Box 9, Folder 4, Document 11

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Box 9, Folder 4, Document 11

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AUGUST 13 , 1969
The Grant Review Board of the City of Atlanta met Wednesday, August 13, 1969,
at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the Request for Proposal from the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban De v elopment for participation in the Urban Information
System project. The following persons were present at the me e ting:
Dan Sweat, Chairman
Collier Gladin, Planning Dir e ctor
Jay Fountain, Deputy Dir e ctor of Finance
John Watson, Planner
Raymond Fleming, UrbanCorps Intern
Kenneth Gregor, Urban Observatory Coordinator
Mr. Watson e x plained that the RFP i nvites proposals for t he research and development of a compr e hensive , i nte grate d muni cipa l information system or subs ·y·stem . This i s a n expe r iment to l ea. r !'l v:.rh ether o r r10't ~ p rotot~,rpe r: an be
developed and successfully op e rat e d as a r e latively standardized system w hich
can be transferred t o other municipalities wi t h a minimum of alteration s.
It is the i n t e ntion of HUD to s e lect one city in th e population range 50, 000 to
500, 000 to award a $2. 5 million gr a nt for th e d e velopm e nt of a compr e h e nsive
system and s e v e ral c i t ie s will be chosen to r e c e ive lesser grants for d eve lopm e nt
of individua l sub- systems.
A detailed summary of RFP 2-70 is attached.
After much d i scussion, the Grant R e vie w Board recomm e nds th e follo w ing:

That th e City of A tla nta m a k e application for th e $2 . 5 m i llion compreh ens1ve
system g r an t , pr ovid e d th e Ma yor and B oar d o f Ald ermen comm it a dequa t e
re sources a nd a s s i gn h igh prio r ity for th e proj e ct.
That th e re sponsibility fo r pr e pa ra tion -of t he G r a n t a pplicatiqn b e lodge d
with the Da ta P roce ss ing R evi ew Comm ittee u n d_e r th e fo llo wing cond i t i on s :
Tha t th e Data P ro c e ssing Revi ew C omm i t t ee b e expa nd e d to includ e
qual i f i ed representative s from ea c h c i ty department, the S chool
Departm e nt and th e Administrative Staff of tr..e M a yo r a nd Boa rd of
Aldermen and that an executive committee compos e d of thos e b e st
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August 13, 1969
qualified representatives of departments most affected by this
project be chosen to guide development of the application. The
project director for application development be recommended by
this group and will report to it.
That this committee report to a joint committee of the Aldermanic
Finance Committee and the Planning and Development Committee.
That the committee take immediate steps to accept proposals from.
interested software consulting firms and recommend a software
firm to the Joint Aldermanic Committee.
That the committee establish immediate communications with the
Urban Observatory through the City's Urban Observatory Coordinator
to determine the interest of the Urban Observatory in participating
in the Urban Information System project.

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City to obtain consid era ble f e deral assistance in deve loping an information
system and that maxirnum effort s hould b e put forth in an attempt to be selected
as the compr eh ens ive system city.
Respectfully submitted,
A\a--J/N~,vf1an Sweat

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