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CITY OF AT LANT A
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CITY HALL• 68 M IT_CH ELL STRE E T , S. W . •
ATL.I\NTA, GEO RCilA 30303 •
August 10, 1966
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PLA NNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
P,JDNEY M COOK,
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E GRESORY GRIGGS,


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R<J BER, S DENNIS
r, A. C:ILL!AM
CHA/ll/ .S H. LEF TWICH
J B N MOORE
JACK SUMMERS
TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
EXECUrlVE COMMITTEE
R EARi. LANDER S
,1, 1min t.s !-.'t to (he Mayor, Cha,rman
W/ON T 13. BEAN
Pn nniri q Ennincer
HI /JnY L. flOWDEN
C •y Att , ,nr y
Cl/ l<fl ll 5 L DAVIS
Mrs. EI iza Pasch a 11
Executive Director
Council on Human Relations ·
of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
5 Forsyth Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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II LLI M < S HOWL AND
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O•t<'ctor. C.A C U R
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I', .LI AI I R. WOFFORD
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OTHER MEMBERS
D' IANF W, BECK
[,.,:,c V r., C:ommunity Council of Atl3n l,l
Dear Mrs. Paschal I:
Thank you for your recent letter concerning personnel policies
relative to the undertaking of the Atlanta Community Improvement
Program and specifically to the employment of Negroes. Your letter
offers us an opportunity to report on sound progress in th is regard.
GI Er-.N E. BENNE TT
f-,"<.. ul,H' 01rec tor. A.R.M P C
Ki, RL A Bl VINS
1, J/f1c f ng,ncer
JACK C DELIUS
p ,,.~f s, ( cnr·ral M;mager
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HACKNEY
H"a lrh, Fulton Co.
C H. HILDEBRAND
One of the clauses appearing in the contract between the City
of Atlanta and the United States of America for the federal grant
funds reads as follows:
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PAUL B /V EY
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J()HN H. JACOBS
D . ecto, of L,brBries
I IERB El'T T JENKINS
P,··'lcc Chief
I,/ AN f Kif PPfR
r , tun C<- u, l y Manager
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Jc V, M LLER
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f I. OP. Y ~- PARRI SH
, 1, 'r St ,le Hw y Planning Enp,in,,,.,
T1 :lMt,, H ROBER TS
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D.. , Pub Health , DeKalb Co.
p;, u1. L. WEIR
W iter Worl-: li, Gen. Mgr .
Equal Employment Opportunity.
In the carrying
out of the work covered by this Contract, the Public
Body will not discriminate against any employee or applican.t for employment because of race, creed, color, or
national origin. The Public Body wi 11 take affirmative ·
action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that'
employees are treated during employment, without regard
to their race, creed, color, or national origin. Such
action shall include, but not be limited to, the followinu:
employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment
or recruihnent advertising; layoff or termination; rates of
pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for
training, including apprenticeshipo The Public Body agrees
to post in conspicuous places·, available to employees and
applicants ,for employment, notices to be provided by the
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ATLANTA'S MUNICIPAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
522-4463
GEORGE L. ALDRIDGE, JR .
Director
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Government setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.
The Public Body will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees
placed by or on behalf of the Public Body, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
creed, color, or national origin. · The Pub I ic Body wi 11 incorporate the
. foregoing requirements of this paragraph in all of its contracts for work
covered by th is Contract, other than contracts for construction and
contracts for standard commercial supplies or raw materials, and will
require all of its contractors ·for such work to incorporate such requirements in all subcontracts for work covered by this Contract ••• 11
In retaining the services of professional consultants to undertake the sundry
work items contained in the format of the Cl P, subsequent contracts have been
executed. Each contract drawn between the City of Atlanta and the professional
consultants contains th~ same language set forth above.


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The Community Improvement Program has a permanent staff of six persons in
addition to the director. Al I are City employees - paid by the City of Atlanta
and subject to the City's personnel policies . These six persons on the permanent
staff consist of two professional planners, two assistant planners, an administrative
secretary and a Clerk Ill. The Clerk Ill is a Negro. He is but one of three
appointments on the permanent staff made by the director since he was employed.
Prior to my arrival the entire permanent staff had been selected and were on the
job working . Although the positions Clerk 111 and Assistant Planner are subprofessional classifications, the potential for moving up to professional levels is
wide open, depending on experience, education and abilities . Concerning
salary ranges for these positions and any others in which you may be interested,
we suggest that you address your questions to the City of Atlanta Personnel Department .
Due to the natu re of the Atlanta CIP, it has been ne cessary for the Ci ty to
e mploy te mpora ry college and high school students . Du ri ng the summe r a nd ear ly
fal l of 1965 , the CIP staff assembled a task force of a pprox imately 70 people to
unde rta ke a city- w ide inventory of parcels of land in At lanta and com pi le 38 un its
of informatio n a bou t e ach parcel (e . g ., building conditions , owne rsh ip, land use ,
zoning classificatio n, e tc. ) . Th is inventory wa s unde rta ke n in con juncti on with
the insta llation of the City' s electron ic da ta proc essi ng equ ipmen t. In a ssembling
the "task force 11 , we sought a combi nation of co llege students from th e local area
and high school students enro lle d in the In-Sch ool Program of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., the local anti-poverty program. The Atlanta Personnel Department
sent notices to al I colleges in the metropo litan area and the response by the college
students for approximately' 40 jobs was overwhelming. White and Negro college
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students applied. Recruitment, testing, screening and certification were handled
through and supervised by the Atlanta Personne I Department. Selection of the
40 college students was the perogative of the CIP staff. The result was a bi-racial
group of college students which constituted a large portion of the task force.
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., provided us with 25 to 30 high school
students through their In-School Program - all of whom were Negroes. Although
we are not recruiting at the present time, our record speaks for itself i_nsofar as
recruiting Negroes is concerned~ Our experience in employing Negroes and
whites in a team effort has wrought meaningful results.
In response to your question concerning the irpolicy,working board 11 ,
apparently you have reference here to the Board of Aldermen of the City of
Atlanta. As you know, this is a 17 member board, one of whom is a Negro,
Mr. Q. V. Williamson of the Third Ward •

As mentionecl'eadier, each of our consultants are bound by a contractual
clause relative to equal opportunity in employment. To our knowledge each has
offered Negroes employment and are I iving up to th is contractual requirement.
The City's contract with each consultant is not predicated on their submission of
detailed payroll records or substantiated by racial composition relative to payments
for work performed. Instead, each consultant bills the City based on the percentage
of work he has completed in proportion to the total cost of the contract. Should
you have evidence that the aforementioned equal opportunity in employment clause
is being or has been violated by one of the City's consultants on work contracted for
under this program, we would appreciate your forwarding it to us for investigation.
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The time limit for completing all of the work items contained in the Atlanta
Community Improvement Program is twenty-seven months. We are currently in the
twentieth month of the program. As I mentioned in my letter to you of February
4, 1966, we have worked very closely for some time now with two citizens groups
as the CIP has progressed. These are the Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee on
Urbari Renewal and a CIP sub-committee of that group. Both of these groups are
bi-racial. For some time now, the City along with the citizens groups mentioned
above have recognized the need for broader citizen involvement, thinking and
reaction to CIP findings and recommendations. Generally speaking, such citizen
involvement in other cities having undertaken similar programs has awaited the
completion of the entire program. Early this fall, prior to the completion of the
program, the City of Atlanta is planning to conduct, on a city-wide level , and
then perhaps for local neighborhood associations, civic organizations, etc., a
series of four seminars on the Atlanta Community Improvement Program. These
four seminars will treat the topical areas:
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Mrs. Eliza Paschall
August 10, 1966
(1) Government and law
(2) The physical environment
(3) The economic environment, and
(4) The people
These seminars should serve to promote broader understanding of the City's problems,
its resources, what the future holds for. the City of Atlanta - and the ro le of Atlanta's
citizens in that future.
Once again, thank you for the opportunity of reporting on what we consider a
good record in bi-racipl employment practices. We are looking forward to this fall
and to our seminar~ with
... the citizens of Atlanta •
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GLA,Jr/lm
cc:
The Honorable Robert Weaver
Secretary
Depar1ment of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D. C.
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta, Georgia
The Honorable Q. V. Wil Iiamson
Alderman, Third Ward
City of Atlanta, Georgia
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Rodney Cook
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