Box 15, Folder 2, Document 57

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Wednesday, May 14, 1969
10:30 a.m.

The monthly meeting of the Model Neighborhood Executive Board was
held on Wednesday, May 14, 1969 at 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room #2,
City Hall.

The following members were present:

Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Chairman
Mrs. Mattie Ansley

Mr. Clarence Coleman
Alderman E. Gregory Griggs
Mr. John Hood

Alderman G. Everett Millican
Mr. J. D. Newberry

Deacon Lewis Peters

Dr. C. Miles Smith

Mr. Bill C. Wainwright

Mrs. Martha Weems

Mr. J. C. Whitley


Mec. Sam Caldwell
Mc. Walter Mitchell

Other City Department Heads; representatives from Arthur Andersen
and Company, Eric Hill Associates and the Atlanta Housing Authority;
representatives from neighborhood organization; the general public
and the press were also present.

Vice Chairman Everett Millican called the meeting to order. He then
entertained a motion for the adoption of the April 15 Minutes. It
was so moved and unanimously approved without correction. The Chair-
man, Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., then proceeded with the meeting.


Deacon Peters stated that he had no report of the Mass Convention

Steering Committee because of the postponement of the regular meeting
of the convention.


The Mayor read the letter received from Floyd H. Hyde, Assistant
Secretary for Model Cities, which stated that "the city of Atlanta
comprehensive city demonstration program has been approved and
that a grant agreement in the amount of $7,175,000 has been autho-
rized for carrying out the first year action program." The Mayor
congratulated Mr. Johnson and the Model Cities Staff for making
Atlanta one of the first three cities in the nation to receive
funds for implementation of its Model Cities Program. He then
moved that the Aldermatic Board be asked for a resolution accepting
the grant agreement. The motion was seconded and unanimously


The Mayor rdéported that the Review Committee that was authorized

at the last meeting has met three times to review the projects
contained in the program. The members of the committee are:

Dr. C. Miles Smith, Mrs. Martha Weems, Alderman Everett Millican,
Mr. Walter Mitchell and the Mayor. The committee has reviewed over

fifty percent of the projects and will continue to have review ses-
sions in the coming weeks. Mr. Johnson had previously suggested
that since the staff must review each project for final action
before implementation that the staff be allowed to make recommen-
dations to the Review Committee for action. Mr. Wainwright moved
that this procedure be approved. The motion was seconded and
unanimously approved without discussion.


Mayor Allen reported for the Finance Committee on the designation
of the bank to receive the letter of credit for the $7,175,000.

It was the recommendation of the Committee that the Citizen's Trust
Company be the designated bank. Alderman Griggs moved that the
Board accept the recommendation of the Committee. The motion was
seconded and unanimously approved.


Mr. Johnson explained that it would be necessary to draw up a new
resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into contract with the
Federal Government because of some changes by the Nixon Administra-
tion in the handling of the funds. The money allocated under the

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grant agreement was allotted by components rather than projects
and this called for some changes in the wording of the resolution.
Mr, Wainwright moved that a new resolution be adopted to be in
keeping with the requirements of HUD. Mr. Coleman asked if line
items were transferable. Mr. Johnson answered that line items
were transferable by 10% or $100,000, whichever is less.

Mr. Coleman then asked who was authorized to make adjustments or
transfers. It was concluded from the discussion that followed
that the Staff and the Executive Board could make recommendations
to the Board of Aldermen for any adjustments in a line item. The
previous motion by Mr. Wainwright was then seconded and approved
unanimously by the Board.

Mr. Johnson presented two groups to give reports to the Board.

Mrs. Roslyn Walker, Evaluation Analyst-Model Cities Staff and

Mr. Dave Houser of Arthur Andersen & Company presented a report

on the Evaluation and Management Information Systems. Mrs. Walker
outlined the staff activities to date with its latest work being

the preparation of an evaluation framework for the Model Cities
Program projects. Mr. Houser explained the management information
and control system. He presented a slide presentation of the actual
print -out from the computer of the financial and evaluation reports
of the projects in the program.

Mr. Louis Dismukes and Mr. Paul Muldawer presented the report on

the housing study, "Lowering the Cost of Housing", which was com-
piled by Eric Hill Associates. The study was a research study

to provide background information on the problem of housing in the
Model Neighborhood Area. Mr. Dismukes listed the procedure followed
in conducting the study and the conclusions drawn from the study.
Some of the conclusions were: (1) there are no easy answers (2) the
cost of housing can be reduced about 30 or 40 percent by (a) inducing
new technologies, (b) removing local constraints (¢) programming
housing production to the needs of individualized families and

(ad) using maximum housing assistance programs. Mr. Muldawer dis-~
cussed various housing patterns that could be applicable to certain
neighborhoods in the Model Neighborhood Area.

A discussion followed after the presentation which resulted in

Mr. Hood suggesting that the Physical Planning Committee of the
Board work with the consultants and review the proposals in the
study and bring a report back to the Board. Mr. Coleman then moved
that the report be accepted as information and be referred to the
Physical Planning Committee for consideration. The motion was
seconded and unanimously approved.

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Mr. Coleman also moved that the City Attorney be asked to give
a ruling on who has the authority to make adjustments in line
item contained in the budget,


Mr. Griggs said that he had been contacted by Mr. Clarence Ezzard
concerning Southside Day Care Center, which is located in the Model
Neighborhood Area. He stated that the Board should give some state-
ment as to whether Mr. Ezzard's center will be included in the pro-
gram. Mr. Johnson stated that it was the recommendation of the
Model Cities Staff to proceed with the Day Care Program as it is
outlined in the comprehensive plan, which excludes Mr. Ezzard's
program. Southside Day Care Center is funded aiready by EOA and

it is expected that they will maintain their effort. Mr. Coleman
moved that the Executive Board meet with the Board of Trustee of
Southside and make some decision at the next meeting. The motion
was seconded and unanimously approved.

Mr. Millican suggested that in the future consultant reports be
given at meetings separate from general business meetings so as to
conserve time.

Mr. Johnson introduced the latest addition to the Modei Cities Staff
who is Mr. Frmk Keller, Physical Planner.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 p.m.


JohnnyC. Johnson, Director
Model Cities Program

Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Chairman
Model Neighborhood Executive Board

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