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ATLANTA
COMMUNITY
SERVICES,
INC,
FULTON-DeKALB-COBB-CLA YTOfll-GWINNETT COUNTIES
167
WALTON
STREET,
ATLANTA, GA . 30301
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N.W . ,
BOX
103B
JACKSON 8°34B1
October 4, 1967
Mr. Duane W. Beck, Executive Director
~ Community Council of Atlanta A:rea, Incorpor ated
1000 Glenn Building
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120 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Duane:
In response to your letter of September 6, in behalf of the
organization's participating in the development of a basis public
recreation program for the City of Atlanta, the Community Chest acted
favorably upon our participating in this study in making available
$2,500 toward the cost of this project. It is our understanding these
funds s·hould be used to cover cost of items that could not be provided
from the budgets of the participating organizations.
We are pleased to note that the Cormnunity Council will co-ordinate
this activity. The Community Chest, as a major source of operating funds
for the Community Council, is also cont ributing to the "in kind" staff
services which the Community Council will be providing.
Through the emphasis of cthis study will be on the development of
a public recreation plan for the City of Atlanta, we hope that to the
extent possible, consideration will be given to the private sector.
Sincerely,
N. F. Novak, ACSW
Director
Agency Relati ons Divisi on
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Study Participants
lllADLIY CURIIY, II,
DAKIN I, PIHIS
AL I, RICHARDSON
IOIERT L, FOREMAN, JR,
MONTAGUE L. IOYD, JI,
J, I, STONE
WILLIAM A, PARKEI, JI,
RICHAID C, HICKS
Pli,IIIESIDENT
VICE - PRESIDENT
VICE - PRESI D ENT
VICE.PRES I DENT
VICE-PRES I DENT
TREASURE.flt
ASS I STANT Tlilll:AaURIII
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
�THE CITIZENS
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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANK
ATLANTA, GA .
March 16, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen> Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
You very kindly agr-eed to talk with the Board of the Commerce
Club at their next m€eting about the Community Council and its role
in the life of the city. You asked me to brief you. Here goes.
The letter attached gives you my general feelings as to past
accomplisru~€ nts anu future purrose of the Council. At a m~eting of
leading foundations yesterday anrJ the Council 's o.m Board of
Directors today, the position taken in this letter was reaffirmed
with one exception. B~th groups felt the Council on its own initiative should not be an im~lementing b~dy in the future. I very mu ch
agree. The im~lemen ting role of the Council was ~ne as sumed in the
past because there was no other place to lodge certain idea s for
action .
The principal i mplementing forces in our COffiilUrlity s hou ld be
local g~vernn1,e nts and the Cow'lll.mity Chest . The War on Poverty
belongs to the local CO!n!!lunity, not to the Federal Government. It
has been working and should c:>ntinue to work through local groups.
Officials of the Corrm.mity Chest, the War on Poverty and some
l oca l goverP.ments have spoken out str~ngly about the need for a
professional fact finding and social planning resourct: f or t he
gr€atc r Atlanta area, one that is auequately staff ed t o do t he j ob
and independent enough to call a spade a spade. This sort of
council not only can help get more federal and state money for the
city but also by good planning can assume tha t ir.oney sp-e n t en programs goes as far as possible.
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�THE CITIZENS & SOUTHERN NATIOt~AL BANK
ATLANTA . GA .
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
March 16, 1967
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To keep planning within t he ·control of t'ie loca l community,
b asi c o pe ra tin g funds for the Corr,muni ty Council s hou ld cof!"c from
10°: al r a t he r t ha n federal sources . Officials of the Commun ity
Chest in genera l c1re L--i agreement with their r espons ibility for
increasing Cb.est st1p p or t and for sha ring the Council's b asic
o pe rating buuget with loca l governments. Loca l governments, which
t wo yf>,n·s ago gave no unrestricted fu nds for the sup port of the
Council, t h is ye ar are contributing $27,500. This bc:se must be
ex.p ar.ded to include othe r c~mnties rind cities in t he metropolitan
Atla nta area .
A service you could d:, the corrmunity and the Council is to
affirr.1 the need for a strong professional plann ing council and the
res pons ibility of public and private bodies f0r s e eing tha t the
Council i s adequa tely fi~anced to do its basi c job. After t he base
budget is funded , the Council rapidly ,,;ril l get in a better posi ti:m
to contract with the ci ty, counties, f~undations and other local
groups to do special prcgrmr.lil ing and other work .
Since I shall be out of town the next couple of weeks, Duane
Be ck can furnish you other data which you ma y want before the
meeting of the COl"rroerce Club Board.
Cordially>
James P. Furniss
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Attachment
P. S. Some of the places where the city of Atlanta and Corrmuni ty
Co>J ncil have worked most closely together a r e listed en the attached
sheet.
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�THE C1TIZF.NS 6: SOUT H E:RN NATIO N AL B A NK
ATLANTA, GA.
CI TY OF ATL-1\NTI\ -- c o~.AUNI TY COL' NCIL
Pt"'incipa l l1r eas of Collabora tion
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Des i gn of the :11\n ti- poverty" Program a pplication
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Soci a l Reso;.;.1•c es S tud y under C. I. P.
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Assis t ance i n de veloping Model Cities a pi;>licati on
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Re vis i on of " Federa l Aids Pr ograms - Atlanta•t
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Chronic a lcoholism -- plann ing
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Com:r.--::...uni·~y
Council
o-$;the
Atlanta Area inc.
ONE THOUSAND GLENN BUILDING, 120 MARIETTA ST., N. W,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
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30303
TELEPHONE 577-2250
February 15, l9G7
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Boinfeuillct Jones, President
Emily and Ernest V.'ood:-.iff Foundation
230 Peacht:..·oo Strc0-t, N. W.
Atl~nta, Gcor~i- ~0303
Dear Bo:
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You &ad I talked recently about the Cor.u:iunity Council, whero it
hns been, where it is ~oinr; and 'wh.lt it needs. The Council needs
your hcl;, r.0.1, not to fu_lfill ori::;in;il o·.::,jcctivc.a (which it has done·
in some c.cusu1·0) but to fit n new' rolo in t:i.le co:i;>lex and browin~
society which 1s Atlnntn today.
W-~en,cstablishcd iu 19w, the Com1cil was ~ivon a ~rant of
$50 ,oo:) a year fo-..· fi V3 ;yc.:.r.; by your ;?0:.1.,..,,C:.-i.tio::i. Tt.o Co;m:.unity
CheGt ~.atchcd .this
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to the p::-o·..:.le.:15 of ;>vv..,_··.::·
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to cli~inato ~nproductivo a~cncies throu~n wo~-:;ar
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to provide tno co~.::1unity Chest with n decioioni.i.akinz ca,acity for its fund allo~ation pro~leras.
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At its ince;ition, the Council '\iJJ.S looked u;iv~ as a :;o·.:-:;::1tinl
social planning and coordin:itinc force for an a:.c~ th~t !.:i-::.rnd any
effective or~:miz::ition of it~ kind. I r~~cmb~r Co1£~il 3J~-:-d Eembers :mn.k.inz specc~c~ at civic clubs, pro.nisin~ ::ill . tbin~s to all
people even bef ora it h:id a ;,rot css io:::1al executi v.a or ::..:...; t.:id .a
chance to tr-uly ineasuro tile dimunsions ot the job. · S0::....: -;~ou::;ht of
social planni~ as a study of n ainzle social a:;cncy. O"i:hc1 a saw
it as a dotailed guide for allc-catini soci::il welfare ~ro~r.u..s for a
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February 15, 1967
Altbouza effective inn n~bcr of urens, ~ho Cou:icil spcilt a
~ood part of the first fivo years oearclling for a grip on social
planni~ and problems tho.t l~opt zhi:ftir.;; and 1;ro-,1ine. Siuco 10CO,
the Cou..,cil has ~ot a n~or o! t~o fou.i.ders' objectivc3. Othera
it can moot within tho n~~t five year--~. Still othora way require
diftcrunt upprroches from orizinally envisioned •
. Let's look at the record.
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On tho score of tho problo;:r.3 of povorty, the Cou..,cil:
Ex~:ritontcd >11th no·.1 wo.ys of dalivcrin;;; sel"vicc.:J


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to tho per !.n We.:;t Zr.cl, ;:ar..icula::ly those
~hich ,;.,c,uld b.clp b.:-e~ th<J cycle of dependency
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Too~ the le:.d in pla.,nins Econo~io Opportunity
Atlnntn, Inc.
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Sup~lied tho social ~net find1n~ ~nd plnnnin3
aspects_ ot A~lantn' s Cc:-..:1unit:, Ir.iprove..""::.cnt
Pro,:r.i.n, on the b~is of ui1ich it no,;., is
helpinJ Atlnntn ap~ly fo~ fw::_c3 tw.d~r the
nctl Model Ci ties de:-.on;;tratioil pro,::.;in
Res ~stablis~cd an in!or-~~tion 04'"'.d rcf~r~~l
servico to help PO?Ple find a~cncy c~sista.nce
Pl~r.ncd th~ trninir.z prozrm :for ZOA aides and
is now or,cr~tinz a trainir.~ pro~ran for volu."1teers willin~ to serve in lO'!'i-incorae areas
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W:is' ~atcrially involv~d 1n other efforts such as
a wo~k cv::.lu.:.tio.::. cc;:;.ter, job do".tolo;.:::znt !or
ar.d !)laccrc-0,.t of old or wor!,:ci"s, a co;w:;iuni ty
school pro::;ran, devcloF,nent of low-cost hcusir-3,
lendinz to businc.sse;;; in ~verty areas and :usny
others.
In the are~ of coordina tin~ public and , riv~te soci~l n~encies,
the Council's offo:-ts have been effective in so.:::;;) cases but tnil~os
in other:s . The Pcr::.nne~t Conference hns been a prin~ry veaicle fo r
the Council in the fields of health, recreation atd ~elfaro. Sc::.a
ot the a chi ov~ c:lts have be.:in
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Boisfcuillct Jones
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Fcbrum-y 15, 18$7
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Establis!:i.~ent of n ~225,000 Ilospital and Health
Planninz unit ~s n rezular Colli~Cil activity
Spade work for a co~prchcnsive ~en.tnl hoalth
progrru;1 for Atlanta
Assiotanc0 to tho Mayor's Co~i::iission in its
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orzanization to
X>0linqucncy .
CO;:;;;)at
Cri~o rold Juvenile
Assistance in settin~ up r;:;ory's Co~~ittea
on Chronic Alcoholism
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On oli::.:ination of unproductive. a~cncie~ throu~h ner~er, the
Council's score is iow for rcusons outlined l ~ter in this letter,
It ~as involvod in tho ~er~o~ of a~cncies servln~ the blind .and
did devise a way to coordinate se~ices for the cldc~ly (Senior
Ci tiz~:i Services of l!etro:;>oli to.n Atlanta.) • Also, the CotL,cil' s
broad role has resulted ·in a n~~ber o! n~e~cies asking for con~ultation ~bout their ficlda too.void or to roco;aize duplications.
A n~:iber of propv3cd n;.::~1cic:; .,rore invcsti;:.,.tcd by the Council, sc.:ie
of v1~ich never 3ot o~:i.:..!.::::cd -.~()U t'!:e prc::ote:r., s:i.w they ;:,-ould bo
invol vi:1~ thci:.3el ves in f iclcs ....,hic}'l w.ere ~de,q,uately coverro.
On tho sco~e of p=ovidi~~ the 90:::.::;c~ity C~est with dccisionmnkir..z c~r,.:i.c1 ty for fund <i.llo-:1tion ;,ro'i.)le.::s. t!le Council ho.s not
yet don~ t:.c job. A oajo:- c!:!ficult:7 her-e !l;l.; ~ -:? en that soma
p,arsoD.$ tend to overs1~,liiy the t~sk, c~pcct~n~ ~ho Cou..~cil can do
a co~c1o::.tiou3, 80od job with · a sta:tf that is. woa:!:.illy inJ.de-quato
1n nt.nber a .. d backzrou::.d in!or.:ation. Tile co:;nu.,ity as .1 "aole needs
more 1~~0~--=-=,.tion on the b~sis o1 · wh1ch to mu~ · bett~~ decisions than
it has ;n the social field.
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start was z~da with t~e Council's " Ba~r
ound for D~cision
J.Iakir.~," a delineation of wajor social welfare ;>ro~=:.:.....--.s 1n Atlanta.
used o, the Corr;:;.uni ty C".:.~~t !3u~zct Co::-..-;;1 i:tee. The Ch~st nls o h.is
had in h~d for so~e tioe a Council pro~o3al for an in-d ep~~ study
o! rcc::0n.tion in Atlanta :lS the first o f a co::prehcn::: i V(: series of
studies in the social walfn~c and r ecreation ~re~s. Still, this is
the are~ ~hera tho CotL~cil c~n be faulte-0 cosi b1 Council !oi;r.dcrs
- and particularly Chest me:cbcr.; who ~es~eratel1 vant dccision-;;u~in_z
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help. \'Ii th perspccti ve r;aincd from six ye3.rs vith the Council, 1
feol tho Council can n.nd nust help the co::1,"";1unit.y oako better dccioions
but only und.er different co:1ditions .f1·om tho:.ic i n vn.1ch the Council
j has been oper.:.ting.
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Todny, the Council's role is n c~ed one . It shol.!,_ld bo
' looked to for so~e of the sa:ue thin~s envisioned by tho .fouDdcrs.
· Others ohould be souGht elsc·.;rhc~.a. Still othc.."s -which can e.-;.:l.n~ta
trc:a tho Cou;:icil ~y hav0 been only ~i.::u.y envis ioned seven yc~rs n~o.
This chan~e in role is the p:roduct o-Z chnn:::0<1 ~n Atlnntn, 1n aocicty
and in the experience of those of tis 'who. ho.vo grappled "Rith tho Council 'a mis3ion since the bc__;innin~.
As b~cl~ro~,d fol" l.:.nder3tnr,din~ th e Councn •s n ew role, let r;io
cite sowo o~i~ions.
Tho Federal C-overnment tod~y is pourir.~ ~o~sy into the uocinl
welfare field. Thou~h checked so.cc recor.tly by Cor:~r t'? ss. this trend
(~can be expected to continue. To ju8 tify this s t wer of rr.oncy, ~edernl
agenc1e3 must insist on plnns a ~ainst ~hie~ res~lt3 nay be evaluated.
In most co:r:::; unities, thore are no offoctive lo.c:all pl~n:i i n~ units,
encour<1;:ln::; Yedorc.l a~cncit:)s to do tr.air o·.:rn pbmnin::; :;-~thor thc.n relyins ·on loca l ;;roup3. Eve n if there ,;,•ore cf::ective loc.:11 l'l~n..,inz uni ta,
ea.ch e.zcncy oust do so:wc of its ~,n plnnnin~ orb~ dcr~lict.
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If Atl~tn' s ow:.i cit i::c.i:::; are to have a r e~ voice · in bo-:r this
Feder~l ooncy is to be z p~ nt ij th~ir own c oc:::nuiiity, th~y nc~d effective
ticdiu..--:is ;':or· ;.Xpression . Ou:- e lected r ~:::,:rc s2nt::i.tt. iv~s .ire on e :r:.:ditlJ':l.
T'Ae Cocn ci~ c~n be n~other--o nc thro~:h Wtllch A~ lan ta le ndc r 3 cnn diocovcr tho social facts c::>out their c o:::-.r:uni ty o.~ ~3.Ve a s::i.y c.s to the
type ot p:-o;:ra..-is th e y will or will not s u);,o:-t . In s o-.::ie scns o, the
Council h::i.s played this role out not to t h :; dcc:ire o t h .:.t 1 t c .:.n or should.
Th& Cou..,cil, then, mus t iirat baa source ~r info:;:-;;:;::ition. Its
Social P..c scarch Center 1s t ~e k e y to any oth e r q?,! fcctivc n e ss the Council
may have . It wust build up~ b ~nk o f t i ~el y amii reli ~bl e inf o:-r;iation ,
as woll as techniques to-: i:ctti n:; o-t:1-, er in!o r :.Jtti o:i Cl_uick l y 'rlben neodcd.
This sor t of co:::i..~uni ty r es ourc e is vital to f cd~ r il , stat e 3.nd local
gove rame n t s, to public and pri v.:..t e z.:enc ies , h 'l fo und::iti ona a:.1d to an
i nformed· public . Part o f t h.::, j o'.J h er<) is not (!X'.;]ly g:. t h c r i n;; t he informa t ion but di s sc:ni nat i ng i t b u.:::;ci ul :form, a j.D~ vh ich the Counci l .h as
not d one a d equa tel y up to t h i s t i Qo.
�Ur. Boistcuillot Jones
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Fcbru.:i.ry 15, 1967
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Socond, the Council must
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tho vehicle thro~h \'lhich Atlcnta
citizen~ can b~~in to do tbcir C';ffi cc:::r:nunity plannin3. A ~njor ~nd
. difficult task clicad is ~h~t sou:e describe as dcvelopin~ o. conspectus
of Atlnnta's social ~elfaro needs, nn ovcrvie~ or a sketch sinilnr to
thnt produced by physical pl~nni~z groups. Without it, the city ~ny
co~tinue to ar:iclioro.tc syi-:ipto:ns, mistaking thcr:i for cnusc3 of so:10 of·
· our most pressing needs. Thus the Cou..'1cil bec:n ies not _only tho
planner' a planner but a plnnninz or:;~mi:;:;atio~ in its own rieht. It
can snd must abate a co:1;:;-,on ·.r.isco.1ccption that plannin:; a pro-_:;rn;;:i
for an individual n~ency is co~prcDcnoivc social plannin~.
Third, the Couccil wust t~ke tho initiativ~ in seeing that plans
are discussed ~~d inplc~c::.t ed. Since it is not u fundin~ body, it
roust be able to spc~k with n voice th~t is re5~8ctc<l by thoso ~ho
dispense fu.~ds to public znd p:.:iv~te accncics s~rvi~~ our co:;:::;iunity.
It must uso the tcchni~uc of E::x;x,si~g ~~encies ~nd others to tho
. facts of a problc.-..., such as it no'..' co e.3 throuia the P~r~ancnt Conference a~d as it intends to do ,,ith busincss::ien o::i: the subject o:f
une:iploy:a-:mt.
An~ finally, it ~ust b~ a consultive, ev~l u~tion u~d pro;ra::1
dev~l o ~cn.t sou:.:cc fo~· z.genc.:.c.3 an.:! ot~c ~·s. It is this l;:.:;t £crvico
whic~ ;:1:.ny in ti:0 c();-:::-,u::.i ty ;:;cc.-:1. to w.:1::it :::03t iro:n tbe Cou;-.cil and
whicc, under its prc3c~t orc~r.izatiou ~nd fu~d.in:, it is l 0~st cap..:.ble
of doir.c witnqut dive:.ti:1:; st::.ff fro;;:. t:1 2 fi:..:;~ three. A:-:.d without
the fir.:;t three jo~s und~r C() i"'. trol ,- tl:~ Ccu:1c i1 is not cap::.blo ot
do inc- t!lc kind of wor:: v:hich t~o co:::.~~i t;r s:ioc'ld de::i::md of it .
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Todsy, the Cou.icil is underfunded to do it 3 b~31C job~-f~ct!indinz, tnct disse=.i~~tion ~~d plnnnin~. We ~~Ve e~tin~tcd they
would re~uire ab out $200,000 ~ ye .. r invested i ~ a co~~ st~ I t ~ri::1arily .
devoted to those purposes. Eavinz a cor~ s~ a! t . the Counc i l t~cn
would be in position to t:lkC en the job of co.:uultinz, ~valu.1tion a::d
pro-zra::1 develozne-:it for !e-a:.s which would ;,:.y ! «>>r the addoo s ~:if!
requir~d and nttend~nt ov.:rh8ac!. '::he s ·~:.!!, im..::er this arrJ.:-~.:~~;:i.t,
would be ls~e cno~~h ta ziv8 th~ Council il~i bility. It nc:r;J doca
not bavo this ~ncuv c:..·J.~ili ty ..·~en _1 t rr.l!5t di ve:-; sor:::.-J one fr o::1 a
basic job to do a z~ccial joo which i::a;, or ::.:iy :wt be c on :31.:. -~eilt '.litll.
the cor a job . We hava hnd to c!o nore .. r.d .:or~ o! the s e Sp.:!ci al jo~
because they h~vc g iv~~ the Cou~cil a ~ 0 ~ ~.s of co-:it r acti n~ f or '.IO r~
wh i c..~ in turn h=-s ~ e ~~t inco~c ne~dcd just to ~~op t he cor e s t~!i
t o:cthcr. r~is vic i ous circle i n tho lo~; run ~il l lend to tbc
des tructi on of t h e Council as an effectiv e a_: e;;icy.
�Ur. Doinfouillot Jonoa
February 15. 1967
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Rir;ht no'.7 1 the Council nccd:J rolief fro;;1 ch:1Sir,3 special
11Ssizn:acnta th~t produce incc~o. It nee<ls to have et least wo
yearc-pr.efe:.:-ably thi·oe--during v,hic.h 1.t cnn
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Get the cor-e job well unden,ay ~ithout
divertinz personnel to othor work
Broaden fin~nci~l &upport tro~ Chest and locn1 ·
goverDJ,jont sourcez for 1 ts core work
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Add staff and cap.:lcity to take on the apccinf
jobs which ~o unny ~~cucics and pcraotln ~ant
the Co-..;:;ci:l to do nc,;.;. but only add P-:,"vple
as the level of :funded worl~ would ju~tify
Build o. ~ucn 3tro~~or base of understcndi~z
and supr,ort thro~h t:1e involvc::-;ent of a
1norc v~:.:-i ed a:i:d int;:)r~.;;tcd BcarJ of Directors •
These di~octor~ ~h~~ i~rcei:;:iz to serve ~ust
aerec ·to ti:G:e on o.cti v~ '"s.:ii~ents o.a well
as set policy
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Involvv youn:::;cr person~ fro::i all ;..:.rta of tho
co.::i.:.unity in Council work, t~er~~Y sorvinz
as a source of future Cou.icil directors.





Bo, ..,a need the help of you and your Fotmda.tion now.
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your advic~, assista~co, influence and ~e n~e<l oon0y ~hie~ I don't
see co=i~ fro~ any other source in the co.::wunity ~ith tha speed or
in the ~u:.ntity needed if the Council is zoin.-; to ~o !o:x-.1.:i.rd froo
its pr~sent plateau.
Be<:aus~ of my involve~nt in Ja:::.1a ic1. I'~ asking Duana to iet
with you at the earlie~t op:,v:tunity to settle on what you think
should be our next step in ~orking ou~ tLose thinz~ whica the Council
needs so vary l.luch now.
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copy of thi3
to Billy Sterne ~ho has nzrced
to help on the non in~tion.s to the
Arn scndinG a
Council Board thia year.
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rch 15. 1967
Mr. A. H. S rne, Chairman
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ATLANTA,. GEORGIA
30303
TELEPHONE 577-2250
March 6, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
I've agreed to serve as Chairman of the Council's Nominating
Committee.
Last year, the bylaws were changed so that the financially
supporting local governmental bodies could appoint a representative
to the Council Board.
You appointed Dan Sweat, and he is a good man. Do you wish
to reappoint him for 1967-68? . If so, we need a note to that effect.
Best regards.
Sincerely,
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Chairman
Nominating Committee
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�BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cecil Alexander
Luther Alverson
Edward H. Baxter
Tully T. Blalock, M. D
Joseph C Bransby
Mrs. William R. Bridges
Napier Burson, Jr., M.
W. L. Calloway
Campbell Dasher
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Cleveland Dennard
Herbert J. Dickson
James P. Furniss
Mrs. Thomas H. Gibson
Ell 1ott Goldstein
George E. Goodwin
J Winston Huff
Joseph W Jones
Vernon E. Jordan
Albert Love
Mrs. Louis Montag
T. F. Morrow
A. 8. Padgett
Mrs. Rhodes L. Perdue
William I. Ray
Al B Richardson
E. L. Simon
James M. Sibley
Hughes Spalding, Jr
Fred R Sto1r, Jr., D. D.
A. H Sterne
Dan E. Sweat Jr
Morton L. We,ss
John :c Wilson
Asa G Yancey, M D.
Clayton R. Yates
ADVISORY BOARD
James H. Aldredge, Sr.
J. G. Bradbury
J. V Carmichael
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr
Edwin I. Hatch
Boisfeuillet Jones
Mills 8. Lane, Jr
Lucien E. Oliver
W A. Parker, Sr.
-W A. Pulver
Richard H. Rich
James D. Robinson, Jr.
Johr. A. Sibley
Carl N 3inger
Lee Talley
Elbert P. Tuttle
Preston Upshaw
Vvilliam C Wardlaw, Jr.
George W Woodruff
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JAMES P . FURNISS
VICE PRESIDENT
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December 28, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
The othe r day, the Community Council and certain outsid ers
listened to EOA's discussion of a proposed corporation in the
Summe rhill-Mechanicsville area. Purpose of the corporation would
be to provide employment for adult semi-skilled and unskilled
workers in the demolition, cleaning and boarding up of substanda rd
housing and properties.
Those attending had several observations, one of which w~s
that a new corporation of this sort with untested leadership would
have difficulty making a go of this venture if it had to bid in
the open market for demolition work. There was a hope that the
city of Atlanta might be able to direct contracts to the group at
a negotiated price.
I'd like to urge your consideration of this idea. Nevertheless, I fe el the city could do a lot to help make a corporation
of this sort successful if it put certain s t rings on its wi llingness to negotiate.
The sort of strings I have in mind are that a negotiating
group would indicate to your satisfaction that it was properly s et
up with reasonably experienced management, that it would have to
operate within a pricing structure fair to the city and that the city
would have assurance that the work would be done well.
Among the outside observers at the Council meeting were a
couple of men from our bank who were attempting to appraise EOA 's
l ending and development program for small business. Due to EOA
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December 28, 1966
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cutbacks in funds, both these programs have been transferred out of
EOA to the Small Business Administration. We were wondering if there
were a place where private enterprise could step in and take o ver
some of the functions which government had been asked to do.
As bankers, my two associates and I saw some potential merit in
this particular application. Compared with some of the loans which
we have made, this one might be shaped into something which could be
handled provided the whole enterprise were set up right in the first
place. The advantage to the city would be to create a new way in
which people in poverty areas could gain use f ul work as they built an
organizationwhich ultimately could compete in the open market for
business. It would be a f airly dramatic way of demonstrating that
because one is poor does not necessarily rule out economic opportunity.
In thinking about this particular proposed company, it would be
help f ul to know if the city would entertain a n e gotiated price f or
some of this demolition and repair wo r k.
Co r dially,
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JPF/ as
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