Box 13, Folder 11, Document 55

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CITY OF A TLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia

30303

July 20, 1967
JACK IC, DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER

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Mr. Jesse Hill, Jr. ~ Co-Chairman:
Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference
¾ Atlanta Life Insurance Company
P. o. Box 897
Atlanta, Georgia
30301
Dear Mr. Hill:
Thank you very much for your telephone call to my office on
Friday, July 14 and your letter of July 17, 1967, requesting
that we withold the earmarking or committment of some $350,000
for park purposes until a committee of the Atlanta Summit-;.:
Leadership Conference can meet with me.
First of all, the City has formerly committed itself to purchase
of park site North of the expressway in the West End Urban Renewal
Area; a park site adjacent to thew. c. Hills School in BedfordPine Urban Renewal Area; a park site in the Western portion of
the Rawson-Washington Urban Renewal Area; and, a park site in the
Rockdale Urban Renewal project. Our best information from the
City Comptroller is that these park sites must be purchased and
are part of the overall Urban Renewal projects for the respective
areas of the City. The rather limited funds that are left after
the p u rch ase o f these properti es have been very carefully allocat ed
to a number of urgent proj ects on t h e south s i de , west si d e , and
northQe~t s i de o f our Ci t y. ~be s uggested p rio r i ty l iet of projects
has been s ubmitted to the Park Committee of the Board of Aldermen
and, through the City Comptroller to the Finance Committee of the
Bo ard of Aldermen. We expect to have a calle d meeting of t he
Parks Committee in a few days after the member s have h a d t i me to
review a nd digest the project li s t.
Re g a rding your request t o meet wi th me on Tuesday, J u ly 25, I
wo uld certainly be g lad t o me et wi t h you but I t h ink it would be
b e s t for you·· to discus s your requ ests with the Park s Committee
of the Board of Aldermen si nce ·t hey have t h e final say-so on
p r ior ities, etc., per ta i ni n g to Park and Recreation fa c ilit i es .
You may c are to correspond with Alderman Charlie Leftwi ch , the
Chairman o f o ur Committe e and, of c ourse, Alde r man Williamson,
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Mr. Hill

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July 20, 1967

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your Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference, is
also a member of the Aldermanic Parks Committee.
If you would still care to meet with me on July 25, just give
me a call and thank you for your continued interest, I am
Cordially,

ack c. Delius
eneral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor, City of Atlanta /
Rev. s. W. Williams, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference
Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference and Member of Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman Charlie Leftwich, Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman Buddy Fowlkes, Vice-Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman G. Everett Millican, Member, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Honorable Milton Farris, Chairman, Finance Committee
Mr. Charles L. Davis, Comptroller, City of Atlanta

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