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  • Text: STATEMENT BY MAYOR I VAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T . KNIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF F IREMAS TERS ; AND CHIEF C . H . HI LDEBRAND , ATLANTA F IRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:00 A . M . M o re than 500 Atlanta fireme,.z_: 5on~u0 M ct, /;}_f.1efuse t q_rep ort for duty Ile. ~ ~ ~~ v;~A,V - - 7 ~~ ~ = ----~ ;d_ ~ _ A _ _ . 4 ( ~ . , < .~ r ~ 143.215.248.55 12:52, 29 December 2017 (EST) ~ c:A/4/4L 143.215.248.55 12:52, 29 December 2017 (EST) -&_ ~l.---'?'l · A~ ~ ~ ~ _ _ _ . , . , ~ ~. J L ~ ~ ~ - < bo ~ ~ ,,/.)11. ~ _j'_._ 2:ti 7:.3 a r r-~. ~¾~~7:U~ �The Atlanta Fire Department continues to make progress toward restoration of normal fire protection. The number of fire stations, with fully manned apparatus in service, has been increased to 25 out of a total of 32 stations. ~tv-.l 67 Recruits have been assigned to stations for in-service training and duty under the leadership of experienced firemen and fire officers. Total employees in the department number 357 with 313 of this number performing fire fighting duties. The on-duty shift strength now averages 175 fire fighting personnel by virtue of extended work hours. The number of false alarms and fire calls is approximately the same as for the same period last year. I am requesting all the citizens of Atlanta to practice good fire prevention measures in their homes, businesses, churches, and schools. A check-off list is being released to the news media for self-inspection of your premises which, if conscientiously adhered to, can prevent fires and preserve property. �STATEMENT BY C HIEF C. H . HILDEBRAND Mr . Martin' s statement i s erroneous and is a clear design to mislead the public . The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in minutes. --------- pieces of equipment w ith men answered the call. of the firefighters were new personnel , but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal and experienced fire men of many years experience . The fire was brought under control in and extinguished in minutes . minutes There was never any danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control of the Atlanta Fire Department at every moment. The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and infl rnatory statements that the city is in grave danger o! burning up because of lack of firefighting personnel. This simply is not true. All st tions in s rvic:e , of 32, e d qu tely �manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated firemen . New men are being employed and trained daily . Since the walkoff of some 500 firemen on back firefighter staff :famtt up from , we hKVe built the to -------- The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at all times . I:f there is a reduction in fi:re protection, it is the result of former Captain Martin and his followers deserti ng their posts, refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton Superior C o urt to return to their jobs . It was Mr . Martin who refused to accept the city ' s action increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept Dr . Harri on' s recommendations and broke off negotiations with the B o ard of Aldermen . Mr . Martin d many other former employ Fire Department fail d to s of the City ppe r before the Board of Firemasters to even explain their actions or answer charges of dereliction of duty, failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the C o urt. no further choice. City of Atl n t . Th city had They w re fired as called for by the 1 ws of the �Since these men, by their actions , have chosen not to work for the Atlanta F i re Department, I call on them to refrain from continued harrassment of normal fire department operati ons and of the general public , and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with those men who desire to serve their city in thi s area of responsibility . �-The Atlanta Firefighters Un-ion Independent will and are ready at anytime to start negotiations with the Mayor of the City of Atlanta. We have alw~y§ b@@n r@adyi The AtlAnta Fir@fiBht@ra have agreed to accept Dr. Erwin D. Harrison's report. we tried -to do before Friday, September 2. This Dr. Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, in his mediator's report, gave the Union the option of a shor_ter work-hour week or an increase in pay. The report was made public. I will read in part from Dr. Harrison's report: ~tion I: Reduce average work week from present 60 hours to one of 56 hours, which permits a three-platoon operation. This is a fairly common arrangement around the country. This reduction in hours would be made without any change in total compensation so that hourly rate would be effectively -increased from the present figure by an amount slightly above 7%. It should be emphasized that under this Option the total pay would not be increased (aside again from any future pay increase granted to all City employees). Option II: Maintain the present average work week of 60 hours and to grant the presently employed firemen the fruits of the in• crease in the total wage bill which would have resulted from the necessary employment of additional firemen if Option I were selected. This increase would amount to 7.14% to be granted on an "across the board" basis. The Atlanta Firefighters chose Option II, that the increase in pay start September 1 or be retroactive from January 2, 1967 to September _l. We were and are ready to accept Paul J •. Hallinan, Archbishop of question of legality be left in Judge to act as arbitrator, and both parties. the the the his recommendations of City of Atlanta, that the hands of a Superior Court findings be binding on The Mayor has refused to sit ·down with our Union at anytime since August 31, and has refused any offer to end this dispute by anyone. There are many important people who have tried in the interest of public safety. We ask why has he refused. �- I �Carl Sutherland left the following information for you: Since September 6 we have employed 149 which includes 33 of the former firemen that have been reemployed. We have lo~ had 273 to pass the written examination but ~ some through medical examinations, court records, failure to repor~ or further tests, etc. There is no way of telling how many more who have passed the written examination are still likely to be employed -- Must be approximately 50 consideration. ~+; ll ~ under Still receiving good response to advertising. He doesn't know if you would want to m e ntion this but he feels the pickets have discouraged some of them from coming back to complete their applications. �9/~l STATEMENT BY CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND Mr. Martin 1 s statement is erroneous and is a clear design to mislead the public. The fire call at 2 Broad Street Monday was answered in minutes. ------- pieces of equipment with men answered the call. of the firefighters were new personnel, but they performed one hundred percent effectively under the direction of career, first line supervision and alongside loyal and experienced firemen of many years experience . The fire was brought under control in and extinguished in minutes. minutes There was never any danger of the fire spreading and it was under the complete control of the Atlanta Fire D e partment at e v e ry mome nt. The citizens of Atlanta will not be paniced by false and inflamato r y statements that the city is in grave danger of burning up b ecau se of l ack of firefighting p ers onne l. This simply is not true . All stations in s e rvice, of 32, aT e ade quate ly �manned and are supervised by the city's most experienced and dedicated firemen. New men are being employed and trained daily. Since the walkoff of some 500 firemen on back firefighter staff ~ u p from , we have built the -~------ to -------- The public should keep the facts clearly in their minds at all times. If there is a reduction in fire protection, it is the result of former Captain Martin and his followers deserting their posts, refusing the order of the Fire Chief and the order of the Fulton Superior Court to return to their jobs. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept the city's action increasing pay and reducing hours January l, 1966. It was Mr. Martin who refused to accept Dr. Harrison's recommendations and broke off negotiations with the Board of Aldermen. Mr . Martin and many other former employees of the City Fire Department failed to appear before the Board of Firemasters to even expl ain their actions or answer charges of d ereliction of duty, failure to obey the order of the Chief or of the Court. no further choice. City of Atlan ta. The city had They were fired as called for by the laws of the �Since these men, by their actions, have chosen not to work for the Atlanta Fire Department, I call on them to refrain from continued harrassment of normal fire department operations and of the general public, and allow us to rebuild the Fire Department with those men who desire to serve their city in this area of responsibility. �Tb Co thoir City of Atl&n ty up .rior- ColU't o to tullull firem city 1ld to r f11J'D to tbat m Unot r . twill fwiill to th city eir vga,,1Ha.. fur fu'th ,r c::.ti011 ~ ~o ec entativ ri • cUo · ctio • 0£ dty oificial ., incl of Co City • r • ri•., r,. Ci ! . ,. a i of la•, ..~.... ~~Ulllte •• •• i 1 �l. dez t Inform y u Bud t adjuabn nt 111 opted, ·o r tter pp....ove ct of th City of t 'te~ e arch 3ht:t. of th C tlau bud · t 11 ry rt! • h who re e n i tr lion ~cA d v ,. a tyo 0 bdo the· 'lion. ~ect to t to. JO r f, ir a r em 1n theil' ,.. port t ling cone flrem din s , th y can cl • r.rie offi incl cl d city t their n xt ae tin akfor immedl J'une 20th. 56 r oirl!t ek r ctl Ftnane Committe , M.r• •• 1( r •ri•, vt. 30 f fr m r. Jl ve • f ' •l • �WE ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINT ED HA T THESE ME N :WHO SAY T HEY REPRESEN T THE FIREMEN WHO ARE ON S T RIKE EXERCISE NO CON TROL OVER T HESE MEN. 'THESE LEADERS HA VE A r THE T EAMS TERS' UNI ON HALL S T A TED T HA T T HEY HA VE ASKED THE FIREMEN T O OBEY THE COUR T ORDER O RE TURN T O THEIR POS TS . THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM THE UNION LEADERSHIP. T HE CI T Y OFFICIALS HA VE ME T WI TH THESE LEADERS IN GOOD FAITH . W~ THOUGH T THEY WERE T HE ELEC TED REPRESENT A IVES AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN WHO ARE REFUSING T O WORK. APPAREN TLY THIS IS NO T T HE CASE . I F WE AKE T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVING T HIS DILEMMA , WE MUS T BE ABLE TO DEAL WI TII SOMEONE WHO DOES EXERCISE PROPER CONR'ROL OVER THE MAJ ORI T Y 0 1:s T HE FIREMEN AND WHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED BY THE FIREMEN. �7E ARE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED f HA ' THF..SE MEN WHO SAY THEY REPRESEN T THE F I REMEN . .-;: HO ARE ON S TRIKE EXERCISE NO CONTROL OVER '": HESE MEN. THESE LEADEFS HAVE A~ THE I'EAMS TE S 1 UNION HALL S A ED THA T THEY HAVE ASKED f HE FIREMEN TO OBEY THE COUR r ORDER .0 RE TURN r o ·r HEIR POS TS . THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE T O THIS REQUES T FROM rHE UNION L EADERSHIP. T HE CI -y OFFICIALS HAVE ME T GOOD FAITH. I f H THESE LEADERS IN WE THOUGH T THEY WERE THE E L EC T ED REPRESEN1 A rIVES AND SPOKESMEN FOR THE MEN HO ARE RE USING TO WORK. PPAREN TL Y THIS IS NO T niE CASE. IF DI LEMMA, E A8E T O MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN SOLVI NG ,..HIS E MUS T BE A BLE T O DEAL WI TH S OMEONE HO DOES EXERCISE PROPER CONimOL OVER THE MAJO I TY O ' THE FIFEMEN AND '\VHOSE REQUES TS WILL BE HONORED B Y THE F l EMEN. �STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERMAN WILLIAM T. KNIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, ll:00 A. M. More than 500 Atlanta firemen continue to refuse/J to report for duty orda-t' 01 -~ f:::v/}&,...J -5uf2--r1ov le-o ff ~rv~ b1~ u'f-1--o 1 1 tt?' s of as directed by &e-- ·Htta:TG~ 'l.he City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department ,~ ~ ~~ -fa office ~ The City Attorney's cul.e(J ~ the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Indpendent, and its principal officers, J. I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered. The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present dilemma with the members of the Fire Department through these men who are the representatives of the striking firemen. We have done as much as is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta. The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta. They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the citizens of this city. We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are under sworn oath to protect. Therefore, we are directing all employees of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to report to duty on their normal shifts at 8:00 a. m. Friday and 6:00 p . m. Friday. Anyone failing to report will be considered in violation of the City's Civ il S e rvice Law and will b e discharged for inattention to or dereliction of duty. The se jobs w ill the n b e d e clared o pen and applications will b e _/ �taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of income and loss of many years of retirement rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there ~ ~ has been no response to this request' fr~m the Union leadership. (} P~g,,e,,d u, a rt ~l> J/~ve 5 of Cto m m v/J1 c..«-fr .,~f µow ope~ w 1'?r- . (fl-~:j_,,/ ~ __s; Al':~5""'!~~=;t;.,... n <:,.., ' ' " ' u ..,,of" Q v, r<.IT•,?.,.. ae <'.12 Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no ·control· over the , 61 +'- ., , ·' - · r;5 hi e111 ~ striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated services, will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to their families and return to work as directed. . , �POLICE ATLANTA DEPARTZ.ZNT BUt,,L E. T l N Monday ·S eptember 5, 1966 .AUallta,• Georgia September 5, 1966 ·Effect-we- -~ me TE RS ; AND CHI EF C, H . HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT' - - T HUR SDAY , J U NE 9, 19 66, 11:30 A. M , More than 500 Atlanta., fi reme n c ontimue to re f u se t o report for d uty as directed by order of the Fulto n Su.~e r i r Ca.u rt and b y the authorities of the City of Atlanta and the A tlanta F i r e 1De pa:rtmen t, The City A ttorney's office has asked the Court this morning t o cite th e A tlantta Firefigh t e rs Union, Inde p e ndent, and its principal officers, J. I. M a rt in amd Leonard Styron, for civil conte mpt and failure to return to duty as cor del!."ed . The City of Atlanta h aw, made e,v e r y a tte mpt t o r es olve the pre s e nt dilemma with the members of tlre Ficre De par h ne nt rhr o ugh thes e m e n who are the representatives of the sttriki.mg fi1remen . We hav e d o n e a s m uch a s is possible under the laws gove r ninW, th e C ity o f Atlanta . The Union leaders ancn s raki ng; fir el!il'len h ave s how n an utte r contempt for the laws of the State of Ge or gia am d th e a ut h orit y of the C ity of Atla nta. They have also shown a reckle s s d is, e ga :rd fo r the prop e rty and live s of the citizens of this city. We can no longe r tol e ira te a ctio n wrud.ch pl a c es in jeopa rdy t h e thousands of lives and millions o f do lar s of p r operty wh ich the s e me n are under sworn oath to prote ct. Th e r eJfo r e, w e a re di r e c t i ng a ll employee s o f the Atlanta Fire D e p a rtm ent who wis h to rema in a s empl oy ee s o f the City to report to duty on their normal h i f•Sl no l a te r t han 8: 00 a . m . Saturday. F a ilure to report will be conside r e d a V'1olat:i.on a;f the City ' s Civ il S e r vice L a w a nd �,, will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or dereliction of duty. Employees failing to report will be suspended by the Chief pending the h ~arings and action will be taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of incom.e and the placing in jeopardy of many years of retirer.nent rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no response to thitL. request from the Union leadership. Apparently, there are no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its members. Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the striking members because their request has been ignored. These two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated servicei: will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State, and to their families and return to work as directed. �CITY OF .ATLANTA ' IVAN AL LEN',' JR ., MAYOR R. EARL LANDER S, Admini strative Assis tant MR S. ANN M. MOSES , Exec ut ive Sec reta ry DAN E. SWEAT , JR., Direct or of Gove rn menta l Li ai son NEWS RELEASE CIT Y HALL ATLANTA, G A. 30303 Tel . 522-4463 Ar ea Code 404 STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN; ALDERNI.P,_ N WILLIAM T. K NIGHT, CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF FIREMASTERS; AND CHIEF C. H. HILDEBRAND, ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT -- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966, 11:30 A. M. More than 500 Atlanta fire1nen continue to refuse to report for duty as directed by order of the Fulton Superior Court and by the authorities of the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fire Department. The City Attorney's office has asked the Court this morning to cite the Atlanta Firefighters Union, Independent, and its principal officers, J, I. Martin and Leonard Styron, for civil contempt and failure to return to duty as ordered. The City of Atlanta has made every attempt to resolve the present dilemma with the members of the Fire Department rhrough these m e n who are the representatives of the striking firemen. V{e have done as much as is possible under the laws governing the City of Atlanta. The Union leaders and striking firemen have shown an utter contempt for the laws of the State of Georgia and the authority of the City of Atlanta. They have also shown a reckless disregard for the property and lives of the citizens of this city. We can no longer tolerate action which places in jeopardy the thousands of lives and millions of dollars of property which these men are under sworn oath to protect. Therefore, we are directing all employees of the Atlanta Fire Department who wish to remain as employees of the City to report to duty on their normal shifts no later than 8:00 a. m. Saturday, Failure to report will be considered a violation of the City's Civil S e rvice Law and ==== �,,' will be used as the basis of charges to be preferredforinattention to or dereliction of duty. Employees failing to report will be suspended by the Chief pending the h -:oarings and action will be taken to fill those positions which remain vacant. We urge these employees to consider their responsibilities to the people of Atlanta and to their own families. Loss of incom.e and the placing in jeopardy of many years of retirernent rights and other accumulated benefits is a serious and foolish gamble they are taking by refusing to return to their posts. The City officials have met with the leaders of the Union in good faith. These leaders have stated that they have asked the firemen to obey the legal authority of the Court and return to their stations but there has been no response to thi'B.:. request from the Union leadership. Apparently, there are no lines of communications now open with Union authority accepted by its members. Capt. Martin and Capt. Styron apparently have no control over the striking members because their request has been ignored. Thes"e two men also have failed to comply with their own request and have not reported to their duty stations. We trust that the members of the Fire Department, many of whom have worked long years of dedicated servicej, will consider their responsibilities and obligations to the City, the laws of our State , and to their families and return to work as directed. �10 COr: m 1anta Jo urnal ~:~~.:-:-. ....:=~ ... . . ..-: : -. . ... and CONSTITUTION SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1966 .-'.0 .-,..-;:,..- .- ...,.: ., ... ,~-s:" 't::,::-:c,,,.,.;;';{~:.,;;:'...~:..-,:.,·;C;;...,.... ,,., ...,,..... -::.-, .. ,·:,....,.,.;·.,.J,,.,,,.,,.,.,.,.,., , ,.,.,~,.l,,,,.,; ,.,,:.-,,,,,::t:m~ NEW UN ION Ml LIT Grurnbl1ng Firem By RALEIGH BRYANS A number - evidently a large number - of disgruntled Atlanta firemen have defected from ·their old union to join a new independent" union that is exhibiting militancy and is seeking greater wage gains for them. The new union is now pressuring city officials to recognize it as negotiating agent for firemen with · an apparent threat that fin~men will take extraordinary action on their own if officials . do not. The union is Atlanta Firefighters Union, Inc.. independent. Its attorney and business representntive, Robert L. Mitchell, voiced this apparrnt threat in a May 16 letter addressed to Alderman W. T. Knight. chairman of the .city's Boarl of Fircmastcrs. MR. l\11TCIIELL slated that "if negotiations are not com-. mrnccd immrdialely. then the members of this union will have no choice hut t.o promulgate th >ir own working rulrs, which staff Photo- Charl e, P ug h will he placed into effect imATLANTA CITY HALL GETS PICKETS AS FIREMEN SEEK INCREASE IN PAY mediately." Placards Ask for Immediate Action Concerning Pay and Working Hours In the same lefter. Mr. Mitch· ell gave Mr. Knight what was charter to ,offl~lals of AFL-CIO. The city's present position has va Les Jn the fire degartmenl . at their monthly pay the first information any respon- The _new urnon was f~rmed, been laid down by Mayor Al- •was sible citv official had received accordmg to Capt. Marlm, on !en's administrative assistant, rose from $403 in 1960 to $49"7 in regarding the nature of the wage April 19. This, judging by Mr. Earl Landers. This position, quite 196 , or 23.3 ner cent. lnme and ho 11 r demands the new union Mclver's newsletter, must h~ve candidly, is that city leaders do sa . esfx years, _firemen.'. 25is making. followe? a Local 134 meetmg not s h are firemen's evident year service pensio-11S... increas..e.d ,.. at which members expressed str'ong belief that they have been from $150 a month to $227.50 or Upon behalf of the Allanta their disenchantment and indi- badly treated at the city budget 61.6 per cent. Their 35--year serfiremen." wrote Mr. Mitchell, cated their plans to defect from table. This, interestingly, is a vice pensions r_Qs~ rom 200 a "we are willing to agree al this the local. position taken by Local 134 Pres- mont to $295.80 a month, or ti~e to a 56.:.bo_u ~ck coup~ There have been persistent, ident Mclver in his April news- 47.9 er cent. Their inc-of-duty with a $100 per month wage m- but strictly unconfirmed, ru- letter. ffisill)..iill R5!nSiOllS rose from crease for cas. iremen on a -mors that Capt. Martin's new $150 a month to $323.05 a month, one-year basis. union is oriented to the Team- MR. LANDERS (as did Mr. or U e_r cen . And widow's The d e m a rrd- for a 56-hour sters Union. Hearsay has it that Mclver) details improved wage benefits -on disability pensions work week is not ne,v. It was the Teamsters Union did send and other benefits which have rose 1rofu $112.50 a month to the major demand made at the in organizers to Jure firemen accrued to firemen in the six- $242.28- a month, or. 115 per start of ' 1965 by firemen when into a Teamsters' affiliate but year period between in 1960 cent again. they were represented by their did not succeed in that. But fire- and this year. old union'. L?cal l M, lnte~·nation- men may have had help from In these__six__y..e.ars.,_ fir.emen.. MR. . LANDERS . ppints out al AsSQ_CJalion of Firefighters, Teamsters organizers i.n fnrm- ,liave received six inc enl that wage and per,.;ion increases AFL-CJO. ing their "independertl" union. pa increases. These increment accorded firemen have boosted increases id not come in one the annual fire department apBut brand-new is the new That, again, is rumor. union's demand for a $100 per The disgruntlement of city a year. however. _In 1960, theY-,, propriations from $3,765,955 in olicemen, 1960 to $5,247,678 in 1966, or an month wage increase. And new, firemen came to a head this to ether •it cit rant ~o-· eme t aggregate of $1,581.734. This, he and extraordinarv. is the union year as they had for a number w~ representative's 'giveaway that of years firemen at budget-mak- increase, while other city em- says, is the equivalent of more his organization is contemplat- ing time had pressured the al- ployes got one. In 1962 tbeuot than one mill of taxation, based , 10-· c n increase on the 1965 tax digest. He indiir.g a one-ye::i r union.cit~· con- dermanic finance committee to a s th er city cates the city feels it is meant ct. ·Citv ;mnnls rlo nrit re- shorten the fire department alung_Jli.UL..a fl r t an~· 'precedent o such a work week. The finance com- rmployes. In 1965 and again- 1n ingful to local taxpayers that hen_ef.it from ones the six-year $1,581,734 increase e ntracl. mittee decline t is, saying he 19.ilii, increment general increases. in outlays for firemen's salarcity budget was too tight. 'l'he impact of lhe six ies and pensions was realizeCI THE PRESJDENT of the new union, Capt. J. T. Martin. corn- THROUGH LOCAL 134, fire- increment increases for pri- without a tax ir.crcase. plained Tuesday, while leading men subsequently mounted an a group of firemen who picket- aggressive campaign to pered City Hall , that !Vlayor Allen suade aldermen to change their and other city offi cia ls had giv- minds. They appeared at City en the union thr. "old run- Hall in great numbers when the around" when it had sought rec- fi nan ce commi ttee accorded og-nilion. them a special hear in~ But they-. Ci lv offi cials contend this Is were told, finally. on March 21, no the case. Holl"c>vrr, they do that the committee's position n, kc it cle:ir th:11 ci rcum- still was the same - there just (. n r,s arr m:iki";; it difficult I wasn't money enough available. fr;,· q,,, m tn dct·1rll· \ li1C' 11i r lo I They did get a solemn pledge l "flJi'1' tl_ 1" rini 1111ion. Thr. I from . the full Roa rd of /\Ider,.,:,, f,r r nwn s un1ri 1 1, v~·,ng lo I men and Mayor Allen th-at their I ·, i' it·· r· 1 ;i t 1n 1 ;: ; i·rwk•· ;ma n , request for c1 shnrtr r \:·nrk :vrek: �THE PR ESIDENT of the new ,-________________, union, Capt. J. T. Marlin, com- THROUGH LOC 134, fireplained Tu.esday, while leading men subsequently· mounted an a group of firemen who picket- aggi:essive campaign to pered City Hall. that Mayor Allen suade aldermen to change their and other city officials had giv- minds. They appeared at City en the union the "old run- Hall in great numbers when the around " when it had sought rec- f i n an c e committee accorded ognition. them a special hearing. But they . City officials contend this ls were told, finally , on March 21, not · the case. However, they do that the committee's position make it clear that circum- still was the same - there just stances are making it difficult wasn't money enough available. for them to decide whether ·to The;> did get a solemn pledge recognize the new union . The from the full Board of Alderold firemen 's union is vying to men and Mayor Allen thaUheir · keep its position as spokesman request for a shorter work week for firemen . will receive first priority, above "This resolves itself into a all other budget requests, when contest between two groups who the city budget for 1967 is beclaim they are representing the ing fixed this fall and winter. members of the fire departWHAT FIREM~ demanded, ment," says Mayor Allen. If the claims of its president ~..anuar:y_ anLaga m are to be accepted, the new March a- r-edw;tiorl-oLih.elr union has laid hold of a siz- ~ c . o m . .fi0-1lour:s .J.o 56 able majority of the men in the h_qgrs_and- ti-me-and-a-half- overfire department. Capt. Martin t!.m.e.-p.ay..Jor- any_w..ork they persaid Tuesday that 550 of 718 l9rmed beY- nd t.'ne 40 hoursthat "eligible men" in the depart- most other city employes wor •. ment are members of his un- This would have cost the city ion. (Officially, th!!re are 726 $1.1 million, according to City firefighters.) Comptroller Charles_L. Davis. On the other hand, the presi- The_ finance_ c_omm!tte,e's, an? dent of the old AFL-CIO fire- the city admm1stration s, pos1men's union has said in a news- tion at the time was that the letter published recently that 1966 budget was the tightest in "there will always be a Local years. This was in large part 13-1, International Association of the case, finance officials insistFirefighters," an.d that the old ed, because the budget included union is still very much in busie-ste ' a raise for all city ness. personnel - firemen included. , The iremen em n s, said RADIOMAN JIMMY McIVER city officials, could only be met disp uted reports - reports ap- by raising the city's ad valorem parently circulated by members tax rate. This latter fue city of the new competing union - administration was unwilling to ~~a.t _L_o<::~ ! _34_ h_a_s 143.215.248.55 12:52, 29 December 2017 (EST)e_d_1_·n_ ils_ c_o_n.template. __ I I I I �n ....... :f .......f~ •.'. ..'.,..~; ...:2' >% £:.,"m··· ........ , ...>:;;;.: " · ·~ ···········>...<,.·.,.,,. ·,···>c.···.' ·'··Z..... ,.·,····',, ···,· x'·"'""""'"'1~i ¥©1rg;ce Hi!-d ~I~ ~ 8!> 7i) ~ "6 r ~ ~-'---~ -;;;t ~u~<-R- h ~ 111 4 :3~ lv;pcrz7(IOV 7_ 0 ' r , Op~r uni ties for m ion e x ~ e l rge numbe1 1~ a. a~Cr-~.~~ ,-4'-,--c-, 143.215.248.55 /7 ... -~ Mts~ ~ . _ Av-r., -;s --I--~~1.H..,u4'fJ.h 3 ____ _ ' ti. -l'J/4-.foi.t .'[ .-~- - ""' .:._ ___ ·_,t__- ~LA/h_:!~ ~ -.~~'--,;-...!,_____!____----,-----c-- 1- I ,. •,. ... -- \. -. -r -· , I I 'L~ .. . c:, ~ 'I • .,,,~ ,i. - • 1 • ,.. �1/2(/ .... r _. ,I •• ' _IS . l ., ·- .. M �L -- - ·- ----. ·----· ~-·- / .... . - 2 z l -- • .... ~-__' . _ t --- . .- . -, .... .- . ,- > • -. .. , .- ~ ·~· -· . I -- ------ ----... 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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 7

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  • Text: November 25, 1962; Mr. Joo C. Behrons, Chie? Conservation and Rehabilitation Branch Urben Reneval Division Housing and Home Finence Agency 6L5 Peachtree=Seventh Building Atlanta, Ceorgia = 30525 Dear Mr. Behrens: Some time ago at the request of Mr. Willian R. Wofford, the Building Official of the City of Atlanta, you reviewed the draft of the S0CA Basic Housing Code and submitted some comments. Under scparate cover, at Mr. Woffordts request, we have sent to you three complinentary copies of this cede as it was finally published. We are enclosing a copy of our Publication and Price List for your information in the event you have occasion to refer to this and the BOCA codes in the areas which you serve. ia Very much appreciate your taking the time to comment on the early draft of this code and must apologize for not earlier commmicating with you rogarding this. In the volume of work involved it was impossible for us te communicate our appreciation to everyone. FPlesse forgive this oversight. Your comments were carcfully reviewed by the Committee and you msy find that some of them wero incorporated in the code. © Others may not hava been used since in the overall concept of the Code the cormmitics may have felt it undesirable to use them at this time. We anticipate modifications of the code as experlonce indicates necessary and this may lead to the adoption of some of the things previously suggested but not accepted by the Comsittes. The BOCA Basie Housing Code isa propared to. be used in cone junction with the BOCA Basic Building Code. Together they provide all the necessary authorities for the administration of regulations governing both old and new buildings. Thoy are based on the policy that all activities dealing with the buildings in a community should cova under the direct supere vision of the building official. Housing authorities or similar local public agencies, plarming boards and other a ee branches of local government concerned with buildings and their use should have the full cooperation of the building department in determining the physical condition of the buildings and in such other uatters as may be necessarye Violation notices and correction orders regarding buildings should be issued by one agency only == the building departmenteealthough the fire prevention official may properly issue notices and orders regarding fire hazards resulting from the processes of handling of flammable materials over which he has jurisdiction, and the hoalth official may issue orders regarding sanitation - improper use of sanitary facilities or unsanitary practices < which are under his jurisdiction. We believe that these assumptions quite well take care of ali necessary conditions and that they are sound and practical. Under this arrangement appeals from administrative orders are provided within proper limitations through provisions of the building code. Such appeals would apply equally to orders issued in connection with | corrections under the Housing Code as to those issued under the Building Code. We would welcomes any further comments you may have in connection with this and the results of your experience or the experience of communities with which you may come in contact in its use. Sincerely yours, peb/f Paul E. Baseler , Executive Director
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 5

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  • Text: Total Structures Residential 97879 Non-Residential 11830 Total 109709 Housing Units . -- 163205 % 100.0 Estimated Number of Structures and Hevsing Units City of Atlanta CIP Field Survey . Standard 66127 8543 74670 113999 69.9 In need of In need of Minor Major Repair Repair ' 20991 * 8988 2757 434 23748 9422 t $2412 30 !-s 13807 19.9 | 8.5 ee ee ne b a Dilapidated 1773 96 1869 2987 1.8 wy
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 2

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  • Text: Municipal Court City of Atlanta PRESS RELEASE Date For Immediate Release MUNICIPAL COURT CITES €No. ) FOR HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS defendents received sentences varying (No. ) from to : (Sentence) (Sentence) (Date) in Atlanta Municipal Court on charges of violating the City's Housing Codes. Judge handed down the following (Name) sentences: (Defendant) (Address) ’ » for (Sentence) (Charge) (signature) Judge, Atlanta Municipal Court
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 11

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  • Text: {) S, | CITY OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 800 CITY HALL ; TEL. JA. 2-4463 EXT. 321 ATLANTA, GEORGIA Housing Code Enforcement Report of Accomplishment and Needs December 15, 1964 PROGRAM (a) Sourt. A special Housing Court is held each Thursday and the number of eases heard depends on ability of available personnel to prepare and process cases. At the end of November, 1964, 335 Housing Code Cases have been tried in Municipal Court with total fines ef $7,979 imposed by the court. (b) Planned Program. A planned systematic Housing Code enforcement program which provides for complete coverage and inspection of all substandard dwellings in the city by the end of 1969 has been developed in conjunction with the Planning Department. This program consists of an up-to-date Housing Conditions Map with priorities established for proposed areas of enforcement and a Policy and Procedure Guide. The maps and program have been approved by the Urban Renewal Committee of the Beard of Aldermen and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration of additional personnel expenditure involved. A planned systematic program for Housing Code enforcement is essential if the City is to meet Federal requirements for re- certification of Atlanta's Workable Program for Urban Renewal in March, 1965. (ce) Compliance. Attached herewith is a report reflecting the number of buildings inspected, units involved, buildings repaired, etc., including the number of permits issued for alterations and repairs to residential buildings and the number of permits iecsued for the demolition of residential units. The report is complete through November, 1964. Projected totals are shown for the entire year of 1964, In addition to the above report overcrowding has been eliminated in 72 unite. i i en eae oe C es ——=a_ Housing Code eteruinant - Dec. 15, 1964 Page 2. (4) Generel Results. Results of the Housing Code enforcement effort te date have proven the need for stronger Code provisions. Several amendments to the Housing Cede have recently been adopted to clarify and strengthen the code. The most important of these are: Section 14.12. Mo building, plumbing, electrical or gas or other permit for an addition, alteration or repair of existing substandard dwelling unit shall be issued until such time as an inspection of the property has been made to determine the feasibility of rehabilitation of such dwelling unit or unite. Section 14.13. Utility services shall not be provided to any existing vacant substandard dwelling unit or any substandard dvellig unit becoming vacant until such dwelling unit has been inspected and brought into compliance with this code and a valid certificate of occupancy has been issued. From the adoption of these amendments on June 15, 1964, through November, 1964, the Chief Electrical Inspector has discontinued electrical service in 173 vacant, substandard dwelling units; such service will not be restored until the structures have been rehabilitated to meet the requirements of the Housing Code. NEEDS. (a) Inspectors. in order to inspect all substandard dwellings within the city by 1970, 5 additional housing inspectors will be required as provided for in the planned systematic program of Housing Code enforcement. The budget request for 1965 includes a request for the aforementioned additional inspectors and one elerical position. Additional technical inspectors as requested in the 1965 budget are urgently needed, (b) Asgistance from other Departments. If the improvement of living conditions and general environment throughout the blighted areas of the city is to be accomplished a Aes eg wed ——=a_ Housing Code Enforcement - Dec. 15, 1964 Page 3. through Housing Code enforcement, it is necessary that definite and continued assistance be obtained from other departments by prompt reporting of obvious violations to the Building Department and prompt action upon conditions referred to them as being within their jurisdiction. Particular assistance will be required from the Sanitary Department so far as clean-up of premises and removal of junk automobiles is concerned and from the Construction Department for street and sidewalk improvements including the paving of some unpaved streets in older areas of the city. The Planning Department can assist materially in recording accurately the number and general condition of housing in areas warked for concentrated Housing Code enforcement effort and by scheduling the worst of the areas for appropriate treatment as Urban Renewal projects. (e) egisletion. Severel conferences have been hold with the City Attorney who is preparing legislation whereby the city can proceed “In Rem” against substandard property. This will permit the city to proceed against the premises or building and will eliminate difficulties with out-of-town owners, estates, incompetents, etc., which have ceused concern. We are hopeful that additional legislation can be enacted to require demolition of houses which have been boarded up and are vacant. Under existing laws the current practice of permitting houses to be boarded up and remain has not been @ satisfactory solution. (4) The Courts can assist the program by: 1. Promptly disposing of a11 cases without delays and postponemente. 2. By continuing appropriate fines when convictions for violations have been attained. 3. By imposing reasonable fines when a violator is convicted of an offense even though a correction may have been made prior te court action. o) A DK Housing Code Enforcement = Dec. 15, 1964 Page 4. (e) Public Understanding of the program is most important and is a field in which the Citizens Advisory Committee can be extremely helpful. Participation by all news media, civic groups and business organizations should be utilized to point up and rl emphasize the problem and to secure maximum cooperation from the public.
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 34

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  • Text: ! A \v BUILDING OFFICIALS GE I \ ; ' ; { LLY mh tat ten 4° — — IV & CONFERENCE of AMERICA, Inc. V Area Code 3i2 . : oe 7ann.3e14 ewersitore 4 eaTs aToeer ast ih FAirfax 4-3400-3414 EXECUTIVE OFFICE: 1313 EAST GOTH STREET + CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637 Yas et aie FOUNDED 1315 ; - 7 --, August 30, 2966¢ +37, -. 43 4 Fileoeilster el peso 9 7 SE } ATLANTA, SEQRGIA See cee S . Mr. Norman Beckman, Asst. Director RAYMEND X inceR Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Soh ee we" Washington, De C. 206575 “cea SECOND Vice PRESIDENT Dear Mr. Beckman: i This is a belated acknowledgment of your letter of July 26, 19€6 r apc hetare questing the use of the BOCA membership roster or addressing services | WICLIAM H. LINDSAY. JR. for circulation of the Report of the Advisory Commission on Inter- peeuTr “i vars Ih EH & INSRECTIONS governmenta 1 Relations concerning building codes and making recommenda- WlES.GVILGINS PHILADELPHIA. PENNEY AVANIA tions for the complete restructuring of the present ae by which TREASURER building codes are developed and administered. The National Coordinating aon oe Council of the Building Officials Conference of Anerieas the International Nols Conference of Building officials and the Southern Building Code Congress together with the building industry have pointed out that the Report is EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE incomplete and based upon information which has | not been adequately FIRST raat eee backed by Fact. kK en Ud pede ae our years of knowledge and experience in the building code activity we believe that the implementation of these recommendations would re- sult in utter chaos and rather than curing the alleged building code } activity problems would create new and greater problems. * SECOND PAST PAE SENJAMIN SAL 1620 AVENUE BROOKLYN, Atw You BACKHAUS ic IMPROVEMENTS To DE MAR iYLAND ~ 5 - - 20! W. PRESTON StALET From a careful study of the recommendations in thé Report, based upon \\ | BERNARD T. ASCHENGRAND CH EF DUILDING INSPECTOR BERGENFiELS, NEW JERSEY The use of the BOCA membership list for distribution of information is restricted by certain conditions established by our Executive Bi MARYERH Committee. Under these conditions I am not at liberty to release this Pee ra eee ee information for the use of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental 7 y Relations for the circulation of this reporte If you desire and so dove: diver ben aenant indicate I will be pleased to place this matter before our Executive CARDEN EAT Aan CER n Commitee at its mid-year meeting in December for a ruling regarding ca, MINCENT DIMASE §=§©=6—Sss policy. In the meantime I have not the authority to grant the re- PROVIDENCE. RNOSE ISLAND quest in your letter of July 26, 1966. ’ WALTER E. GRAY d SUPT. PUBLIC BVILOINGSS WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Very truly yours, ROANOKE, VIAG:NIA peb/t Paul E. Baseler OWEN PERKINS Executive Director CHIEF (NSPECTOR ROYAL OAK, MiChIGAN n FRANK ELLWOOD ccHM 469 OF BUILOINGS TORONTO, ONTARIC., CANADA STAFF BARCUTIVE DIRECTOR PAUL E. GASELER Core CORNELATON — Goca Coors TECHNICAL DIRECTOR RICHARD L. SANDERSON
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 15

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA DEPARTMENT of PLANNING 700 CITY HALL Atlanta, Georgia 30303 WYONT B, BEAN December 9, 1965 _ PLANNING ENGINEER COLLIER B. GLADIN To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. From: Collier B. Gladin \\\ if P Moo \D Subject: Steps to be taken under the City's current Housing Code Com Program. As was stated in Atlanta's 1965 Recertification of its workable program, the greatest disadvantage of the presently adopted Housing Code Compliance Program was having to rely on 1960 housing census data to determine the number of sub- standard housing units that the program faces. This, in no way, compromises the approach of the systematic Housing Code Compliance Program; however, it does make it difficult to determine the actual housing case load and, therefore, the actual number of housing code inspectors needed to accomplish the program during the allotted period of time. The City of Atlanta feels that a careful analytical approach has been made to the problem, together with realistic estimates as to what can be accomplished. The City saw the year 1965 as a trial period for the Housing Code Compliance Program to determine if the estimates were accurate. To this end, Atlanta Personnel and Comptroller Departments have been reviewing the personnel requirements of the Building Inspector Department in general. Administrative changes as they relate to Code Compliance are being considered that will balance housing code inspections with compliance. The Comptroller is recommending that within the 1966 budget three (3) Housing Code inspectors be added along with one Typist Clerk II. This will require an approximate $19,000 expenditure the first year. Considerable progress is being made on Atlanta's first Code Enforcement Project Area, Several areas were considered by the Planning Department, and the Center Hill area of 480 acres and 1031 families has been chosen by the Planning and Development Committee. Hopefully this application will be completed prior to the first of the year, Further, Atlanta has taken the position that through the Community Improvement Program, it will be able to determine precisely its Housing Code work load and, from this, the City will be better able to further develop the Housing Code Compliance Program to a greater accuracy and make any necessary changes in the conduct of the program. Page 2 December 9, 1965 To date through the CIP Atlanta has in her data system approximately 32 bits of information on each of the 110,000 parcels that lie within our boundaries. This information will be in a form that it can be evaluated shortly after the first of the year. This will enable the City to know precisely the number of sub- standard structures that we are dealing with in order that our Housing Code Program work load and deadlines can be properly evaluated. I feel that Atlanta is, and will continue, progressing in an orderly manner to provide her citizens with safe and sanitary housing in which to live and prosper. C foe
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 27

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  • Text: August 29, 1966 To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. From: Dan Sweat Subject: Journal Editorial of August 25, 1966 on Urban Renewal Code Enforcement I taiked to Reese Cleghorn of the Journal Editorial Staff Friday about the subject editorial. Reese said he wrote the editorial and that it was simply a matter of the newspaper's calling attention to code enffrcement practices of the city over a period of several years and that he felt the time had come to voice the paper's opinion more strongly. He says that it goes back to the establishment of the separate inspections some six years ago and the placing it back under Mr. Wofford. He gave no indication that anyone from the department had talked to him recently but did mention the Lightning situation and the name of Wayne Kelley and Willie Williams which would suggest to me that he possibly has talked to some of the dissidents in Vine City. He said so far as he was concerned the editorial was aimed at Wofford and the enforcement program and not necessarily the people inthe Atlanta Housing Authority. Since my discussion with him, I have obtained what I believe to be accurate figures on public housing in Atlanta over the last ten years. I have attached a summary of these figures. You will note a wide gap between the 7,576 completed housing units and the 20, 994 displaced families. This report does not Mayor Allen Page Two August 29, 1966 take into consideration the private sector of the housing market and I would imagine that a considerable amount of low and moderate income private housing has been constructed in Atlanta over this ten year period. I hope that we can document this information through our CIP study and I will follow up with the CIP to try to make sure that we can obtain this information. You will note I have shown the total figures and also broken out the units constructed or planned inside urban renewal areas. I am afraid that I would have to admit that we don't show up very well with low income units constructed inside urban renewal projects. However, I don't think this represents the true criteria for measuring the success of our urban renewal program, I do feel, however, that there should be a complete study of our housing patterns and the City policy on low income and moderate income housing construction. The CIP should shed much light on our current situation and perhaps we can use the CIP Housing Study ha the jumping off point toward a comprehensive housing plan for the city. DS:fy
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 23

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS Atlanta 3, Georgia WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P,E., R.A. OR OF BUILDINGS INSPECT July 27, 1966 ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P.E. ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS MEMO TO: Dan E. Sweat FROM: W. R. Yoteoudsyec/ The attached are some recommendations made by a Committee of questionable Congressional authority concerning building codes. The U. S. Conference of Mayors in the June meeting in Dallas adopted the report by a margin of two votes (something like 38 for, and 36 against, were cast). It is questionable and highly controversial in building code fields. It is a product of some federal people who want a federal building code and are making every effort to get one, but the model code groups, building industry and others are opposing this move. I am acquainted with the Assistant Director, Norman Beckman, who presented the matter before the Mayors' Conference in Dallas and has been plugging the report all over the nation. The purpose of promoting the report is purely for the perpetuation of a few high federal government officials. Incidentally, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking a more realistic approach by asking the Building Officials Conference of America and other code groups what they think about building codes, These groups have been employed to make reports to HUD concerning building codes throughout the nation. (TI attended a meeting last week in Washington where this was discussed with Federal Code officials.) I think some of the high officials prodded Mayor Dailey and others to press for adoption at the Dallas meeting. Simce the Dallas meeting, the Advisory Commission is circulating the report, the contents of which are in direct opposition to the view of the model code groups, I am enclosing a copy of my monthly message to the membership of the Building Officials Conference of America. Enc. ATLANTA THE DOGWOOD CITY
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 8

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  • Text: November 30, 1964 Mr. W. R. Wofford, Building Official Department of Building Inspector City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Dear Mr. Wofford: Below is a report.of inspections made on buildings by the Housing Code Division of the Building Department from November 1, 1964, through November 30, 1964. PERIOD 1963 1. Buildings inspected this month Original di5D 209 Re-Inspections 1448 ~ 2. Units Involved 289 S15 3.. Buildings repaired this month 122 62 4, Units repaired this month 214. 100 5. Buildings demolished this month | 48 10 6. Units demolished this month 107 15 7. Better Housing Commission DS -— 8. City Attorney Cases " 43 - 9. Court Cases . <27) 10. Amount of fines imposed $550 $140 June 1, 1964 -- November 30, 1964 . CUMULATIVE 1963 ll. Buildings inspected to date Original 13506 877 Re-Inspections 5696 - 12. Units Involved 2600 1505 13. Buildings repaired to date P4L 506 14. Units repaired to date 1139 94-7 15. Buildings demolished to date 220 -| 164 16. Units demolished to date 396 267 17. Better Housing Commission Cases to date 186 - 18. City Attorney Cases to date 365 - 19. Court Cases to date 240 56 20. Amount of fines to date $5512 $1991 ane truly yours, Se Se Suceanan “ive Chief Inspector 1g
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 10

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  • Text: hd Ws CITY OF ATLANTA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 800 CITY HALL TEL. JA. 2-4463 EXT. 321 ATLANTA, GEORGIA December 10, 1964 DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS HOUSING CODE DIVISION - YEAR, 1964 CUMUIATIVE THRU ~NOVEMBER _ 1. Buildings inspected to date Original 2,660 Re-Inspections 10,524 2. Unite involved | 4,750 3. Buildings repaired to date 1,319 4, Units repaired to date 2,016 5. Buildings demolished to date 322 6. Units demolished to date 578 7. Better Housing Commission Cases to date 288 8. City Attorney cases to date 579 9. Court Cases to date 335 ae Amount of fines to date $ 7,979 Building Permits issued for: Additions, Alterations & Repairs to 4,000 Residential Buildings Demolition of Residential Unites 1,108 PROJECTED DECEMBER 2,904 11,480 5,184 1,440 2,200 352 630 314 632 366 $ 8,704 $4,651,186 Value
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 20

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  • Text: i April 22, 1966 MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Collier Gladin From: Dan Sweat Subject: Code Enforcement Project application Ld I notice in your Neighborhood Analysis section of the Workable Program, you mention that the preliminary Code Enforcement Project application for Federal assistance was prepared for the Center Hill area. If you have an available copy of this application I would certainly appreciate having one for my enlightenment and files. ee
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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 18

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Box 1, Folder 1, Document 53

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  • Text: 3 HOUSING CODE COMPLIANCE PROGRAdI Policy and Procedure Guide January Maximem efforts immediately to secure public understanding of tis and benefits of the Housing Code Compliance Program throug personal contact, pamphlets, press releases and other public ints x4 SeGla. Maminum coordination immediately with all other public agencies wy Conservation of those residential structures in good condition to af ee ~retion to~ ee L VESVETC tue spread of blight and decay through encouragement of maintenance efforts and protection from those conditions such as overcrowding and unaucnorized conversion which lead to blight. Rchabilitation of all substandard residential structures which ar: unsuitable for human habitation but where improvements can be mace reasonable cost to bring them up to standard and where such renaril does not conflict with other community goals by 1971. n Demolition within the City limits of Atlanta of all residential stru which are unfit for human habitation and where rehabilitation we.u prohibitively expensive or would otherwise conflict with other cozy foals by L971. Revicw_and re-evaluation beginning in 1967 on a continuing basis rr ' ¢ tn fo Oi ET. 4 rehabilitation areas which have been treated in previous years to determine their need for possible future systematic reinitiation of total rehabilitation effort. Areas and Priorities: A. The Housing Conditions Map reflecting the survey made in 1963 has been brought up-to-date. In this revision, close coordination has been developed between the Planning Department, the Housing Code Division and the Director of Governmental Liaison. This has resulted in an improved plan for a city-wide, systematic, comprehensive Housing Code Compliance Program. The basic map of the revised survey indicates on a block basis the following categories. 1. Conservation (Areas which principally require either no imprcvements or only minor improvements with occasional rehabilitation). Z. Intensive Conservation (those areas which because of certain factors such as age, transition in occupancy or use, or adverse fringe influences, etc., require a greater amount of surveillance in order to forestall blight and decay. These areas will normally require only minor improvements and spot rehabilitation). 3. Rehabilitation (those areas in which the majority of structures require rehabilitation which does not exceed 50 percent of their value; some spot clearance is anticipated). 4. Clearance - Code Enforcement (predominately smaller areas where the majority of structures should be cleared and the area rede- veloped. It is anticipated that these areas would be cleared through code compliance with emphasis on demolition. The oniy other corrective actions to be taken are those to alleviate hazards and to protect the health and safety of residents in the area). 5. Clearance - Title I Urban Renewal (those areas in which the majority of structures should be demolished, with some rehabilitation, and where the size and cost of the contemplated action justifies the use of Title I federal funds). The map also shows division of the city into halves, for supervisor responsibility; each of these halves is sub-divided into five Sectors. Each of these Sectors is assigned to a Housing Code Inspector, as his area of individual responsibility. The map also has on it areas of various sizes outlined showing the neighborhood designation with numbers ranging from ‘65 to '69. These areas indicate where and when an intensive program of systematic housing code compliance is to be undertaken on a house to house basis. The target date assigned to a particular area indicates its relative priority. Those with a high priority have an early date; those with a lower priority, a later date. Priorities for the areas have been based on: 1. The number of compliance inspections which the Housing Code division can undertake in one year, while maintaining full city-wide coverage, 2. The relationship of rehabilitation areas to surrounding or internal community activities, community facility development or Title I Urban Renewal Projects. 3. General conditions in the particular area. Those with the most skevciae rehabilitation needs will be undertaken first, 4. The long range goal of complete housing code inspection of substandard dwellings by 1970 and compliance in all designated rehabilitation areas by 1971. 5. An additional consideration in subsequent revisions will be the need in the future for more treatment in areas previously covered as blight reoccurs, This item represents the first step in the changeover from program with a fixed completion date to one on a continuing basis. fo D. Proposed Community Facility Locations: a map has been prepared which indicates the location of all proposed community facilities and highways (exclusive of urban renewal projects) in the City of Atlanta. The locations have been indexed and color coded to identify them and to indicate the agency responsible for their execution. Ii. Organization and Administration A. Organization and Personnel for Housing Code Compliance, Department of Buildings 1. Supervisor of Inspection Services 2. Personnel, Housing Code Division a. Chief Inspector (1) b. Field Supervisors (2) c. Housing Code Sector Inspectors (10) d. Housing Code Inspectors General (6) e. Housing Code Inspector II (1) (assigned to Codes Compliance Officer) Concentration Area Inspectors (10) Fh ® of e, Clerical Personnel (8) 3. Related Personnel a. Rehabilitation Specialist (1) b. Codes Compliance Officer (1) Duties and Responsibilities: L. Supervisor of Inspection Services. Overall supervision of ail forms of code enforcement such as plumbing and building with primary emphasis on Housing Code Enforcement, including coordination with other Departments. 2. Personnel, Housing Code Division: a. Chief Inspector (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Overall supervision of inspections, field work and administration. Coordination of relocation efforts with Atlanta Housing Authority. Pursuit of resolution of difficult cases. Direct supervision of clerical personnel Coordination with Codes Compliance Officer; Rehabilitation Specialist. Training program for new Housing Code Inspectors. Coordination with other Divisions of Department of Buildings. b. Field Supervisors (1) Direct supervision of five inspectors and their sectors comprising one-half (%) of the City. Ce (2) (3) (7) Supervision of intensive program teams and Inspectors General when operating in their one-half (4%) of the City. In-Service training for inspectors to include principles of Housing Code Enforcement, selection and scheduling of work, and standardization of requirements and acceptances. General conduct of housing code compliance program within their one~half (%) of the City. Assistance in resolution of difficult cases. Assistance in preparation of court cases when requested by Code Compliance Officer. Qther special duties as assigned by Chief Inspector. Housing Code Inspector II (1) Assigned to Codes Compliance Officer to assist in preparation of cases for Court. Housing Code Sector Inspectors: (1) (2) (3) (4) Conduct of Housing Code Compliance Program in their sector. Primary responsibility for resolution of all cases and compliants in their sectors, Prepare cases for presentation before the Better Housing Commission and City Attorney. Assist in preparing court cases. Housing Code Inspectors General (1) (2) Investigate, document and prepare cases for presentation to Court and appear as witness. at time of trial (three inspectors and one Housing Code Inspector II assigned for this purpose) Preparation of cases for "In Rem proceedings and Derolitian Grant Program (three inspectors assigned to these ‘unctions. 6 L-1L-67 intensive Program Housing Code Inspectors (1) Operate as team members (2) Conduct housing code compliance program in rehabilitation areas according to scheduled priorities. Clerical Personnel (1) Process notices, letters, records and prepare periodic reports. (2) Receive telephone calls, prepare lists for Better Housing Commission hearings, City Attorney hearings and Court. (3) Record minutes of Better Housing Commission meetings. Related Personnel (1) Rehabilitation Specialist (a) Public relations--(promoting good maintenance and Housing Code Enforcement) (b) Inspection of apartment developments (30 units and up). (2) Codes Compliance Officer (a) Responsible for preparation and conduct (including attendance in Court) of Housing Code Court cases with assistance from Housing Code Inspectors and Supervisory Personnel, (b) Advises Housing Code Division on requirements for prosecution of cases in court, appropriateness of specific cases for Court action and preparation of charges. (c) Prepares Court calendars and reports on results of Housing Code Court hearings. Notices and Follow-up Action Inspectors will use standard methods and prescribed time intervals as 4 a guide for their processing of cases. Written procedure is on file in the Housing Code Division. Coordination Ie Relocation: Inspectors will fill out slips (on AHA standard form) to be signed and forwarded by the Chief Inspector to the Housing Authority for relocation assistance to the families threatened with displacement by Housing Code Enforcement, such as placarding occupied units, when a directive is issued to reduce the number of occupants and/or units, when demolition is imminent, and for other reasons. Community Facilities Chief Inspector will consult map showing location of proposed and scheduled community facilities; will determine agency responsible for execution; and consult and coordinate with that agency to determine exact extent and status of project and the appropriate Housing Code Compliance Program for the areas at that time. Public Housing No Housing Code Inspections required. (Existing units 8874; under construction 650; planned 1140). Municipal Services In conduct of the Housing Code Compliance Program, Inspectors will 8 L-1-67 be alert for needed improvements in municipal services and other such problems. Need will be recorded and referred by the Chief Inspector to the appropriate governmental agency. Possible referral agencies are: a. Sanitary Department b. Construction Department c. Traffic & Street Lights Department d. Police Debereuene: e. Water Department f£. Fire Department g. Parks Department h. Board of Education i. County Departments of Family and Children Services j. County Health Departments 5. Data Bank The Housing Code Division will participate continually in furnishing certain types of information, obtained in connection with its normal activities, to be placed in the data bank, Complaints {11 Housing Code complaints received will be recorded on forms provided and investigated within,.one week and appropriate action initiated imme- diately. Written procedure is on file in the Housing Code Division. Handling Unresolved Cases At the end of each quarter, Sector Inspectors will thoroughly review their unresolved case files and determine what positive action should be taken, 9 L-1-67 Procedure for handling unresolved cases is on file in the Housing Code Division. IV. Area Housing Code Compliance Policies A. General: 1. Placard promptly vacant substandard units and structures considered unfit for occupancy and cause utility services to be discontinued. 2. Promptly report to the Better Housing Commission and to the Atlanta Housing Authority Relocation Housing Office (for relocation of families) those occupied units and structures considered unfit for occupancy. 3. In order to keep abreast of changing conditions conducive to deterioration and blight, each Inspector will endeavor to observe his entire Sector and initiate corrective action as needed, 4. It is anticipated that each Sector Inspector will process a minimum of 20 new Housing Code major improvement cases per calendar month, and comply an equal number per month outside of rehabilitation areas in which teams are working. Effort should be made where feasible to keep each Sector Inspector's workload of uncompleted active notices to approximately 200. All Sector Inspectors combined should comply at least 3500 units per year. B. Conservation Areas (See Housing Map): 1. Inspector will encourage maintenance and conservation 10 L-1-67 4 verbally where early signs of blight appear but no valid code violation exists. Housing Code inspection to be made primarily on a complaint basis. Intensive Conservation Areas (See Housing Map) Ls Housing Code inspections to be made based on an apparent need. Accent to be conservation rather than waiting until rehabilitation is necessary; Inspector will give more attention to details to discover any significant changes conducive to blight in these areas, Inspector will encourage maintenance and conservation verbally where early signs of blight appear but where no valid code violation exists. These areas will be closely examined for consideration as possible future federally assisted code enforcement projects under the 1964 Housing Act. Rehabilitation Areas (See Housing Map) These areas have been designated according to priority of need and placed on a schedule. (See Map) — These areas will be intensively covered house by house by inspectors of an intensive program team (2 - 4 men). Conduct of Compliance Program a. All Housing units in rehabilitation areas will be inspected and necessary compliance notices issued or statement issued that property is in satisfactory condition. il L-1-67 b. It is anticipated that three large areas (approximately 7000 units). .. and three small areas (approximately 1900 units) ' will be covered this year (approximate total 8900). Any cases remaining unresolved at the end of this year will be assigned to Sector Inspector for resolution, ce. it is anticipated that each Team Inspector will make approximately 7 new inspections or 7 first follow-up inspections per day. These areas will be closely examined for consideration as possible future federally assisted code enforcement projects under the 1964 Housing Act. E, Clearance - Code Enforcement Areas (See Housing Map) kL. Enforce Code only to: a. Placard where warranted and seek demolition. b. Correct hazards. c. Reduce overcrowding. d. Vacate unfit units. e, Clean up premises, Discourage rehabilitation action in industrially zoned areas, especially in marginal cases. Seek maximum coordination with other divisions of Building Department to discourage improvements other than to correct hazards of any housing units and structures in areas, 12 L=1-67 Clearance - Title I Urban Renewal 1. Proposed and Planning Stage Projects (See Housing Map): Enforce Code only to: a. Placard where warranted and seek demolition, b. Correct hazards, c. Reduce overcrowding. d. Vacate unfit units. e. Clean up premises. 2. Urban Renewal Projects in Execution (See Housing Map): a. Issue no notices unless instructed otherwise by Chief Inspector (usually upon request of Atlanta Housing Authority). Community Facility Locations, including Public Housing (See Community Facility Map): 1. Scheduled for construction or property being acquired a. Chief Inspector will consult map showing location of proposed and scheduled community facilities; will determine agency responsible for execution; and consult and coordinate with that agency to determine exact extent and status of project and the appropriate Housing Code Compliance Program for the areas at that time. b. Normally Inspector will issue no notices unless instructed otherwise by Chief Inspector. 2s Planned - construction anticipated but not scheduled a. Chief Inspector will consult map showing location of proposed and scheduled community facilities; will determine agency responsible for execution; and consult and coordinate with that agency to determine : exact extent and status of project and the appropriate Housing Code Compliance Program for the areas at that time. b. Normal action will be to enforce Code only to: (1) Placard where warranted and seek demolition, (2) Correct hazards, (3) Reduce overcrowding. (4) Vacate unfit units. (5) Clean up premises. 14 1-1-67
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 10

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  • Text: NTN a, ene i ; v “te f Tm ATT ARKTTNA at £ oY (2 ATLA T Wh CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 January 30, 1967 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Mr. William R. Wofford te From: Ivan Allen, Jr. Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard As you recall, last September the shooting of two Negro youths by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue. *. Although the disorders were projected by the shooting incident, conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an explosion occurring had been present for some time. The main problems pointed out by residents of the area were primarily centered around housing conditions including over- crowdedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation factors. Since the September incident we have made some progress toward better garbage and trash collection, enforcement of health measures, and elimination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety. There has also been much planning in the area of providing for recreational programs. However, the major problem still existing is one whith can only be solved by strict enforcement of the Housing Code. Therefore, Mr. Wofford Page Two January 30, 1967 I am requesting that your department immediately initiate compre- hensive Housing Code-inspections along both sides of Boulevard from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon and that property owners by required to comply with the City's codes. You may be assured of full cooperation of my office, the Housing Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned with elimination of unfit housing conditions and relocation of residents into standard dwellings. Please inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along this street and the anticipated length of time which will be required to complete such code enforcement. ‘IAS r:fy
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 12

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  • Text: NTT CY! ATT ARTTA Nd ok ZEA ss: Ww CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 January 30, 1967 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 MEMORANDUM To: Mr. William R. Wofford te From: Ivan Allen, Jr. Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard As you recall, last September the shooting of two Negro youths by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue. Although the disorders were projected by the shooting incident, conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an explosion occurring had been present for some time, The main problems pointed out by residents of the area were primarily centered around housing conditions including over- crowdedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation factors. Since the September incident we have made some progress toward better garbage and trash collection, enforcement of health measures, and elimination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety. There has also been much planning in the area of providing for recreational programs. However, the major problem still existing is one which can only be solved by strict enforcement of the Housing Co@e. Therefore, Mr. Wofford Page Two January 30, 1967 Iam requesting that your department immediately initiate compre- hensive Housing Code-inspections along both sides of Boulevard from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon and that property owners by required to comply with the City's codes. You may be assured of full cooperation of my office, the Housing Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned with elimination of unfit housing conditions and relocation of residents into standard dwellings. Please inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along this street and the anticipated length of time which will be required to complete such code enforcement. IAJr:fy
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 20

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  • Text: = fre be tee ‘HORIT) y OF THE city OF ATLANTA. GEORGIA ~ S24 HURT BUILDING © ATLANTA 3, GA. « JACKSON 3-6074 February 2, 1967 City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. We Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. { Mayor of the City of Atlanta an Dear Mayor Allen: The best current estimate of the initiation of execution activities in the Bedford-Pine Urban Redevelopment Project is approximately Novem- ber 1, 1967. Your letter of January 2) calls our attention to the problems which have been experienced in the Boulevard area between Forrest Avenue and North Avenue. Because of the length of time before execution activities can begin, we agree that it would be helpful to initiate strict housing code enforcement along both sides of Boulevard from Forrest Avenue all the way to Ponce de Leon. Such action would be in keeping with the Urban Redevelopment Plan for the area. Since some structures fronting on Boulevard are in such condition as to be uneconomical to rehabilitate or constitute non-conforming land uses, our staff should consult with the Housing Code Enforcements staff in order to avoid requiring owners to demolish structures which the Plan will propose for acquisition. It should be clearly understood that owners of structures in the Bedford-Pine Project area will not be eligible for the special forms of Federal assistance until a loan and grant contract has been executed. These special forms of assistance are Section 312 low-interest rate loans and Section 220 FHA insured rehabilitation loans. It is ovr hope that housing code enforcement action will be in- strumental in alleviating some of the more serious problems in this area. Very truly yours, “yy LJ / Oy DL ype ha M. B. Satterfield / Executive Director’
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 17

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  • Text: ee February 1, 1967 Mr. C. O. Emmerich Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Charlie: Attached is a copy of a memorandum to Mr. William Wofford, Building Official, Mr. Wofford informs me that initiation of Housing Code enforcement will begin today. We realize that such comprehensive enforcement of the Code will produce some problems for many of the residents who might be forced to relocate should it be necessary to order the demolition of structures which are so deteriorated that they cannot be brought up to Code standards. The emergency housing assistance program conducted by EOA and the Atlanta Housing Authority the last four months in 1966 provided much needed help to more than 140 families who were forced to relocate because of eviction by landlords or as a result of Code enforcement. I hope that EOA will be able to provide the same service to residents of the Boulevard area, Mr. Johnny Robinson, Community Development Coordinator of my office, has been in contact with your East Central EOA staff and also with the Beflford-Pine Urban Renewal Project office. He will be available to assist your people in seeing that the needs of the families in this area are met. ? TE 7 oe See Mr. Emmerich Page Two February 1, 1967 We will appreciate anything you might be able to do along these lines. Sincerely yours, | Ivan Allen, Jr. | Mayor IlAdr:fy Enclosure (1)
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 8

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  • Text: January 24, 1967 Mr. M. B. Satterfield Executive Director Atlanta Housing Authority 824 Hurt Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Satterfield: As you recall, last September we experienced serious disorders along Boulevard between Forrest Avenue and North Avenue. The people participating in these disorders and other Boulevard citizens who were not directly involved pointed to dilapidated and unsanitary housing conditions, over-crowding and high rents as among the most serious problems which helped to create the conditions which generated the disturbances. The City is anxious to proceed with a comprehensive Housing Code Compliance program along this street. We feel that through intensive enforcement of our housing codes we can make a substantial impact on the improvement of living conditions in this area. Since Boulevard falls within the proposed Bedford+Pine Urban Redevelopment Project we are anxious not to institute any programs contrary to the urban redevelopment plan for the area. Would strict enforcement of the housing code along both sides of Boulevard between Forrest Avenue and North Avenue or Ponce de Leon be in conflict with the urban redevelopment plan for rehabilitation of structures in this area? Sincerely yours, ‘ Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor ac i i a I oo = ee m SR et
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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 19

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  • Text: February 3, 1967 MEMORANDUM To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. From: Dan Sweat Les Persells and I have discussed ways and means to attempt to move up the date whereby residents in the Bedford-Pine area might be qualified for the Loan and Grant Rehabilitation Program. Las has written to the powers in HUD attempting to get a letter of consent on the project and a policy ruling which would allow the Loan and Grant Program to be in effect prior to initiation of execution of the project under the letter of consent, We don't think this has ever been done before but if we are successful in getting this authority and establishment of eligibility, we will be able to lick one of the main problems which will constantly arise in an area such as this where we try to do Code Enforcement in a planned Urban Renewal area. DS:fy
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