Box 15, Folder 2, Document 46

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303

January 27, 1969

Traffic Engineer

Mr. Johnny C. Johnson, Director
Model Cities Program

673 Capitol Avenue, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Dear Mr. Johnson:

In answer to your memorandum of January 16, 1969, and confirming our conver-
sation with you regarding the projects listed in the Atlanta Model Cities Program
Application to HUD for the year 1969, we have the following report.

Due primarily to a 2,172 per cent rate increase on street lighting services
which was effective as of December 1968 and which was not anticipated in September
of 1968 when our budget request was prepared, there are no funds in our 1969
appropriation accounts to cover your proposed upgrading of street lighting in
the Model Cities Area. A sum of $21,000 will be required to cover the cost of
the leased street lighting that is proposed in your program. We whole heartedly
agree that the street light upgrading program which you propose is necessary as
well as desirable and we agree that it is particularly desirable that this work
be completed during the year 1969.

Our assistant traffic engineer who handles street lighting will be able to
do the necessary planning and engineering work required to prepare the resolutions
for consideration by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen during the time period that
you set forth. We would anticipate completing our portion of this work within
three to five months. Each unit of the work would be passed on to the Georgia
Power Company as soon as it was completed by us and approved by the Board of
Aldermen. This would permit the Georgia Power Company to complete their
engineering and installation work at the earliest possible date. The Georgia
Power Company will complete their work on projects of this type ten to fifteen
weeks after receiving authorization by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen,

With the positive knowledge that the money will be available to finance this
project, we could have the first groups of street lights ready for consideration
by the Board of Aldermen at the February 3, 1969, meeting and have a similar
group ready at each subsequent meeting, thereby completing our part of this work
by May or June of 1969. The Georgia Power Company will then have the months of
July, August and September and possibly October in which to complete the projects
that were still in their hands when we complete our part of the work in May or

Mr. Johnny C. Johnson January 27, 1969

If the sum of $21,000 is made available to us during the month of February,
we see no reason why the street light upgrading projects should not be completed
as requested during the calendar year 1969. If you desire additional information,
we will be glad to try to supply it promptly.


Karl A. Bevins


ec: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Mr. Charlie Davis

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