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HOUSING CODE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
INTERIM PROPOSAL, 1969
COMPILED BY STAFFS OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT
�In assessing the status of the Housing Code Comp I iance Program, the Planning
Department and the Building Department have explored various proposals for revision
of the nearly completed program.
In consultation with the Building Department,
the Planning Department has prepared a new program using the Community Improvement
Program data as a basis. Both departments, however, believe the new program
. can and shou Id be improved through a new field update of housing conditions.
In order to achieve maximum effectiveness from _the new program, which will probably
cover a period of five years, this new information must be gathered.
It is recommended
that an interim systematic plan be put into effect while the necessary new information
is being gathered.
The following is a proposal for activities of the Housing Code Compliance
Program personne I for the year I969:
Under the original Housing Code Compliance Program, the Housing Code Division
has inspected a majority of the substandard dwel I ing units with in the highest priority
areas of the city as determined by the original program.
However, because of conditions
beyond control of the Housing Code Inspectors (i.e., insufficient financial obi Iities,
shortage of contractors, legal tieups), there remain a large number of units where full
comp Iiance has been impossible to gain or slow in coming. Since the program for
original inspections is running ahead of schedule, it is suggested that extensive time
and manpow e r be devoted to these remaining cases in order to gain more last ing
compliances prior to initiating the new program.
To accomplish th is end, it is suggested that during the first quarter of 1969 the
ten Concentrate d Area Inspe ctors be assigned a portion of the Se ctor Inspe ctors' work
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load, thereby sending the entire Housing Code Divison work team into areas that
have already been originally inspected. This concentration of personnel on the
existing code compliance cases will provide additional time for much closer personal
contact with the owners and residents of the remaining uncomplied dwelling units.
During the second quarter of 1969, it is expected that the reduction in uncompl ied
cases will enable eight of the Concentrated Area Inspectors to begin original
inspections in areas corresponding with the Community Improvement Program priorities,
as established by the 1965 Community Improvement Program survey.
These areas are-
delineated on the attached map.
The third quarter of 1969 will mark the beginning of original inspections and
resinspections at a rate determined to gain the greatest efficiency from the inspectors.
These concentrated area inspections will take place in areas designated on the
attached map, unless the c ity·'s housing data is updated prior to that time.
Among the top priority items of the Data Processing Division of the city is an
update of the Community Improvement Program information.
If this update is completed,
it will include housing condition data and a priority listing for housing improvements.
This new priority listing will determine the areas for original inspections by the Housing
Code Co~pliance Division and will enable establishment of the new, long-range,
city-wide program.
During the first quarter of 1969., information will be compiled to
show those areas of the city that must be surve yed in order to realistically de termine the
top priority areas for housing code inspections. Also during the first three months of
the year, the city can make policy de cisions on survey techniques and personnel needs
to conduct the field survey.
If th e decision is to use Housing Code Inspectors to
conduct the housing conditions survey, the inspectors will be available to begin
surveying anytime during the year.
�- 3Since the new Housing Code Compliance Program is a requirement of the city•s
Workable Program, which must be submitted prior to September, 1969, and if a survey
is to be taken, it is imperative that it begin in time to al low an assimilation of the
new data into the program before September I, ,1969.
�1st
QUARTER
2nd
QUARTER
3rd
QUARTER
4th
QUARTER
1
4
2
2
2
4
2
2
3
(1) 2
(2) 2
( 1) 2
(2) 2
1' 4
(El) 1
(Wl) 1
(El) 1
(Wl) 1
TEAM
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I
I
I
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6
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SECTOR
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W-1 &.W-2
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Balance of initial inspection '69-A, plus compliance
actions in Sectors, 68-B, 68-Cl, complaints; approximately
750 cases.
W-3
1
Compliance actions Sector, 69-A (partial) complaints,
obvious new cases; approximately 300 cases.
2
Compliance actions Sector, 69-A, 69-B, complaints;
approximately 575 cases.
E-1
3
Compliance action; Lighting, Uptown Area; approximately
675 cases.
E-2
1
Compliance actions; obvious new cases; Johnsontown;
complaints; approximately 200 cases .
E-3
1
Compliance actions Sector, CB-67, CA-68, complaints;
approximately 375 cases .
E-4
1
Compliance actions Sector, CA-67, complaints; approximately
425 cases .
E-5
1
Compliance actions Sector, C3-68, CB-69, complaints;
approximately 250 cases .
Utility
1
Urban Renewal Projects and Special Assignments; approximately
150 cases.
W-4
&
W-5
Inspectors
Supervisors
Chief
Total
22
2
1
25
Approximately
Approximately
Total
3700
200
3900
Owner Notices (cases)
Tenant Notices (cases)
Total Work Load
(Physical Count of Active Cases - 12- 31- 68 - 3888)
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�CITY OF A.TLANTA
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director
January 10, 1969
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
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·
In developing a new Housing Code Compliance Program th~epartment
and Building Department are convinced that a city-wide field survey of housi~·~f ·
conditions must be conducted in the second quarter of 1969. A new survey is the only
way to obtain the information necessary to es tab I ish the Ieve I of accomplishment
of the original Housing Code Compliance Program and to develop realistic priorities
for housing code inspections for the next several years. No accurate or complete
information has been maintained on housing condition changes with in the city since
the 1965 Community Improvement Program Survey, and an efficient, new program
cannot be developed from obsolete management information.
Both the Building Department and Planning Department believe the proposed
survey will facilitate the development of a more effective Housing Code Compliance
Program. In short, there is no other way to quantitatively and qualitatively measure
the level of accomplishment of the first five year Housing Code Compliance Program,
to wit: which areas have been stabilized; which areas have regressed; which areas
are continuing to decline and for what reasons; which areas require more constant
survei I lance than that provided to th is point; how can we more effectively apply
our personnel and what additional personnel will be required to halt slum and blight
development and spread, etc.
Who should undertake the proposed survey? For several reasons, the two
Departments feel that Housing Code Inspectors are ideally suited to conduct the
necessary field survey:
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
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January 10, 1969
I. The original five year inspection program has been accomplished
ahead of schedule. Al I of the original inspections have been
completed. What remains are uncomplied cases which can be
assigned to the Sector Inspectors, plus handling city-wide
inspections on a complaint basis. Thus, the Concentrated Area
Inspectors would be in a logical position wherein they could
begin immediate preparations for the proposed field survey.
2. The proposed field survey must be initiated in the next few months.
HUD · requirements on the Workable Program provide for a Housing
Code Compliance Program. The Workable Program must be
recertified in September, 1969 and current information is essential
to its preparation. Since the survey will take at least three
months to complete, actual field work must begin by the first
of March at the very latest to be of greatest use. Consequently,
time being a major factor we must use those personnel most
familiar with the type of information being sought.
3. The inspectors are better qualified than anyone else in the city
to conduct a Housing Conditions Survey. They have inspected
the city's houses for five years; they know what to look for and
can be quickly trained in survey techniques because of thei_r
background in housing terminology, conditions and experience
in meeting the public.
4. The inspectors will be required to furnish continuous informat_ion
to keep the survey data updated. In other words, their observations
during the course of later inspections wi 11 be fed back into the
central record keeping system to keep the housing conditions
statistics current. The experience they wi 11 gain while conducting
the survey will be invaluable training for this future role, and
5. The inspectors will gain valuable familiarity with all areas of the
city during the survey which will be of use to them at a later date
when they are making inspections and attempting to obtain
comp Iiances.
Since the present program is running ahead of schedule relative to original inspections,
it is recommended that extensive time and manpower be devoted to uncompl ied cases in
order to gain more lasting compliances prior to initiating any new program . As soon as the
field survey techniques an d policies are developed, ten of the inspectors would be
assigned to the su rvey . Thi s would leave the other ten inspectors to concentrate on
obtaining compliances and to cover city - wide inspections on a complaint basis. The ten
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
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January 10, 1969
inspectors on the survey team can completely cover the city in three to four months,
enabling the Planning Department to use this information in developing a new Housing
Code Compliance Program. In turn, the new Housing Code Compliance Program can
be incorporated into· the 1969 Workable Program.
A more complete and detailed explanation of the contents of this letter is
contained in 1rHousing Code· Compliance Program: Interim Proposal, 1969. 11
Background material is contained in 11 The Housing Code Comp Iiance Program: Background
and Present Situation (Problems and Recommendations for Action)." Both of these
·
are products of departmental staff and attached hereto.
We seek your endorsement of this proposal. If further explanation or additional
information is required we wil I be pleased to meet with you at your convenience.
Sincerely,
~~t~~
Collier B. Gladin
Planning Director
~~ -7c"'70~
William R. Wofford
Building Official
CBG/WRW/jp
Attachments
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CITY OF .ATLANTA
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA, 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
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Mr . W. R. Wofford, Building Ins ct
Building Im
ctor's O ffice
City Holl .. ·
Atlanto, G or lo . 30303
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Housin Code CcmpUane Program . Ourin this tim , th r has
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of infi atlon ond id as tw n our stoff and the staff of
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will be ploc d In an or d rmmed by priority llstin for a thr -month
period . During th s three months, a grou of thr m n ccn accomplish
1260 original in ctlons (3 >ii. 420) nd o roup of four m n con accomplish
I 80 original Ins ctions (4 x 20). Aft r original ins ctlont hav
n
compl t d in ch roup• or o, om of its insp ctors are mov d from that or
to form oth r roups to do mor ori lnal 1ns ctiom during 'th s c nd thr •
mooth
riod.
malning inspectors in ach o a carry out th r insp c:tions
In those or o • ~ pr res i mad in ach ar a, inspector or continuolly
rotat d to form new · roups ond cotatlnu orl inot inspection ln new ar a,.
Thr prQe s is shown In d tail on th attached mop and workload disttlbut on
sh t, vsln
n (10) ina ctors .
Sine _ the Housing Cod Complianc Division hm tw nty (20) men capabl
of making Ins ctlons In ~one ntrot d ins ctions ar as, and nly t n or pr s ntly
i v d f r this purpo , reor ni&ation of th Division to fr
more m n to
mak inspect ons should
considered . 3y vstn only four m n as s ctor Inspectors
ond dividin th city into four part , sixte n (16) cone ntrot d area tnsp ctors
could be util lzed. Anoth r approach is util izJng four ctor Im ctors and two
fi Id su rvisors, akin fourt n (14) concentra
or o ins ctor avollobl •
Still anoth r approach, us n six se¢tor Ins c;tors and twc fi Id su rvl50f$,
tw lv
(12) cone ntrot d or a Inspector could
vied .
In och ease, th
number of ins ctor used, th mor in psctlon con be mod in th top-priority
a, as of th city . Utili.zln th se four ty , o personnel depl ym nt, programs
n devised usln t n (10), tweh~ (12), fourt; n (14), and sl, teen (16)
hove
concentr te reo Inspectors. A d toil d explanati n of ins ctton ar as or
lnclud d with th ott ched , p ond workload dblributlon SM f for ach diff r nt
program.
Af r you hav r vi
d d <:onsld r d th diff r nt pro rams, w will
be pleo d to meet with you and your staff to discu th ltetnatlv 1. We
are 0110 avoilo I to help expl In any parts of th propo d pro ram1 that •
not sufficiently self explanatory.
Sine r ly,
Collfer • Gladin
Pl nln Director
C G/bls
At
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�THE HOUSING CODE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
BACKGROUND AND PRESENT SITUATION
(PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION)
Prepared by:
Sta ff
Pl ann i ng De partment
Decembe r 2 0 , 1968
�Following is a brief outline of what has happened thus far rn the development
process of the Housing Code Comp Iiance Program:
I.
The Housing Code Compliance Program, as a requirement of the Workable
Program, was first developed in Atlanta in 1963 and approved by the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen before submission to the Department of Housing and Urban
Development.
2.
The Housing Code Compliance· Program of 1963 was based on the conditions
The initial
program, which was designed to cover the period from 1963 through 1968, has
been amended at least twice by the Housing Code Division of the Building
Inspector's Office to accommodate changing conditions.
of housing as setforth in the United States Census of Housing, 1960.
3. The 1963 Housing Code Compliance Program, designed to cover a fiv~-year
p~riod, has been completed.
4. In retrospect, the initial Housing Code Comp I iance Program contained
deficiencies, primarily because it represented a first attempt at developing and
implementing such a program; secondly, it was based on unreliable secondary
information (U. S. Census data); and thirdly, the absence of management
information and control systems has inhibited the program's effectiveness.
5. In submitting the Workable Program for 1968, the city realized a new Housing
Code Comp Iiance Program wou Id have to be developed. The Workable Program
text conceded this necessity.
6. In October, 1968, the Department of Housing c:ind Urban Development
recertified the city's Workable Program. However, th is recertification expires
October I, 1969, and, in its letter of review comments, HUD said it wou Id
expect the city to submit a new Housing Code Compliance Program with the
submission of the 1969 Workable Program. HUD also made comments relative to
the administration and enforcement of the Housing Code Compliance Program.
7. Since the summer of 1968, the Planning Department, the Housing Code
Division of the Building Inspector's Office and the Mayor's Office have worked
toward developing a new Housing Code Comp Iiance Program. The new program
is based on the 1965 city-wide housing conditions survey undertaken as part of
the Community Improve me nt Program. The priority areas for conce ntrated inspe ctions
in the new program coincide with the priority areas e stablished in the Community
Improvement Program.
8. The approach of the new program has cre ated problems. The Housing Code
Division points out that th e Community Improveme nt Program priorities, if adopte d
will se nd inspection teams bac k into are a s in which inspec tions have just bee n
made . The Planning De partme nt points out th e absence of any yardstic k with
which to me a sure qualitative levels of accompli shme nt in va rious are as inspec ted .
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9. The present dilemma is that an acceptable new Housing Code Compliance
Program must be developed and adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
prerequisite to recertification of the city•s 1969 Workable Program.
At question is the desirability of developing a new Housing Code Compliance
Program and, thereby, continuing the city•s Workable Program. Although this question
may appear facetious, it is not intended to be. Should the city•s Workable Program
be continued? Should a new Housing Code Compliance Program be developed? If the
decision is to continue the Workable Program and to create a new Housing Code Comp Iiance
Program, · certain problems must be dealt with:
I. Classification of substandard dwelling units must be standardized and accepted
by all agencies invloved with the program, including local, state, and federal
governmental agencies. Examples of terms that must have standardized and
acceptable definitions are: structure, housing unit, standard, and substandard,
and these classifications of substandard: minor deterioration, major deterioration,
and dilapidated. Standardizing these terms will eliminate conflict and misunderstanding among the Housing Code Division, the Building Inspector's Office, the
Planning Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the
Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
2. Up-to-date, comprehensive data on the conditions of structures througho.ut. the . __ _ _
city must be obtained. This information must adequately define current housing
conditions.
3.
A qualitative means of measuring the effectiveness of the Housing Code
Compliance Program must be devised. Currently, after the Housing Code Inspectors
have allegedly completed work in a neighborhood, there is no way to judge
improved housing conditions compared to the original condition of housing. A
11 before-and-af ter 11 comparison needs to be made
in each neighborhood.
4. Priority determinations concerning areas to be inspected must be made, and
must complement and support other pub Iic programs in the area.
Possible approaches to the above problems are setforth below. Decisions in each
area must be made in order to develop the new H_o using Code Comp I iance Program:
Standardization of terms and definitions. This can be achieved through close
I.
cooperation among the indivirluals and groups involved. A series of meetings
involving the Housing Code Division, the Building Inspector's Office, the Plannirg
Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Atlanta
Housing Authority should be established in which terminology is standardized,
defined, and agreed upon. A means of expediting the meetings is for one group,
probably the Planning Department, to work up a series of definitions a nd presenf·
them to the collected departments and agencies . Additions , corrections, and
deletions to these definitions can be discussed at the me eting, after which, the
Planning Depa rtm e nt can revise the de fini t ions according to the suggestions offere d .
A two to three week fime limit should be se t fo r acc omplish ing this work task .
�-3The Planning Department 1s willing to prepare the initial draft to present to the
assemblage.
2. Up-to-date, comprehensive data on the conditions of structures throughout the
city. This data is absolutely essential and can best be obtained by conducting a
city-wide survey of housing conditions along the line of the 1965 survey conducted
by the 1965 Community Improvement Program. This survey must be undertaken
because (I) U. S. Census of Housing -data on building conditions wi II no longer be
available, and (2) the 1965 CIP field survey information has not been kept current.
Procedures for undertaking a new survey are readily available, but a problem exists
in selecting personnel to carry out the survey. There are three separate possibilities
for selecting personnel:
a.
Use college students as was done in the 1965 Cl P survey.
b.
Use the Housirg Code Compliance Program inspectors themselves.
c.
Use a combination of the first two.
The Planning Department feels that the second alternative, using inspectors to make
the survey, is best because of the lack of avai Iable college students at th is time of
year, and further because the inspectors are most familiar with the city and with
building conditions.
Once the data is gathered, keeping it up-to-date and usable is a related problem.
The Data Processing Division of the . city can be of value in solving this problem,
if this ite m is given a higher priority than in the past. The information can be
kept on file in the computer and updated periodically. Until this is accomplished,
it will be necessary for the city to undertake periodic city-wide surveys of building
conditions.
3. Establishing
This may be the
Systems Division
area. A system
a qualita t ive me ans of measuring the effective ness of the program.
most difficult of th e probl e ms to overcome . Th e Manage me nt and
of the Finance Department can possibly be of assistance in this
should be devised to determine:
a.
the effectivene ss of the inspe ctions and
b.
the ove ral I achi e ve me nts of th e program.
To devise such a system, th e successes mu st be quantified so that they can be
measure d in some meaningful manne r . At prese nt, th e only pe opl e who profess
to und e rsta nd th e syste m in use are Housing Code Divisi on pe rsonne l .
An
e ffi c ien t system w i 11 de term ine program effec tivene ss, personne I performance , a nd
mana ge men t needs.
�-44. Determining priorities.
several ways:
Areas to receive priority can be determined
in
a. The areas with the most substandard dwelling units, or with the highest
percentage of substandard units, can be inspected first.
6. The areas without appreciable blight or deterioration, but which are
located on the edge of slum areas can be inspected first, hoping to contain
the blight.
c. A combination of the first two: inspecting, at the same time, the city's
worst slums and the fringe areas around them, which are presently standard.
d. Follow the guidelines as used in the Community Improvement Program,
taking into account the fol lowing factors:
(I) Social Implications - areas in which programs for improvement are
presently needed to supplement social action agency programs.
(2) Resource Areas - where better utilization of land might relieve
present pressure for land resou rces.
(3) Relationship to Public Programs - where the potential extended public
benefits from these programs may be · lost if not early housing rehabilitation
action is taken.
(4) Planning Objectives - where the existing pattern of development is
such that, without early action, implementation of housing recommendations
at a later date would be difficu It or impossible.
(5) Areas Characte r ized by Change - where early action is needed to
stabilize sound housing which may suffer rapid deterioration without such
action.
There are, perhaps, other alternatives for devising priorities which have additional
merit, but of the alternatives listed, the Planning Department feels that the fourth
(following CIP guidelines) is preferable .
�C TYOE1 1 ~ ~
CITY H ALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel . 522-4453 Area Code 404
DEPART ~IE:--;T OF PL..\NNl l'\ G
CO L LI ER B. GLAD IN, Di rec; cor
January IO, 1969
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
In developing a new Housing Code Compliance Program the Planning Department
and Building Department are convinced that a city-wide field survey of housing
conditions must be conducted in the second quarter of 1969. A new survey is the only
way to obtain the information necessary to es tab I ish the Ieve I of accomplishment
of the original Housing Code Compliance Program and to develop realis t ic pr iorities
for housing code inspections for the next several years. No accurate or complete
information has been maintained on housing condition changes within thP. ~ity since
the 1965 Community Improvement Program Survey, and an ·efficient, new program
cannot be developed from obsolete management information.
Both the Building Department and Planning Department believe the proposed
survey will facilitate the development of a more effective Housing Code Compliance
Program. In short, there is no other way to quantitatively and qualitatively measure
the level of accomplishment of the first five year Housing Code Compli a nce Program,
to wit: which areas have been stabilized; which areas have regressed; which areas
are continuing to decline and for what reasons; which areas require more constant
surveillance than that provided to this point; how can we more effectively apply
our personnel and what additional personnel will be required to halt slum and blight
development and spread, etc.
Who should undertake the proposed survey? For several reaso ns , the two
Departments feel that Housing Code Inspectors are ideally suited to conduct the
necessary field survey:
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
-2-
January 10, 1969
L The original five year inspection program has been accomplished
ahead of schedule. All of the original inspections have been
· completed. What remains are uncompl ied cases which can be
· assigned to the Sector Inspectors, plus hand Iing city-wide
inspections on a . complaint basis. Thus, the Concentrated Area
Inspectors would be in a logical position wherein they co~ld
begin immediate preparations for the proposed field survey.
2. The proposed field survey must be initiated in the next few months.
HUD requirements on the Workable Program provide for a Housing
Code Compliance Program. The Workable Program must be
recertified in September, 1969 and current information is essential
to its preparation. Since. the survey will take at least three
months to complete, actual fie Id work must begin by the first
of March at the very latest to be of greatest use. Consequently,
time being a major factor we must use those personnel most
familiar with the type of information being sought.
3. The inspectors are better qualified than anyone else in the city
to conduct a Housing Conditions Survey. They have inspected
the city's houses for five years; they know what to look for and
can be quickly trained in survey techniques because of thei.r
background in housing terminology, conditions and experience
in meeting the public.
4. The inspectors will be required to furnish continuous information
to keep the survey data updated. In other words, their observations
during the course of later inspections wi 11 be fed back into the
central record keeping system to keep the housing conditions
statistics current. The experience they will gain while conducting
the survey will be invaluable training for this future role, and
5. The inspectors will gain valuable familiarity with all areas of the
city during the survey which will be of use to them at a l.ater date
when they are making inspections and attempting to obtain
comp I iances.
Since the present program is running ahead of schedule relative to original inspections,
it is recommended that extensive time and manpower be devoted to uncomplied cases in
order to gain more lasting compliances prior to initiating any new program. As soon as the
field survey techniques and policies are developed~ ten of the inspectors would be
assigned to the .survey . This. would leave the other ten inspectors to concentrate on
obtaining compliances and to cover city-wide inspections on a complaint basis. The ten
.,
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
-3-
January
IO, 1969
inspectors on the survey team .can complete ly cover the city in three to four months,
enabling the Planning Department to use this information in developing a new Housing
Code Compliance Program. In turn, the new Housing Code Compliance Program can
be incorporated into the 1969 Workable Program.
A more complete and detailed explanation of the contents of this letter is
contained in trHousing Code Compliance Program: Interim Proposal, 1969. 11
Background material is contained in 11 The Housing Code Compliance Program: Background
and Present Situation (Problems and Recommendations for Action)." Both of these
are produc; \s of departmental staff and attached he reto.
We seek your endorsement of this proposal . If .further explanation or additional
information is required we will be pleased to meet with you at your convenience .. ·
Sincerely,
~&~_,JR~W,.~;__,
Collier B. Gladin
Planning Director
143.215.248.55 ~ 143.215.248.55
William R. Wofford
Building Official
CBG/WRW/jp
Attachments
�CITY OF A TLA NT
OFFI C E O F INSPECT OR OF BUILDINGS
8 00 C ITY HALL
T E L. JA. 2-446 3 E XT. 32 1
ATLANT A , G E ORGIA
January 28, 1969
Mr. Carl G. J'ohneon, County Manager
Room 401
1 6.S Cen t r a l Av enue, S. W.
Atl ant a, GeoTgia
30303
Re:
Whit e Alma Building
Dear Mr. Johnson!
A copy of your l ette~ dated .J onuary 10, 1969, addressed to
~r. R. Earl Landers has been referred to the Building Department
for study and reply.
The content of your letter indicates that you are awar of
the hazardous building condition which concern the White Alms
Building, as well as subsequent litigation -which MG transpired
6ince en in pection revealed the building condition early in
July of 1968.
The request of tim extension for occupation of condemned
structure to June 30, 1969, is beyond the prerogative of the Building
I nspector since without extensive repair safety to th inh bitant~
is questionable.
As the Building Official for the City of Atl _nta l cu under tand
the plight of the Municipal Theatr~ G~o~ps which occupy th building;
how
r. s tly fir t obligaUon i toward th pr ervation of life
and property through Code enforcement~ I must decline an xt n ion
of time
d ask that the tructure be repaired or d oli h d.
Very truly yours.
WitW :gs
bcc . . Mr . R. Earl Landers
Mr. Jack Delius
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February 17 , 1069
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Ch'ef Building Insp ctor
800 City Hall
Atl nto, Georgia 50303
Donr fr. Hewe:
R l ative 1:0 your certifi d. lotter of F9bruary 14
the following stat ents:
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your 1 ttor
bout
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hat w c 11 Annex A Phich building hous
the boil r roora, but not bout t h brick
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1969 , I wish to
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or huUding .
The com-pli nco <>f tt o latt r building t at we have been
discussing w s nd is cone :ming ti'tle X X and not re rdin
any uilding cod.
3.
. om year a o, this agency put inn prinkl r System, Fire
roof Doors, Exit Light~ Fir Proof Stair Cas S; etc. ta.
very larg u of money .
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interest
ind ol shina Annex A. D nd n.
hav d lish d D nd E. Ann x A,
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The enclosed copi s of l ett r s wi ll giv you an i de. of what.
we a re trying t o do t•ith t h
uf oremention d buildings. an
t hat we s till om fo r t he aged in t h
Cit
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of Atlan ta and Fulton
Count y .
8.
However, in r egar ds to Buildi n
2, if you can hel p us f ind some
pl ace to hous t he ro sont t hirty-on (l l) p r son~ in t he above
ment io1 e build ng;J County At t orney .. eats , Or . Bac1m y , Mr .
D laney , F'ul ton County Comm ·.s oners nd I I ou l d be very r . tful
to you . a
o nre s til 1 trying wl h no ,succ ss . loraovcr)
I am sur many oth r gencies who re int 1-ested · n our cau
incl udi ng the G o:rg i Nur i ng :,,n.e . sso · iat i on woul d b . or
t han l"r eat f ul .
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1 om sur you know t hat this i s a non -prof it ag ncy having op r at ed
in this city and county f ort ent y-thr ee (23) year s givin(r
assistance · nd car e to peopl o t hat had no other place to go, but
t heabove n amed institution .
hav e no e1do <mt funds ) stock •
or bon s t o f 11 b ck on ; e operat
dth what t 1e Stat end
County
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use our equipment f r om t he other ouil · g , until
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800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 303ll3
February 14, 1969
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P.E., R. A.
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INS PECTOR OF BUILDINGS
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ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Mr~
W.E. Inmon
Happy Haven Hospital
1821 West Anderson Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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RE:
Masonry Structure at
1821 West Anderson Av~nue,_ ~.W.
Dear Mr. Inmon:
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It has. come to my attention that ·you have not vacat~d ·or complied
the above building. I had understood from the inspector who has talked
with you that it was your intention to vacate this structure .and to
bring it into full compliance wtth the code before it was reoccupied. An
inspection on June 12, 1968, at the above mentioned address revealed that
there were seven major structures on the property." One of . these is new
and is in full compliance. Two of these which were extremely dilapidated
have since then been demolished. Three other frame s tructures which are
dilapidated are standing vacant. This masonry building was the only old

facility in use. In its present condition it constitutes ·a bazar4 to

health and safety. (1) As the housekeeping, particularly in the storage
areas, provides a constant fire hazard and a breeding' place for rats and
· other vermin. (2) The floors under the kitchen and in the bathrooms are
decayed, have sunk and are in danger of collapse'~·,.· (3) There is puddling ·
of water in the bathrooms which cause a mos~ • unsanitary
. condition. (4) The
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steps at the side exit are unusable and must be repl aced.
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Unless this building is .made safe ~t would be my duty under Section
106.1 (a) of the City of Atlanta Building Code t·o dir~ct · that it be taken
d~-n and removed immediately~ The purpo_se of this letter ~s to give you:
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1. · A written notice that the ·building is deemed .unsafe with a
statement of the particuiars in which the bu~lding is unsafe.
2.
An order requiring the sam~ to be made s afe or ~removed as required
under Section 106.2(a) of the City of Atlanta · JN,j.lding Code.
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February 14, 1969
Two of the vacant wood frame structures should be kept closed until
they are complied.
The three story wooden structure on the right of this masonry building
is extremely dilapidated and dangerous, even as a vacant structure. It
should be removed immediately.
Please advise me at your earliest convenience of the steps yoq propose
to take to either make these buildings safe or remove them.
Very truly yours,
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Chief. Building I nspector ·
W.A.
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�February 24, 1969
Mr. Jack W. Crissey
Fulton Plumbing Company
44 3 Stonewall Street, S. W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Dear Mr. Crissey:
With further reference to your letter of February 14,
Mr. Wofford reports that there i some misinterpretation of the ordinance.
He reports that the ordinance doe not requhre that
existing appli nee be disconnected in order to t st
heretofore installed gas line in buildings, but the
ordinance do-e require that any new ga line installed
be tested a:nd approved before it is, used. Pres_ ure
test on existing g
line
ill hot be required .
I hope that thi clarify the ordinance, and hould you
need any additional informatioa, I am sure Mr. Wofford
will be
ppy to b ai a istan.ce.
Sincerely,
Iv
Allen, :Ir.
�CITY OF AT.LANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
February 19, 1969
IN SP ECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER H, MOON, E.E., P . E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
MEMORANDUM
TO
FROM
The Honor:~:;_I1'n Allen, Jr.
W.R. W o f ~
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Letter from Fulton Plumbing Company

With reference to Mr. Crissey's letter of February 14, 1969,
concerning a recently adopted ordinance regulating gas piping and
related appliances I believe that Mr. Crissey and probably some of
our inspectors have misinterpreted the ordinance.
The ordinance does not require that existing appliances be
disconnected in order to test heretofore installed gas lines in
buildings, but the ordinance does require that any new gas line
installed be tested and approved before it is used.
Our Plumbing and Heating Division Chiefs are aware of this
problem and have instructed all inspectors in the proper interpretation of the ordinance so that pressure tests on existing
gas lines will not be required.
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Ivan Allen, Jr.
For your information
�February 17, 1969
Mr. Jae W . Cris ey
Fulton Plumbing Col'Ilpany
443 Stonewall Street. S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Dear Mr. Crissey:
May I acknowledge receipt of your letter of
February 14 regarding a recent ordinance affecting
plumbers to connect appliances.
Your indicated enclosure was not with your letter,
however. I am. asking Mr . B ill Wofford, Building
In pector. to furnish me with a report. I will in
turn furni h you with a detailed report of the ordinance
upon hearing from M r . Wofford.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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City Hall
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Dear Sir:
It is with deepest concern that this complaint is forwarded
to youo A person can suffer just so much bureaucratic oppression
before something has to be done.
I am attaching a copy of a letter recieved by us around the
first of the year. This is based on an ordinance adopted by the
aldermanic board and approved by you on December 16 and Dece mber
18 respectively.
This particular amend ed section of the code is not practical
to perform or to enforce, this seems to be entirely harass ment
of the citizens of this city who use gas, and for any plumber or
person involved in connecting of appliances.
If this section of
the code is retained it will be necessary for us and I am sure,
many other contractors, to discontinue the practice of connecting
heaters, gas dryers or gas ranges. The performance of work
under the conditions :·of· the amendment would be orohibitive
for us and for our customers.

When citizens want their work done we will have to tell the m
that the City of Atl a nta Government has made it impos sible for '
us to per for m such wor k , we will send them a copy of y our ordin ance
and advise them to tak e their case to the source of the oppressive
legislation .
We would a p precia te an opp ortun i ty to discuss this with y ou
and t o e x plain the i mp ossible situation that this presents .
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STONEWALL ST. S . W ., ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30313
February 14 , 196 9
Mayor Ivan Alle ny J r.
Ci ty Hall
Atl anta , Georgia
Dear Sir :
I t is with deepest c on c ern that thi s complai nt i s f orwarde d
t o youo A person c an s uffer just so muc h bureauc ratic oppres s ion
before s ome thing has to be done .
I am attac hing a copy of a letter r ecieved by u s around the
first of the year. This i s based on an ordinanc e adopted by the
aldermanic board and approved by you on December 16 and De c ember
18 respectively.
This particular amended section of the code is not prac tical
to perform or to enforce, this seems to be entirely harassment
of the citizens of this city who use gas, and for any plumber or
person involved in connecting of appliances.
If this section of
the code is retained it will be. necessary for us and I am sure,
many other contractors, to discontinue the practice of connecting
heaters, gas dryers or gas ranges. The performance of work
under the conditions :·or the amendment would be prohibitive
for us and for our customers.
When citizens want their work done we will have to tell them
that the City of Atlanta Government has made it impossible for '
us to perform such work, we will send them a copy of your ordinance
and advise them to take. their case to the sour ce of the oppressive
legislation.
We would appreciate an opportunity to discuss this with you
and to e x plain the impossible situation that this presents.
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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR Of BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
TEL. JA. 2-4463 EXT. 321
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
t.'cb 17 , 1 969
MEMORANDill4
TO
Y...arl A. Bevins
J a ck C. Delius
Ray A. Nixon
Paul ieir
FROM
W.R. Woffo~
Gentlemen :
In J uly, 1 966 , in accordance withe memor ndum f rom
Mr . Landers we established a policy of holding plane i n
the Building Department fo r a thr e-day period o that they
could be reviewed by
represent ative of your department who
would come to t he Building Departu1ent each orning for that
purpose.
Mo.et of you are sending
repr esentative to tho dep rtment
ae previously arranged. However, the three day waiting period
fr~quently seems top as without a repr s ntative from eom
d partm nte revi vtng plans on file. When this happens, w arc
re.quiring th contractor to contact your offic and secur
approval. from you . So e of the contractors have objected to
being sent to various other City dep rtmen , part~culnrly tho e
located in the City Ball Annex, inc they claim this is n
inconvenienc to th
If you are not now ending a re r sent tive to the Buildin,
D p rtment ea h mornin to cb.Gck plane on fi1, I wish you
would do o ; oth rwi c. I hall b compelled to is u a building
p rciit wh re the pl
have remained on fil for
p riod of mor
than t hr
d y
contractor requ ats pproval.
cc . . Mr • • Earl Land rs
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CITY OF ATLANTA
HOUSING CODE DEPARTMENT
MAR 21 1969
CITY HALL
BUILDING
DEPARTMENT
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
UsuaUy Zette1?s are 1.Jritten to City HaU only in p:t•otest o:e conip"la-int.
I am writing this letter as one of commendation to the City Housing
___ ___ C,ode _Department for their fine work in .our area of tow-a.
I own property in the Riverside or Chattahoochee area of Northwest
Atlanta. Recently your inspectors, especially a Mr. Latham, made
inspections of the property in this area. P-Poperty owners were given
lists of repairs or changes that should be made in order for their
houses to meet the code standards .
. I suppose it actually cost me more money than many of the other
property owners because I own more property .. And I asked for and
received no special considerations on my property . I just repaired
my property along with the other property owners.
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Now the a1~ea is beginning to show results from these efforts. While
many other areas of our city are showing signs of deterioration,
this area is now beginning to climb back up the ladder of communi ty
attractiveness .
I thought you might be interes-/;ed in knowing the feel1.'.ngs of one
citizen who owns property in the City of Atlanta. I for one , appreciate the efforts of the City of Atlanta and its administration
in the f1:eld of hour=;lng code enforcement. And especially the
inspectors Zike Mr . LathOJ11, who do their jobs effectively.
In an age when there is so much protest and dissent, I wanted to
let you know there are still citi zens that appreciate what you
are doing.
Sincerely,
�March Zl, 1969
M r . W. R . Wofford
Building Official
800 City Hall
Atlanta, GeoJ>gia 30303
Dear Bill:
With reference to your letter of March 4, 1969 regarding the Markham,
Haynes Street and the Lightening area , it is my understanding that a
decision was reached on the ubj ct in your meeting with the Mayor on
Friday, March 14th.
I am returning the picCl.lre forw. rded with your letter of March 4th.
Sine rely yours,
R. E rl Lander
Admini trative A
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Enclo ure
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P . E., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
CHARLES M. SMITH, E.E.
March 4, 1969
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Earl:
Since our conference with you, the City Attorney, Collier
Gladin and others I have not heard anything from Andrew Stevens,
the new owner of the Shaffer property located on Markham and
Haynes Streets and in the Lightening Area.
I am, therefore, confronted with doing something about the
conditions of housing in that area, since the courts have dismissed
our cases against Shaffer. The houses in question are located in
an industrial zone and, in my opinion, are beyond repair and should
be demolished. However, the City Attorney and the Courts have
ruled that we cannot require demolition.
Would you, therefore, advise me of what action I should take
in this matter. I feel that most of the houses s.hould be cleared
but my hands are tied. The new owner has stated that he would
like to repair the houses but he has not made application for
permits.
Enclosed herewith are pictures of a couple of typical
houses he wishes to repair.
Very truly yours,
WRW :at
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Building Off icia l
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CHIEF HOUSING CODE INSPECTOR
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
E,LMER H. MOON, E.E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Memorandum for File
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Mr. J. A. Smith, Chief Inspector
Friday afternoon at 2 :00 P.M. Mr. Wofford asked me to attend
a meeting with him. At the meeting were the Mayor, Mr. Sterns, -Mr.
Gladin and Mr. Openshaw. The meeting was called because of the
letter from Mr. Wofford to Mr. Landers requesting advice as to whether the Building Department should mail notices to owners to complete repairs to structures, residential structures located within
the Markham-Haynes and Lightning Areas.
It was pointed out that this would probably be and conflict
with the zoning in the area. In the discussion that followed, it
was decided that the proper method to follow would be for us to
proceed with mailing the notices to the owners for full code compliance and then when owners came in to obtain permits, they would
be informed of the need for obtaining a variance in zoning to allow
repairs to be made. At this time, owners would be referred to Mr.
Gladin who would set up a meeting before the Zoning Va riance Committee with no charge to be paid by the owners. Then, after the Vari ance Committee agreed for the repairs to be made, then the Building
Official would be clear to issue permit for said repairs.
We are planning to proceed with the mailing of notices to gen eral owners throughout these areas and in the case of Mr. Andrew
Stephens, who is one of the major owners in the area , we plan to take
a slightly different approach. Mr. Stephens last Thursday advised me
that he was anticipating a loan from Mills B. Lane, C & S Bank, to
proceed with the repair of probably every other structure which was
owned by Mr. Steph ens. He indicated that a definite plan might be
submitte d to Mr . Wofford fo r permits to be 'issue d on the se prope rties
judged s uita ble for repairs by him during the week beginning March
17th. In view of this, both Mr . Wofford and my~elf fe lt that it might
be well to hold Mr. Stephen's notices in the office at least until the
latter part of the week of the 17th to see if plans are submitted for
permits issuance. If this does not take place, I plan to contact Mr.
Stephens and as k that h e come by the office or tha t I be allowed to
meet with him at hi s conve nienc e to serve the notic es o f repairs to
him in person and po s s ibly di scu s s an amica ble me thod of r each ing a
successful conclusion to our problems in this area.
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In rehabilitation areas other than those of the current action year,
~he City Building Department will part icipate i n response to compliants
undertake invest igation based on any information that indicates a
need for early in spection. New Housing Code cases will be undertaken
in accordance with Department personnel capability and on a full code
compliance basis.
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Demolition Policy - Model Neighborhood Area
The Atlanta Housing Authority i .s f-u liy -responsible for demolition
act_i vi ties in NDP current year cl earance action are as . When emergency
situations occur necessitating prompt action on particular structures
in the clearance areas, the City Building Department will become
involved by referral from the Atlanta Housing Authority.

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In demolition areas other - than - those - o ~ - current ye ar action areas,
the Building Department will become involved only on a compl iant
basis. Full code compl ianc e will be effected with the exception
that generally no installation of additional equ i pmen t or facilities
will be required. A possible exception will arise if it is determined that the failure to install add itional e qui pment may result
in immediate jeopardy to the health , s afety on general welfare of
inhabitants in a structure. -Assistance in the determination of· this exception may b e re·queste d from a "technical b o a rd
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developed in conjunction with the Model Cities Hous ing Ce nt e r and
NDP Project Office.
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It has b een furth er concluded that if a t all possible the Model Cities
Program should provide some code enforcement staff t o supplement the
limited personn el resourc es of the Building Department in the Model
Neighbo rhood Area.
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Mr. Willi am Wilk es
Mr. James Smith ·Mr. Eric Harkness
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OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM
673 Cap ilol Avenue. S.W.
Atlanta. Ga . 303 15
404 -524-8876
Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor
J. C. Johnson, Director
TO:
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
William Wofford, City of Atlanta
Lester Persells, Atlanta Housing Authority
Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
Collier Gladin, City of Atlanta
Johnny Johnson, Model Cities Program
FROM:
James L. Wright, Jr.~ ;J.Q;) ,~ ·
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Director of Physical Planning and Development
SUBJECT:
Policy Regarding Atlanta Housing Authority and Atlanta
Housing Code Division Activity in the Model Neighborhood
Area
The policy outlined in this memorandum contains recommendations
proposed by representatives of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Model
Cities Agency and City Building Department. This policy recognizes
the need for coordinated interagency housing programs in the Model
Neighborhood Area.
Please review and evaluate this recommended policy. You will be
contacted shortly regarding a meeting during which any comments
may be discussed and a concensus on policy agreed upon.
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Rehabilitation Policy - Model Neighborhood Area
The Atlanta Housing Authority is responsible for all property improvement efforts in every current NDP rehabilitation action area within
the Model Neighborhood Area. Current enforcement cases in action
areas which are under review by the Housing Code Division will be
referred to the Atlanta Housing Authority with copies of case
histories. Consideration of possible three percent loans or grants
will then be made by the Authority.
If the AHA is unable to obtain
satisfactory rehabilitation of properties so considered, then
documented case histories will be referred to the City Building
Departme nt for continuation and further enforcement procedures.
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complaints or undertake investigation based on any information that
indicates a need for early inspection. New Housing Code cases will
be und~rtaken in accordance with Department personnel capability and
on a full code compliance basis.
N.D.P. - All Areas
Requests for Building Permits exceeding value of $500 for single unit
structure, or $300 per unit for duplex or multi-unit structure must
be accompanied by a recent war~ write-up or contract made by Atlanta
Housing Authority, a recent Housing Division notice or a letter stating the facts regarding the structure.
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�HOUSING CODE ENFORCENENT POLICY
N.D.P. Areas
March, 1969
N.D.~. - Planning Areas
·No concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken.
The Building
Department will act upon complaints and undertake investigation based
on any information that indicates a need for an early insp e ction.
· New Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with Department personnel capability. Full code compliance will be effected with
the exception that generally no installation of additional equipment
or facilities will be required.
N.D.P. - Rehabilitation Areas
·-Tfie- Aflanta··Hous·ing· Authority is · responsible for property improvement
efforts in current N.D.P. Action area s. When the N.D.P Area is activated, current cases which are being enfo r ced by the Building Department will be refe_rred to the Atl anta Housing Authority with copies of
histories. Consideration of the use . of possible three percent
loans or Federal Gr ants will then be made by the Authority in an effort
to comply the property. When the Atlanta Hou s ing Authority is unabl~
to obtain satisfactory rehabilitation of properties,· documented case
histories will be referred to the City Building Department for continuation and further enforcement · procedures .
case
. In rehabilitation ar e as other than those of the current action year,
the City B~ilding Dep a rtme nt will act in response to complaints, or
undertake investigation based on any information that indicates a need
for e a rly inspection. New Housing Code cases will be unde r taken in
accordance with Department personnel capability and on a full ~ode compliance ba sis.
N.D.P. - Demolition Ar e as
Th~ Atlanta Housing Authority . is responsible for demolition activities
in NDP current year clearance action are a s. When emergency situations
occur necessitating pro mpt action on pa rticular structures in the clearance areas, the City Building De pa rt ment will become involve d by refer ral from the Atlanta Housing Authority.
In demolition are a s proposed for second year action areas, the Building
Depart men t will become involved only on a compl a int ba sis . Full code
c ompli a nc e will be ef fe ct ed with the exc e ption that ge ne rall y no ins talla tiori of addition a l equi pme nt or f a cilities will be requir e d. A
poss i ble exceptio n will aris e if i t is de te r mined that the failur e to
i n s t all additio na l equip men t may r e sult in i rnrnedi a ~e j e op ardy t o the
heal th , s a f e ty o r genera l we l far e o f inh abi tants in a st r uctu re. I n
de mo l i ti on areas proposed f or the t hi rd, fo urth and fif th a c ti on years,
.the Ci ty Bu i ld i ng Departme nt , e t c. will part icip ate i n res po ns e t o
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OFFICE OF ""SPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
March 25, 1969
JAMES A. SMITH
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R . A.
CHIEF HOUSING CO D E INSPECTOR
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER ·H. MOON, E.E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILD IN GS
Memorandum To:
Mr. Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
Mr. William Wofford, City of Atlanta
Mr. Collier Gladin, City of Atlanta
From:
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Mr. James Smith, City of Atlanta •
Mr. Wallace Screws, Atlanta Haus in-;JAuthority
-- ·Mayor Allen -recently request ed that the City further define
and/or revise it's policie s for Hou s ing Code enforcement in Urb a~
Renewal and N.D.P. pr ogr am areas, including Vine Ci t y and Ea st
Atlanta Planning ar eas .
Following this request, Mr, W. A. Screws, Chief, Rehabilitation
Section, and myself have had severa.l discussions regarding this subject. It is our opinion that the enclos ed policy) da t ed Ma rch, 19 69,
would be instrume nta l in providing be t ter coord i na tion and unde r stand ing betwee n property owners, t e nant s , the Atl ant a Hou s ing Autho ri ty,
all City De pa rtments and the public in gener a l. At the s ame time this
policy should reduce the number of structures becoming deterior a ted
and hazardous as N.D.P. plans are being formalized and activa~ed.
This dra ft is submit ted for any changes you may f e e l are ne ces sary, a nd s ubseque n t act i on neede d f or forma l adoption s o th 2t the
City's policy will be clear to everyone , both fr om a Public Re l a t i ons '
standpoint and for assist ance in preparing cases for legal action,
should this become necess ary.
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A TL A N TA
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D O G \Y O O D
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April 2, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA: 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
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.. COLLIER B. GLADIN, D ire ctor
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MEMORANDUM
TO:
Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
James Wright, Jr., Model Cities
· Wil!J<;rp Wofford, Building Official
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FROM:
Coll1er"-G'tacfin, Planning Director
SUBJECT:
Policy regarding Atlanta Housing Authority and Atlanta Housing
Code Division Activity in the Model Neighborhood Area
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The Housing Code Enforcement Policy for rehabilitation and demolition, as outlined
in the March 25 memo from Messrs. James Smith and Wallace Screws, has been reviewed
by the Planning Department. We generally concur with the pol icy and wi 11 work
with all parties concerned to bring about its adoption and impl ementation.
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M. B. SATTERFIELD
CHA.IFU,AAN
EXECUTIVE OIRCCTOR ANO SECRET A RY
LESTER H. PERSELLS
GEORGE S. CRAFT
ASSOCIATE
VICE CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CARLTON GARRETT
DIRECTOR OF
J. 9. SLAYTON
FINANCE
GILBERT H . BOGGS
DIRECTOR Of" MOUSING
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
HOWARD OPENSHAW
JACK F. GLENN
DIRECTOR
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HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
OF' REDEVELOPMENT
GEORGE R.
SANDER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
JACKSON 3-6074
March 28 J 1969
Mr. William R. Wofford
Inspector of Buildings
City Hall
AtlantaJ Georgia 30303
Re:
Housing Code Enforcement Policy
N.D.P. Areas - March, 1969
Dear Mr. Wofford:
The Atlanta Housing Authority is in complete accord with the
plan and working agreement pertaining to resid.e ntial properties in N.D.P.
areas, as outlined in the draft of the above mentioned policy.
Sincerely yours,
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Howard Openshaw ·
Director of Redevelopment
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Memora ndum ·r o:
From:
Re:
Mr . Ivan Allen ,. Meyor
Mr . W. R. Wofford,. Building Off icia l
Proposed H0t..l~ing Enforcement roU.cy in all
NOP Areas
Recently , you requested that a revi sed t)Olicy on Housing
Enforcement activities in the City's Urban Ren~~a l or NDP Pro•
gr.sm Areas be present~d for your review.
The po licy voul d apply to al l projects in t he planning
pha se and in the active phase ,. and as denoted in the attached
1'Pclicy , March , 196911 •
Upon your approval, we plan to bring the policy before
the nuitd l ng Cormnittee , the Plann ing nnd Development Committe....
and then befo1.·a the Board of Aldermen f or :f ormal adopt ion .
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�Also, in the meeting was discussed the problem that is present
in the Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal area. Extreme dilapidation of some
of the vacant houses was discussed versus the probability of the Housing Authority acquiring these properties at once or else allowing the
Building Department to move under it's In Rem procedures. It was discussed that Mr. Openshaw would at once prepare the list of houses considered unfit and "ripe" for demolition to be made and request be made
to H.U.D. for permission to spend money on appraisal of these properties
for early purchase by the Authority, possibly from the contingency funds
set up in the financing of the Bedford-Pine Project. It was decided that
the Building Department and the Housing Authority would work closely together in this endeavor to reach some conclusion officiaily before the
early summer.
Another very important point was brought out in this meeting regarding planning phases in Vine Cit y and in East Atlanta during 1969.
Mayor Allen wa s not by any means agreeable to relaxing Housing Code en- OJ9-forcement in either of these areas. He even stated that in Vine City
that we had done practically nothing in the last three years. This was
discussed very thoroughly and it was decided that someone from the Housing Authority, possibly Mr. Wally Screws; and someone from the Building
Department, possibly myself, should ge t together and formulate what would
be an acceptable common sense method for handling Housing Code information
when an area such as these two is in the planning phase. I suggested that
possibly we could use a proposed policy and procedure suggestion which
pertains to Model Cities operation, and this was well received although
no special or particular comments were made on this line, other than this.
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Mal"ch 24, 1969
Mr . Jack W. Crissey
Fulton Plum.bing Company
443 Stoeewall Street, S . W .
Atlanta, G e oi-gia
30313
Dear Mr . Cri ssey:
l have your l etter of March 18 with re:ferenee to the testing of
gas piping .
The Building Depai'tments Chief Plumbing Inspector, Mr . M itchell
and Mr . Spurl in of the Heating Division have reviewed your letter
together with the pl"evious letter you wrote concerni.n g gas piping
and a.dvi es that the ordinanc;e to which you refer doe not require
testing on existing gas lines and that only new gas line installed
is required to be tested and approved before it is u ed.
Mr. Mitchell, Chia£ Plumbing In pector, advises that he has
disc;:u. sed this matter with Mr . Han en of your firm, who is a
m tnber of the P lumbing Examing Boa.rd and is familiar with the
.lor mentioned provision .
The matter ha al o been discussed
and approved by the Plumbing Advisory Board. I want to a sure
you of our cooperation in nyw y possible,, but I believe you have
misinterp:t ted the ordinance .
If you dl,sire any additional inform tion, the Bullding Department
will be glad to provide it for you.
Sine rely,
Iv n Allen, Jr.
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CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P . E., R.A.
March 21, 1969
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
CHARLES M. SMITH, E . E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS

MEM OR AN DU M
TO:
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
W.R.
RE:
Suggested reply of letter to Mr. Jack W. Crissey
Wo f ~
I have your letter of March 18, 1969, with re ference to the
testing of gas piping.
The Building Departments Chief Plumbing Inspector, Mr. Mitchell
and Mr. Spurlin of the Heating Division have reviewed your letter
together with the previous letter you wrote concerning gas piping
and advises that the ordinance to which you refer does not require
testing on existing gas lines and that only new gas l ines instal led
is required to be tested and approved before it is used.
Mr. Mitchell, Chief Plumbing Inspector, advises that he has
discussed this matter with Mr. Hansen of your firm,who is a member
of the Plumbing Examining Board and is familiar with the aforementioned provisions. The matter has also been discussed and
approved by the Plumbing Advisory Boarq. I want to assure you of
our cooperation in anyway possible but I believe you have misinterpreted
the ordinance.
-If you desire any additional information, the Building Department
will be glad to provide it for you.
�FROM:
Ivan Allen,
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For your information
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Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the
necessary reply.
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FORM 25·4
Advise me the status of the attached.
�TELEPHONE 688-1456

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443 STONEWALL ST. S . W ., ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30313
March 18 , 1969
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear May or Al len :
In reference to our prev ious correspondence.
It is not just
the pressure tests on gas piping that we are c omplaining about. Take this hyp othet ical case :
A customer c alls us to install a ga s range.
We go to the
job and find that he has just moved into the house and has
a gas range and no outlet. We must then cut into the existing gas line , pipe an outlet to the k itchen, inst all a c ut
off valve at the beginning of this line and leave an·air
pressure test on the line. ( At this point, this precedure
would require two trips by our mechanic. One to do the piping and one to pick up the air compressor.)
We then take
out the permit and wait for the inspection of the gas line.
When the inspection has been completed we go bac k to the job
and connect the range. This has caused us to make three
trips instead of one, which would ordinarily suffice ~ The
customer must also wait 24 - 36 to 48 hours before he is able
to start cooking . The cost to the customer has s ky rocketed
from the ordinary 30 or so dollars to around $80.00.
I think you will agree that this would be co mpletely unreas·o nable. This is something that happens quite frequently, not
just occasionally. As far as we can determine, this is not a
safety measure , or a health measure , but purely a device to
gouge more money out of the citizens of this city.
If the
plumbers of Atlant a comp lied with this farcical procedure,
not only would they , but also your inspection department,
would be hopelessly bogged down in a qua gmire of procedural
tangles.
I think that if some reasonable thought be given
this matter rather than accepting Mr. Wofford Ys word as gospel,
some changes will be made.
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MEMORANDUM
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Bill Woftord
FROM
Ivan Allen, Jr.
RE
729 Azalia Street. S. W.
Your answer doesn ' t tell me what action you are going
to take to liminate thi problem.
I have eked you to communic te with the Atlanta Housing
Authority nd decide what you are going to do bout thi
hous .
�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS/
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
April 2, 1969
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WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E. , R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
CHARLES M. SMITH, E.E .
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Memorandum To:
From:
Re:
Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor
Mr. W.R. Wofford, Building O f f i c i a i /
Proposed Housing Enforcement Policy in all
NDP Areas
Recently, you requested that a revised policy on Housing
Enforcement activities in the City's Urban Renewal or NDP Program Areas be presented for your review.
The policy would apply to all projects in the planning
phase and in the active phase, and as denoted in the attached
"Policy, March, 1969".
Upon your approval, we plan to bring the policy before
the Building Connnittee, the Planning and Development Committee
and then before the Board of Aldermen for formal adoption.
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Enclosure
�EDWIN L. STERNE
M . B . SATTERFIELD
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANO SECRETARY
LESTER H . PERSELLS
GEORGE S. CRAFT
ASS OCIATE
E XE CUT IVE DIRECTOR
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VIC£ CHAIRMAN
CARL TON GARRETT
DIRECTOR
J. B. BLAYTON
OF FINANCE
GILBERT H. BOGGS
D IR EC TOR OF HOUS IN G
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
HOWARD OPEN SHAW
JACK F. GLENN
DIRECTOR OF REDEVELOPMENT
824 HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
GEORGE R.
SANDER
TECHNICAL DIR ECTOR
JACKSON 3 - 6074
March 28, 1969
Mr . William R. Wofford
Inspector of Buildings
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Re:
Housing Code Enforcement Policy
N.D.P. Areas - March, 1969
Dear Mr. Wofford:
The Atlanta Housing Authority is in complete accord with the
plan and working agr eement pertaining to residential properties in N. D.P .
area s, as outlined in t he draft of the above mentioned policy.
Sincerely yours,
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Howard Openshaw
Director of Redevelopment
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Apri I 2, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel . 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMEN T OF PLANNING
CO LLI E R B. GLAD I N, Di r e c to r
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
James Wright, Jr., Model Cities
W ffo d, Building Official
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Pol icy regarding Atlanta Housing Authority and Atlanta Housing
Code Division Activity in the Model Neighborhood Area
The Housing Code Enforcement Pol icy for rehab ii itation and demo I ition, as out I ined
in the March 25 memo from Messrs. James Smith and Wallace Screws, has been reviewed
by the Planning Department . We generally concur with the pol icy and wi 11 work
with al I parties concerned to bring about its adoption and implementation .
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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
March 25, 1969
JAMES A. SMITH
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
CHIEF HOUSING CODE INSPECTOR
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER H. MOON, E. E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Memorandum To:
Mr. Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
Mr. William Wofford, City of Atlanta
Mr. Collier Gladin, City of Atlanta
From:
Mr. James Smith, City of Atlanta . Ci('t.k,..,,;rf'-Hr. Wallace Screws, Atlanta Housing)Authority
Mayor Allen recently requested that the City further define
and/or revise it's policies for Housing Code enforcement in Urban
Renewal and N.D.P. program areas, including Vine City and East
Atlanta Planning areas.
Following this request, Mr. W. A. Screws, Chief, Rehabilitation
Section, and myself have had several discussions regarding this subject. It is our opinion that the enclosed policy, dated March, 1969,
would be instrumental in providing better coordination and underst anding between property owners, tena nts, the Atlanta Housing Authority ,
all City Departments and the public in general. At the same time this
policy should reduce the number of structures becoming deteriorated
and hazardous as N.D.P. plans are being formalized and activated.
This draft is submitted for any change s you may feel are necessary, and subsequent action n eede d f or formal adoption so that the
City's policy will be clear to everyone, both fr om a Public Relations'
standpoint and f or assistance in preparing cas es f or l egal action,
should this become necessary.
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Enclosure
ATLANTA
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HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT POLICY
N.D.P. Areas
March, 1969
N.D.P. - Planning Areas
No concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken. However,
new Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with
Department personnel capability. The Building Department will
act upon complaints and undertake investigation based on any
information that indicates a need for an early inspection. Full
code compliance will be effected with the e~ception that generally
no installation of additional equipment or facilities will be required.
N.D.P. - Rehabilitation Areas
The Atlanta Housing Authority is responsible for property improvement
efforts in current N.D.P. Action areas. When the N.D.P. Area is activated, current cases which are being enforced by the Building Department will be referred to the Atlanta Housing Authority with copies of
case histories. Consideration of the use of possible three percent
loans or Federal Grants will then be made by the Authority in an effort
to comply the property. When the Atlanta Housing Authority is unable
to obtain satisfactory rehabilitation of properties, documented case
histories will be referred to the City Building Department for continuation and further enforcement procedures .
In rehabilitation areas other than those of the current action year,
no concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken. However, new
Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with Department
personnel capability. The Building Department will act upon complaints
and undertake investigation based on any information that indicates a
need for an early inspection. Full code compliance will be effected.
N.D.P. - Demolition Areas
The Atlanta Housing Authority is responsible for demolition activities
in NDP current year clearance action areas. When emergency situations
occur necessitating prompt action on particular structures in the clearance areas, the City Building Department will become involved by referral from the Atlanta Housing Authority.
In demolition areas proposed for second year action areas, no concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken. However, new Housing Code
cases will be undertaken in accor dance with Department personnel capability . The Building Department will act upon compaints and undertake
investigation based on any information that indicates a need for an
early inspection. Full code compliance will be effected with the exception that generally no installation of additional equipment or
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facilities will be required. A possible exception will arise if it
is determined that the failure to install additional equipment may
result in immediate jeopardy to the health, safety or general welfare
of inhabitants in a structure. In demolition areas proposed for the
third, fourth and fifth action years, no concentrated code enforcement
will be undertaken. However, new Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with Department personnel capability. The Building
Department will act upon complaints and undertake investigation based
on any information that indicates a need for an early inspection. Full
code compliance will be effected.
N.D.P. - All Areas
Requests for Building Permits exceeding value of $500 for single unit
structure, or $300 per unit for duplex or multi-unit structure must
be accompanied by a recent work write-up or contract made by Atlanta
Housing Authority, a recent Housing Division notice or a letter stating the facts regarding the structure.
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OF ATLANTA
MUNICIPAL COURT
General Division
165 DECATUR STREET, 5. E . -
.JAckson 4-7890
Atlanta 3, Georgia
April 7, 1969
ROBERT E. JO NES
Chi ef Judge
Mrs. Ann Moses
EXecutive Secretary to the Mayor
Room 206, City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Re:
James R. Fuller, owner
729 Azalia Streets. w.
Dear Mrs. Moses:
Approximately two weeks ago I was consulted by
Mr. Baker of the Fire Prevention Department, regarding bringing the owner of this property into Court.
At that time I suggested that Mr. Baker withhold any
further action until I could investigate.
I would appreciate your advising me the final
result of this matter at City Hall, so that we may
coordinate our efforts.
S incerely,
Mrs . Cole tte Dusthimer
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cc: Mr. w. H. Baker
Fire Investigator
EDWAR D T. B ROC K
Associ a te J u dg e
T . C. LITTLE
Associate J u d ge
�April 7, 1969
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Atl n~a,
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MEMORANDUM
Hearing held on April 8 , 1969 in Chambers of T . c •. Little ,
Judge , .Municipal Court , relative to whether or not order
of Court issued on February 6 , 1969 should be extended regarding 361 Magnolia Street , N. w., R- 361 Magnolia Street
1 , R- 361 Magnolia Street #2 , R- 359 Magnolia Street # 1 ,
R- 359 Magnolia Street 2 and 365 Magnoli Stre t N. - w.
Persons attending Hear ing :
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A. Wofford , Buil ding Official
L. Lowery , Staff Officer
G. D. Hitchcock , Staff Officer
Mrs . Colette Du thimer, Prosecuting Attorney
Harry Seitz , owner of properties .
Aft r discu aion and resum of facts the Court
ask d for sugg stion and Mr . Wofford sugge ted that Mr .
Sitz take out a d olition p rmit and th the be allowed
ixty (60) days to d oli b th buildings.
It
s furth r t ted th t the City would r fer
this matt r to the Atlanta Hou ing Authority nd requ st
their a istanc in r locating th t n nt.
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B UILDI NGS
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April 11, 1969
WILLI AM R. WO FF O R D , P .E . , R.A .
I NSPECT OR OF BUI L D I N G S
CHA R LES M. S MITH, E.E.
ASST . INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
MEMORANDUM
TO:
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor, City of Atlanta
FROM:
W.R. Woffo~
I have been working with Mr. Andrew Stephens, the new owner of
the Shaffer property located in the Markham - Haynes area and in the
incinerator area and would like to advise as follows:
Repair permits have been issued at the following addresses:
178
180
182
184
186
Louise
Louise
Louise
Louise
Louise
Alley,
Alley,
Alley,
Alley,
Alley,
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N.W.
N.W.
N.W.
N.W.
Demolition ermits have been issued at the following addresses
in the Markham - Haynes area:
72 Haynes Street, S.W.
422 Markham Street, _S.W.
414 Markham Street, S.W.
Demolition permits have been issued in the incinerator area to
Mr. Harry Seitz, current owner of the former Shaffer properties :
361 Magnolia Street, N.W.
R-361 Magnolia Street,N.W.
R-361 Magnolia Street,N.W.
R-359 Magnolia Street,N.W.
R-359 Magnolia Street,N.W.
365 Magnolia Street, N.W.

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�April 1~, 1969
M is s Wilma R . Surls
2918 Kimmeridge Drive
East Point, Georgia 30344
Dear M iss Surls :
M ay I acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 10
c alling my attenti on to the hazardous condition of a
building on Highland Avenue and Glen. Iris Drive .
M ay I as ure you that we are investigating the bullding
at this site and the nece s ry step will be ta.ken to
eliminate this condition.
Sincerely,
Ivan A llen, J r .
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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
April 16, 1969
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
CHARLES M. SMITH, E.E.
ASST . INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
With reference to the attached letter from Miss Wilma R.
Surls, 2918 Kirnrneridge Drive, East Point, Georgia, I would like
to advise as follows:
We have issued permits for the demolition of approximately
100 houses in the Highland Avenue - Glen Iris Drive area. The
house in questi on is one of the last houses to be demolished.
It is a three story, masonry residence that sits back some
30 or 40 feet from the street. There could be danger to anyone
on the premises, where the house is being demolished. I have
contacted the demolition contractor, Blackwell-Stone, 4388
Roswell Road, N. E. , and asked them to speed demolition of the
house in question.
Bulldozers and other wrecking equipment are on the site
and I am hopeful, weather permitting, that the contractor will
have the house demolished in the next 2 days. He has worked
continuously on these houses and is not delaying. The house
next door to the corner house was demolished Monday.
Very trul y yours,
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W.R. Wofford
Building Official

�CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT OF
FINANCE
501 CITY HALL
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
Aptil 16. 1969
CHARLES L. DAVIS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
EDGAR A . VAUGHN , JR .
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
GEORGE J . BERRY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Hr• ·. Frectq:l.ck L. Sheph11~
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901 C:l.t 1 Hall
-Atlanta,, aeoral•
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Id t~· .,..~ff.OD l i•tecl _lo, P.,lr let.tel', of April 10.
we ·1-v · retutobecl Che '•t'tet, · tbe e.1~1' • "•S.~ion -. . aet
forth by*• l*i , ·:ett 111 t~t th~ ftav 2~•to~ .houl!iaa cqter
fl'OP · aed for lb• Hodel ·c ttiea COmplG l• t o be con11dencl by ihe
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April 18, 1969
Mr. Fred Shepherd
City .Architect
Building Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Fred:
Confirming our conver ation, this is to r gue t that you prepare
plans and specification and secure bid on the proposed Model
Citic building complex a quickly as possible.
Sincerely your ,
R. Earl Land r
Admini trative Assistant
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�April 18, 1969
Mr . M ilton 0. Stein
President
Stein Steel &: Supply Company
Post Office Box 17907
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Dear Mr. Stein:
I received a copy of your letter addressed to
Mr. Romer P ittman, Assistant Chief Plumbing
Inspector. I am enclosing a copy of a report
I received from Mr. Wofford, who supervises
Mr. Pittman.
I regret that you had any inconvenience over this
mattei:, and sincerely hope that it has been
satisfactorily rest>lved.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
April 16, 1969
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD , P.E., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
CHARLES M. SMITH, E.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
MEMORANDUM
TO
FROM
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
W.R. W o ~
RE
Letter from Mr. Milton Stein

With reference to the attached letter from Mr. Milton Stein to
Romer Pittman, Assistant Chief Plumbing Inspector, I advise as follows:
Mr. Andrew Stevens, owner of a duplex residence at 404-406 Holderness
Street, S. W., is in the process of rehabilitating the structure to conform
to City standards. Mr. Stevens apparently worked out a deal with a plumber
to purchase certain supplies and to install new plumbing at the Holderness
Street address. The plumber did not secure a permit to do the plumbing
work. Mr. Haliburton, one of our Plumbing Inspectors, sought to find out
who was responsible for the plumbing installation and see that the required
permit was secured. He traced the materials used to the plumbing supply
warehouse owned by Mr. Stein. Mr. Stein does not install plumbing and
apparently his manager was reluctant to advise who the plumbing contractor
at the Holderness Street address was, if he knew.
Mr. Haliburton denies accusations in the letter that he threatened
Mr. Clark or anyone else, but says he sought their cooperation in order to
see that a plumbing permit was secured.
The plumber responsible for the installation has filed an application
for plumbing permit since the incident, . which Mr. Stein wrote about, occurred.
The cost of the permit was $25.00 and I believe it is apparent that the
plumbing contractor sought to avoid paying the permit fee by not securing
a plumbing permit. The plumber who l ater took out a permit was in Mr . Stein's
supply house at the time of the incident when the inspector tried to find
out who installed the plumbing without first obtaining a permit, but would
not admit, at that time, that he had done the work.
We regret any inconvenienc e or embarrassment cause Mr. Milton Stein
because of this incident.
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Ivan Allen, Jr.
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 3031 6
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April 11 , 1969
Mr . Romer Pittman , Assistant Chief Plumbing Inspector
Plumbing Department
Atlanta City Hall
68 Mitchell Street , S . W .
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . Pittman:
I want to thank you for the manner and promptness in which you handled the
situation which occured today at our affiliate company , Southern Pipe &
Supply Company at 159 Northside Drive , N. W .
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Your promptness and diplomacy in handling the situation is commendable
and we are most fortunate in having men of your callbar in our city government .
I am , however , still concerned , Mr . Pittman , with the threats made by your
inspector , Mr. C. L. Haliburton, by telephone to our manager , Bobb Clark
and am still concerned with the fact that Mr. Haliburton has threatened our
manager with writing a citation or the threat of standing in the door and
following everybody out. This, you are aware, we cannot condone.
We will not be intimidated in the matter and it is necessary that I put your
office on notice that should we have any future problems of this nature we
will have no choice but to seek legal remedies to protect our business.
We ·have been in business since 1933 and have always cooperated to the
fullest extent and have the highest respect for your department and we in
tum expect the sam consideration by your personnel.
In the future should there be any question relative to our bu iness that is
of interest to your department I would appreci te your eelng that all inquirt s are directed to the writer personally.
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As a matter of record Southern Pipe & Supply
plumbing license and performs absolutely no
stallation work, however, we do reserve the
please and to recommend qualified people to
Company does not have a
plumbing repair work or inright to sell to whom we
do installation or repair
work.
Assuring you of our desire to continue to cooperate with you in every
matter.
Very truly yours,
STEIN STEEL & SUPPLY CO.
Milton O. Stein
President
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cc: Honorabl Ivan Allen, Jr. , Mayor
Atlanta Ctty Hall
68 Mitchell Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
�OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
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MEMO
From the desk of - -
W. R. Woffo,d, lospec<o, of ~
Apr il 23 , 1969
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TO :
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor , City of Atlanta
Permit to demolish 729 Azalia Street,
issued April 22 , 1969.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
TEL. JA. 2-4463 EXT. 321
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
April 23, 1969
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Mr . ~- A. Carlton
Troutman , Sams, Schro~dQr · Lockerman
Will iam· ·Oliver Building
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
D r Mr. Carlton ,
The r que t from the Georgi
Pow r Company to install
security lights on private property without conforming to
the requirements of the City of Atlanta Electrical Code
waa con id red by the Ruilding Committee of the 1\01:rrd of
Aldermen on April 23 , 1969.
The decision of the Corrmitt
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that the G orgia rower Company be ex mpt from co
with the City of Atlant
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Electrical Code.
Very truly your ,
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bee .. R. E. Landers
George Cotsakis
W. R. Wofford
Build i n Official
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
7 MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Dan Sweat
FROM:
J. H. Robinson
SUBJECT:
1600 Dixie Avenue
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DATE:
May 6, 1969
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Dan, you will find enclosed information concerning
the apartment complex located at 1600 Dixie Avenue,
S. E.
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this office.
Ort April 10, 1969. we. h~ci' su~11one:d Hl"'. Thoino.s Reaves; owner of these
properties, into Hun:i.c:i.pnl Court fo"J.· viofotiort of just about nll of the
sections of tha Housing Code.
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was given n $500.00 i.,uspendecl fine and 90 days to fully cornpJ.y with the
Housing Code.
You f!,j_y ~c.$t,: ftSsu-red, that ut the t!ncl of the 90 ,fay pc1.'ie:<l we will
incpect again to determine tf. the p:rcporti~s h~ve been rcp:,frcd.
Sincerely yours.,
G.D. Uitchcoc'k
Staff Officer;.
Codes Cofilpli.nncQ Off ice
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OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P.E., R.A .
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INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
May 7, 1969
CHARLES M. SMITH, E.E .
ASST . INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I will be out of the City May 8 and 9, 1969,
attending the Fire Council of the Underwriters'
Laboratories in Chicago, Illinois.
During my absence Mr. C. M. Smith, Assistant
Building Official, will be in charge of the office.
Very truly your s,
W. R. Wofford
Buil~ing Official
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Mr . John T.Edtnunds
Assi s t ant Regtonal Adminietratoi for
Renewal Asststan~e
645 Peachtree.seventh Bull ding
At lanta I Georgia
Dear Mr . Edmunds :
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Georgia Demoliti on Grant
Rec;;ent events have led 1,1s ,t o believe th4't a brief summary of our progress in the
Demolition Grant frogr m would be in ordel' ,
This program• as fitSt envisioned . provided for -n esU.mate of 157 buUdings to
be razed under the G.liant . No provision or allowence was made fot: owne:r demolitions .
Under the amended and xpanded Gl'ent.; thitl ,otal wae increaeed to a1;1 estimated 282
structut"es . The Grant fund was not incr 11sed.
Through April 30, 1969. a cumul ative total of 194 st ructure$ have been removed . The
a~ttJal funde spent are still running far below the initial estiroat;e bee . use·, of the
194 demolitionr, 1 141 have been demoU .hed by th . owners., only 53 undet contract .
Under existing 1 w, tha owner bas the p;ivi1ege to demolish hlm8e1f f.f he so chooses .
In addition to the abQve , we have an .,ts.mated 50-case worklo d Qf aetive c see . 'We
should add aom.e 30 more d~ring the remaining couree of th progr • It thu ppear
that, the program :wiU be lOO'Z &\leeeeeful in he mia,ion, i.e. tor ov th undesirable
buildings tn the. G~ant area .
To set e completely ioun,ded i,tct\Jre of .th,e eituation, it i
ho ,n ee SBary to take
into account ·the propertie, which the~ rs hav choeen to i- pair, inadviaedly pc,tbapa.
~everthele,s , under J.ew, the own•r dQ hav th right to reb,billtat lf they to choos.
We eati te that some 65 of our caae s•nmctui; • hav ·_ been rep.,ab·ed tn the srea during
th ltf of tn- p~ogr m to date . Th• would have to b . deleted fro our total aa
repofted~ Thet . wUl probably b• s
15 to 20 mor repaired by th · end of the Gi:-ant
progt'am~
�Mr . John T. Edmunds
May 9 ,, 1969
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Tota1 estimated to be demolished
282
194
Actually demolished ,. April 30
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l'Jl view of the above fi.gu~Js, we feel that the Program will be succesafully concluded.
It is alsc:, felt that as general policy in ·Our ove:rall City program,. including the
Demolition Grant Progr~. it 18 alway$ desirable to gain the voluntary compliallce of
the owners~ if po.seible . · 'l'his creates a b.euer public image, aids in Public Relations ,
•nd i: . duces the number of posslbl~ lawsuits b.oth sa to the demolitions and as to sny
damilgee that might occ\lr to person or property.
We hop the above will present a more helpf~l and clearer picture of what we have
and expect to accomplish. We .are always mos.t happy to c8operate 1ri.th your office and
greatly . pp):'e¢late your asehtanc~ .
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Sincerely yours.,
W. R. Wofford
Building Off iQiQ l
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TLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY H ALL
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ATLANTA, G E ORGIA
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Mr .. a .. a. a · lton, Jr-.
Jim«> co t.r:ucti.on com ny
Bole 6527 ,. St tion~ Ht •
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1' ' inder th t your l20•dy contr · et with the City
for th abov c ption d job h s onl.y ninet n ( 1·9 )
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�May 23, 1969
MEMORANDUM
To : Mr . William R . Wofford
From : R . Earl Landers
Reference is made to your memorandum of April 2 , 1969 to Mayor
Ivan Allen, Jr . regarding the proposed Housing Enforcement
Policy in all N. D. P. areas .
The proposed policy was r viewed by me and was revised
wooding of same on April 18, 1969 .
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This is to advise you that the revised proposed policy meet with
th Ma yor's ppr oval.
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I am enclosinz a copy of the N.D.P. Proposed Policy, which
was revised April 18, 1969, upon the request of Mr. Earl Landers.
Hr. Landers simply thanked me for retyping, and said he would
handle further.
The basic policy was not changed, only an improvement in
wording. I did not send anyone else a copy of the revision.
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�HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT POLICY
N.D.P. Areas
March, 1969
N.D.P. - Planning Areas
No concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken ? However,
ne~ Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with
Department personnel capability. The Building Department will
act upon colilplaints and undertake investigation based on any
infor~~tion that indicates a need for an early inspection. Full
code c0mplfance will be effected with the exception that generally
no installation of additional equipment or facilities will be required.
N.D.P. - Rehabilitation Areas
The Atlanta Housing Authority is responsible for property improvement
efforts in current N.D.P. Action areas. When the N.D.P. Area is activated, current cases which are being enforced by the Building De pa;tment will be referred to the Atlanta Housing Authority with copies of
case histories. Consideration of the use of possible three percent
loans or Federal Grants will then be made by the Authority in an effort
to comply the property. When the Atlanta Housi~g Authority is unable
to obtain satisfactory rehabilitation of properties, documented case
histories.will be referred to the City Building Department for continuation and further enforcement procedures.
Ir. =ehabilitation areas other than those of the current action year,
no concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken. However, new
Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with Department
personnel capability. The Building Department will act upon complaints
and undertake investigation based on any information that indicates a
need for an early inspection. Full code compliance will be effected.
N.D.P. - Demolition Areas
The Atlanta Housing Authority is responsible for demolition activities
in NDP current year clearance action areas. When emergency situations
occur necessita ting prompt a ction on particular structures in the clearance areas, the City Building Department will be come involve d by r e ferral from the Atlanta Housing Authority.
In demolition areas proposed for second year action areas, no concentrated code enforcement will be undertaken. However, new Housing Code
cases will be undertake n in accordance with Department personnel capability. The Building De pa rtment will act upon comp~ ints and und er take
inve stigat ion ba s ed on a ny inf orma t i on tha t indic ates a need f or an
early ins pectioi. Full code compl iance wi ll be effec ted with the exception that generally no installation of additional equipment or
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A possible exception will arise if it
is determined that the failure to install additional equipment may
result in immediate j e opardy to the health, safety or general welfare
of inhabitants in a structure. In demolition areas proposed for the
third, fourth and fifth action years, no concentrated code enforceme nt
will be undertaken. However, new Housing Code cases will be undertaken in accordance with Department per?onnel capability. The Building
Department will act upon complaints and undertake investigation based
on any information that indicates a need for an early inspection. Full
code compliance will be effected.
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N.D.P. - All Areas
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Requests for Building Permits e~ceeding value of $500 for single unit
struc'.:l':.-e, or $300 per unit for duplex or multi-unit structure must
be accompanied by a recent work write-up or contract made by Atlanta
Housir.g Authority, a recent Housing Division notice or a letter . stating th0 facts regarding the structure.
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�STATEMENT BY MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, J R .
MAY 23, 1969
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INFORMATION HAS REACHED THE MA YO.R' S OFFICE
CONCERNING POSSIBLE IRREGULARITIES IN THE HOUSING CODE
INSPECTION DIVISION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT.
THE CITY
ATTORNEY AND THE SPECIAL ASSOCIATE CITY ATTORNE Y HAVE
AT MY REQUEST BEEN CONDUCTING A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION
OF THESE ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES.
I HA VE ALSO ASKED THE
CITY BOARD OF ETHICS TO CONVENE ON MONDAY MORNING FOR
THE PURPOSE OF RENDERING AN OPINION COl'CERNING WHETHER OR
NOT THE NATURE OF THE ALLEGED lRREGUL.ARITlES WOULD BE
SUCH .AS, IF PROVEN TO BE TRUE, BE IN VIOLATION OF THE CITY ' S
CONFLICT OF INTEREST ORDINANCES.
IF THE INVESTIG TlON NOW IN PROORESS REVEALS
EVIDENCE OF ANY LAW VIOLAT10N, THE CITY AT'I'ORN!':Y JlAS
BEEN REQUESTED TO MOVE PROMPTLY TOT.AKE ALL OF THE
ACTION REQUIRED TO PROSECUTE THOSE RESPONSIBLE.
�CITY OF A.TLANTA
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
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R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
May 26, 1969
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
206 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Pursuant to the request set forth in your letter of May 23, 1969,
the Board of Ethics of the City of Atlanta met on the 26th of May,
1969 at City Hall at 9:30 a. m. and discussed the question set
forth in your letter.
A quorum was present,and it was the unanimous op1n1on of the
Board of Ethics that the doing of the things outlined in your letter
by any .employee or official, paid, unpaid, appointed or elected,
of the City of Atlanta would be in violation of Section I of the Code
of Ethics adopted by the Board of Aldermen on March 15, 1965
and approved on March 17, 1965, and that it would in all probability
also amount to a violation of other sections.
Very truly yours,
cl~le~+.:.:f:01·
Vice Chairman
Board of Ethics
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su1TE 726 HARTFORD BUILDING
ROY H . FREEMAN
100 EDGEWOOD A VENUE, N.E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
PHON E !3 24-0097
CERTIFIED MAIL
AR E A COD E 404
May 27, 1969
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Mr. C. M. Smith
Assistant Bldg. Official
800 City Hall
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Re:
Robert D. Pattillo and Charles T. Latham
Dear Mr. Smith:
This office has been retained to represent Mr. Pattillo and Mr.
Latham as a result of your letters of May 26, 1969 terminating
their employment with the City of Atlanta.
Your letter informs these two employees that "you are alleged to
have violated the Code of Ethics - - -". Mr. Pattillo and Mr.
Latham he rein requests that they be informed of the specific violations that were the bas is of their termina tion and discharge as
employees of the City of Atlanta.
Mr. Pattillo and Mr. Latham were not informed or furnished with
copies of the Code of Ethics for officials and employees of the
City of Atlanta. Will you please furnish this office with a copy
of same.
This letter is our formal notice of our intent to appeal ?-Ir .
Pattillo and Mr. Latham 1 s discharge to the City Personnel Board.
Will you please forward to me a copy of the City of Atlanta's
personnel procedure, including the necessary information necessary to effect an appeal.
Looking forward to your reply, I am
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Mr. Charles T. Latham
Sincerely,
BURDINE & FREEMAN
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Report from T . M . Alexander , SR .
May 27; 1969
Haygood operates a screen business in his basement.
he has a real estate license.
Understand
When he inspects a house that needs
screens, he recommentds that the owner buy the screens fromthe
person he makes them for.
Mr . Edison has a firm he works for on the outside
named Hudlow &: Green (We will have to acertain whether he has
a real estate license or not) Also advised by this person, who would
not give me (Alexand r) his name to check on Mr. Tipton and the
whole inepection crew.
as much
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That all of them are getting kick-backs of
$1 , 000.
report m de to Mayor Allen by Mr. Alexander, and Mayor Allen
said he would have Mr. Jim Hender on contact Mr. Alexander personally
to go into thi .
Ann Mose
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Tel. 522-4463 Are.a Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS. r,,:mini'! ltrative .~ssist ant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Li aison
May 23, 1969
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Mr. Charles L. Gowen, Chairman
King and Spalding
Trust Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Gentlemen:
Request is hereby made for an official opinion by the Board of Ethics
as to whether or not the following set of circumstances would constitute
a violation of any sections (and if so what sections) of the Cod e of Ethics
as adopted on March 15, 1965 and approve d by the Mayor on March 17,
1965:
A.
The City of Atlanta operates a Housing Division for
the purpose of enforcing provisions of the Housing
Cod e of the City of Atlanta; which Hous i ng Code
specifie s the condition in which hou ses must b e
maintaine d in order for them to b e fi t for human
habitation.
B.
Inspectors are employ e d by the City for the purpose
of in s p ec ting hous es w ithin the City limits to d e t ermin e
whethe r or not th e y ar e in conformity with th e Housing
Cod e .
C.
D e ficiencies in housing accomodations are liste d and
furnish e d to th e own ers of the prope rty with a r e quest
that repairs b e mad e promptly so as to bring th e
hou s ing invol ved into conformity with existin g or dinances .
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May 23, 1969
Board of Ethics
Mr. Charles L. Gowen, Chairman
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At the expiration of the time given for accomplishment of the repairs, a second inspection is made.
If the property continues to be substandard, a
further notice and demand is given to the property
owner.
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An Inspector or a member of his family, with his
knowl e dge, acquires an interest in a piece of
property inspected by such Inspector or any other
employee of the City of Atlanta.
Due to the urgency of the situation as related above and the necessity
for a prompt ruling by the Board of Ethics, it is requested that the
l?qa:rd convene at the earliest practicable date.
Very truly yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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May 19, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
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R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
TO:
Mayor Allen
FROM:
J. H. Robinson
SUBJECT:
Dates involved in this case (1153 Third Street)
Mrs. Georgia Jackson called this office May 5,
1969.
This matter was turned over to Mr. James
B. Henderson May 8, 1969.
I think this information
is important to point up the fact that we have
been investigating this situation since May 5.
Mr. Henderson will be available with some
information if you need him this morning .
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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
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R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental liaison
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mayor Allen
FROM:
J. H. Robinson
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DATE : May 19, 1969
1 1 53 Third Street
Mrs . Georgia Jackson tenant at 1153 Third Street called the
Mayor ' s Office and stated that she was a tenant at 1153 Third
Street, and the property was owned by a Mrs. Aiken.
She also stated, that an inspection was made on the property
and the estimation for repairs came to a large sum of money.
She further stated, that the repairs were never made, and the
ownership on the said property, transferred the property to
another owner.
She stated further, that her rent increased from $50. 00 a month
to $90. 00 a month. According to Mrs. Jackson, a City inspector
representing some type of Company bought the property.
Mr. E . Earl Landers took this matter up with our Chief Housing
Code Inspector, aft e r consulting with Mr. James A. Smith, Chief
Housing Cod e Insp e ctor, we felt that this case needed further
investigation, and the case was turned over to Mr. James Henderson,
now we are waiting for the results of his investigation.
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Dear Gf:lo!'gia ;
I have !!l!lde seve~el ~ttempts to see you but have been unsuccessful due
to the fact that you are seldom at ho~e.
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I purchased the property at 1153
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Should you desire to continue living in sa id houoe, the rent 1s 90.0Cl
per month and past due.
A~er thr e dB.ye from reoeipt ot thl
notioe, if rent not paid or you
hRve not v~r.~ted the house then, d1sposRessory prooeddings will be taken.
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Section 61-302, Georgia Code, as amended in 1968, provides t hat your property •may be delivered to
any warel. ouseman, t rucker or other agent selected by you, at your expense, at the time of the eviction.
If you wi~h your property delivered t o such agent , complete the following and return to t his office and
have such agent present at t he t imo of t he eviction; othorwis , your property will be placed on public
sidewalk, st reet, or road as provided by law.
MARSHAL, CIVIl., COURT OF FULTON COVNTY
You are hereby authorized an<l directeci .to deliver, at site, all my pr~~Y being evicted from t he
premises at - - - - - - -- - - - -- - -- - -- - - - -- - - - - - -, Atlanta, Ga.,
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upon his giving you a receipt for such property.
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. Uy name i s MRS • .TB.AN AKINS · and I l ive at 2583 Ashford. Road,N.E., '
Atlanta, Georgia.
I had been the owner of the house and property at
1153 Third ~treat , N. W.
property.
since 1962 when
my
mother gave me said
For the l ast f ive years I had been renting this house
to Mrs. Georgia Jackson • . I charged her rent 0~_$50.00 per month
and she had a l ways paid her rent on time mor~ or less.
In
February . of 1969 Mr. Tolbert, a Hous:mg Code Inspector, found
that certain conditions exi sting in. and around this house at
·1153 Third Street, N.W. wer e violations of the Housing Code of
the City of Atlanta .
Apparently notice of these violations was
sent to me by certified mail at
my
old address on Euclid Avenue
from which I had just recenty moved.
Apparent ly this written
notice was no t forwarded to my new address, i.e., the house in
which I now live.
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In March of 1969 a Mr. Latham contacted me and informed me
that the house at 1153 Third Stree t was in violation of the
Housing Code , tha t he was t? replace Mr . Tolbert as the Housin~
·Code Inspec t or on the case.
Mr . Latham advised me that he
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estimated the cos t of repairs to be from 81000.00 to $1500.00.
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I tol d Mr. Latham tha t I would rather sell the house than put
this much money on r epair s .
Mr. Latham then told me he knew ·of
two or thre e people that he thought might buy the house but
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tha t they probably would not give me much money for . it.
Mr.
La tham said 'that he ,would contact these people, tha t they
~uld _come out anq look a t the house and then ca±l me.
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days later a Mr. R.D. Pa ttillo called me on the telephone and
offered me
·ssoo.oo
for the property.
I asked him if he would
give me $ 1000. 00 but he said it wasn ' t worth it.
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On
April 15, 1969 Mr . Pattillo and Mr . Latham came to
house to close the deal.
my
Mr. Pattillo offered me $800. 00 and
told me that there would be no closing costs, no pro-rating of
t aJtes, or any expenses on
my
part whatsoever.
Mr. Lathatn s a id
he would handle the closing because he was a notary publio.
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Mr . Pa ttillo gave me a ch·eck f or $800. 00 and I gave him a deed to
t he pr oper t y which I had s i gned but he had pr epared.
see the name of .tbe grantee on the deed.
I did not
I deposited his oheck
in my bank account shortly ther eaft er and to the best of my
lmowledge i t was a. good check, i. e . , i t was proper ly credi ted to
my
account and s till is .
As f ar as I was concerned I thought I was selling that house
at 1153 Third St r eet, N. W. to Ur. Patt illo and no one el se.
At
that time I believed , a s I do now, t hat I s old that house to
Mr. Pa ttillo for much less t han the house and property were worth.
Sworn .to and aubscri bed befor e me
t hi s
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CHARLES T. LATHAM:
Married Charlotte Ann Qualls on May 23, 1958, State File No.
14453.
The State certificate lists Mrs. Latham's father as
William C. Garner, and Mr. Latham's father as Alonzo Latham.
ROBERT D. PATTILLO:
Married Icelene Alexander in Henry County, Georgia on December 4,
1961, State File No. 51258.
INSPECTION INFORMATION
2250 Sisk
No case
2657 Rosemary
Complied November 4, 1968
2661 Rosemary
Complied November
4121 Grant Street
No case
2 Ridgeway
Complied September 20 I 1966
, 1968
�*W.D.-Warranty Deed
L.D.-Deed to Secure Debt
ADDRE.SS
~CORD_ B_0OK
_ AND FOLIO
DATE _OF
TYPE DEED*
GRANTEE
GRANTOR
RE MARK S
TRANSACTION -----------------------------------------------------------------
Land-Grant Drive
120' X 11_7' _x _
120' X 121"
4658/597
11/ 3/ 66
W.D.
Contine ntal of
Geo rgia , I n_c .
Land-Grant Drive
Same descr_i _p _tion
as above
4660/ 426
11/3/ 66
L.D.
Char les T.
Lath am
4121 Grant Drive
4847/97
Charles T .
$11 . 55 IR Stamp s
La tham
$1. 10 p e r $1, 00 0-_ _____________$1 0 ,5 00 00 ___________ _ _
W.D. Ful l er &
Marria Fuller
Contine nt a l
of Ga., I nc .
$10, 000 loa n.
$_84 . 39 p er mo nth ti l l
11/ 5/ 8-1
Robert D.
Patti l lo,S r .
Sub jec t t o out s t a nding f irst
mortgage loan i n principa l
bal a nc e of $1 6 , 492 . 6 6 as o f
1 2/ 6/ 67 in fav o r of Collateral
I nvest me nt Co., Birmi ngh a m,
Ala., payable $12 3 p er mo.
i nc luding p r i nc ipa l , i nt e re s t,
taxes ,& insuran ce.
1/18/68
W.D.
Bolton Road,N.W.
4904/188
La nd 325' X 450'
X 160' X 600'
W.Ave & 1st _St.,N.W.
Land 100' X 100'
5/28/68
W.D.
Mrs. Dal phna R.
Groov er
Charles
$2. 00 Tax Stamps
Travis Lat ham
& Rob ert D.
Pattil l o
Bolton Road,N.W.
4 906/ 102
W.Ave.& 1st St.,N.W.
Same description as
above
5/ 28/ 68
L. D .
Charles Travis
Latham & Robe r t
D. Patti llo
Mrs. Dalphn a
R. Gr oov e r
$7, 000 l oan.Fina l p a yme nt
6 / 28 / 78 if not p r epa id
11/ 20/ 68
W. D.
Char l es T. Lath am
& Rob e r t D.
Pattillo
Bran don M.
Qu all s &
Icele ne
Alexande r
No prov i so fo r loan a gain st
p r o p e rty
7/2 6/ 68
W.D.
Flossie
Dan iel
Ru sse ll
Charles T.
Latham &
Robert D.
Pa tti llo
Bolton Road,W.Ave.
& 1st Street
Same description
as above
4986/ 595
2250 S isk Street,N.W .4933 / 26
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DAT.E. OF
TRANSACTION
TYPE
DEED
GRANTOR
GRANTEE
2250 Sisk Street,N.W.4935/412
7/26/68
L.D.
Charles T.
Latham &
Robert D.
Pattillo
Flossie
Daniel
Russ.ell .
$1900 loan.$58.67 per month.
To be paid at home of
Grant.e e
2250 Sisk Street,N.W.4986/596
11/20/68
W.D.
Charles T.
Latham &
Robert D.
Pattillo
Brandon M.
Qualls &
Icelene
Alexander
No proviso for loan against
property.

2 Ridgew:ay_
_A v_Ve . N:. W.
49.5 7 I 2 06
9/17/68
W.D.
Carl ;Burkhart
& Agnes Burkhart
Mrs. Alonzo
L.Latham
2 Ridgeway Ave.N.W.
4965/199
9/17/68
L .D.
Mrs. Alonzo L.
Latham
Carl Burkhart
& Agnes Burkhart
Rt.l,Monticello,
Ga.31064
2 Ridgeway Ave.,N.W. 4986/591
11/22/68
W.D.
Mrs.Alonzo L.
Latham
Brandon M.
Qualls &
I ,c ele.11e
Alexander
No proviso for loan against
property
Brook Ave. & Lotus
Ave.Land 90' X 622'
X 77' X 590'
10/4/68
W.D.
A.R.Anderson
Robert D.
Pattillo &
.Charle.s _T .
Latham
$10.50 tax stamps,$1 . 50 per
$500 consideration or po r tion
ther_e _o_f ...
Charles T.
Latham &
Robert D.
Pattillo
Icelene Alexander was one
witness.
ADDRES.S
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AND FOLIO
4966/239
RE.M ARKS
$4,500 loan at
6½% per annum
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2657 Rosemary Dr.NW. 4980/17
11/4/68
W.D.
W.R.Dooley
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RECORD BOOK
AND. FQLIO
DATE OF
TRANSACT ION .
TYPE
DEED
GRANTO R
GRANTEE
2657 Rosemary
Drive,N.W.
4989/29
11/4/ 68
L.D.
Charles T.
Latham &

Robert D.

Pattillo
W.R.Dooley
$2,000 Loan . Final payment
11/ 25 / 70
2661 Rosemary
Drive,N.W.
4980/16
11/4/ 68
W.D.
W.R.Dooley
Charles T.
Latham &
Robert D.
Pattillo
Icelene Alexander was one
witness .
2661 Rosemary
Drive,N.W.
4986/594
11/ 16/ 68
W.D.
Cha r les T.
Latham &
Robe r t D.
Pattillo
W. R. Dooley
Mr s. Jean
Harris Akin
Icelene Alexander
& Cha r lqtte
Garner
1153 Third St.,N . W.
505 2/158
4/15/ 69
W.D.
REMARK S
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ATLANTA CODE
§ 2-252
Secs. 2-249, 2-250. Reserved.
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Sec. 2-251. Conflicts of interest.
Neither the mayor, the p , eside11t of t he board of ulderm •11,
any alderman or other officer or emp loyee, elecle<l or appointed, whether paid or unpaid, sha ll engage in any busiuess
or transaction or shall have a financi a l or other private interest, direct or indirect, which is in conflict wit h a nd adverse to the proper discha r ge of his of ficia l duti s and the
best inter ests of the city. ( Ord. of 3-15-65, § 1)
Sec. 2-252. Representing private interes t before city agencies .
Neither t he mayor, president of t he boa rd of aldermen,
a ny alderman or other off icer or employee, elected or a ppointed, w hose salar y is paid in whole or in pa r t from t he city
treasury sha ll appear in beha lf of pri vate interest s befo re a ny
agency of t he city, includi ng- any committee of city government, the At la nta Housing .Aut hority, a ny joint board if the
city is a participant, t he board of ed ucatio n, 01· any other
agency in which t he city is involved. Alder me n, howev r , ma.:
appear w it hout compensation or r em uneration of a ny ki nd in
behalf of constit uents, or in t he performa nce of p ublic or civic
obligations. T his sect ion shall _not pr ohibit appea rances upon
mat ters only incidenta lly r equir ing off icia l action which du
not develop into a subst ant~l pa rt of the employment, provided t ha t t he ret a iner is not fo r t he purpose of appearing
before any committee, a ut hority, board or other agency of t he
cit y, and pr ovided fu rther , t hat the com pensa t ion, in wholi:
or in part, is not contingent or dependent upon t he action of
s uch committee, a uthor ity, board or ot her a gency. No person
serving t he city without compensat ion sha ll appear , eit her
di r ectly or indir ect ly, on beha lf of pri va te interests in matter s
involving any comm ittee, aut hority, bot.rd or other a gency on
which he serves or before a ny other committee, a uthority,
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a s §§ 2-251- 2-263 r espectively, was at the discretion of the editors.
I talicized cat ch phrases were added t o faciliate indexing a nd r eference.
Cross references- Offices, of fi cers and empl,,yees, Ch. 21; fire depart ment, § 12-26 et seq.; police department , Ch. ~5.
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§ 2-259
other agency of the city, shall publicly disclose on the official
record the natu r e and extent of such interest. (Ord. of 3-15-65,
§ 5)
Sec. 2-256. Gifts and favors.
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Neither the mayor, the president of the board of aldermen,
any alderman or other officer or employee, elected or appointed, whether paid or unpaid, shall accept any valuable
gift calculated to influence his vote or decision in any business
dealing with the city, in any form or forms what soever, including, but not limited to service, loan, thing or promise,
from any person. (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 6)
Sec. 2-257. Disclosure of confidential information.
Neither the mayor, the president of t he board of aldermen,
any alderman or other officer or employee, elected or appointed, whether pa id or unpaid, shall disclose confi dential
information concer ning the proper ty, governing operations,
policies or affairs of the city ; nor shall he use such information or any acquir ed in his official capacity to advance the
financial or other personal interest of hi mself or ot hers in any
instance wherein t he same would conflict with, and be a dverse
t o, the best interests of t he city . . (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 7)
Sec. 2-258. Investments in conllict with official duties.
Neit her the mayor, the president of the board of aldermen,
any alderman or other officer or employee, elected or appointed, whether paid or unpaid, shall invest, or hold any investment dir~ctly or indirectly in any financial, business, commercial or other private t ransaction, which cr eates a conflict
with and adversely affects his official duties to the detriment
of t he city. (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 8)
Sec. 2-259. Incompatible employment.
Neither the mayor, t he president of the board of aldermen,
any alderman or other officer or employee, elected or appointed, whether paid or unpaid, shall engage in or accept
private employment or render services for private interests
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when such employment or service is adverse to and incompatible with the proper discharge of his official duties. (Ord.
of 3-15-6.5, § 9)
Sec. 2-2(-iO. Private business conflicts.
Owning stock in, or being employed by, or having any connection with or ownership in any business, company or concern which does business with the city only through sealed
competitive bidding where said bids are opened and the
awards are made at meetings open to the public, shall not be
.considered as doing business with the city so as to cause any
conflict of interest. (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 10)
Sec. 2-261. Appearances before city agencies of former officers or employees~
No person who has served as officer or employee, elected or
appointed, of the city shall within a period of six (6) months
after termination of such service or employment appear before any committee, authority, board or other agency of the
city or recei ve compensation for any services rendered on behalf of any person, firm, corporation or association in relation to any case, proceeding or application with respect to
which such person was directl y concerned, or in which he personally participated during the period of . his service or employment, or which 'fas under h is active consideration or with
respect to which k owledge or information was ma de availa ble to him du ring ~he period of said service or employment.
(Or d. of 3-15-65, § ll)
Sec. 2-2G2. lloard of et hi cs.
(a) C1·eation, membership. There is hereby created and
established a board of ethics to consist of five (5 ) members,
all of whom shall be residents of, and domiciled in , the city
and who shall be nominated and elected as follows :
( 1) One ( 1) member to be nominated by the president of
the Atlanta l:ar Association and elected by the board
of aldermen;
( 2) Four ( 4) to JJe nominated by the mayor and elected by
the board of aldermen.
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The members shall each serve for a term of four ( 4) years
without compensation, and the members shall elect a chairman and effect their own organization internally.
(b) Advisory opinions. The board shall render an advisory
opinion when requested by the mayor, the president of the
board of aldermen, member of the board of aldermen, or officer or employee, whether elected or appointed, paid or unpaid, with respect to the provisions of this article in which
said mayor, president of the board of aldermen, member of
the board of aldermen, or other officer or employee is personally involved. Such a dvisory opinion shall be rendered pursuant only to written request by the mayor, president of the
board of aldermen, member of the board of aldermen, or other
officer or employee concerned. At the time of making request,
and as a part of and contemporaneously therewith, t he person
requesting an opinion from the board shall set forth fully in
writing, sworn and subscribed to under oath, all facts and
other matter within the knowledge of said person relating in
any way to the issue about which he seeks an opinion, and
shall supplement only in writing such information initially
furn ished as may be necessary from time to time so as to
present fully and completely all facts and other matter for review by the board.
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(c) Personnel, faciliti,es, meetings, records. The city shall
assign from existing clerical personnel all necessary clerical
assistance to the board of ethics, an d shall provide and designate a place for meetings of the board. The board shall hold
private meetings at such times as it may des ire, and a majority of the members of the board shall constit ute a quorum
for the transaction of the business of the board . A majority
opinion of the members sitting at any hearing shall govern
as to decisions of the board. The oard, in its judgment, shall
be free to contract for the servic(!S of a competent court reporter to take down statements, t estimony and discussions at
its meetings, or to use in lieu thereof a competent person or
persons adept at shorthand re11orting, and/ or mechanical
transcribing devices, whichever method or methods desired by
the board, to be paid for by the city. All permanent records
of the board shall be confidential and shall be 1-ept under lock
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in the office of the administ rative assistant to t he mayor. The
city shall pay all administrati e cost s, including those specifically stipulated herein, pert.t ining to the operation of the
board of ethics.
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(d) R equests for opinions. The mayor, t he president of the
board of aldermen, any alderm: n or other officer or employee,
elect ed or appointed, paid or u 1paid, may where any question
of conflict of inter est or possible ethical violation exists, request in writing an opinion fro n the board of ethics.
(e) Increase of membership . The mayor and board of aldermen may incr ease the number of the members of the board
of ethics if such becomes neces mry in order to make the work
of t he board more effective.
(f ) S ecrecy provisions. The hearings of the board of ethics
shall be held in private, but th1 opinions of the board shall be
made available to t he public t J examine and t o the press to
publish with such deletions th refrom as may be necessary to
prevent disclosure of t he ident ity of t he mayor, the president
of the board of aldermen, an~ alderman or other officer or
employee involved. Upon requ est of t he board of ethics, t he
city attorney or a representath e of his office shall meet with
t he board of ethics.
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(g) Cornpliance il;ith opinion . The mayor, the president of
the board of aldermen, any alderman or other officer or employee of t he city, whether appointed or elected, paid or unpaid, after a fu ll and complete disclosure of all the facts, matter and circumstances, shall be entitled to rely on the opinion
of the board of ethics as herein established as a guide to the
conduct of such person in his r elations to and with the city;
and compliance with the opinion of the board of ethics shall
serve in mitigation in any pr 1ceedings against such person
for violation of this article.
(h) Purpose of provisions. It is the express intention of
this section, including all of i1; subsections, and in the creation and function of the board of ethics hen•in provided, that
the same serve as an advisory board for th, i benefit of those
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ing a possible conflict between their governmental duties and
their private, personal or financial interests. It is not the intention of this section, including all of its subsections, to
establish a secret board for the purpose of holding meetings
and/ or investigations, or rendering c,pinions on any matter
or matters not specifically presented t o said board in writing
as herein provided, but on the contra ry, it is the express intention of this section in the creation of the board of ethics
to make government better so that the public may benefit
therefrom, and at the same time to protect those people in
government who have a bona fide question of conflict; and
with this aim it is the express and avowed intention in requiring the board of ethics to hold J>rivate hearings and to
publish its opinions with such deletion s as to names of parties
and other matters involved, so that t hose matters ,if private
interest and concern shall remain priYate and personal unless
and until such time as it is made to appear that such personal
and private interest is in conflict with government c'l uty to the
detriment of the public. (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 12)
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Sec. 2-263. Penalties.
Any violation of this article, or the furni shing l f false or
misleading information to the board of ethics when i;eeking an
opinion from said board with 'the intent to mislead ..md thereby gain an opinion favoraple to the person r equ ~sting the
same, shall subject the person comm 1tting such vi )lation, or
furnishing such false or misleading i formation w th the intent to mislead the boar d of ethics, to punishment a 3 provided
for in section 1-9, and to impeachment or removal from offi ce
for. cause, as the case may be, and upon conviction ,hereof, to
removal from office, whether elected or appointe,l, paid or
unpaid. (Ord. of 3-15-65, § 13)
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health authorities of Fulton and DeKalb Counties such assistance and cooperation as those authorities may be able to
give in the areas of the city within their respective jurisdiction. ( Ord. No. 1967-74, § 1, 12-4-67)
Sec. 15-7. Inspection, compliance with code prerequisite to
utility services for substandard dwelling unit.
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Utility services shall not be provided to any vacant dwelling unit which is unfit for human habitation until such
dwelling unit has been brought into compliance with this
code. ( Ord. No. 1967-74, § 1, 12-4-67)
Sec. 15-8. Availability of reports, orders, recommendations.
After any order, report or recommendation has been made
by an official or employee of the city and is on file in their
respective department, such information shall upon request
be made availa ble to the owner of the property or his authorized agent, a prospective purchaser, the manager of the
property, the attorney for any of the foregoing, any attorney
for the examination of titles, and any official or employee of
the city for official purposes. (Ord. No. 1967-7~, § 1, 12-4-67)
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Sec. 15-9. Inspection by disinterested employee; secrecy provisions, information.
No official or employee of the city making inspection of
properties for the purpose of determining the necessity for
repairs or corrections shall have any financial interest directly or indirectly, in any repairs or corrections which may
be required, nor shall any such official or employee give to
any person, firm or corporation, other than those authorized
persons listed in section 15-8 above, any information regarding such repairs or corrections or the location or the names
of the owners of said properties. (Ord. No. 1967-74, § 1,
12-4-67)
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"That section ________ of the Code of Ordinances, City of Atlanta,
Georgia, is hereby amended to read as fo llows: _,______ ____ ." The
new provisions may then be set out in full as desired.
In the, event a new section not heretofore existing in the
Code is to be added, the following language may be used :
"That the Code of Ordinances, City of Atlanta, Georgia, i
hereby amended by adding a section ( or article or chapter)
to be numbered _----, which said section reads as follows: ... " . •
The new section may then be set out in full as desired. ·
All sections, articles, chapters or provisions desired to be.
repealed should be specifically repealed by section, article or
chapter number, as the case may be.
Sec. 1-8. Altering Code.
It shall be unlawful for a ny person in the city to change or
amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of thi ·
Code, or to inser t or delete pages, or portions t hereof, or to
alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever
except by ordina nce or resolution or other official act of the
mayor a nd council, which w ill cause the law of the City of
Atlanta, Georgia, to be misrepresented thereby. Any person
violating this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-9.
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Sec. 1-9. General penalty; continuing violations.
Whenever in 1his Code or in any ordinance of the city any
act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unl awfu l or an
offense, or whenever in such Code or ordinance the doing of
any act is required or the fai lu re to do any act is declared
to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of such provision of this Code or any such
ordinance shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs or imprisonment in the city
jail for not more than six (6 ) months, or work on th e public
streets or on public works of the city for not more than six (6)
months, or by any one or more of these punishments , sub7
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ject to all limitations contained in the charter of the city.
Each day any violation of this Code r of any ordinance shall
continue shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition to· the penalties hereinabove provided, any
condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of any of
the provisions of this Code or any or dinance shall be deemed
a public nuisance, and may be abated by the city as provided
by law, and each day that such condition continues shall be
regarded as a new and separate offense. (Code 1953, § 1.11)
Charter references--Maximum punishment that may be prescribed,
§ 2.3.2; provisions as to the Municipal Court, operation thereof, § 5.1.1
et seq.
Cross reference--Provisions allowing persons credit for time served
in the city stockade where such persons, upon conviction for violation
of a city ordinance, are unable or fail to p ay the fine, § 19-43.
State law reference-Organization of p11blic works camps by cities,
§ 69-205, Ga. Code Ann.
Sec. 1-10. Judgments and "lentences to run consecutively.
All judgments and sentences imposed and ordered by the
judge of the Municipal C urt shall run consecutively unless
otherwise specifically provided by t he judge of such court
in such judgments and sen tences.
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Mr. Earl Landers advised on May 8, 1969 that he had received information
indicating a Housing Code inspector had purchased r~uidential property
from a Hrs. Akins under circumstances indicating a possible wrong doing
on the part of the inspector.
Mr . Landers atated that Mr. James A. Smith,
Chief Housing Code Inspector and Mr. R.
had details of the matter.
o.
Tipton of the same department .
Further, Mr. J. H. Robinson, Comimunity
Development Coordinator ~lso had received information in the same mstter.
Mr. Landers stated he had reques ted Mr . Smith, Mr. Tipton and Mr. Robinson
to contact me on the sarce date.
Mr. John H. Robinson, Community Development Coordinator, Second Floor, City
Hall advised on May 8, 1969 that about a week ago a Mrs. Geo~gia Jackson,
tenant, 1153 Third Street, N.
w.,
Atlanta, telephonically advi~ed that a
Mrs. Akins is the owner of that property.
According to Mrs. Jackson, an
inspection was made of the property and the estimated cost of repairs came
to a large sum.
Further, the repairs were never made and Mrs. Akins sub-
sequently sold the property to a City inspector representing some type of
company.
The new owner increased the rent from $50.00 to $90.00 per mont h.
Mrs. Jackson advised she could be r eached through phones 284-4747 and 7920239.
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Mr. James a Smith, Chief Inspector, Housing Code DivisionJ~ Enforcement ,
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Dt?partment 0£ Buildings, and Mr. R.
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Tipton, Supervisor in the same
division made avsil&ble records of their offices on May 8, 1969 which
reveal the following information:
F.mployees in the Housing Code Division who are allegedly involved in
the purchase of the property from Mrs. Akins are inspectoro Charles T.
Latham, and Robert D. Pattillo.
Housing Inspection Notice No. CA69-l0023 dated February 18, 1969 reveals
that residentia l property located at 1153 Third Street, N.
w.,
At l a nta,
Georgia is owned by a Mrs. Jean Harris Akins, 1009 Euclid Avenue , N. E.,
and occupied by one Georgia Jackson.
The building on the pr operty is of
frame construction, one story, and has a total of one unit.
The inspection
was conducted by Housing Code Inspector, M. L. Tolbert, and cost of
rehabilitating the property was estimated at $1,500.00.
An
official notice of violation was mailed to Mrs. Akins at 1009 Euclid
Avenue, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia on or about February 19, 1969 with in0
structions to correct on or before Hay 19, 1969.
This notice was sent via
certified mail, however the receipt was never returned.
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A second official notice of violation wss sailed to Mrs . Akins a t 2583
Ashford Road, , N. E., Atlanta, Georgi& on or &bout Ma rch 28, 1969 with
same correction da te.
by Jean
A 1<1n1 ~(t
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The certified mail receipt was retur ned as signed
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He~a.../ ln the event the original records in this ma tt e r are
needed a request should be made to Mr. J~mes A. Smith.
Mr. Tipton advised that he had talked personally with Mrs. Akins who
advised him in sub$tance that she was the former owner of the proper t y
located at 1153 Third Street, N.
w.,
Atlanta. Georgis; that she had
rented this property to Georgia Jackson for a number of years and tha t
she formerly resided at 1009 Euclid Avenue, N. E., but had recently
moved to 2583 Aahford Road, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. tele phone 633-5343.
She also advised that the first she knew of the inspection of her property
on Third Street was when Mrs. Jackson told her of it.
Mrs. A~ins
subsequently conferred with a Mr. Charles Latham about the repair of the
property and in view of the expense involved she decided to sell the
place.
Shortly thereafter Mr. Latham and a Mr. Pattillo came to Mrs.
Akins home and she sold the property to Mr. Pattillo for $800.00.
It was determined through reliable sources that Robert D. Pattillo was
born ~ l l i - ~ 1927 and that his wife's name is lc6Q~ne A. Pattillo.
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It is reported that the Pattillo's have resided at 404 Puckett Street,
Forest Park, Georgia and at 1272 Park Avenue,
Geor gia.
s.
E., Apt. A, Atlanta,
Further that Mr. Pattillo was former ly employed as an agent or
salesman with Georgia Insurance Service and with United Insurance.
Mrs. Pattillo is reportedly an employee or former employee of Colonial
Stores.
The same sources revealed that Charles T. Latham was reportedly born in
January, 1936 &nd bis wife's name is Charlotte G. Lathem.
The Lathsm's
have resided at 1896 Ward Circle, East Point, Georgia and 4030 Grant Drive,
s. w.,
Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Latham was fo rmerly employed as an agent
for Florida State Life Insurance Company.
was employed by E - Z Food Stores.
Mrs. Latham reportedly is or
Mr. Latham filed a petition -in bank-
ruptcy in March, 1961 listing debts in the amount of $12,729.00 and asse ts
of $110.00.
He was discharged in June, 1961.
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e1TY or 4TLAN1'4
~••••1• the following lnfol'llitton:
By way of back'9nu-.l,
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educatiOll and 3 yeaw•
,u
Latbaft\ wes hon J~ry 4• 1936.
a radio-TV
wife ' , name ia Charlotte Ann.
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M h111 • l,tah •choo1
iJehool in Waahtngton,.
They ha.a fe>ut cbild.-ea.
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c.
Hr'• Ut~' •
Hts eocUl MC11rit7 nuaber
ta 259• 50• 1436.
&obert David Pattillo was employed • , • hou1lng cocle tn•pecto1r on J-.u,y 23. 1967 •
. b r 8• 1928.
year of colleg••
Mt . fat~lU,o btJI a hi.sh acbool educatl ·
hu wif• ' • name ts Icei-.. !bey tt.ve two cht,14.r . •
aad on
Mr. Pattillo ' •
social security nmnber is 253-30• 1845.
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633..5343 funtalled tb• followi
Mre. Aklos •41111 ·
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w. ,
• 11 /ttlbt•• GeOtgla. 1'•1-,hoae -
iafOilllJtion.
that eh. wa
· er of propeirty at
fCH."Mt'
Atlanta, Georaf.a. 'lhat thi pro,ert
u.,,
'fbird- St~eet,
as 1 -f t to her by htt CDO.tbet and
that ahe baa NAted di. prop rty to · _· tat& Jack1oa and he~ 1tx cht14
. for •
numb w of ,ear .• She t•ted th4t th b~ wee in excellent corads.tt.a frtor to th
time that Mrs. Jackao and her family ~Cllpied it.
HowavH',, they b,:v• been very
d siruct lve t oanta.
Mrs. Akins fo · . ly resided At 1009 lwilid Avettue. HOW-.r, •
th re 10 her pi- oni •ddrea• on Januay 14, 1969. At that tiaeit lb left a
forw•rilng adchr••• with the poat offi¢••
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Mrs . Aklna
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P
aot nu
that her lbf.rd Street property had ben t.•pected
time iu lat Kat"ch, 1969 wtum Geol' la Jack.eon told htt' tha.t the
houae inap cton bid been out tber .
Therea, .t er,
her that there
Mr••
Akins call d City Hall ad talked to Mr. Lathaanlltio told
w•• a •'wbol
She advised Mr. 1'1t"- h
pas
fu11° c;f thlns• to
had rec•lved oo · tice and told hi.Ill tti.t • - ·_. bad ree.ently
_ y for plumbin - ftatur
In coon tio with the res,air1
f.nvotce
done to the boua •
•ct. on
and: oth-.r repair•.
the bouee, Mr1. Aid.QI baa an
of 3• 17•69 ft - · Staaco, Inc •• .-1c1enctns plumbing work f.~1udtll8
a new 30• gal1on w•ter heater at 1153 Third Street. If.
$252. SO. She ha.• •noth r tnvolce dat
$20. SS to
aoa
w. in
the -• BUUIQ
April 4. 1969, 1reveaUna th•t
Bl ctl"tc Compafty fo~ electrlcal vork on her ptopet,t y.
,-. ,a n1ult of MN . Akins ' telepb . te conve-n atlon with
they •greed to .AQd did meet • day 01:
eo tat•r
Stre t . Mr. 'Lathan,., alOQe •t tho tl• .
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'La._
Akins propetty •
Be pointed ovt to
a
trd
Mr•. Akl.u all that
need d to be clone M4 told hel' tt would cnt •bOllt $1,SOO. Sh told bia if it
would coat that ~ch •he might eell th frat.en:,. Durtl)g th• cour•e o-f th• dt••
Quaeton, Mr. IAtba8' told h•r that the bouN would have to , ... luptiet$.cm each year
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�and would prolwably coat that much eaaly ar to conform. Mrs. Aklna is not sure
whether .she act:uaUy initiated the propo itiou of selling the pr
Latham or whether he initi ted the propoi,ltion.
At any rate, Ml'. Lat-hp, told
her he would try to help her sell the property as he knew some
that type of property,.
He said
rty to Mr.
who bought
he would have one of these men call h r.
2 or 3 daya •ft r the meeting at the Third Str et property, a
Mrs. Akins 411d identified himself as Mr. Pattillo.
He told her th
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been r £erred by Mr. Lath&II\ and that he was calling concerning her property
on Third Stree and made her an offer of
$,,oo . for
maintained that th property was worth
r at which time Mr. Pattillo b came
the propertr. Mra. Akins
very ~urt and said h doubted if anyon elee would make any offer for the
property.
Mra . Akins told Mr. Pattillo she would think the matter
call him as to her decision.
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According to Mrs . Akina, she reached the deci•
aion that to keep the property would b a continuing cost and bother to her.
She also realized that the property was worth more than $800.00 but stated
that since she is a widow woman and 70 years of age it just wasn't worth it
to maintain the property and keep ith tenant in it.
Accordingly, 1he recontacted Mr. Fattillo and told him she would take
$800. 90 for the pro, rty.
A few lays later, Mr. Pattillo and Mr. Lath
to her residence on Ashford Road .
She is positive
came
She believe• some time before noon.
•f was during ordinary buain ss hours because Mr. Latham
at one point made the conaent that he hid to get back to the office.
She is
also positive that the date was April 15, 1969 which was on a Tu 1day.
They advised her there would be no closing coat or for that matter
any cost to her and that Mr. Lathem would close the deal as h wu a
notary.
They had a document with them, undoubtedly a warranty deed, which
Mrs . Akins signed.
Sh admits that ah did not read the document carefully
and does not know for sure who the Grantee or Grantees were but ce~tanly was
of the opinion that she was 1elling the property to Mr. Pattillo. She does
wecall j he gave her a check in the amount of $800.00 and it wa1 a p1:iated
check in his and his wife ' s name.
However, she does not recall the name of
u
the wife.
She deposited the check in her •ccount at the First National Bank
on April 18, 1969.
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�Mra . Akin$ advl••d that •h• would t••tify ln Court conceratag thia utter
t.f . eucb .bec..-e ab9ao1vtaly nec.eeaary.
However. abe pJ:efened not to ,become
lnvolv~ .
Recoid Book No. ,5052, pag-, 158 1 &'ev•ala that a warranty de-4, dat.S
4-15-69 tranaf r~ecl die property at 1153 Third Street, N.
w.,
Atlanta,
Georgla 1 from the Crtntor; Mi's . Jean Hettie Akin(t), to th Gr _ t
, le lane
Alexander and Charlo~t - Gamer, ford\er that Ch&\"les T. Lathamwu • wttneee
and nota.-y.
The property at 1153 Third Street, N.
w•. waa
inapect don Nay 20 1 1969,
by Janes A. Smlth, Chief Housing Code la• ector and myself at which tl e each
item on Mi:. Tolb rt•a Housing lnepectlon Notice was checked to det mine if
there had be• compU.*1Ce therewith .

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that the only b u t ~ compliancef that hed been made wee pcinttag o
the
e•terior.
lt 1, to be not d that Georgia Jacuon presently occupiee thi• property
and has b en inltt'QOt 4 te • y. rent to Homestead Aaaoci_a tea, P.
o.
Atlanta, Georgl, 30331. This is in c~Ordl!lce with a lett r to
Box 41222,

Jackson dated May 1, 1969 from lcelene Alounder.
The ho~alng code i'ecords on this prop rty are in tact and
ar av•Uable.
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�Housing Inspection Notice Number CB68•21SO reveal• that th houatn at
2285 and 2295 BliOOka A.venue, N.
April 4, 1968, by c. t. Latham.
w.,
Atlanta, Georgia wa• inspected on
The notice
with inatructiona to comply by July 9, 1968.
was $1 , 050 .
w•• mailed April
9, 1968, and
The estimated co1t of r ·
ira
Thi• property coneists of a church and two units in brick and
frame type construction one atory with a total of three unit•, the owner being
A.
a.
Anderson, Adminittrator for the eatate of G. H. Anderaon, 1135 H*rletta
Boul evard, N.
w., Atlanta,
Georgia.
Record Book Ho. 4966, page 239 reveals that there is a warruty deed,
dated October 4, 1968. Ttanaferred pJ.'Operty •t 2285-95 Brooks Avenue, N. W.,
Atlanta, Georgia, from 6
T. Latham, Grantees.
a.
Anclereon, Grantor to Robert D. Pattillo and Charle•
There i8 •lao a deed to secure debJ per record book 4967
page 271 to Atlanta Federal Saving• and Loan from Lathan and Pattillo in the
amount of $7,500 1 on the sane property.
Mr. A. Raymond Anderaon. 1335 •rletta Boulevard , N.
w.,
Atlanta, Georgia,
advised Kr. Barl Landers that as aclm1ohtrator for the estate of Mr.
c.
H.
Anderson, he handled the ••le of the property a 2285-95 Brooks Avenu ~• N.
w.
According to Mr. Allderson, there are thne old houses or unit• at thi• address
and after being inspected by Mr. Latham, Mr. Anderaon waa preaented with a
long list of items to be repaired. Mt. Anderson had a contractor of hi~ choice
check the houees and waa told by the contractor that it would coat approximately
$2, 500 to comply with the inspection list.
Soon thereafter, Mr. Anderson told
Latham that he would aell the house ucl they eventually agreed u4 Mr. Anderson
did sell the three units to Latham and Pattillo for $7,500.
Mr. Andereon, Ml!'. Pattillo, and Mr. Latham went to11ther to Atlanta
Federal Savings and t,oan to arrange for financing the house. Atl&Qta Federal
took a deed to secure debt in the amount of $7,500 .
However• Mr . Anderaon had
to pledge a $2,000 account that he had with Atlanta Federal a security.
On May
20, 1969, J•e• A. Smith, Chief Housing Code Inspector and myself
inapectedtthe property at 22Y•9S Broo
Avenue, N. V., Atlant•, GeoJr la.
(It should be nited this property •lao la or has been designated as 2•4 Brooks
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on April 2, 196 • iup ct d property at 1263 81c:l Hollywood lo •
The not1
of thi• prop rty was
May a. 1968 with the
11
to comply by 8- -6 • Th · etimated co•t of rel) . tr• b. lng .$ 2, 750.
¥'·
of the property w. • ••· D lphnq,. Groov r, 2935 Arden ~ -ti;, N.
truction
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v.,.
Th
OW'ller
Atl
ta,
Georgia,, 3Q30S.
t tbi
Houa
two uni.ta.
residential fr
· ddre, · •• deacrib _
t _ •01ne 32 iteJr<.a e>f "epatr.
There
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Recoi-d Book 4904, page 188 r -ve 1 tut• warrenty de d, 4-ted
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1968. This pr,_p .rty , aa transferr d by Hrs. Dalphn• Groover to Cba.tl •
Travi• Lath
aild Rob
it
D. Pattillo.
It should h, not•d that the warraaty de•d would appear not only to
d scrS.be
-Q.i io tncbacl .
,•• pieces of property] o _ of which
two entlre
1a de•cd,bed •• b ilig
on
This piece 1
- as 1263 Old Hollywood Road, N.
perty which
ow
Bolton Road,
as b ilig 100• • 100' x

w.
too•
x 100• .
x 450' x 160'
600' •.
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iuspact~ by Mr. Wad4' 11
()thei, i,lecet of p~pet-ty is on Welt ,..,
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•nd Pirat Str et, N.
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Thl pt<,p rty is now known s 1250 Fir t
('rht . pt ·ce of prop rty so far•
ne r
could b . deta1.Ujl_;....
wpacted by the bou tQS code in1pect I' . )
Record Boo · 4906 pege 102 ro
Dalpbn~
al
th t Lath
and PattUlo
~Groov ·~ a deed ·t o aecur debt on 5-28-68 for $7,000 1
Further, r~or book 4886,
p gt1
59$ r · ala that
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warr ty
ted
ill
and Icelene Aluandet.
Jemea A. 8mit:h, Chief Houatng Cod · lnsp. ctor,flnd l ins ct d th
at 1263 Old Hollywood load on 5•20-69 nd found that baa1c Uy n ··
~•patr• as ttst don IU'. 14ddell's in
e-operty
of the
ti
The oc.cupmatSof 1263 and 1265 Old Roll:,vood, Botd pay their r
t t
J. T.
IAtb~, Boa 41222 .&tl..._. Georgia, 30331.
A cu-reory i•pectton of the ptopeny of 1265 Old lloUywood
that it ia b•dly
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A-•-4 of repair and th
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rev.ale
ti it would not be in co . U.
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�Inspection Notice No. 0168-4112 reveal
that c . T. IA.them on May 29, 1968,
inspected pi-c,pel'ty at 2657 Rosemary Str•et, N.
w.,
Atlanta, Geor ia.
Thls property ,. residential frmae com truction, one story, on• unit,
and is owned by Mr.
w.
a . Dooley who , at that time, alleg•dly resided at
RBute 1, Whitesburg, Georgia.
There were four itema of repair that bad an
estimated repair coet of $600 .00
Housing Inspection Notice C168-SS7 reveals that
c.
T. Latham on
8-8-68 inspected the property at 2661 llosemary Street, N.
Georgia.
w.,
Atluta,
This le a fr - e house, one story, one unit 'and ls owned b7 Mr.
Dooley of White,buwg.- Georgi a .
w.
R.
There were some five items of repalr vtth an
stiut·ed coat of r pair of $800. 00 .
Record Book 4980 page 17 reveals that a warranty deed, dated 11•4--68,
conveye·d property
at
2651 ·aoaemary Str t, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia fro
w.
R.
Dooley to Charle• ·T. Latham and Robert D. 1attillo.
Record Book 4989 page 29 reveals that a deed to secure debt dated U ·- 4-68
on property 26S7 Roeemary Street, N.
w. ,
from Latham and Pattillo to
w.
R.
Dooley for $2 ,060 .
Record Book SOS! page 150 reveal• that warranty deed dated 4•14-69 on
property at 2657 aoaemary Street, N.
w. ,
from latham and Patt611o to H rman H.
and Mary Lou Maloy.
Record Book 4980 page 16 reveals that warranty deed dated 11•4•68 con-
veyed the property of 2661 Rosemary Str t, N.
w.,
from
w.
R. Dooley to Charles
T. Latham and Robert D. Pattillo.
Record Book 4986 page 594 reveals warranty deed dated 11•16-65 conveyed
property at 2661 Rosemary Street , N.
Pattillo tow.
a.
w. ,
from Charles T. Latham ind Robert D.
Dooley.
On May 20 1 1969, 1 telephonically contacted Wayman Ralph Dooley, Box 114,
Mansfield, Georgia, Telephone Covington Exchange, 706-6033. Mr. Dooley advised
that he was in the coaatruction businea and that he foi-merlly owned tbe pro•
perty at 2657 and 2661 Rosemary Street, N.
w. 1
Atlanta, Georgia. HI at•ted that
.-Cb of these propertl•• were inspected by Mr. Latham.
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He, Mr.. Dooley, had them
repa~CHQpliance with the code. At that time, he decided to
property and
4{ aeU the property to Mr.
t!III Mr. Dooley h•
"'7 11-.y stated
Pattillo and Mr. Lath
11 the
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that he was s tiafied with the trana
tion
�and that no preaaur whatsoever waa plf.ced upon him in the course of the eell•
i ns .
He atated that the
~ actually went through on the property at 2657
Bawever. Mr . and Mra . 1'11111• a . Ray had alr ady applied for
Rosemary Street.
loo on the propetty at 2661 Rosemary Street and when the loan e ·
it was necesaar7 for him to cancel out on th
sale of the
through,
operty to Latham
and Pattillol
Both of the prop rties on Rosemary Street were inspected by
kUNJ4_
J_.•
A.
Smith , Chtef HoueiQg Code Inspect or and ayeelf,_Mll found that the houeea had
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been repair~end that they appeared to b . tn compliance with the houin code .
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�Inspection Notice
ber Wll•SOSS reveals that Kr. A.
inapected property at 2 (1724) Ridgew•y Avenue, N.
c.
w.,
and determined th re were eome 11 iteiu of repair.
Waddell on 3•9•66
'
(right) 6tlanta, Georgia
Thia houa vaa owned by
Mr. and Mrs . Burkhart, Route 1, Mabl ton, Georgia, and at the time w s occupied
by J . P. Warr • The house was co
R cord Book 4957 page 206
vey d propert; {
Mrs. Alonzo
j:
t,
_/2~
lied on 9•20-66.
reveal th t
ay A nue f~
1,, dg
9•17•68 con•
Carl Burkhart and Agne• Burkhart to
Record book 496S page 199 cuiDrijH de

arranty deed da
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L•. tathana.
,i,- Ridgeway Avenu ,
i
w.,
to secure debt, dat
9•16•68
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from Mrs. Alonzo L. Lathan· to Carl and Agnea Burkhart ·
\Y~r , · aoute 1, Monttcello for $4,soo loan.
Record Book 4986 pag 591 reveal
11b Ridgeway Avenue, N.
w.
arraaty deed dated 11• 22•68 convey*" ("
from Mra . Alom:a L. Latham to Bradon M. Qualls and
lcelene Alexandr.
Record book 5044 page 65 reveals arranty deed of 3-28-69
o-k-"
w.
"'1/' Ridgeway Av nu , N.
and sarah
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c;O,av
111t
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from Brandon M. Qualls and Ic len Ale.-nder to Henry
c.
Weav r .
view of th
fact that thi
hou e
~
purchas d by Mra . Latham and~
ub eq
as compl ied prior to the tilll8 it vaa
tly
n sold, no curr nt
as made.
The Hou in Cod r cord on this l
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e of property are intact.
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ction
�1ca.cord Book 4937 page 26 r~veal• warranty deed, dated 7•26•68 conveying prope1ty at 2250 Siak Str , et, N.
w. ,
Atl•nta, Ceorg1a from Flo••i Daniel Ru••ll
to Charle, T. Latham and iobert D. Pattillo.
Record Book 4935 page 412 reveal• deed to aecure debt elated 7•2 68 on
p~op rty at 2250 Sisk Street , N.
w. ,
from Latham and Pattillo to r101al .Daniel
Ruse 11 for loin of $1,900 .
Record Book 4986 page 596 reveal
arranty de d dated 11• 20•68 conveying
prop rty at 2250 Siak Street, N.
w.,
Quall and Icel ne Alex.nder ~
search of the records of the hou,tu code
frcm Latham and Pattillo to•~
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division f il d tor veal th4t there waa ever a cue on the property t 2250
Sisk Street .
ln v:lev of the f
development•
ao
far on thi• property no further
vest:lgation was conducted p nding further developmem:s .
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