Box 1, Folder 2, Document 29

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CITY HALL
January 30, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Ar ea Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LAN DE RS, Administrative Assis tan t
MRS. AN N M. MOS ES , Exe cutive Sec retary
DANE. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Gove rnm ental Liaison
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To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From: Ivan Allen', Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcern.e nt - Boulevard
As you r e call, last S e pt e mb e r th e sho o ting of t w o N e gro youths
by a white m a n on Boulevard touch e d off s e veral days of serious
disord e rs in th a t ar e a fron'l For r e s t Av e nue to Ponc e de L e on
Avenue .
Although th e disorde,rs wer e proj e cte d by the shooting incid e nt,
conditi on s in th e area w er e such that th e pos s ibility of such an
e x plosi o n occurring had b ee n pr e s ent for some time ,
The nvti n proble m § pgint e d out by r c Bid ent~ of thQ
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prima rily ce n te r e d a r ound h o usi ng c o nditi o ns includ in g o ve rcrow d ed n e s s , hi gh r e nts, ro a ch es an d r a ts, and othe r sanitation
f a ctor s.
Sinc e t he S epte mb er incid e nt we h ave made some progr e ss t owar d
b e tte r ga r bage and tr a sh coll e cti on , en fo rc ement of h e alth me a s u re s ,
an d elim i na ti on of m a j o r criticisms in t he ar e a of traffic safe ty.
T he r e ha s a l so b een m uch plannin g in th e ar e a of providi11g for
r e cr eational p rograms .
However , t he ma j or p r obl em still exi sting is one w hich c an onl y
be s olved by strict enfor c cn1e nt of th e Housi n g C ode. T her e fore,
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Mr. Wofford
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January 30, 1967
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I am requesting that your d e partment imme diately initiate comprehensive Housing Code, inspections along both sides of Boulevard
fron1 F~ ±- rest Av e nue 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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