Box 1, Folder 2, Document 29

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Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404

January 30, 1967


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


To: 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
Avenue. ey

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

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 ong which can only
be solved by strict enforcement of the Housing Code. Therefore,

Mr. Wofford
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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 requited 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,

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