,id e nc _f -z.:-u a ffj.li{Jtl!I of the SCLC. These meetings have been wel l re ported in the press and have resulted in some changes which were within the limits of autharity and resources of the officials. We find, however, that ma ny wrongs are beyond the legal and financial limits of present p~b lic 0cl icies and it is the dilemmas created by these limitations ~b2t th~ following reports illustrate. For convenience, they are divided in t o separ ~t e topics, but they illustrate the interplay of each on the ~thers and again and again point up that the unit of concern is a human being. Dilemmas iu. City Services: There is continuous call for more of all services --- streets µoved, sidewalks paved, trash picked up, garbage collected, police assigned to street beats, houses inspected-------. Trash and garba ge collections -- the sanitary
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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 31

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  • Text: f OR YOUR fNfORMATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION 1203 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA Report on Meeting with Staff of Bethlehem Center (located near Carver School) and Wesley House Centers (Southea s t and Southwest): on April 24, 1967 The staff who work with young people in these areas expressed . the following concerns: 11 That Police don't come 11 when you call them, or take so long that they are too late to help when they do ar r ive. That Police need special training to handle young people, That there should be some r e gistration and/or regulations concerning the possession of firearms and weapons. They spoke of increasing incidences of use of knives, etc. That laws r e lating to the sale of whiskey to minors should be more stringently enforced. That no more l i quor license s be a pproved for the area close to Bethlehem Center. They have opposed it at he a rings which they known about, but wonder where the he a rings are advertised. That mo re reh ab ilitative work be don e through the Juvenile Court. Te ndency to send clients home wi t hout much work - either a tti t ud e th a t nothing is wrong or th a t nothin g c a n be don e . Th a t people in the nei g hborhood are afra id to report som e o f t h e old e r yo u th, for fear of repri s als - both a dults a nd younger pe o p l e . a r e afra id. They h a ve ma d e v a r io u s cont a c t s with Police De pa rtm e nt, Juv e nile Court , etc . Th e y are still worried a bou t wh a t th ey fee l to b e a g ro wi n g "la wl es sness" and u s e of weapons, which they feel to be a pro b lem o f 11 Commun i t y Relation s ", How can community protect itself a ga inst peo p l e who in timid a te by threa ts, which a re not basis e nough for leg a l a ctio n or people who h a ve residents scared to swear out warrant against th e m? �
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  • Text: OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 TELEPHONE 5!!-4463 EXT. 433 1203 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 DY 11 , 197 r .• Herbert Jenki ns Chief of Police 165 Decatur Street , S . E~ Atlant ,. Georgia Der Chief J enkins : I hesit te even to repo t to you~ situation of which I m sure you are well aware . I do feel nn oblig3 t ion , ho· ver , to have it on the record th tat each Neighborhood Hearing which we have 1eld , there have been requests for incre sed police prot ction . The co™ion complaint is , when police i s needed , by the timo the call is put in and tho police arrives it is almost too late to do any good . Ther ere also gener 1 statements about the need for regul r patroling throu bout t h night . lam ware of the gre t shortage of personnel in the Police Dep rtment , but I felt sure that you ould w nt to have tbi report d to you . The res in which we h ve.hald meetings includes , Edg wood , Kirkw od , um erbill ; oplesto n ; Vine City , Li btning , eeh nicsville ., Pittsburgh , Dixie Hills , Bolton Bills , P rr Ho es , Scott C ossing , C nter Hill , Corey P rk , Grov rk , Bo en Ho s , Hunter 11111 , Almond Park , nd Simpson-Troy Str t. W ould be gl d to provide you with the namos of th individu 1 r sidents who presented these requests if this vould b of ny b"elp to you . inc roly , ( rs ,) Eliz K. xecutive Dir ctor KP : co ~ : yor Ivan All n / Mr . Irving K. Kaler , Ch ir ich rd r n , Ch ir Mr . n n of Polle sch 11 Co itt �
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  • Text: OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 1209 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303 TELEPHONE 5U-4,f63 EXT. 433 MR. IRVING K. KALER, Chairman. THE HON ORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ex-Officio President , Board of Aldermen. Ma y 5, 1967 COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA B AKER MIS S HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR. MR. C. G. EZZARD MOS T REVEREND PAUL J . HALLINAN A r chbishop of Atlanta MR. J OSEPH HAAS MR. AL KUETTNER DR. ROBERT E . L EE MR. ROLLA ND M AXWELL MR. F . W .' PATTERSON Ma y o r Iva n Allen, Jr. Ci ty o f Atl a nta Ci ty Ha ll At l a n ta , Ge o rg i a RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD MR. M. 0. "Buzz" RYAN MR. JACK SELLS Dear Mayor Allen: MRS. MARY STEPHENS THE REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL, Executive Director Mr . I rvi n g K. Ka l er , c h a i r ma n o f the Communi ty Rel at ions Comm i ss ion has asked me t o write on be h a l f o f t h e Commission t o accept th e resoluti o n c o ncerning the "H ebrew Benevol ent Congregatio n Award ", and t o express a p preciation f o r t he op p o rt unity t o act on b ehal f o f t he ci ty . Th e chairman will name a c ommi ttee t o wo rk o ut pla n s f o r i mplement i ng the res olu t ion , and I a m s u re th o se p ers on s wil l be i n t ou ch wit h you as s o on as t h ey are named . S in cerel y , ~M(!}~/~-K. ~~l Exec u tive Director EKP/mt cc: Mr. I rv i ng K. Ka l er �
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  • Text: ' ' . :1 ' fi ,, I !I /1 II ., ' •, 11 ., . · II ,, . ,., .· 't , •. ,, , .. 'j/'  :· I -r - ~. -; ' t , ... r, • • . ·p "I °' ..~: . . 1·:: ,: . 11 l ,1 '-'III _Ll i\/A- O LIVER r.U II. DltlG . 'I . ·" t• . .•·- ." J DE?A R TMENT OF LAW ·.t . ·, II ' ..  ! ' .! , .,. , ,.,) ., ; '.\' ,. .- . I, {, i, . . . :·.;;:;; Ado I\,._, , P ~ ~- - ~. 'a , G e o rg i a 1 0303 ~e. Feb ruar y 22, 1967 ,,i ,-,;:J-1 · , ',' :. ~  :, ,, ' • ; H C rmY 1_ . qo wo c 11 CITY n r, L;:, A T 1 0 1, r1 1.Y -\~L:... r;o J-:-~:-, : ;:::: • J'- · 1I"" , ,· : s J C1 1t . r-: . ~jUC:-i r" R TY .: 1 1~\ • L::.=',\, ~ .J K E Y F Enn t N Y . MI\ T l i t l'I ~ A S!; I ST /. rJT C I TY 1.. '- · IH C ',t :\ s.:. . C •i1.." ""C E J ,; •,• ~.": :3 . ~ ~:-C:::R / ,TTO f lt JCY ,'.::roe: :. · t c · -, .--.. -,P'\.lE'iS R0:':~~T .\. H·\R R IS HENRY M. '.1lJR.F F C" L ,\ ! ' . ! '.> I\ - - Mr . Jo e Akin 210 7 Orik View Roa d, S. E. Atlcinta, Georgia J R,. l E VS Dear Mr . Ak in: Miss Evely n Dewb e rry o f our o ff ice gave me t he substanc e o f her t elephone conv ersation with y ou l as t Sa t ur d ay regarding the pro per t y l oc a t e d at 21 0/~ Oa k Vi ew Road, S . E . I hav e re ferre d t hi s matter to Mr . J. H . Buch a n a n, Chief Housi n g Cod e I n specto r o f the City of Atl a nt a , s in ce t his is entirely within his area o f resp o nsibil i ty. I have asked Mr . Bu chanan t o h a v e o ne of hi s f i eld inspectors to get in touc h with you in order to see if some t hing cou ld be worked out in regard to t h e property. Be re c ent State law, five property owne r s c an bring a compla int against a property, have a hearing , and i f the property is in bad e nough shape, have the Building Official of the Cit y of Atlnnta to demolish the property or .to close it. Possibly, this would be the best ~ppr oach. If we can be o f further assistance to you in this matter, please let us know. Yours very truly, (\ \ \ ,. / . ,/ . IC" !~ '. .-; .... :· - .. ·; ·: . '.~·.. :: ,. :: 1 , ( , \ \ • " , . . -:) - I , ·, \. ) // . _, .: -.. • \ . , -" James B. Pilcher I JBP:at I ,,,,-- . ... , . ,, ···:· ·1~-:: =~ • ' ·' ....,, �
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  • Text: COMMUNITY RELA TIONS COMM ISSION, 1203 City Hall, Atlanta, Ga . 30303. Requ e sts for Help - Feb. 16 - April 15 1 1967 E-K .§.::.E M-P VC-L NtrJ City Hearing 19 20 19 16 23 34 3 l 4 Numb e r Speakin g Hou s i ng, - Low- rent 4 Ho using code 6 Real Estate companies 1 Atl a nta - DeKalb 2 Heal th -sanitation 3 Parki ng s igns l Traf f i c 2 2 Tr a ffic Li gh t s l l l l Sewe r s l 3 2 3 Sidewalks 2 2 Street lights 7 2 l Streets-condition 2 9 4 Recreation 3 6 Trash collection 2 1 Police protection 2 Schools 4 Vocational Rehab. l Zoning 3 General housing planning l 5 4 l l l 7 4 l 3 2 l 2 2 6 3 6 l 2 l l l 3 l l l 9 4 2 l 3 4 11 4 11 3 4 l l Public Housing Jobs Bus Service General 1 l 2 l 4 2 Youth pBrticipation 1 Interpretation of Problems l Food Stamps l Heal t h - Nursing Homes 2 Police - courts l Housing - integration 2 City Employment Practices l Police "brutali tyvJ l Public Hazards 2 Civil Defen s e policy 1 4 Loans, collections l Grady Ho s pital l Publ i c Health coordination l Public Facilities 3 \;Jages &. Hours 6 VP- y to column headings: E-K S-P M-P VC-L Vine City-Ligh t ning Edyewood-Kirk wood NW Northwest Area including Bowen HomesSummerhill-Peoples t own City Hearing - Public hearing Mechanicsville-Pittsburg General - Individual requests & n.; xi c: (Hills Th e se numbers do not necessarily reflect the degree of concern in e8ch Drea. For i nst ance, one r e quest might represent the wishes of a , civic }Pa gu e . EP:dwa 4/ 28/ 67 �
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  • Text: OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966 1£09 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303 MR. IRVING K. KALER, Chairman THEl HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., TELEPHONE 6H•U63 EXT. 433 June 23, 1967 Ez-Ofjicio President, Board of Aldermen COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T . M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA BAKER M ISS H ELEN BULLARD MR. R. J . BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS Mn. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR, MR. C. G. EZZARD MOST REVEREND PAUL J, HALLINAN Archbishop of Atlanta MR. JOSEPH HAAS MR. AL KUETTN ER Dn. RoBERT E . LEE MR. ROLLAND MAXWELL MR. F. W."PATTERSON RABBI J ACOB M. ROTHSCHILD MR. M . 0. "Buzz" RYAN MR. JACK S ELLS MRS. MARY STEPHENS THEl REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS MRS. ELIZA K. PASCHALL, Executive Director Office of The Mayor City Hall At l anta, Georgia Dear Sir: We are requesting the use of two (2) buses, to be provided by the Third Army, Fort McPherson , Atlanta, Georgia, t o transp ort seventy- five ( 75) teen-agers to a ba seball game to be held at the Atla nta Braves Stad ium on Sat urday , June 24, 1967 . The t e en-a gers live in the Boulevard section of Atlant a ; a n a r ea which we f eel tension i s develop i n g . They will have adequ a te super vision, seven (7) adults to be exact , that will a ccompan y t hem. Most of these teen - agers are members of, or fre quent, the At l anta Yout h Develo pment Center, a socia l agency in the community which will be res po nsible for this outing. If this request is 0gra nte d , we are asking that the buses meet the group Saturday, J une 24th at 12:15 PM at 666 Parkway Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia. ~:~=rsi.:IJ O t'i.t\ttt-. rr- t PicK E.iT, E.r:Ct:it i t c ser;t11t1ry Emcntm e· OUN\¥/. B\!\\~ l .·~·1:, : fr~~ 1S,•cr8.:1) , GrtnrnT1 f · ~ l "TT ' Cr :': ,ui.:n "• ' H r=. ' RY 1 �-2- Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz recently observed t h at the r a te of Negro unemployment will rise as busine ss a nd in du str y move awa y from forme r locations to new situa tions in a cce ssible to Ne g roes unless and until e q ual opportunity of residence is ava il~ a ble to all employees alike. Simply stated, unequal a ccess to job sites h ampe rs and i n increasing instance s de feats equal emp loyment opportunity . We a r e aware t hat limitations impo s e d up on the Atlanta Commu n ity Re l ations Commi ss ion by politic a l boundaries restrict fa i r h ousing ordin a nces which t h e Commission mi ght r e conm,end to t h e corporate limits of the City of Atl a nta . We are also aware that othe r u rgencie s such as sewage disp o sal, a ir p ollution and rap i d tra nsit, to mention only a few conspicuous ins t an c es , must e v e ntu a lly be dea lt wi th as Me trop oli tan Area pro l;, l ems. Howev e r, a beginning must b e made s omewhe r e by an e nligh t ened and progre ssive community . We q u es tion whe t he r At lant a c an a fford to sit i d ly b y awaiting p o s sib l e f utu r e federa l legi s l ation wh ile t h e h ous ing d ile mma i ntens i f i es with e a ch pass i ng month . Req ues ts pre s ented to Atl an t a f or fa ir housing l eg i s l a ti on hav e been par ried with the tri t e a rgume nt t h a t s uch l egis l a tion will on l y a cce l e rat e " f light to s ub u rb i a ". Th i s i s a n e asy a n swer a nd may h ave s ome e l e me n t o f fa ct. Bu t at l eas t such an o r d i n a nce wou l d t e n d t o s t a bili ze r es i denti a l areas in tra nsiti on withi n t he city limits , by e nco u ragi n g city-wi de d i spe rsal o f mi n o r ity families s e eki ng sui tab l e and d ecent homes with i n t he i r means. ~.n o pen o c cupancy ordinan c e would i n addition, recog ni ze t he rig hts o f f irst c l a ss c iti zen s h ip f o r a ll At lanta n s a like, irrespective o f race o r re ligion, -· �-3- by permitting every famil y to live in a neighborhood of its choice and compat ib le with its means and finances. We encoura ge further persuasion on the p art of the Commission directe d toward the enactment of a fair housing ordinance as a necessary concomitant of the "Forward Atlanta" movement. N~:z-~:::- Res p ectfully y ours, P r ogram Director jac:nc cc: Ma y or Ivan Allen, Jr. Cecil Al e x ander Dr. Benjamin Ma y s . Dr. Sanford Atwood Encl. ~ (.;,/~-(/ cf'7~ ernona Clay ton Housing Director �AMERICAN FR IENDS SERVICE COM MITTEE CO MM UNITY RELATIO NS PROGRA M Rm, 501, 41 Exchange Pl,, S. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30:J In the major citie s of the United States, tenements swarm with children, schools are overcrowded and understaffed, and people are out of work. Apathy overcomes many. For others, frustration erupts into violence. The heart of the city' s problems is the isolation of the people of its slums from the benefits of the rest of the metropolitan area. Discrimination in employment, zoning restrictions, discriminatory real estate practices, local tax structures, political boundaries all protect the affluent from the claims of the impoverished. . ·-·-:~ 1 • · --: - , ••.•'...CO . " • .·~-;- l 1 1 \\".~· , , ~~ jt- , • ...-::· • ... i·· I I t..~-< ·.. II All~ ~" -·· ·· Iii ii 'iii f' . ;~ Y{'f ._,· . ~ , ' __··. . . • • .& • • ~ ~~ . ,jj/A ·~ .. - ,. i ..... -- . I . ._#. I -.:,..., ...;, The s lum ' s pr oblems are pe rpetuated by powerlessne ss. Negro le ader s r ecogniz e that fr eedom cannot exist without equality and that political and e conomic power are e ssential p arts of equality. They are appealing to their pe ople to t ake pride in bl acknes s and unite in effective ac tion. The challenge to Negroe s to ove rcome fe ar and pa ralysis is accompanied by a challenge t o the white c ommunity to overcome its fear and int r ans igence. These chal lenges m us t be met . The Ame rican F r iends Service Com mittee str uggle s against exc lus ion of any minority from the mainstream of Americ an soc iety. Its programs in the c ities concentrate on getting people to recognize their own problems and t ake initiative in de aling with them. The programs search for new ways both to break down barriers and to build s elfreliance - ways that can be copied and adapted by other groups in other c it ies. ,CITIES, JOBS& HOUSES LANDLORDS AND TENANTS WORK TOGETHER In Boston, concerned with the problems of welfare tenants, the Service Committee is bringing together tenants, small landlords, and the welfare department to find solutions to the problems of apartments without heat, garbage that stands uncolle cted, falling plaster, rats, and roaches. In Chicago the Service Committee's staff has been working with the Chicago Freedom Movement beaded by Martin Luther King. Block clubs organized by the Service Committee have been conve rted to locals of the Union To End Slums. Contracts are negotiated between landlords and tenants, specifying the r e sponsibilitie s of each. If negotiation fails, the tenants may resort to a rent strike in which r ent is held in e s crow by the bargaining agent. Working in a depre ssed community in Pasadena, California, the Se rvice Committee has helped organiz e a businessme n's council, which is working on upgrading busine sse s and supplying new jobs. The staff has started youth programs for drop-outs and has helped form a young adult group to work on recreational programs and activities for young people. It has started an interfamily visiting program with churc hes in the area to give familie s a chance to know pe ople and places outside their own neighborhoods. A new program in We st Oakland is trying to e stablish communication among groups in the c ommunity, and b etween them and groups outside the are a. Distrust of the s urrounding world is so high that any m e aningful communic ation is difficult. Seminars ar e be ing planned to bring We st Oakland r e sidents and outside rs together in a neutral atmospher e wher e they c an explore mutual problems. The final emphasis of the program will be to stimulate the inte r e st and effo r ts of the wider community !n the problems of the people of We st Oakland. In a dense ly populated area of San Francisc o, the Se r vice Committee got togethe r p arents who had c omplaints about the elem entary school, and this group bec ame known a s the School Com mittee . They decided the logical place to wor k for changes was the PTA, but the princ ipal had repeatedly re fus ed to allow PT A meetings at night when working parents could attend. School offic i als cont inued t o discourage them . They petitioned the s uperintendent, with copies t o the press. Now, for the fir s t t ime in the history of the s chool , there are P TA meetings at night , and a parent has even been e lected trea s urer. PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE �EMPLOYMENT LINKED TO HOUSING Programs in San Francisco; Richmond, Indiana; and a new program to sta rt in Atlanta link two of the Se rvice Committ ee' s concerns- equal employment and fai r housing. A man's ability to find a job, and an employer's ability to hire him, may depend on his being able to live in the vicinity of the plant. The Committee feels that it is not enough to make employment open to all r egardl e s s of race , but that housing must be made available as well, and close to the job. Staff members found one government bureau in the suburbs of Washington that must s end a bus into the city eve ry day to pick up twenty secretarie s because r acial discrimination prevents them from living near the bureau. Many firms with government contracts have equal employment polic ie s . The Service Committee works with personnel people and executive s of the s e c ompanie s to help them s ecure housing in the community for qualified applic ants of a minority group . MANY PATHS TO FAIR HOUSING TRIED In 1951 the Se r vice Committee responded to a crisis that developed in Cicero, Illinois, following t he move of a Negro family into a p reviously all-white area. Since then the Committee has been increasingly involved in the drive to bring about equal opportunity in housing, believing that members of any group should be able to freely rent or buy in the neighborhood in which they want to live. In New York; Philadelphia; Chicago; Xenia, Ohio; and Muncie, Indiana, the staff of the Committee's housing program works with buyers, sellers, builders, the real estate industry, government agencies, concerned citizens and organizations, and members of the nonwhite community to open more areas for nonsegregated living and to create a receptive atmosphere for minorities moving into all-white communities. Staff members sponsor housing discussions on TV and radio, set up listing services to bring together the minority buyer and the will ing seller. They escort families to local brokers to assure equal service , initiate community education campaigns, organiz e "good neighbor" pledge dr ives, and hold buyers' confer enc es to inform minority families of their legal rights and to provide them with homebuying information and enc ouragement. The Committe e has helped fo r m fair housing coi,mcils, organiz e d sur veys of comm unity attitude s , and supported nondisc r iminatory housing legislation. It is now mobilizing Negro buyers and renters to take advantage of new openings and to confront real estate brokers with the need to change discriminatory practices. The Philadelphia Metropolitan Housing Program works with the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration in developing an affirmative policy of nondiscrimination. The present practices of these agencies and others are tested. Information is obtained on new developments built with FHA money and on foreclosures of FHA and VA mortgages. A range of approaches to the Negro community is tested, so that home s eeke rs can le arn of housing opportunities throughout the metropolitan area. AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE NATIONAL OFFICE: 160 NORTH 15th STREET PHILADELPHIA , PENNSYVANIA 19102 4M- 11 / 66-AFSC �June 12, 1967 Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall Executive Director Community Relations Commission 1203 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dea.r Mrs . Paschall: This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 7, 1967. Th.e meeting you referred to on the morning of Jun 6th w a me ting call d for th h ads of the vaJ"iou op r ting departments of the City Government. It has never been our pr ctice to include th x cutive director of th variou gove,:nment agencies uch as Civil Def n e, Metropolitan Planning Commie ion, the Atlanta Youth Councii, etc. - t th m etings. How v r, they re not closed me ting _ , nd w · would b happy to _ v you ttend future meeting if you o desir • I am sur th.at Mr. Collier Gladin, h ad o! the Pl nning D rtm nt, wUl be happy to furnish you with ny nd . 11 inform tion submitt d to th d rtm nt bead at th m ting on June 6th. Sine r · 1y your , R. E rl Land t Admini tr tiv .Aa i tant REL:lp CC: Mr. Irving Kaler �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 If09 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303 MR. IRVIN G K. KALER, TELEPHONE 5U-.U83 EXT. 433 Chairman THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ex-Officio President, Board of Aldermen June 7, 1967 COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE Mns. SARA BAKER Mrss HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR. MR. C. G. E ZZARD MOST REVEREN D PAUL J. HALLINAN Ar chbishop of Atlanta MR. JOSEPH H AAS MR. AL K UETTN ER DR. ROBERT E . L EE M R. ROLLAND M AXWELL M R. F . W."PATTERSON RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD M R. M. 0 . "Buzz" RYAN Mn. JACK SELLS MRS. MARY STEPHENS THE R EVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS Mr . R. Earl Lan ders Admin i st r at iv e Ass i s tant May o r ' s Office Ci ty Hall Atlant a , Geo rg ia Dear Mr . Landers: MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL, Executive Director I fa il ed t o r ece i v e n o ti ce o f the me e ting o f yeste rd a y mo rn in g , a re po rt o f whic h I saw on l a s t News . I won d er if i t would b e po ss i b le f o r me t o whi c h wa s re po rt ed at t he me et in g , and wh at s teps make sure that my n a me i s on the l i st f o r f u rther kind. De p a rt men t Hea d s nigh t ' s Te l ev i s ion o bt ain i nfo rmat ion I s hould take t o meeti n gs o f t hi s Sinc er e l y , ) l; c J< p~ ( Mrs . ) El iza K. Pa s c ha l l Exec u ti v e Dire ct o r EKP : mt �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 1£03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 TELEPHONE Sfl!-4463 EXT. 433 June 2, 1967 Mr . D n E. Sw t Director of Gov mm nt 1 Liaison City of Atl City Hall Atlanta, Georgi 30303 D r Mr . S t: Thi 1 in r ard to your 1 t t r r garding the VISTA proj ct a it ppli to the propo d Model N ighborhood Progr in At nta, 11 tanca from Mr . c. G. Ez ard, Pr id nt , S rhill Civic League , and m-~fter of the Atlanta Coamunity lationa Coamiaaion. A copy is att c d . In vi of hi request and your lett r of May 24, ar in gr nt that this r u t hould be part of your coordinating progr • Eit r 1 tter from you or conf r nc with Mr. Ezs rd would b greatly ppreciated. Our lghborhood e tinge v convinc d us of th int ns interest oft citisens 1n having additional information about th Model City, d v will le your sugg tiona a to wher thee inquirl.. uld b forward for information. The r qua t for Perhaps it would be help ul if you could meet with the --auia ion and ~ p lfie outline• of where the C • ion can be of at u iatance in this progr • �Page Two Mr. . Dan E. Sweat June 2, 1967 It goes without saying that .s ince our aims are identic land p :rallel that there will be overlapping responsibilities. While we feel a deep obligation to fulfill our functions as outlined by the Mayor and the Bo rd of Aldermen,, I am sure you know we do not · nt to duplicate services. W look forward to hearing from you. -sincerely, ~ -- db cc:,-/Mayol:' Iv n Allen~ .Jr. Mr. liza · .Pac 11 - 1, / ~ ler,. Chairman �-, C ITY OF .ATLAN,.T.A CITY HALL ATLANTA. GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison May 26, 1967 Mr. Irving K. Kaler, Chairman Community Relations Commission 1203 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Kaler: j ' I I was very surprised to learn that the Community Relations Commission had filed a Vista Project Proposal with the Office of Economic Opportunity for the purpose of providing a "reliable source of information on the various programs having to do with the proposed Model Neighborhood Program in Atlanta." As you know, the Model Neighborhood Program is a project of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta. A planning grant application was approved by the Board and Mayor on March 6th requesting funds to plan a Model Neighborhood rmder the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. A key part of this application provides for a Community Relations Coordinator, four Neighborhood Involvement Specialists and twelve Supporting Community Development Aides { citizen planners who will be employed from among the residents of the neighborhood.) A copy of the proposed organization chart is attached. --·1il. The wording of the Community Relations Commission application to OEO ( copy attached) implies: 1 ,, 1. That information provid e d through the Model City organiz ation might not be "r e liable" . 2. T hat groups must plan "independently" of the City o r M odel City ag e ncy. �May 24, 1967 Mr. Irving K. Kaler, Chairman Community Relations Commission Page Two The Model City proposal was developed with the cooperation of many groups, agencies and individual citizens of the Model City Neighborhood. Citizens of both races were involved. The Mayor's Office and all the agencies and groups involved in the preparation of the application have acted in good faith with all involved. We have attempted to provide reliable, intelligent and honest information on all phases of the program as we have progressed to this stage. We feel that the Model Cities organizational structure as proposed will be able to provide for full involvement and participation for all citizens and groups interested in being a part of the project. It is my opinion that any information group i:1-S proposed, using temporary outside residents such as Vista Volunteers, would tend to increase the confusion and anxiety which might exist in the community. Since the Model Neighborhood Program is being coordinated from the Mayor's Office, it would be helpful if any proposals which might affect the Model Neighborhood Program were discussed with . this office. If we are ever to hope to achieve full communications and coordination among our deprived citizens, we certainly must first be able to have cooperation and understanding among those of us who have been assigned to help. · ' ___P! Please be assured that the Community Relations Commission has the full cooperation of this office at all times . Since r ely your s , Da n E. Sweat Directo r of G o vernmental L i aison DES:lp . / CC: M a yor Ivan A llen» J r . ~ Mrs • .E:liz a P a schall �I . L ! r 1------j; ·.Senio1· Stenographer I B 1lannin;;;j C oor0.fr1a tor Community R elations C:001·dinator !· .. H:.::;teuoerapher 3tenographe1· -t Steno 0 raJ?her ·1 -Supportin 0 :,.=>hysical Planninc .)ll loan from partici2 ation acenci~s Suppa rtirq Gocio-economic i:::>lanni·11~ :::itaff on loan fron'l 1)articipating a[encies Neichborhooci Involvement S 1)ecialist,s ( 4) . . 3up.i::,ortinL Community Development Aides (12) PROPOSED ORGANIZATivN - i',~lDEL NEIGHDORHOC·D PROJECT STAFF CITY CF 11 TLANTA, GEORGIA - �---o·· -- -·-- . ·-· . . - ... - -- ? Appro1·a/ , xpirt1 Du,mbtr JI, I 966 (1, 2). Off ICE Of . ECOMOMIC OPPO ~T UNITY (FO:t VISTA VISTA PROJECT PROPOSAL om,1 us. ONLY) (3-1 CJ 41 SPONSOR INfO!tMATIO~ S~CTION I ~3 2. N O . AND STRE ET la . NAME Of SPONSO~ OR OTH:R PA~TICIPATING AGENCY . • · Comm unity Re 1 at ions Comm1ss 1or 3. CITY ~ TOWN 36-43 ~- COUNTY 5. STATE O 52-56 7. CODE ,. CONG~i:S57, SIONAL DIST. 5a 8. 4th & 5th 30303 Fulton Atlanta 12-35 6S Mitchell St., S. W. Room 1203 City Hall I Gsponsor Other parcici2 pacing agency 6 . ZIP Card No. 42 Ti:LEPHONE (Arta codt and ,rumbtr) l 404 !522-4L163 433,434 1Ext. THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED ONLY BY PARTICIPATING OR COOPERATING AGc:NCIES A. NAM! · OF SPONSOR WITH WH:CH THE AGENCY IS PA rn Cl?ATING OR COOP1:RATION l 0 (Chtet) Co-sponsor jointly and equally responsible for conduct of :,reject rnd supervision and support of volunteers 2 0 Will provide general !~p~rvisibn of the project Cord No. 4-3j12-36 11. NUM3ER ANO ST~EET (If dijftrml fro;,, 10. O FFICIAL REPRESENTING THE SPONSOR OR ~ARTICl?A TING @._ 9. RELATIONSHIP TO SPONSOR AND E:CTENT OF PARTICIPATION 3 0 Will undertak e conduct of proje=t and su~rvis i~ n 1!"!~ sup pore of vo l un · teers on default of primary sponsor 1) /t,111 AG.ENCY a, Name: b. Title: ,,, zi, cooe 13. STATE 12. CITY, TOWN, OR COUNTY u. TELEF'Ho,-..,: ( Arta cod, a,r,I ,rumb,r) .. I i' E 16. TY/>f o, l'roP05AL (Chtd) l of previously approved . project 3 0 17. TYPE 01' f>:IOJECT (Ch«.i.) O Rural communiry c!evelopment 0 lnJum-on reservation 3 0 Indians-off reservation ,4 0 Migrants , 0 Job corps-conservat ion 6 0 Ru ral-Appalachian 7 0 Other rural poor ... - Q:9 Initial proposal O Amendment or extension l ' Other/Sptrif,J ~ l 30 0 TNst Ter/y 2 31 e) 1:/rban community ~ •!· 18 . NO. 0, VOlUN TEERS O!JESTE0 2 0 Mentally ill O Job Corps -urhan 34 0 Justice n O Mencally r<"urdeJ 36 0 Ocher urban PN0RAB LE SA~ MASSELL, JR., Ez:-OJ;i.eio Presidcr.t, Boa.rd of Aldermen CO:'tI:'IIISSION M!<. T. pg. 2 of 6 MEMBERS II!. ALEXANDER, S R. 23. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA BAKER Relation to other Economic Opportunit§ ·Programs MISS HO.EN B t:t.LARD How will the activities of the proposed project be coordinated with·the community action program? llR. R . J . BUTLER llR. Rosr..u DOBBS llR. HA:lf!LTON DO UGLAS, llR. C. G. EZZAP.D JR. l!0ST REVEREN D PAUL J. HALLP. ?~ _er co_ s 11 1 met Robcl't o. Lowery, Fire Comm i.scity s summer a coo 1 Mayor Lindsay yes terday ap- i are ge tting the maximum value j ac,i vittes ~ needed. sioner. · T k F . If h d O11 t and th at 1 The chairma n of the coor- Robcl'l Shrank. Mrs. J ohnson anrl . pointed a Summer as orce , or eac ar spe_n . clinatin"' task force will be Fmnlt Espada of the Huma n ' of top city officia ls to coo'.di· tl~ese fu nd s are go_mg mtore~l: IBany Gottehrer, an assistant Resources Adn:tinistrallon .. n t recrea tion and comm u111ty- . a.eas where the:c I S the _g to the Mayor Mr. Gottchrer Wa lter E. Wa_shmgton , c_ha1rma n ; . -es t need," Mr. Lindsay said. I . . '> • • or the Housing Autho'.1ty. . a e development progra ms m deA ther ssi"nment of the . who ts 3~ y~ars old, has se1:ved Willi am H. Booth , chairma n of j I no · 11b I od 5 a : 0 t. t ' on lhc Antipoverty Operat10ns the Human Rights Commission. · . Ipressed ·neig ono ' task force Wlll be to 'l.t tac : Boa rd a nd the Special Summer Sidney Davidoff, assistant to t he ; I The 22-member group, winch Federal fund s to support the i 1966 Subcommittee. Mayor for Neighborhood P1·0- : includes nine Negroes and one program. LaSt year, New york A form er reporter Mr Gotte- grams. , . i 1 ' • . c·ty re ceived nearly $12-milhon Robe,·t M. Blum . .assistant to the ! Puerto Rican, will supervise I tl F d 1 G . ~rnnlent !hrer was a trouble shooter for Mayor for Neighborhood Little ie er a , ofov,. . c1·t Y ne1g . hb or h oo d s. c,ty . Httll ~. activities that range from the for h th c Off' E conomic' tl1e Mayor m . throug . e ice ~ . . this winter. Peter Aschk cnasy. deputy execu- , p_lacement of play streets and Opportumty, for s umm.z1 ac- , The Summ er T a sk Force is tlve directol', Dcpartmen.t or l fire-hydrant sp:11ys to tllc tivities. scheduled to hold week! meet- P a rks. . · · . spending of antipoverty fund s But the prospec ts fo r another !: t·I th ht Y ti John Foley, executive d1recto1, 1 . a t f wa lk· . d t . mgs un 1 e o wea 1er Police Athletic League. , d th '.1" e arian.,emen su ch allocation o no appear •s LarL,;, After that it 'will meet Dttvld L. Garth, special consultant ! mg lours by Mayor Lindsay bright at the moment, the , as often as is necessary. Its · to the Mayor. . through ghettos. May01· said. It was hoped that firs t meetin"' will be held Lillian Lampkin, executive direc- , In a statement announcing i a well-developed plan, prepared , Wednesday a°fternoon at City tor of the Youth Boapdj· D the appointm ent of the gro1;1p , i beforehand , might influence Hall. · Represen~lng ~e o ice C· 1Mr. Lindsay noted that the city I Congress t o appropriate money Thpoke of the problem e!lcou.ntered by U:. ir area being in the City of .Atlanta., yet in D kalb County. Hr .. Dou~lan., on behalf of the Co;ll!ll.,sion prol:lised our h lp in referring these co::iplainta to the proper city depart.!l~nt. Mrs. Ba!-:er sueE;ested thnt the telll.l ta ~e a gddcd tour of tl:e ar-so. . the civic leaders present offerred mll be worked out later~ -zhcnever to work up mi itinerary .. S ieral of' Plans for this our e can determine a ::mtu.:ill7 convenient tir.:e,. ¥.r. Ezzard spoke to the group asro? bled on t.ryinr; to esta l:!.sh good reln.tio "hips with the white ~ sidents rell"'.aining in the cor--.r.unity to onco'.lragc the., to rcr..nin.. told of the work t.be.t hnd been dooo in his own cor;,:,rmnity in this lineo .. . --/.2, • , ~ . , c , ( ~ This meeting chowotl that r!oSt of these proble!r.>$ arc tr.e rceult 0.1.. 14ck He 1-.,, ~A,":t. or comprehension on what_!! e.nd is not city respon~ibility and lac~ of know-hew as to -what city depart?r.ent to contact -whe:i-e or the need for city ucrvices erises. ·:e see here n ooed for our services in better infornrl.nb and clem-ing up this 1.:onf 1sion. �Edgewood-Kirkwood A ea Our suggestions ere h at 1 six residents of t he Comm those per sons who e appoint ru--1 ityo dv::...,o:..~y Cormni·::.te - , c ITI;)osed f e's c coir.2 i t tce ~r.3,. ers t o be p i eke from ttended t he me ting on .,. ,E:b ., 1 . Also, it is suggested that the E ' :rei:-:rood team rnake arrangements with Hr o . Long and Mro Yota to take us on a guided tour of the area o \,\ .... \\·., ', . \ "\ �-IDR YOUR INFORMATIOll COMMUNITY RELAT I ONS COMMISS ION 1203 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA Report on Meeting with Staff of Bethle hem Ce nter (located near Carver School) and Wesley House Centers (Southea s t and Southwest): on April 24, 1967 The sta f f who work with young people in these areas expressed the following conce r ns: II That Police don I t come" when you call them , or take so l _ong that they are too late to help wh e n they do a r r ive. Th a t Police need special training to h a ndle young people. Th a t there s hould be some r e gis tra tion a nd/o r re g ulat i o ns concerning the possession of firearms and weapons. They spoke' of increasing inc i dences of use of knives' etc. That laws r e lating to the sale of whiskey to minors should be mo re stri n g ently enforced. Th at n o more l i quor licen ses b e appro v e d f o r t he area c lo se t o Bethlehem Center. They h a ve opposed it at hearings wh ich they known about, but wonder wher e the he a rin g s a re advertised. Th at more r e ha bili ta tiv e wo r k b e do ne th r o u g h t he Ju ven i le Co u r t . Te n den c y to se nd clie n ts home wi t ho u t muc h wo r k - either at ti t ude that n ot h i n g is wrong o r tha t n ot h i n g c a n b e d one . That peop le in the nei g hborhood are afr aid to report some of t h e old er yo u t h , , fo r fea r o f r ep ri sa ls - bo t h adults a nd yo un g e r p e ople . a r e a f ra i d . Th ey ha v e ma de v a rio u s cont act s with Pol ice Depa rt me n t, Juv e nile Court, etc . They are still worried a bout wha t th ey fee l to be a gro wing "law l es sness" and u se of weapons, wh ich they fee l to be a problem of " Co mmu n i t y Rela tio n s", Ho w c a n commun i ty p rotec t its elf against peop l e who i n t im i d ate b y t hreats, which are not ba sis e nou g h fo r l ega l action or pe o ple who h a v e reside n t s scared t o swea r out warra n t agai n st them? ·' �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 TELEPHONE 5!!-4463 EXT. 433 1203 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 DY 11 , 197 r .• Herbert Jenki ns Chief of Police 165 Decatur Street , S . E~ Atlant ,. Georgia Der Chief J enkins : I hesit te even to repo t to you~ situation of which I m sure you are well aware . I do feel nn oblig3 t ion , ho· ver , to have it on the record th tat each Neighborhood Hearing which we have 1eld , there have been requests for incre sed police prot ction . The co™ion complaint is , when police i s needed , by the timo the call is put in and tho police arrives it is almost too late to do any good . Ther ere also gener 1 statements about the need for regul r patroling throu bout t h night . lam ware of the gre t shortage of personnel in the Police Dep rtment , but I felt sure that you ould w nt to have tbi report d to you . The res in which we h ve.hald meetings includes , Edg wood , Kirkw od , um erbill ; oplesto n ; Vine City , Li btning , eeh nicsville ., Pittsburgh , Dixie Hills , Bolton Bills , P rr Ho es , Scott C ossing , C nter Hill , Corey P rk , Grov rk , Bo en Ho s , Hunter 11111 , Almond Park , nd Simpson-Troy Str t. W ould be gl d to provide you with the namos of th individu 1 r sidents who presented these requests if this vould b of ny b"elp to you . inc roly , ( rs ,) Eliz K. xecutive Dir ctor KP : co ~ : yor Ivan All n / Mr . Irving K. Kaler , Ch ir ich rd r n , Ch ir Mr . n n of Polle sch 11 Co itt �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION·._ \ ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966 1f03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 ' TELEPHONE 5l1l1·4463 EXT. 433 lay 11 , 1967 anger Hof 'br u Restaurant 2581 Piedmont Rod Atl nt , Georgia Dear Sir : ~h s b en reported to this office th t sever 1 Negroes who went to your rest ur nt last eek s denied service bee use of r ce . I t lephoned the Bof _'br u Tuesd y around noon nd eked to peak to the person in ch rge , I did not get his n me . hen I report d this incident , I w s told "yes , th tis right we do not serve Negroes" . en I tried to continu the conversation , I s told "I h ven ' t tie tot lk bout this" . eh v check d ith the office of tb u • • District Attorney nd it h s been confir ed that such o refu al of service would constitute viol tion of the Civil Right ct. e c 11 this to your attention in the hops th t no on in the futur would be r fused s rvic in viol tion of th Civil Rights Act , with its ccompanying unpleas ntn ss . Slncer ly , ( rs.) Eliz K. sch 11 x cutiv Director lCP : t cc: F d r 1 Bur au of Inv tig tion Mayor l v n Allen ~ Chi f rb rt T. J nk1n Mr. Irving K. X 1 r u• • D p rt nt of Ju tioe �- -1 I I OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966 1£03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 TELEPHONE 511-4,l63 EXT. 433 ay 9 , 1967 r . Sterrs Johnson For the past to years or s0 0 I have been familiar 1th r . Sterrs Johnson ' s efforts to obtain employment in the Civil Defense OJ;'ganization of Met ropol i t an Atl anta . When I orked as ecut ive Direct or of the Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta , r . Johnson asked for our assistance . Mr . Johnson ha ~ documen s from his Commanding Officers in the Army Reserves attesting to his training and experiences in Civil Defense , and recommending him highly for work in this area . Mr . Johnson states that upon his early reques t s bout e ployment hews not notified th t such ppl i c tions should b sub itted to th St te Merit System, he then took the Merit System ex min tion nd passed it . He th n preced d 1th the hel p of the Council office to cont ct , in turn t he Dep rtment of the N vy , Equ 1 Opportunit y tl nta , the Dep rt ent of Defense , the qu 1 Employment Opportunity Co ission and the city of Atl nt • He · s tol d in ach case th t the gency involved did not h v jurisdiction over this . Th Dep rtment of Defense ckno led that the Atl nt Metropolit n Civil Def nse Org niz tion r c iv s Fed r 1 on y , but dvis d him that e ployment is through the St te M rit yst m, which put hi b c here be st rtod . the St t M rit Sy t m r 1st r had xpir d nd it r . Johnson tot ke the ex in tion gin . ving und r consid r bl about this tter , llr . Johnson did not p s the ex ination th t ti but shortly th r ft r took it ag in nd did pass it . (Mr . Johnson point out th t th r ppears to be no N gro x min r t th t orit Syst m and th th kno of no way to find out if t he r ports o f th x in rs r ithout pr judic) In Febru ry upon the tablish ent of this Co 1ss1on, r . Johnson gin a k d for h lp in hi effort to oot in plo ent in th Civil Def n Org niz tion . Gen r 1 Wood rd ur d us th t ploye r 1 cted ithout r gard to rac ltbough w kno of no ro ploy s in th prof ion 1 or oftic st ff of th c ntral Civil Def Organi• zation . Th n Mr . Johnson r qu about hi th t hi po ition r ind d that thi e xamination and cc: Mr. Eugen t I inquir th ev r 1 No . 1 on the r any tia if so on th n Kr . Johnson . tt rson , Atl nta Constitution rit Syst told th t t I r, but I was 1 took th �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 1209 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303 TELEPHONE 5U-4,f63 EXT. 433 MR. IRVING K. KALER, Chairman. THE HON ORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ex-Officio President , Board of Aldermen. Ma y 5, 1967 COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA B AKER MIS S HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR. MR. C. G. EZZARD MOS T REVEREND PAUL J . HALLINAN A r chbishop of Atlanta MR. J OSEPH HAAS MR. AL KUETTNER DR. ROBERT E . L EE MR. ROLLA ND M AXWELL MR. F . W .' PATTERSON Ma y o r Iva n Allen, Jr. Ci ty o f Atl a nta Ci ty Ha ll At l a n ta , Ge o rg i a RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD MR. M. 0. "Buzz" RYAN MR. JACK SELLS Dear Mayor Allen: MRS. MARY STEPHENS THE REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL, Executive Director Mr . I rvi n g K. Ka l er , c h a i r ma n o f the Communi ty Rel at ions Comm i ss ion has asked me t o write on be h a l f o f t h e Commission t o accept th e resoluti o n c o ncerning the "H ebrew Benevol ent Congregatio n Award ", and t o express a p preciation f o r t he op p o rt unity t o act on b ehal f o f t he ci ty . Th e chairman will name a c ommi ttee t o wo rk o ut pla n s f o r i mplement i ng the res olu t ion , and I a m s u re th o se p ers on s wil l be i n t ou ch wit h you as s o on as t h ey are named . S in cerel y , ~M(!}~/~-K. ~~l Exec u tive Director EKP/mt cc: Mr. I rv i ng K. Ka l er �OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1988 1f03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 MR. IRVING K. KALER, TELEPHONE 5U-U83 EXT. 433 Chairman THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ex-Officio President, Boa.rd of Aldermen May 4, 1967 COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA BAKER MISS HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR, MR. C. G. EZZARD MOS T REVEREND PAUL J. HALLINAN Archbishop of Atlanta, MR. JOS EPH HAAS MR. AL KUETTNER DR. ROBERT E . LEE Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall Atlanta , Georgia MR. ROLLAND MAXWELL Mn. F . W.'PATTERSON RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD Mn. M. Dear May or Allen: 0. "Buzz" RYAN MR. JACK SELLS MRS. MARY STEPHENS THE REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS K. p ASCHALL, E xecutive Director Mns. ELIZA Than k yo u for arrangi n g f or Mr. Kaler and me to meet with the Department Heads. With the d emands on eve r ybody's time we particularly appreciate havin g had this o pportunity, and i t wa s a pl eas u re for me to see ma ny old fr i e nd s a nd meet ma ny p e opl e I ha v e ha d c on tact wi t h bu t ha ve no t ha d t he pleasure of meeting before. Sinc e rel y , ( 1i ( Mrs .) ~ - Pa sc h a ll Exe cutiv e Direc t or EK P/ mt cc : Mr . Earl La nders Mro I r vi n g K. Ka l er �2107 oakv i ew :·ioad , .SE ' • Atlant a , Georg i a 30317 Ivia rch 21, 19 67 Community Relations Commission City Hall, Room 1 203 68 Mitchell S treet, S W Atlanta, Geor g ia 30303 Attn: Mrs. Paschall Dear Mrs. Paschall, We, the unde rsigned homeowners, have been informed by the City Attorney's office t hat five property owners can bring action wh ich can bring ab out t he closing of a pub lic nuisance. This pr oper ty is loc ated at 2104 Oakview Road, SE and is owne d by Pa ir and Maico Rea lty. It is known a s 11 h ouse on muddy hill rr. Th is company has owne d this pr ope rty for appr ox i mately 2. years and for this time it has been operated as a h ouse of business. ve have information that the house is unfit for human occupancy. T~e house, wh ich is located several humdred yard s fr om nearest street ligh t, is occupied by various tr ans ients with no evidence of moving in or out. One re gular, Loue lla Wh itting , has apparently occupied some p ortion of d ownstair s f or about 8 mont hs . We have obse r ved activities which dete ctives fr om Atlanta and DeKalb County have inf ormed us is evidence of lottery, bootlegg ing, prostitution, shoplifting and fencing. We do not mean to i mply that all of these businesses are conducted at the same time . The most annoying characteristic o f this house is the para de of ta xi s that arrive ,blow their h orns and depart all through the nig ht. A more entertaining feature is the· drunken brawls which occur i nside and out usually at night. �our re por ts to the police dep t. are i gnor e d , howe ve r, t he polic e do come to th is address whe n ther e is no disturbance, s pe ci f ic all y , February 18,1967 at 2:00 .AIVI uniformed, heavy-set wh ite ma le driving Atla nta Police car stayed about 10 minut e s. And Ma rch 17,1967 8:45Fl\ uniforme d, well-built, 6' white male driving Atla nta Police car stayed inside more than 15 minutes. ~his h ouse is a dangerous threat t o the city because Octob er: 14 , 1966 a mob c ong regated at this addr e ss and by 10 : 00 PM the street as far as the eye could see w~s blocked to traffic, bec ause stre et and lawn s were f illed with sever a l hundred drunken couples , many in their early teens. We we re told they were from the 4th Ward area. Many h omeowne rs in this area called many times for protection. We know of a t least 30 calls that were made. We were inf or med by Capt. Little at 11:15 PM that they were changing wat chs and it would be 1 h our before we could expe ct an officer to arrive . The first assistance to arri ve was in the form of Rev. Daniel Bryan of Kirkwood Christian Cente r at ab out 12:30 AM . After this episo de , we circulated a petition requesting re lief from this situa tion a nd collected over 100 concerned homeowners and taxpayers signatures · f rom this i mmediate area . We have in our possession a lette r signed by May or Ivan Allen stat i ng that he had checked city rec ords and no arrests have ever been made at 2104 Oakview Road, SE. We , t he undersigned hereby petition that this public nuisance and threat to the safety of the community be closed . �' ' . :1 ' fi ,, I !I /1 II ., ' •, 11 ., . · II ,, . ,., .· 't , •. ,, , .. 'j/'  :· I -r - ~. -; ' t , ... r, • • . ·p "I °' ..~: . . 1·:: ,: . 11 l ,1 '-'III _Ll i\/A- O LIVER r.U II. DltlG . 'I . ·" t• . .•·- ." J DE?A R TMENT OF LAW ·.t . ·, II ' ..  ! ' .! , .,. , ,.,) ., ; '.\' ,. .- . I, {, i, . . . :·.;;:;; Ado I\,._, , P ~ ~- - ~. 'a , G e o rg i a 1 0303 ~e. Feb ruar y 22, 1967 ,,i ,-,;:J-1 · , ',' :. ~  :, ,, ' • ; H C rmY 1_ . qo wo c 11 CITY n r, L;:, A T 1 0 1, r1 1.Y -\~L:... r;o J-:-~:-, : ;:::: • J'- · 1I"" , ,· : s J C1 1t . r-: . ~jUC:-i r" R TY .: 1 1~\ • L::.=',\, ~ .J K E Y F Enn t N Y . MI\ T l i t l'I ~ A S!; I ST /. rJT C I TY 1.. '- · IH C ',t :\ s.:. . C •i1.." ""C E J ,; •,• ~.": :3 . ~ ~:-C:::R / ,TTO f lt JCY ,'.::roe: :. · t c · -, .--.. -,P'\.lE'iS R0:':~~T .\. H·\R R IS HENRY M. '.1lJR.F F C" L ,\ ! ' . ! '.> I\ - - Mr . Jo e Akin 210 7 Orik View Roa d, S. E. Atlcinta, Georgia J R,. l E VS Dear Mr . Ak in: Miss Evely n Dewb e rry o f our o ff ice gave me t he substanc e o f her t elephone conv ersation with y ou l as t Sa t ur d ay regarding the pro per t y l oc a t e d at 21 0/~ Oa k Vi ew Road, S . E . I hav e re ferre d t hi s matter to Mr . J. H . Buch a n a n, Chief Housi n g Cod e I n specto r o f the City of Atl a nt a , s in ce t his is entirely within his area o f resp o nsibil i ty. I have asked Mr . Bu chanan t o h a v e o ne of hi s f i eld inspectors to get in touc h with you in order to see if some t hing cou ld be worked out in regard to t h e property. Be re c ent State law, five property owne r s c an bring a compla int against a property, have a hearing , and i f the property is in bad e nough shape, have the Building Official of the Cit y of Atlnnta to demolish the property or .to close it. Possibly, this would be the best ~ppr oach. If we can be o f further assistance to you in this matter, please let us know. Yours very truly, (\ \ \ ,. / . ,/ . IC" !~ '. .-; .... :· - .. ·; ·: . '.~·.. :: ,. :: 1 , ( , \ \ • " , . . -:) - I , ·, \. ) // . _, .: -.. • \ . , -" James B. 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Akin: Upon r e c eipt of your lette r I have checked th e r e cords of the Atlanta P olic e Department and find that there have been no a rr ests made at 2104 Oakview Roa d , S. E. May I a s sur e you that this area will r e c eive p r ope r protection. Sincerely yours, IAJr / br '\" "l , • 1 ' : ' 'lj' I 'l , I · • j1 . .. . c, ···11·' • ,' • • j I 1~ .. • ,. ' •' r �II COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION 1203 C!TY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA April 28, 1967 FOR IMMEDIATE REL .EASE At the request of residents of the Perry Homes, Scott Crossing areas, a Neighborhood Hearing has been scheduled by the Community Relations Commission for Thursday, May 4, 1967 at 8:00 p.m. at Wilkes Chapel, 2251 Perry Boulevard, NW. Individual citizens and groups in these areas are invited to come and bring to the Commission any individual problems or needs of the whole community. The duties of the Commission, which is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen include working to make sure that all areas of Atlanta have adequate public services and to prevent discrimination based on race, creed, color or sex in any part of the life of Atlanta. For further information, contact Community Relations Commission, 1203 City Hall, or JA 2-4463, EXT. 433. Chairman of the Commission is Mr. Irving K. Kaler. Executive Director . Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall is �COMMUNITY RELA TIONS COMM ISSION, 1203 City Hall, Atlanta, Ga . 30303. Requ e sts for Help - Feb. 16 - April 15 1 1967 E-K .§.::.E M-P VC-L NtrJ City Hearing 19 20 19 16 23 34 3 l 4 Numb e r Speakin g Hou s i ng, - Low- rent 4 Ho using code 6 Real Estate companies 1 Atl a nta - DeKalb 2 Heal th -sanitation 3 Parki ng s igns l Traf f i c 2 2 Tr a ffic Li gh t s l l l l Sewe r s l 3 2 3 Sidewalks 2 2 Street lights 7 2 l Streets-condition 2 9 4 Recreation 3 6 Trash collection 2 1 Police protection 2 Schools 4 Vocational Rehab. l Zoning 3 General housing planning l 5 4 l l l 7 4 l 3 2 l 2 2 6 3 6 l 2 l l l 3 l l l 9 4 2 l 3 4 11 4 11 3 4 l l Public Housing Jobs Bus Service General 1 l 2 l 4 2 Youth pBrticipation 1 Interpretation of Problems l Food Stamps l Heal t h - Nursing Homes 2 Police - courts l Housing - integration 2 City Employment Practices l Police "brutali tyvJ l Public Hazards 2 Civil Defen s e policy 1 4 Loans, collections l Grady Ho s pital l Publ i c Health coordination l Public Facilities 3 \;Jages &. Hours 6 VP- y to column headings: E-K S-P M-P VC-L Vine City-Ligh t ning Edyewood-Kirk wood NW Northwest Area including Bowen HomesSummerhill-Peoples t own City Hearing - Public hearing Mechanicsville-Pittsburg General - Individual requests & n.; xi c: (Hills Th e se numbers do not necessarily reflect the degree of concern in e8ch Drea. For i nst ance, one r e quest might represent the wishes of a , civic }Pa gu e . EP:dwa 4/ 28/ 67 �
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  • Text: OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968 If09 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303 MR. IRVIN G K. KALER, TELEPHONE 5U-.U83 EXT. 433 Chairman THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ex-Officio President, Board of Aldermen June 7, 1967 COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE Mns. SARA BAKER Mrss HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER MR. ROBERT DOBBS MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR. MR. C. G. E ZZARD MOST REVEREN D PAUL J. HALLINAN Ar chbishop of Atlanta MR. JOSEPH H AAS MR. AL K UETTN ER DR. ROBERT E . L EE M R. ROLLAND M AXWELL M R. F . W."PATTERSON RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD M R. M. 0 . "Buzz" RYAN Mn. JACK SELLS MRS. MARY STEPHENS THE R EVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS Mr . R. Earl Lan ders Admin i st r at iv e Ass i s tant May o r ' s Office Ci ty Hall Atlant a , Geo rg ia Dear Mr . Landers: MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL, Executive Director I fa il ed t o r ece i v e n o ti ce o f the me e ting o f yeste rd a y mo rn in g , a re po rt o f whic h I saw on l a s t News . I won d er if i t would b e po ss i b le f o r me t o whi c h wa s re po rt ed at t he me et in g , and wh at s teps make sure that my n a me i s on the l i st f o r f u rther kind. De p a rt men t Hea d s nigh t ' s Te l ev i s ion o bt ain i nfo rmat ion I s hould take t o meeti n gs o f t hi s Sinc er e l y , ) l; c J< p~ ( Mrs . ) El iza K. Pa s c ha l l Exec u ti v e Dire ct o r EKP : mt �
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  • Text: 245 Atlanta Avenue, S. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30315 May 18, 1967 MAY' 19 REC'D Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall Executive Director 1203 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mrs. Paschall: The Summerhill Civic League would like the help of the Commission in some way to enable the residents to get current information on the Model Neighborhood Progr~~ as develo9ment occur. The suggestion has been made that we might get one or two VISTA Voltu"l.teers assigned · _ _ to this area to work with tha Civic League as kind of "Information Aids". We understand, howe ver, that the VISTA ifolunteers would have to be formally assigned to some gro up with a staff me1;1ber to supervise them. i·Ie wonder if the Co:m.r .ri.ssion could serve as this kind of no:ninal sponsor ·w ith us to help the Volunteers find out where to get information and how to keep curr·ent on it. The Civic League would decide what we need them to do, but we would need your hel9 in how to do it. As you know, it is in1portant that people who live here to be reassured that t'here is a way for thein to keep up with ·,;hs.t is going on. We believe that having this kind of ser·1ice throu gh the VISTA Volunteers would ans,-.-er our needs, and I ha-,J'e reason to believe that 3or.ie of t he 7ISTA Voluntee rs would be very happy to do this. Very truly yours, t;:.l f.~vcL /pt!& . c. G. E7. zard President, SUiill~erhill Civic League CGE/jrt cc: I rving Kale r .. , r �
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  • Text: y 30, 1967 Mr. H . O . Hambrick 386 Patter A enue, S . E . At1 nta, Georgia D r Mr. H brick: 1 dge l'eceipt of yo letter of the changt, · in your neighbor- 1 fo r y r letter to the C ·ty Relati.oxw COJXIDlJia Ion · they v. full info tion this Sincer ly y l All n, M yor lAJr/br , ,/ . CC: Mrs. Eliza Pascall ' Jr. • �
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  • Text: From The Atlanta Journal Monday, April 24, 1967 The New Commission ATLANTA'S new and official Corumwiity Relations Commission has made a fast start in its work to further communications across lhe city and in effect bring democratic processes into fuller use by those who have been lc1rgely beyond them. The commission was created by the mayor and Board of Aldermen last November. Its 20 members, representing a wide range of community leadership, were appointed in December. In January the commission chose as executive director Mrs. Eliza Paschall, a respected veteran of human relations work whose familiarity with the immediate problems before the commission is deep and of long standing. The commission, despite the small size of its financial resources, has moved immediately (though cautiously and with circumspection) into some of our most pressing problems. It consequently will annoy some of those who would rather not look at those problems at all, or who feel that they are the special property of standing bureaucracy. We are especially impressed by the outcome of the first hearings held by the commission in the slum areas. Through thls opening of channels and thls offering of a forum lo people whose views otherwise might not be heard in the cowisels of city government, the commission has increased the contact between city government and a very large part of the population of the city. Already there is the kind of feedback that is badly needed. What the people in Vine City are thinking about recreational needs there, what the people of the Pittsburgh area need in the way of police protection, what Sumrrterhill's people have to say about housing conditions-these are important feedbacks from the commission's work so far. The commission also has a role to play, and is beginning to play it, in areas that have been in racial transition residentially and need a stabilizing· influence. We think the commission is off to a good start. It deserves strong support from the Board of Aldermen and the city at large. �
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  • Text: FOR vmm !Nf ORMATION THE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1967 iCity Moves to Avert Summer Unrest 1 The task torc e· w1il be re·bl f th 1· t·j mcmh cr of the task force be- Thoma.~ A. Vam Sant or ih e Boarrl By SETH S. KING spons1 e or c spenc mg o " _ . L' d . . 'd, ',, of Education. II f d5 tha t become available , L,rn,-e, Mi. m ~ay s,u , ex. . Acting early to ker-p the j a un . . perience h'l.s shown th at even J ames W. Smith, assistant to Lhe . , ,. I" / n-.1 t nt 10 . 1 f n . Mayor for Community R~lali ons. .1for community proJects. 0 one, "We want to be sure that we ;:> ?~ _er co_ s 11 1 met Robcl't o. Lowery, Fire Comm i.scity s summer a coo 1 Mayor Lindsay yes terday ap- i are ge tting the maximum value j ac,i vittes ~ needed. sioner. · T k F . If h d O11 t and th at 1 The chairma n of the coor- Robcl'l Shrank. Mrs. J ohnson anrl . pointed a Summer as orce , or eac ar spe_n . clinatin"' task force will be Fmnlt Espada of the Huma n ' of top city officia ls to coo'.di· tl~ese fu nd s are go_mg mtore~l: IBany Gottehrer, an assistant Resources Adn:tinistrallon .. n t recrea tion and comm u111ty- . a.eas where the:c I S the _g to the Mayor Mr. Gottchrer Wa lter E. Wa_shmgton , c_ha1rma n ; . -es t need," Mr. Lindsay said. I . . '> • • or the Housing Autho'.1ty. . a e development progra ms m deA ther ssi"nment of the . who ts 3~ y~ars old, has se1:ved Willi am H. Booth , chairma n of j I no · 11b I od 5 a : 0 t. t ' on lhc Antipoverty Operat10ns the Human Rights Commission. · . Ipressed ·neig ono ' task force Wlll be to 'l.t tac : Boa rd a nd the Special Summer Sidney Davidoff, assistant to t he ; I The 22-member group, winch Federal fund s to support the i 1966 Subcommittee. Mayor for Neighborhood P1·0- : includes nine Negroes and one program. LaSt year, New york A form er reporter Mr Gotte- grams. , . i 1 ' • . c·ty re ceived nearly $12-milhon Robe,·t M. Blum . .assistant to the ! Puerto Rican, will supervise I tl F d 1 G . ~rnnlent !hrer was a trouble shooter for Mayor for Neighborhood Little ie er a , ofov,. . c1·t Y ne1g . hb or h oo d s. c,ty . Httll ~. activities that range from the for h th c Off' E conomic' tl1e Mayor m . throug . e ice ~ . . this winter. Peter Aschk cnasy. deputy execu- , p_lacement of play streets and Opportumty, for s umm.z1 ac- , The Summ er T a sk Force is tlve directol', Dcpartmen.t or l fire-hydrant sp:11ys to tllc tivities. scheduled to hold week! meet- P a rks. . · · . spending of antipoverty fund s But the prospec ts fo r another !: t·I th ht Y ti John Foley, executive d1recto1, 1 . a t f wa lk· . d t . mgs un 1 e o wea 1er Police Athletic League. , d th '.1" e arian.,emen su ch allocation o no appear •s LarL,;, After that it 'will meet Dttvld L. Garth, special consultant ! mg lours by Mayor Lindsay bright at the moment, the , as often as is necessary. Its · to the Mayor. . through ghettos. May01· said. It was hoped that firs t meetin"' will be held Lillian Lampkin, executive direc- , In a statement announcing i a well-developed plan, prepared , Wednesday a°fternoon at City tor of the Youth Boapdj· D the appointm ent of the gro1;1p , i beforehand , might influence Hall. · Represen~lng ~e o ice C· 1Mr. Lindsay noted that the city I Congress t o appropriate money Th
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  • Text: Community Rela tions Commi ss ion 12 03 City Ha ll Atlanta, Ge orgia Perry Home s , Scot ts Cr ossing are a 2 Neighb orhood Hea rin g 2 Thursday, May 4, 1967 at Wi l k es Chape l Church, 22 51 Perry Bou.levardo This meeti ng was arr a nged by and he l d at the request of the residen t s of the area. Mr. Dobbs and Mrs. Paschall exp l ained the establishment of the Commis s ion ; ask ed fo r he lpf ul suggestio ns as well as problems. 1. Mr s . Odessa Hil l. Need rec r eation a r ea; sewe r s inadeq uate for all water that runs down from J a ckson Parkwa y; area needs a Jr. Hi gh ; Archer going on d ouble session . 2. Mrs . Frankie Simpson , 1 721 Barrett Dr i ve 1 N. W. Children need r ecreation are a . 159 signatures . Copy of peti ti on to Mr. Deli us with Randall Stre et is be comi ng a c ar dump i n t he Bolt on Hills are a. 3. Mr s. Mary San f ord, Pre s ident, Te na nt s Assn., Perr y Horne s . 1 000 familie s in Pe rry Homes; 67% headed by working women ; teenagers nee d places to play and s upe r vi s ion ; hav e a sked various public age nc i e s for h e lp ; 4 000 ch i l dren - the Communi t y Center was not in t he ori gi nal p lans a nd it is l ocated in a danger ous and inconvenient place on (Proctor) Cree k , no bus s ervice t o it and hard fo r chi l dren to ge t t hereo Ne ed traffic l ight at Perry Boul evard and Ke rry Driv e; asked Mr . Pirkle at Transit Co. ab out bus s ervi ce f n ot much help o Basements at project could be used for recreation but no toilet facilities. , Commun ity Ce nter lea s ed - to YMCA , which sh ows preference �2 to those who join YMCA; Te na nts Assn. buys $200 worth of memberships but still many who can't join; women work mostly in domestic service , at $6.00 a day, plus carfare. Mr. Dobbs pointed out that this area is isolated from rest of the ci ty. Plans to add 1500 more public housing units, but no plans for additional school. 4. Mrs. Olivia Pullen, 2760 Marco Drive, N. W. Need Boys Club , YMCA , YWCA in t hat area . Mrs. Sanford said recreation dept . is developing a ball park and tennis courts at Gun Club Park, children can 't afford tennis rackets, ·would be better to let them play in the spac e. 5. Rev. Dav id Mid dlebrooks, 1857 Spring Avenue, N. W. 355-6338, Forest Grove. Area is olated, need extended bus service , particularly so young girls will not have to walk so far g oing home, some have been molested . Street paving needed - on Spring Av e nue, Francis Avenue; sewers there but not connected. 6. Mrs . Darthula Stanfield, 2535 Abner Pl a c e, N. W. 792-7441. Need sewers so bad you ucan't eat y our dinner." ( Mr . Dobbs said Proctor Creek smells so bad at times people can 7 t stay i n their house.) Several vacant lot s - need 11 no dumping" signs; old cars on Arn o and Hollywood, told needed permit to get them moved . New Finch School - beautiful but no auditorium or gym , no place for meetings such as PTA ( opened in Sept . 1966) . 7. Mrs . Frances Strickland, 2598 Abner Place . No place to play, vacant lots could be cleaned off. Bus comes fast �3 down street, dan gerous for ch ildren pla ying in street. She is sponsor for a little teenage club b u t " they have noth ing to do; nowhere to go.n 8. Mrs. Jes s ie Gas t on , 2330 Perry Boulevard 7 # 30 . Lot, need equipment for c hi ldren to play; mothers will take turns supervising. 9. Mrs. Glayds Palme r ; Mrs. Arie Shelman 2 1818 Hollywood Rd . N. W. Need police protection at nigh t; need play area; should close pool room at Hollywood Plaza on Sundays. 10. Mrs. Fra nces Gha ni , 2111 d l a riss a Drive, Apt. 621. Need better bus service 1 need shelters for children . to wait for bus, ha ve to sta y from school if weathe r is bad ; need ·police pa trol at night; play area for s ma lle r child re n ; creek od or is bad. 11. Mrs . Eddi e Lee Doz i e r , 2L~l7 Clari s sa Drive., N. W. Pr octor Creek has od or a nd m6s qui t oes ; ' 'wen t down to City Hall a bout sewe rs ", but nothi ng d one . Need r e c rea ti on area - F inch Sc hool grou nds locked a s soon as sch ool is out, would be good play are a for ch i ldren . 12. Mrs . Jeanet t e Trimble, 13 70 Drew Drive . Closest libr ary on J one ~ Aven ue , need library; 24 hr . police protection ; t raffic light on Kerry a nd Drew; s peed i ng on Pe rry Boul e vard ; could use basements f or r e c reat ion ; dangerous to ge t to Community Center - dark , on creek ; need t o enfor c e school a tte ndance l a ws; mor e day care cent ers. Rev . Williams said all Negro schools are ove rc r owded ; one way to deal with it is for "you peop le to rais e hel l about i t 7 u going to �4 have to sustain your protest; Board of Education needs to know you are not going to tolerate these condit ions; should fill up some of the empty seats in other schools. Mrs. 13. we can't pay for bus service to other parts of town. Mrs. Minnie Maid son, 2314 Ab ner Place. Sewers inadequate since all apartments have been built; sanitary dept. comes out once or twice a week but t hat isn 1 t enough; open sewer at 2315 Abner Place, N. W., dangerous for children playing. 14. Mrs. O. Wheeler, 2436 Abner Place, N. W. ·complained of discrimination against couple of Moslem religion who answered public appea l for additional Negro adoptive parents; were denied child because of religion; appealed to local agencies and State Departmen t of Famili and Children Service, but no help. ~lso said dog catchers come and "take dogs out of your yard; take the dog sleeping on front ste ps." They said a Sinclair service station at corner of Covington Highway near Conyers charges deposit for bottles and then refuses to re turn deposit when bottle is returned; mentioned discrimi nation against blind; need for night police patrols; too great a tax burden on homesteaders. 15. Mrs. Trimble . Trouble with public housing is with managers, not head offi ce ; manager has last say; tenants are afraid to complain . Mrs . Pullen: 10 years in public housing; it is a good place; rules and regulations are given. 16. Mrs. Don Gates 2 1488 Kerry Drive.. Usually know of charges ahead of time. �5 17. Mrs . Carrie Smith, 54 Drew Drive . Need for recreation area. 18. Mrs. Reagan, Perry Homes . When teenager g oes to work rent goes up t oo much; child has no chanc e. to r ise. 19 . Mrs. Ruby Hawk . Charged for a new screen door without asking, one little. hole i n it; d iffere nt charges f or same things; when she moved she was charged for things that were there, but s he was told, when she asked if they would look again, they ndon 1 t check but one time"; Wha ~ are. plans for Summer activities for c hildren in Perry Homes ? 20. Rev . C. A. Samples, Westmoreland Drive . Reminded the group of the cour t c ase re Joseph i ne Williams, to be heard Tuesday in Superior Court . Said city could make Model Neigh- borhood of Rockdale urban renewal area, vacant land, demonstrate how to buil d homes, etc.; people need to be able to get ahead before the rent goes up. Need informati on on U.S. program that gives Cuban refugees $2000 loan for house, plus $25 a week while waiting for job. Robinson School built with no playground. 21. Mrs. RosaLee Miller 2 2416 Clarissa Drive 2 N. W. She is paying sewer tax but no sewers connected. �
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 18, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | 1967
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017