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OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966
1£09 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303
MR. IRVING
K. KALER, Chairman
THEl HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR.,
TELEPHONE 6H•U63 EXT. 433
June 23, 1967
Ez-Ofjicio
President, Board of Aldermen
COMMISSION MEMBERS
MR. T . M. ALEXANDER, SR.
MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE
MRS. SARA BAKER
M ISS H ELEN BULLARD
MR. R. J . BUTLER
MR. ROBERT DOBBS
Mn. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR,
MR. C. G. EZZARD
MOST REVEREND PAUL J, HALLINAN
Archbishop of Atlanta
MR. JOSEPH HAAS
MR. AL KUETTN ER
Dn. RoBERT E . LEE
MR. ROLLAND MAXWELL
MR. F. W."PATTERSON
RABBI J ACOB M. ROTHSCHILD
MR. M .
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"Buzz" RYAN
MR. JACK S ELLS
MRS. MARY STEPHENS
THEl REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS
MRS. ELIZA K. PASCHALL,
Executive Director
Office of The Mayor
City Hall
At l anta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
We are requesting the use of two (2) buses, to be
provided by the Third Army, Fort McPherson , Atlanta,
Georgia, t o transp ort seventy- five ( 75) teen-agers
to a ba seball game to be held at the Atla nta Braves
Stad ium on Sat urday , June 24, 1967 .
The t e en-a gers live in the Boulevard section of
Atlant a ; a n a r ea which we f eel tension i s develop i n g .
They will have adequ a te super vision, seven (7) adults
to be exact , that will a ccompan y t hem.
Most of these teen - agers are members of, or fre quent,
the At l anta Yout h Develo pment Center, a socia l agency
in the community which will be res po nsible for this
outing.
If this request is 0gra nte d , we are asking that the
buses meet the group Saturday, J une 24th at 12:15 PM
at 666 Parkway Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Executive Director
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Irving:
I would appreciate your sanding me several
suggestions of people to fill Al Kuettner's
vacancy on the Community Relations
Commission.
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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DireCJor
SomheaJlern Regional Offic,
1818 S. Main St.
High Point, N. C.
, 12 June 1967
Atlanta Community Relations Program
City Hall
' Atlanta, Georgia
Att~
Irving Kaler
Chairman
Ladies and Gentlemen:
May we direct your attention to the
a ttached "Cities, Jobs & Hous es 11 , with special reference
to the marked passage. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) programs ar~- concerned with the el i mination
of these practices which hurt or mar the individual,
offend his dignity or dep rive him of the opportunity to
a chieve his God-given potential.
In Atlanta AFSC has recently added a
new dimensi on to its Employment on Merit program, now
in its sixth year of operation--a Fair Housing or Open
Occupancy program. Expe rience demons trates that in
increasing instances compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity mandates of Title VII, Civil Rights
Act of 1964, i s blocked by discriminatory practices.
Adequately q ualified Negroes are o f fered jobs by man ageme nt only to discover that ~hey can not a ccept them
b e cause of inaccessibility to the job site ~
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This situation is exacerbated as
business and industry move away from estab lished centers
into and bey ond the sub urbs, following peripheral and
expre ss highway s where public t ransportation is e ithe r
non - exiSta nt or wholly ina d equ a t e . White e mployee s h ave
the option of f o llowing the ir j obs to r e s i denti a l areas
clos e r to the n ew locations . This o p tion i s d e ni e d Ne gro
e mployees and applicants, however wel l qualified. Th e
r e sult is e ither a te d ious commute from the ghe tto to t he
job s ite o r a s earch for a job for which h e may be l es s
qualified or over q u a li f i e d, b ut to which he has r easonab le a ccess f rom his home.
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Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz
recently observed t h at the r a te of Negro unemployment
will rise as busine ss a nd in du str y move awa y from forme r
locations to new situa tions in a cce ssible to Ne g roes
unless and until e q ual opportunity of residence is ava il~
a ble to all employees alike. Simply stated, unequal
a ccess to job sites h ampe rs and i n increasing instance s
de feats equal emp loyment opportunity .
We a r e aware t hat limitations impo s e d
up on the Atlanta Commu n ity Re l ations Commi ss ion by politic a l boundaries restrict fa i r h ousing ordin a nces which
t h e Commission mi ght r e conm,end to t h e corporate limits
of the City of Atl a nta . We are also aware that othe r
u rgencie s such as sewage disp o sal, a ir p ollution and
rap i d tra nsit, to mention only a few conspicuous ins t an c es , must e v e ntu a lly be dea lt wi th as Me trop oli tan
Area pro l;, l ems.
Howev e r, a beginning must b e made
s omewhe r e by an e nligh t ened and progre ssive community .
We q u es tion whe t he r At lant a c an a fford to sit i d ly b y
awaiting p o s sib l e f utu r e federa l legi s l ation wh ile t h e
h ous ing d ile mma i ntens i f i es with e a ch pass i ng month .
Req ues ts pre s ented to Atl an t a f or
fa ir housing l eg i s l a ti on hav e been par ried with the tri t e
a rgume nt t h a t s uch l egis l a tion will on l y a cce l e rat e
" f light to s ub u rb i a ". Th i s i s a n e asy a n swer a nd may h ave
s ome e l e me n t o f fa ct. Bu t at l eas t such an o r d i n a nce
wou l d t e n d t o s t a bili ze r es i denti a l areas in tra nsiti on
withi n t he city limits , by e nco u ragi n g city-wi de d i spe rsal o f mi n o r ity families s e eki ng sui tab l e and d ecent
homes with i n t he i r means.
~.n o pen o c cupancy ordinan c e would i n
addition, recog ni ze t he rig hts o f f irst c l a ss c iti zen s h ip
f o r a ll At lanta n s a like, irrespective o f race o r re ligion,

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by permitting every famil y to live in a neighborhood of its
choice and compat ib le with its means and finances.
We encoura ge further persuasion on the
p art of the Commission directe d toward the enactment of a
fair housing ordinance as a necessary concomitant of the
"Forward Atlanta" movement.
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Res p ectfully y ours,
P r ogram Director
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Cecil Al e x ander
Dr. Benjamin Ma y s
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�AMERICAN FR IENDS SERVICE COM MITTEE
CO MM UNITY RELATIO NS PROGRA M
Rm, 501, 41 Exchange Pl,, S. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30:J
In the major citie s of the United States,
tenements swarm with children, schools
are overcrowded and understaffed, and
people are out of work. Apathy overcomes many. For others, frustration
erupts into violence.
The heart of the city' s problems is
the isolation of the people of its slums
from the benefits of the rest of the
metropolitan area. Discrimination in
employment, zoning restrictions, discriminatory real estate practices, local
tax structures, political boundaries all protect the affluent from the claims
of the impoverished.
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The s lum ' s pr oblems are pe rpetuated by powerlessne ss. Negro le ader s
r ecogniz e that fr eedom cannot exist
without equality and that political and
e conomic power are e ssential p arts of
equality. They are appealing to their
pe ople to t ake pride in bl acknes s and
unite in effective ac tion. The challenge
to Negroe s to ove rcome fe ar and pa ralysis is accompanied by a challenge t o
the white c ommunity to overcome its
fear and int r ans igence. These chal lenges m us t be met .
The Ame rican F r iends Service Com mittee str uggle s against exc lus ion of
any minority from the mainstream of
Americ an soc iety. Its programs in the
c ities concentrate on getting people to
recognize their own problems and t ake
initiative in de aling with them. The
programs search for new ways both to
break down barriers and to build s elfreliance - ways that can be copied and
adapted by other groups in other c it ies.
,CITIES,
JOBS&
HOUSES
LANDLORDS AND TENANTS
WORK TOGETHER
In Boston, concerned with the problems
of welfare tenants, the Service Committee is bringing together tenants, small
landlords, and the welfare department
to find solutions to the problems of
apartments without heat, garbage that
stands uncolle cted, falling plaster, rats,
and roaches.
In Chicago the Service Committee's
staff has been working with the Chicago
Freedom Movement beaded by Martin
Luther King. Block clubs organized by
the Service Committee have been conve rted to locals of the Union To End
Slums. Contracts are negotiated between landlords and tenants, specifying
the r e sponsibilitie s of each. If negotiation fails, the tenants may resort to
a rent strike in which r ent is held in e s crow by the bargaining agent.
Working in a depre ssed community
in Pasadena, California, the Se rvice
Committee has helped organiz e a businessme n's council, which is working on
upgrading busine sse s and supplying new
jobs. The staff has started youth programs for drop-outs and has helped
form a young adult group to work on
recreational programs and activities
for young people. It has started an
interfamily visiting program with
churc hes in the area to give familie s a
chance to know pe ople and places outside their own neighborhoods.
A new program in We st Oakland is
trying to e stablish communication
among groups in the c ommunity, and
b etween them and groups outside the
are a. Distrust of the s urrounding world
is so high that any m e aningful communic ation is difficult. Seminars ar e be ing
planned to bring We st Oakland r e sidents
and outside rs together in a neutral atmospher e wher e they c an explore mutual problems. The final emphasis of the
program will be to stimulate the inte r e st and effo r ts of the wider community
!n the problems of the people of We st
Oakland.
In a dense ly populated area of San
Francisc o, the Se r vice Committee got
togethe r p arents who had c omplaints
about the elem entary school, and this
group bec ame known a s the School
Com mittee . They decided the logical
place to wor k for changes was the PTA,
but the princ ipal had repeatedly re fus ed to allow PT A meetings at night
when working parents could attend.
School offic i als cont inued t o discourage
them . They petitioned the s uperintendent, with copies t o the press. Now, for
the fir s t t ime in the history of the
s chool , there are P TA meetings at
night , and a parent has even been
e lected trea s urer.
PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
�EMPLOYMENT LINKED
TO HOUSING
Programs in San Francisco; Richmond,
Indiana; and a new program to sta rt in
Atlanta link two of the Se rvice Committ ee' s concerns- equal employment and
fai r housing. A man's ability to find a
job, and an employer's ability to hire
him, may depend on his being able to
live in the vicinity of the plant. The
Committee feels that it is not enough to
make employment open to all r egardl e s s of race , but that housing must be
made available as well, and close to
the job. Staff members found one
government bureau in the suburbs of
Washington that must s end a bus into
the city eve ry day to pick up twenty
secretarie s because r acial discrimination prevents them from living near
the bureau. Many firms with government contracts have equal employment
polic ie s . The Service Committee works
with personnel people and executive s of
the s e c ompanie s to help them s ecure
housing in the community for qualified
applic ants of a minority group .

MANY PATHS TO
FAIR HOUSING TRIED
In 1951 the Se r vice Committee responded to a crisis that developed in
Cicero, Illinois, following t he move
of a Negro family into a p reviously
all-white area. Since then the Committee has been increasingly involved
in the drive to bring about equal opportunity in housing, believing that
members of any group should be able
to freely rent or buy in the neighborhood in which they want to live.
In New York; Philadelphia; Chicago;
Xenia, Ohio; and Muncie, Indiana, the
staff of the Committee's housing program works with buyers, sellers,
builders, the real estate industry,
government agencies, concerned citizens and organizations, and members
of the nonwhite community to open
more areas for nonsegregated living
and to create a receptive atmosphere
for minorities moving into all-white
communities. Staff members sponsor
housing discussions on TV and radio,
set up listing services to bring together the minority buyer and the will ing seller. They escort families to local
brokers to assure equal service , initiate community education campaigns,
organiz e "good neighbor" pledge
dr ives, and hold buyers' confer enc es
to inform minority families of their
legal rights and to provide them with
homebuying information and enc ouragement.
The Committe e has helped fo r m
fair housing coi,mcils, organiz e d sur veys of comm unity attitude s , and supported nondisc r iminatory housing
legislation. It is now mobilizing
Negro buyers and renters to take advantage of new openings and to confront real estate brokers with the
need to change discriminatory practices.
The Philadelphia Metropolitan
Housing Program works with the Federal Housing Administration and the
Veterans Administration in developing an affirmative policy of nondiscrimination. The present practices
of these agencies and others are
tested. Information is obtained on new
developments built with FHA money
and on foreclosures of FHA and VA
mortgages. A range of approaches to
the Negro community is tested, so
that home s eeke rs can le arn of housing opportunities throughout the metropolitan area.
AMERICAN
FRIENDS
SERVICE
COMMITTEE
NATIONAL OFFICE:
160 NORTH 15th STREET
PHILADELPHIA , PENNSYVANIA 19102
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�June 12, 1967
Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall
Executive Director
Community Relations Commission
1203 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dea.r Mrs . Paschall:
This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 7, 1967.
Th.e meeting you referred to on the morning of Jun 6th w
a me ting call d for th h ads of the vaJ"iou op r ting
departments of the City Government.
It has never been our pr ctice to include th
x cutive director
of th variou gove,:nment agencies uch as Civil Def n e,
Metropolitan Planning Commie ion, the Atlanta Youth Councii,
etc. - t th
m etings. How v r, they re not closed me ting _ ,
nd w · would b happy to _ v you ttend future meeting if you
o desir •
I am sur th.at Mr. Collier Gladin, h ad o! the Pl nning D
rtm nt, wUl be happy to furnish you with ny nd . 11 inform tion
submitt d to th d
rtm nt bead at th m ting on June 6th.
Sine r · 1y your ,
R. E rl Land t
Admini tr tiv .Aa i tant
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�OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968
If09 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303
MR.
IRVIN G
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KALER,
TELEPHONE 5U-.U83 EXT. 433
Chairman
THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR.,
Ex-Officio
President, Board of Aldermen
June 7, 1967
COMMISSION MEMBERS
MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR.
MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE
Mns. SARA BAKER
Mrss HELEN BULLARD
MR. R. J. BUTLER
MR. ROBERT DOBBS
MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR.
MR. C. G. E ZZARD
MOST REVEREN D PAUL J. HALLINAN
Ar chbishop of Atlanta
MR. JOSEPH H AAS
MR. AL K UETTN ER
DR. ROBERT E . L EE
M R. ROLLAND M AXWELL
M R. F . W."PATTERSON
RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD
M R. M. 0 . "Buzz" RYAN
Mn. JACK SELLS
MRS. MARY STEPHENS
THE R EVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS
Mr . R. Earl Lan ders
Admin i st r at iv e Ass i s tant
May o r ' s Office
Ci ty Hall
Atlant a , Geo rg ia
Dear Mr . Landers:
MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL,
Executive Director
I fa il ed t o r ece i v e n o ti ce o f the me e ting o f
yeste rd a y mo rn in g , a re po rt o f whic h I saw on l a s t
News .
I won d er if i t would b e po ss i b le f o r me t o
whi c h wa s re po rt ed at t he me et in g , and wh at s teps
make sure that my n a me i s on the l i st f o r f u rther
kind.
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nigh t ' s Te l ev i s ion
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�OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968
1£03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
TELEPHONE Sfl!-4463 EXT. 433
June 2, 1967
Mr . D n E. Sw
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Director of Gov mm nt 1 Liaison
City of Atl
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgi 30303
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Thi 1 in r ard to your 1 t t r r garding the
VISTA proj ct a it ppli
to the propo d Model
N ighborhood Progr
in At nta,
11 tanca
from Mr . c. G.
Ez ard, Pr id nt , S
rhill Civic League , and
m-~fter of the Atlanta Coamunity
lationa Coamiaaion.
A copy is att c d . In vi
of hi request and your
lett r of May 24,
ar in gr
nt that this r u t
hould be part of your coordinating progr • Eit r
1 tter from you or conf r nc with Mr. Ezs rd would
b greatly ppreciated. Our
lghborhood e tinge
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convinc d us of th int ns interest oft citisens
1n having additional information about th Model City,
d v will le
your sugg tiona a to wher thee
inquirl..
uld b forward
for information.
The r qua t for
Perhaps it would be help ul if you could meet
with the --auia ion and ~ p lfie outline• of
where the C
• ion can be of
at u iatance in this
progr •
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Mr. . Dan E. Sweat
June 2, 1967
It goes without saying that .s ince our aims are
identic land p :rallel that there will be overlapping
responsibilities. While we feel a deep obligation to
fulfill our functions as outlined by the Mayor and the
Bo rd of Aldermen,, I am sure you know we do not · nt
to duplicate services. W look forward to hearing
from you.
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ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
May 26, 1967
Mr. Irving K. Kaler, Chairman
Community Relations Commission
1203 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Kaler:
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I was very surprised to learn that the Community Relations
Commission had filed a Vista Project Proposal with the Office
of Economic Opportunity for the purpose of providing a "reliable
source of information on the various programs having to do with
the proposed Model Neighborhood Program in Atlanta."
As you know, the Model Neighborhood Program is a project of
the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta. A
planning grant application was approved by the Board and Mayor
on March 6th requesting funds to plan a Model Neighborhood rmder
the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of
1966.
A key part of this application provides for a Community Relations
Coordinator, four Neighborhood Involvement Specialists and
twelve Supporting Community Development Aides { citizen planners
who will be employed from among the residents of the neighborhood.)
A copy of the proposed organization chart is attached.
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The wording of the Community Relations Commission application
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That information provid e d through the Model City
organiz ation might not be "r e liable" .
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T hat groups must plan "independently" of the City o r
M odel City ag e ncy.
�May 24, 1967
Mr. Irving K. Kaler, Chairman
Community Relations Commission
Page Two
The Model City proposal was developed with the cooperation of
many groups, agencies and individual citizens of the Model City
Neighborhood. Citizens of both races were involved. The
Mayor's Office and all the agencies and groups involved in the
preparation of the application have acted in good faith with all
involved.
We have attempted to provide reliable, intelligent and honest
information on all phases of the program as we have progressed
to this stage.
We feel that the Model Cities organizational structure as proposed
will be able to provide for full involvement and participation for
all citizens and groups interested in being a part of the project.
It is my opinion that any information group i:1-S proposed, using
temporary outside residents such as Vista Volunteers, would
tend to increase the confusion and anxiety which might exist
in the community.
Since the Model Neighborhood Program is being coordinated from
the Mayor's Office, it would be helpful if any proposals which
might affect the Model Neighborhood Program were discussed with .
this office. If we are ever to hope to achieve full communications
and coordination among our deprived citizens, we certainly must
first be able to have cooperation and understanding among those of
us who have been assigned to help. ·
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Please be assured that the Community Relations Commission has
the full cooperation of this office at all times .
Since r ely your s ,
Da n E. Sweat
Directo r of G o vernmental L i aison
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-Supportin 0 :,.=>hysical
Planninc .)ll loan
from partici2 ation acenci~s
Suppa rtirq Gocio-economic
i:::>lanni·11~ :::itaff on loan fron'l
1)articipating a[encies
Neichborhooci Involvement
S 1)ecialist,s ( 4)
.
.
3up.i::,ortinL Community
Development Aides (12)
PROPOSED ORGANIZATivN - i',~lDEL NEIGHDORHOC·D PROJECT STAFF
CITY CF 11 TLANTA, GEORGIA
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Appro1·a/ , xpirt1 Du,mbtr JI, I 966
(1, 2).
Off ICE Of . ECOMOMIC OPPO ~T UNITY
(FO:t VISTA
VISTA PROJECT PROPOSAL
om,1 us.
ONLY)
(3-1 CJ
41
SPONSOR INfO!tMATIO~
S~CTION I
~3 2. N O . AND STRE ET
la . NAME Of SPONSO~ OR OTH:R PA~TICIPATING AGENCY
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Comm unity Re 1 at ions
Comm1ss
1or
3. CITY ~ TOWN
36-43 ~- COUNTY
5. STATE
O
52-56 7.
CODE
,.
CONG~i:S57,
SIONAL DIST.
5a 8.
4th &
5th
30303
Fulton
Atlanta
12-35
6S Mitchell St., S. W.
Room 1203 City Hall
I Gsponsor
Other parcici2
pacing agency
6 . ZIP
Card No. 42
Ti:LEPHONE
(Arta codt and ,rumbtr)
l
404
!522-4L163
433,434
1Ext.
THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED ONLY BY PARTICIPATING OR COOPERATING AGc:NCIES
A. NAM! · OF SPONSOR WITH WH:CH THE AGENCY IS PA rn Cl?ATING
OR COOP1:RATION
l
0
(Chtet)
Co-sponsor jointly and
equally responsible for
conduct of :,reject rnd
supervision and support
of volunteers
2
0
Will provide general
!~p~rvisibn
of the
project
Cord No. 4-3j12-36 11. NUM3ER ANO ST~EET (If dijftrml fro;,,
10. O FFICIAL REPRESENTING THE SPONSOR OR ~ARTICl?A TING
@._
9. RELATIONSHIP TO SPONSOR AND E:CTENT OF PARTICIPATION
3
0
Will undertak e conduct of proje=t and
su~rvis i~ n
1!"!~
sup pore of vo l un ·
teers on default of
primary sponsor
1)
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AG.ENCY
a, Name:
b. Title:
,,, zi, cooe
13. STATE
12. CITY, TOWN, OR COUNTY
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TELEF'Ho,-..,: (
Arta cod, a,r,I ,rumb,r)
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16. TY/>f o, l'roP05AL (Chtd)
l
of previously approved .
project
3
0
17. TYPE 01' f>:IOJECT (Ch«.i.)
O Rural communiry c!evelopment
0 lnJum-on reservation
3 0 Indians-off reservation
,4 0 Migrants
, 0 Job corps-conservat ion
6 0 Ru ral-Appalachian
7 0 Other rural poor
... -
Q:9 Initial proposal
O Amendment or extension
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Other/Sptrif,J
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30
0
TNst Ter/y
2
31
e)
1:/rban community
~
•!·
18 .
NO. 0, VOlUN TEERS
O!JESTE0
2
0 Mentally ill
O Job Corps -urhan
34 0 Justice
n O Mencally r<"urdeJ
36 0 Ocher urban P<JOr
32
H
19. SPONSm O RGANIZATION
L NON-COYT. NON NON-PROFIT O RG .
(Ch,rlt) COMPLETc ITEMS C ANO 0 .
A. PUBLIC ACENCY (Ch tc.l )
0
0
30
,4 0
5
1
Ciry
2
Cour.ry
0
0
Tribal Council
6
Othe r (Sp,cify)
7
0
0
Q
C. TAX STAT!JS
O Tax
exempc-d.He of
IRS Nling _ _ _ __
lnco rponted
I
U nincocporaceJ
0
}0
2
Sme
Fed=I
"
Non Tax Exempt
Non Ta, Exempt -fil S
ruling applied for
0 . 0A TE O ~- · 45-47
GANIZATION 9ECAN
l...
I
O PERA TIONS
( .\lo,,th,- Yurr ) •••
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Jan. [1967
20 . P~INCIPAL PROGRAM OF SPONSOR


e


O Commun ity de,elopmenc 9 0 Coopera;i ves 4:l-49 PHSENT ACTIVITIES TO COM!AT
P~O3LEMS OF ~OVERTY .
. 2 0 Job train ing
10 0 Citizenship
Improve community relati ons ; insure
J O Sdf help programs
OTHER PROGR.\~f SUPPORT
op
portunit y for all to develop fullest
4 0 Education
11 0 NYC
potential;
proraote mutual respect,
, 0 Healch programs
12 0 Job Corps
·
0
Man~..,er.
tolerance,
etc.
6 0 Mental health
U
Jev : and min ing
I . !Rl:fl Y 0ESC~13E THE PU~ro
A. l
7
0
8
D Recreac,on Conrauni ty Relati ons
I4
Child care
AN D FUNCTION OF THE SPONSO~ ANO ITS PAST ANO
E9 Ocher ( Spn·iJi)
ACCEPTANCE OF COND ITIONS
This proposal ..,-ich all forms. ex!-. ib ics and accachments herern. is submi,ced for consideration as a VISTA projecc . It is unJerscooJ
and a$reeJ by the undersign ed JuchorizeJ repre,cncJcivc of the sponsor. chJt a project developed as a ~esulc oi chis proposal is subitct co che
condir,ons ~et forch in ,r.e \'!STA r.unual. " Guidelines for Sponsors ...
I. TYPED N.A.~E
A!'olC TmE OF SPONSOR
VISTA ;orm 4:20
2. SIGNATURE
l. DATE
DEC 65
P11. I of 6
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Vo1v.:rn.a:uNX'l'Y RELATIONS coM:tVJISSJ[ON
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966
1103 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
TELEPHONE 5t.t4J63 EXT. -'33
M!<. IRVING K. KALE~, Chairmen
THE H->N0RAB LE SA~ MASSELL, JR.,
Ez:-OJ;i.eio
Presidcr.t, Boa.rd of Aldermen
CO:'tI:'IIISSION
M!<.
T.
pg. 2 of 6
MEMBERS
II!. ALEXANDER, S R.
23.
MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE
MRS.
SARA BAKER
Relation to other Economic Opportunit§ ·Programs
MISS HO.EN B t:t.LARD
How will the activities of the proposed project be
coordinated with·the community action program?
llR. R . J . BUTLER
llR. Rosr..u DOBBS
llR. HA:lf!LTON DO UGLAS,
llR. C. G. EZZAP.D
JR.
l!0ST REVEREN D PAUL J. HALLP.<AN
Arch~ :•h~;, of .4. tlant~
IIR. JOS EPH HAAB
- l!P.. A L KUETTNER
The purpose of the proposed Vista project is to provide a
.
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re-li'a-blesource ·o-:f Tnf·o-ru1-at-ion on- 'tlie -various programs having
) R. RO BERT E . LEE
~[R. ROLLAND l\!AXWELL
to do with the proposed Model Neighborhood Progra~ in Atlanta.
.ra. F. w:PATTERSON
There
exists now much confusion and _ anxiety about the possibilitie:
UBS! JACOB M. ROTH SCH ILD
of the prograu and also interest inexploring the potentialities
i!R. M. 0 . "Buzz" RYA::,;'
i!R. JACK SELLS
Citizens groups in the area have requ~sted use of Vista
!.'<.q. MARY StEPHE::-;'S
vohmteers to act as Information Aides, to serve the ci vie groups


HE REVEREND 5A)!UEL W!LLIAllS


which need to be kept current on developments so as to plan
!Rs. ELIZA K . PASC H ALL,
E.:ecutips Directcnintelligently and independently for their participation.
·- The Volunteers will work under the supervision of the Director
of the Community Relations Comr.liss ion, assigned to ci vie
organizations in the area and physically located in the area.
This Commission has no professional staff or volunteers engaged
in this work. The Volunteers will have opportunity through
their contacts and work with local people to make suggestions
about the developmen ts of the Model Neighborhood Program
This request is to reassi g n two (2) of the Volunteers already
working under EOA to this project, so much of the information
requested would not be applicable •
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�245
Atlanta Avenue, S. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
May
18, 1967
MAY' 19 REC'D
Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall
Executive Director
1203 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mrs. Paschall:
The Summerhill Civic League would like the help of the Commission in some
way to enable the residents to get current information on the Model Neighborhood Progr~~ as develo9ment occur.
The suggestion has been made that we might get one or two VISTA Voltu"l.teers


assigned


· _ _ to this area to work with tha Civic League as kind of
"Information Aids".
We understand, howe ver, that the VISTA ifolunteers would have to be formally
assigned to some gro up with a staff me1;1ber to supervise them. i·Ie wonder
if the Co:m.r .ri.ssion could serve as this kind of no:ninal sponsor ·w ith us to
help the Volunteers find out where to get information and how to keep
curr·ent on it. The Civic League would decide what we need them to do, but
we would need your hel9 in how to do it.
As you know, it is in1portant that people who live here to be reassured that
t'here is a way for thein to keep up with ·,;hs.t is going on. We believe that
having this kind of ser·1ice throu gh the VISTA Volunteers would ans,-.-er our
needs, and I ha-,J'e reason to believe that 3or.ie of t he 7ISTA Voluntee rs would
be very happy to do this.
Very truly yours,
t;:.l f.~vcL /pt!& .
c. G. E7. zard
President, SUiill~erhill Civic League
CGE/jrt
cc:
I rving Kale r
..
,
r
�May 29·, 1967
r . Abe Gold tein
Anti-Defamati L gue of B ' nai B ' rith
41 Euh.ange
e, S. E .
Atla
, Georg·
30303
De rAbe:


on.:tu:matl


ch !or yOlU' 1ette1"
the South a
_ . . . . uon Lea
by the Comm~~v n~qw~
S c:er ly T
•, f
n All n, Jr.
· ayor
lAJr
CC: Mr. Irving Kaler
,J
I.
'
�y 30, 1967
Mr. H . O . Hambrick
386 Patter
A enue, S . E .
At1 nta, Georgia
D
r Mr.
H
brick:
1 dge l'eceipt of yo letter of
the changt, · in your neighbor-
1
fo
r
y r letter to the C
·ty
Relati.oxw COJXIDlJia Ion · they v. full info
tion
this
Sincer ly y
l
All n,
M yor
lAJr/br
,
,/
.
CC: Mrs. Eliza Pascall
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fQR lO_UR lNFORMATION
OFFICE OF
CITY OF ATLANTA
GEORGIA
A RESOLITTION
BY:
ALDERMEN HILLIAMSON, COOK, COTSAKIS, FREEMAN,
LEFTHICH AND SUNNERS
WHEREAS, investigation and survey of various areas
of the City of Atlanta show that many of said areas are . substandard and lacking in certain essential facilities, many of
which are provided and furnished by the City of Atlanta. and
WHEREAS, it is the desire and goal of the City of
Atlanta to see that all areas of the City are furnished
standard service and facilities which are under the supervision
and control of the City of Atlanta,
NOU, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hayor and
Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta, as follows:
1.
That the President of the Board of Aldermen
appoint a committee of the members of the Board of Aldermen to
be composed of the chairmen of the following committees:
Finance, Parks, Police, Public Uorks I, Public
Harks II, Urban Renet,.ral Policy e.nd Zoning
to work in cooperation with a committee to be selected and
designated by the Atlanta Sununit Conference.
2.
That said committee shall visit and survey the
services and facilities which are furnished in the areas of
the City known as Blue Heaven, Vine City, Nechanicsville,
Summer Hill, Cabbage Town and such other areas as may be
determined by the committee and' to m2.ke recommendations to
the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the furnishing of _necess.:i:t:,
services and facilities
within the control of the City of
Atlanta which t·1 ill standardize the services furnished in the
above-mentioned areas with all other areas of the City of
Atlanta.
�-2-
3.
That said committee further be authorized to
formul ate and present recommendations to the Board of Aldermen
for the membership and formation of a Human Relations Commission
for the City of Atlanta together with an estimcted financial
statement as to the required sum of money to commence the
operation of a Human Relations Commission for the City of Atlanta
as soon as funds can be made available, but not later than January 1,
1967.
ADOPTED BY BOARD OF ALDERHEU August 1, 1955
APPROVED August 3, 1966
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A True Copy,
Clerk o f ~ Aldermen
./
�COMM UNI TY RE LATI ONS COMMISSION
1 2 03 CIT Y HA LL
ATLAN TA, GEORG I A
MEMO RAND UM
TO:
COMM IS S I ON MEMB ER S
FROM :
ELI ZA K. PASC HALL
Th e re g ul a r mo n t hly mee tin g f o r t he Commu nity Re l a tio n s Commission
wi ll be he l d Fr i d ay, May 26 , 196 7 , a t 1:3 0 P . M. i n Committ ee Ro o m #2,
Ci ty Ha ll.
Enclosed for yo ur information are the fol l owin g :
1.
Minutes
April 5th,
Me c hanics vi lle-Pitt s burg Nei g hbor hood Hear in g
April 19th, Northwest Area Nei g hborhood He a rin g
April 25th, Housing programs in the area inc l ud e d in proposed
Model Ne i gh b o rhood Program .
May
2.
4th,
Perry Homes - Scotts Crossing Neighborhood Hearing
Profiles on Neighborhoods:
People s town .
Pittsburg, Me chanicsv ille and
3.
The Resolution of August 1, 1966, establ i shing the " Ad Hoc
Committee" on Human Re l ations Co mmi tte e which preceded the
Commission.
4.
Leaflet on the Commission.
5.
Editora l from The Atlanta J ourna l -- The New Commission"
6.
Excerpt from lhe New York Times of Sunday, April 9, 1967
"City Moves to Avert Summer Unrest"
�From The Atlanta Journal
Monday, April 24, 1967
The New Commission
ATLANTA'S new and official Corumwiity Relations Commission has made a fast start
in its work to further communications across
lhe city and in effect bring democratic processes into fuller use by those who have been
lc1rgely beyond them.
The commission was created by the mayor
and Board of Aldermen last November. Its
20 members, representing a wide range of
community leadership, were appointed in December. In January the commission chose as
executive director Mrs. Eliza Paschall, a
respected veteran of human relations work
whose familiarity with the immediate problems before the commission is deep and of
long standing.
The commission, despite the small size
of its financial resources, has moved immediately (though cautiously and with circumspection) into some of our most pressing
problems. It consequently will annoy some of
those who would rather not look at those
problems at all, or who feel that they are
the special property of standing bureaucracy.
We are especially impressed by the outcome of the first hearings held by the commission in the slum areas. Through thls opening of channels and thls offering of a forum
lo people whose views otherwise might not
be heard in the cowisels of city government,
the commission has increased the contact between city government and a very large part
of the population of the city.
Already there is the kind of feedback that
is badly needed. What the people in Vine City
are thinking about recreational needs there,
what the people of the Pittsburgh area need in
the way of police protection, what Sumrrterhill's people have to say about housing conditions-these are important feedbacks from the
commission's work so far.
The commission also has a role to play,
and is beginning to play it, in areas that have
been in racial transition residentially and
need a stabilizing· influence.
We think the commission is off to a good
start. It deserves strong support from the
Board of Aldermen and the city at large.
�FOR
vmm !Nf ORMATION
THE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1967
iCity Moves to Avert Summer Unrest
1 The task torc e· w1il be re·bl f
th

t·j mcmh cr of the task force be- Thoma.~ A. Vam Sant or ih e Boarrl
By SETH S. KING
spons1 e or
c spenc mg o " _
. L' d .
. 'd, ',,
of Education.
II f d5 tha t become available , L,rn,-e, Mi. m ~ay s,u , ex.
.
Acting early to ker-p the j a
un
.
.
perience h'l.s shown th at even J ames W. Smith, assistant to Lhe
. ,
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nt 10
. 1 f
n
.
Mayor
for
Community
R~lali ons.
.1for community proJects.
0
one,
"We want to be sure that we ;:> ?~ _er co_
s 11 1 met Robcl't o. Lowery, Fire Comm i.scity s summer a coo
1
Mayor Lindsay yes terday ap- i are ge tting the maximum value j ac,i vittes ~ needed.
sioner.
·
T k F
. If
h d O11
t and th at 1 The chairma n of the coor- Robcl'l Shrank. Mrs. J ohnson anrl
. pointed a Summer as
orce , or eac
ar spe_n .
clinatin"' task force will be Fmnlt Espada of the Huma n
' of top city officia ls to coo'.di· tl~ese fu nd s are go_mg mtore~l: IBany
Gottehrer, an assistant Resources Adn:tinistrallon ..
n t recrea tion and comm u111ty- . a.eas where the:c I S the _g
to the Mayor Mr. Gottchrer Wa lter E. Wa_shmgton , c_ha1rma n ;
.
-es t need," Mr. Lindsay said.
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or the Housing Autho'.1ty.





. a e
development progra ms m deA ther ssi"nment of the . who ts 3~ y~ars old, has se1:ved Willi am H. Booth , chairma n of j
I
no
· 11b I od 5
a : 0
t. t ' on lhc Antipoverty Operat10ns the Human Rights Commission.
·
.
Ipressed ·neig ono
' task force Wlll be to 'l.t tac : Boa rd a nd the Special Summer Sidney Davidoff, assistant to t he ;
I The 22-member group, winch Federal fund s to support the i 1966 Subcommittee.
Mayor for Neighborhood P1·0- :
includes nine Negroes and one program. LaSt year, New york
A form er reporter Mr Gotte- grams.
,
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. c·ty re ceived nearly $12-milhon
Robe,·t M. Blum . .assistant to the !
Puerto Rican, will supervise I tl
F d 1 G . ~rnnlent !hrer was a trouble shooter for Mayor for Neighborhood Little
ie
er a , ofov,.
. c1·t Y ne1g
. hb or h oo d s. c,ty
. Httll ~.
activities that range from the for
h th c Off'
E conomic' tl1e Mayor m





.
throug . e
ice
~ .
. this winter.
Peter Aschk cnasy. deputy execu- ,
p_lacement of play streets and Opportumty, for s umm.z1 ac- , The Summ er T a sk Force is tlve directol', Dcpartmen.t or l
fire-hydrant sp:11ys to tllc tivities.
scheduled to hold week! meet- P a rks.
.
·
·
.
spending of antipoverty fund s
But the prospec ts fo r another !:
t·I th
ht Y ti
John Foley, executive d1recto1, 1
. a
t f wa lk·
.
d
t
. mgs un 1
e
o wea 1er Police Athletic League.
,
d th
'.1"
e arian.,emen
su ch allocation o no appear •s LarL,;, After that it 'will meet Dttvld L. Garth, special consultant !
mg lours by Mayor Lindsay bright at the moment, the , as often as is necessary. Its · to the Mayor.
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through ghettos.
May01· said. It was hoped that firs t meetin"' will be held Lillian Lampkin, executive direc- ,
In a statement announcing i a well-developed plan, prepared , Wednesday a°fternoon at City tor of the Youth Boapdj·
D
the appointm ent of the gro1;1p , i beforehand , might influence Hall. ·
Represen~lng ~e o ice C·
1Mr. Lindsay noted that the city I Congress t o appropriate money
Th<! m em bers of the task partment will be·
. .
·had gotten through the s um- to suppor t it
f •
.
. t
.
·t
d Sanford D. Garelik, chief mspec.
.
·
.
01 ce 1 epresen
nme CI Y e- tor Franklin A Thomas depuLy
me~ of 1~66 without any ma Jor
Finally, the task force will partments a nd agencies.
cor:imi sslon er for legal matters.
racial disturbances. Summ ers coordinate ap ~ als to founda- The Mayor named Cyril D. and Lloyd G. Scaly, ass istfl·nt
are pa rticula rly touch;ir beca use tions and business groups fo r Tyson of the Human Resoui:ces chi ef inspector.
.
' slum dwellers escaping from money to pay for s ummer pro- Administration as vice chairA member from the Council
their s tifling apartmentsgat.her g rams.
. Ima n.
Aga inst Poverty and two m e~in the . streets , W:hcre even a j Mr . L_indsay recal_lcd the pn- 11 Others appointed to the task bcrs from other city agencies
will be na med later.
s mall mc1dcnt might lead to vately financed Rhemgold Su_m- force were:
violence.
1m er Concert F estival, which !___ __ _____ _
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The generally peaceful sum - a ttracted large a udi ences at
mer of 1966 was due in part , jazz, folk music, a nd rock 'n'
the Mayor said, to the "ex- · roll performa nces in Central
tra ordinary efforts" of scores of ·P ark las t yea r. He a.lso citerl .
city officials and private volun- ' a spor ts festival for you ths
teers.
sponso red by Old London Foods :
"From this experience we a t Prospec t P a rk a nd Ra ndalls
learned many lesso ns," the May- Island.
· ·
or went on. "Most importa nt.
Last summ er the ci ty 's a nti!we learned that coordin ation of poverty program reached into
1the work of key agencies--the the comm un ities for the par;police, fire, education, anti- ticipation 0f "indi genous groups"
1poverty, and the Mayor's office in organi zing day .camps, voca-was needed a t th e hi ghest tional-trainlng courses, and trips
level. This is the job the task to the country for slum children
force will do."
who had never been out of
One of the first efforts of I their own neighborhoods.
the task force will be to develop
These efforts were considered
a citywide networlt of adults successful. But former Parks
and youngsters who are r<'· Commissioner Thom as P. F.
_garded as the leaders in their !Hoving said after wa rd that


communities.


wha t was needed was a co.
'ordine.ting group, '·headed by
one s trong man. t o steer these
diverse efforts and uti li ze nil
city agencies that could contribute to them.
Mr. Lindsay sa id that Mrs.
Thelma Johnson, a n official in
th e Hum an Resou rces Adminis1trn.tion, would head a summer
ant ipover ty
p rog ra m.
Mrs .
J ohnson w ill also serve as a
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�ESTABLI SHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF A L DERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1DCC
1203 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 3030$
TELEPHONE 522·4.CS EXT. 439
MR . I nv1NG K. KALER, Ch airman
THE HoNORADLE SA~! MASSELL, JR. ,
Presidc1't, Board oj A ldermen
Ex-Officio
MECI:i:ANICSV ILLE-P I TTSBURGH AREAS MEETING , WEDNESDAY,
APRI L 5, 1967 at Z TON HI LL BAPTIST CHURCH, 666 Mc DANI EL ST.
C0111l\1ISSION M E MBERS
MR. T . M. ALEX ANDER, SR.
Mn. R . IlYR0 !-1 ATTRIDGE
M RS. SARA BAKER
MISS HELEN BULLARD
MR. R. J . BUTLER
MR. RonEnT Donos
l\fa. HA~!ILTON DOUGLAS, J R,
Miss Hele n Bu l lard , Chairman, called the meeting to order at
7 : 4 5 P . M. F ort y -seven a tte ndance c ar ds were retur ned . Member s
present:
MR. C. G. EZZARD
l\IoST RE\'ERE KD PAUL J. HALLINAN
Mr. Rolland Maxw el l
Dr . Sam Wil liams
Rabb i Ja cob Roths child
Mr . Clarence G. Ezzar d
Mrs . Eliza K. Paschall, Executive Director
Arch bishop of Atlanta
MR . J OSEPH HAAS
?\:In.
AL KUETTNER
DR. ROBERT E . L EE


11n. ROLLAND l\IAXWELL


J\fR. F . W."PATTERSON
RABBI JACOB 1\1. ROTHSCHILD
MR . M.
o. "B uzz" RYAN
Observe r s:
MR. JACK SELLS
lllns . MARY STEPHENS
THE REVERE!-ID ~AMUEL WILLIAMS
M RS. ELIZA K. PASCHALL,
Executive Director
Mrs . Jacob Rothschild
Mr s. Ma rilyn Bald win
Mr . Joseph Amisano
Rep . J ohn Hoo d
Miss Bu llard rema rked that the CRC wa s appo i nted by the Ma y o r and
the Board of Aldermen to try to help to deal with t he pr ob lems o f l iving
together . She asked t he gr oup what it cons i d ered No. 1 pr o blem in all
Atlant a . Gr o up a n sw e red : " Mo n ey .. money .. money. The next pr oblem :
nc lea n u p . .. c lea n u p . The y a rds, the streets . "
I ndi v iduals spoke out
mentioning cri me; h ousing ... n o t enough and what there is, i n a dequate.
At this point, Miss Bullard invited pe o ple to get up and speak out.
1.
MR . MARVI N K. MACDOWELL, 7 8 1 Hubbar d St . S. W.: Sp eaking f o r SCLC,
Operati o n Breadbasket . They are hav i ng me eti ngs in the di ff e r ent
neighborho ods , Mechanics v ille , Pit tsb u rgh, Grant Park , to get
s ome t hin g done regard i ng hous i ng and secon d, t h e streets ... t he
majority ar e dirt s t r e e ts whi c h n e e d to be pa v ed .
Sa id the pe o p l e
wil l have t o get up and s peak . Mi ss Bu l l a rd a s ke d if the compl aint
had been ma d e t o t he city f o rma l l y or i n for mally.
He s a id t he y
have been to EOA cent ers i n the n eighb o rhood s .
2.
MR . RUDOLPH HINES, 65 Harlan Rd . S . W. : "One of the problems in
Atlanta is lack o f c o n ce r n t hat the p e op l e o f At l ant a hav e about
somebody else ... For 11 months I was assista n t d i rec to r for John Hope
Homes.
I know how these people liv e . .. Hines c ontinued .
HI don ' t
represent any group but my conc ern is .. f o r all the Negroes in
Atlanta .... the evils can be p i npointed i n this one ... it is inhuman . •.
it is beyond the law . . . . a lady called me tonight . • . she said last month
I pa id $46 rent ••• in April I pay $ 8 6 .. " On questioning from :M iss
Bullard, he said this is the way rents are adjusted and computed in
public housing .•. that Mr. Satterfield and Mr . Boggs are little g o ds
in this town. He told of an incident where a person was seen at the
car stop and since he was then piesumably working, his rent was
adjusted so that he owed back rent of $490. Mr . Hines commented
�Page 2 of Minutes o f Mec han icsvil l e - P itts bur gh deeting, Ap ril 5, 1 9 67
that the tenant orga nization wa s n ot eff ective since Pa ragraph 9 in the
lease says the man ger of any ind iv idu a l h ousing project in Atl a nt a c an
e v ict any family without written n otice f o r the re a son o f t he evi c t ion .
Mr s . Pa sc hall s a id s he und erstood that readjusted
retroactive.
Mr . Hines said that if a person calls the
the cal l is sent back t o the area manage ment office ... a
the mer e fact that the tenant cal ls downt ow n makes that
l in.e for eviction .
rents were n o t
c entral o ffi c e
vicious circle •••
tenant n e xt in
Mrs. Pa sc ha ll as k ed f or location o f s pe c ifi c st r eets tha~ needed
repairing t o pa ss o n t o Mr. Nix on.
Group :
" McDani el St re et .. . it is a hazard . Bas s Street . .. from Cooper to


McDani el.


Pry o r .• . Minor a St ree t to the stadium. "
In the
group' s op ini on, f o rmal complaints o n these st reet s have .prob ably
~ one in t o the wa steb a s ket . A wo man remarked tha t on the weekends ,
teenagers tear them (the roads) up .
0
3. REV o L. C. CLACK, 591 Pulliam St. SW.: He objec t s to Coll ier Street being
z o ned for commer ci a l use . Thinks it unnecessary ..• commercial district
~ready ou t t o Fulton Indust ial Boulevard . Adv ised he had been to one
zoning meeting . Said he was ma k ing a statement right then r equesting it
b e kept resident i al. To ld Dr . Willi a ms he th ou g ht they should nttend
the zoning mee t ings . Dr . Williams s k ept ic al ab o ut the effective ness of
zoning hearings.
Miss . Bullard to next speaker:
"Are you spea k ing as an individ u al?"
4 . MR . EDWI N MOODY , 24 1 Doane St . S . W. nFor once in my life ! " Said h e ag - eecJ
wit h Dr . Willi a li1S ab out zoning comm ittee .
Has sever a 1 re commend a tions
f o r Comm ission to pr esent to "city fathers" as foll o ws :
a.
"Top issue is ap poi n t ee s ... most of prob lems b loom fr o m pe o ple
app oint ed t ha t kn o w o r care very little fo r t h e p r oblems ... how c a n a well fed per so n know actually h ow a hu ngr y p erson f eels .. how can a p e r son in
a mansio n k now h ow a p e r son in a r a gged, subst a ndard house lives?
b .
" Tax dol l ars -
start to spend :fu nd to l abor where i t has been ne gl ected •.
in Mechanicsville , Summerhill , Pittsburgh .
c . "Hire us on a qualified man- to-man basis ... in the Ge or gi a State
Employment Service , it hasn't stopped ...
d. "Laws voted by legislature . . almost any tax increase is helping poverty . .
Atlanta's sewage t a x falls on the tenants • . . our representatives voted
themselves raises .. this means more tax f 6r the po o r man to pay.
I will not
vote for a single person offering f o r re - electi o n next time and I hope you
will follow the s ame example .
e.
"I will conclude with planning , z o ning and housing .. to get a house
you have to get it zoned from a to z , to get commercial you have to aet
it zoned from a to z, same for schools . .. when y o u go before the zoni;g
committee, you don't make A, you done lost out • •. these departments should
be one and a n allowance should be made for elderly homeowners ••• mernbers,
please don't ?ome out and listen and place it in file 13--come out here
and do something a bout this •• . there is a long hot summer coming ••• I got
�Page 3 o f Minut es of hlechanicsville - P~tts burgh Mee~ing , April 5 , 196 7
k i ds
in the s c hools and those t~o - for - a - qua~ter r i des c ome dear for me ...
State Ca pitol r e increase) ..• the Co~ i ssion (Publi c
Serv ic e ) wi ll h o ld a he~ring .. . the more of us get there the less chance
t hey will get to raise . . . Sommerville will get mad but I h ave got t o pay
Mr . Sommerville .
( he menti oned meeting a t
Remarked that not voting for those presently in office mi g h t let ~he n ext
o ne know n o t to vote h imself a raise.
On questioning by a reporter,
rema r k ed that the Ge o rgia State Employment Servic e s till g o es by a color
1_ ine.
.
5.
MRS . ETHEL SHAW, 592 Wh i te h all Terrace. Complained o f sur r ounding apartme nt
bu ild ings hav i ng n o janitors . "Have c alled City Ha ll fiv e times , writ t en t o
Iva n Al le n, J r . . . . the inspe c tor came o ut and went ar o u n d a nd c leaned up
o ne ti me . . . been n o o ne s ince. Don't know wh o t he landlo rd s o f buildings
are .... . . apartment t 600 1/hitehall Te rrace is ridic ul o u s. " ( _ is c u s s ion
between Mrs . Shaw and person in group re co nta c ting her ar e a bl o ck
c hai r man f o r c orre c tive action . )
6.
REP. J OHN HOOD , 124 Dis t rict, 802~- Pryor St . S . W.
I n c h eck i ng, he f o und
that mo tels are going in thi s area.
P r y o r St . area sewe r pr o blem is a
hazard .•. on a rainy day your car will a lmost dr own o u·t .
Commi ssi o n s hould
rec ommend to City Hall s ome thing be done .
Need a scho o l t o g o a long with
650 apartment units planne d for construction o n McDaniel St . Constructi o n
(of the school) has not st a rted and if it is to b e finished within the
allo tted time , they will have t o g et o n t he ball (they bein g the Bd . of
Edu c ation) to get property in this ar e a . Mr . Hood advised h e had v o ted
for salary increase.
One person reported a riv e r when it r ains on Ira Street where he
lives a nd a horr i b l e mess afte r war ds.
7.
MRS . ROSA BROWN, Cha irman of Area Block 4 2, EOA . Adressing Mr. Hood:
"The pe o p l e on Garbaldi Street have been aski n g for a light . " Cited
dange r s of d ar k a re a .
Se wer too s mall on Steve ns and Sa nders St . .. st ays
stopped up a ll the time. (Light o n Ga rib a ldi between Ba ss & Stephens.)
Mrs . Pas c hall advis e d t ha t t he cit y is b e g i nn i n g a l i ghti ng mo dernizat i o n
p l a n - asked that she be advised o f specia l places where lights ar e needed takes six to e i ght weeks bec ause the Boa rd o f Ald ermen h a s to pass a reso lutio n
f o r eac h l oc a tion.
Group : "Vle have asked for a light at Rockwe l l a n d Mc Daniel. 396 Baker i s
broke up . "
Mr . Moody speaking again asked why the pla n ners and the zoning committee
don't get together on the Model Ci t y plan - wo rk in pla ces goi ng to be wasted office building was t o be built o n Richards on and Cent ra l - neighborhood
protested - protes t ed on I - 20 .
I f c omme r cia l comes into ne i ghbo rhood, r e sidents
might as well pick up and leave .
Mrs . Paschall reported what Mr. Gladin told her about the Model
City program - the application from City of Atlanta to Federal Government is
for $500,000 to pay for a year of planning and at the end of the year would
come a grant to put the plans into effect •. if grant is approved, they will
want to meet with thG people in the community to talk about what kind of
neighb?rhood the peop~e want - the more _prepared the people are to talk about
what tney want , the s~ronger the plan will be when it gets going.
�Page 4 o f Mi nutes o f ~e c h a nic svil le - P it t s burgh Me et ing , Ap ril 5, 196 7 .
11 !\~r .
Mr . Hood sp e ak i ng a g ain:
Ezzar- d and I ar e in a p eculiar
situat ion be c a use the las t t wo meet ings I ha ve f o u nd myself with t h e
Comm i ssio n in the nei ghb o rhood i n whi c h I liv e
ancl I h ave been tr y i ng
t o ke ep up wi t h it a s muc h as p ossib l e . " Thinl~s a st r oqg or g a nizati o n wi ll
be needed i n Atla n t a i f i t g et s t he grant . Th in~s o ne a nd a h a lf million
dolla rs is a s mall sum. Mr . Bl a c k wel l a n d Mr . Th omp s o n (c o n g ress me n fro m
4 th and 5th Distri c ts ) ha v e g o t a l o t o f co r respo nd e nce a gainst it - d o ub ts
if 5 o f pres ent gro up hav e wr itten t wo co ngr ess rle n to supp o rt the pr o ject.
Need to g e t b al l r olli ng f or mo d e l c it y .
I f turne d down , wi l l a p p l y to
pri vate sourc e.
Th ink s t h e st adium has help e d south side a l ot . Regard i n g
bar e apa rtment s , t h ink s Comm ission c o u ld re commend t ha t ther e be s ome
l i a ison pers o n t o v isit apa r t me n t de velo pme nt s t o . ma k e sure pe ople eep
the m up - t hey a re unsanitary o n Commerc e Street . . . Primr ose . .. .
Jo u1 n al re p orte r asked :
"Wi th t he inte r st a te syst e m and t he s tad i u m, rt
makes slum are a s p r ime busines s site s in t h e future and i s it the Comn.iss i on ' s
obj ect i ve t o k ee p this residential ar ea - a n d k eep o ut busines s e s a ndwhat is
t he ov erall ob jec tiv e in t h is are a ? "
1
Dr . Wi lliams re f er r ed h i m t o the ordina n ce s etting up the Comm ission .
Business o f Comm i s sion is to see t ha t the re is peace and h a rmo ny in t h e
c omm un ity a nd just i ce do ne wh ere p eop l e l iv e . Moody a nd Ezzar d and ot her
people hav e s aid that the p eople i n t h e c i ty will ha ve s o mething t o s ay a b ou t
wha t ha p p ens r e t h e model c ity and we h a ve n o p ositi o n .. th e pe op l e wh o
li v e there must b e t a k e n i n to a cc o u nt •. o ur co nc e r n is what happ e ns to
pe ople .. wo u ld th at s a tis fy y o u?
Rep o rter :
The eco n o mic fa ctor s mean t hat t his wou ld be a tr e me nd o u s b us i ne s s
a rea .
Dr . Wil liams : ' ' One o f the t h i ngs wr o n g wi th thi s t o wn .. we pl a ce e co no mi c
oppor tunity bef o r e t he i n te r est o f pe o p l e .. I do n' t k n o w if he want s t h es e notes
or not bec a us e the s e a re n ' t wh at you wan t t o put i n t he ne wspap e r •.. ! am o ff e nd e d
ab o u t Amer ic a on t h i s . . America o ffend s me a t t hi s poin t .. . t hee e t hin g s matter
i~ Amei ic a •. that is pr o f i t , p r ofits and pr o per ty and then we s ay t o h ell wi th
peop l e . . we h 3 ve g ot t o cor re ct tha t . .. people h a ve b een l~v ing here for a l o ng
t ime and .. o u r ( ea rly ) past o r here had t o c a rry o n a f i ght t o k ee p p e o p le from
being evi c ted he re ... now be c ause of t h e s t adi u m we h ave c ome to se e wha t prime
property th i s . .. i s .• yo ung man , I h o pe y ou ge t a little c onv e r s i o n here and see
tha t pe o ple ar e mor e i mp or tan t than pr o pe rty .. a nd when we d o we wi ll see that
Ameri c a is a gr e a t p l ace a nd if we do n' t p eop l e ar e goi n g t o b e d oome d ••..
Ther e was a que s t i o n regard i ng whe t her or n ot t o g o a hea d and i mpr ove
p ro per t y o n Winds o r S t . Miss Bullard s ugg este d c alling City P l a nni ng Department,
Mr. Hood was c r it ical of the appli c at ion f o r t h e Mod el Cit y .
I t sh o ws on
the policy making level the mayor , two a l derme n ( Al deredge and Cook) and one
private member (busine ss c ommunity repre s enta ti v e) but no representatives from
the community. There was a consensus o f the gr o up th a t the y have representatives from the commun i ty. Disc u s s i o n reveal e d t hat a cti o n is expec te d on the
model city program in May . And that Mr . Gladin o f the Ci ty Planning Departaent
does anticipate involving the n ei ghborh o od pe o ple , Mrs . Pa sc hall pointed out,
the more organized and ready t he commu n i ty i s t h e b e t t er .
She s uggested a
�Page 5 of Minutes of Mechanicsville - Pitts b u~g:
eeting , Ap _i l 5 , 1967.
joint meeti·1g of all mod el c ~Y are a s sponsored by a ll groups and have
Gladin, Buc hanan and -'iorford coi1e t o ans we ques ti ons re h ou si ng . Ma yb e a
good idea to form a permanent joint group o rga niz a t i o n .
A woman in t h e gr oLp st ated that she had written President Johnson and
was referred to some pe ople i n
lanta who s ay it v ill be one year bef ore
the mode l city plan is e ff ective and shews u nhappy wi th just wai ting which
is wha t t h ey had been doing fo a long time . Mr . lood remarked t ha t t he
appl ication was in and the c i ty a minist rati on wa s ge tting ready and now the
people had to get i nvo l ved .
Rev . L. Te r rill: Made a plea to set up a joint meeting o f a ll groups i nvolved
in model c ity application to talk with City Plann ing Department s ta ff. Mr .
Hood adv ised that a meeting was held in Summerhil l last week and t hey bad
agreed at t ha t mee ti ng to try to arrange a joint mee ting in 3 weeks a·_d
everybody wou ld be advised . On a motion raade by Rev . Ter rill and se conded,
a resolution t hat a meetin g o f a l l t he people in Peopl-9 stown , Summerhi11,
Me chanicsville, etc ., be held in April was passed .
Mr . Moody : shouldn't s a y wha t he is trying t o tell me .• the mayor c ame out
with two meetings before wit h mo re people and said what d o you wan t? •. wh e n
t ha t thing got to Wash i ngt o n what was in there was what t h e ma yor want ed
nnd not us • • If you don't argue about it now just save y our breat h child
bec ause the may o r done got it tha~ t hick and you haven 't said the wo rd .
Before ad journi ng, Mis s Bullard expla · ned t:.e Co,nmi ssion has no p o - icy making
powers and i ts purpose is to t ake back to the c ity administ ra tion expression~
of what the groups consider t h eir problen~.
Vhen asked if t hey felt t ey
had had t he i r say , the g roup replied Yes, Yes , thank you ~
One last commen t f r o . .



. n i n g r oup re b uses coming down Wes t Ave . ue :




I think that if the tr ~2i ~ c o ld as k for more money I thin~ we could ask
for mo re transport a tion •• n
Mi s s Bu ll a rd thank ed t h e people for coming a nd told them if t hey wanted to
as k a personal question , to c ome down f ront .
The Mee t ing was adjour ned at 10 : 30 approxi ma t e ly .
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THE HONORA BLE SAM MASSELL, JR., Ea:-Offioio
Prcaidcn t, Board of Aldermen
CITY H A LL, ATLANT,1 GEORGIA sosoa
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MR . I RV I NG K . KALER ,
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MR .
MECHANI CSV ILLE - PITTSBURGH'. AR.!!.A S MEETING, WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 5, 1967 at ZION HILL BAPTI ST CHURCH, 666 Mc DANIEL ST.
T . M. ALEXANDER, Sn.
MR. R . BYRON ATTRID GE:
Miss Helen Bullar d, Chairman, c alle d the mee ting to order at
7 : 45 P . L
F o rty-s even attendance c ard s were retur ned. Members
present:
MRS. SARA BAKER
Miss H ELE N BULLARD
Mn. R. J. BUTLER
MR . ROBERT Donas


.'11R. HA)!ILTON DOUGLAS, J R,


MR.
C. G. EZZARD
Mr . Roll and Maxw ell
Dr . Sam Willi ams
Rabb i J a cob Roths child
Mr . Cl arence G. Ezzard
Mrs . Eliza C. Paschall , Ex ecutive Director
l\IosT REVERE:-D PAUL J . HALLINAN
A. rchbi.sl,op of Atlanta
MR. J OSEPH HAAS
l\fn.
A L KUETTNER
DR. ROBERT E. L EE
?11R. ROLLAND MAXWELL
?11R. F. W."PATTERSON
RABBI JA COB M. ROTHSCHILD
MR . llf.
0.
" Buzz " RYA N
Observers:
MR . JACK S ELLS


MRS. M:ARY


S TEPHE~ S
T HE REVERE:<D SAMU EL WILLIAMS
MRS . ELIZA K. PA SCH ALL,
Executive Director
Mrs . Jac o b Rothsc h ild
Mrs . Mar ilyn Baldw in
Mr . Joseph Am isano
Rep . John Ho od
Miss Bullard remar ked that the CRC was appointed by the May or and
the Board o f Aldermen to try t o help t o deal with the prob le ms o f living
together . She asked the gr oup wha t it considered No . 1 pr oblem in all
Atlanta . Group answered: "Mo ney .. money .. money . The next pr oblem :
"Clean up ... clean up. The yards, the st:teets.n Individuals spoke out
menti o ning c rime; h ousing ... n ot enough and what there is, inadequate.
At this point , Miss Bullard invit e d p eople to get up and spea k out.
1.
MR. MARVIN K o MACDOWELL, 781 Hubbard St . S . W.: Speak ing f o r SCLC,
Operation Breadbasket. They are having meetings in the d i ffe ent
neighborhoo d s, Me c hani csville, Pittsburgh , Grant Park, to get
something done regarding housing and second, the streets ... the
majority are dirt s treets which need to be paved . Said the people
will have to get up and spea k . Miss Bullard a sked if the complaint
had been made to t he city formally or informally . He s aid they
hav e been to EOA ce n ters in the neighborhoods .
2.
MR . RUDOLPH HINES , 65 Har lan Rd . S.W. : "One of the pr oblems in
At la nta is lac k of concern that the people of Atlanta have about
somebody else ... For 11 mo n ths I wa s assistant director f o r John Hope
Homes.
I know how these pe ople live .•• Hines continue d .
"I don't
represent a ny group but my concern is . • for all the Negroes in
Atlanta .•. . the evils can be pinp ointed in this one ... it is inhuman . •.
it is beyond the law .... a lady called me tonight .•. s he s aid last month
I pa id $46 rent ..• in April I pay $86 .. " On questioning from :M is s
Bullard, he said this is the wa y rents are adjusted and c omputed in
public housing ... that Mr . Satterfield and Mr . Boggs are little g o ds
in this town . He told of an inbident wh e re a per son was see n at the
car stop and since he was then presumably worki ng, his rent was
adjust e d so that he owed back rent of $490 . Mr. Hines commented
�Page 2 o f iinutes o f Mech a nicsvi lle -Pittsburgh Maet i ng , April 5, 1967
that the tenant o rga n ization wa s n ot effective since Paragraph 9 in t h e
le as e says the manger of any individual h ous ing pr o ject in Atl n t a can
e v ict any family with o ut written n otice f or the r e as on o f the eviction.
Mr s. Pa sc ha ll s id she
retr o activ e.
Mr . Hine s said
the c all is sent ba c k to t he
the mere fact t hat the tenan t
line for eviction.
und erst ood that r ea dju sted
that if a per son ca l ls the
area management o ffi ce ... a
c alls downt ow n makes that
rents were n o t
c entral office
vicious ci r cl e ...
tenant next i n
Mrs . Pa sc ha ll a s ke d f o r locati o n o f s pe ci fi c s treet s that needed
repairing to pass o n to Tu r. Nixon .
Group:
" McDanie l St r eet .. . it is a ha z ard .
Ba ss Street .•. from Cooper to
McD a n iel.
P ry o r .•. Mino ra Street to t h e stad ium . "
In the
group's opinion, f o rmal complaint s o n the se streets have probably
g one int o the wast eb a s ket .
A wo ma n remarked that on the weekends,
t ee na gers te ar them (the roads) up.
3 . REV o L. C . CLACK, 5 91 Pu lliam St . SW.: He ob jects to Collier Street being
zoned for commer c ial use . Thinks it un ne ces sary .. oc ommercial district
already out t o Fulton Industr i al Boul evard .
Adv ised he had bee n to o ne
zoning meet i ng .
Said he was maki n g a statement right then requesting it
b e kept resident i al.
To ld Dr . lfilliams he th ou g ht they sh o uld attend
the zoni ng meetings .
Dr . Williams s kept ic al ab o ut the effe c tiveness o f
zonin g he ar i ngs.
Miss . Bullard to next speaker:
"Are you s peaking as an individu a l?"
4 . MR . EDWIN MOODY, 241 Doane St . S . W.
ttFor once in my life! "
Sa i d he agreed
wit h Dr . Williams ab o ut z o ning committee .
Has several recommend ations
f o r Comm ission t o present to "city fathers" a s foll o ws :
a.
"Top iss ue is appointees ... most_ of proble ms bloom from pe o pl e
appoint e d t ha t know or care very little for the pr oblems .. . how can a we ll fed per son know a ct ually h ow a h u ngry perso n feels .. how c a n a pers on in
a mansi on kn o w how a person in a r agge d , s ubstandard house lives?
b . "Ta x dollars - start to spend fund to lab or where it ha s been neglected .•
in Me c han ics v ille, S ummerhill , Pitt sburgh.
c.
"Hire us o n a qualif ied ma n - t o -man basis .•. in the Georgia State
Employmen t Servi ce , it hasn ' t sto pped .•.
d . "Laws voted by legislature . • almos t a n y t ax incre as e is helping poverty .
Atlanta ' s sewage t ax falls on the tena nts .. . our r ep resenta ti ve s voted
themselves raises .. this me ans mor e t ax f6r the p oo r man to pay.
I will n ot
vote for a single person offering f o r re -election next time a nd I hope you
will follow the same example.
0
e.
"I will conclude with planning , zoni ng and h o us ing .. to get a house
you have to get it zoned from a to z , to get commercial you have to aet
it zoned from a to z, same for schools .. . when you go before the zoni~g
committee , you don't make A, you · done lost out .•• t hese departments should
be one and an allowance should be made f o r elderly homeowners ••• members,
please don't ?Orne out and listen and place it in file 13--come out here
and do something about this •.• there is a long hot summer coming •.. I got
�Pa ge 3 o f Mi n ut e s of Mecha n i c svi l le - Pittsbur g h Meet · ng, A· r i l 5, 1 96 7
k i d s in the s c h o ols and t h os e t vo - f o : - a - qua ··te r ri de s come dear for me ...
( he menti oned mee t i ng a t Sta t e C p it o l ~e i ncr ea se) . .. the Co~ nissi o n ( Pub l ic
Serv ic e ) wi ll h o l d a h e ar i ng .. . t he mo r e of us g e t t h er e th e less c ha n ce
they will g et to ra i s e ... Somme rv ille wi ll g et mad but I h a ve got t o pa y
Mr . Sommerville .
Remarked th a t n o t v ot ing f o r thos e p·es en t ly in of fi ce might let ~he nex t
o ne know not t o v o te hims el f a r a i s e. 0 q u e stio n i ng b y a re port er ,
r e marked that the Georg ia St a t e •mpl o yment Servi c e s t i ll g o es by a color
l i ne .
5.
rns. ETHE L SHAW , 592 Whi teha 1 1 Terrac e . Complained o f s urro u n d ing ap a rt 1r ent
b uild ings ha v i ng n o j ani t o1·s. " Hav e c all e d Ci ty Hal l fiv e ti mes, wr itt ,sm to
I v a n Al le n , Jr . . . . t h e i nspect o r c ame o ut a nd went ar o und and c leaned up
o ne ti me ... been n o o ne s i n ce . Do n't kno,i wh o t he land l o rds o f b u i dings
are . . ... . apa r tment at 600 Wh i t e hal l Te rr ace i s r id ic ul ou s. ( Di scussion
b e tween Mrs . Sha w a nd p e rson in gr o up r e co n t a c t ing h er ar ea bloc k
c hai r man f o r cor re c t i v e act io n .)
6.
RE P. J OHN HOOD , 124 Dis t ri c t , 802 ~- Pry o r St . S . W.
I n c h ec king, h e found
th a t mo tels are g o ing in thi s ar e a . P r y o r St . area s ewe r pr oblem i s a
ha z ard ... o n a rai n y d a y your c a r wi ll a l most dr own o u-t .
Commi ssion s h o uld
rec ommend t o City Hall s ome t h i ng be d o ne . Need a s c ho o l t o g o a l o n g with
650 a pa rt ment un i ts planned f o r c ons t ruc ti o n o n Mc Danie l St . Co nstruc tio n
( of t h e s c h oo l) h a s not sta r ted and i f it is t o .be finished wit h in t he
a llo tted time, they will ha v e t o g e t o n the ball (t hey b e i n g the Bd . o f
Edu c at ion ) to get pr op e r ty in this ar e a . Mr . Hood advis ed h e had v o te d
f or s a l a ry increa s e .
One pe r son r e p o r t ed a r i ve r when it r a i ns o n I ra Street where he
lives and a h o rrib l e mess a fte rward s .
7.
MRS . ROSA BRO'\lN, Chairma n o f Ar ea Block 42 , EOA . Ad r essing Ir. Ho od :
" The pe op le on Gar'..!Daldi St r eet have b e en asking f or a li gh t." Ci . . . ed
danger s o f dark a r e a .
Sew er t oo small on S te vens a nd Sa nde r s St . .. s tay s
s topped up a l l t he t ime . ( Ligh t o n Garib a ld i b et we en Ba ss & St e p h ens . )
Mrs. Pa sc ha ll a dvised t ha t the city i s beginn ing a l i ghti ng mo d ern i zat i on
p l an - as k ed t hat she b e ad vised o f s p e c ial pl a ces where lights ar e needed takes six to eigh t wee k s b e c aus e the Board o f Alde r me n ha s t o pa ss a res o luti o n
f or each loc a tion .
Gr oup : "Vle hav e a s k ed for a light at Rock Vi el l and Mc Da n ie l . 3 96 Ba k e r is
brok e up . "
Mr . Mo o dy spe ak ing a g a in a s k ed why the planners a nd t h e zon ing co~mit t ee
don ' t ~e t t oget her o n t he Model City plan - wo rk i n p l a c e s going to b e wasted offic e b uil ding was to b e bui lt on Ri c hard so n a nd Centra l - nei ghb orhood
p r otes t e d - p ro test e d on 1- 2 0.
I f comme r c ial co me s i n to neighb o rhood, resident s
mi g h t as well pi c k u p a nd lea v e.
Mrs. Pnschal l rep o r t e d what Mr . Gla d in t old her ab out t h e Mod e l
City program - the appli c ati o n fr om City of Atlanta t o Federal Gove rnment i s
for $500 , 000 to pay f o r a yea r o f pl an ni ng and a t t h e end o f t he y e ar ~ oul
come a grant to put t he p l ans i nto effect .. if g r a nt is a pp r o v e d , they wi l l
want t o meet with thG peopl e in t he co mmu nity to t a l k ab o ut wha t k i nd of
n~ i ghbfrho~d the pe o ple want - the more_p r e pa re d t h e p eople are to talk about
wnat tney want, the stronger the p l a~ wi ll b e when i t ge t s g oi ng .
�Page 4 of Minutes of Mecha nicsvill e - P itts burgh Mee ti ng , Ap ril 5, 1967 .
Mr. Hood s peaking again : HIik . Ezzard and I a Te in a p eculiar
situation because the last t wo meetings I hav e found myself wi t h t h e
commission in the nei ghb o r hood i. whi ch I live
ancl I have b een trying
to ke ep up wit h it ~s much as possib l e. Thinhs a str oqg or ganization will
be needed in Atla nta i f it gets the grant.
Thinks o ne and a half millio n
dolla s i s a small sum.
Mr . Blac kw ell and Mr . Th onpson (congress men fro m
4th and 5th Districts) have got a lot o f co r respondence aga inst it - doubts
if 5 of present group hav e wr itten two co ngr essmen t o support t h e pr oject.
Need to get b all rolli ng for mod el city.
If turned down, will apply to
private source.
Think s t he st adi um has helped south side a l ot. Regardi ng
bare apartments, think s Commission cou ld reco mmend t ha t thexe be some
li a ison person t o visit apartment d evelo pments to.make sure pe ople k eep
them up - they are unsanitary on Commerce Street ... Primrose ....
Jou:;.·na l re p orter ::isked : " Wi t h the interstate sys tern and the stadium, it
makes slum areas p r i me bu sines s sites in th e future and is it the Co~1iss i on's
obje ctive to k eep this residen tial area and kee· out businesses andvihat is
t h e overall objective i n this area?"
Dr. Wi llia ms ref erred h im to the ordina nc e setting up t he Comm ission.
Business of Commissio n is to see that ther e is pe ac e a n d harmony in the
commun i t y a nd justice d o ne where p eop le li v e.
Moody and Ezz ar.d and ot her
people h av e s aid th at the people in the c i ty wil l hav e something t o sa y about
what happens re t h e model c ity and ,1e ha ve no p osition .. the pe ople wh o
live ther e must be ta k en int o a cco unt •. o ur concern is what happens to
peop le .. wou ld that satisfy yo u ?
ep o rt er:
The e conomic fa ctor s me an that th is would b e a tre mend o u s business
area .
Dr . Wi l liams : "One o f the t~ings wrong with this town .. we pl ace economic
opportunity before the i nterest of people .. I don 't know if he wan ts these notes
o r not because these aren 't what y ou want to put in the newspaper •.. ! am offended
about America on this .. Ameri ca of fends me at this poin t ... t hee e thi ngs matter
i~ Ameiica .• that is pr o fi t, profits and property and then we say to hell with
people . . we have got t o correct that . .. people have been l ~ving here for a long
time and .. our (e arly ) pastor here had to carry on a f i ght to k ee p people from
being evicted here ... now be c ause of the stadium we have c ome t o see what prime
property this ... is .. young man , I hope you get a li t tle conversi on here and see
that people are more imp o rtant than property .. and when we do we will see that
America is a grea t place and if we d o n't people are going to be doomed .•..
There was a question regarding whether or n o t to go ahead and imp rove
property on Wind sor St. Miss Bullard suggested calling City Planning Department,
Mr . Hood was critical of the application for the Mode l City .
It sho~s on
the policy making level the mayor , two aldermen (Alderedge and Cook) a nd one
private member (business community representative) but no representatives from
the community. There was a consensus of the group that they have representatives from the community. Discussion revealed that ac tion is expected on the
model city program in May.
And that lir . Gladin of the City Planning Departoent
does anticipate involving the neighborhood people , Mrs . Paschall pointed out,
the more organized and ready the com.mun~ ty is the better.
She sugges t ed a
�Page 5 o f Winutes of ~ ec hnnic s ville - Pittsbu _gh ·1eet ing , Apr il 5 , 1967 .
jo i nt meeting of all model city a reas spo·1so~·ed by ull groups and have
Glndin , Buchanan and ~ a ff ord co~e to answer questions re housing . Ma ybe a
g ood idea to form a permanent joint grou _ orga niza tion.
A woman in the group st ated t ha t s he had written Presidenk Johnson a nd
was referred to some people in Atl an t a who say it will be one year before
the mo d e l c ity plan is effective and she wa s u nhappy with just waiting wh ich
is what the y had b ee n do ing for a l ong time o 1lr . :oo d remarked t hat the
application was in and t h e city administration was getting ready and now the
people had to get involved .
ev . L. Terrill : Made a plea to set up a joint meeting o f all groups i nvolved
in model c ity application to talk with City Planning Department st a ff.
Mr .
Hood advised that a meeting was held in Summe rhill last week and they ha d
agreed at that meeting to try t o arrange a joint meeting in 3 weeks ad
everybody wo u l d be advised .
On a motion made by Rev . Terrill and seconded ,
a resolution t hat a meeting of all t he people in Pe ople stown, Su ~IBrhill,
Mechanicsville , etc., be h eld in April was passed .
Mr . Moody: sho uldn ' t s a y what he is trying t o tell me . . the mayor came out
with t vi o meetings before with more people and s a id what d o y ou wa nt? • . i, ;he L
that thing got to Wash ing ton what was in there was what the ma yo r wanted
nnd not us • . If you don't argu e a b out it now just save y our brea t h c h ild
bec ause the mayor done got it tha~ t hic k and you haven't said the wo rd .
Be fore adj~urning, Miss Bullard exp ained t he Co,mis s ~on has no policy making
powers and i t s purpose is to t ake ba ck to t h e city admin istration expressi o ns
of wha t the g roup s consid er their pr ob lems.
Vhen as k ed if they felt t hey
had had t heir say, the group replied Yes , Yes, t hank you ~
One las -'.:; comment f ro ..1
.. .:: n i n gr oup re b uses coming down V:T
es t Avenue :
think that if the tra rsi·- c uld ask f or more money I thin~ we could ask
for mo re t ranspo r t ation • • "
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Miss Bullard thanked t he pe o p l e for coming and told t hem if t hey wanted t o
ask a pers onal question , to c ome own front .
The Mee t{ng was adjourned at 10 : 30 approximately .
�Communi ty Rela t i ons Commission
12 03 Ci ty Ha l l
Atlanta , Ge or gia
Northwe st Ar e a Ne i ghb orhood He a r i ng 2 Wed nesday 2 Apri l 19 , 1967 a t
Allen Templ e AME Ch urch , 7 :30 P. M.
Mr . Charles Hart, cha irma n of t he EOA CNAC, who had arran ged for
the meeting, had served on the Human Relations Committee appointed
by the Board of Aldermen, which pr eceded t h e Commission.
plained the formation of t h e Commission , and said it was
He . ex11
des igne.d
to find out needs and problems of the cityu .
Commission member s pres e nt - Mr . Robert Dobbs , Chairman ; Rabbi Jacob
Rothsch ild, ?-fr. Byron Attridge, Mr. R. S. Butler, and Mrs. El iza
Pascha ll , Execu ti ve Di r ector .
1.
Mr . Willia m Brown , 84 7 Ger t r ud e Pla ce.
Po l l u t ed s tream betwe en Ger trude Pl a c e, and Horte nse Place ; off e nsive
od ors, ha ve to c lose wind ows.
Had c ont ac t ed Mr. Re spress , wh o had
rep li ed t hat he needed a b ond issue f or new sewers; wrote Mayor;
Health Department s a id to write c ity; no thing done .
2.
Mrs. Gayne lle Byr d , 1894 Tremont Drive , N. W.
Street pa vi ng problems on Anderson and Simpson; Di xie Hill s Circle
too narrow ; nee d turnar ound paved; area confusing and street sign s
confusing , almost imposs i ble to give dire cti ons.
3.
Mrs. Mary Williams, 2041 Moreh ouse Drive, N. Wo, 799-8 001 0
Dixie Hills Civic Club: need cros s walk at Newb erry Chape l, a t Spe lman
and Simpson Road; need " Slow School" s ign on we s t s i d~ of Simpson Road
from Dixie Hills Circl e to protec t children goi ng to W. White School;
Parks Department promised 2 years ag o to fix Recreation Center at
Anderson Park; need police protection at Dixie Hills Plaza against
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teenagers who gang up against people trying to get through the
area.
Rothschild, etc. asked if they have tried to solve the problem;
Attridge asked if they are local teenagers; Mrs. Williams said they
don't know.
Mr . Dobbs said it t akes police 15 minutes to arrive when
they are called, "why so long?"
4.
Mr. John Howard, 2105 Baker Road.
Teenagers in park near his home throw trash in his yard; urges playlot at Baker and North Avenue.
5.
Mrs. Jud ge Barlow, 60 Edwin Place, N. W., 794-1224.
Put trash on streets, stays 2 to 3 weeks, wants schedule; teenagers
siphon gas out of car, takes police "an hour to come"; big boys at
Perry Homes run off small chi l dre n from playlots.
6.
Mr. Andr ew Hill, 1623 Westview Drive, S. W., 753-0132. Former
Manager of apartments, dismissed because he checked the buildings ;
a gents don't care, just so they get their money; people should not
be "afraid to the truth."
7.
Mr. Robert Ba ldwin , 264 Richard.s on, N. W., 794-7901.
Tur ner Hi gh PTA; unde rsta nds Turner Hi gh going on double session.
Dr. Bowen says they will k now about it.
i n t he stree t s .
This would mean 1000 child r en
Mr. Davis s a ys 330 seniors, 370 11th graders , 320
10th gr aders dismi ssed at 12; 500 8th graders, 490 9th gr a der s i n
streets un t il noon .
to do.
Teenager s d o n ot ha ve en ough construc tive t hings
3 00 girls did n ot fi ni sh at one high sch ool on double sess ion
last year because of pregnancy .
Wi th 10 p or t a ble units could av oi d
double sessions.
Mr . Dobbs said Archer will go on double session in September too .
· Rabbi Rothschild asked if there were objections to portable units.
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Group agreed would prefer p or t a ble units to double session.
8.
Mrs. D. Shaw , 2232 Verbena Street, # 10, Dixie Hills Apt.,
794-9065.
Complained of rats , has cal led Rode nt Control, still bad.
9.
Mr . Otis Montgome ry , 730 Hor t ense Place, N. W. ( Hortense
Community Club).
Steel cable tower in middle of street; city owns land, Ga. Power
owns tower, can't get anybody to t a ke it down; s ewe rage inadequa te ,
can't walk in street when it rains ; Hortense and Florence Streets
need resurfacing; dogs run loose.
(Commission member s J a ck Sells and T. M. Alexande·r arrived; a lso
Alderman Q. V. Williamson ).
10.
Mrs . Ed. W. Hal l, 1999 Baker Road, N. W. 794-3949.
Blind c urve, childre n pla ying i n streets; va cant house , yard gr own
up , a bandoned s tation wagon on Arlingt on Ci r cle; he r s on, a long with
other t eenage rs , gets out of s ch ool at 12 : 2 0 ( Fulton Hi gh), "use d t o
kn ow a c hi l d wa s out of s c h oo: when y ou saw h im in t h e s tre ets , now
you don ' t kn ow if he i s c oming or going t o s chool; n othing t o d o
but break windows .
11 .
Mrs . Daisy B . Sti nson , 2056 Arling ton Circle, N. W.
Need trees trimmed and l ight in midd l e of street, would help wome n
coming home fr om work .
12.
Mr . Sidney T . Dennis , 645 S . Evelyn Place, S . W. 794- 123 6.
Has 4 children in school, refused t o sign s chool ass i gnment form
for next year; no use for parent and child t o make request if area
Supt . and Principal can make ass ignment too late f or an appeal; should
be _notified of assignments in time· to reques t another one, not just
�sent back to present school; when school goe.s on double session
(uextended day"), should have supervised recreation program.
Mrs. English, assistant Principal at West Fulton, explained that
the school assignmen t form is part of the law; ask to return forms
as soon as possible; those requesting transfers sent to area Supt.;
if request transfer to another area, sent to Supt. of that area; notified "as soon as processed' '.
Mr. Dobbs asked if other area Supt. has authority to decide.
Williamson asked if decision may be appealed to Supt.
Mr.
Mrs. English
said she did not kn ow.
13.
Mrs. Pearlina Jone s, 1153 Wilkes Circle, N.. W., # 176.
Pipes burst on Wi lkes Circle, sewerage odor bad; need light behind
apartments; are all projects costs the same?
Prices for screen
doors vary, some $1.50, some $3.50 ; she has re ported to the manager.
Mr . At tridge asked if she was satisfied. with public h ousing?
Mrs .
Jones said she i s interested in other people, particularly older
people; is it possible to have copi es of rules and regulations?
14.
Mrs. Lewis .Johnson, 11 93 Wilkes Cir cle, # 148.
Rent has increased twice within a year; income has stayed the same.
15 .
Mrs . Margaret Phillips , 1193 Wi lkes Circle, #143, 792-8742.
Charged $12 .50 for½ a scre~n door; cashier sa id should have had
correct change f or paying rent.
16.
Mrs. Blanche Matthews, 12 75 Wilkes Circle, N. W. #81.
$~17.70 income, manager says it is $3,598; says it is "anticipated
income"-how does he know how much to anticipate?
17.
Mr. 1,!esley Jo Mapp , 1240 Wilkes Circle, N. Wo
New rent charges are more than ne makes a month, moved into public
hou~ing fairly recently; will move out as soon as he can.
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18.
Mrs. Mary E. Peek, 1165 Wilke s Cir cle, #1 64.
Husband disabled, live on social security and her salary as a
Nurse's Aide.; income same. in April as last September, rent went up.
19.
Mrs. Frankie. M. Deans 7 1207 Walden Street, #432.
As supply in school cafeteria, makes $37.50 a week.
Husband
started driving cab(?); rent increased from $37 to $80; has 2
teenage daughters.
"Go to bed early, nothing to do; if I can't
take. care. of them, I wish somebody would take them and give them
a good home."
20.
Mrs. Ernestine Price, 1056 Chivers Street, 799-8317.
Husband died; charged back rent; pre.sent rent "couldn't base it
on what she is making"; asked manager about it and he said "I
still have authority to put you out."
21.
Mr. Edward Young, 2279 Hill Street, -N. W.
Center Hill area, transition area for 2 ye.a rs; "new people but
old houses, owners are "chisleing", 3 houses in are.a were condemned,
came out and did little bit of repairs, after they were "fixed",
tenants spent "their time emptying basins when it rains."
22.
Mrs. Bobbie Mathis, 1140 Wilkes Circle, #2 04.
Rent increased, she does not understand why.
23.
Mrs. Daley, Bowen Homes.
Works at Hillhave.n Homes , had 3 different notices of income, none
of which she says is right.
24.
Mrs. Ernestine Pope, 99 Chivers Street, 3282.
Says she was charged for paper on grass; excess gas bills but she.
doesn't see how it could be. that much.
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Mr. Hart then read a long list of additional requests drawn up by residents, which he said he would turn off to the Commission office.
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�Community Relations Commission
203 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
April 25 1 1967 meeting at St. Stephens Churc h 2 on various housing
programs in area included in proposed Model Neighb or hood program .
Present:
Mr. Bob R.i.-::ha rds on , Hr. Sid Scarborough, Hr. Earl Landers
from the Stadium Authority ; Mr. Fl . O. Wofford, Chief Inspector;
Mr . J. S. Buchanan, Chief Housing Inspector; Mr. Ray Nixon, Ch ief
of Construction ; Mr. Collier Gladin, Director of Planning Department;
Mr. Les Persells, director of Urban Renewal (wh ich admi nisters re location program for city); Col. Malcom Jones, staff for Housing
Resources Commit t ee; al s o Aldermen Gregory Griggs and Hugh Pierce;
Sen. Jack Stephens, Le gislator John Hood; Commis sion members Joe
Haas, Al Keuttner, Robert Dobbs, C. G. Ezzard, Sara B~ker , Mary
Stephens, Jack Sells, Irving Kaler , and Eliza Paschall, Executive
Director.
Mr . Haas, who presided, pointed out that t he c ity officials present
were administrative officials, they do not set policy .
Stadium parking:


Mr. Richardson stated there are "no current planf:;


to acquire additional property for any purpose" ; ul tima te.ly parking
for 8000 by 1979, now have parking for more than 4000; Authority
does not possess power of eminent doma in; must be public proof of
need a nd publ ic hearing before land can be acquired; under present
plan, expansion would take place within area that would be included
if you drew a circle with a radius from the stadium to Martin and
Little Streets; he doesn't think any people will be displaced; nothing
will be done without consulting re~idents.
It was suggested that
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newspapers be asked to carry plat of area so people will know
exactly.
Model Neighborhood and Code Enforcement:
Mr. Gladin said city has
asked for U.S. grant to plan Model Neighborhood; don't expect to
hear from before June and then the planning phase will take 12
months; "continuing under normal enforcement policy until the
planning application is approved. "
Question:
"Do we have to spend $2000 on a house when we don't know
what will happen wi t hin the next 12 months?
We are living in them;
houses have been in this condition for 5 or 6 years, why do a fe.w
more months matters so much?
Mr. Wofford: stated that a nyone wh o receives notice to make repairs
from inspector can call code enforcemen t office in City Hall and
they will se nd an inspector t o go over it.
Some in the Model Neighbor-
hood area were fo und to be substandard by CIP study, house to house.
inspection in t his area; some other areas have already been designated
as urban renewal and in those requiring just those things necessary
for safety to be repaired .
- Q.
"If I spend $3500 on my house, will that be considered when the
city takes it?"
Mr . Wofford "believes repairs will be taken into
account 11 ; city gets 3 independent appraisals.
Q.
vlhy repair
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•• If you have a $3000 equ.i ty and still owe $3000,
you won't be able to get enough to buy another house. •.
Q.
What "plans" d oes the city have?
The. bank will not advance money
to repair her "home" 1 in this area-~ "because there are plans 0
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Q.
"T o what extent will residents participate in Hodel Ne igh bor-
hood?
Several stateme n ts about involvme n t through EOA centers
and Mayor' s office.
Q.
What . role have the people played?
Wa s application prepared by
professional? .
Gladin:
City is not tied d own to the proposal in the planning . appli-
cation.
Q.
"Is it possible to determine now which houses are to be t orn down
and if not, why can't you s uspend the code? "
Q.
What wi ll be the relationship between the Neighb orhood Advisc~y
Coun cil and the Policy Committee?
l,Jh o will set the standards ?
Wi ll the people be able to make some of t hese decisions? •••
Q.
Can an appeal be mad e from the building inspector's report ?
Mr. Woff ord said yes, t o the Be tte r Housing Commi ssion (City Hall ) .
Q.
Pla ns for s t r eets a nd sidewalks i n this area ? Mr. Ni x o n e xplained
that all initial sidewal k and street paving must be paid for by the
property owners.
Mr. Nixo n listed impr ovements in that area planned
fo r this yea r, b ut e rnph.n siz ed that city must work on thoroughf ares.
Reside nt s said streets in to the thoroughfares; streets t h at l e ad
i n to a nd o ut of t h e i r n eigh borh oods 11 nee d resurfacing - e.g. Vanira ;
Hay g o od , Mart i n , etc.
Q.
I s t here a ny way t o ge t bank s to b e mor e len i e nt on loans i n
the area ?
Col . Jones said banks gene ra l l y wan t a s afe ri sk; knows
of no special programs avai lab l e for re siden ts n ow.
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Was pointed out tha t insurance companie s a r e r el u c tant t o writ e
insurance on house that is less t h a n $8000 - many in this area are o
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Requests reported for:
1.
Model Neighb_orhood residen ts on policy body.
2.
Suspension of Code Enforcement until places are more
settled. ·
�Community Rela tions Commi ss ion
12 03 City Ha ll
Atlanta, Ge orgia
Perry Home s , Scot ts Cr ossing are a 2 Neighb orhood Hea rin g 2 Thursday,
May 4, 1967 at Wi l k es Chape l Church, 22 51 Perry Bou.levardo
This meeti ng was arr a nged by and he l d at the request of the residen t s
of the area.
Mr. Dobbs and Mrs. Paschall exp l ained the establishment of the Commis s ion ; ask ed fo r he lpf ul suggestio ns as well as problems.
1.
Mr s . Odessa Hil l.
Need rec r eation a r ea; sewe r s inadeq uate for all water that runs down
from J a ckson Parkwa y; area needs a Jr. Hi gh ; Archer going on d ouble
session .
2.
Mrs . Frankie Simpson , 1 721 Barrett Dr i ve 1 N. W.
Children need r ecreation are a .
159 signatures .
Copy of peti ti on to Mr. Deli us with
Randall Stre et is be comi ng a c ar dump i n t he Bolt on
Hills are a.
3.
Mr s. Mary San f ord, Pre s ident, Te na nt s Assn., Perr y Horne s .
1 000 familie s in Pe rry Homes; 67% headed by working women ; teenagers nee d places to play and s upe r vi s ion ; hav e a sked various public
age nc i e s for h e lp ; 4 000 ch i l dren - the Communi t y Center was not in
t he ori gi nal p lans a nd it is l ocated in a danger ous and inconvenient
place on (Proctor) Cree k , no bus s ervice t o it and hard fo r chi l dren
to ge t t hereo
Ne ed traffic l ight at Perry Boul evard and Ke rry Driv e;
asked Mr . Pirkle at Transit Co. ab out bus s ervi ce f n ot much help o
Basements at project could be used for recreation but no toilet
facilities.
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Commun ity Ce nter lea s ed - to YMCA , which sh ows preference
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to those who join YMCA; Te na nts Assn. buys $200 worth of memberships
but still many who can't join; women work mostly in domestic service ,
at $6.00 a day, plus carfare.
Mr. Dobbs pointed out that this area is isolated from rest of the
ci ty.
Plans to add 1500 more public housing units, but no plans
for additional school.
4.
Mrs. Olivia Pullen, 2760 Marco Drive, N. W.
Need Boys Club , YMCA , YWCA in t hat area .
Mrs. Sanford said recreation dept . is developing a ball park and
tennis courts at Gun Club Park, children can 't afford tennis rackets,
·would be better to let them play in the spac e.
5.
Rev. Dav id Mid dlebrooks, 1857 Spring Avenue, N. W. 355-6338,
Forest Grove.
Area is olated, need extended bus service , particularly
so young girls will not have to walk so far g oing home, some have
been molested .
Street paving needed - on Spring Av e nue, Francis
Avenue; sewers there but not connected.
6.
Mrs . Darthula Stanfield, 2535 Abner Pl a c e, N. W. 792-7441.
Need sewers so bad you ucan't eat y our dinner."
( Mr . Dobbs said
Proctor Creek smells so bad at times people can 7 t stay i n their house.)
Several vacant lot s - need
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no dumping" signs; old cars on Arn o and
Hollywood, told needed permit to get them moved .
New Finch School -
beautiful but no auditorium or gym , no place for meetings such as
PTA ( opened in Sept . 1966) .
7.
Mrs . Frances Strickland, 2598 Abner Place .
No place to play, vacant lots could be cleaned off.
Bus comes fast
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down street, dan gerous for ch ildren pla ying in street.
She is
sponsor for a little teenage club b u t " they have noth ing to do;
nowhere to go.n
8.
Mrs. Jes s ie Gas t on , 2330 Perry Boulevard 7 # 30 .
Lot, need equipment for c hi ldren to play; mothers will take turns
supervising.
9.
Mrs. Glayds Palme r ; Mrs. Arie Shelman 2 1818 Hollywood Rd . N. W.
Need police protection at nigh t; need play area; should close pool
room at Hollywood Plaza on Sundays.
10.
Mrs. Fra nces Gha ni , 2111 d l a riss a Drive, Apt. 621.
Need better bus service 1 need shelters for children . to wait for
bus, ha ve to sta y from school if weathe r is bad ; need ·police pa trol
at night; play area for s ma lle r child re n ; creek od or is bad.
11.
Mrs . Eddi e Lee Doz i e r , 2L~l7 Clari s sa Drive., N. W.
Pr octor Creek has od or a nd m6s qui t oes ; ' 'wen t down to City Hall a bout
sewe rs ", but nothi ng d one .
Need r e c rea ti on area - F inch Sc hool
grou nds locked a s soon as sch ool is out, would be good play are a for
ch i ldren .
12.
Mrs . Jeanet t e Trimble, 13 70 Drew Drive .
Closest libr ary on J one ~ Aven ue , need library; 24 hr . police protection ; t raffic light on Kerry a nd Drew; s peed i ng on Pe rry Boul e vard ;
could use basements f or r e c reat ion ; dangerous to ge t to Community
Center - dark , on creek ; need t o enfor c e school a tte ndance l a ws;
mor e day care cent ers.
Rev . Williams said all Negro schools are ove rc r owded ; one way to
deal with it is for "you peop le to rais e hel l about i t
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going to
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have to sustain your protest; Board of Education needs to know you
are not going to tolerate these condit ions; should fill up some of
the empty seats in other schools.





Mrs.
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we can't pay for bus service to other parts of town.
Mrs. Minnie Maid son, 2314 Ab ner Place.
Sewers inadequate since all apartments have been built; sanitary
dept. comes out once or twice a week but t hat isn 1 t enough; open
sewer at 2315 Abner Place, N. W., dangerous for children playing.
14.
Mrs. O. Wheeler, 2436 Abner Place, N. W.
·complained of discrimination against couple of Moslem religion who
answered public appea l for additional Negro adoptive parents; were
denied child because of religion; appealed to local agencies and
State Departmen t of Famili and Children Service, but no help.
~lso said dog catchers come and "take dogs out of your yard; take
the dog sleeping on front ste ps."
They said a Sinclair service
station at corner of Covington Highway near Conyers charges deposit
for bottles and then refuses to re turn deposit when bottle is returned; mentioned discrimi nation against blind; need for night
police patrols; too great a tax burden on homesteaders.
15.
Mrs. Trimble .
Trouble with public housing is with managers, not head offi ce ;
manager has last say; tenants are afraid to complain .
Mrs . Pullen:
10 years in public housing; it is a good place; rules
and regulations are given.
16.
Mrs. Don Gates
2
1488 Kerry Drive..
Usually know of charges ahead of time.
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17.
Mrs . Carrie Smith, 54 Drew Drive .
Need for recreation area.
18.
Mrs.
Reagan, Perry Homes .
When teenager g oes to work rent goes up t oo much; child has no
chanc e. to r ise.
19 .
Mrs. Ruby Hawk .
Charged for a new screen door without asking, one little. hole i n it;
d iffere nt charges f or same things; when she moved she was charged
for things that were there, but s he was told, when she asked if
they would look again, they ndon 1 t check but one time"; Wha ~ are.
plans for Summer activities for c hildren in Perry Homes ?
20.
Rev . C. A. Samples,
Westmoreland Drive .
Reminded the group of the cour t c ase re Joseph i ne Williams, to be
heard Tuesday in Superior Court .
Said city could make Model Neigh-
borhood of Rockdale urban renewal area, vacant land, demonstrate how
to buil d homes, etc.; people need to be able to get ahead before the
rent goes up.
Need informati on on U.S. program that gives Cuban
refugees $2000 loan for house, plus $25 a week while waiting for job.
Robinson School built with no playground.
21.
Mrs. RosaLee Miller 2 2416 Clarissa Drive 2 N. W.
She is paying sewer tax but no sewers connected.
�Community Relations Commission, 1203 City Hall, Atlanta Ga.
30303
NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE NO. VI
Name of Neighborhood - Pittsburg
Description of Neighborhood:
Geographic Boundaries
W - Stewart Ave.
N) Southern
S - University Ave.
E)
RR
Development Programs - Model cities
Zoning Classifications - Residential, mostly owner occupied(55%)
Condition of streets - Fair, some unpaved and narrow
Racial patterns - .Negro
Political Representation:
City Ward - 1st
Alderman - Dennis, Griggs
County - Fulton
Commissioners - Aldredge~ Mitchell _
Brown
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State
Legislative
Dist. 124
3'ate Senate District - left
Senator - Coz z ins
Representative - John Hood, 124
U.S.Congressional Dist. - 5th
G.D.Adams, 125
Bd. of Education - Ed S. Cook
Educational Services:
Atlanta Public School Area - 5
Supt. - G Y. Smith, Ele.
Public Schools i n Area - Gideon Ele., Cr ozman Ele., Pa r ks Jr. High
Closes t ones are Roosevelt High, Washington High , Price High
Vocational Schools ln Area - None
Nurseries - None
Private Schools in Area - None
Libraries in Area - None
Recreational Services:
Parks in Area - Pittma n
Rec reat iona l Ce nt ers in Ar ea - We s ley House, Frazier YMCA
Parks serving a r ea - Pittman
Soc i al Welf are Services in .Area - Pittsburg Neighborhood Cent er
Health Services i n Are - None
Business ent erp rises in Area - Gr ocery s t ores, barber s hops , wi ne
s to re s
Public Services :
Police Services - Pa t rol, det ec t i ve, juv e ni le & cri rrecars in and
out 24 hrs . daily
Fire Protection services - As all other residentia l areas
Schedule for Sanitary Collect ions - Twice weekly
Housing Inspection Schedule - Monthly
Public Transportation - Satisfactory
Civic, Political and Religiou:*organizations:
Name
Chairman
Pittsburg Civic League
Mr. Vaug han
Democratic Women's League



Approximately 14 churches, majority Baptist or Methodist




April, 1967.
�Commu nity Re la t i ons Commiss i on , 1203 Cit y Hall, Atlanta Ga.
30303
NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE NO. VII
Nrime of Neighborhood - Mechanicsville
Desc r iption of Neighborhood:
Geographic Boundaries:
Nr.r - McDnniel
E - Capitol Ave
TISouthern RR S - Universit ; Ave.
Development Programs - Model Cities
Zoning Classifications - Residential (private, apartments, little
commercinl)
Condition·s of Streets - Fair - some streets unpaved
Condition of Hous i ng - Fnir to poor
Rncial p a tterns - Negro areas
Political Representation:
City Ward - 1st
Alde r men - Dennis, Griggs
County - Fulton
Commissioner s - Aldredge , Mi tchell
Br own
State Se nate Distr i ct - le f t bla nk Stat e Le gisl a t i v e Di st. 124
Senator - Coggins
Representative Dis t. 12 4 John Hooe
U . S. Congressional Dist r ict - 5th
Bd. of Educ a tion - Ed S.
Congressma n - Thompson
Cook
Educ a tiona l Ser v i ces:
Atl a n ta Pub lic School Area - 5 Superi n te nd ent - G. Y. Smi t h
Pub lic Schools i n Area - Pr yor St . Ele., Br ya n t Ele., Cooper
St. El e .. Closest high school s are
Br own Hi gh, ~a sh ingt on Hi gh, Car ve r
High , Ce ntr al Jr. High, Parks Jr. High
Vocat i ona l Schools in Area - No ne
Nurseries - Southsi d e Da y Care Assn.
Private Schoo ls in fi. rea - No ne
Recreati onal Ser v i c es:
Parks in Area - No ne
Recreational Centers in Area - Do ell Ave. - City Rec re~tion Center
( Small Six-Room House)
Parks Serving Area (located outside area) - P ittman , Grant
Recreational Centers Serving Area - Wesle y House, YMCA
Soci ~ l Welfare Services in Area :
Summerhill - Mechanicsville Neighborhood Service Center
Health Serv ices in Area - None
Business Enterprises in Area - Small gr ocery stores, clothing
shops
Public Services:
Routine patrol (Detective, Juvenile & crime cars 24 hrs daily
Fire Protection Services - Same as all other residential areas
Schedule for Sanitar y Collection - 2 times weekly
Housing Inspection Schedule - Monthly
Public Transportation -Satisfactory
Civic, Political and Re ligious Organizations - Mechanicsville Civic
League - Mrs. L. M. Thompson
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Neighborhood Profile No. 7
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Churches and Religious Organizations:
66 McDaniel St. S. W.
1~4 7 Fo~tress ,Ave. S. ~ .
388 Glenn St. S. W.
. 236 Richardson St.
. 700 Cooper St . .
Zion Hill Baptist Church
Fortress Ave. Bapt.
Greater Mt. Calvary
New Hope Baptist
Cnlvary Temple
Resident Cont a ct Persons:
Mr. Marvin K. McDowell
Mr. Rudolph Hines
Rev. L. C. Clack
Mr. Edward Moody
Rep. John Hood
Mrs. Rosa Brown
781 Hubbard St. S. W.
JllO Edgewood Ave. N.E.
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591 Pulliam St. ~:w .
. 241
Doane
St.
S.W.
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002 2 Pryor St. S.W.


857 McDaniel St.


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�Communi ty Relntions Commission, 1203 Ci t y Hnll, Ptlnnt a Ga.
30303
NEIGHBORHOOD PROFI LE NO. VI II
Name of Neighborhood - Peoplestown
l)escriptiori of N~·ig.h borhood -
( Expressway)

E - Hill St
W - Capitol l\ve.
N - Ptla nta Ave
S - Southern R~
Developmental Progr~ms - Demonstra tion Cities (portion ,of area)
Zoni ng Classifications - 4F Private residential, zoned by apts.,
nnd commercial
Conditions of streets - Fair, very narrow, some without sidewalks
Condition of housing Deteriorating
Rncial patterns - Negro area, white areas (few tra n.s itional areas)
most segregated
Political representation:
City V!a rd - 1st
Alde r men - Griggs, Dennis
County - Fulton
Commissioners - ft ldredge,
Mitchell, B:cown
State Legislative Di st. - 12 7
State Senate District - 36
Se nator - J a ck Stephens
Representat i ve - Cox
U. S. Congressional Dist. - 4th Bd. of Education , - Dr. Ed S.
Cook
Congressman - Blackburn
Educational Services ttl a nta Publ i c School fr e a - 5 Superintendent - Dr. G. Y. Smith ·
Pub l i c schools in ar e a - No high school in are a - reside n ts
attend predomina ntly the Negro schools
throughout the city - Daniel St a nton Ele.
Nearest high schools - Roosevelt, Ca rver.
Uashington, Pr ice, Parks J r . Hi g h
Voca t i ona l schools in area - Carver - Still predomina ntly v oc a tion
but school board says is d eve lop i n g it
i nto a communi ty h igh s chool.
Nurseri e s - l eft bl a nk
Pr i vat e s chools in a r e a - None
Librar ies i n area - None
Recreati o na l Serv ice s Parks i n Area - No ne
Rec rea t i onal Centers in ~rea - None
Parks ser v i ng ar ea ( not loc a ted i n g eographic area ) - Grant Park
Re c rea t i ona l ce n ter s s e r v ing ar ea - no o ne par t i cula r ce n ter res ident s use c e n ters a l l o ver city
Social \'ielfare Services in Area - Price Neighborhood Service Center
Health Services in Prea - South Fu lton
General characteristics of business in nrea - smnll grocery stores
essentially
Public services:
Police servicePatrol, detective , juvenile and crime cars in
area 24 hrs. daily
Fire protection services - same as all residential areas
Sc~edule for snnitnry collections - twice weekly
Housing inspection schedule - monthly
Publ i c trnnsportation - nothing through community - transportation
through boundary streets only
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Civic, Political n_nd Religious Organizations:
Peoplestown Civic Lea-gue Ur. Heney_ C. Phipps, Chairman
located nt ~79 Haygood · Ave. _ S.E.
Churches and Religious Organiz~tio~s:
New Hampton Baptist
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NEWSLETTER
OF THE
W ' ,oMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1UB
1103 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30$06
J OB CONFER LNCE:
Oc t obe r 26 , 1967
10 A. M.
12 Noon
TELEPHON1i1 trll-.i4B6 EXT. 466

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4 P.M. City Hall
To hear from all the seg ments of the community concerned with employment
-- employees loo kin g fo r workers; those looking for jobs; those giving
t r aining f or jobs; employ ment service and labor repre~entatives; public
and private a gencies with employment programs. If you are interested, contact the CRC office.









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SOME FACTS ON ATLA NTA Efl,l PLOYMENT:
1.
Georgia St a te Emplo y ment Service, Atlanta offices in July had 659
job orders (described as a "slack season") and 11,324 active _applicants
(5,B47 . females).
2.
All EDA Centers referred total of 1,811 clients to Manpower counselors in July.
3.
Majority of "hardcore unemployed 11 interviewed in Labor Department
EDA Human Resources Survey, 1966 were Atlanta na tives or 10 year residents
or more.
4.
1350 At lan t a esta blishments reported to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1966 employed a total of 103 , 79B Negroes were 17% of
the total employed, 1. 8% of the total white collar workers and 4% of the
total craftsmen employed. Of the 17,641 Negroes, 5.45% were white collar,
4 .7% craftsmen.















































HOUSI NG MEETI NGS : Sec ond Friday each month, 10 A. M. City Hall of Organi' mmittees on equal
zations and agencies with programs in housing. Sub-co
housing opportunity, le gal housing problems, tenant-landlord relations,
and military housing was held on October· 13th.
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SOME FACT S ON ATLAN TA HOL SI NG: From Relocation Study of the Community
I mprovement Program (CIP) for the City.
1.
Displaced by governmen t al action, 1964 - 27 ~hites, 110B non- whites.
2.
Relocated in su bs t andard dwellings - 0 whites; non-whites 5.2%
3.
Estimated displace men t of all urban renewal families as of July,
white - 426 , · ·nan.:iwl:11te - ·: 3 ;,044 , ( 92%)
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OBSERVERS I NVITE D: Or ganizations, agencies and individuals in MetroAtlanta are invited to serve as observers at the Atlanta Community
Relations Commission regular monthly ~eeting (4th Fridays, 1:30 P.
City Hall) and any special meetings (as called) of the Commission.
Planned~ _QQi ~ scheduled: Meetings of the CRC with the Atlanta
Board of Ed ucation and t he Boa r d of the Atlanta Housing Authority,
also the Office o f Econ omic Opportunity. Dates being arranged.




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EQUAL OP PORTU NIT Y EfV1 PLOYMENT CLALlSE £JIB.. .fl.ll CONTRACTS: lrJ ill be requi red under an ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen on Septewber
18th upon the recommendatio n of the CRC, Vice-Mayor Sam Massell, the
Summi t Lead e rship Conference and others. This is required of Housing
Aut ho ri ty co n tracts, by federal regula t ions. CRC has recommended that
Sc ho o l Boa r d con t racts also require it.















































DI XIE HI LLS: Th e CRC Execu t ive Committee met at the Mayor's request
to hear fr om th e r e s iden ts of the area, following the incidents of
June 19- 21. Re port s o f t he meet i ng and follow-up reports are available
fr om CRC office.
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News
SCHOOL S : On Septembe r 14th the CRC called a sp e cial emergency meeti ng with the At l a nta Boa r d of Education, Superintendent Letson and the
representati ve s of t he At l a nta Summit Leadership Conference, to obtain
facts about the sc hool situation. (The Commission had met with Dr.
Letson : n J uly 12th an d as ked the School Board for a joint meeting to
discus s matters of policy . President Ed Cook of the School ·Board had
agreed t o s uc h a me e t i ng, but had not set a time). The School Board
had a l r eady sched uled a special meeting to discuss a disciplinary matter
f or Sept1mber 14t h. Th e Commission met and heard the grievances of
parent s and orga nizations and telegraphed another request for a joint
meetin g with the School Board, stressing the urgency of the situation.



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NE I GHBORHOOD TE AM S~ ADVISORY COUNCILS: The original 5 Teams of the
Commis s i on members t o keep in touch with specific areas have · been expa nd ed to 1 0 . T~a ms .o nd Aduisory Councils are being appointed for each.
The Team s a r e f or Ed gewood- Kirkwood; SLmmerhill-Peoplesto wn; Mechanicsville- Pit t sbu r gh ; Vine City- Lightning; Northwest-Dixie Hills; NorthwestPerry Homes Ar ea; Boulevard-Parkway; Ca pitol Avenue and Blair VillagePool e Cr eek. Any ne i ghborhood or organization can call for a meeting of
the Community Rel a t i ons Commission.
YOUT H MEETI NG: When much of t he nation was trying to keep young people
fr om me e ti ng, t he CRC voted to hold a special mee ting and invite the
yo un g peop l e o f Atla nta t o t he City Hall to give their vie ws on their
,0 1rm •pr oblems..
On Augus t 9th, mnre than 150 pac ked the Aldermanic
Chamb er a nd spoke , fro m all parts of town, The views of all of their
probl ems were pre t ty well summed up "nothing to do and nowhere to go .
YOUTH CEN TER £.QJi PI TT 5_~URGH .&.B.ll.: Inspired by what he heard at the
Youth Hear in g on Aug ust 9th, Michael Forkner of t he Pittsburgh area
weht ba c k· a nd hun t~d up a · building which could be used as a youth center.
Wit h t he he l p of t he EDA Center, community groups a nd individuals, a
place wa s located which the owner agreed to lease f or this purpose. The
Ci t y Par ks and Recreation Department is nenovating the building and will
staff it, a nd f or the f i r s t time t he young people of the Pittsburgh are~
will have a place of t heir own. Congrat ula tions to all who have worked
on thi s.















































MR. J OS EPH ~-.J YAN T: Mr. Wya nt has been appointed t o replace Mr. Al Keuttner
who r es ig ned f rom the Comm is sion when he moved to Los Angeles to join
th e s t a f f of " Pace". Mr. Keuttner's serv i ces as an original member of
t he Commi s sion wa s a ppreciated by all. Dr. f '~ veland Dennard, another
ori gi nal member of t he· Commissicin who r e s i gned l a s t · win t e:r
r
when he left At l anta to a ccept appointment by Ne w York City Mayor John
Lindsey as Depart ment Commissioner for Human Resources . Dr . Dennard na s
now Eecome Dir ector of the ne w Technical Institute of the Di s trict of
Co l umbia i n Washing t on . Our congratulations to both.
~JSSIDN MEMBER l • t!_ . ALE X,1NDER, .§.B.. attended t he VJa shington meeting
o f the new l y f ormed Ur ban Coalition , the Steerin g Committee of which
i nc ludes Mayor Al len.
COMMISSI ON CHAI RMAN I RV ING f. KALER was invited to Dallas, Te xas to _
me e t wi th t he Cit iz ens Commi ttee interested in establishing a Community
Relation s Commi ss i on.















































t:!.B2,. VE.LMA STR ODE: t-'ir s . Str ode , officer in charge of liasion with
local a ge ncies f or th e Commun i ty Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justic e , vi s ite d t he CRC at our request last month. Mrs.
Strode is the s ister of t he Reverend Homer Mc Kewen, Atlanta pastor, and
we want to thank her publ icly fo r her assistance wh i le she was here
and at other times.
�COMMWNITY RE LATIONS COMM1S5l0N
.l20J . ClTt HaLL. ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
DILEl"lr','\ ~ OF THE CITY
September, 1967
The Community Relati .__; 1::. Comm~SE",ion, since February, 1967 has. held 29
meetings and has heard from more than 350 private citizens and officials,
including the Superintendent of schools, City Director of parks and
Director of recreation, The Atlanta Housing Authority, and spokesman
fo = the Indepe~dent Food Dea lerE, The President of the Atlanta branch of
NAA CP, The Pre..,id e nc _f -z.:-u a ffj.li{Jtl!I of the SCLC. These meetings have
been wel l re ported in the press and have resulted in some changes which
were within the limits of autharity and resources of the officials.
We find, however, that ma ny wrongs are beyond the legal and financial
limits of present p~b lic 0cl icies and it is the dilemmas created by
these limitations ~b2t th~ following reports illustrate. For convenience,
they are divided in t o separ ~t e topics, but they illustrate the interplay
of each on the ~thers and again and again point up that the unit of concern is a human being.
Dilemmas iu. City Services: There is continuous call for more of all
services --- streets µoved, sidewalks paved, trash picked up, garbage
collected, police assigned to street beats, houses inspected-------.
Trash and garba ge collections -- the sanitary <lepartment is about 100
workers short. Why? Some s~y the salary scale, beginning at $276 or
1300 a month is not a drd wing card for a family man. Another difficulty
is that the pay period is ~wo weeks, (the first ch e ck sometimes takes
longer to be processed) and a head of a family looking for work often
cannot afford to wait t wo or three weeks to pay rent, buy food, clothes,
bus tokens. He does bett e r standing on the corner of Decatur street and
working by the day, doi ~0 th e same job at the same rate of pay.
Irresponsible? Shiftlesa : But would we as citizens condone the sanitary department paying hi · two weeks wages in advance? Another problem
for the sanitary depar tment is that many have listened and heeded
lectures on self-resp e ct and ambition and are not content to collect
trash as a permanent career.
fringe benefits are not mJch inducement for city employment. The city
civil service is not under social securit~, and under the city's plan
of benefits, not until an employee has worked for 10 years is his family
entitled to any pension provisions comparable to social security in case
of his death.
Another problem is the child labor laws, designed to prevent exploitation of child labor, but there are jobs which 14 to 18 year olds might
like to do as a temporary measure which they are prohibited by law
from doing.
Streets: Priority is given by the Construction Department to thorofares, but this little help to people who have few streets in their
neighborhoods that go through to those thorofares, particularly those
dependent on public transportation. How would you set priority in a
street construction program?
Sewers: The building boom of ~ihich we are all so proud has increased
the areas which are paved, which in turn has increased the need for
storm sewers to the point it is estimated that it would cost jb).Q ,QQP.,.OQ.O
to meet the needs. This is bad enough where cars drive though the water,
but, again where where there are many residents who do not have cars
and must walk to bus stops, where children must walk to school or rely
on public transportation, the problem is intensified. How should we
balance emergency and long-term systematic improvement?
Parks & Recreation: Atlanta spends about ~6 per person per year on
parks ;nd recreation, slightly lower than the Georgia State average.
Dalton, Georgia and Statesboro, Georgia spend about ~8. per person.
Parks and facilities of the city are used and enjoyed by residents of
Metropoli tan Atla nta and beyond, who contribute nothing to their cost.
A well equipped communit~ center, without the land, costs over ~1DQ,PQS!
The Decatur-DeKalb YMCA in 1960 cost a total of ~656.000 plus j S0,000
for the land. For the past 2 summers, the city has r~7e.ived additional
operating funds from OED and EDA. In both cases, the appropri..ations
were not approved until June, and people were hired to start work on
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Dilemmas
faith. Those pro yrams closed the end of August, with the opening of
school.
Given funds to spend, the Parks and Recreation department is confronted
with a choice of buying land, developing land already owned, o'r hiring
people to staff the developments. For example, to have a softball league
of neighborhood teams in a community park, instead of 1 commuhity team
as a part of a city league, requires more workers, either paid or volunteers, and in the areas that need volunteers most, there are fewer adults
with free time and enerJ y to help. Same goes for Boy Scouts, Gray Y and
the rest. Do we plan for what we can pay for? Do we count on volunteers?
Do we re-think the jobs and hire younger people, instigate training programs? Who would pay for those?
Police: Not enough police to prevent things from happening, too many
wh ~n things do happen. That's the opinion most often expressed at CRC
meetings. The success of officers assigned to the EDA Centers emphasizes
the repeated requests for "a beat policeman, a person "who will know·us".
Presently Atlanta police are assigned to large areas, to patrol in cars,
which make the force more mobile. Charges of police brutality are taken
up by the Police Committee of the Board of Aldermen, who some claim will
" naturally" support the police. But isn't it natural for a department ·
to support its own staff? And yet how does the public protect itself
against the mutual protection of mem ers of a bureauracy?, whether it
be a police force, a school staff, a public housing staff or what? On
the other hand, how can a single police officer, etc., be reassured of
lac k of rep risal i f he r a ises questions? How do we get sympathy and
understanding, pro tection and fairness on both sides?
In all these cases, money may not cure all ills, but it seems necessary
to cure any. The CRC is scheduling a meeting with the Fulton County
legislative delegation to put before them the case of the need for additional sources of revenue for the city's general operating budget.









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Dilemmas l!l Public Hou sing:
lemmas in public housing.
Four facts immediately contribute to di-
1. The Atlanta Housing Authority must obtain enough from rents
t o opera te the proj ect s . The City & U. S. Governments participate in
fihancing the building but there are no s ubsidies for operating the
projects.
2. ~ rent must be paid by every tenant. Therefore those in
need, who have no income whatsoever, cannot be served by public housing,
unde r prese nt policies.
3. Publ i c housing i s no
only s uc h resource in Atlanta
t ak es individuals for a brief
not house familie s together.
c e nt er, men to a nother.
r e s ource f or eme rgency hou s ing. The
is the Salvation Army, which houses and
time in extreme emergencies, but does
Women and c l,ildren under 12 go to one
4. Hous in g po l i cies exclude s ome in greates t need for help,
s uc h as fa mili es of prisone r s , s erving f elony sente nc e s a nd mothers
wi th illegitimate child r en under l year old.
Mi sconceptions about the s e on the part of the general public often
res ul t in c ritic i s m of the Housing Authority Staff, who must opera te
within these policie s .
Other limiting pol ic ies a r e those r equ i ring "security de posit s " a nd a
month's rent in adv ance a nd charges for repairs . Since rent is based
on fa mi ly income, increa s e in income means increase in rent. This is
pa r t icularly se l f- de f e a tin g whe n a n uw member of the family goes to
work a nd his a dded income , oft e n s ou ght to pay for educa tion or other
impro vements , res ul t s i n rent i nc reases . This refle ct s not th e opinion
of the housing staff but a publi c po l icy.
Another poli cy, whi ch is within the juris diction of the Atlanta Hous ing
Au horit , is t hat of e xc lud i ng f rom public housing fami lies of prison
inmates and women with illegit im te ch i ld ren und e r on e year old. Tha
policy does not remo ve from the c omm n ity the probl ems of j lleg i t i ma cy
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or providing decent, s anitary housing for the persons involved. It
does reflect a realistic concern for public opinion about public
housing and what the community will stand for, If we do not agree
with such restrictions on public housing, then it is up to us, the
community to have them changed. But even with restrictions, in 1966
there was a back-log of 1500 applications for public housing in Atlanta,
As of September 25, 1967 in all Atlanta Housing Authority projects
there was a totul of 17 vacancies( and these must be filled by the
proper size family for the size of the unit).
Dilemmas .i!J. Non-oublic Housing: In spite of code requirements and
inspections, in 1960, 163,405 (10% of all city housing units) were
in the slum category. In the first place, inspections are part of;
process. When inspectors find code violations, the owner is contacted
and given time (30 days? 60 days?) to make repairs. If not, the case
is rep orted to the Better Housing Commission and the Housing Court.
The owner must make repairs with a stated time or pay a fine. What is
"reasonable time to finJ a contractor, let the contract, m~ke repairs?
What protection is there against an increase in rent when repairs are
made? What protection is there as o inst eviction because of complaints?
If repairs are not made and rent is withheld, the renter can ,be evicted.
If repairs are not made and rent is paid, what protection does the renter
have? Move. "He can move" is the usual answer. There is a shortage of
low and middle cost hoLsi~g for sale and for rent in the city, and those
avail~ble to Negroes are fewer than those available overall. It costs
money to pay for moving. There are specialized restrictions on various
property. Some places won't take children, some places won't take unmarried women, some places won't take divorcees, and some places won't
take 9 children --- even for ~90.00 a month. So if you have 3 rooms
for your 9 children for ~90.00 a month, you're likely to stay there even
if they are cold and ratty. No steady job, no credit references, and
on welfare. Husband in jail. There's little choice for such families,
Race is an important factor still, no matter what the inccme. In one
part of town, apartments close to a Negro neighborhood were asked if
they would take Negroes as tenants, and none said yes.
High rents .f.9£ substandard .housin11: This often turns out to be public
housing in that the rent money in many cases comes from welfare allotments, so that we the µublic are subsidizing the slums. The Department
of Family~ Children Services, whose clients, Dany of these clients are,
cannot produce homes. The allotment for rent mµst come out of the total
family allotment, the maximum for which is J l54.00 in Georgia, regardless
of how man~ children the~e are. This is with no father at home. If he
is present, the family is not eligible for Aid to dependant children, no
matter how little he earns (unle5s he qualifies as physically disabled).
The Georgia legislature could enact l~gislation to implement the Unemployed
Parent provisions of the federal law. rhis would use primarily federal
money but would require some additi~nal and county money. The State
Board of family & Childrens Services, appointed by the Govenor, and the
legislature would have to authorize the program and appropriate the
money, which would permit men looking for work to stay at home with
their families.
The EDA has no money to pay moving costs and rent. Its resources are
limited to existing public housing and other housing for rent from
private owners.
Why are people allowed to live in these substandard houses? Aren't the
landlords and the tenants both vimlating the law? Some of the worst
areas are in that sort of limbo between planning" and "having something
done". The planning may be for urban renewal, model neighborhood, etc,,
but these are long in~olved processes, and meanwhile things are left pretty
much as they are, waiting, waiting and deteriorating.
For example, in one slum area which has been approved by the City Planning
Department and the Aldermanic Board for urban renewal, everybody is waiting now for the next phase, for the U. S, Department of HUD to approve
the actual plans, appropriate the money, etc.------ Once this has been
done, tenant-residents will receive grants for their property. So it
appears to be to their advantage to wait. The Inspection Depa-rtment
requires minimum complia nce since most of the buildings will be boug~t
by the city and demolished. But UR office in the area says the earliest
possibly for the Urban Renewal program to begin to move people out of
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these slums will be 6 months. ~o they face another winter, with
little heat, no hot wd~er, leaks, utterly miserable living conditions.
If they move now, they do it on their own------- and where are there
vacancies they can afford or where will they be accepted as tenants or
buyers (because of income, family, race, etc,) ?
Dilemmas i!l Evictions: Other families just a little higher in income
face rents higher than their incomes warrant for new, cheaply constructed,
poorly maintained apartments, where eviction is an automatic process when
rents are not paid on time. few of these units (many with hundreds of
families) have resident managers, and it is difficult to find someone to
whom to make complaints or pay back-rent, Substandard conditions and lack
of repairs are not legal gr?unds for withholding rent in Georgia. You
complain, and nothing happens except that you maybe given notice to leave.
The frustration of trying to deal with nameless, faceless landlords, often
just a street address, adds to the overall despair. It takes energy,
know-how, time and coura ge to pierce the anonymity of a corporation and
someone who can speak and is wit:ing to speak, even to listen.
Neiohborhood Stabilization: In efforts for "neighborhood stabilization",
we are confronted with more dilemma s and paradoxes; By neighborhood
stabilization we mean achieving and maintaining a via ble balance between
white and Negro residen ts . So this means i f the neighborhood is all white
or all Negro, some movi,ng sh'Juld t~ke p.}.ace, but at a certain point ( what
point?) the moving and selling f.hould,stop. How do Negroes get "started"
in a new neig hbor hood? What is the part of real estate dealers? At what
point do we e1.caurage Negroes to move in and ~Jhat point do we discourage
them? What does it take to make whites stay? (Reassurance about schools,
as much as anything, we are told.) How do we relieve pressure on the
area now "in transition"?
It is evident that any area concerned cannot "save itself". It is also
evident that it cannot be "saved" by isolated, localized action. If any
area, and in this case, southwest Atlanta, is to become and remain racially integrated, there must be choices of comp a r a ble housing values in other
areas available to Negroes, buyers and renters so they do not all end up
in one spot. There is no l aw requiring segre aation but under present
practices, Negroes are not fre~ to choose fro m the entire metro area as
whites are. They have trouule finding a real estate agent to show them
property outside pre s ent Neg ro neighborhoods. The real estate agent has
trouble getting "whi~e" property to show. The Ne s ro buyer has trouble
getting f inancing of such property. Some pre dict that open occupancy
legislation for Atlanta ¼ould scare whites to move outside of the city
li~its even faster than ~he~ are now. lJhat are the prospects of getting
open occupancy legislaticn or practices in the metro area? What short
of national legislation will help Atlanta from being a Negro city
surrounded by white suburbs? What would be t ne results if it were?
Dilemmas d!! ~ - Tr,:- in::.. Q...-2:. Emoloyment: Most discussions of urban
problems end with a st~t emen t to the effect th a t "the important thing
is jobs". Jobs keep peo ple busy. Jobs give people money. Jobs give
people stability. Jobs keep families together, Jobs give people a
stake in the community .
How does Atlanta St anc : In the first place, it must be clearly understood that there are nu new public pr~grams designed primarily to put
people to work. The new programs are designed either to train people
or to give social services, so individuals can care for children, take
jobs, etc., but once the training has been given and the social services
have been provided, the fact of whether there is a job is up to the
normal system of ongoing public and private programs which hire people.
Either private ~ndustry or ongoing public pfrograms must produce the
jobs. Many of the new public programs provide additional jobs, but
mo:.:e for professional or skilled persons than for the "jobless". EDA
cannot produce jobs, except for those employed by "the program".
The Georgia State Employment Service cannot produce jobs, There is
much talk about "job development", about the need for lowering professional standards, for giving on-the-job training, but the perso 11 ,:j
1r1ho advocate such changes seldom adopt them themseJ.ve&, ond there are
few examples of success.
How realistic are our admonitions (usually to others) to make the job
One dilemma is that ~11
f i t tt?e person who is looking for employment.
the. surveys and all comments by job counselors confirm the fact, that
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the majority of thuse lDokin a for work are female, t~e majorit~ of those
ore Negro, either ver y young with no experienc8, or 30 or 4U, with perhaps a high schocl dif)loma but no "marketable skills". On the other
hand, in sp ite of ftdcral l3WS against discrim~naticn based on sex, the
great r,1ajority of job orJer3 are for males, ma .Les 1r.ith experience and
males with skills. To what 8Xtent Negroes in Atlanta ~re denied jobs
because they 2re Ner ro " :S needs to be determined, but it is a ·f act that
a higher percc~~2 ge ~f those lookiQg for jobs Are Ne~ro, and that of
th0se rerru~s with job b , a ~igher percenta ge of whites have good jobs
(profess.i.'"r,a.:., ·1a nage ria l, e tc.). Years of discrir·j nation because of
race have r es ul~ed in Negroes being less qualified accorcing to standards
set by whites for whites. Jo we continue to apply qu~lificBtians which
exclude Ne~roes (such ~s exp8rience which they have been unable to get)
or do we hire "qualifiable" Negroes and give them a chance to qualify on
the job? The August list of vacancies for the City of Atlanta Personnel
department, for example, lists only 6 out of~ categories which require
no experiencli.
Are there enough hobs to go around? Are there more people than jobs or
mare jobs than people? The Georgie State Employment Officies in Metro
Atlanta as of July 31, 1967 had 649 job orders ("a slack season" a spokesman said). At the se~e time, there were ll,32~ "active applicants"
(5,874 female).
Negroes who are worki,g earn less than whites. When the head of the
household , ma~e er female, makes a marginal salary, teenage children,
or you,..,ger :::i,.::.l ~::.-en, must go to work to provide for themseLves and/or
to contri ~ut ~ t2 the fa mily income. An increase in adult incomes might
ease the ,~ce:i for tee:1age jobs. There are, for example, approximately
1000 fami lL£3 in one i\tlanta public housing project being supported by
women who r 2:,._t1 their families' living at domestic service, for w.hich the
average ra te is j 8.00 a day with no prospect of promotion, no future, no
fringe berLfits , lucky if social security is pa~d. Employment to a teenage member of s.Jch a family becomes a necessity unless somehow the family
income is increased. Men and women with families work for 1t.1s, the public,
at full time, per~anent jobs at the "poverty" level (e,g., maids at
Grady hospital at $1.08 an hour; male nursing assistants at $1.29 an
hour, increas.es t-Ji thin the last fe1:J years). Further increases will require increpsed public funds. Whom do we encourage to take these jobs?
Whom should we encourage to take these jobs?
Dilemmas .!!l Training: l:Jhat about taining programs? Some cost; others
pay t~ainees. Ho~ closely does tne vocational education program (as reflected in the new ~9,080,000 Atlanta Trade School) reflect present and
future job markets? All courses there do not require high school education
but they require apti tud,e tests and fees, though smell, and costs of
materials, small enough if you nav,a it, ·but t'o a family i tt:i no margin,
it might as well be ~1000.
Some training programs are sµecifically for youn.g people. The Neighborhood Youth Corps gives "training jobs" both in and oot of school,
but the record of post-NYC employment quanti)y-wise is not i~pressive.
from October 1 66 through July '67 ,. of 62,0 out-of-school NYC trainees
in Atlanta, 98 were placed in f~lltime jobs (most of which were training related). Often the job pays little more than the "training" ~id
{ i.,l. 50 an hour) • Furthermore, the trc;1ining allowclnce does not count
on family income, et~., whereas "earned income" does. (A side effect
of training allowance;;, , which give self-re-spect and dignity and independence to the young, is the resentmel"lt o.n the partof some adult y,1orkar
such as custodians and cooks at seeing an NYC trainee "earn" about as
much as they a re paid straight wages. This could de~troy rather than
strengthen a family.)
Again, the vocational education depar~ment nor the NYC can produce
permanent jobs. How realistic is the training? What about the
family? Should all young people be encouraged to work? Should all
mothers be encouraged to work ?
The MOTA programs also ha ve s uffered from lack of jobs into which
trainees could mo ve . Here race plus se x has compounded the problbm
again , with most jobs calling for ma l es with expeEience, and skills
still uncommon among IJegroes. As of August, 1967, the Atlanta office
G5£S had no f110TA training programs to which applicants coulrl ~ a<;;sioned.
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The new $4, ~70,7 93 ~ ti a ,ta Concentrated [mployment Program (ACEP)
i s ano t her opportu~it) for training, re s trictea to low-income aieas
of t he city. The first group of 252 began August 14, 1967. It is
e xpected· to enroll l UU eve r :. 2 weeks for a training period of 8 - 16
weeks, To be eligible yo~ must live in one of the 5 areas (Price,
Pittsburg, Summerhill-~echanicsville, Naih-Washington, or West·End),
b~ 16 or older a nd presently "bHlow the poverty level". 98% of the
f irst 200 are females. The living allowance for a head of · household
is ~35.QO to ~56.0U a week and for a non-~e~d of house~bld, ,20.00 a
week. Like other training programs it includes pre-voc~tiQnal, ·
ori entation, and other ~uppotting social services. · It · is ~~signed to
train for exislin~ or new j6bs, but it cann~t guaraAtee a job or
produce one,
Dilemmas i!l Education: School buildings in one part of town converted
to special programs as the school population moves out. School building s in other car ts of town i,Ji th double 'enrollment as the school population moves in. lffect on ~chool$ of zoning changes -- apartments
bring · many new children for schciol. ~umbersome and lengthy piocess of
bond issues to finance new buildings. Pre-kindergarten "he~d~tart"
prog!ams with' low pupil-teacher ratio feeding pupils into sch~ol~ with
large classes and double sessions. Double session, which ' me~n~ ½ schci61


. da'y, doing away with lunch. for . children to whom lunch is the bes
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of t~e da y a nd for many a free meal • . ½. day for some 8th graders ~n
high school ( those ·c recii ts do , no·t f,igure . _in graduation requirements),
but 13 and 14 year olds. can't work-- . it's agii~~t the law in many instances. (1.Jhe n ·s~hOo.l opened in Au;g~st · n:iorei than . 7000 pupils, all . of
whom . are Negro, . .~.e r e on what is commonly de~cr.ibe.d· as "double· ses·sion".
4ith school day -cut in h~lf, what ·does a 1st grader, 2nd grader~ 7th
grader, 8th grader, llth . gr~der -do t~e i~st of the day? There's no
room at school t~ sta~ • . There . is likely to be littl~ room at home· and
even less likely to be an adu'l t at home to supervise~ to chauffeur, to
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guide, to help wi.th studies, ..to encou:r.age:, to . li:sten.
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These ar~ some of the Dilammas of the City. We cannot hold a welfare
worker responsible for inadequate housing of welf~~e clients when we
limit her resources t o $154.00 a month. We cannot hold a public housing
manager responsible f or keeping tenan t s who cannot pay even minimum
rent whe n we do not gi ve hi m public money to operat e on. We cannot hold
t ra in i ng supervisors respons ible for lack of jobs.
Agreed w~ need new innovative programs, but programs that spend more
money, not .less and programs that provide actual economic opportunity,
i.e., jobs. A few ba sic misconceptions stand in the way of innovative
pr·o grams. One misconce ption is that our curren t social services, eve n
with the a dditional "ne w pr ograms" a re adeq ua te. A second mis conc e ~tion
is tha i whe n "even more mone y" has not s olveJ th~ . pr obl ems, that "mone y
i s not t he answer". More money may not ins ure succe sses, but th e re.~s
l ittle lik~lihood of success without it. The mosi effective ~ses of
public money ma y be deba ted but the ne eds are e normous; . widespread and
ur gent and can be met only by massive, similta neou s programs • .
Teacners , doctor s , den tis t, recr~a tion-workers , pla nn_,e rs a nd the l i ke
s pend mo ne y. If we are to ha ve . e noug h of t he kind s of s e.vices the y
· provide~ we must be pre p6reci to spend more money, mucih more. Some of
this ~ill c~eate job~ but ~~a t is not the prime purpose nor the criter ion of succe ss of .social service programs or.training programs~
The other misconce pti on i s tha t i ocia l servi~es. a ~~ ~ia iriing ~~a r a nt~~
j obs a nd i nc ome , a nd/ or guai~ntee a cc eis to c a pi t~l. ~ · Y~~ c a ~ ha ve ·
e verybody hea l t hy, a ll . t he .ba bies in a da y c are cen~ er; ~he ·would -:-b e
wo.r ke r s traied ' bu·t unless th e re is a product:i.ve job ava ilabl_e ; none· .
. of t his ~rings i n f a~ily in~ome. Anti-poverty ~rp~tam~ · toda~ train
·some people . .The y t a ke c a r e of s ome children. Tlie y tak~' some t .9 the
hospita l, tb t he employment office . But the y .do not prdd~ce jobs .·
( nor ,d o they prod uce houses ). They do not pr odu·ce ·t h~ oppor~un i ty .
to make a man , a woman , : a · youn g person se l f.:..s upportin g;· un.l ess he . is
fortunate . eno ugh to be · hired as a sta f f me mber o f on~. of t he " piograms ".
" They can ready him to ta ke adva nta ge of th,e oppor tun { ty;. bu,t .uo~il
-t he _.cn,r'Tl~unity pro~i des i t, he wi ll ha ve t o wa~~ · The r e ~~re in ·A t~:~:a
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during the month uf July n,ore than 11, DUO ~,,.,ai ting, registered far jobs
with the Employment Services.
Self-helping is not the same as self-generating. Self-help programs
require something to start with, something to help. A credit union is
not much help if each member needs to borrow fS0. 00 and can hardly put
in is.oo (if you work by the day and miss two days and don't have money
for rent and food, borrowing from a loan shark at high interest and
"service" charges may not be good businessi but what is the alternative?)
A civic association with no members who own property or have any margin
of income cannot come up with "seed money", loans or fees for technical
assistance, Indeed it is hard for them ta produce the minimum amount to
get the help necessary to apply far grants, etd,
Training, counsel, sympathy, recreation, social services all have their
places but in our money economy, none of these is a substitute for money.
Indeed a minimum income is necessary to take advantage even of "free"
services. As has bee~ said, one has to have a boot before he can have a
boot strap. Dozens of people with no beets still comes out no boot straps.
Z.ero multiplied by "infinity" is still zero.
AnQther notion which i s misleading is th2t the problems can be "taken one
at a time". Chances are a child growing up in a good house in a good
neighborhood will go to a good school and get a good job; chances are a
poor house in a poor neighborhood will go to a poor school and get a
poor job. House, school, neighbarho~d, family condit,ions, health are all
parts of a whole, and the whole is a human being.












































· The decisions which result in school and houses and jobs, or no schools
and no houses and no jobs are matters of public policy. The fact that
the decisions are complex and difficult does not alter the fact that they
must be made, and that we are all helping to make them, like it or not.
The democratic process is still the same. The burden of responsible
citizenship is not likely to become lighter,















































Detailed Reports of the meetings which have pointed up these dilemmas
provide an interesting Diary of Atlanta. These, and other information
such as questions and answers on Housing are available fEom the CRC
office.
The record from February, l96f , thr? ~gh August, 1967, is:
Neighborhood Meetings
Special
at CitySpecial
R~gular
CRC "Hearings"
Hall
[RC Meetings
CRC Meetings
Number
11
7
4
7
299
Approx Attendance
App. Spoke
1000
250
650
60
250 Vistors
1960
100
30
380
Approximately 800 requests have been processed through the office.
Detailed minutes of all meetings a nd 10 Neighborhood Profiles ha ve been
widely circula ted, plus specir.11 r e po.rts s uch a s Dixie Hills, Hous ing, e tc.
�The Community Relations Commission uf the City of Atlanta, appointed
by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, meets the 4th Friday of each month,
at 1:30 P.M., in Committee Room #2, City Hall. The public is invited
and citizens are urged to bring to the attention of the Commission
matters pertaining to its functions and duties, which outlined in the
Ordinance, include:
"To foster mutual understanding, tolerance, and ~espect among all
economic, social religious, and ethnic groups in the City.
To help make it possible for each citizen, regardless of race,
color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, to develop
his talents, and'abilities ~tnouf ~imitation.
To aid in permitting the City of Atlanta to benefit from the fullest realization of its human resources.
To investigate, discourage anci seek to prevent discriminatory
practices against any individual becau~e of race, color, creed,
religion, national origin o.r c1n,c!_:lsi:ry.
To attempt to act as conciliator in controversies involving
human relations."
In between meetin gs, individuals and groups are invited to visit or
telephone the Commission office (522-4463, Ext 433) to . report .matters
of interest and to obtain information and assistance on specific subjects.
Community Relations Commission
1203 City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Adm. Asst. to Mayor
68 Mitchell St., SW
Atlanta, Ga. JOJOJ

Non - Profit
Organization
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P A I D
Atlanta, Georgia
Permit No. 711
�Ap ril Bv 1967
The Georgi a State Advi s ory Commi ttee o~ t he U.S . Commi ss io n on Civil Righ t s
met a t 9 :30 on Saturday , Apri l 8 , i n t he Old Post- Offi ce Buildi ng .
Nine or te n
s pe ctat ors we r e pr esent wi t h f our t een me~bers of the Council s i t ti ng .
Re v . Os ca r
McCloud a ct ed as Chairman in the a bs enc e of Dr. Vivian Hende r s on, Pr es~de nt of
Cl a rk College, who was i nvestigat i ng a "s l eep out' 1 a t h is s chool.
It se lf;m.i, t b :J
s tudents of Clark College pro testi ng t he abs enc e of adequate police pro t e c ~i on
decided to sl:ep on Cla r k College's l awn 1 :3ayi ng i t wa s s a fer the r e .
First pane l:
Rev . Andrew Young--S.C. L. C. ; fil:r. Jae Hend r i cks-- Ge orgj.a Co1.rnr:::i. l
on Huma n Re l a tions ; Rev . Amos Holme s--N. A. A.C . P.; Mr s . Clayt on--- Di rector of
Hous i ng for American Fr iends Se r vic e Coiur.li ttee; Mr. Co l l i nson--[~ pl oyment, Americ an
Fri end s Se rvic e Commi tte e .
Tes ti mony--Rev. Andrew Young- - Ghet to and dens i ty a re synorwmous v there are
s epa rate application offices f or , Negro and whi te appl i ca nts f or public hous ing
i n Atlanta .
There is s ubtl e dis cri mi nat ion.
He urged fa i r hous ing and open
oc cupancy .
Te s ti mony--Mr. J oe Hendric ks --Urged true.des egr egation of public ho us i ng ,
easing of harsh regulations t ha t i mpede t he pooro
i n new hous i ng .
There is de-fa c t o s egr egation
White housing i s cheape r, in (Negr o) Col l ier Heigh ts a $20,000
home would be 816, 000 or $17 ,000 in Buc khead .
Negr oe s pay a lar ge r pro por t i on
of t heir inc ome f or rent t han whit e s.
Test i mony--Rev . Amos Holmes , Vice President, Atlan t a N. A. A. C. P . --There are
5o% of Negroes living on $3000 incomes .
t o house displa c ed Negroes.
of the land .
9, 800 housing uni t s a re ne eded by De cember
43% of the tota l populati on i s Negr o , us i ng only 2ff~
The N. A. A.C.P. has a sui t pending to withhold funds t o model c it ies
until people in affected areas are
or
there is an abse'n ce of di scrimination .
planning board and c onsulted on plans, and
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Testimony--Tfrs. Clayton- - The myt h i s be ing exploded t ha t property val11e :3
go down when Negroes move in.
lrs. Clay ton test i fied tha t i n the Cas cade (SW)
area an attempt is being made to educate and change att itud es.
She found that
the re is a dual ma rket, white realto rs, wanting to se ll only to Negroes, put
their "ans " in Negro papers.
conveni ent housing.
Jobs are limited because of failure to obtai n
Ad vocate s open hous ing , open occupancy.
Test imony- - Mr. Collinson, Re creation-- Urged open housing, open occupancy ,
Appli cants f or jobs in Doraville , Chamb l ee, e tc. have rea l difficulty get ting t o
jobs.
Planned recreat ion is difficul t because of prejud ice especial l y in swim.ming .
Rev. Andrew Young of Southern Christ i an Leader ship Conference asked t o be
heard on Model Cities he testified:
In Summe:.- Hill Model cities he co ns i dered
that there was no ciitiz ens' participation because no poli cy makers on t he board
are area pe ople .
Hi gh class mot els and hotels are replacing re s idential areas
i.e. Marriot Hotel, etc.
There should be a humane pat tern of re-location.
exists segregation by class.
model ci t ies.
There
Conc erned citizens can not get information about
221-D-3 housing should be non-profit.
Mrs. Stanley of Greater Atlanta Council . on Human Re lations--Testimony.
Urged open housing--fai r housing.
Told Decatur, Georgia story .
Decatur, Negroes are be ing driven out by urban renewal.
Said that in
In De catur and East Lake
because of realtors having sold property i n transitional areas to Negroes signs
"For Sale" are prohibited in yards.
This ·i s an area of extreme ghetto housing.
Rev. Holmes of N. A. A. C.P.--Testimony--Asked to speak agai n, urged citizen
participation at policy level by law.
An injunctive procedure see if it is di s-
criminatory.
Mr . Stanton, Housing Dept.--Testimony--One property owner tried to get easement
for sewers, una ble to get_ it to improve property because she was Negro.
time, whites in like situati ons were _able to do s o, without difficulty.
At same
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1.
Nor ths i de Drive nea r Ar den Dri ve--Hegroes own property here but the re
is concerted attempt to s queeze t hem out because it being of desirable location
f or whites.
2.
In Capi t ol Homes there i s ove r - cha r ge on rent f rom $50.00 to 370. 00 t o
$87 .00, tenant t old t hat because he di d not a ccur a tely report income, he will be
evicted in one week.
When asked about moving to another hous i ng project nearer
to his work tenant told that the only t wo ways a re phys ical condition, and s ize
of family.
Mr. Edward Moody--Mechanicsville Community leade r asked to be heard.
-Tr .
Willmore s a id that agenda was filled, but aft er much discuss ion , Mr. Moody was
given an appointment at 1:30 P. M.
Mr . Samples of the Grass Roots Counci l" als o
asked to be heard but later agreed to s ubmit hi s findings in writing for the
record.
Pa nelt
Real Esta t e
fr . Bickers ]
Mr. Callaway ]
both absent
Panel--Mrs . Marshall J. Mantler and Dr . Wi t.,_ens t ein of t he American JewL ,h
Committee .
Mrs . Mantler who is a lic ensed Atlanta realtor t es'":if".ed tlia .. J',:Jw~i
a r e excluded f rom s i x sub-divisions in Northwest Atlant a .
She said that the r e
are subtle ways of exclus ion such a s a c lub syste
i n which homes are s old in a
c ertain area t o peopl e belonging t o .the c lub.
There are restric t ive c lau;es
written into deeds .
l aw- s uits .
3.
2.
These are un- constitutional but most buyers shy away from
Another r estr iction on sal e of homes t o Jews i s a n a greement by
realtors t o a l low only ten per cent of the homes to be purchas~d by Jews .
Dr. Wittenstein-- Testimony--Most of his testimony c orroborated Mrs. Mantler's .
Dr . Cothran of the Committee asked Dr. Wittenstein what would happen if a Negro
tried to buy a home in a Jewish Community.
Drg Wittenstein had to confess that
the Jew would move out , the Jews are jqst as prejudiced as the other whites and
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did not de s ire Negro ne i ghbors .
Bot. these panelist:~ UY.'i~r::d thr t ,.:r10 Com;~:i. t
tEi i~
he l p t o esta bli s h a progr am to a l leviate the J ewish si tua tion (not hi ng was aa · d
about the Negr o one) .
Mr . Willmore of the Committee was int erested i n k:'.1.owi ng
whether any of these l oc ati ons we r e unde r F. H. A.
Tol d that they were not, (they
were all (nearly a ll) i n the luxury c lass , above F. H. A.
Mr. Wat son of t he Communicable Di seases Health Cent er --Tes timony- - He te s tified t hat no Negroes ( staff members ) have been abl e t o get homes or apartments
in the area .
Negr oes .
The r e a re apartme nts on 1orth Decatur Roa d, bu t wi ll not rent t o
M~. Wil l more sugges t ed that
situatio n and s ee what wi ll ha ppen.
tlanta Feder a l Hous i ng be a l erted t o t his
He r eminded list eners that any F.H . A. guaranteed
l oan a cc ep t ance prohibits di s cr i mination and many of the s e owners refusi ng Negr o
leases are cl early i n vio l a tion of the law, under t itle 1 , of the Civi l Ri ght s
Ac t .
Panel :
Mrs. Holloway, Mr s . Caudy, Mr . Billings l ea .
Mr s . Holl oway- -Owner i n
a changi ne ne i ghborhood- -She lives i n a Southwest Atlanta homep had di ffi cul ty
find i ng home, had a Negro realt or f i nnaly bought directly from owne r.
Trans i t i ona l
area homes a r e usua lly over-priced .
There
No contact with wlli te ne i ghbors .
we r e no ,homes f or sale except hers when she moved in; now th r ee whi te persons have
offe r ed t hei r homes f or sale .
Mrs . Caudy--Experi enc e very similar; white children s hot B. B. guns :!int o
glass door, but have ceased, one white girl tried to be f r iend l y to her daughter
and was completely ostracized by .white neighbors.
There is a new club going and
it is hopeful that some Community spirit can be developed with white neighcors.
Mr . Billings lea--A real estate broker testified that Negro real tors a:ren' t
really block-busting, they are simply trying to fill a demand of Negroes for
better housing and some times when they contact owners in neighborhood this is the
only way they can do thiso
Panel--Dr. Lee Shelton, Mr~ Haver 9 Mr . Buchwalter.
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These three peopl e were living i n a trans·t:on area i n the S. W. sec~i on .
Dr. Lee Shel ton--Negro physici an- -Te st imony---Te ~.tified h e simply wanted a
nice house wi th room enough f or hi s chi l dren, fo und it only in Wes t Nanor, Audubon
Forest in a whi te ne i ghborhood.
He has had no trouble.
Neighbors a r e f ri endly .
Hr. Haver--a public s cho ol t eacher at South- We st High, lives next door to a.
Negro.
The first ni ght the Negro es moved in he and his wife wne t over t o welcome
them, carried a pitcher of tea, said the regro nei ghbors were like them, they did
not really know ,·That to expect but they have f ound they a re so alike in so many
ways they have · become friends s ocial l y and otherwise.
Mr. Buchwalter--a l s o lives in the West Manor area .
purchase a hor;ie in a ne i ghborhood like this .
f or O.E.O. i n CAP progr am .
Dr. Shelton and
He came to Atla nta to
He has ha d no difficulty.
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Works
r. Haver said the only . regret they
have is prejudice in kee ping their boys i n Wes t Manor out of the Little League .
Of fici a l s have dropped Wes t
anor be cause of the Negro boys ~~i ng in t he League .
Recess :
Resumed a t 1:30
Edward Moody--Mechanicsvi lle community leader--T1:i·st i mony---l .
whe re color begi ns .
based progr ams.
4.
3.
2.
Righ t:3 end
City planners are not consulting people in Atl anta
Public housing i s not operated on a non- discriminatory bas i s .
This, the Advi s ory Committee, is a good example of prejudice.
They have in-
vited all these profess ors and off ic ers of organizations, but no gra s s roots
pe ople .
Panel--Mr. \falte r Scott--Dekabl e real estate broker .
1.
Mr. Sco tt said i n his native county, DeKalb, a \·Thi te realtor will not
sell a Negro property in a whit e neighborhood.
It was brought out that½ of
his business is with federally financed F.H.A. home owners that prohibits discrimination.
Mr. Scott doubts that DeKalb County would s upport open housing.
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2 : 40--Dr. Vi vi an Henderson arrived and took over the Chairmanshi p .
Panel:
Mr. Brown--Atlanta Federal Savings & Loan Assoc.p r epr esent i ng white
l endi ng a gency.
.
Test
ony--A conimi ttee member · asked Mr. Brm n what ,woul d happen if he, a Negro ~
.
.i m
.
wanted to borrow money from hi s company to buy a home _in a whi te neighborhood .
Mr . Brown repli ed that he would be relcutant to l~nd him the money be cause he would
not '\'Tant t o upset the peace -. and tranquility of t h e white cornmuni ty .
Mr s . Yancey
of the Committee told him that suppos i ng the applicant for the l oan were an old
custo~er of 20 year s had · an excellent credi t rating and could easily r epay hi s ·
company .
He
sai d he would still be r eluctant .
Dr. Henderson of the Commi ttee
then reminded Mr . Brown that this could also work against him i f the Negro Communi ty f ound out he would not lend the Negro es t he money, t hey woul d r e- a ct aga i nst
him.
Mr . Brown said in that c ase he woul d l end i t to them .
He sai d he believed
passage of open housing bill would stiffen the resistance.
Hr . Staten--Lawyer--National Bank of Georg-ia-- Testimony--Said there is no
policy of discrimination.
col or at his bank.
Mr . Wilmo r e asked i f they had any junior officers of
He admit ted they did not, said there were clerical workers .
Mr. Al Henry- -Council on Human Relations--!Iro Henry had contacted 27 realtors
from newspaper ads of property in white neighborhoods:
19 out of 27 said they would not sell to Negroes , all the houses were on loans
guaranteed by F . H. A.
F .H. A. is either a silent or active partner in discrimination.
Mr . Hartman--Deputy Director of Federal Hous-ing Authori t y--Testimony-- If
we get a complaint we will see that the guilty person is put out of the program .
Only one complaint in Georgia since 1962.
are white.
It was brought that most F.H.A. brokers
(These are authorized people dealing with lists of re-sale property
under F.H . A.)
These are called real estate management brokers.
Lists are made
up after property has been sold it does n~t give a fair chanceto any outside
sales person.
There have been s ix sales in predominantly white areas to Neg~oes .
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Mr. :Moreland Smi th--Southern Regional Counc_:1--'.P.e::itimony--Open h ou ::1i::l.f): a,:J.·,rc:i.:: at ,~d.•
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Mr. Rutledge- - NEDH- -Legisla t ion needed for Comm:L ttee a.gai ns t disc:r:i.r.:i:i. i- at:i.on
in hous i ng .
Model cities discussed:
1.
Havine; a demonstration city t at keeps people in ghetto i s not tlrn,
wisest thing .
2.
Mode l cities is not a progr am , it is a technique .
3.
Segregated hous ing i s caused by
4.
Urged real community participation.
urban r ene ·ml.
Mr. Bob 'I'hompson--Urban Development Dept .--Amidst talk of housing uni ts
being built on west s ide exclusively because there is no space, name three possible
sites:
1.
Canter bury Road--North .of Lenox Road .
2.
Railroad .Avenue--Opposite Lenox Squa re.
3.
House Road in DeKalb County; could it be leased ?
Mr . Persell, Mrs . Paschall, Mr. Cecil Al exander, Mr . Robins on
1.
Mr. Cecil Alexander--Do we ' build in t he core or where?
Difficult t o work
in DeKalb County because they have no "workable " program .
2.
Mr. Robinson--The need is for equal opportuni ty non-profi t housing .
3.
Mr s . Pas cha ll--The residents of the community' use the term "stabili za t i on"
I mean ~pen occupancy .
4.
· 5.
Mr . Persell--Need f or a total community fai r housing commission.
Information should be collected and dis::iemi nated .
6.
There should be a moderate income development office.
7.
Find houg
sand finanoa th -m.
�f OR YOUR fNfORMATION
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
1203 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Report on Meeting with Staff of Bethlehem Center (located near Carver School)
and Wesley House Centers (Southea s t and Southwest): on April 24, 1967
The staff who work with young people in these areas expressed . the
following concerns:
11
That Police don't come 11 when you call them, or take so long that
they are too late to help when they do ar r ive.
That Police need special training to handle young people,
That there should be some r e gistration and/or regulations
concerning the possession of firearms and weapons. They
spoke of increasing incidences of use of knives, etc.
That laws r e lating to the sale of whiskey to minors should be
more stringently enforced.
That no more l i quor license s be a pproved for the area close to
Bethlehem Center. They have opposed it at he a rings which they
known about, but wonder where the he a rings are advertised.
That mo re reh ab ilitative work be don e through the Juvenile Court.
Te ndency to send clients home wi t hout much work - either a tti t ud e
th a t nothing is wrong or th a t nothin g c a n be don e .
Th a t people in the nei g hborhood are afra id to report som e o f t h e
old e r yo u th, for fear of repri s als - both a dults a nd younger pe o p l e .
a r e afra id.
They h a ve ma d e v a r io u s cont a c t s with Police De pa rtm e nt, Juv e nile Court ,
etc .
Th e y are still worried a bou t wh a t th ey fee l to b e a g ro wi n g
"la wl es sness" and u s e of weapons, which they feel to be a pro b lem o f
11 Commun i t y Relation s ",
How can community protect itself a ga inst peo p l e
who in timid a te by threa ts, which a re not basis e nough for leg a l a ctio n
or people who h a ve residents scared to swear out warrant against th e m?
�OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966
1209 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90309
TELEPHONE 51!!-4463 EXT. 433
May 16 , 1967
Mr. Benny T. Smith
209 Archcrest Drive
Hapeville, G orgia
Dear Mr. Smith:
I ilffl very disappointed to learn from Mr. McEvoy
on Police Community R lations has no mo
space
participants . It wa my understanding that the
for such a person as ~e would r commend. I did
tim of r gistering was that important .
that the Conf ranc
to accomodot odditiona
space would b h ld
not re liz that the
The new director of th ACLU also will be unabl to be cco dated .
Perhap wh nth two polic offic r who will attend the Conf r nc
return· , w con join with th ACLU end oth r int rooted groups in
inviting the to
k
g ner l report of th finding of the
Conf r nc .
Siner ly,
(Mr e ) Eliza K. Pa chall
Dir ctor
Ex cutiv
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t
CCC
Hr. Irving K. Kal r
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yor Ivan All n, Jr. v
Polic Chi f H ~b rt J nkin
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The Commun i ty Re lat ions Com:11 · ss ·· on r.:c · 0·1 ":lx-:_oay , Ap::.· · - SJ , 1 9G7 i
Com.li tt ee Room .;,2 o .,, City } '"'
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rnr . Ir ving r- . Ka ·· r, Ci.1~ ..:.ri:· 3 ·:1.
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L ·s . Eliza K. Pa se a 1 , Dtecutive Di r ctor
Mr . T . M. Alexand~r


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Mrs. Sara Baker
Mr . R . J . Butler
Mr . Rob ert Dobbs
M:· . C . G. Ezz ar
Mr . Joseph Ha s
!i'Ir . Al Kuettne r
Dr . Robert E . Lee
Rabbi Jac ob Ro ths c hild
Mr . M. 0 . :Rya n
Mr . · Ja c k Sells
Mr s. Mary Stevens
Vis itors, Mr . Pnul An-t-hony , Ex cut..:. ve Di~e ctor of the Southern
~-- Ed Shu-~ ·af t oi .!es··- E::1d .
Regiona l Counci l ,
Mr . Irving Kaler , cha i- .an presiding . I:I Lautes of tl:'- I.:cn·ch 2 , r .et; ·_,J.g
were adopted as circulated . _ port of thG d Hoc Ccr,:1~, i .J.:;-·- ee .
Mr . Joseph Haas , cha irna n o f the Ad r-:cc Co11~r.-1i tte ..., repoi~·ted that the
comm1t~ee feel s ~he most e ffecti ve ;ork of t he Coa,iss ion wi_l be i n
preventive effor ts . Once a1y d isttirbance a ctually brea~s out, it i s
a police function.
If the comm itt e e is a s ked to co ...2 in and · elp, it
wo uld respond.
In the eve nt of an y disturbance the Cc~ui·tee ~o~ld be
convened and wo uld be expanded to include the Teat from t he ar a in
question. Othe r memb ers of the ComE1i ttee are ,. a bi Jacoo R.ot _1schild ,
Archbishop Paul I-Ial linan, Rev. Samue l Hilliams and }.Ir. :i:obe1·t Dobbs .
Mr . Kale r called on c hair~en of the Neighbor~ood ?ea~s "o = r e or ts
as iollO\vS:
Mrs . Stephens, Edpewood-Kirkwood :
Report nttache •
r.::::-. C. G. Ezzard, Summeriiill Peoolestoym : Reported t~_2 t ·..aj o:·i ty of
problems brought up at meet ing on Mar c h 2 3 concerned street, etc. and
housing , includi ng code enforcement , st adiuc par~ing and mod el neigh borh ood program .
He then called on hlr . Eaas, a membe· of ~he Team, to
reo ort on the meating on Housing on April 25 .
Kr. ~aa s reported that at the meeting several serious p~obleas Dere
brc~zht out - lending agencies are reluctant to len in k" . is area
because of uncertainties; insurance co~panies will not insure 2 house
under $8,000; individuals are told by the Inspection D2part~ent to mn:e
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Ne\'iSp ~pers pr int pL... tt o:.i: .:odc l E2 i ghbo1·.wod -:- rcn s .
City co nsider neighb or: ood off ic e~ w~c· e cit~zc us c& n rnn Ke c onpla i n~s
a b out inspec ti on notic e s, e ~c. It is hard to ~et o~f
worh in
t ime to g et to Ci°t'tJ rall ,
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would make i t easier and sho 'i t h~ t th0 cit·, ca ed
-:. ::! ~C · --s it
easie r.
Board of Alder~en s houl d be as.ed to rev·a ~ poli J ies to ~ ~e s ur e
t ha t there i s k h e leas~ dif 0 iculty i o~ peop _e in this a-e • There
must be as s u:-cance t ha t if the p L,nn i nG; g·· z.rrt ::.s given f a_ ;... 1e ,:ode
Neighborhood Pr o ira n., befo1·e t h e f i r-al prog; ' aE is adopted there '.'till
be publ ic hear i ngs and those in the area s ~i l l be allowed
part i-


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cipate .
At the Apr il 2 5 r.1eeting , M1· . .icha rd s n oi t.1e St;::aiurn Aut h or· ty said
t h at they must add 3 ,8 0 parki1 g spac es b y 1 9 7 9, l:,u·i: t '..:.:::. t t l:cy .,ave no
power of condemnation .
The re is a d iff e1·e ce of 9 Pii. · on bout ·,_r;~ et ~ e mo re parking should g o up or out o
City services s hould b e k ept at absolute op timum in ~his are .
-liss He len Bu lla : d , Me c hanc isvj_ I:!. 0 , - ::;i:!_t tsb:1::'.'11 : 16 pa~e repo··t on t he
meeting ; most anxiety a b o· ~ J o ' el F eig~b or h ood a~d p o~icie s about public
h ousing, partic ularly t ~e one .ont h l e ~se a nd ab i!i ty o 1 Lanager to evict
witho ut giving reaso n .
hliss Bu lard 1oted t~a t th i s is ~0 1 be i ng litigated.
Mr . T . M. Al exander, Vine City- ightnLng : ··t ~sj been i~porJa 1t at Zearing
to est ab lish fact tha t tl.le Conrnittee h 2d not come to cove_ up f o:r the cit y .
There is a :fe'e li n:;; that tha e is a po icy of 11 p 1·otective cus todyn given
to slumlords .
In the Vine City area , where t here are ~a ny t en~n~ occ up i ed
h ouses, complaints are about la c k o f code enfo~c mant, ~ier e2s ~n a~eas
of home ow n erships there are comp laints about too str i n~ent code enforceaant
It should be determined if there are two standards of ins pection and
enforcement . Complaints about public housing , of 1ot be ing 1p to standard
and the power and manner o f the manager.
The ac~ion o f t h Board of
Education i n the school site selection ~ives v ~~idity to the contention o f
protective t reatme nt o f slur:1lords .
Need more j o· opportunities .
T'1is is
fertile · grou~d for those who would · c reate te nsion o
Mr . :~ober t Dobbs, Northwest Area : T~lis mee t ine; was 8 r1·"'n 6 ed by the EOA
committees for that area and E:;..· . Dobbs said they s:_01.:-' be c oi::11 ended for
the fine way in wh ic h tLey planned t he mee ting .
The:e ·;-ier-2 two ( 2) basic
issues - the extended day in t he schools and pLblic. usi,g policies .
The ext ended school da y will be h ard not only for the c hi d ~en but on
working parents.
Those present stated t ha t they would ~uch prefer or t ab le units at the scho ols with a full day t han double sess · ou with
presc~t facilities .
The .. ,onthly lease, t he annual income rev iew ~ and the dispa:ity between
chaT~es at the v arious projects are primary. concerns of public ·.ousing
tenants .
Rabbi Rothschild , a aember of the Tea1 said there ~ere complaints
abo2t the school transfer method j that by t he time notice t hat transfer
req~cst cannot be approved is received , it is too late to ~ake another
request.
He was ~impressed with the reasonableness of t·1e people in
reg&rd to schools, they made the ~equest that if t~e school condit:ous
req~ ire double session , supervised recreation should be a vailable ; used
!
0
cc able to tell when children
were
seen walking the streets that they
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v.
t he r;ay to o:.. :::1·or.1 ,::;c.1001 . "
Mr . Kaler then asked for action o n t~e following recommendations, e a c h
of which was adopted:
1.
It should be s uggested L,O LJ:1° . \:01 -~o:;:- d , Di:i.:ec·~o:;::· of "'.:h - ""r~s ·)e c.,_ io 1.1
Depa rtment, tlrn t -'-here · e es tab · 3"wcl - i·t~1e::.~ n2ic;.1b or:10od of :.'::'ic s
o r a schedu e si::1 il~r ·'" o voti·1~ _·ezis"',.; Tn -~ion sc'12 ~ule) vi ·.eTeby
questions can be brought after t 1e regular office hours . Llr .
Wofford and ot hers attending the :ryril meeti.g s~ould receive
e xpressions o f appreciation f o r their willingness to attend.
2.
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In schedul ine; Cor.:.r,1 ·· ssion meetings 'i · ·'·i.·1 d8LX.1--'.:: :·,1cnt and agency :.eads,
the fi rst one should be on manaGement - ten&nt relations in public
housing .
(M- s. Stephens emphas i z e d t he differe .ce between the cooperation of the tw o tenant selection off:c e s. Ne ed t o find out if
there are diffe:rent standards of i ,s nectio·· for different arens
was n oted ).
3.
Second meeting to b e with Board o f Educ ati o n representative; third
Inspection and Code Enf o - ceme~t.
4.
Board of Education to be called o_ t o see t ~~ t p ~ovisions are mad
f or recreation at extended sess ·· o. sc h oo ls , co rm unicatio-ri to be
ca rried to Superintendent's of"ice oy z corara ittee ~ron Cor~issiono
5.
Residents of the area be included in po icy ~a~ing b o ,y for ~odel
Neighbor hood program .
6.
Commission should point out any discrep~ncies in se?vices in the
several areas.
Mr. Ezzard pointed out that t here are compl a: ~ts 2bo 1 t ~aings ot her
tha n inspection. hlr . Kaler suggested that the Con~u~ity ~elat ions
Commission and the l\Iayor 's office might ri o:;._·k o ut 2 j o :::.. n t pr o gram .
The matter of duplicating EOA services was br o uG,_t u~) .
~-~r. Dobbs,
a member of the EOA Boa rd, said it may or ·,iay not; it woul de end on
how it was wo~k~d - out
nass Bullard moved tha t a ·1ight meeting of t he full co .._nission be
c alled to assemble the Commission's recommendat ions to the Board of
Aldermen . Passed .
Mr . Kaler c alle d on Mr. Ed Shukraft, who had requested ti·:1e to spealc
about conditions in West End . He s aid they need new h o· sing, new
developraent in the area , which provides an -opport· nity to set a fine
example of people living together .
Mr. Kaler called on Mr . Paul Anthony, Executive Director of tl..c
Southern Regional Counci l , whom he had invited to speal;;: 0 ·1 the role
of the Commission, etc •• Mr o Antho ny emphasized the communic 2tion
function of the Comnission; the need for coordina tion of the Commission's
activities through the staff ; thi importance of keeping an attitude of
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agreement amo ng L:.c r.1e,:1be:. s of t:1e Con;;:~ss iOi.1. ~:e cor.1::-•lir..2 _tee} t he
Commission 0 11 hav .:.n;- c;ott e n ofi -·- o 8 r · go:-::-oi.lS s··-2 :.:· t ; ci ·:;:, .j ;:is ·c::e
most i mport and duties as folloDs - ~elJ t~e Joor Dn d d is adva~ta ged ,
encourage se 1se of self- help ; i 1lter pre ··- fo n nd c Jncate r!l1it e middle
cla ss about problems. n en nsh:d ;:i b 01r i:; 11 s m:L1er t roubl0 11 , he s a i d t h ere
is a small gr oup of p eep e in ~lmost every ci ty who wo u ld wclco~e
vi olence, but we must all wo _· ,;: o n ·n · eve1 t · vc ,1eas ur0s .
There was additional discussion ab o ut Pes t E,-::.u .
.~r . Tom ~:;:ma :rd, editoI'
o f The We e kl y Star , sai peo~ le are gettin g ·1scour&~ed, signs of interest
from the larger corn,unity would h elp , als o iu Qor ma~ion D)out ~~at is go ing
on o ut t here i n the metro press wo uld hel~ .
Jrs . p 3sc :2 - 1 re~ort ed on
several meetings with t est Ed r eside n ts .and ·eal estate re pres e ntatives.
Mr. Butler said would help to ,rge t ~he U:. b a n Ran Gal prog ram off the
gr ound . " Mr . Kaler p oi nted o ut t i e Commission c annot deal wit h the
economic fa c tors o f new b·· s iness , etc. 1E:r . O;{nai·d sa icJ t her e is nnot hing
special the Commission c an d o. Seve ·211 1. ont hs ago h e Vi ent to r.1et1·0p olit an papers and urged repof t b ut t ~ey would n ot do it . r ews cedia
must report it •• unt o residents to vio:r·-: o ut i ndiv id ual relat · ons ' _ipso"
Mr . Kuettner mo ved t :.at a committee o e ap~6intecJ t o work with residents.
Passe d.
The Cha i rman appoi.ted the following :
Mr . n. J . Butler, c_airnan
Illr . Al Kuett ne :
Dr . Robert E o Lee
Mr . Clarenc e G. Ezzard
Miss 1·e1en Bull ard
Mr . Ha as noted that o ne solution to t he proolens of this area is to o p e n
up other areas .
Th e meeting was ad journed at 4 : 00 p . m.
~espectfully su-~itted,
(Mrs . ) Fred J . P tterson
( In the absence of ~rs . Patterson
the minutes wefre tal en by the
Executive Director . )
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i"ncilitic.:;, t~ . :::..cr Giir oet-
The proble'1".S related indllde the need for rec, oatio
lighting and resurfaci ng, pol i ce protection,. rubbis.. collection., co o nfo cJ2~nt
a.11d low coot housing.
SevercJl p- rrons <>poke of the problem e!lcou.ntered by U:. ir
area being in the City of .Atlanta., yet in D kalb County.
Hr .. Dou~lan., on behalf of the Co;ll!ll.,sion prol:lised our h lp in referring these
co::iplainta to the proper city depart.!l~nt.
Mrs. Ba!-:er sueE;ested thnt the telll.l ta ~e a gddcd tour of tl:e ar-so. .
the civic leaders present offerred
mll be worked out later~ -zhcnever
to work up
mi itinerary ..
S ieral of'
Plans for this
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e can determine a ::mtu.:ill7 convenient tir.:e,.
¥.r. Ezzard spoke to the group asro? bled on t.ryinr; to esta l:!.sh good reln.tio "hips
with the white
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told of the work t.be.t hnd been dooo in his own cor;,:,rmnity in this lineo .. .
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comprehension on what_!! e.nd is not city respon~ibility and lac~ of know-hew as
to -what city depart?r.ent to contact -whe:i-e or the need for city ucrvices erises.
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see here n ooed for our services in better infornrl.nb and clem-ing up this 1.:onf 1sion.
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COMMUNITY RELAT I ONS COMMISS ION
1203 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Report on Meeting with Staff of Bethle hem Ce nter (located near Carver School)
and Wesley House Centers (Southea s t and Southwest): on April 24, 1967
The sta f f who work with young people in these areas expressed the
following conce r ns:
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That Police don I t come" when you call them , or take so l _ong that
they are too late to help wh e n they do a r r ive.
Th a t Police need special training to h a ndle young people.
Th a t there s hould be some r e gis tra tion a nd/o r re g ulat i o ns
concerning the possession of firearms and weapons. They
spoke' of increasing inc i dences of use of knives' etc.
That laws r e lating to the sale of whiskey to minors should be
mo re stri n g ently enforced.
Th at n o more l i quor licen ses b e appro v e d f o r t he area c lo se t o
Bethlehem Center. They h a ve opposed it at hearings wh ich they
known about, but wonder wher e the he a rin g s a re advertised.
Th at more r e ha bili ta tiv e wo r k b e do ne th r o u g h t he Ju ven i le Co u r t .
Te n den c y to se nd clie n ts home wi t ho u t muc h wo r k - either at ti t ude
that n ot h i n g is wrong o r tha t n ot h i n g c a n b e d one .
That peop le in the nei g hborhood are afr aid to report some of t h e
old er yo u t h , , fo r fea r o f r ep ri sa ls - bo t h adults a nd yo un g e r p e ople .
a r e a f ra i d .
Th ey ha v e ma de v a rio u s cont act s with Pol ice Depa rt me n t, Juv e nile Court,
etc .
They are still worried a bout wha t th ey fee l to be a gro wing
"law l es sness" and u se of weapons, wh ich they fee l to be a problem of
" Co mmu n i t y Rela tio n s", Ho w c a n commun i ty p rotec t its elf against peop l e
who i n t im i d ate b y t hreats, which are not ba sis e nou g h fo r l ega l action
or pe o ple who h a v e reside n t s scared t o swea r out warra n t agai n st them?
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TELEPHONE 5!!-4463 EXT. 433
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r .• Herbert Jenki ns
Chief of Police
165 Decatur Street , S . E~
Atlant ,. Georgia
Der Chief J enkins :
I hesit te even to repo t to you~ situation of which I m
sure you are well aware . I do feel nn oblig3 t ion , ho· ver ,
to have it on the record th tat each Neighborhood Hearing
which we have 1eld , there have been requests for incre sed
police prot ction . The co™ion complaint is , when police i s
needed , by the timo the call is put in and tho police arrives
it is almost too late to do any good . Ther
ere also gener 1
statements about the need for regul r patroling throu bout t h
night .
lam ware of the gre t shortage of personnel in the Police
Dep rtment , but I felt sure that you ould w nt to have tbi
report d to you .
The res in which we h ve.hald meetings includes , Edg wood ,
Kirkw od , um erbill ;
oplesto n ; Vine City , Li btning ,
eeh nicsville ., Pittsburgh , Dixie Hills , Bolton Bills , P rr
Ho es , Scott C ossing , C nter Hill , Corey P rk , Grov
rk ,
Bo en Ho
s , Hunter 11111 , Almond Park ,
nd Simpson-Troy Str
t.
W ould be gl d to provide you with the namos of th individu 1
r sidents who presented these requests if this vould b of ny
b"elp to you .
inc roly ,
( rs ,) Eliz
K.
xecutive Dir ctor
KP :
co ~ : yor Ivan All n /
Mr . Irving K. Kaler , Ch ir
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Mr .
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1f03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
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lay 11 , 1967
anger
Hof 'br u Restaurant
2581 Piedmont Rod
Atl nt , Georgia
Dear Sir :
~h s b en reported to this office th t sever 1 Negroes who
went to your rest ur nt last eek
s denied service bee use
of r ce . I t lephoned the Bof _'br u Tuesd y around noon nd
eked to peak to the person in ch rge , I did not get his n me .
hen I report d this incident , I w s told "yes , th tis right
we do not serve Negroes" .
en I tried to continu the conversation , I
s told "I h ven ' t tie tot lk bout this" .
eh v check d ith the office of tb u • • District Attorney
nd it h s been confir ed that such o refu al of service would
constitute
viol tion of the Civil Right
ct.
e c 11 this to your attention in the hops th t no on in the
futur would be r fused s rvic in viol tion of th Civil Rights
Act , with its ccompanying unpleas ntn ss .
Slncer ly ,
( rs.) Eliz K.
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x cutiv Director
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F d r 1 Bur au of Inv tig tion
Mayor l v n Allen ~
Chi f
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Mr. Irving K. X 1 r
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OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1966
1£03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
TELEPHONE 511-4,l63 EXT. 433
ay 9 , 1967
r . Sterrs Johnson
For the past to years or s0 0 I have been familiar 1th r . Sterrs
Johnson ' s efforts to obtain employment in the Civil Defense OJ;'ganization
of Met ropol i t an Atl anta . When I orked as
ecut ive Direct or of the
Council on Human Relations of Greater Atlanta , r . Johnson asked for our
assistance . Mr . Johnson ha ~ documen s from his Commanding Officers in
the Army Reserves attesting to his training and experiences in Civil
Defense , and recommending him highly for work in this area .
Mr . Johnson states that upon his early reques t s bout e ployment
hews not notified th t such ppl i c tions should b sub itted to th
St te Merit System, he then took the Merit System ex min tion nd passed
it . He th n preced d 1th the hel p of the Council office to cont ct ,
in turn t he Dep rtment of the N vy , Equ 1 Opportunit y tl nta , the
Dep rt ent of Defense , the qu 1 Employment Opportunity Co ission and
the city of Atl nt • He · s tol d in ach case th t the gency involved
did not h v jurisdiction over this . Th Dep rtment of Defense ckno led
that the Atl nt Metropolit n Civil Def nse Org niz tion r c iv s
Fed r 1 on y , but dvis d him that e ployment is through the St te
M rit yst m, which put hi b c
here be st rtod .
the St t M rit Sy t m r 1st r had xpir d nd it
r . Johnson tot ke the ex in tion gin .
ving
und r consid r bl
about this
tter , llr .
Johnson did not p s the ex ination th t ti
but shortly th r ft r
took it ag in nd did pass it . (Mr . Johnson point out th t th r
ppears
to be no N gro x min r
t th
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orit Syst m and th th kno
of
no way to find out if t he r ports o f th
x in rs r
ithout pr judic)
In Febru ry upon the
tablish ent of this Co 1ss1on, r . Johnson
gin a k d for h lp in hi effort to oot in
plo ent in th Civil
Def n
Org niz tion . Gen r 1 Wood rd
ur d us th t
ploye
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1 cted ithout r gard to rac
ltbough w kno of no
ro
ploy s
in th prof
ion 1 or oftic st ff of th c ntral Civil Def
Organi•
zation .
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�OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1968
1209 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 90303
TELEPHONE 5U-4,f63 EXT. 433
MR. IRVING K. KALER, Chairman.
THE HON ORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR.,
Ex-Officio
President , Board of Aldermen.
Ma y 5, 1967
COMMISSION MEMBERS
MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR.
MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE
MRS. SARA B AKER
MIS S HELEN BULLARD
MR. R. J. BUTLER
MR. ROBERT DOBBS
MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR.
MR. C. G. EZZARD
MOS T REVEREND PAUL J . HALLINAN
A r chbishop of Atlanta
MR. J OSEPH HAAS
MR. AL KUETTNER
DR. ROBERT E . L EE
MR. ROLLA ND M AXWELL
MR. F . W .' PATTERSON
Ma y o r Iva n Allen, Jr.
Ci ty o f Atl a nta
Ci ty Ha ll
At l a n ta , Ge o rg i a
RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD
MR. M.
0. "Buzz" RYAN
MR. JACK SELLS
Dear Mayor Allen:
MRS. MARY STEPHENS
THE REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS
MRS . ELIZA K. PASCHALL,
Executive Director
Mr . I rvi n g K. Ka l er , c h a i r ma n o f the Communi ty Rel at ions Comm i ss ion
has asked me t o write on be h a l f o f t h e Commission t o accept th e
resoluti o n c o ncerning the "H ebrew Benevol ent Congregatio n Award ",
and t o express a p preciation f o r t he op p o rt unity t o act on b ehal f
o f t he ci ty .
Th e chairman will name a c ommi ttee t o wo rk o ut pla n s f o r i mplement i ng
the res olu t ion , and I a m s u re th o se p ers on s wil l be i n t ou ch wit h you
as s o on as t h ey are named .
S in cerel y ,
~M(!}~/~-K. ~~l
Exec u tive Director
EKP/mt
cc:
Mr. I rv i ng K. Ka l er
�OMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1988
1f03 CITY HALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303
MR.
IRVING
K.
KALER,
TELEPHONE 5U-U83 EXT. 433
Chairman
THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR.,
Ex-Officio
President, Boa.rd of Aldermen
May 4, 1967
COMMISSION MEMBERS
MR.
T. M. ALEXANDER, SR.
MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE
MRS. SARA BAKER
MISS HELEN BULLARD
MR. R. J. BUTLER
MR. ROBERT DOBBS
MR. HAMILTON DOUGLAS, JR,
MR. C. G. EZZARD
MOS T REVEREND PAUL J. HALLINAN
Archbishop of Atlanta,
MR. JOS EPH HAAS
MR.
AL
KUETTNER
DR. ROBERT E . LEE
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
MR. ROLLAND MAXWELL
Mn. F . W.'PATTERSON
RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD
Mn. M.
Dear May or Allen:
0. "Buzz" RYAN
MR. JACK SELLS
MRS. MARY STEPHENS
THE REVEREND SAMUEL WILLIAMS
K. p ASCHALL,
E xecutive Director
Mns. ELIZA
Than k yo u for arrangi n g f or Mr. Kaler and me to meet with
the Department Heads.
With the d emands on eve r ybody's time
we particularly appreciate havin g had this o pportunity, and
i t wa s a pl eas u re for me to see ma ny old fr i e nd s a nd meet
ma ny p e opl e I ha v e ha d c on tact wi t h bu t ha ve no t ha d t he
pleasure of meeting before.
Sinc e rel y ,
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- Pa sc h a ll
Exe cutiv e Direc t or
EK P/ mt
cc :
Mr . Earl La nders
Mro I r vi n g K. Ka l er
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Community Relations Commission
City Hall, Room 1 203
68 Mitchell S treet, S W
Atlanta, Geor g ia 30303
Attn: Mrs. Paschall
Dear Mrs. Paschall,
We, the unde rsigned homeowners, have been informed by the City
Attorney's office t hat five property owners can bring action wh ich
can bring ab out t he closing of a pub lic nuisance.
This pr oper ty is loc ated at 2104 Oakview Road, SE and is owne d
by Pa ir and Maico Rea lty. It is known a s
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h ouse on muddy hill rr. Th is
company has owne d this pr ope rty for appr ox i mately 2. years and for
this time it has been operated as a h ouse of business. ve have information that the house is unfit for human occupancy.
T~e house, wh ich is located several humdred yard s fr om nearest
street ligh t, is occupied by various tr ans ients with no evidence of
moving in or out. One re gular, Loue lla Wh itting , has apparently occupied some p ortion of d ownstair s f or about 8 mont hs .
We have obse r ved activities which dete ctives fr om Atlanta and
DeKalb County have inf ormed us is evidence of lottery, bootlegg ing,
prostitution, shoplifting and fencing. We do not mean to i mply that
all of these businesses are conducted at the same time .
The most annoying characteristic o f this house is the para de of
ta xi s that arrive ,blow their h orns and depart all through the nig ht.
A more entertaining feature is the· drunken brawls which occur i nside
and out usually at night.
�our re por ts to the police dep t. are i gnor e d , howe ve r, t he polic e
do come to th is address whe n ther e is no disturbance, s pe ci f ic all y ,
February 18,1967 at 2:00 .AIVI uniformed, heavy-set wh ite ma le driving
Atla nta Police car stayed about 10 minut e s. And Ma rch 17,1967 8:45Fl\
uniforme d, well-built, 6' white male driving Atla nta Police car stayed
inside more than 15 minutes.
~his h ouse is a dangerous threat t o the city because Octob er: 14 ,
1966 a mob c ong regated at this addr e ss and by 10 : 00 PM the street as
far as the eye could see w~s blocked to traffic, bec ause stre et and
lawn s were f illed with sever a l hundred drunken couples , many in their
early teens. We we re told they were from the 4th Ward area. Many h omeowne rs in this area called many times for protection. We know of a t
least 30 calls that were made. We were inf or med by Capt. Little at
11:15 PM that they were changing wat chs and it would be 1 h our before
we could expe ct an officer to arrive .
The first assistance to arri ve was in the form of Rev. Daniel
Bryan of Kirkwood Christian Cente r at ab out 12:30 AM . After this episo de , we circulated a petition requesting re lief from this situa tion
a nd collected over 100 concerned homeowners and taxpayers signatures
· f rom this i mmediate area .
We have in our possession a lette r signed by May or Ivan Allen
stat i ng that he had checked city rec ords and no arrests have ever
been made at 2104 Oakview Road, SE.
We , t he undersigned hereby petition that this public nuisance
and threat to the safety of the community be closed .
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210 7 Orik View Roa d, S. E.
Atlcinta, Georgia
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Dear Mr . Ak in:
Miss Evely n Dewb e rry o f our o ff ice gave me t he substanc e o f her t elephone conv ersation with y ou l as t Sa t ur d ay
regarding the pro per t y l oc a t e d at 21 0/~ Oa k Vi ew Road, S . E .
I hav e re ferre d t hi s matter to Mr . J. H . Buch a n a n,
Chief Housi n g Cod e I n specto r o f the City of Atl a nt a , s in ce t his
is entirely within his area o f resp o nsibil i ty.
I have asked Mr . Bu chanan t o h a v e o ne of hi s f i eld
inspectors to get in touc h with you in order to see if some t hing
cou ld be worked out in regard to t h e property.
Be re c ent State law, five property owne r s c an bring a
compla int against a property, have a hearing , and i f the property
is in bad e nough shape, have the Building Official of the Cit y of
Atlnnta to demolish the property or .to close it.
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would be the best ~ppr oach.
If we can be o f further assistance to you in this matter,
please let us know.
Yours very truly,
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Februa ry 15, 1967
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Mr. Jo se ph B. Akin
2107 Oakview Road, S. E .
Atlanta, G e 01· g i a
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D e ar M r. Akin:
Upon r e c eipt of your lette r I have checked th e
r e cords of the Atlanta P olic e Department and
find that there have been no a rr ests made at 2104
Oakview Roa d , S. E.
May I a s sur e you that this area will r e c eive p r ope r
protection.
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COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION
1203 C!TY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
April 28, 1967
FOR IMMEDIATE REL .EASE
At the request of residents of the Perry Homes, Scott Crossing areas, a
Neighborhood Hearing has been scheduled by the Community Relations Commission
for Thursday, May 4, 1967 at 8:00 p.m. at Wilkes Chapel, 2251 Perry Boulevard, NW.
Individual citizens and groups in these areas are invited to come and bring to
the Commission any individual problems or needs of the whole community.
The duties of the Commission, which is appointed by the Mayor and Board of
Aldermen include working to make sure that all areas of Atlanta have adequate
public services and to prevent discrimination based on race, creed, color or
sex in any part of the life of Atlanta.
For further information, contact Community Relations Commission, 1203 City
Hall, or JA 2-4463, EXT. 433.
Chairman of the Commission is Mr. Irving K. Kaler.
Executive Director .
Mrs. Eliza K. Paschall is
�COMMUNITY RELA TIONS COMM ISSION, 1203 City Hall, Atlanta, Ga .
30303.
Requ e sts for Help - Feb. 16 - April 15 1 1967
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City Hearing
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Numb e r Speakin g
Hou s i ng, - Low- rent
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Ho using code
6
Real Estate companies
1
Atl a nta - DeKalb
2
Heal th -sanitation
3
Parki ng s igns
l
Traf f i c
2
2
Tr a ffic Li gh t s
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3
2
3
Sidewalks
2
2
Street lights
7
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Streets-condition
2
9
4
Recreation
3
6
Trash collection
2
1
Police protection
2
Schools
4
Vocational Rehab.
l
Zoning
3
General housing planning
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5
4
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7
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6
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11
4
11
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Public Housing
Jobs
Bus Service
General
1
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Youth pBrticipation
1
Interpretation of Problems
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Food Stamps
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Heal t h - Nursing Homes
2
Police - courts
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Housing - integration
2
City Employment Practices
l
Police "brutali tyvJ
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Public Hazards
2
Civil Defen s e policy
1
4
Loans, collections
l
Grady Ho s pital
l
Publ i c Health coordination
l
Public Facilities
3
\;Jages &. Hours
6
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S-P
M-P
VC-L Vine City-Ligh t ning
Edyewood-Kirk wood
NW Northwest Area including Bowen HomesSummerhill-Peoples t own
City Hearing - Public hearing
Mechanicsville-Pittsburg
General - Individual requests
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Th e se numbers do not necessarily reflect the degree of concern in e8ch Drea.
For i nst ance, one r e quest might represent the wishes of a , civic }Pa gu e .
EP:dwa
4/ 28/ 67

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