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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 1

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  • Text: ATLANTA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC, FULTON-DeKALB-COBB-CLA YTOfll-GWINNETT COUNTIES 167 WALTON STREET, ATLANTA, GA . 30301 / N.W . , BOX 103B JACKSON 8°34B1 October 4, 1967 Mr. Duane W. Beck, Executive Director ~ Community Council of Atlanta A:rea, Incorpor ated 1000 Glenn Building · 120 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Duane: In response to your letter of September 6, in behalf of the organization's participating in the development of a basis public recreation program for the City of Atlanta, the Community Chest acted favorably upon our participating in this study in making available $2,500 toward the cost of this project. It is our understanding these funds s·hould be used to cover cost of items that could not be provided from the budgets of the participating organizations. We are pleased to note that the Cormnunity Council will co-ordinate this activity. The Community Chest, as a major source of operating funds for the Community Council, is also cont ributing to the "in kind" staff services which the Community Council will be providing. Through the emphasis of cthis study will be on the development of a public recreation plan for the City of Atlanta, we hope that to the extent possible, consideration will be given to the private sector. Sincerely, N. F. Novak, ACSW Director Agency Relati ons Divisi on NFN/ cm cc: Study Participants lllADLIY CURIIY, II, DAKIN I, PIHIS AL I, RICHARDSON IOIERT L, FOREMAN, JR, MONTAGUE L. IOYD, JI, J, I, STONE WILLIAM A, PARKEI, JI, RICHAID C, HICKS Pli,IIIESIDENT VICE - PRESIDENT VICE - PRESI D ENT VICE.PRES I DENT VICE-PRES I DENT TREASURE.flt ASS I STANT Tlilll:AaURIII EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR �
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 22, Folder topic: Community Council of the Atlanta Area | 1967
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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 2

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  • Text: THE CITIZENS a SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANK ATLANTA, GA . March 16, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen> Jr. City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: You very kindly agr-eed to talk with the Board of the Commerce Club at their next m€eting about the Community Council and its role in the life of the city. You asked me to brief you. Here goes. The letter attached gives you my general feelings as to past accomplisru~€ nts anu future purrose of the Council. At a m~eting of leading foundations yesterday anrJ the Council 's o.m Board of Directors today, the position taken in this letter was reaffirmed with one exception. B~th groups felt the Council on its own initiative should not be an im~lementing b~dy in the future. I very mu ch agree. The im~lemen ting role of the Council was ~ne as sumed in the past because there was no other place to lodge certain idea s for action . The principal i mplementing forces in our COffiilUrlity s hou ld be local g~vernn1,e nts and the Cow'lll.mity Chest . The War on Poverty belongs to the local CO!n!!lunity, not to the Federal Government. It has been working and should c:>ntinue to work through local groups. Officials of the Corrm.mity Chest, the War on Poverty and some l oca l goverP.ments have spoken out str~ngly about the need for a professional fact finding and social planning resourct: f or t he gr€atc r Atlanta area, one that is auequately staff ed t o do t he j ob and independent enough to call a spade a spade. This sort of council not only can help get more federal and state money for the city but also by good planning can assume tha t ir.oney sp-e n t en programs goes as far as possible. ,· - �THE CITIZENS & SOUTHERN NATIOt~AL BANK ATLANTA . GA . Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. March 16, 1967 Page Two To keep planning within t he ·control of t'ie loca l community, b asi c o pe ra tin g funds for the Corr,muni ty Council s hou ld cof!"c from 10°: al r a t he r t ha n federal sources . Officials of the Commun ity Chest in genera l c1re L--i agreement with their r espons ibility for increasing Cb.est st1p p or t and for sha ring the Council's b asic o pe rating buuget with loca l governments. Loca l governments, which t wo yf>,n·s ago gave no unrestricted fu nds for the sup port of the Council, t h is ye ar are contributing $27,500. This bc:se must be ex.p ar.ded to include othe r c~mnties rind cities in t he metropolitan Atla nta area . A service you could d:, the corrmunity and the Council is to affirr.1 the need for a strong professional plann ing council and the res pons ibility of public and private bodies f0r s e eing tha t the Council i s adequa tely fi~anced to do its basi c job. After t he base budget is funded , the Council rapidly ,,;ril l get in a better posi ti:m to contract with the ci ty, counties, f~undations and other local groups to do special prcgrmr.lil ing and other work . Since I shall be out of town the next couple of weeks, Duane Be ck can furnish you other data which you ma y want before the meeting of the COl"rroerce Club Board. Cordially> James P. Furniss ... JPF/as Attachment P. S. Some of the places where the city of Atlanta and Corrmuni ty Co>J ncil have worked most closely together a r e listed en the attached sheet. J.P. F. �
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 22, Folder topic: Community Council of the Atlanta Area | 1967
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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 3

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  • Text: THE C1TIZF.NS 6: SOUT H E:RN NATIO N AL B A NK ATLANTA, GA. CI TY OF ATL-1\NTI\ -- c o~.AUNI TY COL' NCIL Pt"'incipa l l1r eas of Collabora tion 1. Des i gn of the :11\n ti- poverty" Program a pplication 2. Soci a l Reso;.;.1•c es S tud y under C. I. P. 3. Assis t ance i n de veloping Model Cities a pi;>licati on l{-. Re vis i on of " Federa l Aids Pr ograms - Atlanta•t 5. Chronic a lcoholism -- plann ing ,. . �
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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 4

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  • Text: . , ., Com:r.--::...uni·~y Council o-$;the Atlanta Area inc. ONE THOUSAND GLENN BUILDING, 120 MARIETTA ST., N. W, ATLANTA, GEORGIA j 30303 TELEPHONE 577-2250 February 15, l9G7 I ... "r. Boinfeuillct Jones, President Emily and Ernest V.'ood:-.iff Foundation 230 Peacht:..·oo Strc0-t, N. W. Atl~nta, Gcor~i- ~0303 Dear Bo: ~ You &ad I talked recently about the Cor.u:iunity Council, whero it hns been, where it is ~oinr; and 'wh.lt it needs. The Council needs your hcl;, r.0.1, not to fu_lfill ori::;in;il o·.::,jcctivc.a (which it has done· in some c.cusu1·0) but to fit n new' rolo in t:i.le co:i;>lex and browin~ society which 1s Atlnntn today. W-~en,cstablishcd iu 19w, the Com1cil was ~ivon a ~rant of $50 ,oo:) a year fo-..· fi V3 ;yc.:.r.; by your ;?0:.1.,..,,C:.-i.tio::i. Tt.o Co;m:.unity CheGt ~.atchcd .this Stu::.. Tua goals w~r~ - solu-:io:.1s -. to find ccordinuto , i i i I i I .,I . to the p::-o·..:.le.:15 of ;>vv..,_··.::· pt:::ilic ~nd p:.. iv;:,te soci::il ~- - .. ~ie:l to , , to cli~inato ~nproductivo a~cncies throu~n wo~-:;ar / to provide tno co~.::1unity Chest with n decioioni.i.akinz ca,acity for its fund allo~ation pro~leras. ~ .. "'· At its ince;ition, the Council '\iJJ.S looked u;iv~ as a :;o·.:-:;::1tinl social planning and coordin:itinc force for an a:.c~ th~t !.:i-::.rnd any effective or~:miz::ition of it~ kind. I r~~cmb~r Co1£~il 3J~-:-d Eembers :mn.k.inz specc~c~ at civic clubs, pro.nisin~ ::ill . tbin~s to all people even bef ora it h:id a ;,rot css io:::1al executi v.a or ::..:...; t.:id .a chance to tr-uly ineasuro tile dimunsions ot the job. · S0::....: -;~ou::;ht of social planni~ as a study of n ainzle social a:;cncy. O"i:hc1 a saw it as a dotailed guide for allc-catini soci::il welfare ~ro~r.u..s for a 4 4 ten-year p,ariod. ' I iI I �·- -- ·---· ··- --- -- - Mr. Boisicuillot Jones 2. February 15, 1967 Altbouza effective inn n~bcr of urens, ~ho Cou:icil spcilt a ~ood part of the first fivo years oearclling for a grip on social planni~ and problems tho.t l~opt zhi:ftir.;; and 1;ro-,1ine. Siuco 10CO, the Cou..,cil has ~ot a n~or o! t~o fou.i.ders' objectivc3. Othera it can moot within tho n~~t five year--~. Still othora way require diftcrunt upprroches from orizinally envisioned • . Let's look at the record. ,. On tho score of tho problo;:r.3 of povorty, the Cou..,cil: Ex~:ritontcd >11th no·.1 wo.ys of dalivcrin;;; sel"vicc.:J • _.;:_\ . to tho per !.n We.:;t Zr.cl, ;:ar..icula::ly those ~hich ,;.,c,uld b.clp b.:-e~ th0linqucncy . CO;:;;;)at Cri~o rold Juvenile Assistance in settin~ up r;:;ory's Co~~ittea on Chronic Alcoholism ~ I i i On oli::.:ination of unproductive. a~cncie~ throu~h ner~er, the Council's score is iow for rcusons outlined l ~ter in this letter, It ~as involvod in tho ~er~o~ of a~cncies servln~ the blind .and did devise a way to coordinate se~ices for the cldc~ly (Senior Ci tiz~:i Services of l!etro:;>oli to.n Atlanta.) • Also, the CotL,cil' s broad role has resulted ·in a n~~ber o! n~e~cies asking for con~ultation ~bout their ficlda too.void or to roco;aize duplications. A n~:iber of propv3cd n;.::~1cic:; .,rore invcsti;:.,.tcd by the Council, sc.:ie of v1~ich never 3ot o~:i.:..!.::::cd -.~()U t'!:e prc::ote:r., s:i.w they ;:,-ould bo invol vi:1~ thci:.3el ves in f iclcs ....,hic}'l w.ere ~de,q,uately coverro. On tho sco~e of p=ovidi~~ the 90:::.::;c~ity C~est with dccisionmnkir..z c~r,.:i.c1 ty for fund ro~=:.:.....--.s 1n Atlanta. used o, the Corr;:;.uni ty C".:.~~t !3u~zct Co::-..-;;1 i:tee. The Ch~st nls o h.is had in h~d for so~e tioe a Council pro~o3al for an in-d ep~~ study o! rcc::0n.tion in Atlanta :lS the first o f a co::prehcn::: i V(: series of studies in the social walfn~c and r ecreation ~re~s. Still, this is the are~ ~hera tho CotL~cil c~n be faulte-0 cosi b1 Council !oi;r.dcrs - and particularly Chest me:cbcr.; who ~es~eratel1 vant dccision-;;u~in_z A �, hlr. Boisfcuill et Jones Februa ry 15, l9o7 4. help. \'Ii th perspccti ve r;aincd from six ye3.rs vith the Council, 1 feol tho Council can n.nd nust help the co::1,"";1unit.y oako better dccioions but only und.er different co:1ditions .f1·om tho:.ic i n vn.1ch the Council j has been oper.:.ting. f· . Todny, the Council's role is n c~ed one . It shol.!,_ld bo ' looked to for so~e of the sa:ue thin~s envisioned by tho .fouDdcrs. · Others ohould be souGht elsc·.;rhc~.a. Still othc.."s -which can e.-;.:l.n~ta trc:a tho Cou;:icil ~y hav0 been only ~i.::u.y envis ioned seven yc~rs n~o. This chan~e in role is the p:roduct o-Z chnn:::0<1 ~n Atlnntn, 1n aocicty and in the experience of those of tis 'who. ho.vo grappled "Rith tho Council 'a mis3ion since the bc__;innin~. As b~cl~ro~,d fol" l.:.nder3tnr,din~ th e Councn •s n ew role, let r;io cite sowo o~i~ions. Tho Federal C-overnment tod~y is pourir.~ ~o~sy into the uocinl welfare field. Thou~h checked so.cc recor.tly by Cor:~r t'? ss. this trend (~can be expected to continue. To ju8 tify this s t wer of rr.oncy, ~edernl agenc1e3 must insist on plnns a ~ainst ~hie~ res~lt3 nay be evaluated. In most co:r:::; unities, thore are no offoctive lo.c:all pl~n:i i n~ units, encour<1;:ln::; Yedorc.l a~cncit:)s to do tr.air o·.:rn pbmnin::; :;-~thor thc.n relyins ·on loca l ;;roup3. Eve n if there ,;,•ore cf::ective loc.:11 l'l~n..,inz uni ta, ea.ch e.zcncy oust do so:wc of its ~,n plnnnin~ orb~ dcr~lict. I: i '1 If Atl~tn' s ow:.i cit i::c.i:::; are to have a r e~ voice · in bo-:r this Feder~l ooncy is to be z p~ nt ij th~ir own c oc:::nuiiity, th~y nc~d effective ticdiu..--:is ;':or· ;.Xpression . Ou:- e lected r ~:::,:rc s2nt::i.tt. iv~s .ire on e :r:.:ditlJ':l. T'Ae Cocn ci~ c~n be n~other--o nc thro~:h Wtllch A~ lan ta le ndc r 3 cnn diocovcr tho social facts c::>out their c o:::-.r:uni ty o.~ ~3.Ve a s::i.y c.s to the type ot p:-o;:ra..-is th e y will or will not s u);,o:-t . In s o-.::ie scns o, the Council h::i.s played this role out not to t h :; dcc:ire o t h .:.t 1 t c .:.n or should. Th& Cou..,cil, then, mus t iirat baa source ~r info:;:-;;:;::ition. Its Social P..c scarch Center 1s t ~e k e y to any oth e r q?,! fcctivc n e ss the Council may have . It wust build up~ b ~nk o f t i ~el y amii reli ~bl e inf o:-r;iation , as woll as techniques to-: i:ctti n:; o-t:1-, er in!o r :.Jtti o:i Cl_uick l y 'rlben neodcd. This sor t of co:::i..~uni ty r es ourc e is vital to f cd~ r il , stat e 3.nd local gove rame n t s, to public and pri v.:..t e z.:enc ies , h 'l fo und::iti ona a:.1d to an i nformed· public . Part o f t h.::, j o'.J h er<) is not (!X'.;]ly g:. t h c r i n;; t he informa t ion but di s sc:ni nat i ng i t b u.:::;ci ul :form, a j.D~ vh ich the Counci l .h as not d one a d equa tel y up to t h i s t i Qo. �Ur. Boistcuillot Jones . ~ , 5. Fcbru.:i.ry 15, 1967 . Socond, the Council must be tho vehicle thro~h \'lhich Atlcnta citizen~ can b~~in to do tbcir C';ffi cc:::r:nunity plannin3. A ~njor ~nd . difficult task clicad is ~h~t sou:e describe as dcvelopin~ o. conspectus of Atlnnta's social ~elfaro needs, nn ovcrvie~ or a sketch sinilnr to thnt produced by physical pl~nni~z groups. Without it, the city ~ny co~tinue to ar:iclioro.tc syi-:ipto:ns, mistaking thcr:i for cnusc3 of so:10 of· · our most pressing needs. Thus the Cou..'1cil bec:n ies not _only tho planner' a planner but a plnnninz or:;~mi:;:;atio~ in its own rieht. It can snd must abate a co:1;:;-,on ·.r.isco.1ccption that plannin:; a pro-_:;rn;;:i for an individual n~ency is co~prcDcnoivc social plannin~. Third, the Couccil wust t~ke tho initiativ~ in seeing that plans are discussed ~~d inplc~c::.t ed. Since it is not u fundin~ body, it roust be able to spc~k with n voice th~t is re5~8ctc>r the addoo s ~:if! requir~d and nttend~nt ov.:rh8ac!. '::he s ·~:.!!, im..::er this arrJ.:-~.:~~;:i.t, would be ls~e cno~~h ta ziv8 th~ Council il~i bility. It nc:r;J doca not bavo this ~ncuv c:..·J.~ili ty ..·~en _1 t rr.l!5t di ve:-; sor:::.-J one fr o::1 a basic job to do a z~ccial joo which i::a;, or ::.:iy :wt be c on :31.:. -~eilt '.litll. the cor a job . We hava hnd to c!o nore .. r.d .:or~ o! the s e Sp.:!ci al jo~ because they h~vc g iv~~ the Cou~cil a ~ 0 ~ ~.s of co-:it r acti n~ f or '.IO r~ wh i c..~ in turn h=-s ~ e ~~t inco~c ne~dcd just to ~~op t he cor e s t~!i t o:cthcr. r~is vic i ous circle i n tho lo~; run ~il l lend to tbc des tructi on of t h e Council as an effectiv e a_: e;;icy. �Ur. Doinfouillot Jonoa February 15. 1967 6. Rir;ht no'.7 1 the Council nccd:J rolief fro;;1 ch:1Sir,3 special 11Ssizn:acnta th~t produce incc~o. It nee
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 22, Folder topic: Community Council of the Atlanta Area | 1967
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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 5

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  • Text: . ,/ rch 15. 1967 Mr. A. H. S rne, Chairman Norn till Committ e Community Council of th A t1an u11::ansrano Cil nn Buildin ri Str t. N. W. ~gia 30303 D l" A'lli · Billy: 1 ho d Uk to City the C ln appoint Atlanta r ptea 11 tive on ty Council of th A__,......, Smc rely youra. Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor lAJ.r:lp CC: • .D S e t e rd of �
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 22, Folder topic: Community Council of the Atlanta Area | 1967
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Box 7, Folder 22, Document 7

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  • Text: I 1£15:37, 29 December 2017 (EST) JAMES P . FURNISS VICE PRESIDENT ~ ~ r J(JJ(J2 December 28, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: The othe r day, the Community Council and certain outsid ers listened to EOA's discussion of a proposed corporation in the Summe rhill-Mechanicsville area. Purpose of the corporation would be to provide employment for adult semi-skilled and unskilled workers in the demolition, cleaning and boarding up of substanda rd housing and properties. Those attending had several observations, one of which w~s that a new corporation of this sort with untested leadership would have difficulty making a go of this venture if it had to bid in the open market for demolition work. There was a hope that the city of Atlanta might be able to direct contracts to the group at a negotiated price. I'd like to urge your consideration of this idea. Nevertheless, I fe el the city could do a lot to help make a corporation of this sort successful if it put certain s t rings on its wi llingness to negotiate. The sort of strings I have in mind are that a negotiating group would indicate to your satisfaction that it was properly s et up with reasonably experienced management, that it would have to operate within a pricing structure fair to the city and that the city would have assurance that the work would be done well. Among the outside observers at the Council meeting were a couple of men from our bank who were attempting to appraise EOA 's l ending and development program for small business. Due to EOA �Mayor Ivan Allen December 28, 1966 Page Two cutbacks in funds, both these programs have been transferred out of EOA to the Small Business Administration. We were wondering if there were a place where private enterprise could step in and take o ver some of the functions which government had been asked to do. As bankers, my two associates and I saw some potential merit in this particular application. Compared with some of the loans which we have made, this one might be shaped into something which could be handled provided the whole enterprise were set up right in the first place. The advantage to the city would be to create a new way in which people in poverty areas could gain use f ul work as they built an organizationwhich ultimately could compete in the open market for business. It would be a f airly dramatic way of demonstrating that because one is poor does not necessarily rule out economic opportunity. In thinking about this particular proposed company, it would be help f ul to know if the city would entertain a n e gotiated price f or some of this demolition and repair wo r k. Co r dially, 0 JPF/ as fo~ �
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Box 7, Folder 22, Complete Folder

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  • Text: ATLANTA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC, FULTON-DeKALB-COBB-CLA YTOfll-GWINNETT COUNTIES 167 WALTON STREET, ATLANTA, GA . 30301 / N.W . , BOX 103B JACKSON 8°34B1 October 4, 1967 Mr. Duane W. Beck, Executive Director ~ Community Council of Atlanta A:rea, Incorpor ated 1000 Glenn Building · 120 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Duane: In response to your letter of September 6, in behalf of the organization's participating in the development of a basis public recreation program for the City of Atlanta, the Community Chest acted favorably upon our participating in this study in making available $2,500 toward the cost of this project. It is our understanding these funds s·hould be used to cover cost of items that could not be provided from the budgets of the participating organizations. We are pleased to note that the Cormnunity Council will co-ordinate this activity. The Community Chest, as a major source of operating funds for the Community Council, is also cont ributing to the "in kind" staff services which the Community Council will be providing. Through the emphasis of cthis study will be on the development of a public recreation plan for the City of Atlanta, we hope that to the extent possible, consideration will be given to the private sector. Sincerely, N. F. Novak, ACSW Director Agency Relati ons Divisi on NFN/ cm cc: Study Participants lllADLIY CURIIY, II, DAKIN I, PIHIS AL I, RICHARDSON IOIERT L, FOREMAN, JR, MONTAGUE L. IOYD, JI, J, I, STONE WILLIAM A, PARKEI, JI, RICHAID C, HICKS Pli,IIIESIDENT VICE - PRESIDENT VICE - PRESI D ENT VICE.PRES I DENT VICE-PRES I DENT TREASURE.flt ASS I STANT Tlilll:AaURIII EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR �THE CITIZENS a SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANK ATLANTA, GA . March 16, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen> Jr. City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: You very kindly agr-eed to talk with the Board of the Commerce Club at their next m€eting about the Community Council and its role in the life of the city. You asked me to brief you. Here goes. The letter attached gives you my general feelings as to past accomplisru~€ nts anu future purrose of the Council. At a m~eting of leading foundations yesterday anrJ the Council 's o.m Board of Directors today, the position taken in this letter was reaffirmed with one exception. B~th groups felt the Council on its own initiative should not be an im~lementing b~dy in the future. I very mu ch agree. The im~lemen ting role of the Council was ~ne as sumed in the past because there was no other place to lodge certain idea s for action . The principal i mplementing forces in our COffiilUrlity s hou ld be local g~vernn1,e nts and the Cow'lll.mity Chest . The War on Poverty belongs to the local CO!n!!lunity, not to the Federal Government. It has been working and should c:>ntinue to work through local groups. Officials of the Corrm.mity Chest, the War on Poverty and some l oca l goverP.ments have spoken out str~ngly about the need for a professional fact finding and social planning resourct: f or t he gr€atc r Atlanta area, one that is auequately staff ed t o do t he j ob and independent enough to call a spade a spade. This sort of council not only can help get more federal and state money for the city but also by good planning can assume tha t ir.oney sp-e n t en programs goes as far as possible. ,· - �THE CITIZENS & SOUTHERN NATIOt~AL BANK ATLANTA . GA . Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. March 16, 1967 Page Two To keep planning within t he ·control of t'ie loca l community, b asi c o pe ra tin g funds for the Corr,muni ty Council s hou ld cof!"c from 10°: al r a t he r t ha n federal sources . Officials of the Commun ity Chest in genera l c1re L--i agreement with their r espons ibility for increasing Cb.est st1p p or t and for sha ring the Council's b asic o pe rating buuget with loca l governments. Loca l governments, which t wo yf>,n·s ago gave no unrestricted fu nds for the sup port of the Council, t h is ye ar are contributing $27,500. This bc:se must be ex.p ar.ded to include othe r c~mnties rind cities in t he metropolitan Atla nta area . A service you could d:, the corrmunity and the Council is to affirr.1 the need for a strong professional plann ing council and the res pons ibility of public and private bodies f0r s e eing tha t the Council i s adequa tely fi~anced to do its basi c job. After t he base budget is funded , the Council rapidly ,,;ril l get in a better posi ti:m to contract with the ci ty, counties, f~undations and other local groups to do special prcgrmr.lil ing and other work . Since I shall be out of town the next couple of weeks, Duane Be ck can furnish you other data which you ma y want before the meeting of the COl"rroerce Club Board. Cordially> James P. Furniss ... JPF/as Attachment P. S. Some of the places where the city of Atlanta and Corrmuni ty Co>J ncil have worked most closely together a r e listed en the attached sheet. J.P. F. �THE C1TIZF.NS 6: SOUT H E:RN NATIO N AL B A NK ATLANTA, GA. CI TY OF ATL-1\NTI\ -- c o~.AUNI TY COL' NCIL Pt"'incipa l l1r eas of Collabora tion 1. Des i gn of the :11\n ti- poverty" Program a pplication 2. Soci a l Reso;.;.1•c es S tud y under C. I. P. 3. Assis t ance i n de veloping Model Cities a pi;>licati on l{-. Re vis i on of " Federa l Aids Pr ograms - Atlanta•t 5. Chronic a lcoholism -- plann ing ,. . �. , ., Com:r.--::...uni·~y Council o-$;the Atlanta Area inc. ONE THOUSAND GLENN BUILDING, 120 MARIETTA ST., N. W, ATLANTA, GEORGIA j 30303 TELEPHONE 577-2250 February 15, l9G7 I ... "r. Boinfeuillct Jones, President Emily and Ernest V.'ood:-.iff Foundation 230 Peacht:..·oo Strc0-t, N. W. Atl~nta, Gcor~i- ~0303 Dear Bo: ~ You &ad I talked recently about the Cor.u:iunity Council, whero it hns been, where it is ~oinr; and 'wh.lt it needs. The Council needs your hcl;, r.0.1, not to fu_lfill ori::;in;il o·.::,jcctivc.a (which it has done· in some c.cusu1·0) but to fit n new' rolo in t:i.le co:i;>lex and browin~ society which 1s Atlnntn today. W-~en,cstablishcd iu 19w, the Com1cil was ~ivon a ~rant of $50 ,oo:) a year fo-..· fi V3 ;yc.:.r.; by your ;?0:.1.,..,,C:.-i.tio::i. Tt.o Co;m:.unity CheGt ~.atchcd .this Stu::.. Tua goals w~r~ - solu-:io:.1s -. to find ccordinuto , i i i I i I .,I . to the p::-o·..:.le.:15 of ;>vv..,_··.::· pt:::ilic ~nd p:.. iv;:,te soci::il ~- - .. ~ie:l to , , to cli~inato ~nproductivo a~cncies throu~n wo~-:;ar / to provide tno co~.::1unity Chest with n decioioni.i.akinz ca,acity for its fund allo~ation pro~leras. ~ .. "'· At its ince;ition, the Council '\iJJ.S looked u;iv~ as a :;o·.:-:;::1tinl social planning and coordin:itinc force for an a:.c~ th~t !.:i-::.rnd any effective or~:miz::ition of it~ kind. I r~~cmb~r Co1£~il 3J~-:-d Eembers :mn.k.inz specc~c~ at civic clubs, pro.nisin~ ::ill . tbin~s to all people even bef ora it h:id a ;,rot css io:::1al executi v.a or ::..:...; t.:id .a chance to tr-uly ineasuro tile dimunsions ot the job. · S0::....: -;~ou::;ht of social planni~ as a study of n ainzle social a:;cncy. O"i:hc1 a saw it as a dotailed guide for allc-catini soci::il welfare ~ro~r.u..s for a 4 4 ten-year p,ariod. ' I iI I �·- -- ·---· ··- --- -- - Mr. Boisicuillot Jones 2. February 15, 1967 Altbouza effective inn n~bcr of urens, ~ho Cou:icil spcilt a ~ood part of the first fivo years oearclling for a grip on social planni~ and problems tho.t l~opt zhi:ftir.;; and 1;ro-,1ine. Siuco 10CO, the Cou..,cil has ~ot a n~or o! t~o fou.i.ders' objectivc3. Othera it can moot within tho n~~t five year--~. Still othora way require diftcrunt upprroches from orizinally envisioned • . Let's look at the record. ,. On tho score of tho problo;:r.3 of povorty, the Cou..,cil: Ex~:ritontcd >11th no·.1 wo.ys of dalivcrin;;; sel"vicc.:J • _.;:_\ . to tho per !.n We.:;t Zr.cl, ;:ar..icula::ly those ~hich ,;.,c,uld b.clp b.:-e~ th0linqucncy . CO;:;;;)at Cri~o rold Juvenile Assistance in settin~ up r;:;ory's Co~~ittea on Chronic Alcoholism ~ I i i On oli::.:ination of unproductive. a~cncie~ throu~h ner~er, the Council's score is iow for rcusons outlined l ~ter in this letter, It ~as involvod in tho ~er~o~ of a~cncies servln~ the blind .and did devise a way to coordinate se~ices for the cldc~ly (Senior Ci tiz~:i Services of l!etro:;>oli to.n Atlanta.) • Also, the CotL,cil' s broad role has resulted ·in a n~~ber o! n~e~cies asking for con~ultation ~bout their ficlda too.void or to roco;aize duplications. A n~:iber of propv3cd n;.::~1cic:; .,rore invcsti;:.,.tcd by the Council, sc.:ie of v1~ich never 3ot o~:i.:..!.::::cd -.~()U t'!:e prc::ote:r., s:i.w they ;:,-ould bo invol vi:1~ thci:.3el ves in f iclcs ....,hic}'l w.ere ~de,q,uately coverro. On tho sco~e of p=ovidi~~ the 90:::.::;c~ity C~est with dccisionmnkir..z c~r,.:i.c1 ty for fund ro~=:.:.....--.s 1n Atlanta. used o, the Corr;:;.uni ty C".:.~~t !3u~zct Co::-..-;;1 i:tee. The Ch~st nls o h.is had in h~d for so~e tioe a Council pro~o3al for an in-d ep~~ study o! rcc::0n.tion in Atlanta :lS the first o f a co::prehcn::: i V(: series of studies in the social walfn~c and r ecreation ~re~s. Still, this is the are~ ~hera tho CotL~cil c~n be faulte-0 cosi b1 Council !oi;r.dcrs - and particularly Chest me:cbcr.; who ~es~eratel1 vant dccision-;;u~in_z A �, hlr. Boisfcuill et Jones Februa ry 15, l9o7 4. help. \'Ii th perspccti ve r;aincd from six ye3.rs vith the Council, 1 feol tho Council can n.nd nust help the co::1,"";1unit.y oako better dccioions but only und.er different co:1ditions .f1·om tho:.ic i n vn.1ch the Council j has been oper.:.ting. f· . Todny, the Council's role is n c~ed one . It shol.!,_ld bo ' looked to for so~e of the sa:ue thin~s envisioned by tho .fouDdcrs. · Others ohould be souGht elsc·.;rhc~.a. Still othc.."s -which can e.-;.:l.n~ta trc:a tho Cou;:icil ~y hav0 been only ~i.::u.y envis ioned seven yc~rs n~o. This chan~e in role is the p:roduct o-Z chnn:::0<1 ~n Atlnntn, 1n aocicty and in the experience of those of tis 'who. ho.vo grappled "Rith tho Council 'a mis3ion since the bc__;innin~. As b~cl~ro~,d fol" l.:.nder3tnr,din~ th e Councn •s n ew role, let r;io cite sowo o~i~ions. Tho Federal C-overnment tod~y is pourir.~ ~o~sy into the uocinl welfare field. Thou~h checked so.cc recor.tly by Cor:~r t'? ss. this trend (~can be expected to continue. To ju8 tify this s t wer of rr.oncy, ~edernl agenc1e3 must insist on plnns a ~ainst ~hie~ res~lt3 nay be evaluated. In most co:r:::; unities, thore are no offoctive lo.c:all pl~n:i i n~ units, encour<1;:ln::; Yedorc.l a~cncit:)s to do tr.air o·.:rn pbmnin::; :;-~thor thc.n relyins ·on loca l ;;roup3. Eve n if there ,;,•ore cf::ective loc.:11 l'l~n..,inz uni ta, ea.ch e.zcncy oust do so:wc of its ~,n plnnnin~ orb~ dcr~lict. I: i '1 If Atl~tn' s ow:.i cit i::c.i:::; are to have a r e~ voice · in bo-:r this Feder~l ooncy is to be z p~ nt ij th~ir own c oc:::nuiiity, th~y nc~d effective ticdiu..--:is ;':or· ;.Xpression . Ou:- e lected r ~:::,:rc s2nt::i.tt. iv~s .ire on e :r:.:ditlJ':l. T'Ae Cocn ci~ c~n be n~other--o nc thro~:h Wtllch A~ lan ta le ndc r 3 cnn diocovcr tho social facts c::>out their c o:::-.r:uni ty o.~ ~3.Ve a s::i.y c.s to the type ot p:-o;:ra..-is th e y will or will not s u);,o:-t . In s o-.::ie scns o, the Council h::i.s played this role out not to t h :; dcc:ire o t h .:.t 1 t c .:.n or should. Th& Cou..,cil, then, mus t iirat baa source ~r info:;:-;;:;::ition. Its Social P..c scarch Center 1s t ~e k e y to any oth e r q?,! fcctivc n e ss the Council may have . It wust build up~ b ~nk o f t i ~el y amii reli ~bl e inf o:-r;iation , as woll as techniques to-: i:ctti n:; o-t:1-, er in!o r :.Jtti o:i Cl_uick l y 'rlben neodcd. This sor t of co:::i..~uni ty r es ourc e is vital to f cd~ r il , stat e 3.nd local gove rame n t s, to public and pri v.:..t e z.:enc ies , h 'l fo und::iti ona a:.1d to an i nformed· public . Part o f t h.::, j o'.J h er<) is not (!X'.;]ly g:. t h c r i n;; t he informa t ion but di s sc:ni nat i ng i t b u.:::;ci ul :form, a j.D~ vh ich the Counci l .h as not d one a d equa tel y up to t h i s t i Qo. �Ur. Boistcuillot Jones . ~ , 5. Fcbru.:i.ry 15, 1967 . Socond, the Council must be tho vehicle thro~h \'lhich Atlcnta citizen~ can b~~in to do tbcir C';ffi cc:::r:nunity plannin3. A ~njor ~nd . difficult task clicad is ~h~t sou:e describe as dcvelopin~ o. conspectus of Atlnnta's social ~elfaro needs, nn ovcrvie~ or a sketch sinilnr to thnt produced by physical pl~nni~z groups. Without it, the city ~ny co~tinue to ar:iclioro.tc syi-:ipto:ns, mistaking thcr:i for cnusc3 of so:10 of· · our most pressing needs. Thus the Cou..'1cil bec:n ies not _only tho planner' a planner but a plnnninz or:;~mi:;:;atio~ in its own rieht. It can snd must abate a co:1;:;-,on ·.r.isco.1ccption that plannin:; a pro-_:;rn;;:i for an individual n~ency is co~prcDcnoivc social plannin~. Third, the Couccil wust t~ke tho initiativ~ in seeing that plans are discussed ~~d inplc~c::.t ed. Since it is not u fundin~ body, it roust be able to spc~k with n voice th~t is re5~8ctc>r the addoo s ~:if! requir~d and nttend~nt ov.:rh8ac!. '::he s ·~:.!!, im..::er this arrJ.:-~.:~~;:i.t, would be ls~e cno~~h ta ziv8 th~ Council il~i bility. It nc:r;J doca not bavo this ~ncuv c:..·J.~ili ty ..·~en _1 t rr.l!5t di ve:-; sor:::.-J one fr o::1 a basic job to do a z~ccial joo which i::a;, or ::.:iy :wt be c on :31.:. -~eilt '.litll. the cor a job . We hava hnd to c!o nore .. r.d .:or~ o! the s e Sp.:!ci al jo~ because they h~vc g iv~~ the Cou~cil a ~ 0 ~ ~.s of co-:it r acti n~ f or '.IO r~ wh i c..~ in turn h=-s ~ e ~~t inco~c ne~dcd just to ~~op t he cor e s t~!i t o:cthcr. r~is vic i ous circle i n tho lo~; run ~il l lend to tbc des tructi on of t h e Council as an effectiv e a_: e;;icy. �Ur. Doinfouillot Jonoa February 15. 1967 6. Rir;ht no'.7 1 the Council nccd:J rolief fro;;1 ch:1Sir,3 special 11Ssizn:acnta th~t produce incc~o. It nee
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  • Text: C C A A ommunity ouncil of' the tlanta rea inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors Vice Chairman RHODES L. PERDUE. Sccrctary CALLOWAY. Associate Secretary PADGETT, Treasurer JAMES P. FURNISS, CECIL ALEXANDER. MRS. w. L. A. B. DUANE ONE THOUSAND GLENN BUILDING, 120 MARIETTA ST., N . W. w. BECK. E.«'Cllti,•e Director ATLANTA,. GEORGIA 30303 TELEPHONE 577-2250 March 6, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Ivan: I've agreed to serve as Chairman of the Council's Nominating Committee. Last year, the bylaws were changed so that the financially supporting local governmental bodies could appoint a representative to the Council Board. You appointed Dan Sweat, and he is a good man. Do you wish to reappoint him for 1967-68? . If so, we need a note to that effect. Best regards. Sincerely, ~ e Chairman Nominating Committee AHS : j �BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cecil Alexander Luther Alverson Edward H. Baxter Tully T. Blalock, M. D Joseph C Bransby Mrs. William R. Bridges Napier Burson, Jr., M. W. L. Calloway Campbell Dasher D Cleveland Dennard Herbert J. Dickson James P. Furniss Mrs. Thomas H. Gibson Ell 1ott Goldstein George E. Goodwin J Winston Huff Joseph W Jones Vernon E. Jordan Albert Love Mrs. Louis Montag T. F. Morrow A. 8. Padgett Mrs. Rhodes L. Perdue William I. Ray Al B Richardson E. L. Simon James M. Sibley Hughes Spalding, Jr Fred R Sto1r, Jr., D. D. A. H Sterne Dan E. Sweat Jr Morton L. We,ss John :c Wilson Asa G Yancey, M D. Clayton R. Yates ADVISORY BOARD James H. Aldredge, Sr. J. G. Bradbury J. V Carmichael R. Howard Dobbs, Jr Edwin I. Hatch Boisfeuillet Jones Mills 8. Lane, Jr Lucien E. Oliver W A. Parker, Sr. -W A. Pulver Richard H. Rich James D. Robinson, Jr. Johr. A. Sibley Carl N 3inger Lee Talley Elbert P. Tuttle Preston Upshaw Vvilliam C Wardlaw, Jr. George W Woodruff �
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