Box 7, Folder 18, Document 22

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Box 7, Folder 18, Document 22

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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 .
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 .
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.
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
teenagers who gang up against people trying to get through the
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?"
Mr. John Howard, 2105 Baker Road.
Teenagers in park near his home throw trash in his yard; urges playlot at Baker and North Avenue.
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.
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."
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.
Group agreed would prefer p or t a ble units to double session.
Mrs. D. Shaw , 2232 Verbena Street, # 10, Dixie Hills Apt.,
Complained of rats , has cal led Rode nt Control, still bad.
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 ).
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 .
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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 .
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.
Mrs. English
said she did not kn ow.
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?
Mrs. Lewis .Johnson, 11 93 Wilkes Cir cle, # 148.
Rent has increased twice within a year; income has stayed the same.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
Mrs. Frankie. M. Deans 7 1207 Walden Street, #432.
As supply in school cafeteria, makes $37.50 a week.
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."
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."
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."
Mrs. Bobbie Mathis, 1140 Wilkes Circle, #2 04.
Rent increased, she does not understand why.
Mrs. Daley, Bowen Homes.
Works at Hillhave.n Homes , had 3 different notices of income, none
of which she says is right.
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.
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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