Box 15, Folder 4, Document 29

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January 8, 1969

Mr. Tom R. May
Lockheed-Georgia Company
Marietta, Georgia

Dear Tom:

The City of Atlanta today was announced as America's second city
to receive a grant for execution of its Model Cities Program in 1969.

There are so many reasons why our city was able to submit and
receive approval of its program ahead of the other major cities - the

support and concern of the residents of the area, the cooperation of
public and private agencies in preparing the planning document, the
help of the federal agencies and the cooperation and backing of the
Board of Aldermen.

Another significant and important reason for our success was the
direct assistance we received from you and the Lockheed-Georgia


We have heard much talk about the involvement of private industry in
the resolution of our urban problems. We have also heard expressed
the need to provide for the transference of the technologies of modern
private industry to our urban governments in order that these problems
can be met.

The involvement of Lockheed-Georgia in the planning and development
of Atlanta's Model Cities Planning document does both. Without the
expert professional and technical capability and the logistical support
of Lockheed-Georgia, I think I can safely say that the City could not
and would not have been able to complete and submit ite planning grant
request before well into 1969,

Particular thanks are due not only for the most cooperative manner in
which the assistance was offered, but also for the personal abilities
and interest of the staff members provided.

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