Box 1, Folder 2, Document 10

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Box 1, Folder 2, Document 10

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January 30, 1967
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522·4463 Arca Code 404
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. William R. Wofford
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
Although the disorders were proj"ected by the shootin,g incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been pres e nt for some time.
The m in probl ms pointed out b y r sidents of the area w :re
pr ima r i ly centered around hous ing conditions includin g over crow dedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
S_ince t he S e pte mber incide nt we have made some pro g ress toward
b e tter garb age and trash collection, enforcement of h ealth m ea sures,
and e limination of major criticisms in the area of t raffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational pro grams.
Howe v er, the major problem still existing is one whi h can only
b e solved b y s t r ict enforcement of the H ousing Code. Therefore,
�Mr. Wofford
P age T'\VO
January 30, 1967
I am r e questin g that your departme nt immediately initiate compreh e nsive Housing Codes.inspectio ns a lon g both sides of Boulevard
fro1n Forrest Avenue to Ponc e d e Leon and that property owners
by required to comply with the City's codes.
You may be assured of full coope ration of my' office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned y,ith elimination
of unfit housing conditions and r e location of residents into
standard dwellings.
Please inform 1ne as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this street and the anticipated l eng th of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.

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