Box 21, Folder 29, Document 7

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April 2 5; 1 9 6 7 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404


R, EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison


To: Mr. Earl Landers

From: Dan Sweat

Attached is a copy of a report prepared for Mayor Allen
showing scheduled improvements or activities in four low-
income areas of the city this summer,

Three of these areas are encompassed within the four
target areas we have selected for the proposed pilot project
to coordinate city services. The City Services Coordination
program would include Kirkwood, Edgewood and several
other identifiable neighborhoods adjacent to or near the
areas covered in the attached Mayor's report.

In order that we proceed with planning and programming
of the pilot project, the following recommendations are

1. Four positions should be created on a temporary
basis for the period June 1 - September 1 to serve
as city services coordinators in the Office of the
Mayor. These coordinators would be on the salary
range of Inspection Department area supervisors.
They would be housed in EOA neighborhood service
centers within each target neighborhood. For the
proposed organizational chart see Attachment A.

Mr. Landers
Page Two
April 25, 1967

2. The city services coordinators would be responsible
for identification of city service problem areas within
their target neighborhoods and for communication of
these problems to the proper city department or agency.
They would be familiar with community groups as well
as city departments and the services they offer.

3. The overall objective would be to identify problems
and take remedial action before these problems
generate unnecessary trouble within the area.

4, They would be under the coordination of Johnny Robinson
from the Mayor's Office.

5. Each coordinator should be provided with one clerical
worker. EOA has agreed to provide some neighborhood
aides to assist in identification of problems and
investigation of complaints. EQOA will also provide
space for a maximum of four housing code inspectors
who will also be able to bring to the attention of the city
services coordinators unfavorable conditions which
exist and which should be corrected.

6. In communicating this proposed project to the depart-
ment heads, it should be stressed that there is no
intention that the city services coordinators would
direct any department or departmental personnel to
take any action. Once a problem is brought to the
attention of the department it is up to the department
to determine whether or not such action is justified
and should be taken. In those cases where budgetary
restrictions or legal restrictions prevent action
from being taken, the city services coordinator will
communicate messages to the community concerned with
the problem,

I would recommend approval of this project at the earliest possible
date in order that we might be able to select very carefully the

Mr. Landers
Page Three
April 25, 1967

four coordinators for this summer's program, Also we would
need time to prepare complaint forms, informational material
and briefing material for the coordinators and their staff


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