Box 15, Folder 11, Complete Folder

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Box 15, Folder 11, Complete Folder

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Parks /Recreation
Operate 134 recreation centers ,
schools, playgrounds and parks .
Concentrate on teenage activities ,
social dances, civic councils ,
field trips to Allatoona and wo r k
experiences .
Bookmobile night service,
storytelling, touring theatre ,
extension of library branch
hours for study centers,
establish book depositories
at recreation centers , EOA
centers, Monday morning
movies and tours of Central
South Library Bookmobile stops at Humphr ey
Street, Carver Homes , High
Point and Joyland
Kir kwood Branch Library
Garbage and trash pickup two
times weekly - sweep streets
once a week, wash streets remove abandoned autos .
Special c,:lean up campaigns.
Rat control training .
Resurface 51 streets - Pave
l - 3 streets in each area Repair and improve sidewalks
Resurface 15 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Repair and impr ove side walks
Resurface 9 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Repair and improve side walks
Installation of mains for
necessary water and fire
protection services
7 installation projects
for fire protection
improvement and water
2 installations
Dogwood Branch Library Bookmobile stops at Bowen
Homes and Dixie Hills
Shopping Center.
Bookmobile stop at
Perry Homes
Inman Park Branch
Library - Bookmobile
stop at Capitol Homes
Resurface 2 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Repair and improve side walks
Resurface 10 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Re·pair and improve side walks
Resurface 5 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Repair and improve side walks
Resurface 10 streets Pave 1 - 3 streets Re pair and improv e sid e walks
7 installations
1 installation
2 installations
3 installations
West Hunte r Branch Libra ry
Assignment of crime prevention
officer to each EOA center Special 40 - man task force on
evening watch - Employment of
11 ghetto 11 conununity service
Crime prevention officer
assigned to Swnmec, Price ,
and Pittsburg EOA centers .
Crime Prevention officer.
assigned to Edgewood
EOA center.
Crime prevention Officer
asdigJ1.ed to West Central
EOA center
Pr,.;vc.1t1on O1iicer
assigned to Northwest
Perry Homes EOA Center
Crime Prevention Ofiiccr
assigned to East Central
EOA Center
Distribution of fire safety
literature, neighborhood
visits and fire equipment
demonstrations, open houses
at fire stations, street
Genera:. programs at
fire stations in area .
General programs at
fire stations in area
General programs at
Fire Stations in area
General programs at
fire stations in area
General programs at
fire stat.ens in area
Cleaning and re - lamping
of street lights. Night
inspections of lamps.
Re-checking and priority
installation of traffic
speed control signs .
Crirr.c Prcv t o
assigned to Nash - Washington
EOA Center
General programs at
fire stations in area
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Immediate Concentrated Action:
Areas of Concentr ation - The r e are six areas of concentration
identified on the accompanying map (Exhibit A). This is · a minimu1n
number, more should be added if needed. These areas generally
conform to the EOA poverty areas and use the ir centers as a base
of operations. The areas are:
Base of Ope rations
. West Central
Watts Road
Almond and Carey Park
Center Hill
Grove Park
Dixie Hills
Hunter Hills
Western Avenue
Adair Park
M ech anicsville
Summe rhill
Grant Park
Peoples town
South Atlanta
High Point and J oyl a nd
Lakewood Heights
Northwest-Perry Homes
Cha ttahooche e
Lincoln Homes
Scotts Crossing
Hill Park
Perry Homes - Rockdale
J='.age Two
Base of Operation's
East C entral
Glen Iris
Bass Com1nunity
Cal5bagetown - Reynoldstown
English Avenue
Vine City
University Center
Administrative Organi zation - The administrative organization
for the 1968 City Servi~es Program is atta ched as Exhibit B.
R espqnsibilities a.
Mayor - through the Director of Governmental Liaison and
the Comm.unity Dev e lopment Coordinator will be responsible
f?r the supe rvision of the entire program.
Advisory Cominittee on Civil Disorde rs - The Mayor will
create this committee compo se d of thre e Aldermen . The
,, responsibility of this committee is: (1) Initially, this
committee shall r e view and approve all public agency and
City departmental programs proposed to be -~dertake n
during the 1968 City Services Progr am ; (2 ) Evalua te the
recommenda tions of the N a tiona l Adv isory Cominittee on
Civil Dis o rders , spe cifi cally Cha pte rs 10 throu gh 17, and
pres ent in report form its r e cormnendations relative to
City policy to the Mayor and Bo ar d of Ald e r men for
adoption; (3 ) Evaluate thi s y ea r' s City S ervic es Pr-o gram,
p a rticul arly those ac tiv ities ,vhic h p a rallel those
r ec o mmendations c onta ined in the C ominission's r e port;
and (4 ) Provide th e May or with i ts findings and r e commen dation s r e l a tive to (a ) th e succ ess of the local efforts ;
{b) whet her the loc a l effort should b e made p ermanent
and continuing, and, if s o, how ; a nd (c) how th e lo cal
effort should b e expanded a·ssuming it i s successful. The
committ ee s hould s ubmit its report early thi s fall.
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Director .G>f Governme nta l Liaison and Cornmunity Development
Coordin a tor - See above.
City Services ·c o ordinators - T.he re will be six c·oordinators,
. one for each of the si.,-x areas and centers designated. The y
will be responsib le to th e Community Developme_nt ·coordinator.
Each City Services Coordinator \Vill be responsible for the
coordination of City and non-City services with the Neighborhood
Task Force.
Nei ghb~ r hood Task Force - A joint gove rnme nt-com.munity
orga ni zation to be d e velope d at e a ch c e nte r. It will consist
of the:
EOA Citizens Keighborhood Advisory Council (elected
lay citi z ens) .
EOA c ent e r sta ff and h ealth, \ve lfa r e , social s e rvice,
employrn.ent and legal aid programs
City S e rvic e s Coordina tor
City-\Vid e R e sourc es T a sk Force on a n "as n ee d e d"
The obj e ctive of the Nei ghborhood Task Force is mor e
effe ctiv e commun ic a tion b e h vee n r es id e nts· a nd local public
official s a n d how to improve City s e r v ic e s in the area .
City-Wid e R esou rces T as k F orc e - Repr e s ent a ti v es fro m
public a g encies and City d e p a rtme nts \vho w ill e ither
ind ividua lly or colle ctively make th em s e l ves a v a ilabl e t o
each of th e s ix N eighborho od T as k For ces on a n "as n eede d"
b as i s .
Each public age n c y and City d e p a rtment will be r e ques t ed
to d e signate the ir r e pr esenta tive on thi s Ta sk Forc e . E ach
r epresent a tive w ill b e se r v i ng f ull-time and w ill b e expecte d
to b e continu ed on t he co:ot ributing agency ' s pay roll. The
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public age n~i e s and City Departments affected are:
Atlanta Housing Authority
Atlanta Public Schools
Fulton Cotmty Health D e partme nt
Econo1nic Opportunity Atlanta (EOA)
Atlanta Yout-h Council
Parks and Recreation D e partment _
Fire Departme nt
Police Department
Public Works· Department
Building Insp e ctors Department
Sanitation D e partme nt
Traffic ring Depa rtment
Planning D e p a rtment
Atlanta Public Library
More detailed responsibilities are attached for each agency
as Exhibit C.
Complaints - Complaints will be readily handled by the Neighborhood
Task Force, the City-Wide Resources Task Force, and the City
Servic e Coordina tor. Howeve r, a pres sure valve is need e d through
which major complaints and the n ee d for broad policy d ete rrninations
affecting the entire city can be formally conveyed to the City
administration. The Community R e lations Commission will
hold gri evance-respons e hearings in thes e areas on a p e riodic ·
basis during the summe r months. The Community Relations
Commission would in turn 'r e port their findings directly to the
Mayor and the Advisory Committee on Civil Disord e rs.
Depar tme nt H eads Meetings - Will be convene d and h e_ld on a
weekly b as is to facilitate developm e nt of the pro g r a m and to
assist in r es ol ving probl ems. The Mayor or the Administrativ e
Assista nt to t he Mayor or the Dir ector of Go ve rnmental Li a ison
will chair the m ee tin g .
On a p er iodic but fr equent b as i s the Mayor and/or k ey d epa rtment
heads will t ake fi e ld t r ips to th_e d es i gnate d areas and visit w ith
each Neighborhood Task Forc e. It w ould also b e d esirab l e for th e
City-\Vide Resources T ask Forc es to accompany th e Mayor and
departme nt heads on some of t he field trips.
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The presence of the Mayor and department heads in each
designated area is extremely important. Preferably, all six
areas should be _covered on each field tr.ip. However, time may
force a c01npro1nise to spot checks within each area.
Personne l -
City Services Coordinators (6)
A request will be m a de of the Chief Building Official to
as sign the two coordinators from the Building Inspection
Division of the Department of Buildings who worked on last
summer's progra1n to once again assume this responsibility
for this sumrr1er 1 s program. The two coordinators would
be loaned to the Mayor's Office for the period May 1 October 1 but would remain on the Building Department 1 s
---Fo.ur additional coordinators will be employed and
these funds will be request ed from the Board of
Representatives on the City-Wide Resgurces Task Force
The Mayor will make formal reques ts of the public
age.ncies and City d e p ar tments for th e neces sar y people
under the conditions set forth under "3-f 11 above.
EOA will provide aide assistance on th e same .b asis as
last year as well as clerical assistance through Neighborhood Youth Corps positions.
Office space and equipment will b e furnished by EOA at
neighborhood centers.
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The above arrangements closely parallel last year's efforts. They
also closely parallel the recommendations made by the President's
Com1nission on Civil Disorders. We have added the qualitative aspect
of having the Advisory Committee 011 Civil. Disorders monitor this
sum1ner 's efforts with an eye toward placing this effort
and continuing basis.
on ':,
In short, th1s summer's efforts will be in direct respons e to Chapter 10
of the Commission's Report, "The Cormnunity Response."
Immediate Ciiy-Wide Action
While the above 1968 City S ervices Progra1n constitutes immediate
-concentrat ed action, it is desirable that a broadbased, examination be
made of the Report of the National Advisory Cormnittee on Civil Disorders .
It is recommended that all City departments read the whole report,
and more specifically, Chapter 10. This Chapter is entitled "The
···Community Response" and contains recommendations which would
affect every operating department of the City of Atlanta if they were
implemented. Ther efore , the Mayor requests each department and
public agency to res pond to the following proposition:
Assumt'ng the recommendations contained 111 Chapter 10 were being
considered for implementation:
In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of
each recommendation?
-z. - -111 your
judgment, how would it affect your department?
Outline the steps involved in imple1nenting each recommendation
as it would affect your department or agency.
Estimate the probable costs involved in No. 3.
This information should b e filed with the Mayor's Office and the Advisory
Com1nittee on Civil Disord e r s by April 1, 1968.
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The Mayor is referring Chapte r 11, "Police and the Community~' and
Chapter 12, · "Control of Disorde r, 11 to the Police Department and the
Police Committee of the Board of Aldermen for detailed study and
reco1nme nd a tion s for action.
This informa tion should be filed with the Mayor's Office and the Advisory
Committee on Civil Dis orders by April 1, 1968.
The 1'.1ayor is referring Chapter 13, 11 Ad1ninistration of Justice Under
Emergency Cond itions," to the City Attorney's Office and inviting the
Atlant a B a r Associa tion to p a rticipa t e in its r e vi e w. Acting individua lly
or in concert they should study it and provide the City with thei_r comments
and reco1nme ndations for action.
This information should be filed with the Mayor's Office and the Advisory
·., on Civil Diso r der s by Ap r il 1, 1968.
The Mayor is referring Chapte r 14, "Damage s: Repa ir and Compensation,
to Mr. J a m es B e ntl e y, C o mptroller G e n e ral of the State of Georgia,
with th e r e que st tha t h e and his good o ffice study this and provid e the
City with the i r t ecomme n d ~ti ons fo r a ction.
This i nformati on s h o uld b e fil e d w i t h t he M a y o r I s Offic e a nd the Advi s ory
Committee on Civil Disorders by April 1, 1968.
The Mayor i s r e ferring Chapte r 15, "The M e dia of M a ss Communica tions,"
to the M a yor a nd t h e n e \VS m e di a . Th e M a yor in con junction with the n e ws
m e dia will s tudy and m a ke r ec-olllme nd a tion s for a c t i on on this p a rticula r
Cha pte r .
..Thi s i n fo rma t i ~n should b e fil e d w ith t he M a yor's Offi c e and the Ad v i s ory
Com.m itte e on Civil Di s o rde r s by Apr il 1, 1968.
~he M a yor i s refe rrin g C h a p t e r 16, " The F u tur e of th e C iti es ," t o the
M a )ror a n d Boa rd of A l d e r me n , t h e Ch a mb e r of Comn1e rc e , a nd t h e
Atl a nta Urb a n Coa lition,
T h is i nforrna t i on s ho ul d b e fil e d w ith th e M a y or I s Office and t h e Advisory
Com1ni ttee on C ivil Di s order s by April 1, 196 8 .
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The Mayor is referring the entire Chapter 17, "Recommendations £or
National Action, 11 to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Cha1nber
of Commerce, and the Atlanta !-Jrban Coalition. It is also_ being
referred to specific, ind1.vidua l agencies i..n accordance with the
components of the Chapter:
Economic Opp~rtunity Atlanta
Personnel Board
Atlanta National Alliance of Business'men
Atlanta Board·of Education
. Welfare System:
Fulton County Department of Family and Children
Atlanta Housing Authority
Housing Resourc e 's Conunittee
Planning Dep a rtment
This . information should be filed with the Mayor's Offfce and the Advisory
Com1nittee on Civil Disorders by April 1, 1968.
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Director of
Governmental Liaison

Mayor and .
Board of Aldermen
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City-W ide Resources
Task Force
Nash -
Community Development
Coo rdina. tor
No-rthwest Per·ry Homes
West Cent~~l
S umme c
City Services
City Services
C ity Se rvice s
City Services
City Se1.·vices
City Services
Coordinat or
Task Force
Ne ighborhood
Task Force
Task For ce
Task Force
N eighborhood
Task F orce
Neigh borh ood
Ta§_k Force
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Sanitation Department
. Trash picl-: up twice a week . .
Garb age pick up t\vice a we·ek or three times if nee es s':ry.
· Clean streets once a week .
Rem.ave abandoned auto1nobiles.
Coordinate with EOA to clean up vacaI?,t property and the
elimination of h a zards to children at play.
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Public Works Department
Clean out storm drainage.
Clean right of way of debris.
Grade and gravel unpaved streets; _
Pate~~ paved str ee ts.
Pave stree ts on p e tition basis.


Building Insp e ctor


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The Building Inspec tor, according to the policy
established in the Housing Cod e Complianc e Program,
wil.l in propos e d Urban R enewal a r eas :
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Placard where warranted 2-nd seek demolition.
Corre ct h aza rds and coordinate wit.h
... ti1e Health
Depa rtment any un sanita ry c9nditions (E xampl e :·
water sta nding i n b asements ).
Reduce .overcrowding - Liaison with Housing
Autho rity for relocation h e lp.
Vacate unfit units.
Cle a n up pr emis e s.
In the r e maining areas as d es ign a t e d on the P l anning
m a p, step u p hous ing cod e enforcement to th e gre a test
extent possible w ithout d eviating from the es tablish e d
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Enforcement of Zoning Ordinance.

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Parks Department


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Equip and staff a massive recreation program using
all park and school p1·operties and othe r land secured
w1der short-term lease.
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Maxiinum developm ent of properly supervis~d day
and evening social activities and· recreational
programs (Example: evening movies and possibly
str.eet activities).
Coordinate with Traffic Engineer the blocking off
of streets for recreationa l activities.
Police Department
·, 'Improve police protection to residents and homes.
An expanded crime prevention program.
Increase traffic sp ee d control efforts.
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Fire Departme nt
An expanded fir e pr evention program.
Assist in th e program of street show ers for c:hi.ldren
using fire hydrants.
Traffic Engineering D e p a :tmen t
Install sp ee d control signs.
Survey ar ea and provid e ste pped up street light
maint enance activities.
Planning D epartment
Provide nec essa ry planning assistance to all departments.
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A. · The bookmobil e sch e dul e b e increased and expanded
in th e affecte d area.
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Libr a ry coordina tion with such activities as Heaclstart
to pro1note and encourage 1naximurn. use of library
· facilitie s .
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Atlanta Youth Council
Branch libraries loc ated within this area be giv e n
maxiinum suppo r t and a ttention . .
Coordin a t e the Summe r Youth Opportunity Camp a ign
to provid e the m aximum numb e r of jobs ~or young .
people in priv ate indu stry and the public agencies .and
to insure ade_~uate stim1ner recreation and education
programs for childr en in targ e t areas.
l\:fa,Yor's Office
Coordination of tota l sum1ne r effort.
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Summer Recreation>!(
Extra Departmental
Summer Jobs
Youth Council
Atlanta Youth Council
Special Sanitation c·rews
Public Works Sanitation
Re guested
$1, 300, 000
$300, 000 plus
of EOA $600, 000
100, 000
109, 886
Summer Coordinating Funds Atlanta Youth Council
30, 000
Additional Library Services
Atla.nta Public Library
Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering
'$30, 000 from
City Services
. 12, 700
$12,700 approved
by City
Some 55 proposals have been received by EOA and the Atl.:mta Youth Council. These total
approximately $3, 000, 0 0 Q ~ w11l receive $600, 000 from OEO this year. The City will
receive at least $300, 000 of t h i s ~ k s Department programs.
Project Recr ea tion Plug-In
This is a pilot employment progr wn"designed to utilize 11
indigenous teena ge youth ages 16-20 to serve as community recreation organiz e rs. The youth Recreation Org a nizers will recruit,
organize, plan, and supervise 10 other teenagers each to prov id e
planne d sunme r recreation on a 24 hour basis. The project will
last for 11 weeks.
Budget Req1:1 e·s t
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Junior D. J. P ~
An employme nt, cultural, and communi c ations program utilizing
10 Juriior
D. J. 's from high de n s ity to be trained in use of P~A •
equipme nt to prov id e record hops for ab out 10,000 high school and
young adults a ge s 16-25 during th e evening hours (7:30-10:00 P.H.}.
These hops will be gib!en in all of the 14 Ne ighborhood Se~vice Ce n t e r
areas. The proj e ct will last 4 months.

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Operation Youth
This is a n employme nt, recreatio n , cultur al, and educational
program. Se r v ing 500 ma l e s a~ d f ema l e s age s 5-25 in and out of sc ho ol
in a compr eh e ns i ve program of r e crea tion and cultural activiti es including di versi fi e d p layg ro un d pr ogra ms , f ie ld tri ps, craf ts , dr a:.12.tics ,
. dance, group 4i s cu ss ion, e tc. The proj ec t will l as t 11 weeks .
Budg e t Requ est
This is a pr og r am des i gne d t o invo l ve 50-100 ma l es and f ema l es
in and ou t o f schoo l a ges 12-21 in a prog r am of r ec r e a ti on , e mp l oy me n t , e du c a ti on , a nd cu ltur a l e nri chme n t a c ti v iti es . The youth i n
th e pr o j e c t wi ll wo r k si x h our s p~r da y in s uch a cti v iti es as fi eld
trip s , c amp i ng , t utor i a l, e tc . Th e pr oj e ct will la st for 12 wee ks.
Bu rlg e t Re qu es t
Sunm1er En r ichment P·L·o gram
This program ·is a recreation, education and cultural enrichment program serv ing_______
youth agei
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arts and cr a ft, LecturE;S (sports, .social topics, current ~ t s ) ,
field trips, tutorial progr ams, dancing,· games, sports, and
counseling s e rvice s. The project will last appro x ima tely 8 weeks.
Budget Requ e st
Job PreparatioriYrog ram
An employment program desi.gned to serve 25 teenage girls 16-18
years of age and tra{ning and counseling in going about getting a
job. The program will last for 7 months.
Budget Request
Recreation a l (Bowlin g) Pro gr am
This recreation, cultural, and education progr am will serv e
1200 youth agea 7-18 in limit e d skills in bowling , fair play and
sportmanship, team and individual pride. The pr ogr am will last 12
Budget Requ e st
Proj e ct Circu s
A recr ea ti ona l, e duc a tional, and cultural pro g r am des i gne d to
utili ze s ome Sb youth throu ghout Atl anta, who will be traine d in
theatr e and dr amati c te chnique s. Th e y will work with y oun ge r
childr en i nvol ve d in s ee in g Circ us ~
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Dance I ns tr uction in ~1ode rn Ja zz Ba ll e t
A r e cr ea ti ona l, educat i ona l, a nd c ultu ra l prog r am designed to
utili ze _ __ youth , ages 9-15 i n pr ovid i ng cl ass e s in Modern J azz
Ba ll e t i n preparat i on f or a program to be p resented-by t he Youth .
Thi s pro j ect wi ll l ast for 10 weeks.
Budget Requ e s t
$9 75
Lawson Apaitme nts
A recreational and e4ucational pro gram designed to serve 75-100
tee nage boy s and g irl s ages 7-12 (re sidents of the Apart me nts) in a
recrea tional and educ a~ ion prog ram fi ve .days a week, 9;00-5:30 which
will includ e club pro g r am , ser v ic e proj ec t, dr ama tics, tri ps , for
te e n age girls and sp or t s , game s, arts and crafts, pond pl ay activity
for younger bo ys and g i~ ls . Th e project will last for ap~roximately
2 months.
Budget Req uest
The Orig in a l s
An experime ntal ·p ilot · project desi gne d to use social group
work method, corrLmunit y organization and a historical appr.oa ch in
organiztng a teen dr ama group to present special programs f6r th e
commun{'ty. The proj ect wi ll utiliz e 50-500 poor youth be t wee n the
ages of 15-21. The youth activity will include d ance , dr ama , mus ic,
~tc. The vi ew ing audien ce will range fro m 100-1000. Dur~tion of
project - 14 weeks.
Budge t Request $21,550
'ieen Pa rt ne rs
This comp r ehens i ve educ a ti on, employme nt, counseling, cultur a l
and recreation pro g r am i s designed to h e lp in th e deve lopme nt of
attitud es , goals , mo ti vat ion, ' know l edge and skill of 24-30 youth
within a t hre-e ~ ile r adius of th e Ce ntr a l 'fl,[CA . The yout h along
with th e tr aining will be pr ov i ded a comprehensive r ec r e at ion a l
pr ogram. Dur ation of project - 8 weeks .
Budge t Reque st
$6,947 .11
Job Exo l or a tion f or Te e n Te2~s
This empl oy-me nt, e ducation and r e c re ational program will utili ze
40- 50 yout h in a si x wee k t rainin g pr og ra m to work with vari ous
chil dr e n pro g r ams ( ages 5- 11) i ncluding p l ay grou nds, tu toring, st o ry
t elling etc . _ A gr oup of 10 te e ns (a ges 15-17) a nd a yo ung adu lt
l eade r ~-:ill wor~ c1 s a t ea::i in ar ea s. _The· proje c t wi ll ·l ast for
a ppr ox i ~a t e l y 7 wee k s .
Budge r Re qu es t
$ 10 , l f 6 7 . 2 8

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· "Hi Neighbor"
An int ercultura l, r ec re at iona l, education program designed for
60 children ages 6-12 from low cost housing with worki,ng parents .
Specific activity includes : group game s, folk dancing, hikes , nature
exporation, cook out s , and day camp. Duration of pr oj e ct - 5 weeks .
Budge t Re quest
Project A
Twilight Enrichme nt Prog.E_am
This cultural, recreati on a l, educational, group guidance and
lead ershi p deve lo ~mren t project is d es igned to h e lp youth enrich .thei r
social and spiritual lives in th e Vine city, Simpson, Be ckwi th, Fair
and Walnut Stree t areas . The pro j ec t wi ll attempt to help 45 pre teens (6-12) and 35 teenagers (13-16). The specific activity will
include day c amp activity .. Durat i on of program - approx imat e ly 8
, weeks.
Budie t Requ es t
Proj ec t B - Te enage Job Prepar a tion Clinic at Pe rr y Home s
This pilot proj e ct i s des inge d for 50-60 females, 13-16 years
of age . The activities wi ll inc lude int ensive l eadership t rai ning
in prep a ration for jobs ; how to apply; job int erv i ews , and holding
a job. ~hey will also be g i ve n a s sistance in finding job p l ace ment s . Dur a tion of proj ec t
Budget Re qu e~t
Exp a nd e d and New Serv ic es
This edut~t ional, emp lo yment , r ec r ea tional, and c ultu ra l program
- is designe d to meet th e needs of boys and gir l s 6 - 21. Prog ram
act iv i ties inc l udes a si x wee k tr aining prog r am f or 11th and 12th
gr ad e s , inc l udin g c ra f t sk ill s , c amp s ki ll s, so as to be ab l e · to work
with s ma ll e r chil dr e n i n c a~ p sit ua t i ons . Durat ion - 10 wee k s .
Budget Reque st
$ 6 , 85 1. 95
Summer Day Camp and Te enage Employment Program
This is a recreational, cultural and educatiori~l project
designed to utilize 20 girls ages 16-21 to become day camp Junior _
Counselors for younger girls ages 6-14 . The project will serve
approximate ly 558 girls in the Kirkwood Area by providing home maker tr aining , singing , dancing, craft~, field trips, swimming,
and evening recreation programs for old e r girls.
Budget Request
This proj ec t· i s designed to meet some of the employment; recr e ation a l, educational and cultur a l needs of 412 gir ls scouts ages
7-17 in day camp activities. The project will last ab out 11 weeks .
Budget Request
• Area Day C~
This project is design to pr ov ide recreation for app rox imately
550 boys and girls ag e s 6-12 with day camp activitie s . The se
activiti e s wi ll includ e cr afts , a rchery , nature study , swimming an d
movies. Th e proj e ct will last about 12 weeks .
Budget Re ques t
$10, 852
A 12 week pro gr am des i gn~ d to p rovide r ecreationa l activities
for some 500- 600 youth of both s exe s ages 8-18 . The proj ect will
also hire one youth worke r in each l ocal community t o wo rk und er
the loca l su~e rv i sor . Activities for t he pro ject will consist of
softball, h orses h oe , baske tba ll, badminton , baseball, voll ey ball,
and croque t.
Budget Request
$4 ,60 2 . 20
Summe r Cultural Enrichment Prog ram
Program d es i g ned to pro v ide emp loyme nt, education, and recreational activ iti es in the form of day camps for 300-400 youth(ages
7~12) per day. The proj ect will utili ze indigenou s teenagers age
16 and above to supervise t he activity . Dura tion - approx imate l y
11 weeks.
Budge t Request
__ $35,533.49
Pittsburg Community ' s Work, Educat ion, Recreation Progr am
Thi s pilot 'prog ram i s des i gne d to utili z e youth in a community
beauti fication program as we ll as provide manpowe r for existing
recreationa l facilities.
The project will employ 20 male s aged
15-20 in the Beautificatiqn Program, six female team manager s age
14-20 and thre e male leag u e · ~lanners will be employed to carry on
Little League Activities. The pr o j ect will also prov ide homemake r
train inz for girls 9-17 . Duration - 12 we eks .

Budge t
Re qu es t

Thi s compr ehensive e mp l o yme nt and r e creation proj e ct wi ll attempt to
meet the n eed s of 10,000 boys in s eve ral Boys' Clubs in the city
ages 6 - l B : The proj e ct wi ll emp l oy a number o f you th a ge s 1 6 - 2 1 to
plan and deve l op pro g rams for areas s erved.
SurrunE: r activities will
include group clubs , dancing , cook ing , mus ic ap pre ciation , pu ppe try ,
photography art , d esk help, handicr a ft , drama , ceramtcs , a nd wood
work. Dura tion - appro x i ma t e ly 1 2 we e ks .
Budge t Rt:! ques t
$10 3 , 6 0 9.92
St or y Te ll ing Cours e s
Thi s e d uc a t i ona l progr am i s d e s i gned to p~ov i de e f fec i ency fo r
St o ry Te ll er t o be u se d du r iug the suITt~e r in var i ous r ecreation
pr b g raras . The proje c t will pro v ide 12 course s ut ili zing 20 enroll ee s
for a 8 week p e ri od .
Du r a t i o n - 8 weeks .
Budget Reque st
$ 2 ,97 9 .50
Summe r Re sidecnt Camp
The program propos e s to eaploy 5 youth in summer r es i dent -camp
as cabin counse lor s , kitchen helpers and as maintenance pe rsonnel .
The program will provide camp experience for 300 youth betwe en the
ages of 7-16. Activity wi ll includ e mus.ic, painting, drama, and a
tutori al program . Duration - 3 weeks.
Budget Request
Educatio n and E.nolo vrr:e nt
A work-study _seminar to be conducted at resident camp for 12
high schdol grad~ates from poverty backgrounds. The activity of the
seminars will consist of information that woul d be applicable to
college entrance, discussion on current social events, etc. Duration
of project - 12 weeks.
Bud get Request
Work Iri~entive Demonstration Pr ogram
This proj e ct is designed to serv e 100 men between the' ages o f
16-21 in a work inc entive program with th e hope of en1ployme nt after
compl etion of the project. Duration - 2 weeks .
Budget Re qu e st
Camp l mpr bveme nt Pr o ie c t
This empl6~nent pro g ra~ is design e d to utilize 90 youth be t wee n
th e ages of 16-21. The youth will be involved in 3 {~eeks of camps ite
improve me nt of the Butler Street ~ 1CA's Lake Allatoona Campsite.
Activities will inclu de wint e ri•z a tion of exi s ting c amp stru ctur e s ,
landsc aping a~d wa te r front i mp r ov e~e nt.
$17,7 80.92
Budget Re qu es t
Exten ded S,,,irrL--rri.n;_
To pro v id e s wi filJ i ng a ct i v it i e s f o r s o~e 195 boys an d g i r ls
be·t wee.n th e ages of 7-16. Dur a tio n. 12 weeLs .
$4,1 29.80
Budg e t Requ e s t
Te Soc i _~__l Recr2 -:1 ti o ~
T·h i s p!.~(,g r2~·:: ~.:=- ~11. attc:r:i p t to f u lf i ll th<2 rec r eation n.-:: :2 cL_:; oi 600
y outh bet~~-.r t:.:i:1 t.he .;tge s c:: f l L~-1 .3 . l :.c t ivi_t { es c on.s i.sting ot S\"~i ~-r:.::.1 in g :,
d~ncini, ar t s & crafts , s l id2 2 r e s c~t&t i ons , sin~in g , dancing, and
ta le:i.t slHJ -:·s ~-.~ i ll ~\t:; c2r ·( L e d n [o r ~2 tI143.215.248.55 16:20, 29 December 2017 (EST)ks .
1: 1
$14 , 256.. 95
Kirkwood Si:·1im.i~1in2; Cl ass
This pr ogram will pro vide swimming act i vit i es for 50 youth ages
7-12 in schoo l. Duration - approx~mate ly 12 weeks.
Bud get Request
This pr o ject will provide a number of pl ays for r ecreati onal
programs thro~ghout the cit y .
Budget Req uest
Circ us
This progr am is designed to pr ov ide s ooe of th e r e creational
needs o~· At l anta youth betwee n th e ages 5-11. The Academy will
produ ce fi ve shows (Circ us ) per week fo r a s i x week period. The
Theatre c an handl e 180 kids per performance .
Budge t Reques t
· $39,3 61
This pr ogram ropes to provi de tutor ia l, and cultur a l enrich.Iu.ent
prog r ams in cluding t yp i ng, readiu:::, , bas e ball , fa shi on s h ows and etc . for
600-7 00 yout h ages 5- 20.
Budg e t Re qu est
Me chan ic sv ill e· Suraner PY o iect - Edu cation 2 l
Thi s prograR will be o perated out of th e Pryor Stre ~ t Schoo l .
Rec r ea tion 2.nd education nee ds during th e sur:rr;,.e r mont h s . Lc1.rge
a~o~n t of you th t o be hired. City Scho o l s doi ng ab out th e sa~e .
The ~toject will ru n 3 months .
Bud ge t Req ues t
Keen Teens
Program to work with hard core youth. Youth working with
youth. Clean up crews, recruiting for other proj ec ts, etc. Gciod
project - hi gh employment.
Budget Request
This unique work- recreation proj ect will utilize 200 youth and
young adults , ma le and f ema le ages 16-21 in a program to up grade
their conmunity. Acti v ities will include cleaning streets, a ll eys ,
empty lots, and rod e nt control.
Budget Reque st
A comprehensive employment, recreation, education, and cultur a l
project to serve 20,000 youth male and femal e of all ages in the SumMee Area. Activities will include tutorial, typing, filmstrips,
drama, ·iouns e ling, field trips, etc.
Budget Request
Operation Ti_gb_ten Uo
This pr ogram is des i gn e d to serv e some 7,000 teenage and young
adults ages 13-25 in a mu lti-p~rp ose you th pr ogram . The program
will employ a number of indi ge nour youth a nd young adults . Activities
wi 11 includ e l e e tu res , tours, youth forums, deve lopr:1e nt of you th
business , gen e ral sports (in do or and ou t 6£ doors , and creative
games .
Budge t Re qu e st
"Sock It To ~[e 11
- -- An er.,ployme nt pro j ect de si gne d to s e r ve 1,000 ma le and f e rr,a l e
ages 13- 25 in a n in t en s ive progra ~ of tr a in ing and c ouns e lin g . Le ad
t e e n age i s a~d profe s s i o nal s will wor k ~i t h t ee naie r s who h ave no
work h i s tor y as 11 peer Gr ou p Coun s e l ors . Dur 2t ion of proj e ct appr oxi3ate l y 12 week s .
Bu dg e t R.eq ;._test
Surrrner · Activities Program
A recr eat i onal , educational, cult ural enrichmerrt progr.:un wil 1
serve approximately 5,400 pe rsons of a ll ages. Empl oying _____
youth in di versif i ed jobs : Activities for this program will inclu de
indoor and out of door r ecr eation, arts ~nd cr afts , headstart, tri ps
to interest ing pl aces , · neighbor hood cleim lips. Duration - approximately
11 weeks.
Budget Request
This recreationa l and educational will serve approximately 9,000
. youth bcith male" and female of all a ge s who reside in low-inc ome
cowmunities . The pr o j ect will utilize 60 poor youth as youth assistants and 9 young adu lts. Activities for the project will includ e
spor ts , arts and crafts, daily personal grooming, trips and excursions,
ceramics and di versif ied "playground programs. Duration - 12 weeks.
Budget Request
, ·.
This project wil l co ve r the four target ar e as in the city. It
is de s i gned to meet the recre at iorral nee ds of 5,000 persons of a ll
age s . The proj ect will employ 8 youth and young adu lt s from each
of th e ar ea blbcks. Activities will inclu de sports, playgro und
acti v i~i~s, arts and crafts, cer ami cs, s ewin g , personal hygiene and
grooming, trips and excusion:i , t een programs, senior citi zec1 progra0 ,
swimm ing and pre- s chool programs. Dur at ion 8 weeks
Budget Request

SuI:U:ie r Cr ash Recr e2. t: ion Pro_iec t
Thi s uniqu e pil ot pro j ect wi ll utilize six youth from the area
The pr o j e ct will ser ve 24
mentall y r eta ~d ed childr en by pro v i d ing daily menta l and physic a l
acti v iti e s. D'ure.tion - 9 wce~~s .
to work with men t a ll y r e t arded chi ldr en .
Budge l Re ques t
A com pr e he nsive employrnen t, recr ea tion a l, educ,ational and
cultural progras.1 de si gne d to employ a number of youth and young
adults for the pur pos e of su perv is ing g r oup activities. The program will serve a total of 500 persons age s 6-25. Activities for
this program will includ e tutorial in reading and grade i mproveme nt,
arts and cra fts , Negro histor y , story h~urs, danc e instruction,
sports ·, pl ayground activities, t r ips and swi mming . Dur at ion 10
weeks .
Budge t Reque st
A uniqu e pro gram designed to take 100 boys and girl s in the
Peoplestm-m -S mc'a,1e rhill ar ea to Jekyll Isl a nd for one week in an
atte mpt to r ep lace a slum s ett ing with a memo r a ble experience of a
world they have ne ver kno·,.;n. Activities for this progr am will include recr ea tion and couns e ling . After returnin g , thes e youth will
be engage d in a 7 week reme di a l r ead ing progr am . Duration - 8 weeks .
Budg et Request
A comp r ehensive employment , r e cr eatio n, education and cultur a l
enrich men t pr og ram t o serve about 6 ,0 00 young children, both ma l e
and f e~ale . The pr oject will e mp l oy 20 teen l eaders to be divid ed
amoun g th e four centers . Proj ect activities will include field trips,
p e r sona l hygi e ne , sewing clas s e s; class e s in water and hunting
safety , fir st aid , body car e , drana, and mus ic a l gro ups . Dur a tio n appro ximately 10 we e k s .
Budg et Re que st
This e:11p loy, r.2n t, r e cre a tior. a l a nd cultur a l e n r i chme nt prog1- a,11
is de sign e d to s er ve a n umbe r of yo uth in t he area . T~ pr o j ect
wi ll- e m? l oy a nur.1b e r of youth to d oo rdi na te and s up erv is e r e cre a t i ona l
a nd e nr ichr.~en t pro grE.:-,s (a ges 17-1 8 ). Act i v iti es will i nc l ud e base b a ll, baske t ba l l , vo ll y j a l l, s occer , st o r y ho ur s , a nd tr ips .
Dur a t i on - 13 we eks.
Budz e t R:> ques l
"Project Uplift"
The project will pr ovide education and recreafional acti~ities
for 300 youth , young adults, and Senior Citiz ens _. The project will
employ 15 junior l eaders (16-21) from th e area to provide leadership
for children; youth and Senior Citizens. Aciivities will include Negro history, basic education improvem·ent, tours, arts and crafts ,
d ance, swimming, sports, mov ies, track and field events, and i n strumenta l music . Duration - 8 weeks
Budget Request
Edgewood - Ea st Lake Youth Summe r Recreation Program
This summe r recreational program will serve about 500 youth of
all ages . Activities wiil includ e - sewing, crafts , stamp collecting,
guitar lessions , piano lession s , dance, wood work , and sports .
Du ratton - approximately 9 weeks .
. ·.
Budget Request
Edg ewood - Kirkwood Skatin__~ Proj e ct
A program to provide skating activities for 200 youth and young
adults ages 6-25 . The project will e mploy 12 young adults from the
corrLrnunity. Duration - appro x imately 10 weeks .
Budget Re ques t
The project will pr ovid~ recreational, educational~ and cultural
activiti e s for sorae 600 youth and young adults. The pr o j ect wil l
employ 30 t a rg e t area youth to su perv is e th e act ivitie s as te ache r
aides , ground k eepe rs, equip~ent ma nage rs an d conc ession work e r s .
Acti v ities will includ e s port s , art s and cr af ts, drama , arid a cti ng .
Dur ation - 12 weeks .
Budget Re ques t
This projec t wi ll pr oduce thr ee o r more p l ay s t o b e prese n ted
on a L!O:) i ]e t heatre faci lit y t o f::O\.'r EOA t .:;:.· get a reas .
The pro j ect
will s e r: 01e
It wou l d e mp loy __ __ ___ yout h arid ym.:rrg
adul t s in the pl a~ni Gg or pro j ec t.
Budget Request
Du r~ ti on - 8 wee~s .
PAT Y (Price Aid to Youth)
This project will attempt to prepare 100 youth ages 14-24 for
employme nt . . Its activiti es will inc _lude recreation, counseling,
tutoring, and recruitment activities . Duration 12 0eeks.
Budge t Request
Recreation~ Et!1plovrr-,ent and E_nrich0ent Program
The City 's·programs will prov id e a diversity of recreational
and enrichment programs for youth and Senior Cit ize ns throu ghout
the metropolitan area. It will serve app roximate ly 21,000 persons
during the summe r. It will employ 336 poor youth. Activities to
be offer ed :
Cre ati ve Rhytmics
., oor games
So ftball
Volly Ball
Camp Cr af t s
Cer amics
Pho tog raphy
Musi c Apprec i a tion
Team Sports
Weight Training
Day Camp
Wood Hork
Baton Lesson
Cheer Leading
Tract 8, Fie ld
Pup petry
Fie ld Trip s
Te en Dances
Modern and Tap dance
Duration - 12 weeks
Budge t Request
Thi s progr ar:1 ,:i ll be to fi ri.d and hc l ? young girls in find ing
work - c aring for you t h , et c. Thi s i s only pro j ect wo r k ing with
u nwe d mot.her s .
Budget Request
March 14, 1968
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522·4463 Area Code 404
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
From: Ivan Allen, Jr.
Department/ Agency Heads
In order that we might evaluate the City's planning effort for
increased summer services, I am asking certain C ity department heads and agency directors to meet with me next
Tuesday, March 19.
The meeting will be held at 2:30 p. m. m Committee Room 2
at City Hall.
Most of you were involved last year in the development and
execution of our special programs of city services and youth
activities during the summer months~ The favorable results
of thos e programs h ave convinced us tha t we must ext end and
expand them this year.
At the Tuesday meeting we will discus s :
A proposal for city services coordination this year.
T h e recommendations of the President 's Commission on
Civil Disorders and what the City should do with them.
I hope you will b e with us.
March 14, 1968
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DANE. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
From: Ivan Allen, Jr.
To: Department/ Agency Heads
In order that we might evaluate the City's planning effort for
increased summer services, I am asking certain City department heads and agency directors to meet with me next
Tuesday, March 19.
The meeting _will be held at 2: 30 p. m. in Committee Room 2
at City Hall.
Most of you were involved last year in the develoj?ment and
execution of our special.programs of city services and youth
activities during the summer months. The favorable results
of those programs have convinced us that we must extend and
expand them this year.
At the Tuesday meeting we will discuss:
A proposal for city services coordination this year.
The recommendations of the President's Commission on
Civil Disorders and what the City should do with them.
I hope you will be with us.
IAJr :fy
�Mr. Karl Bevins, Tliaffic Engineer
Mr. Henry Bow den, City Attorney
Mr. John Cox , Director, Atlanta Children and Youth Services Council
Mr. Charles Davis, Comptroller
Mr. Jack Delius, Parks Director
Mr. Collier Gladin, Planning Director
Chief C. H. Hildebrand, Fire Chief
Mr. William S. Howland, Director, Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban
Mr. Ralph Hulsey, Sanitary Engineer
Chief H e rb e rt J e nkins, Police Chief
( Mr . Carl Johnson, Fulton County Manage r )
Mr . Johnny Johnson j Dir e ctor of Mode l Citie s Program
Col. Malcolm J on e s , Housing Coordinator
Mr . E a rl L and e rs , A dministrati v e Assistant
D r . John W . Le tson , Superintend e nt, Atlanta PublicSchools
Mr . Ray Nix on, D ire ctor of Public Wo r ks
M r. T . H . (J im) P ar h a m , Admin istrato r, E c on omic O p po rtuni t y
Atlanta, Inc.
Mr. Johnny R ob in son, C ommunity D eve l opment Coo rdi nator
Mr. Carlton C . R ochell, D irecto r, Atl anta P ublic L ibrary
Mr. M. B. Satterfield, E xecutive Di rector, Atl anta Housing Authority
�Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. Paul Weir, General Manager of Water Department
Reverend Samuel Williams,
Chairman, Community Relations
Mr. William R. Wofford, Building Inspector
General William R. Woodward, Director, Atlanta Metropolitan
Area Civil Defense
�Match 14, 1968
From: Ivan Allen, Jr.
To: Department/ Agency Heads
In order that we might evaluate the City's planning effort for
increased summer services, I am asking certain City department heads and agency directors to meet with me next
Tuesday, March 19.
The meeting will be held at 2:30 p. m. in Committee Room 2
at City Hall.
Most of you were involved last year in the development and
execution of our special programs of city services and youth
activities during the summer months . The favorable results
of those programs have convinced us that we must extend and
expand them this year.
At the Tue day m eting
will discuss:
A proposal for city s rvices coordin tion this year.
The recomm ndations of the President's Commission on
Civil Disord re nd what the City should do with them.
I hop you will b
with us.
�March 13, l 968
Attached is a c opy of the summary re c ommendations of the President' s
Commission on Civil Disorders.
lt is imperative th t th · City of Atlanta. not take this historic report
lightly. We must carefully review every recomm _ndation and t ke
whateveir action is :necessary to improve and protect the lives of all
our citizens .
I am. asking ach of you to make a thorough analyeis of the sections of
the report which fall within your are · of opei- ti.on. You are requ ated
to prep re a detailed course of action outlintpg those steps you intend to
take on all recommend t1ons which pply in the City of Atl nta.
Mos t of you w re lnvolv d last year in the development and xecutt-on
of a special progr m of coo,.-dinatlon of city ervices during the
ummel" months. The r sulte of that progi,-am were highly f vor ble.
It is imp rativ that we continue and expand the City Service
Program and discus what p ci!ic action we hould take on
the Commi ion• s r poi-t.
l ma ·king th t you m t with m Tuesd y, M rch 19, t 2:30 p. m.
in Committe Room 2, City Hall. At that tlm we will review wh t
cttons r bein t · k n to pi- vent civil di otd ir in Atl t .
Sine r ly yours ,
Allen, Jr.
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dep rtm nt
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M r . K arl Bevins, T &affic Engineer
0 M r.
Henry Bowden, City Attorney
} Miss Virginia Carmichael, Recreation Director
M r. John Cox, Director , Atlanta Children and Youth Services Council
/ Mr . Charles Davis, Compti-oller
j Mr .
J a ck Delius, P arks D irector
)("' M r . Collier Gladin, Pla n n ing Director
/ c hief C. H . Hildebrand , F ire Chief
yMr. W illiam S . Howland , D ire cto1.", Citfaens Adviso:ry Committee on U r b an
v\ Renewal
}Mr. Ral ph Hulsey, Sanitary E ngin e e r
}chief Herbert J enkins, Police Chief
) Mr . Carl Johnson, F ulton County Man ger
/ Mr . Johnny John on, Di r ector of M odel Cities Progr am
v:>col. Malcolm J one s , Hou s ing Coor d in tor
. /Mr . Earl Lande r s , A r,ministr tiv
A si tant
Dr. John W . Let on, Supe rintendent, Atlant
} Mr.
Ray Nixon , Dir c t ol" of P ublic Wo rk
y' Mr . T . H . (Jim) P tha.m, Administra tor, Economic Opport uni ty
Atlant , Inc .
v' Mr. Johnny Robinson, Community Development Coordinat or
/ Mr. Cl'lton C .
Rochell, Dir ctor, Atlant Public Libr ry
M. B. Sattedi ld. Executiv
Director., Atlant
iso~y ~~ttee
J Mr. Dan Sweat, Dii-ectoi' of Governmental Liaison
/ 4r . Paul Weir, Gene.- I Manager of Water Dep rtment
Reverend Samuel Willi ms , Acting Ch irman, C ommunity Relations
. /Mr w William R . Wofford, Building Inspector
X General Willi
m R. Woodwal'd, Director, Atlanta Metropolitan
Area Civil Defense
�April 3, 1968
We have not receiv ed Civil Disorders reports from the follow ing:
Opie Shelton ,,,.
- Jin nny Bentl eyCarl Johnson
--Karl D ev ins
·---.J-ehrreox-Char le s Davis
Bill How land _
Jo · · ¥....J-ahn s on _,,-ohn L etso~ ____.
Jim ParhauL-t--M. B. Satte rfield
Urb a n Coalition M e mb e rs (Chapte rs 16 a n d 17)
Mayor a nd N ew s M e dia (Chapte r 15)
F aye
On M ar ch 19, 1968, the Mayor of Atlanta calle d together at City Hall
d epartment and agency heads to discuss actions to be taken in r esponse
to the R eport of the N ationa l Advisory Commission on Civil Disord ers .
Exhibit "A contains the sugge sted action on the Report and a recommended
1968 City Services Program.
In summary, the Mayor:
D esignat ed six geographical areas of concentration for the 1968
Summer Program.
Established a three-member special Aldermanic Advisory
Committee on Civil Disorders .
Recommende d the establishment of six City Services Coordinators
to work with neighborhoods to resolve community problems.
Requested City departments and agencies to respond to
recommendations of the Civil Disorde rs Commission.
Respons e r e ceived f~om the departine nts /a gencies i s i nclud ed in
E xhibit "B".

The Mayor I s Office will provide overall coordination of the 1968 Summer
The Mayor I s O ffice and the Aldermanic Advisory Comm itte e will provide
curr ent and long range evalua tion in accor danc e with Exhibit "A", Page
2 (3) (b).
Six City S ervices Coordinato rs will b e employed by th e Mayor's Office
and will be assigne d to EOA neighborhood servic e centers at the following
. ~,
�Page Two
West Central Center
Amos Parker, Director
Eddie Billups, City Services
2193VerbenaStreet, N. W.
Telephone: 799-0331
Northwest-Perry Homes Center
Howard Jefferson, Director
Samuel A. Battle, City
Services Coordinator
1927 Hollywood Road, N. W.
Telephone: 799-9322
Edgewood Center
Charlene Wharton, Director
Edward Williams, City
Servi<;es Coordinator
1723 Boulevard Drive, S. E.
Telephone: 378-3643
Summec Center
Daniel Brand, Director
George Hitchcock, City
Services Coordinator
65 Georgia Avenue, S. E.
Telephone: 577-1351
Nash-Washington Center
William Fowlkes; Director
Clarence Green, City
Services Coordinator
247AshbyStreet, N. W.
Telephone: 524-2084
East Central Center
George Dodd, Director
Henry O. Sand e rs, City
Services Coordinator
486 Decatur Street, S. E.
Telephone 577-1735
-The Fire Departmen_t has taken the necessary action to implement
·the following programs:
Publication of a brochure that will outline the responsibilities
of each Division of the Fire Department to explain their
functions and to emphasize to the citizens of these areas that
the Fire Department .e xists for only one purpose - the protection
of life and property of all citizens. This booklet will contain
such information as the requir ements for employment, the
training, and benefits derived from being employed by the
City of Atlanta Fire Department, an open invitation to all ·
personnel to visit the ir Fire Department, how to report a
fire, how to obtain emergency responses, the need for protecting fire apparatus, many fire prevention steps to be taken
by each citizen, and an explanation that the Fire Prevention
Bureau is available to assist any group by making Fire
Prevention talks, demonstrations, and showing of film.

A program of visitation into various communities for the purpose
of distribution of Fire Prevention literature, demonstrations of
fire equipment, and providing for dwelling inspections on request.
During the inspection an invitation will be extended to resid ents
to visit the ir community Fire Station.
Merit Badges will be purchased and maintained at each Fire
Station in sufficient quantities to give to all children visiting
the Fire Station, along with the comment that in .. receiving this
badge they are assuming a helpful citizen's rol e in as sis ting
the Fir e Department in preventing fir e s.
Coordinati on with the Water Department and Parks D e p artment
in providing street showers for childr en in these a1·eas utili z ing
the fire hydrants.
Assignment of a coordinator to coope rate fully with City S ervic es
Coordinators in answering complaints and grievances tha t come
under the jurisdiction of the Fir e Department.
Provide prompt response to all alarms.
·The Atlanta Public Library will provide library branches or bookmobile service in the following communities within the target areas:
Branch Library
Bookrn.obile Stop
West Central:
Almond and Carey Park
Grove Park
Dixie Hills
Bowen Homes
Dogwood Branch
Shopping Center
South Atlanta
High P~int and Joyland
Humphrey Street
South Branch
Carver Homes
Carver Homes
High Point and
Northwest-Perry Homes:
Perry Homes
Perry Homes
East Central:
Glen Iris
Bass Community
Capitol Homes
Inman Park
Kirkwood Branch
West Hunter Branch
is located on edge of
Th e Libr ary w ill continue to act as resource for other agencies in the
area, supplying book s , films, records, e tc., to any agency requesting
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Special voluntee r storyt e llers will be trained and provided to tell
stories to childr e n on the bookmobiles, at the branch libraries, in
the community school program. or EOA center s. Storyte llers will
be scheduled as needed with particular emphasis on placement in
disadvantaged com.m unities.
A bookmobile program labeled "The Indian Giver" will be in operation
this summer to distribute books on a 11 readum- 1 n-swapum 11 basis. The
unit will remain in an area from 6:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. in order to
better serve adult "working people 1 s"needs. During this period a film
program will be shown in a nearby neighborhood center. EOA poverty
areas already designated for this progr a m are: Mechanicsville,

Sum1ne rhill,
Grant Park and Bedford Place. Two fulltime staff members
have been assigned to this program.
Film Program
Weekly film programs will be provided in EOA neighborhood centers
and in City recreation centers .
Study Centers


The branch librari es in disadvantaged areas will remain essentially
as study centers at the close of the school d a y for children who hav e
severe limitations in such facilities at home .
Book D epos itories
Paperb ack book depositories w ill b e set up in EOA neighborhood centers
and City recreation centers.
Functions a t Main Library
The Main L ibrary w ill continue to act as an agency through which
programs can be planned. Groups will be brought to the Libr ary for
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Page Three
"Monday Morning Movies, 11 group tours, as well as providing the
normal services of supplying films, art prints and reference services
to individuals.
Our Children's Department will continue to encourage children to earn
a certificate for reading twelve books under ou-r Read-All-Year Program.
The Library will continue also to encourage Head Start to bring groups
to the Main Library for picture book hour, storytelling, which is ·now
a very popular service. In addition, the Vagabond Marionettes will be
sent to five branch libraries in disadvantaged areas. Our traveling
storyteller will also continue rotation of storyhours at Decatur Street,
Vine City, Georgia Avenue, Hunt Street and Simpson Street •
.The City Parks Department will operate approximately 134 centers,
schools, playgrow1ds and parks. Heavy emphasis will be placed on
teenage activities , such as social dances, civic councils, field trips
to our Lake Allatoona property, and work experiences . Every
neighborhood has been carefully inventoried fro1n the viewpoint of
the availability of either a school or a park and recreation facility.
· It is anticipated that not all of the currently existing forty odd playlots
will be staffed; however, those not staffed will ·b e adjacent to operational
Heavy emphasis will be placed on e1nployment using in-school and
out-of-school Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollees, as well as additional
young people who come from disadvantaged areas.
The entire summer program will be heavily publicized, using all news
media and, if necessary, paid advertisements in the press.
The Parlts Department will attempt
going some twelve hours a day, six
recreation and cultural enrichment,
identifiable neighborhood within the
to have a comprehensive program
days a week that will provide
as well as education in every
target areas •
·The Street Maintenance Division of the Construction Department will
implement plans for resurfacing the following streets:
Summe rhill, Grant Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Adair Park,
Pittsburgh, Chosewood Park, Highpoint and Joyland, South Atlanta, and
Lakewood Heights:
Boulevard, S. E.
- Confederate Avenue to Memorial Drive
Pryor Street, S. W.
- Geor g ia Avenue t o Ridge Avenu e
Meldon Avenue, S, W.
- Capitol Avenue to Pryor Road
Middleton Street, S. W.
- Meldon A venu e to Bullock Street
Stillman Street, S. E.
- Lakewood Avenue to Lakewood T e rrac e
Buena Vista Street, S. W.
- Pryor Street to Fortress Street
Park Ave nue, S. E.
- M emoria l Drive to I-20
Park Avenu e , S. E.
- B e rne Street to Glenwood Avenu e
Bass Street, S. E.
- McDani e l Street to Coope r Stre e t
Sydne y Street, S. E.
- Che roke e Avenue to P a rk Avenue
Taft Street, S. W.
- Thornton Place eas t to end of street
Bipp Street, S. W.
- 250 feet eas t of Aiken Stree t - 1, 000 feet
Aike n Street, S. W.
- Thornton Street to Hipp Street
Thornton .Street, S. W.
- Thornton Place eas t to end of pavement
U pshaw Street, S. W .
- East Aiken Street - 1, 000 feet west
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Edgewood and Kirkwood:
Arizona Avenue, N. E.
- DeKalb Avenue south to end of street
Hallman Street, N. E.
- Warren Street to Howard Street
Saunders Street, N. E.
Boulevard Drive to Hallman Street
Caroline Street, N. E.
- Moreland Avenue to Marion Place
Mortimer Street, S. E.
- Arkwright Plac e to Wylie Street
Merlin Avenue, S. E.
- Moreland Avenue to Battlefield Avenue
Wrenwood Place, N. E.
- Hardee Street to Wrenwood Drive
Screven Street, N. E.
Locust Stre e t, N. E.
Boulevard Drive to Hardee Street
- College Avenue to Trotti Street
Glen Iris, Bass Community, Cabba ge tow n-R e ynoldst'aw n:
Edgewood Av e nue , N. E.
- P ea chtr ee Str eet to Hurt Str eet
Angier Avenue , N. E.
- Pine Street to North A venue
Samps on Street, N. E.
- Irwin Street to E as t Av e nue
Auburn A v enu e , N. E.
- R andolph Street to Irw i n Stree t
Harra lson Av enu e , N. E.
- DeKalb A venue to Alta Ave nue
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Page Thre e
En glish Ave n u e a nd Vine City:
Jone s Av enue , N. 1V .
- Marie tta Str eet to Northside Driv e
Neal Str ee t, N. W.
- Ashby Str eet to Griffin Str eet
Western A ve nue , N. W.
- Vine Stree t to Gr a y Stre e t
Johns Str ee t, N. W.
Simpson Str e et, N. W.
Northsid e Drive to Gray Street
- Northsid e Driv e to Elliott Stre e t
Haynes Stre e t, S. W. /N. W. - Peters Str eet to Simpson Stre e t
Che stnut Str eet, N. W.
Bankhea d A ve nue to J e ffe rson Str eet
Mitchell Str ee t, S. W.
- Ashby Str ee t to J e ptha Str eet
Beckw ith Str e e t, S. W.
- Ashby Str eet to Walnut Str eet
Lena Street, N. W.
- Ashby Str ee t to Ollie Str ee t
Watt s Ro a d, C a r e y and Almon d P a r _k , C e nte r _Hill, Dix i e Hills, Grove
Park a n d H unte r Hill s and W es t ern A venue :
Hightowe r Ro a d, N. W .
Hollyw ood R oad, N . W .
Jack s on P arkway to Hollyw ood Ro ad
- John s on Ro ad t o H ightower Ro a d
Rive rs ide, Chatta hooche e , Lin coln H omes, S cott s C ross i ng , B olton,
H i lls P ark and P e rry Home s , R o ckd a l e :
Main Stre e t , N . W.
- Hollyw o od Ro a d south 1, 791 feet
,;. t
· Chur ch Str eet , N. W.
- M a in St ree t wes t to end of s tr eet
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Burtz Street, N. W.
-- Hollywood Road west to end of street
Wales Avenue, N. W.
- Whittier Avenue to Spad Avenue
Spad Avenue, N. W.
- Wales Avenue to Parrott Avenue
Whittier Avenue, N. W.
- Maco Street to Wales Avenue
Macaw Street, N. W.
- Whittier Avenue west to end of street
Maco Street, N. W.
- Whittier Avenue to Bolton Road
Butler Way, N. W.
- Parrott Avenue to Wales Avenue
Layton Avenue, 'N. W .
- Butler Way to Spad Avenue
The Sanitary Division of the Public Works D epartment has assigned
an administrator to supervise the Sanitation program throughout the
six areas. He will see that the following services are pla ced in
Trash pickup i-wice weekly in these areas, or whenever it is needed.
Garbag e pickup twice weekly, plus arrangements for emergency
Swee p the streets at least once a week, more often if needed.
Make use of water wagon to wash the streets.
Cooper ate with the Police Department in removing abandoned
cars from the streets .
Remove abandoned autos on private property wherever the ovvner
can be located and a release secured from him as per instructions
of the City Attorney.
Cooperate with EOA to coordinate cleanup of vacant lots and
private property. ·Intensify the Atlanta Beautification Corps
and the Neighbc,rhood Youth Corps programs.
Cooperate with the Atlanta Childr en and Youth S .ervices Council
in the Rodent Control program in these areas. The Sanitary
Division will train five of their people to act as sanitary supervisors and these w ill supervise crews of eight persons each to
clean up vacant lots and private residences if the Rodent Control
program is approved.
Make an effort to put into ope ration "Operation Scrub" which
will be an extra effort in these areas. This will supplement the
summer program and eventually be made a permanent progra1n
in these areas. (S ee "Operation Scrub")
The wate r main install a tion programs contained in the 1968 budget
will me e t the fire protection and water service requir e m e nts . Steps
have been instituted to carry out the 1968 program which is detailed
as follows:
This area is bound on the north by Inte rstate I- 20, on the east by Grant
Park, on the south by Lake_w ood H e ights, and on the west by Adair Park.
Domestic water servic e is availabl e in this entire ar e a .
Seven wate r main installation projects w e re approved for this area i n
the 1968 budget. T hese proj e cts will improve fire p rotecti on in the
Summec area . The description of these seven projects are :
Project Number
SE 3
L eathe a S tre e t and
O ak Knoll Circle
6 II
I, 80 0'
SE 4
T hirki eld Av e nue and
C apitol Ave nue
35 0 '
8 II
6 II
SE 5
Tuskege e Stre e t
5 5 0'
8 II
SE 6
A m i Stre e t
6 II
SE 7
Crumle y Str eet
I, 800'
6 II
SW 6
Beryl Str ee t
6 II
SW 7
Fle tche r Stree t
6 II
Heavy d e molition is in progr e ss in this ar e a which w ill r e quir e additiona l
trunk mains and distribution m a ins as th e work progr e ss e s.
Nume rous str eets in this a rea a r e b e ing s e r ve d by 6 11 and s mall e r wat e r
main s w hich w ill n ee d to b e r e place d w ith l a rg e r w a t e r mains as the
t r a n siti on of th e l a nd u se d e v e lo_p s.
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Page Two
This area is bound on the north by DeKalb Avenue, on the east by the
Atlanta City Limits, on the south by M e inorial Drive, and on the west
by Moreland Avenue .
Domestic water service is available in the entire area.
Two water m a in insta llation projects w e re approved for this area in
the 1968 bud get. Thes e projects will improve fire protection for the
Edgewood ar e a. The d e scription of the se two proj e cts are:
Project Number
SE 9
Dunwoody Stree t
Leslie Street
8 fl
No demolition work was observed in this area, When work begins 1n
the near futur e , the n e cessary adjustme nts and additions to the
distribution syste m will b e m a de as r e quire d.
S e ver a l s tr eets in thi s ·a r e a ar e b e i ng s e rve d by 6 11 a n d sma ll e r w a t e r
mains which will n e ed to be replaced with larger ·.vater mains as the
transition of the land use develops.
This ar e a is bound on the n orth by North Av e nue , on the e ast by M ore land Ave nue , on the south by Intersta t e I-20, and on the west by In t e rsta t e I- 7 5.
Domes ti c wat e r service i s a v a ila ble in thi s ent ire a r ea.
Two w a t e r m a in ins t a lla ti on proj e cts w e r e a pprove d for this ar ea i n
the 1968 budg e t. The s e p r oj ects will i m pr ove fir e p rot e ction fo r t he
Eas t C entr a l area . The desc ription of t hese t w o proj ect s a r e :
�Department of Water Works
Page Three
Project Nmnber
NE 5
Angier Avenue
12 11
SE 8
Wilbur Avenue
200 1
8 II
Heavy demolition is in progress in this a1·ea which will require additional
trunk mains and distribution mains as the work progresses.
This area contains numerous water f eeder mains, 36 11 and smaller, and
several streets are supplied with 6 11 and smaller water mains. ·These
6 11 and smaller mains will need to be replaced with larger water mains
as the transition of the land use develops •
This area is bound on the north by Jefferson Avenue, on the east by
Elliott Street, on the south by Interstate I-20, and on the west by L & N
Domestic water service is available in this entire area .
Three water main installation projects were app.toved for this area in
the 1968 budget. These proj ects will improve fire prnjection in the
Nash-Wa shington area. The d escription of these projects are:
Proj ect Numb e r
L ength
NW 11
Elliott Street
4, 000 1
12 11
NW 12
Ta zo r Str ee t
1, 100 1
8 II
SW 10
B a ldwin Stre e t
Nume rous new apa rtme nt proj e cts h ave b een compl e t e d rec ently and there
h as b een a general upgradi ng of the area . Modification and adjustments
of water fac ilities have b een mad e by the Atlanta Wate r D epartment in
c onjunction with thi s work .
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Page Four
This area contains numerous water feeder mains, 48" and smaller,
and several streets are supplied with 6 11 and smaller water mains .
These 6 11 and smaller mains will need to be replaced with larger water
mains as the transition of the land use develops.
This area is bound on the north by Proctor Creek, Gun Club Road, and
Hollywood Road; on the east by the L & N Railroad; on the south by the
A . C. L. Railroad, Hightower Road, and Bankhead Highway; and on the
west by the C hattahoochee River.
Domestic water service is available in this entire area .
Seven water main installation proj e cts were approved for this area in
the 1968 budget. These projects will improve fire protection in the
West C entral area. The description of these seven projects are:
Project Number
2, 200 1
8 II
NW 2
Comme r ·cia l Avenu e
NW 3
Ryne Street
8 00 1
NW 4
Bellview Avenue
400 1
6 II
NW 5
North Gra nd Av e nue
1,000 1
NW 6
St. Jos e ph A.venue
1, 900 1
NW 7
Spring Street
900 1
8 II
NW 9
Washington H e i ghts
Terra c e
700 1
No d emol i ti on w ork w as ob se rv e d in thi s a r ea . When w ork b egi ns i n
the n ear futu re , the n ecessary a djustment s a nd a dditions to our
d is t r ibuti on s y s t e 1n w ill b e mad e as re qu i re d.
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Page Five
Several streets in this area are being served by 6 11 and smaller water
mains which will need to be replaced with 1arger water mains as the
transition of the land use develops.
This area is bound on the north by Marie tta Boulevard; on the east by
the W & A Railroad; on the south by Bankhead Highway, Gun Club Drive,
and Proctor Creek; and on the west by the Cha ttahoochee Rive r.
Domestic water service is available in this entire area.
One water main installation project was approved for this area in the
1968 budget. This proj ect will improve fire protection in the NorthwestPerry H6mes area. The d e scription of this proj ect is:
Proj ect Number
NW 8
Givens Stre e t
L ength
Si ze
Heavy demolition is in ·progress in this area which will require additional
trunk mains and dis tribution mains as the work progresses.
Several streets in this area are being served by 6 11 ~p.d smaller water
mains which will need to b e r epl a ced with larger water mains as the
transition of the l and us e develops.
All of the six areas surve y e d h a ve fir e hydrants distribute d throughout
the entire areas. Most all of the fir e hydrants c an be us~d for play
sprinkler hydrants as n e ighborhood conditions warrant, The Wate r
Works D e p ar tment will work with the Parks Department and the Police
D e partment on thi s program.
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. will carry on a full Community
Action Program in the six areas of concentration.
EOA has eight operational neighborhood multi-service centers located
in the area. These are:
C enter
Northwest-Perry Hoine s
East Central
West Central
1927HollywoodRoad, N. W.
1127 Capitol Avenue , S. E.
65 Georgia Avenue, S. E.
993..:.1/2 McDaniel Street, S. W.
486 Decatur Street, S. E.
2193 V e rbena Stre e t, N. W.
1723 Boule vard Drive, S. E .
247 Ashby Street, N. W.
In addition to regular EOA services, six of the centers will provide
office space and equipme nt and supportive services to the City Service s
Each EOA c e nte r will as sist in the ide ntification of proble m a r e as
anrl help coordinate the activities of the Neighborhood Task Forces.
EOA centers will be available for grie va nc e -respons e hearing s by
the Community R e l a tions Commission and for m e etings of City
d e partme nta l r e pr e s e nta tive s and of the N e ighborhood and CityWide T ask Forces •
The Atlanta Public School System will operate a regular Summer
School Program for 14, 500 pupils. Some 7, 500 pupils from disadvantaged areas will r eceive a scholarship for fin ancial assistance
through Title I of the Elementary and S ec ondary Education Act.
The basic academic elementary session will be held from June 12 to
July 19 from 8:30 a. m. to ll:30 a. m., Monday through Friday.
The high school session will be held from June 11 through August 2 from
8:00 a. m. to 12:45 p. m.
Eight high schools and sixty--one elementary schools will offer Summer
The School System will provide surmner employment for some 1, 800
high school students through the In-S c hool N e ighborhood Youth Corps,
the Work-Study Program, and the Title I programs of ESEA.
A Title Ill ESEA program will assist in Historical-Industrial Tours
to Washington, D. C. for 600 seventh grade pupils.
The School D epartment is coop.erating with the City Parks D epartment
to open and ope rate fifty elementary and twelve high schools for
summer recreation centers in the six t a rget areas. Each school
will offer a b alance d program planned in conjunction.with community
citiz ens eight to fourteen hour s d a ily, six days per week, from June 10
through August 17.
-The Atlanta Games will again culminate the suinmer recreation
program by providing city-wide compe tition in twelve sport areas.
The Comptroller General has held exploratory sessions with local
property and casualty insurance executives on the subject of the
recommended "voluntary plans" to provide fair access to _property
insurance for property owners.
A joint industry - government group is being formed to develop voluntary
plans and give the opportunity to the industry to respond without the
necessity of mandatory legislation creating insurance pools to facilitate
insuring property in urban core areas .

The Atlanta Metropolitan Area of Civil Defense will provide an up
to date "Atlanta Plan for Control of Civil Disturbances."
AMACD will also be prepared to assist targe t areas with logistical
support in the event of an emergency .


Summer Recreation,:<
Extra Departmental
Summer Jobs
Youth Council
Atlanta Youth Council
Public Works Sanitation
Special Sanitation C rews
R e que sted


$300, 000 plus
of EOA $600, 000
000 /
100, 000
09, 886
3o, ooo ~IL
Summer Coordinating Funds Atlanta Youth Council
Additional Library Services
Atlanta Public Library
6 440
Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering
()~1-- 449,590
City Services
. 1 2, 7 oo
$30, 000 from
? ?? 7
v ~/ t...
$12,700 approved
by City
Some 55 proposals have been received by EOA and the Atlanta Youth Coun:cil. These total
approx imate ly $3, 000, 000. EOA w :i.11 receive $600, 000 from OEO this year. The City will
receive at least $300, 000 of this for Parks Department programs.
A T".1...,..-\.NTA , G A . 3 0 803
Tel. 522-4463 /\rca Code 404
R. EARL Lf.iWE.RS, Admlnistr l ive Assist ant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Govern mental Liaison
M ayo r I v a n Alle n
From : D an S w eat
Foll ow ing i s a smnrn.ary of d e p a rtme nta l/ agency pro g rams sche dul e d
and / or propo se d i n r es ponse t o t h e M a yor ' s M a rch 19 m eeting on Civ il
Di s o r d e r s .
This s u mma r y i s or gani z e d u n d e r the c a t egories of:
R ecreation
Employme n t
Educ a tion
City S er vic e s
Spe cifi c pr ogra1n d a t a i s b e i ng plotte d on n e i ghborhood m a p s .
d e t a i l e d p l a n will b e asse mbl e d for ea c h of t h e s i x t a r get a r eas a s
well as a c onsolidat e d citywid e plan,
A tt a che d i s a su1nma ry cha rt o ut lin i ng propo se d or proj e cte d servi ces
of cit y d e p a rtme nts i n the s i x ar e as of concent rat ion.
�Pa ge T wo
Thi s surn.m a ry a dd res s e s i tse lf on ly to pr ev e ntion .
Control prograrn.s
will b e pr e sent e d i n a s e p a r a t e r e por t .
R ecreation
City P arks D e p a r tme n t
The Parks a nd R e cr eati on p rog r a rn.s of th e City P a rks
D e partme nt a r e t ie d dir e ctly to th e ov e r a ll Youth Opp o rtun ity C a 1npai gn.
The City' s r e cr eation p r o g 1· am plans for ope r a tion of 13 4 r e cr eation
c e nte r s , schools, pl a y g round s a n d park s .
Whil e th e pro g r am empha s i s in the p a st two y ea rs h as c e nte r e d
on pr e -te e n youn gs t e rs th r ough the pla ylot pro g r a ms, exp e ri e nc e du r in g
th e l as t t w o sun un e r s h a s shown th e nee d for g r eat er con centr a ti on of
progr a m s i n th e old e r t een g r o up.
Cons e que ntly, th e P a rk s D e p ar b nent w ill pl ac e h eavy emph a si s
on t ee n a g e ac ti v iti es s uch as s oci a l d a nc e s , civic c oun cil s , fi e ld t r i ps
to th e Cit y I s L ake All a t oona pro per ti e s , and w ork e x p e r i ence p rog r ams .
The P arks D e p ar t ment w ill p rov id e as m any j ob s a s p oss ible
fo r d i s a d vantag e d youth t hro u gh th e N e i ghb orh ood Yo uth Co rp s
(NY C)
a nd oth er wo r k e x p e r i e nc e pr og r ams .
The P ubli c S chool Sy s t e rn. i s c oope r a t i ng w ith t h e Parks D e p a rt m e nt to 1n a k e 62 s c h ool s ava il a bl e f or r e c reat ion pro g rams throu gh o ut the
summe r.
�Pag e Thr ee
Youth Opportw1ity Ca1npaign
Much of the progr an1 of the City P arks D e partrn.ent hin ges on
the availability of funding through th e Youth Opportunity Campa ign.
same holds tru e f:or sorn.e 80 other public and p'rivate agencies who have
sub1nitted progra1n bud get requests to Economic Opportunity Atl anta, Inc.
and the Atlanta Council on Children and Youth Services.
EOA now has on hand so1ne $2. 5 million in propos a ls with an
anticipa t ed maximum grant fro1n OEO of $600, 000.
These progr a1ns are being analyzed to detennine a priority
syste1n for funding.
The Atl anta Public Libr ar y plans a full program for children
and adults.
This includ es training "sto ry t e ll e rs" who will serve as
volunt ee rs; bookmobil e services extended into th~ evening; films in
neighborhood cente rs; establishment of book d e positories in neighborhood
centers , a tou r ing cinemamobile for fihns and story hours in areas
distant from. br anches and "main libr ar y activities,
The National Alliance of Business1nen is attempting to secure job
commitments for 3, 300 youth during the summer school vacation period.
Anoth e r 1, 000 job s will probably be made available through th e public
ag e ncies, primarily through federally-assisted NYC and work-study
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progr a n1s .
F e d e r a l, city and com1ty gove rnn1.e nts ar e e x p e cted to add
a nun1.b e r of s umn1.e r youth job s in a ddition to fed e r a lly-supporte d j ob
ope nings .
Job r e cruiti ng and pla c e rnent w ill b e done by EOA , the Yout h
Opportm1ity C ent ~ r of the G eo rgi a State E rn ploy rn.ent S e r v ic e ,
The Atlanta Public S c ho ol s w ill as si s t by h avi ng cou n selor s
to help stud e nts co1n pl e t e j ob appli cati on
fonns prior to school clo s ing.
City S e r v ic es
M a yor' s Offi ce
The M a y o r I s Offi ce w ill provi de o ve r a ll c oord i nation and
eva lua ti on of the s u mme r p rogram,
A Cit y S e rvic es Co or dina t or w ill b e ass i gne d to an EOA
N e i ghb o rh ood C ent e r in e a ch t a r get a r e a .
The M a yo r ' s Offic e w ill
s ee tha t th e N e i ghborhood T a sk Forc e s are 0 1· g a n i ze d t o ass i s t the s e
coordinat ors .
Cons t ant evalua ti on w ill b e p ro vid e d by th e M a y or I s
O ffi ce and r ec omme nd a tion s for i rnprov e 1n ent i n p ro g r a m s and s ervi ce s
will b e mad e w h e n n e c essa ry .
Poli ce D e p a rtn 1ent
T h e Polic e D e p a rtinen t h as a Crin1.e Pr e v e ntion Bureau Office r
a ss i gne d t o each E OA c e n t er ,
These offi ce r s w ill work w ith th e City
S e r v i ces Coo r dinat o r s i n a ll area s of co1nmu n ity c once r n .
This in clud e s
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c oordination w ith s chool counsel o r s on a b sent s tud e nts and drop-outs ,
as sis ting a dult s and youth in .f in ding servi ces for e 1np l oy1nent , h ards h i p
cas es , s i ckn ess , as v.rell as pr o1n pt a ction 011. p oli ce s e r v i ce con 1pla i 11.ts ,
nrissing p e r sons , c 01n1nun i t y, civ i c and rec r eationa l a ctivitie s, a nd
prornpt inve sti gati on of r mno rs of civ il d i s ord e r so
A spe cia l T ask F orce of 4 0 spe ci a lly tr a i ne d a nd adapte d p olic e
officers w ill b e a s s igne d to t a rge t ar eas durin g the 4:30 Po mo - 12 : 30 a.1no
p e riod.
The Poli ce D e p ar t ment h as t a ken s t e p s t o empl oy fi ve gh etto
ar e a r e sid e nt s a s polic e
com1n u n ity s e r v ice offi ce rs" as r e co1nmend e d
by t he C om1nission on C ivil D isor d er s .
If a fed e r a l progr a 1n of c o mmu n i t y
s e rvic e o ffic e r s i s a d opt e d , 8 5 othe r s u c h offic e rs w ill b e e 1npl oy e d.
F i r e D e p a r tme nt

The F i r e D e p a r t m e nt h as propo se d a s t e ppe d - u p public r el ations p r ogram
· in t a rge t are as w hi c h i n clud e s pub li c a tion of an i nforma ti on b ookl e t on
F i r e D e p a rtine nt r es p ons ibiliti es and citi zen r es pons ibilitie s i n fir e
safety a nd pr evention ; a pro gran1 of n e i ghbo r h o o d vi s ita tion s fo r
i nspe c t ions and d e mons t rations of fire e quipme n t o
Community F i r e S tations w ill b e ope n e d for v i s its by res i dent s ,
me rit badges to b e giv e n to c hil d r e n as an incent iv e t o h e l p pr event fires .
P age Six
The Fi re D e p a r tment vv ill a l s o c o or d inat e w ith th e Wate r D e p ar t ment
and R e cr eation l ea d ers i n p r oviding s t ree t s h owe r s fo r child ren u s ing fir e
h y dr a n ts .
W a t e r D epa r tn1ent
The Wate r D e p a rtment will i mpl em.ent 1968 fir e prote cti on and
wat er s e r v i ce re q u ir ernent pl ans i n t a r ge t a r eas .
Thi s inclu d es i ns t a lla ti on
of 6 11 , 8 11 a n d 12 11 m a in s w h e r e n e cessa ry f o r a d e qua t e wate r f o r d ti c
u se a nd fir e pr ot e c t i on .
This d e p a r t ment w ill a l so co oper a t e w ith oth e r a genci e s i nvol ve d
i n str eet s hower a ctiv ity.
Bui ldin g Ins p ecti on
The Build i ng Ins p e c t or will pl ace on l o an to th e M ay o r ' s Office
two e x p er i e n c ed Hou s i ng C o d e E nfo rc e rnent Offi ce rs t o serve as Cit y
S ervi c e s C o or din a tors,
The s e 1.-. w o inspe c t ors
se r v e d i n th e 196 7
Sum1ne r P i l ot P r ogr a m and ar e con s i d e r e d k e y p e rsonn e l i n th e ov e r a ll
p r o g r a m of s u mrne r coordinati on.
P ub li c Works D e partine nt
(St r ee t M a inte n a n ce Divi s.ion )
The St ree t M a i n t e n an c e D ivi s ion of th e Public Works D e p ar t m .ent h as
sche dul e d r es u rfa}; i ng of 51 st ree t s i n t arge t ar e a s .
In ad dition, fr om
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one to three unpaved streets will be paved in each of the six areas
and sidewa lk i1nprov e rne nts will continue to be 1nade .
{Sanitary Divi s ion)
The Sanita ry Divi s ion has assign e d a full-tim.e coordinator to
assist in a progra n'1 which includes
twice -a-week garbage and trash.
collections, plus e1ne r ge ncy pickup s a s r e quir e d , sweeping of stre e ts
once a week, washing of streets, r emoval of abandoned vehicles.
Thi s
Departn'1ent will cooperate in efforts to cl e an up vacant l ots and private
prope rty a nd in the propos e d Rod e nt Control Prog r a m.
program called
A spe cia l
0pe ration Scrub 11 is being designed to h e lp cle a n up
old stov e s, r e frig e rators , washing n1a chines , etc.
Traffic En ginee rin g
The Traffic Enginee ring De p a rtn1ent will r e quest th e Georgia
Powe r Compan y to provid e cleanh1g a nd r e -lan1pin g a n d r e p a ir of all
str eet li ghts nee ding mai n t enan ce .
lamp outage s a r e propo se d,
Ni g ht ins p ections fo r r e p orting of
The depa rtme nt will r e - c h e ck t a rg e t a r ea s
for n ee d e d s p ee d c on t rol s i gn s a nd w ill g ive prior ity t o th e t arget a r eas
fo r s i gn re qui rement s .
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
April 4 , 1968
n. EI\RL U\NDERS, Administrative l\ssistant
MRS. ANN M, MOSES, EKccutlve Secre t ary
DI\N E. SVIEAT, JR., Di rector of Governmental Liaison
M a yo r I van A lle n
Fro1n: D an S weat
F oll owi ng i s a s u mma r y o f d epartm.ental / agency progra1ns s c h eduled
and / or propos e d in r e sponse t o t h e Mayor ' s March 19 m eeting on Civil
D isord e r s .
This sum1nary is o r ganized u n d e r th e categ ori es of:
R e cr eation
Employme nt
C i t y S e rvices

Specific pro gra m d a t a i s b e ing pl otted on ne i ghborhood maps.
d e t a iled plan w ill b e assembl e d for each of the s i x t arget areas as
well as a consolidat e d citywid e pl an .
Attach e d is a summ.ary chart outlining propos e d or project e d services
. of city department s in the s i x areas of conc entration.
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This surrnna ry addresses itself only to prevention,
Control prograrns
will be pr esente d in a separat e r e port.
City P arks D epartinent
The Parks and Recreation programs of th e City P a rks
Departrn.e nt ar e tied directly to the ove rall Youth Opp o rtunity Campa ign. ·
The City's r ec r eation program plans for operation of 134 r e cr eation
c e nte r s 1 schools, playgrow.1.ds and park s .
While th e pro g ra1n e m .phasis in the past i--w o ye a rs has cente r e d
on pre- t e en youngsters through the pla ylot programs, experi ence during
the l as t two summer s h a s shown the ne e d for gr eat e r conc e ntr a tion o f
program s in the old e r te en group,
Cons e que ntly 1 t he Parks D epartment will place h eavy emphasis
on t een age activiti e s s uch a s socia l d a nce s , civic coun cils, fi e ld trips
to the City I s L ake Allatoona properties, and w ork experience progra ms .
The Park s D e p a rtine n t w ill provide as many job s a s po s sib l e
for di sadv a ntage d youth through th e N e i ghborhood Yout h Corps
(NYC )
and oth e r work experie n ce programs .
The Publi c S c hool Syste m i s co op e r a tin g w ith th e P a rks D e p a rt m ent t o m .ake 62 sch ool s a v a ila ble fo r recre a tion prog rams tluo u ghou t the
s u 1n1ne r .
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Youth Opportunity C a mpaign
Muc h o f the pro g r a m . of the City Parks Departinent hinges on
the av a ila bility of funding through th e Youth Opportunity Can,.paign o
Th e
same holds true for son,.e 80 other public and private agencies who have
s ubrn itte d pr og r a 1n bud ge t r e ques t s to Econon,.ic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
and the Atla nta Council on Childr e n a nd Youth Services.
E O A now h as on hand sorne $2. 5 rnillion in proposal s with an
anticipate d m a xi1nurn grant fron,_ OEO of $600, 000.
The se programs are b e ing a n a ly ze d to d e t e rmine a priority
system for funding .
The Atlanta Public Library pl a n s a full progi· a m for children
and adult s .
This includ e s training
story t e lle rs II who will s e rv e as
volunteers ; bookm.cbile services extended into the evening; films in

neighborhood cente rs ; esta blishment of book d e positorie s in neighborhood
cente r s , a tour ing cine man1obile for films and story hour s in a r e as
dista nt from br a nches and " m a in l ibrary" activitie s.
Employ1ne nt
The N a tional Alliance of Busine ssn,.e n i s a tte mpting to secure job
commitn,.e nts for 3, 300 youth durin g the s urnme r scho o l v a c a tion p e riodo
An o the r 1, 000 job s w ill p r ob a bly b e m a de· a v a ila bl e t hro u gh the publi c
a gen cie s, prima rily throug h fed e r a lly-a s si s t e d NYC and work - study
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progr a 1ns.
F e d e ral, city and com1.ty gove rn1nent s are expected to add
a numb e r of summer youth jobs in a dditio n to federally-supported job
opening s .
Job r ec ruiti ng and pl acenLent will b e done b y EOA, the Youth
Opp o rt unity C ent~r of the Geor gi a Sta t e E1nploy1nent S e rvice .
. Th e Atlanta Public School s w ill assist by h av ing couns elors
to h e lp students co1npl e t e job application
fonns prior to school clo s ing.
City Servi ces
Mayor' s Offic e
Th e M a yor I s Offic e w ill provid e overall coordin a tion and
evaluation of th e summe r pro g r am.
A City S ervi ces Coordin a tor w ill be assigned to a n EOA
N e i ghborhood Center in each t a rg e t area.
The M a yor's Office will
see that th e N eighborhood Task Forc es arc or gani zed to ass i st these
Constant evalua tion w ill b e provided by th e Mayor I s
Office an d recom1nendations for i m pro vement in programs and servi ces
will b e made when necessary.
Poli ce Department
The Police Dcpartine n t has a C r ime Pr e vent i on Bur e au Offi c e r
assigne d to each EOA cente r,
The se officers will work w ith the City
Servic e s Coordin a tors i n a ll areas of conLmun ity conce rn.
This includ e s
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·coordination with school cotmselors on absent stud e nts and drop-outs,
assisting adults and youth in finding services for ernployment, h a rdship
c as e s , s i ckness, as well as pro1npt action on police service complaints,
1ni s s ing persons, corn.n1.w1ity , civic and recr eational activ ities, and
prompt inve s tig a tion of rumors of civil disorders.
A special T as k Forc e of 40 sp e cially trained and adapted police
offic e rs w ill be as signed to t arget areas during the 4 : 30 p. 1n. - 12: 30 a. m.
p eriod.
T he Police Departrne nt h as t ake n steps to employ five ghetto
area r e sid e nts as polic e
con1munity service officers 1 1 as reco1nrnen d e d
b y t he Comn1.ission on Civil Di s ord e rs.
If a fed e ra l progr a m of corn.muni ty
service offic e rs i s adopted , 85 other such officers will b e employed.
E'1r e D e p a rtrnent
T h e Fir e D e p a rtm e nt has propos e d a stepped-up public r elations program
i n t a rg e t areas w hich includ e s public a tion of an i nfo n nation bookl e t on
Fir e D e p ar tinent r es ponsibiliti es and citi ze n r espons ibilities i n fire
safety and prev ention ; a progr a 1n of n e ighborhood visita tion s for
ins p ections and d e1nonstr a tion s of fir e equipme n t .
Co1nmun ity Fir e Sta ti ons w ill b e ope ne d for visits by residents,
merit badges to b e given to children as an i ncentive to h e lp preve n t fires •
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The Fire Department will a l so coordinate with the Wate r Departinent
and Recr eation l eaders i n providing str eet showe rs for children using fir e
hydr ants .
·water D epartinent
The W a ter Departn~ent will in~ple m ent 1968 fire protection and
water s e rvi ce requirement plans in t a r get areas.
Thi s includ es installa tion
of 6 11 , 8 11 and 12" 1nains where necess a ry for adequate wat er f or do1nestic
u se and fir e protection.
Thi s d epartrnent w ill also coope rate with othe r agencies invol ve d
in street showe r activity.
Buildin g In spection
The Builc:ing Inspe ctor will place on lo an to the Mayor's Offic e
two e x p er i enced Hous ing Code Enforc erne nt Offi cers to serv e as City
S ervice s Coordina tor s .
These two in spe c tors
s e rv e d in the 196 7
Summer Pilot Program and are consid ere d k e y p e rsonne l i n th e ove rall
program of summe r coordin a tion.
Public Wo rks D e partme nt
(Stree t Mainte n a n ce Divi s.ion )
The Street M a i n t e n anc e Divi s ion of the Public W orks D e p a rtm e nt h a s
s c h e dul e d r es urfa_c;:ing of 51 s tr eet s i n t a r ge t ar ea s.
11:3- addition , from
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one to thr ee u n p ave d streets w ill be p aved in each of the six areas
and sidewalk i 1nprovement s will continue to b e made,
(S anitary Div is ion)
The Sanitary Div ision h as assigne d a full-ti1ne coordinato r to
assist in a progr~m w hich i n clud es t v1ice-a-week garb a ge and trash .
collectio:µs , plus en,.e rgency pi ckups as r equired , sweeping of str eets
once a week, washing of str eets~ r emo val of abandoned v e hicles .
D e partment will coope r a t e in e fforts t o clean up vacant lot s and private
property and i n the proposed Rodent Control Program.
A spe cia l
progra 1n c a ll ed "Operation Scrub" i s b eing designed t o h e lp clean up
old s t ove s , r e friger a t ors , was hing m a , e tc.
Traffic En ginee rin g
The Traffic En g i nee ring D epa rtment will reque st the G eorgia
Powe r Compa n y t o provide cle a ning and r e - l a1nping and r e pair of a ll
str eet li ght s n ee din g n,.a int e n a nc e .
~amp outages are p ropos e d,
Ni g ht ins p ections for r e p orting of
The d e partme n t w ill re-che ck t arg e t ar ea s
for n ee d e d s p ee d con trol s i gn s a nd will g ive prio r ity to th e t a r get areas
fo r si gn r e q u i re 1ncnt s .
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s umnTTED BY
Robet:t N, Wood, Chairman
Atlanta Child ren an<l · Youth
Services Counci l
�I. In order to assess the feasibility of impl ementing the recommendations of
the ~ational Advisory Commi ttee on Civil Disorder, the Atlanta Children and
Youth Services Council will fir s t indic a te the extent and intensity of youth
problems as related to civil disorder.
Observing the report of the National Advisory Commi ttee, the Youth
Council immediately noticed the extent of youth participation in Civil Disorder .
For examp le, the Committee reports that the typical rioter in the summer of
196 7 was a Negro, unmarried male between the .:?.ges 15 and 24. In De troit, 61. 3%
of the self reported rioters were between the ag~s 15 and 24 and 86,3% were
between 15 and 35~ The arrest data indicated that 52.5% of the arrestees were
between 15 and 24, and 80.8 perc ent were between 15 and 35. In short, the ·
typical rioter was a teenager or young adult, a life long resident of the city
in which he rioted, a high school drop-out • .
In Atlanta preliminary data re~e~ led tha t riot participants were between
the ages 9 and 35. The overwhe lming majority of those arrested in Atlanta's
riot 0£ 1967 were les s that 30 years old. These data reveal that riots are by
and large initiated , prolonged , and participated in bf youth and young adults.
These dat a also bear witness to the l ack of interest, energy, and resources
needed to deal with youth problems and needs realistically and honestly.
In Atlanta, the need for more concentrated and realistic allocation of
personnel and resources to deal with youth problems increases ever year . For
example 57% of Fulton County's Juve nile Delinquents were residents of Atlanta 's
poverty areas in 1964. In 1965 43% of al l people arrested for ma jor crimes
in Atl anta ,1ere below 17 years of age. The de linque ncy r a te h as increased
llf•% fas tcr than the general population. The rccidivis t rate for F•.!:!.ton County
Youth of fend ers is 40%. The general restlessness of inner city Atlc1nta Youth
has increased to a dangerous level. ·in addition there are ~,000 school dropouts in Atlnnta . In 1965, lfOo/.. of the youth tested by the Fulton County Juvenile
Court were 5 years or more below their prope r grade l eve l. Another lf0% were
three or more y ears behind.
These statis tics mere ly reflect some of the problems facing Atlnnta'i youth.
Other problems are:
high illigitimacy r a t es .
incrriasing de l i nquency in afflue nt areas .
increasing b e ll igerent postures by minority you th , par ticulary
in civil rights activities.
rebe llion on coll ege c afilpuses.
youth ant i-dra ft and a nti-uar act j_viti cs.
Concomitant and correl a ted to youth participation in civil d:i.sorders and riots
is the ir participa tion in nonnal de linqu ent activities , individua lly and col l ective ly.
Considering the broad range of needs and prob l ems facin g Atlanta'o you th the
�Atlanta Children and Youth Services Councp specifically recommend the follo,
courses of actions aimed at reducing tensions and the possibility of civil
disorders in clums and blighted areas for the summer 1968.
That the city of Atlarita emphasize and provide more
recreationa l. prog rams and facilities in Slum areas
for teenagers and young adults. If this is not
geographically fo.2sible, then the city should
subsidize and/or provide transportation to areas
where_such programs and facilities are available.
This recreational provision should be totally
devoted to l a te afternoon, eveninr; an<l night
activities as we ll as evening activities.
That the city ~ponsor an outreach Street Workers
Program ~-7here outreach uorkers may go into
potentially trouble are.2s and uork for periods·
of time Hith detached and unreached individual
youth helping them become involved :i.n meaningful
employment, recreation and education. This
program ui.11 be coordinated by the Atlanta Children
and Youth Services Council end will be operated on
a contra ctual basis with other operat iong agencies
to supcrvis~ street Horkers.
That several youth from the Youth Congress be
appointed to the Mayor's Civil Disorder Adviso!Y
That a uorks hop be conducted by the Atlcmta
Children and Youth Service Council, the Police
Department, Socia l Agencies, Civil Rights Groups ,
and Youth Org2.nizations around a t I-Em~ · of "Polic eYouth Relationships" in l1hich all divisions of
the ~olice ~epartment will participate. ihe
Community Re lations Services, U.S. Department _pf
Jtistice will assist in sponsoring such a program.
That a ll city departments channel all youth requests,
grievances, comp l a ints, etc. to the Atlanta Children
and Youth Services Counci.l which is the agency
established to dea l with these ma tters.
Tha t the work of the Crim~ Prevention Bureau and
Juvenile units of the Police Depa rtment be more
close ly related to the Youth Counci l in the
planning and implementing of their program;.
That the s-wi tchboa r d in City Uall be open da ily
from 5:00 p .m. until 12:00 a . m. with peroons
available to receive comp l ai~ts and grievances
and furnish nD.rnes and telephone numbGrs of persons
to call dur ing emergency or crisis p eriods.
That the Atlanta Child:ren and Youth Services Council
and the Corrn:evnity Re lations Coff'_-uis s ion be pr ov{ded
�funds to hir·c commun i ty organi z ers, fo1: you th and
adults in racia lly transitiona l areas such as
West End, Bellwood, Grant P.:.rk, Cc!pitol Homes and
That the police clcpartrr.ent make available, upon
request and vithout cost to the requesting agency,
manpower to sup ervise certain potentially volatile
activities such as <lances, especially in areas where
agencies are operating interracial dances.
That the police department increa se the numb er of
integrated patrols tha t oper a te in certain areas.
That the Mayor, or his designee, call a weekly
staff meeting of all department and agency heads.
All other appropriete public agenci es should b~
invited to p~rticipa te in such meetings.
That the re be established in the office of the
Director of Governmental Laison the ne cessary
machinery for getting ue ekly teJ.ephanic reporting
of complaints, rumors, and cnts from all
public and quasi-public agencies in the Atlanta
That the Board of Education examine the pupil.pupil nnd teacher-pupil relations hips in school~
where the degree of desegregation is significant.
The Board should asc cr t ~in ancl de al with rumored
increnses in racia l conflicts a.t such schools.
Tha t the Uayor establis h6s a sma ll inte rra cia l
committee compos ed of key bt.rnine ssmen, one solid
type Negr o youth, one grass roots type Negro
youth, uho he cc1.n call on to actually advise
citizens , polic e , and others in timGs of civil··
di s order and t ens ions . This corr,mittee ,-10uld b e
representa tive of the Mayor'i off ice and have
rights and r espons ib i lities to nmk e i nquiri es of
any city offici n l in dealing with problems of
this na ture .
Tha t the Atl.c1.nta Chilcl :rcn a nd You th Services
Council be given more funds to f ac ilitate maximum
effec tivene ss by t he Counci l and t o e nable the
Council to be of more us e to private and publ i c
a gencies in currying out the ir pr ograms .
The above recommcnda tions arc minima l when comp2rcd ,d. t h At l anta ' s needs .
11ou cver, the Counc:i.1 emph.:1size s t h e necessity for t he ir imp l ementation if
Atl.<:nta is to r e duc e t ensions nncl possible Civil f or the sun-.,,1er of 1968.
II . Referring to t he recommGnd a tions c ontained in ch aptcd 10 of t he
Report of the Na tiona l Advisor y Coramis s i on on Civi l Disord e ~, the At l anta
Children and Youth Ser vic es Counci l fe e ls t ha t the advantf.lge s of t he ir
i mplemen t a t i on fo r out we i gh poss ibl e dis advantages . Opinions concerning
�both advantages and dis advantages are as follows :
Establishment o~ Nei,-~hborhood .T-"'-sk force s offers the advantages of:
providing more ef fee tive citizen- governmental com.11mnication.
providing a means through which community problems may
be acted upon and resolved quickly and effectively.
projecting the ideal that government is genuinely
interested in ghetto problems.
restructuring governmental functions to meet city needs.
The mayor of the City of Atlanta has taken the necessary action to
implement the above recommendation. It is desired that such actions pay
particular attention to youth problems. To overlook youth would constitute
a serious disadvantage.
Establishment of Effective Grievance Response Mechanisms offers the
advantages of:
pro1iding citi zens with meaningful avenues for resolving
reducing frustrations associated with unresolved grievences.
providing ghetto youth with some means of being recognized
as citizens.
providing possible employm2nt for ghetto youth.
The disadvantages associated w5. th this recorrunendation depend entirely
upon 1.rnproper implementation which wi.11 cause:
Imprope r responses to griavances.
Improper dispos ition of grievances .
Overlooking or ignoring youth grievances,
Extended~ Se rvices to- Poor offers the advantages of:
pro~iding ghe tto citi zens wici1 l ega l means for resolving
difficulties .
reducing the probability of the (application of) partial justice .
reducing hos tilities and mutua l di srespect between police and
ghetto re s ident s .
facilit a ting the grievance res ponse mechanism .
discouraging the uns urption of the r ight s of ghe tto residents
especially by priva t e bu siness and individua ls.
�Some of th~ idis advantages of i mplemen ting this suggestion are:
inadequate legal pers onnel available for the required task.
distrust of residents of lega l advisors.
legal services do not, in themselves, solve basic problems.
4. · legal services usua lly are not available or considered
import0nt for youth.
Assistance for mayors a.nd .s:_ity councils offers the advantages of:
providing mayors and city councils with needed assistance
from state and federal government as uell as other source.
creating of new governmen tal bodies to deal with urban
problems particularly youth problems .
Some disadvantage s which may grow out of this reconnnendat:i.on ~re:
an increased centralization of services.
um1illingness of state government to provide services
for city problems .
Hearin~~ Ghetto Problems and Enactmen t of Appropriate· Loc a l · Le gis l~- tions offers the advantages of:
removing legal barriers to solving ghetto proble11tS.
providing government with valid and reliable knouleqge concerning
ghetto problc~s.
indicating to ghetto residents the degree of concern tha t city
government has for ghetto problems.
The dis advantage associated with this recom.--nenclation are few in proportion
to Atlnnta's need s . They are :
non-enforc e~en t of legisl a tion pertaining to ghetto probl ems.
unconcern of legi s l a tors with ghetto problems.
_Expand ed Emo J. oyment
EY City Governm~n t of Gh et to Re s idents of fe r the adv.2.ntages
employraent of unemployed ghetto youth.
city government t aking the i nitiative and setting an example to
other agencies regarding employment of ghetto youth.
adding substances to the d!de11l that city government serves all
�The disc2dv,mtages of imptemen ting this rccorrnnenda U.on arc:
unwillingness to alter present city personnel and merit
system policies.
likelihood of hiring ghetto residents in the same traditional
least desirable jobs only.
Establishme nt of Neighborhood City_ H.iJ.l offers the advantages of:
decentralization of government to meet to meet particular
community needs.
assisting in the encouragement of favorable attitudes by
residents towards government.
The disadvantages of this suggestion are:
deteJ:l!lining the jurisdiction and degree of responsibility which
vould · enable Neighbm:hood City Hall to adequately function.
the probability of limited personnel and funds to can:y out
this function not being provided.
Devclop;nent of Hulti-Services Centers off:er the advantages of:
providing co:.11plete and comprehensive service::, to ghetto
2. . providing more resources to · existing agencies.
Improved Representation offers the advantages of:
assuring tha t the interests and needs of ghetto residents
· are represented.
facilitating a reallocation of community resources on a more
equitable basis.
The disadvantages of this suggestion are:
ghetto resid ent s are usually politically apathetic.
the resistance to restructuring of political bodies by powerful
special int eres t groups and pers ons.
Hore Effective Corrnm.mity Partid.pation offers the adwmtagcs of:
reducing comn1i.mi ty apa thy.
providing gh e tto residents with opportunities to help solve
. community problems .
reducing the seemingly arbitniriness of so:nc governmental
�The probable disadvanta ges of implementing this recommendation arc:
the lack of mean:i.ngful commun.i ty organization. -
corrm1Unication betuecn ghetto residents and city eovernment is
not encoura ging at present.
III. The Atlanta Children ind Youth Services Council is charged TTith the responsibility for coordinating all services aimed at helping youth j_n m0.tropolitan
Atlanta. The recommendations of the Advisory Commissio·n, if implemented, will
affect directly the Councils operation. This is due to the very obvious fact
that the recorr::;1endations of the Advisory Cormnission address themselves to urban
problerns v7hich in effect are youth problems.
If implemented, the recommendations TTill provide the Council with staff and
.other resources to broaden the scop e of its services as related. Therefore,
the recommendations of the Advisory committee are revelant to the Council's
responsibility only if they empha size youth.
IV. i Brief outlines of the steps involved in each recommendation
aff/cting the Council as follows:
~'.s h::::n::.::::h::r::::h::::6::r:::tl1 Groups.
Incorporating youth groupa into ~he Atlnnta Youth Congress.
Providing youth groups with opportunities to corr:municate directly
with government.
Social Groupn
Civic Groups
Serving on boards
Having gover nment-youth problem solving s essions.
Providing meeting or assembly pla ces
Cl a s srooms
Es t nbl is hm2nt of: Grievance - Response 1·1echnn i sm
Organ ize gri evance committees thr ough You th Congress.
II .
Acc ept gri eva nce s
Prevent grievances
Organ ize Youth De l ega t e Grievance Board to r efer or dis pos it i on
griev enc es to proper channe ls.
Establish a grievance fo ll o,,- up group
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Investiga te grievances
Investiga te action t aken in response to grievances.
Extended Leeal Services .!.2. the Poor1.
froviding Legal advice to Youth.
EstabHshment of Youth Revieu Boar d
Juvenile Judge
Social Wor ker
Action a nd revj.ew on every youth involved with the l aw.
Legal a dvic~ to youth
Ps ychia tric eva lua tion
immediate case- wo1·k with youth and his family.
Assistance for Mayor and City CouncHs
Establishment of Youth RevieH Board
Financia l As sis t anc e to City Government
Governor I s Off:l.ce
State Crime Committee
Expanded Employment by City Government of Ghr:!tto Youth
Revi s ion of Meri t System standa rds .
Remova l of ~ua lifica tion barrier s
II ;
educa tional barri ers
arres t recor ds
i rre l evant t es t s
Active_ and agrcs sive recruitment of ghe tto youth.
Uti U ?.ati on of Job Deve lopment Techn iques .
-8 -
3 positions
35 p9s i tions
Neighborhood Organziation
50 positions
$ 36,000
$~31_, 000
Total Personnel
Bus Travel for. Par tLcipants
Staff Travel
$18,ooo ·
Total Travel
Office Rental
Total Space
Consummable Supplies
(paper, pencils, ink, etc.)
Total Supplies
Office ma chine
P ffi c e Furnishing
Tota l Equipment
Misce llaneous
iota l Other Cos ts
Total Bmlge-t
~5 38,000
The estimated budget as outlined above is the minimum amount requested
to meet Atlanta's growing . anc1 crucic!l needs.
Atlanta, like this Nation, does have a real chance to thwart civil disorder
by taking away the platform, i.e. poor education, poor recreation, poor health,
poor h?using, poor social services, poor and no jobs. It's choices with youth,
who have led and participated in the riots of this Nat~.on are limited. Sound
social plannj_ng an<l program impl0i1entat:i.on might be the «nswer •
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o ,rector
April 2 1 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen , Jr.
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georg ia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Pursuant to your guidance at the organizational meeting of
the Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders held in the City
Hall March 19, 1968, and to c are ful reading of Chapters 10
and 17 of Repor t o f the.National Advisory Commission on
Civil Disorders, I have reached the conclusion that the
City Personnel Department for several years gradually has
been putting into practice most of the recommendations of
the Commission pertaining to emp loyme nt. I agree, however ,
that other steps s hould be t aken and h a v e prepared two
recomme nd a tion s , one th a t r equires action a nd money from
the Mayor and Board of Aldermen . Both require coope ration
from all departments of the City governme nt.
Thoug h it is true that the obj ec tive of the City Pers onne l
Departme nt to provide the City government with the best
qu a lifie d personnel available and to do so by ope ration of
a compe titive merit system d es igned to give priority to the
b es t qualified applic ants , the Civil Se rvice Act is suffici ently f l e x ible to provide for certain type s of temporary
employme nt in th e uncla ss ified service . The Ci v il Service
Act also giv e s th e Pe rsonnel Dir e ctor wide latitude in es t ablishing r e quir e me nt s f or applic a nt s , and I have e xer ci sed
th e authority given me to a dju s t standards to mee t conditions that h a v e confronte d the City government during the
past s e veral y e arso
Re qui reme nt s h a v e b een r e du ced f o r n ear ly a ll cl asses o f
jobs o Es t abli s h me n t o f mi nimum s t and ards i s a v o ide d as
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
April 2, 1968
much as deemed practicable, and for most jobs the word
"desirable" has been subs tituted for "minimum" in listing
education, training, and experience standards. Performance
tests hav e replaced written . te sts wherever practicable.
With approval of the Personnel Board, employment of personnel with criminal records has been liberalized except for
positions concerned with law enforcement, working with
children in the schools and recreation departments, and in
other positions of trust and responsibility. Upon the
recommendation o f state and county parole authorities, we
have approved employment of parolees with good prison deportment records.
The age limits have been lowered to 20 for Police Patrolmen,
18 for Firemen, and 17 for clerical and unskilled p ersonne l.
Locker attendant s a nd life guards may b e employed a t age 16.
Few job classes have maximum age limits except tho~e set by
statute. Though there is reluctance by many department
heads to employ personne l above age 40, considerable numbers
above age 50, and several above age 60, hav e been employed.
As you are aware , since Janu ary 1, 1962, Negroes, whose ap plications prior to this time were accepted only for entrance
level jobs, have been encouraged to apply for all classes of
jobs, and many have been employed in jobs the entrance
The Pers onnel Training Coo rdinator with the cooperation o f
the Public Works Department has established a training
program for truck driver aspirants, enabling both White and
Negro Laborers and Waste Coll ectors to be tr ained and to
meet th e requireme nts for promotion. This program will be
Also, with the cooperation of th e Atlanta Public Schools,
a training program for first level supervisory p e rsonnel
has b e en established to upgrade the qualifications of incumbents of first l eve l supervisory positions and to qu a li fy
applicants f or promotion to th ese positions.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
April 2, 1968
The Personnel Training Coordinator also planned and organized
with the cooperation of the Sanitary Department (now the
Sanitation Division of the Public Works Department) the Atlanta Beautification Corps, a federally financed program
under the sponsorship of Economic Opportunity Atlanta. This
program employs approximately fifty disadvantaged persons
ranging from age 18 to age 68 and is composed of about 88%
women, largely Negro. Mr. Farrow still exercises overall
supervision o f this program. Numerous favorable comments
concerning the deportment and accomplishments of this group
have b een received from interested citi zens and pe rs onnel of
the City government. Mr. Farrow reports that if funds were
available 1 several hundred additional · personnel could be
employed in the Atlanta Beautification Corps with advantage
to both the employees and the City.
The positive actions referred to above have done much to
provide career opportunities for disadvantaged minorities 1
but much still needs to be done. Two programs prepa red by
members of my staff ; outlines of which are attached hereto 1
are proposed to assist in implementation of some of the employment objectives of the Report of the National Advisory
Commis sion on Civil Diso rders. These programs would provide
employme nt opportunities for approximately 200 dis advantaged
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Dir e ctor of P ersonne l
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Attachments (2)
Federa ll_y_Fun ded Progam
The appro ximate ly 75 federally fund ed "job slots" bein g made available to
the City of Atlanta for the Summer by Economic Opportunity Atlanta and continuing employment of "hard-core" unemp loye d youth c an be utili zed by the various
departments as outlined rough l y on th e attached listing . Mo re th an 100 persons
have been reques t ed by reportin g dep a rt men ts and, if additional federal funds
are allocated, other job slots c an be developed by a follow-up of previo us oral
and written communi cations with the various depar t men ts.
For maximum success in this endeavor, based on unfortunate experience
in a somewhat large r and rnore ambitious pro gram three years ago,, th e following
sugges tions are made :
That screening and selective placement be effected by the City
Personne l Depart men t after initi a l screening by the va rious
Neighborhood Youth Center referrin g a gencies .
That no more th an five enrollee s be ass i gned to a qualified,
informe d, and concerned supervisor for counselling purposes.
(New jobs with N.Y.C .. , at level above enrollee)
That a re gular weekly group session for all these summer enrollees-plus all of th e pre sent ly e nrolled N.Y.C. workers -- be instituted
as an important, int egral, required prog ram ph ase . Groups could
visit various City faciliti es by prope r advance planning ; and civic,
civil, and social a menities could be the indirect· objective.
That Rule 59, Labor Laws of Georgia, 196 3 edition, relating to the
liftin g of 30# or more for minors and women be modi fied to allow
less r es tricte d e mployr:1ent o f you ths a ge 16 and 17. (Mr . Murray
Silve r, State Labor De partment Attorne y, Februar~ 5, 1968 , advised
tha t s uch modification was to b e effected.) I have r eques ted ass i stance of the State Commissioner of Labor in securing a libera li za tion
of th i s restrictive rule.
Exis~~l!.8 Job Vacancies
Conside r a tion is be in g give n to ,~1 e the r it is fea s ible or l egal to pos tpone for the duration of the s umme r months the e s tablishment of civil servic e
re gisters i n cl ass e s sucl1 as Auditorium Utility Worker I, Au to motive Serviceman I,
Clerk, Community Re creation Leade r, Enginee rin g Aide I, In cine r ator Ope rator I,
Semi-Skille d Worke r, Trea t ment Plant Ope r a tor , Zoo Attend ant , Labore r, and Was t e
Colle ctor so th a t a s many as poss ible of such pos ition s may b e fill e d by unemploye d youth.
Other Recommendations
It is suggested that certain programs, such as the City's federally
funded ABC program be expanded into a variety of community service areas
or into existing City service programs ; e . g., nursery service programs or
Zoo · staffing subqrdinate assignments. These expanded programs would enable
employme nt of female older workers who are family breadwinners. Their
employment on a regular basis would begin to establish the necessary
stability in the family unit.
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Using the round fi gure $ lOODOOOp the F~de~al 1ini rnum of
( ppr,mimate) openings i s d erived.,
Time h~s not permitted an exh~ustive survey of all Ci ty
d epa..1:tm~rats, d · visions i s e ct i on.j 9 and sites o
The openings belc:.H'I
indicate that the locating 0£ 100 j cbs is not ~€ally difficult =
sc reening, placem nt D c o uns ialing and t Ea being rnuch more
dema nding .,
Every effort would be ,ade to m~ke into p ermanent employees
all who b e come eligible .,
Hope t ·or success in this should be
rea listic ( 10""25% ) and p zov i s i on made for. program cont inua nce fo!:
those still i neligible at the end 0£ t he summer .,
Placing a
a ll number of hard c ore u nemployables 16=22 i n
eac11 City De p a rtmen t o r d ivision i c not t he most efficient wa), e
Due to va c a tions i ndividua l work f orces tend t o be sma l l i~ summer
stretching c '..\'tper i e 11ced h elp even f urt e r to ke ep up ·ivi th wot.'k demands o
Consequentl y even l ess tha n usua l t ime (a nd i nclina tion ) i s available
£or any sort 0£ on=th-2°job t1:~lining and n eces sary cou nsel ing .,
i f t he wo.r k unit adj u s ts p a ce and p roccdul'e to .fit t h..:! n e ~ employee ( s )

Of the 589 s uzilmer p -aople e mploye d l as t (' 61 ) s umme rJ 4l6 we :re
Ci ty .fina nced and inc lude d !>u ch as 31 lifegt..\ards , 59 locker
attendant s ~ 27 swi mm ing pool L'm.nage rs and 50 o.r so recrea tion
l ead e r s ., The Pa rks Dep.".\rt, en t pVrns approx ' mat'<?ly the s an~
n uuner of placements this yca. r in s i.milar pt"o9ra1,is ..
anothr:~r adj us t ment becomes necessary nt t he end of t he s ummer ..
~ ore efficient way is to put all or as many as possible
temporary ( summer. ) employees in seasonal j obs o r to work with
auxilia ry City operations .
Examples of these are "Camp Wilderne ss"
and the Atlanta Beautification Corps , bot h d escribed b elcw .
By departments :
Par ks
Plans have b een s ubDitted fo r the empl oyment of 300 youths
as recreat ion assistant s ( youth l eaders ) e
Camp Wil derness :
A p r-ogra.:m which v,m.tld utilize f.rorn 25
to 100 y outhsomal c o r temG1l e = i n g ii:ound cleaning~ building
r epair t ate . at a site on La k~ Allat oona, .
c ould
b e t ransp orted back a.nd for th e d EJ.y or, as f ac ilities
b e come availa.ble , every fiv e da y s .
Pa rt of the time c ould
be spent in recreati on o
Twelve ( minimum ) zoo aides =rnal e or f ema l e= to replace a nd
s u pplement p risoners o
In s ur,1mer this number could b e i:1creased.
Duties to include l ight g rounds mai nt e nance , b tiilding cus todia l
work , g uide s2rvice , p rotection and c a re fo r younger children.
Successful p erfo.r.r;~.?\nc:c leads t o promot ion to z oo att e n tlz-1nt .
S everal greenhouse aides a nd 6 =10 custodi a l workers (male
or f emale ) at the golf c ourses and parks for. grounds clean
up o
Traffic Engine~~ing :
Six males year round t o per£orrn light l abor at th~ S ign_ Shop
a nd on the s treet .,
1\'lo ma!!~·· at t he S i gnal Shop t o s erve
a s elect rician he.Lp exs a nd perform mode:rate l abor dutiez o
Six ma les ( r·; ell screened ) to s m:ve aG t x-a.f.fic checkers
.females (weJ.! screened ) to p i'ovi.cte cle rical h eip in the engineeri ng
division .,
Munieipa..l Garage :
Four male s t o lea :n1 and p m~f o:r:rn s emi.,ski.Ued
Sanita t i on :
The Atl.a.,ta Beautific,~ tion Corps ( ABC ) n ~
divide d i nto three grot,ps wi tn a tota l of about SO workers and
f oremen&
Bee use 0£ its tight b ut £ le" i blc o r g a ni.:rn.tion its
g r~i t h potentia 1 ° allrnving adequate t ime- i s i nfinite~
At present
it cou!d absorb 1 8°24 y oung ,1orke:rs who would have th-- bcncf it
o f c1t c;~oc i a tion with stable , more ma. r1orkers.,
ECA hcts o romoise d
an e ,:1,1:ly i ncrease in ABC a.U.otment \'Jhich could a l so inc rease
n u..'Ubar ot City finance d wo1·k ers t o 35 Ol" mo.i:'e .
t tV.!
1'he a dvent of
spring b rings t ne p ossibil ity o t more <l1versified activities by
ABCagrass , flowers , shrubs• whicn increases interes t as wel1 as
r~sponsiui.1ity •
S treets :
12° 20 exp ressway shoul der clean°up rs ( males or
younger t emnles ) to b e t ied in with the p resent operat i on i n tha t
City Wide ~ 5al0 c ounselo rs to screen p counsel. p t rain anrl g encl'a.lly
over ee the wo:cke r:s hi red in this operation and those i n the
Ne ighborho o d Yo.u t h Co r ps expansion ( cf Mr s o Th ompson ' § report ) o
I t i s obviou s that if t he mm1e y b e comes avai l able more than
enough slots c an be fo·nd to provide meaningful wor.k to ha rd c or.e
unempl oyables o
Onl y in sev<~ r al in stanc es is any real t a lent or
s ophistication requi red, a nd a ll offer l a dde r o r lateral p r omotioftal
possibility in a year round p:cog ra.rn o
Edward Go Farrow
April 8, 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 3 03 03
Dear Ivan:
Thanks for your letter and request that I give some attention to Chapter 14
of the Report of the Presiden t's Commiss i on on Civil Disorders which re lates
to repair and compensation of damages incurred in riot areas.
You are to be commended for moving so vigorous ly and i n such comprehensive
thrust to meet the requirements of this Report. This is typical of you,
I am rather thoroughly familiar with Ch a pter 14 as well as the whole r eport
of the Insurance Advisory Panel submitted by Governor Richard Hughes of
New Jersey. Several of my fellow Insurance Commissioners and I worked
rather closely and pleasantly with both Governor Hugh e s and his executive
assistant, Stanford Ross , in research and hearings prior to the drafting of the
The proposed changes in th e Federal Disaste r Act mentioned in Chapter 14
are already under way in the Federal Congress where legisl a tion was i n troduced
several days ago .
The s econd section of Chapter 14 deals with the subject o f insurance , and
h ere again l egis l a tion has already b een introduced in th e Fed e ral Congress t o
implement the nationwide aspects of the recommendation. Th e s e include the
creation of a n a tional insurance development corporation whi ch will provi de a
type of reinsura nce for the industry for riot l osses du e to the disturbing
withdrawa l of Europea n re i ns urers fro m th e Ameri can market. Legi s l ation h as
a l s o b ee n introd u ced in th e Congress by Sena t or Russ e ll Long and Congressman
Wilbur Mill s to accompli s h the proposed tax d e fe rra l features of the Panel
report .
�Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
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April 8, 1968
I have already held exploratory sessions with local property and casualty insurance
executives on the subject of the recommended "voluntary plans" to provide fair access
to property insurance for property owners. A joint industry - government group is
being formed to deve lop voluntary plans and give the opportunity to the industry to
respond without the neces sity of mandatory le gislation creating insurance pools to
facilitat e insuring property in urban core areas.
It would be helpful to have your personal assistance in this program or the benefit of
the expertise of some of your department heads and municipal officials. I will be
contacting you about this later in the spring .
It appears, therefore, that every flank has been covered from the insurance, compensation and repair aspect of the riot problem. These areas obviously involve state
and federal action . I have already testified twice and filed four separate statements
with Congressional Committees in Washington on these subjects. I think that the
pre sently pending federal legis lation with some quite appropriate amendments will
be passed within the next six ty days.
Work to be done on the insurance aspect here at the state level is progressing, and
I will continue to report to you on it. Incidentally , a recent state-wide survey of
insurance agents and brokers indicates virtually no di scrimination against property
owners in Georgia due to race and color. There are the implications of race and
geographical discriminations which themselves are minimum in Georgia. They will
nevertheless be significantly studied as we begin applying these proposed solutions.
Finally, l et me thank you for your good and patient l eaders hip at the municipal
leve l. We must pray fervently and regularly that our City and our entire State will
continue to be spare d this humiliating destruction. Understanding and patient l eadership
is a part of the solution.
JLB:d s
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Ch ief
e Ivan Allen, Mayor
t anta
City o
City Ha
At anta, Georgia
De r
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In response to your instructions to evaluate t _ e
r commen ations outlined in the Report of the a tional
Advisory Com ittee on Civil Disorders, the key officers
o f this De p a rtment were given copies of the report and
i ns truc ted to consider every aspect as relates to the
Fi re Department and submit there recommendat ions on the
i plementation of the cor rective a ction called for .
Enclosed herewith is a copy of t heir report as submitted
to me on March 26, 1968, and ·steps are being taken to
put each recommendation into effect with the least possible
del ay.
Yours ver y truly,
Atlanta Fire Department
CHH :pa
Suggested acti on on the report of the National Ad- .
visory Committee on Civil Disorders
A meeting o f the f ollowing Divis i on Head s wa s held at Fire De..;
partment Headqu arter s, Tuesday, March 26, 1968, at 10 a.m. for
the purpose o f submitting recommendations on implementatio,n of
the corrective action called for by the Mayor as outlined 1n the
"Report of the National Advi sory Committee on Civil Disorders".
The fol l owing Division Heads were in attendan ce:
1st Deputy Chief C. T . Ragsdale , Chairman
Dep uty Chief P.O . Wil l iams
Ba t t alion Chief J. I. Gibson
F ire Marshal J . F. Se agraves
Sup erintend ent of Alarms T . H. Cobb
Supe rintendent of Maintenance J. R. Cochran, and
T r a ining Chief R. W. McGill
Chief Rags dal e cal le d for a r eport from each individual and
t he followin g appe a red to be t he consensu s of opinion of all
i n attendance.
On l y o ne area a dd ress ed it sel t he activities of the Fire
Depa rtme nt and that wa s to provide more effective communic ations
in the areas c o n cerned or i n other words project the F ire Department and it s activities to the residents in order to improve
the i mage t ha t now e x ists.
In order to effe ctive l y accomp l i sh No. 1 above the fo llowing
recommendat i o ns are made:
Prepare a b r ochu re t hat wo uld proj ect t h e Fire Depar t me nt
such as: Outlining the responsibi li t i e s o f eac h Div ision
explaining the fu nctions o f all c o nce rne d and t o e mpha s i s
upon the c itizens of t hese areas that the Fire Departme n t
exists for only one purpose and that is for the prote ction
of life and property in all areas, to all citizens . This
booklet would contain such information as the requirements
for employment, the training, and benefits derived from
being e mp l oyed by the City of Atlanta Fire Department, an
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open i vi t ation to all personnel - to v i s i t t h eir Fir e De pa rt me n t, how to r epo rt a f i re, h ow to ob t ain e me rge n c y
resp o ns es, t h e nee d for prot ect ing fir e apparatu sg many
fir e p _evention steps t o b e t ake1 by eac h c it i zen , a n d
an e xp la .a ion that t: _e F ire Pr evention Bureau is av a i l to as sis t any group by ma king F ire Pre v ent i o n ta l ks,
ab l
de onstrations, and sho ~ing of f i l
n t itu t e a progr a o f visit at i o n · nto v arious c ommuni t i es
for the purpose of distr"bution of Fi r e P revention L i ter ature ,
De . o n stratio ns of Fire Equip ent , and providing for:' Dwell i n g
_ nspe c tions o n request. During t he inspection exte nd an invitation to residents t o visit their co unity Fire Station.
Ha ve Me r it Badges purchased and maintained at each Fire .
Station in sufficient quantities to give to all c hildr~ii
visi ting t h e Fi re Station along with an impr es s i v e c omme nt
that in receiving this badge they are a s s u ming a h e lpful
c itizen's role in assisting the Fire Department in pre v e nt. ng fir es .
Co ord inate with the Water Department in prov iding stre et
showers for child ren i n these areas utilizing the fire hydrants .
Cooperate fu ll y with "Little City Hall" in answering c omplain t s
and griev a nces that come u n d er the jurisdiction of this Depa~ t. nt .
Have t he F ire Department Personne l , especially Chief Officers,
show t heir interest and con cern for citizens in these areas
in respond ing to alarms .
In reference to Fire Departments and Civil Disorde rs (Page 493)
wherein specific recommendations are set forth for fire service
during civil disorders we make the foilowing observations:
The F ire Department has a d ocumented plan which is
based on the above stated recommendations.
This plan was c o ord inated with the Department of Civil
Defense, Departme nt of Po lice, Georgia National Guard,
Water Departme nt, and Public Wo rks Department.
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Atlanta 3, Georgia
March 26, 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.t and
Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders
City Hall
Atlanta, Georg ia
Dear Sirs:
Below is an outline of those steps our departme nt
pla ns to put in effect for the summer, 1 968. They have bee n
approved by Chie f H. Ta Jenkins and we believ e t he y will
r educe tens i on and possible civil disord2rs in At l ~nt a o
The r e~or t o r: the Nati onal i,.dviso ry Com\Ti issi,on on
Civil Disorder has sc1i.d, " Pres e rving civil peace. is tne fir s t
r esponsibility of the g overnme nt.u This we pla n to do. In
additi on, we plan to use our Crime Preve ntion Bureau off ic ers
in eac h E .O. A . Center to ass i s t the s e people with any city
problem. If an area need tne s e rvic es o i t he Sanit ary ilep a rtment , Housing enf orc eme nt or a ny oti1e r, our me n are be ing
instruc ted to ass i s t in every way. The y a lso work with scnool
couns e lo rs on absent students a nd drop-outs, ass ist adu lts and
youti1s with emp l oyme nt, hardsti. i p c .s ses , sic kness_., e tc.,
comp l aints on police s e rvices, missing pe rsons, co~munity
civic and recrea tiona l a ctivitie s , a nd inv e stiga te rumors.
Cr i me Pre v e ntion o ff ic e rs a re as s i g ne d to wa lking be ats in
slum areas to kee p in touch with r es ide n ts.
We underst a nd t he r e will be 62 schoo l s , 40 pa rks
and 20 pl a y lo t s a v a il ab l e this s um~~ ra To police a ll of
the s e p roJects , tn e 85 com~u n i ty s e r vi c e o ff icers r e co rnmended
by tne c o::11.1n i ssio n will be need ed whe n tt, proje ct s o pe n.
We ha v e a Tas k Forc e of L~O of i: ice r s co'TI .-:1Emded by a
ne.gro c a pt a in. Tne.y a r e a ss i g ned to t l1ese s ame. a r eas to g ive
the l aw abiding citi ze ns a g ood t oug h polic e s e r v Lce . The y
work f ro'TI L, : ::l O ? . "-1. to 1 2 :3J i~ aM. ', Th is f orce O i : me n know
til e c o•n-riun i t y , tne ir l a nc'S ua:;e a nd~ h E, bi ts . Tne y wi 11 know whe n
t e n s ions r u n h i g h in t, te ir arec1 0 Th2se me n a re se l ected fo ;..'
t his type cJu ty and ;nu s t ha ve g o od r e pu t a tions i n t oe n e 1g hborh oods a
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In t ne e v e n i o f any t e n se s i tu a tion, we p l a n to
move t he en ti r e Crime P r e.vent 10n Bc2.r2au into ti1e a r e a . We
hope with t;1e k n Dw l eC:1ge tt1e. y c10. v e. o r tt1e area a nd b1e. p e o p le
t r1e y k n ow , t ney w.1.. ll be a c le t o r e l i e ve t he s 1 tua tio n.
n o ti ti 1e. Ta sk Fo r c e wi ll fo ll ow .
I t t tese :r:· al. l, t r1e R.-1ot
S q uad w i ll b e broug nt i n.
Atlanta 3, Georgia
March 27p 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen 9 Jrot a nd
Advisor y Con~nittee on Civil Dis or de r s
City Hnll
Atlantaf Ge orgia
De ar Sirs:
In a cco r da nce with you r reques t
of Ma rch 19t 1968t I submit he rewith~ my comme nts
and _r e.commendations . for action in Atlant ao
- very truly,
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Super intencfu nt
Ge ~ o
GAR :b
�. The Commi s sion's coverage on police co nduct ha s long
be en impleme nte d in the Atlanta Police De partmento
The rules
and regulations of this depar t me nt cover every phase mentioned
From time to time p I am sure the re are minor
in the reporto
violations of this rulee
I have i nstructe d the Distr ict Supersio
vis or to give c ars in the slum areas of the City closer super vision
to see tha t these regulations are c arr ied out o
Select ing the right officer for ghe tto duty was put in
effect when our Cr ime Prevention Bureau and our Ta s k Force wGls
implemented o
It ha s be en a practice of this depar t men t to re -
assign and r e-t ra in officers when poor judgement ha s be en us e d
and to c redit officers doing a good jobo
our finest officers in slum areas 0
We. have not a lways put
We have always t r ied to give
negro areas as goodf i f not better, police protection tha n white
areas since mos t of these areas are where our high crime rates areo
The Commission reported one city re.port showed it took
fou r times as long for police to respond to a negro area than a
white area o
We have instructed a ll of our officers to answe r all
calls i mme d iate l yo
The Commission reco~~ende d th~t grieva nce s by citiz~ns
should have some externa l r e viewo
We have a n Internal Se cur ity
Squad tha t inves tiga t e s a ll compla ints aga ins t police and repor t s
dire ctly to the Chie f of Police and the Police Committe eo
city a tto r ne y also is as signe d to ffip k e inve stiga tions within the
Ci ty governmen t o
The Grand Jur y and Soli citor Gene r a l has the
�author ity to look into a ny pol ice misconduct o
cha r ge d with th i s respons ibi lit y o
The FBI is a l s o
I bel i e ve tha t any cit i zen
c a n get j ustice from one or all of the ~bove inv estigative bod i e s o
The Commi s sion r e.commended wr itten depar t ment al poli cy
fo r dis c re tion and j ud ge me nt in g he t t o a r e a s o
tha t a rises in the s e are a s ~re diffe r e n t o
Every s i tua t i on
A lot of the s e ma t te r s
ha ve to be l e ft up to the j u dgeme nt of the pa t r olm n or his
superior office r o
Ea ch of fic e r is i nstr u cte d whe n he ha s a
situa tion tha t is in question to not i fy his superior officer
i mmedia telyo
This pra ctice has wor ked suc ces sfully in the. pa sto
The Commi ss i on re comme nde d t ha t we i nc reas e. ne g r o off icers
within our de par t ment a nd r e=ass i gn mor e negro of fice r s in slum
are aso
Thi s h a s be e n done o
This d e partment ha s hir e d a ll=
qua lifie d a pplica nts for ye ar.s withou t r e gard to r ac e , c reed or
color o
The y a lso r e comme nded the c rea t ion of c ommun ity s e rvice
officers from ghe tto ~re as a nd tha t t he se officers be hired on a
r a tio of one fo r e v ery t e n police off ice rse
We are now cove r i ng
t en EOA Ce nte rs and we unde rs t a nd there wil l be 62 s choo l s i 40
pa rks and 20 p l a y lo t s made ava i l a b l e this summe re
To po lice
t hese. pla ce s p i t would be ne c e ssary f or u s to have our allot ted
85 communi t y s erv i c e off i.cers by s u.mmero
Our Cr i me Preven t i on
Bureau and these communi t y s ervice of f icers c ou ld work hand i n
hand and ass i s t the neig hb or hoods in a ll Ci ty s ervic es o
The y are
now working with s choo l G.ounse l ors pn a bsentee i sm and s chool d rop
outs, assisting yout h and adul t s i n employmentp meeting with civic
neighborhood g roups and hear i ng and el i minating compltiints on
�police service and working with our youth in recreational
We might go one step f urther and also explain
to the people the Department's enfo r cement prog ram in
an effort to show them that we are trying to better their co!!llllunityo
The Commission has stated that preserving civi l peace
is the first responsibility of the governmento
This we plan to
They point outp howeye.rj we must not mistake a peaceful or
l awful demonstration as a rioto
Maintaining civil orde r is the
responsibility of the entire communityo
The. initial incident in most cases started fro m routine
How the police. and community respond to and deal with
suchp may well determine whether they remain a minor police p roblem
or escalate into a major diso rder o
If a situation arises th at h as racial overtonesp our
office rs are instructe d to notify their superior office r i mmedia telyo
They are also instructed to notify tne commanding officer of the
Crime Prevention Bureau to move his entire sqund into the. are a and
attempt to settle the disordero
We feel that these men have been
working in these areas d a y in and day out and tney know their
grievances and cornplaintso
If this fails~ we then plan to move.
in our Task Force who have been giving these areas good, tough
police service o
The y too~ have be en in and out of these areas
each day and know the pr oblems that e xist therec
The Commission has recommended that the police., when
sent in the areas, should know the underlying tensions and
�grievances and we believe tna t these two squa ds doe
Na turally 1
if these two prevention squads fail~ the riot squa d will followo
The Commission speaks of b a sic factors and causes and
mentions crowded ghe tto living 9 wors en by summer heat and a large
amount of young people on the stre eto
The y do not think these
b , :,o problems could be reme died by the policeo
They also mentione d
hostility to police which we feel that we are t r ying to remedy
the Cr i me P rev e ntion Squa do
They also me ntio ned delay i n
pol'ce response in ne gro areas and I believe tha t with the covera g e
we have in these a r eas now p this is not the problem he.reo
i nadequa t e infor ma tion in a r e a s of this type alwa ys hur ts the
police o
We pla n to us e Crime Preve n t ion me n$ loud speake rs a nd
ask the n ews media io r their assistance o
The Committee asksp ttwhat are your control c a p a bilities?n
A surve y by the m showed tha t only 13% of the unifo rm pa t r ol are on
duty fro m 4:00 PoMo to 12:00 PoMo
disor d ers occurredo
This is when 86% of all the
Again, we. have. tried to look .ah eado
our Eve ning Watch Uni f o rm and Eve ning Watch Tra f f ic, we h a v e our
Crime P rev ent ion Bureau a nd our Ta s k Fo r c e working these h ours
We pla c e a hig h p remi um on preve ntion of disorders 0
On t r a ining 1 the Commiss io n s u rvey s hows tha t most
p olice d e par t ments on l y give r io t tr a i n ing to t he ir recruits 0
The ave r a ge hou r t r a i n ing f o r thes e d e partme nts were 18 h ours p er
ma n o
The Nat i ona l Gu a r d r e quire s
fo r the ir commanding l e v e l of fi cers o
h our s per ma n a nd 16 h our s
We h a v e. c overed rio t t ra i n i ng
in r e c ruit s c hool on a limited b as is and give n ou r old er officers
�Training Keys on riot trainingo
The FBI has published riot and
mob control in their bulletinso
Our district supe rvisors have
discus sed with their men what action shou ld be taken in c a se of
a disordero
Discipline and co mmand on the scene is one of our
most important factorso
You lose radio co ntac t with your officers
and they mus t be disciplined to stay within your comm.and and
c arry out your orders o
Rocks and bottles being thrown can provoke.
an officer into unilateral actiono
Of the distur bances that we
have had in Atlantap the same t a ctics were not used at each
Depending on t a ctics used decisions must be de termined
by the command ing office r on the sceneo
The Commission asked when should and how much force
should be used?
Should a looter be shot?
is already covered by State Law~
This is something that
The commanding officer and
sometimes the pa t ro l man would h ave to determine thiso
Commissi on does recomme.wl however~ that the use of gas should
be us ed fir s t in an effo rt to stop disturbance, looting, etco
Most departments ha ve used what is regularly called "CNuo
Comm ission highly recommended
csn gas as do other riot manuals 0
What assistance. can we ex pect from the community?
believe tha t good l m-1 abiding citizens do not want riots and
diso r derso
They usually pass informa tion tha t the y hear along
to the police de partmento
We have trained intelligence officers
that keep us informed on tensed situationso
Our Crime Prevention
Bureau and our Task Force are in these areas daily and nightly
and gather a lot of information fr om citize.nso
Community leaders
�in th~ past have helpe d us considerably i h minor disorders and
we welcome their helpo
The Commissi on spoke of the police.
withdrawing from an area and letting community leaders try to
quieten a diso r de rG
officer on the sceneo
This should be determined by the commanding
�Chie f He To Jenkins has recommended tha t Community
Service Officers b e p a id $15005 per dayo
85 Office rs
or a ratio of one to ten would amount to $lp279o25
per dayo
If the Federal Governme nt assumes 90% of
this cost 9 our tota l cost would be $127093 per d a yo
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Alderman G. Eve r e tt Millican, Chairman
Adviso1·y Committee on Civil Disorde rs
500 Bishop Street , N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Survey of Water Facilities in the Six Specia l City Services Areas
Dear Mr. Millican:
It i s a ple asu re to advise you that the Water Department ha s carefully survey e d
the six sections designated as Spec i a l 1968 City Services Are as . We have
determined the ad e quacy or need for water service in these sections' of town .
The water main ins tallation programs cont a ine d in our 1968 Bud ~et will me e t the
fire protection and water service requireme nts. We are i mmediate ly instituting
steps to carry out our 1968 pr ogram which is det a iled as follo ws:
This area is bound on the nor th by Int erstate I-20, on ~he east by
Gran t Park , on th e south by Lakewood He ights, and on th ~ wes t by Adair
We found th at domes tic water service was a va il a ble in this entire are a .
Seven water ma in in s tall a tion projects were ap p r ove d for this area in
t he 1968 budg et . Th es e pro j ec t s will i~prove fire prot ect i on in the
Surunec area. The des cription of these seven p ro j ects are :
SE 3
Leathea Street and
Oak Koo 11 Circl e
1, 800 '
6 II
SE 4
Thirkield Avenue and
Cap itol 1\ve nue
SE 5
Tuskegee S 1: r ee t
550 1
SE 6
~. .Ami Street
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Pa ge Two
Hr. Mil lic:Jn
SE 7
Crumley Street
1 ,800 '
SW 6
Beryl Street
600 '
SW 7
F l <2tcher Street
800 1
Heavy demolition is in prog ress i n th is area which will require additional
trunk ma ins and distribution mains as the wo rk progresses .
Numerous streets in this area are being served by 6 11 and smaller water
mains which will need to be replaced with larger water m~ins as t he
transition of the land use develops.
This area is bound on the north by DeKa lb Avenue, on the east by the
Atl anta City Limits, on the south by Heinori n l Drive , and on the west
by Moreland Avenue .
We found that domes tic wa ter service wa s available in the entire area .
wat er main installation projects we re approved for this area in
the 1968 budge t . The s e pr ojects will improve fire protection for the
Edgewood area . The descr iption of these t wo proj ec t s are :
SE 9
Dunwoody Street
500 '
6 II
Les lie Stre e t
No demo li tion work wa s ob se rved in this are a . W1en work begins in the
near fu t ure , we wil l make the ne cessary adjustments and additions to
our di str ibution system as r equired.
Sever a l street s in thi s area are being serve d by 6" and sma ller wat e r
ma ins whi ch will nee d to be r e placed with l arge r wa t e r ma ins as the
transition of the l and u se deve lops.
This a r ea i s bound on the north by No~· th Avenu e , on the east by :t-1orel and Ave nu e , on the south by Inter state I-20, and on the west by
Interst a t e 1-75.
We found th a t domes tic wate r service was ava il able i n thi s entir e area .
... ,
�April 2, 1%8
Page Three
Mr. Hillican
Two wa ter main in s tall a tion projects were approved for th is area in
the 1968 budget. These pro j ects wil l i mprove fir e protection for the
East Central area . The description of these two projects are :

"NE 5
Ang i e!" Avenue
500 1
12 II
SE 8
Hilbur Avenue
eavy demoliti cn i s in progre ss in this area Hhich will require additiona l
trunk main s and d i stribut i on mains as the Hork progress es .
This area cont ains numerous water
several stree ts are supp li ed wi t h
6 11 and smaller ma ir1s will nee d to
as the transition of the l and u se
fe e der mains , 3 6 11 and sma ller, and
6" and smaller wa t er mains. These
be r eplaced with larger wate r ma ins
deve l ops .
AREA NO . '..'.i. - NASH-i·!ASHIN"GTON
This area i s bound on the north by J efferson Avenue , on "t he eas t by
Elliott Stree t, on the south by I nterstate I-20, and on the west by
L f:, N Railroa d.
We found th a t dome stic wat er service was ava il ab l e in this e n tire area .
Three wa t er main insta ll ation projec t s were approved for this area in
t he 1968 budge t. These proj ects will i raprove f i re prot ection in the
Nash-Was hing ton area . The descr i ptlon of these pro j ects are :
NW 11
Ellio t t Stree t
4 ,000 1
NW 12
Ta zor Street
1,100 1
Sl-J 10
Baldw in Stree t
800 '
6 II
Numerous n ew apartme nt pr oj ec t s h ave b een complet e d r ecent ly and th ere
has been a genera l upgrading o f the area . ~!edif i ca tion and ad ju s t ments
of water fa c ilities h ave be en ma de b y t he At lanta l.,Ta ter De pa rtr.ien t i n
conj unc tion with th is work .
This area contains numerous water
s evera l st re e ts are supp l i e d with
6" and small e r mains wil l n ee d to
as the tran sit ion of th e ] and u se
f eeder iiiains , 48 11 and sma ll er , and
6 11 and s m3 ller uater mains. The se
b e r ep l ace d wi th l arger wa ter mains
deve l ops .
�April 2, 1968
Page Four
Mr. Millican
This area is bound on the north by Proctor Creek, Gun Club Road, and
. Hollywood Road; on the e ast by the L & N Railroad; on the south by the
A. C .L . Ra ilro ad , Hightower Road, and Bankhead Highway; and on the west
by the Chattahooche e River .
We found that domest ic water service was available in this entire area .
Seven water ma in in sta llation projects were approved for this area in
the 1968 budget . These projE,cts will impr ove fire protection in the
West Centr a l area. The des cription of these seven proj ec ts are:
2,200 1
NW 2
Comme rcial Avenue
NH 3
Ryne Street
Bellview Avenue
400 1
North Grand Avenue
1,000 1
NW 6
St. Joseph Avenue
NW 7
Spring Street
NW 9
Washington Hei gh ts Terrace 700 1
No demolition work was observed in this are a . When work be gins in the
near future, we will make the ne cess ary adjustments and additions to
our distribution system as required.
Several streets in this area are being served by 6" and smaller water
mains which will ne ed to be repl a ced with la rger water ma i ns as the
transition of the l and us e develops.
This area is bound on the north by Marietta Boulevard; on the east by
the W & A Railroad; on the south by Bankhead llighway , Gun Club Drive ,
and Proctor Cr eek ; and on the west by the Chattahoochee River.
We found that dome stic water service ~as available in tl1is entire area.
One water main installation project was approved for this area in the
1968 budget. This project wi ll improve fir e protection in the Northwest-Perry Homes area. The description of this project is:

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}lr . Ni llican
NW 8
Givens Stre et
650 '
Heavy demo liti on is in progr e s s in thi s are a which wi ll require additiona l
trunk ma in s and d ist ributio n ma ins as the wor k progres s es .
Se veral stree t s in this area a r e being s e rved by 6 11 and sma ll er water
mains wh ich wi l l n eed to be replac e d with l arger wa ter ma ins as the
transition o f th e l and u s e deve lops .
All of the s i x areas s ur veye d h ave fir e hydr ants distribute d throu ghout the en tire
area , . Ho s t a ll of the fi r e hyd r an ts c an be u sed for p l ay sprink l e r hydran t s as
ne igl borhood conditi ons wa rr a nt . He wil l wor k wi th t he Parks De p2rtme nt and
Pol i e Dep a rtment on th i s progr am .
Th,~ Wa ter Depar t men t is int eres t e d in making th ese proj e cts a suc c ess .
eff I· rt pos s ibl e will be made to i n~ure n 0cded wat e r facilitie s .
FW / a p
c c : Dan Swea t
Eve ry
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
April 1, 1968
ELMER H. MOON, E . E ., P,E.
Dan E.
Jr._ . )
Atlanta's 1968 Services Program.
Several specific questions were posed in the Mayor's letter of March 19, 1968
on suggested action for the City's 1968 services program. These refer specifically
to immediate City-wide action with regard to implementing proposals suggested in
Chapter 10 of the National Advisory Commission Report.
The two Coordinators requested by the Mayor's office will be furnished and
the end result, of course, will be a loss of two Inspectors I from the Housing
Division Staff.
Specific questions and answers follow:
In your opinion, what are the advantages and dis:dvantages of each
The major items mentioned in Chapter 10 are already.·in effect. By using
an experienced Housing Cod e enforcement officer in each ha lf of the City
as coordinator, many questions or grievances could b e answered and
channel ed to the prop er operating de partments without delay . These
coordinators could be stra t eg ica lly placed in the Sum-Mee and Nash-Bans
Areas (#1 and #4 c ent ers on map furnish ed ). They could attend citizens'
meetings to describ e what municipal actions are authorized, and could
make r eferral s to the proper d epartments . For instance , these men
would be extremely h e lpful in d es cribing Housing enforcement policy in
areas delineated for futur e governmental action as des crib ed in our
workable program.
In your judgement, how would it affect your de partment?
The Housing Division will sustain ··a los s in anticipated housing unit
compliance , since it will reduce the number of field inspec to rs currently
assigned to housing inspection .
Outline the st e ps involved in implementing each recommenda tion as it
would affect you_r; de partment or agency.
�Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
April 1, 1968
Steps have been taken already to assign 2 inspectors to Mr. Sweat's
Estimate the probable costs involved in No. 3.
No cost involved.
I am enclosing materials you gave me regarding the Mayor's Program. I would
to have one of these "kits" for our reference if you can arrange it.
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30 3 C IT Y HA L L
Atlanta Georgia, 30303
March 27, 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, J r .,
Mayor, City of Atl anta
Dear Mayor Allen :
In comp liance with you r request for a report stating what we
pr opose to do in the various-slum areas , I am enclosing herewith
a list of the stree ts uhich we plan to resurface in these areas
this year, both by City forces and by contract.
In addition, we plan to pave from one to three streets in
each a:cea ( that are now unpaved) and we wi ll continue to pass up
sidewalk to be paved all during t his season.
Yours truly,
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Ray A. Nixon,
�March 26, 1968
. Summer Hi ll, Gra nt Park, Hechanic svil l e , Peoplestown, Ad air Park ,
Pittsburgh, Chosewood Par k, Highpoint
Joyland, South Atlanta,
. and Lakewood Heights
Confederate Ave. to Memorial Dr.
Pr yor St.
Georgia Ave. to Ridge Ave.
Meldon Av e. S.W.
Capitol Ave . to Pryor Rd.
Middleton St. S.W.
- Meldon Ave. to Bullock St.
Stillman St. S.E.
- Lakewood Ave. to Lakewood Ter .
Buena Vi s ta St. S.W.
- Pr yor St. to For t re ss St.
P;ir.k Ave. S.E.
- Memorial Dr. to I - 20
s.E .
Park Ave.
Ba ss St.
s. E.
Sydney St .
Ber ne St. to Glenwood Ave.
McDanie l St. t o Cooper St .
Cherokee Ave. to Park Ave .
Taft St . S. W.
Thor nt on Pl. East to End of St.
Hipp St . S.W.
Aiken St.
Thornton St. S.W.
Up sh aw St.
East o f Aiken St . - 1,000'
Wes t
Thornton St , to Hipp St.
Thornton Pl ace
East t o End of Pavement
E. Aiken St. - 1,000 '
Mar ch 26, 1968
Edgewood & Kir kwood
Arizona Ave. N.E.
DeKalb Ave. South to End of St.
Hallman St. N.E.
Saunder s St. N.E.
- Boulevar d Dr. to Hallman St.
Caroline St. N.E.
- Moreland Ave. to Marion Pl.
Mortimer St. S.E.
- Arkwright Pl. to Wylie St.
Merlin Ave. S.E.
Warren St. to Howard St.
Moreland Ave. to Battlefield Ave.
Wrenwood Pl. N.E.
Hardee St, to Wrenwood Dr.
Screven St. N.E.
Boulevard Dr. to Hardee St.
Locust St. N.E.
College Ave. to Trotti St •
March 26, 1968
Glen Iris, Ba ss Community, Cabbageto;m-Reynoldstown
Peachtree St. to Hurt St.
Edgewood Ave. N.E.
Angier Ave. N.E.
'Pine St. to North Ave.
Sampson St. N.E.
Irwin St. to East Ave.
Auburn Ave. N.E.
Randolph St. to Irwin St.
Harralson Ave. N.E.
DeKalb Ave. to Alta Ave.
March 26, 1968
Engli,sh Ave. & Vine City
Jones Ave. N.W.
Neal St. N.W.
Ashby St, to Griffin St.
Western Ave, N.W.
· Johns St. N. W.
Raynes St. S.W./N.W.
Northside Dr. to Elliott St.
- Peters St. to S{mpson St.
Chestnut St. N.W.
Mitchell St. S.W.
Lena St. N.W.
Vine St. to Gray St.
- Nor-thside Dr. to Gray St.
Simpson St. N.W.
Beckwith St.
Marietta St, to Northside Dr.
Bankhead Ave. to Jefferson St.
Ashby St. to Jeptha St.
Ashby St. to Walnut St.
Ashby St. to Ollie St.
�March 26·, 1968
Watts Rd., Carey
Almond Park, Center Hill, Dixie Hills,
Grove Park & Hunter Hills
Western Ave.
Hightower Rd. N.W.
- ·Jackson Parkway to Hollywood Rd.·
Hollywood Rd. N.W.
- Johnson Rd. to Hightower Rd.
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March 26, 1968
Rivers:!.de, Chattahoochee, Lincoln Homes, Scotts Crossing,
Bolton, Hills Park
Perry Homes - Rockdale
Main St. N.W.
Hollywood Rd. South 1, 791'
Church St. N.W.
Main St. West to End of St.
Burtz St. N.W.
Hollywood Rd. West to End of St.
Spad Ave. N.•W.
Whittier Ave. N.W.
- Maco St. to Wales Ave.
Macaw St. N.W.
- Whittier Ave. West to End of St.
Maco St, N.W.
- Whittier Ave. to Bolton Rd.
Butler Way, N.W.
- Parrott Ave. to Wales Ave.
Layton Ave. N.W.
- Butler Way to Spad Ave.
Wales Ave. N.W.
Whittier Ave. to Spad Ave.
.Wales Ave, to Parrott Ave •
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Apri l 1, 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr.
~ayor of the City of Atlinta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Attached h e r eto you wi ll fin d outline for the surmnert ime program
of 1968 plus 2.. pl a n called 11 o peratio n scrub 11 a nd our comments
rega rding Chapt e r 1 0 of the r eport o f the Na tional Advisory
Committ ee on Civil Disorder.
Trusting this meets with your approv a l, I r emain
Re spectfully,
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R. E. Hulsey,
Supe rint e nde nt of Sanit .tion
REH: j d a
Mr. Ray Ni x on
Enclo s ure
lo Assign Arvell Crowe as our representive on the task force, his job will
be to coordinate this progrs.m with the neighborhood coordin ator or his
representive. He will supervise the efforts of the Sanit nuy Division in
the 6 areas involvedo Must be auailable at all times.
2o Arrange for a trash pickup twice weekly in these areas, or whenever
it is needed~
3o Arrange for garbage pickup twice weekly, plus arrangeme~ts for emergency
Arrange for brooms to sweep the streets at least once a week,· more often
if neededo Make use of water wagon to wash the streetso Cooperate with
the f3olice L·epartment in removing ab andonded cars from the streets o
5o Remove abandonded autos whe~ever we c an locate the owner and secure
a release from him, this is per instructions of the City Attorneyo
60 Cooperate with E0A to coordinate cleanup of vacant lots and private
property. Intensi~y the ABC & :NYC progr ams o
7o Cooperate with the Atlanta Children & Youth Service Council in the
Rodent Control program i n these areaso We wi ll train 5 of their people
to act as sanitary supervisors and these will supervise crews of 8
persons ea ch to clean up vacant lots and private reside~ces.
8 o Make an effort to put into operation Opera ti on Scrubv1hi c h will be an
extra effort in these lire as, ~ t Y!i.11 supp lement the summe r p1°ogra r.1
~me, eventua.lly be made a permen ent program in these areas
srn.,:~'.ER 1rH:E CL!•~A1'T UP PROGRAM
lo Devote .hi~ full time to this program.
2o Meke yourself available . to the 6 City Services Coordinators at ell
times, giving them your ro.dio r..umber, home telephone number, etco
3. You will be u:r.der the supervision of the special services division
of ,the Sanitary Department •.
4o K~ep the special services division informed of your activities, records
must be kept so that we may evaul'ate our program from time to .t i:-:ie to
de te mine i f '.Ve are ge tt i:r.g t _h e maxir-,um effort e
the trash supervisoro
6. Coo , erate with the police departme::Lt in rer.1.oving abandonded auto:.::obiles
fror the public streets.
7. Coopera te with EOA, /\BC, and .NYC in ~he ir eff O::'.' tE: to cl~o.r.. up the arc2s
invo 1 vcd., ICnow wt.e~e the rubb~ s~1 nill be and have trucks available to
remove same on time o
8. Cooper::i. te with the At1i. n ta Children & Youth Service Council in the
Rod en t Control program that vJill begin this summer nnd last tl:.roush
March 19690 Mr. Sp~er will head up t his program for us, it is rug ; ested
that you talk wi "tl~ bim in order to e li mir..a te e.ny overlap.
g. Be for con:plaintso
10. In cooperation with dist~ict inspectors, remove all abandonded cRrs
from private property po ssi bloo
Sp ecia l i;ot'3:
You are the key to. this program, everything you might be expected to do
can.not be spelled out for you. Be assured th.?.t you will get all the ~acl<:ing
necess~ry to do a good jobo
02 r.
R. E. Hulsey
Supt. of San i t a tiono
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11 0PERA'l'ION
Secure one truck from each station with a ~CD~ two WC I~ total of
3 trucks and 3 ~CD and 6 ~C lp l eq~~pment operator, total of 10 meno
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Borro·.v a front end from the· Constructior. Division, our EO to
operate sameo


This s ecial ere\'/ w:lll operate unoer the supervision of the Speci2,l
Servic - s unit of the Sanitary Divisiono They will assign a coordinator
vrho wif l determine areas to be v10rkede This man \'till work independen'c
of the district !nppectors, but in cooperation with them. This crew is
intended to be used in 8.11 8.rcas of the city, espocial:!.y in urban rene~18.l
and slum areas.
It is intended for this crew to go into yards of private ,roperty, with
the owners consent a!!c1 picxup old stoves, refrigerators, ·washers, etco
and h a ul same awayo
The coordinator ~ould have his crew to ~eet him at a prearranged loc at ion
e2ch day and give out work assien~cnts for the day. He will keep a record
of his activity and report sarne to the supervisor of special services who
·,Jill keep the Supt. of Sanitation in.:'or::1e cl 2.s to proble~s and progr'3SS e
The coordinator s~all solicit the cooperation of the district inspec t ors
in loc at ing property owners and informing that they must assu.'Tie tho
responsibility of keepin~ their property clean.
Extrerr.e ca'...l.tion must be t ake n not to dar.:age e.ny private property or remove
anyth i !1g v1ithout sec .1.ring approv2.l. 'l'he conduct of the ere•:: ::r.."' be
oxan~plc1. tory.
The coordina tor rr.' plan his activity v:ell in adv9.nce in order to spenc:
some ti me in each area involted.
If this program. is R success it is reco:x11ended th2. t we set up a cr e':r at
Maddox Park, Liddell, and Hill Sto and ~place them U...""lder the supervi:::~on
of th::: t. Area Supt. This ·would ::nean we vJOuld need three front e!1d
loaders ar.d three equipment o pera tors., t he o ther parts of the ere·:, ,_._,0
be dra ,n 1 fro m t!oe exis ti :g force.
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Re E. Eulsey
Supt. of Sani t at i on
1. Neighborhood Task Force
1'.he establishment of Buch :o.n or 6 anization would be of great edvantage
to th9se poople living in low income areas who feel left out of the
systemo It would give them the opportunity to talk directly with the
various department heads in solvins their problems. Tl~ough this type
of meeting we could explnir-i 01.'.l' oper2 t ion ar,d r0cei ve valuable su.gge sti ons that would help us in providing sanitary services to all citizens
on an equgl baciso Certainly this force would baa gtlide to us in if we are p:coviding the necess8.ry service o
2o Grievance respo~se mechanisms.
In my opinion this committee should be composed of interested. citizens
from the vnrious communities ,·,ho would ~ir grievances and pass them on
to the various depPrtments for actiono
3o Le gel service to the poor.

The i:-e are t.he people vrno need t:us service tho most. Mftny of them do not
urld(erstand the due process of law and the many complex routines demanded
by (this process. It might be well to provide a public defender for those
unable to afford legal representRtioh.
4. /\lsistance for Ma ors o.nd CJt,
Tis sugg es ion needs to e p e rsued strongly, urging the State & Federa l
governments to provide funds for such Hssistance e .
5. Heari~g on Ghetto problems and enactment of a p ronr iate
islation ,
These types of nearin~s wou~ oe very ,eip u in inaing
sourc e
of their compl aints and give us the opportunity to revi:l.m;> or include sorr.e
addi tio:nal services :i.n these ar•eas.
6. EstabJ~.sment of nei ghborhood city halls.
To me this is an excellent id ea , of course the persor, in the neighborh0o d
city halls should be someone the com.c.i.uni ty hns respect for and feel that
he is interested in improving conditions in their cor.ununity.
7o Deve lo t':.1.e nt of !11. l~lti-s ervic e c ente:-s .
By o s ta I is h ing t h e se centers in the ghe tto areas it brings t he various
services to the com.rnuni ty, it prov ides a place where the resident of such
a community can tAke his problems and discuss them and perhaps arrive at
a solution to them.
8. Imuroved pili l itical r epresent~~i on.
Perhaps more reprosentotion on the Beard of Ald ermen , appoi ntme nt of
these people to various civic projects, boards, etc. uould give them a
sonso of belonging. I think thRt Atbnta has made grea t strides in this
-f'f e c comnmn. it pa r ti c1. p8.L,
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This type of pror;r ~m wit tho .DEilp of the multi-service c ent ers could help
t hese ci ti zenc to de v e l op p:::1 id e iP- t:1.e ir comm;Jr. i ties. The y sho uid .be
included in plans that eff ect tr.cir cor.:rr..nnity, ev er. though thes e people
live in such areas there are a g ood many helpful su~a estions or reco m~end a tions they c a n supply..
u u
These recon@endations certainly would h e lp us in providing the necessary
sanitary services- to these areaso They would provide these citizens an
ave11ue -·to voice their co-mplaints and suggestions o
1. The neighborhood t ask force c o-...~ld be of great assistance to us in
organizing clean up progrRms, providing the necessary garbage collection$
the collection of rub bish , remova l of abandoned cars on private property .ri
cleaning of streets, etco
7. T4e multi-service c enter could b e very helpful in securin6 labor to
~i1~ ~acant positions in the Sanit ary Division through their employment
ai V lS 10~•
It might b e advisea~la to sot up a sp e ciil crew at e 6ch sub station who
would devote 100% of tr~8ir tini8 to these areas o 1'iy 1Elea ·of such crews
would be as follows.
1 Inspector to ov ersee th e en}ire proGram,. cost $7,046.00
4 Truck drivers, C5,265.00-, i 2l,060ou0
83 Waste collectors, t3~ ,Il2o00.
4 Equipment operatorsJ $23,868.00
4 Front end load e rs, ~1-9 ,'~OQ ;Q0
4 Open body trucks, C7;Q00;QOJ
Total estima ted cost . $ 109,886~00
Note; · Of course if we can reduc e ab~ en~ee!sm it mi$ht be possible to supply
some of the man power fro m existina f orces . Also other mecha nizatio n
pro grams might release the driv e rs ·2..fid waste co lle ctors o

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R. E. Hulsey
Supto of Sanitation
Office o f General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
March 29, 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders
Jack C. Delius, Gene ral Manager of Parks and Recreations
accordance with your instructions of March 29, 1968, entitled
· equested Action To Be Taken By City Departme nts And Public
Apencies," I ·w ish to advise you of the following •
are in continuou s meetings with EOA, priv ate a ge ncies in the
field of r ecreation and soci a l and cultural enrichment , a nd the
Atlanta School Department, preparing a detailed proposal to be
submitted to Economic Opportunity Atlanta probably by April 4 ,
.1 968 and c ertainly b y April 19, 1968 , which will in fact comply
with the most recently available guide lines from th e Office o f
Economic Opportunity in Washington.
Our p roposal is to, b e ginning June 1, 1968 and running through
September 1, 1968 to operate approx imately 134 cente rs, schools,
playg round s and p arks. Heavy emphasis will be placed on t eenage
activiti es , such as so cial dances, civic coun cil ~ , field trips
to our Lake Altoona pro perty , and wo rk expe r iences .
Every neighborhood h as b een c are fully inventoried from the viewpoint o f the
availabi lity o f eith e r a s chool or a park and r e crea tion facility.
It i s ant icipat e d th a t not a ll o f the current ly existing forty
odd playlots wi ll b e staffed ; however, those not staffed will be
adjacent to o p e ratio na l schools.
Heavy empha sis will b e place d on emp loyment using in-schoo l and
out-of-s chool n eighborhood Youth Corps e nroll ees , as we ll a s
additiona l young p e ople who come from disadv a ntage d areas.
Tentative plans were d eve lop e d as to what we woul d do in t erms
of prog rams in dis advantaged areas if we r eceived no fed e ral funds.
The staff h a d e s tima ted that upwards of forty-four p e rmanent
employees coul d be diverte d from a ff luent areas o f our community
to the l ess fort unate ar eas . The p l a n was vo ted down b y the
Aldermanic Parks Committee on March 1 2 , 19 68. Howe ver , the
Cornmitte planned to contact th e Mayor and arrange a meeting to
�Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
March 29, 1968
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discuss in depth what additional City funds might be available
in the event the City did not receive OEO financingc
A master map has bee n prepared showing all school and park
locations which will be ope rational. The Director of the Atlanta
Youth Council has had emphasized to him the importance of the
City of Atlanta Park/School Program receiving the substantial
amount of any EOA funds this summer. The matter has also been
mentioned briefly to Mayor Allen, as well as to the Members of
the Park Committee, and has been discussed at some length with
the Director of EOAc
A central headquarters will be established at Central Junior High
School adjacent to the City Hall Annex and not too far distant
from City Hall. A director will be hired at the earliest possible
time (immediately if funds are available from the $30,000 HUD
Grant sent to the City for Youth Coordination)
The Director will
assume the technical responsibility of coordinating all recreation
in the Metro area where EOA funds are involved since we understand
. that the Vice President's $30,000 grant to the City was to provide
Metro-wide coordination and was not limited to the confines of our
City limits.
We would like to have available and on the staff no later than
May 1st a director, associate director, accountant, secretary,
telephones, desks, mimeographing machines, etc. in order to
establish our base of ope rations and to begin in-service training.
The central office, like our entire program, will remain open at
least six days a week from 9:00 o'clock in the morning until approx imately 10:00 o'clock ~t night. Possibly, the central office will
remain open on Sunday to receive inquiries and give out information
on activities, etc.
The entire summer program will be heavily publicized, using all
news media and, if necessary, paid advertisements in the press.
We are calling upon people in the theater, art world, etc. to
participate and to add to the diversification of the program this
In summary, we will attempt to have a comprehens ive program going
some twelve hours a day, six days a week that wi ll provide
recreation and cultura l enrichme nt, as we ll as education in every
identi fiab le neighborhood within the hard-core target areas
established by EOA.
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
March 29, 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders
Delius, General Manager of Parks and Recreation~
In response to your request of March 19, 1968 we wish to supply the
following information.
I have carefully read Chapter 10, "The Community Response," contained
in the Report of The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
and have compared the cont ents with your recommended 1968 City
Services Program. I believe that the Administrative Organization,
responsibilities, and recommended direct action, carefully reflects
what the City of Atlanta should do in responding to the suggestions
and conclusions on Civil Disorders. I certainly hope that we can obtain
this swnmer City Services Coordinators. Last year I urged they be
reconsidered for 1968 and they served a real purpose by taking a load
off the operating departments in regards to screening certain complaints, some of which were unf0nnded , and passing on with proper
emphasis those compla:i.nts which were fully justified. I am quite
impressed with the staffing suggested for the Neighborhood Task Force.
I am concerned and somewhat in a quandary about recomme ndations for
bhe City-Wide Resources Task Force. On Page 3, Paragraph f., it is
stated that each City d epartment will make themselves available to
each of the six Neighborhood Task Forces on a "a s needed" basis.
However , · the second and following paragraph states that each representatj ve wi ll be s erving . full time , etc.
I don't believe the Parks
Department has enough administrative people to loan out and staff si x
Neighborhood Task Forces. We might use our six Recreation Superv i sors ,
but one of them h as been lo aned to Model City, and each of th e other
five is responsible for a Recreation District as wel l as supervision
of this summer's School/Park Recreation Program.
Last summe r it was a pleasure working with the City Services Coordinator
in that many unfounded complaints never reached our office but were
analyzed and handled at the City Services Coordinator l evel. Those
complaints that did get to this office were legitimate in nature
and we att empted to handle them e xpe ditiously. If the City Services
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Advisory Committee On Civil Disorders
March 29, 1968
Coordinator is not familiar with City Government he could in fact
put an undue strain on the operating departments by agreeing with the
neighbors to make certain requests and see that they were in fact
complied with when, in truth, the department would be unable
to comply.
April 1, 1968
Present Library Services to Disadvantaged Areas
The library bran ch es or bookmobile is currently ser ving the following
commmu ties 1·li th.i.n the EOA poverty· areas:
Cormnuni. ty
Branch Li bra:ry
Bookmobile Stop
West Central
Almond and Carey Park
Grove Park
Bowon Homes
Doguood Branch
frix:l.e Hills
Shoppine Center
Humphrey Street
South Branch
South Atlant a
Carver Homes
High Pt. and J oyl and
Carver Homes
High Pt. and Joyl and
Nor t hwest -Perry Homes
Perry Homes
Perry Homes
East Central
Glen Iris
Bass Communi ty
Capitol Homes
Inman Park
Kirhrood Branch
Nash- ~fashi.ngton
West Hunt e r Brancl1 i s
lo cated on ed6 e of area
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The Libr ary will continue to act as resource for other agencies in the area,
supplying books, films, records, etc., to any a gency requesting themo
Proposed Pr ogram
Ao . Children's Programs
A workshop in the II art of storytellingn sponsored by the E1nory
University Division of Librarianship and Atlanta University School
of Library Service in coop eration with the ll.tla nt?. Public Library,
the DeKalb Library Syst em and the Atlanta Children and Youth Services Council is currently in progresso
At the t ermination of the 8--week course qualified stor ytellers who,
in retur n for the free training program wlll volunteer their time to
tell stories to children on the book nobiles, at the branch libraries,
in the community school p r ogra::n or EOA Centers. Storytellers 1-r lll ·
be schedule d as need ed 1,rl th particular empha sis on placement in
disa dvantaged com.r:nmi tieso
The entii~e program is still dependent on t.he number of volunteers
who will be available at the conclusion of the course in
Approxi.m-~tely 125 p e ople have registered to date in the 13 loca tions
where the course is presently being conducted.
Adult Programs
A bookmobile program labeled 11 The Ind.i. a n Gi ver:1 will be in operation
by this summer to distribute books on a 11 rea dum- •n-swapwn" ba siso
The unit will remain in an area from 6:00 po :!:llo to 9:00 p . m. in orde r
to better serve adu lt 11 people ' s"needs, During this period
a film prog r a 'll will b e sho1m in a n earby n eighb or h ood c enter. EOA
pover ty areas already designat e d for t hi s pr ogr am ar e : Me chanicsville, Summerhill, Grant Par-1: and Bedfor d Place. Two full-time
staff members have already been assigned to this progr a m but at l east
40 additional hours are n eede d to effectively expand the program in
additiona l area s.
Future Programs
F unds were mad e ava ilable s om~ time ago for a touring t heat re or
cinemamobi l e to p resent f i L-11s and story hours to chi l dren in areas
-too f ar fro.:n branches or at b ranches wi t hout s uitabl e f a ci li t i es .
Manufacturing of t his custom-made vehi cle h as r endered it i mpossible
to ha ve it in operat i on befo re early n ext y ear.
Inve stiga t i ons hav e reveal e d t ha t a simi l ar vehicle uhi ch could b e
easily a dap t e d for our u se i s available fo r pur chase at a co s t i n
excess of our p resen t budget o If a l arger grant was avai l able t o
make up the dif fer en ce be tween funds al l ocat e d and t hose needed the
cinemamob1 l e coul d be in ope ration by J une t o serve a l arge number of
additional connnuni t ies. Forty (Lo) add.i. tiona l hours would be needed
to effectively ope rate f or t he summer.
As an alternative, i f an Atlanta Transi t Bus and driv:er were pr0vided
to meet this much needed v ehiql.e problem any number of addi tion,'3.l
programs could be conductedo
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Inne r Ci t:y Public Libra rj" Service
An exper:i.ment in using Ubrary school students in bra.nch libraries
has resulted in a proposal for a long-ra.nge program to service the
im1er city disadvantaged area. Appli ca t i on ba s been made for funding through Title III, I nterlibrary Cooperation of the Librar y
Services and Construction ii.ct.
The branch libraries in disadvantaged areas will r emain essenti ally
as study c enters at the clo se of the school day for children 1-1ho
have severe lim:i. tations in such facilities at home. Li bra rs school
students f rom Atlan t a University cm d Dnory University will make it
possible to provide adcli t iona l hou.r s open in branch li brari cs and
study centers in the neighborhoods for this purpos e . School libraries in. the a r ea wilJ1assi st p er scnnel fror.1 pub1ic libra ry to info:tm
students of these centers and coordination bet ween school
and public libra ry in programs and colle ctions.
p eposi t.s of Books
Investigation is unden-my as to the f easibility of depositing paperba ck books in Hei ehborhood Center s , Recreation a r eas, etc. Space
for and circulation of, thes e ma t eri a l s mu st b e planned 1,rl. th the
cooperating agenci es .
Func:ti ons at Hain Library
The Ha in Library will continue to a ct as an agency through wb.i ch progran;s
can b e planned. Groups may be brought t o the library for 11 Honday Morni ng
Movies,n group t our::~ as well as prov.i.clJng t he norma l services of supplying
films , art p rints and refer ence; t;~i·vice s to i ndividuals.
Our Child1·en I s Department will continue to encourage children to earn a
c ertificate for r eac1ing 12 books rnder our Read-Al l-Year Programo We u:i..11
continue also to encourage 11 Head Start 11 to bring groups t o the Hain Library
for picture book hour , storyte J.ling , is nm1 a very popular se:::-vice .
In adcli ti.on t he Vagabond tfarione t tes ,.r.i.11 be s en t to S branch libraries in
di s a dvantat;;ed areas. Our t ravelinc; storytell er will also continue. rota tion
of storyhours at Decatur Stree t, Vine City, Georgia Avenue , Hunt Street
and Simpson Streete
3, 000 oOO
(additional cost fo r cinemarnobile)
( adoi tional hours for 11 The Indian Giver:: and · - 80 hr s. a week at $lo50 an hro
for 12 wee ks )
1,440 .00
2 , 000 .,00
(books, films, etc . fo r deposit in E0A Cent ers, etc.)
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At lanta, Georg ia
April 1, 1968
Traffic Engin ee r
The Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mayor Al len:
~n reply to paragraph #2 of your instruction sheet da ted March 19, 1968, and
entiped 11 Requ es ted Action to b e taken by City Depa rtments and Public Agencies 11 ,
we ~bmit the following report.
We be lieve that the Neighborhood Task Force concept is th e most effective way
now known to "communicate" with the residents of the six areas . Residents of
areas usually write lett ers , felephon e , and/or work throu gh civic clubs,
PT A groups or similar means of communication. However , we recogni ze the very
grave danger involved in opening this channel of communication without providing
the means of quick response with action that will be reco gniz.ed by ·the individual
citizen as relief. The l a ck of civic clubs and similar organizations makes
"reasoning" with the per son filin g the request or complaint very dif ficu lt, if
not impossibl e .
The r e fore, we see an ur gent nee d for add itiona l personne l a nd op erating
funds to provide (1) th e field investigation service, (2) the additional traff ic
studies needed to determine proper corrective action and (3) the work crews to
inst all and maintain the needed signs , markings , signals and.stree t li ghts,
These ne eds are listed below .
Signs and "Ma rkings
1 Si gn Crew ( 2 me n and truck )
Traffic Enginee ring Servic ema n $4,446.00
Semi-Skill ed Worker
Se rvic e for Truck
Sign a nd Marking Materials
( Signs and Marki~ngs )
$ 22,610.00
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April 1, 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Stree t Light Ni gh ttime Insp ection
1 Tra ffic Enginee ring Assist ant II @$5,720.00
Auto Allowa nc e ($70/mo nth)
Desk and Cha ir
(Stree t Light Nighttime Ins pection) $ 6,895000
Traffic Sign a ls
Equipme nt for 62 new inst a ll a tions @$6 ,000)
1 Electrica l Construction Crew
Electrician Foreman
2 Electricia ns( @$ 5,9 67)
2 Semi-Skilled Wor. ( @4 , 264)
Aerial Truck
Se rvic e for Truck
400 . 00
S u b
T o t a 1
$ 372,000.00
' 40,349.00
$ 412,349.00
Eng i nee rin g , Sp e cifica tio ns , Timing , e tc.
1 Traffic Enginee r I
Auto Allowa nce ($.55/Month)
De sk and Cha ir
1 Jr. Tra f f i c Engin eer
660 . 00
Auto Allowa nc e ($55/Month)
De sk and Cha ir
u b
T o t a 1
$18,006 . 00
Fie ld Tra ffi c St udies t o docume n t nee ds f or
tra ffic signa ls if Fe de r a l or St a t e fun ds
a re obt a i ne d to purc has e t he equi pment
1 Tra f f ic Engi nee r ing Ass t. II
Au to Allowance ( $55/Mont h)
Desk and Cha i r
TE As si st a nt I ( @$5 ,265)
2 Auto Al l owa nce ( $5 5/Month )
2 De sk and Cha i r ( @$ 335 )
s u
T o t a 1
660 . 00
335 . 00
10 , 530 . 00
1,320 . 00
670 .00
19 , 235. 00
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April 1, 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
The above liste d perso nne l, equipment and mat e rial needs are summarized as
Si gns and Ma rkings
Materia ls
8, 710.00
$ 22,610.00
Street Light Night Inspection
Personne l
Equipme nt
$ . 6,895.00
Traffic Si gnals
Personn e l (ConstructioD)
Personnel (hngine er ing)
Personne l (Documenta tion)
Equipmen t (for Personne l)
Traffic Signa l Equipme nt
$ 449,590.00
This listing shows an estima t ed grand tot a l of $479,095.00 which includ e s $77,7 85.00
for Personne l, $19,310.00 for Equipme nt and $3 82,000. 00 for Ma terials.
Th e nee ds for sign and marking materials are not great ($10,000) as outline d
above. Howeve r, the nee d for prompt s e rvice is ur gent. The best our "norma l"
s ervice can do is 10 days to 2 weeks after th e fi e ld inve stigation is compl e te
and th e work ord e rs are wr itt e n. 11Norma l 11 time for fi e ld inves ti ga tion is also
10 days t o 2 week s. Experience has shown t hat this is not fast e nou gh for th e
needs of th e six sp e ci a l areas. Fi e ld invest i gation must b e done within 48 hours
and work cr ews must be in t he a r ea within 3 or 4 days of th e time th a t th e request
or complaint is filed , This time t a bl e r equir es th e additiona l pe rsonn e l outlined
abov e .
April 1, 1968
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Experience during 1966 and 1967 clearly shows that regular night inspections
are necessary to loc a te lamp outages, street light fixtures broken by rocks and/or
rifle shots and report these items to the Georgia Power Company for immediate
repairs. Normal maintenance by the Georgia Power Company calls for cleaning and
re-lamping only every 2 to 3 years. In other sections of th e city, residents
usually notify us of lamps that burn out ahea d of schedul e or of physical damage
that occurs. During 1966 and 1967, we found that (in the six areas) most of
these items went unreported until we made a night inspection.
There is a "backlog" of traffic signal nee ds (city wide) consisting of about
150 locations where signals have been requested and where signals would be helpful
and are warrant e d. Approximately 62 of these locations are in the six areas.
Most of these are the 11Merrill and Oakland" type of situations and there is no
way of acc urately predicting when or if a sudden pressing need will occur. New
Federal Safety St a nda rds will probably require certain additiona l equipment over
and above our pr e sent standards. Accordingly, our estimate of the cost of th ese
install a tions is slightly higher than in the past. Also, if Feder i l Funds are
obtained to he lp purchase signal equipment, a substantial amount of field work
and data ga th e ring will be neces sary to satisfy Fed e r ~ l and State docum entation
requireme nts. Estimated needs to develop this docume ntation are also listed
In closing , we assure you tha t we r e cogniz e the importance and the urg e ncy
of this segment of our s ervice to the city. We believe tha t the"N e ighborhood Ta sk
Force" type of communication should b e op e ne d. We urge th a t_.this improved
communic a tion b e back e d by improving . th e City's ability to r es pond with "des ira ble"
as well as urg e ntly nee ded s e rvices . In our field of endeavor, it is fr e qu e ntly
difficult to de fine ( explain) the diff e r e nce betwee n a "d es irabl e " servic e or
traffic control device and one that is urg e ntly neede d.
Sinc erely,
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Karl A. Bev ins
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cc: Ald e rma n G. Everett Millican, Cha irma n .,
Advisory Comm ittee on Civil Disorders
Ald e rman Richard C. Fr eeman, Cha irma n
Traffic, Pa rking and Transit Commit t ee
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Atl an t a , Geo rg ia
March 26, 1968
Traffic Eng in e e r
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Nayor of t he City of Atlanta,
Atlanta, Georgi a .
De a.r Mayor Allen: ·
In r eply to par agr agh No. 1 of your i ns t r uction shee t entitle d 11 Requested Action
to be Taken by City Departments and Public Agenciesn and dat ed 1--farch 19, 1968, ue r e commend .the followin g :
(1) Reques t the Ge orgi a Power Company to pr ovi de ir:1rnediate cleaning
and re-lamping and r epair of 2.11 stree t l i ght s needing such maintenance.
(2) Provide the As sis t ant Tr aff i c Enginee r I (stree t li ght engineer)
with a Traffic ~nginee ri ng Assis t ant II to ass ist him by maki ng ni ghttime
inspe ctions of the stree ts in t he six 2.r eas on a r egul ar be.sis (at l east
twic e per week ) and r eporting l outage s and physical damage to the
Georgi a Pmrer Company for i mmedi a t e r epairs . Inspe cting t hese six a r eas
at ni ght would be almost a full t i me job but any ext r a time could be well
utilized by the Stree t Li ghting Enginee r who has no hel pe r now.
(3) Have t he t 1-rn me n now available for the fi e ld investiga.-tion of
r equests and compla.ints do 2.s they did during t he SLlmmer of 1967and give all
i t erns from t he six areas top priority and handle all othe r ··r e que sts for
service as time is available.
· (4) Add one Traf f ic Enginee ri ng Assistant II to t he staff fo r trai ning and assi gn him f ull time to t he s i x are as as s oon as he i s capable of
handling t he work . ( On - the - j ob trci.ini ng fo r thi s wo r k r equir es t hr ee to
four mont hs of work experience. )
(5) Re - che ck all s i x are as to s uppl y any nee ded tt spee d control "
si gns t o bring the s i gni ng up t o t he s t and ards fo l l oi:-1ed in othe r are as of
the ci ty. (This will not r equire m.? ny new s i gns. )
( 6 ) Have both sign and marking cr ews gi ve top priority t o work i n
t he s i x areas and handl e all other work as r apid l y as possible with the
t i me l eft avai l able. (Same as 1967 . )
The steps outline d above are ve ry simil ar t o the steps t aken during 1966
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Hayor Ivan Allen, Jr., l'·Iarch 26,
and 1967. The area to be covered t his smnmer, (1968), is much larger and the complaints
· and reque sts for service will probably be la.r ger. Our s e rv-ice to othe r areas in t he
city suffered noticeably duri?.'Ig 1967 a s the r esult of these steps. · For this r eason, we
are recommending additi onal pe rsonne l to prope rly handle all of t he work. We will be
glad to .promptly supply any 2.dditio~al information tha t you ma y de sire.
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Alderman G. Evere tt Eillican, Chairman,
Advisory Cormnittee on Civil Disorde rs
Alde r man Richa.rd C. Freeman
ATLAN TA, G A . 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DE PARD! E i'\T OF PL.-\i'\;-..Ii'\G
COLLI ER B . G L _A DI N, D i r ec ro r _
Apr il 2, 1968
Planning Staf f Report :
The Report of t he National Advisor y Commi s sion on Civil Disor ders,
Chapter 17,
Hous i ng 1t .
In r esponse t o t he Hayor ' s r equest , we are s ubmitt ing fo r your
cons i deration our t hi nki ng and r eco~ endation r e l ative to the Housing
s e ction , Chapter 17 of t he report of the Nat iona l Advisory Committ ee
on Civil Disorders .
Basically, this se ct ion contai ns recom:nendations fo r nationa l
act ion. At the heart of t he s ection i s a recommendation fo r t he
enact ment of a comprehensive and enforceable fed e ral open~hous i ng l aw
to cover. t he s al e or r ent a l of all housing , i ncluding sing l e -family
homes . The Planning Department would s upport s uch a nat iona l l aw ,
however , we would not s uppo r t l ocal l egis l at ion i n t hi s· regard unti l
after nationa l po ha s been est ab lished .
Many of t he followi ng reconrnendations for national act ion we
have endorsed previous l y , name l y:
Expansion and modification of t he r ent supp l ement programs to
pe rmit use of supplements f or exis ting hous i ng.
Expans ion and od ification of the belowcmarket i nterest r a te
program to enl arge the i nterest subsidy to all sponsors and
provide i nterest- free loans t o non- profit sponsors to cover
pre- const ruct ion costs , and permit s a le of proj e cts to non•
profit corpora tions, coop eratives , or condomi ni ums.
Exp ans ion of t he public hous i ng program with emphasis on small
units on scattered sites, and l easing and "turnkey" programs.
We have reservat i ons about the f ol lowi ng recommendations .
infon ~ation and / or time is needed i n order to assess them.
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Page 2
_April 2, 1968
Creat ion of an owne rship s upp lement pr ogram simi l ar to present rent
s upplements, to make home ownership possible for l ow-income f amilies.
Ques tion - How wou ld it wor k?
Hhat are its r amifications?
Costs ?
Federal wr i te-do,m of int erest r ates on loans to private builders
constructing moderate rent housing .
Quest ion
How would it work?
What are its r amif ications?
Costs ?
Expans ion of Hodel Cities Program . To da te the theory of this
progr am has been most appealing. Howeve r , its mu ch to early to
t alk of expansion without more exper ience in execution .
Exp ans ion and reorlent a tion of the ur ban rcne->1al program to give
priority to pr oj e cts directly as sist i ng loW""' i ncome households to
obt ain adequate housing . While we support t he expansion , we are
uncertai n as to what: is meant and the i ntent of reorientation of
the urban renewal pr ogram. If t he i nte nt i s to return the progLam
to its earlier days when housing \·ms pr ovided to the mut ual
exclusion of new commercial and i ndustr:tal p l.ant s and jobs , then
we woul d oppo s e such ureorientation . 11
As to spec if:i. c recommendations fo r loca l action and public policy ,
we refer your attention to a rc143.215.248.55t r endered in October , 19 67. This
r eport wa s ttA Review of Atlanta 's Housing Program .. Its Problems and
Prospe cts ,n a joint s taff report of the City Planning Department and
the Hous i ng Resources Committee. There has been no action t aken on
this repor t and its r ecommendations . Attached is a copy of that report.
1 April 1968
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jro
Mayor, City o f Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Referen c e is made to the r~quirement that your Plan £or Civil
Distur b ance s be updated by 1 April 19680 In this connection,
I have checked wi th Superintendent Moseley 0£ the Police ·De partrnent, who states the Police Plan is effective and no
important cha nge s are ne ededo Chief Hildebrand has t wo ass istants improving his plan in coordination with t he Georg ia
Nat ional Guardo Based on the experiences from riots in other
cities last summer, Chief Hildebrand and I recommend the fireme n not be used for traffic controlo The pl an £or Disaster
Medica l Care has been published , b u t is not yet · approved by
the Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb County authoritieso The important
thing is that Grady Hospita l is n oN b etter p repared to coordinate medical services. A copy 0£ this Plan is attached f o r
your approval (TAB A)o I recommend approval.
We have also prepare d an overall "Atlanta Pl,:'.n f or Cont rol o:f
Civil Disturbances" in dra.ft form o Copy attached ( T;iB B) • This
Plan cannot be fina l ized until it is fu lly coordinated with the
local Departments and the National Guard. I do·· not recoIDID.end
approval except for planning pur poses.
On 19 April 1968, Frida y afternoon , (1: 3 0 p.m. ) at the Civil
Defense Emerge ncy Operations Center , we will b rief Police, Fire ,
Medical and CD personnel £or participation in the Na tional Guard
CPEX to be held Saturda y and Sunda y, 20-21 Apri l, in which I
h ave b een a sked to repres ent you, unle ss you would like to be
presento My main job will be to d efine , £or the Nationa l Gua rd,
their area o f responsibilit y and mission as r e quire d by the
Memorandum o f Understa nding b etween y ou and Genera l Hearn o Of
course I will get recommendations from the police playing the
p roblerno
I h ave obt ained a dr a£t c opy of the l ates t plan p rep ared by the
Georgia National Guard , copy not attache do For planning purpos es
Task Force North is to u s e Cha stain Me mor ial Park and Ta s k Force
Southwe st - Lakewood Parko Obviously other sites must be
�The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jro

l April 1968
considered, depending upon the situation at the time. This
plan provides for the City Auditorium, 30 Courtland Street,
to be used as an alternate Comma nd Posto For many obvious
reasons, I believe it b e st £or the National Guard Headquarters
group to be here rather than in City Hall, o r the Police Headquarters buildingo I believe City Hall should be the symbol
for impleme nting the h umanitarian recommendations of the
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and not ·the
combat Hea dquarters for control of civil disturbances that
!ring hatred and strife.
recommend you approve our planning to use selected parts
of the Auditorium :for the advanced Command Post, if and when
the National Guard is called to active duty in Atlanta.
I have also enclosed (TAB _C) a tentative seating arrangement
for activation of our Civil Defense EOC room. You will note
that all important departments and agencies are represented
in order that central coordination may be practiced. · Failure
to have central coo rdination will create many unnecessary
Attached is a draft reply to my recommendations (TAB D).
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Brigadier General, Uo s. Army (Ret.)
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Mr . Michael D. P adnos
Dire ctor
Atla n ta L e ga l Aid Society, In c ,
501 Fulton Coun ty Cou r thou s e
Atlanta , Geo rg i a
Dea i· } . Padnos :
M a y I ackn o w ledg e r e c e of you1· l e t ter of Ma rch 29 t h
1·ega r din g your pla ns and acc e l era t e d p r o gram f or
Atla n ta .
May I con gra tula t e you fo r t his unclertamng and assu i e
you of ou r co o p ec]a ti on.
Sinc erely,
Ivan Allen , Jr.
James VI. Dorsey
David H. Gambrell
1st Vice Preside nt
Sarah Frances McDona ld
2nd Vice Pre sid ent
Clifford Oxford
McChesney H. Jeffries
(404) 524-5811
(404 J 577-23 63
March 29, 1968
Michae l o. Padn os
Nancy S. Ch eves
Genera l Counsel
L. Ros se r Shelton
Assistant Gen eral
Counse l
Virgin ia A. Bips
William L. S~inn er
Bettye H. Kehrer
Mary 0. Pall otta
Evelyn S. Fab ian
Colquitt McGee
Robert B. Newman
Howard 0. Simmons
Eugene S. Taylor
The Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Ge orgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
As you may know, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society has recently
embarked upon a significant expansion of its servic·e s, raising
the number of its offices from three to six and the size of
its legal staff from ten to twenty-two. This expansion has
been made possible not only by the generosity of the city,
the county and the United Appeal, but also by the hundreds
of individual citizens who have volunteered their time, and
money, for the benefit of the Society and its clients.
Perhaps most important of all, our grant from OEO has now
been increased to approximately $355,000.00 per ~ear, making
out total budget for 1968 almost $525,000.00.
The Legal Aid Society is dedicated to representing and providing
advocacy for the thousands of indigents who mme through its
doors each year. But as an OEO funded program, we have a larger
responsibility than merely providing servic es to large numbers
of people. We must, as a matter of poljcy and wisdom, remain
in touch with the grievances of our client population, and we
must provide a legitimate, constructive and controlled outlet for those grievanc e s. Simply put, because we oppose riots,
we must utilize out talents and facilities to prevent them.
The purpose of this letter is to acquaint you with these views,
and to place at your disposal the entire resources of the
Atlanta Legal Aid Society for the resolution of any grievances
known to you or your administration that affects our client
The Lega l Aid Society has a long record of service to the poor
people of Fulton County.
In past years, it has repres e nted
tens of thou sands of indigents , and in recent weeks it has
recorded some e x citing new triumphs, including its succ2ssful
attack on the Stat e 's substitute father rule. According to
Dire ctor Burson, that one l awsuit gave immediate b enef its to
some 1,500 persons who would otherwise have be e n d en i ed welfare .
�The Mayor of the City of Atlanta
March 29, 1968
I think it can fairly be said that we have begun to establish
our credentials with the poor of our city, and I hope our
reputation with our client population will grow as time goes on.
But it is equally important that we make clear our respect for
and dedication to the welfare of the city of Atlanta. Specifically,
I have enclosed for your interest a copy of a resolution enacted by the OEO Project Directors Advisory Committee
indicating some of the ways in which legal services programs
can be useful to cities in riot prevention. I would like to
take this opportunity to urge you or your staff to call upon
me or any member of my staff to assist you in implementing these
suggestions, or for any other reason you may deem appropriate.
As you know, our obligations to our clients may require us
at some time to disagree with the city on certain matters.
We may even find ourselves on opposite sides of an issue in
a court of law .
I can assure you that I will be at pains to
avoid any such disagreements with the city, and should a disagreement ever arise between us, it will be handled by this
office in a ITa\nner consistent with the spirit of this letter:
a spirit of respect for the city and dedication to the . interests of our clients.
I look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Michael Do Padnos
MDP : lw
Encls .
�Telephone: 296-2980
Recommendations on
Legal Services and the "Long Hot Surrnner"
The Advisory Group, having the benefit of the advice of Legal Services
Projects that played a positive role in cities that experienced civil
disturbances in the summers of 1966 and 1967, and believing that most
civil disorders in recent years have arisen in communities where serious
legitimate grievances of alienated people have not been met; b elieving
furth er that mass ive disord er has often resulted in such conrrnunities
from seemingly minor incidents because responsible public officials
failed quickly to redress the grievance complained of, and being
deeply concerne d because our system of laws has largely failed to
correct the just grievances of tho se who experience poverty and
discrimination, makes the following recommendations:
National Policy Statement - the Advisory Group ~trongl y ur ges
that the Presiden t of the United States, the Attorney General
of the United States, anG th e Director of the Office of
Economic Opportunity issue a national policy statement that
federally f unded OEO Legal Services projects are a primary
organ for assisting indigent people to express their grievances and to obtain redre ss through existing l egitimate
avenue s ; and seek to create new ways of p:;.:otecting their
rights and effectively redres s ing their wrongs.
Legal Services projects should be involved i~ alt national
and local planning pro~edures concerned with the avoidance
of civ i l distu rbances and with minimizing the scope and
durat ion of such disturb a nces should they occur. This policy
statement should be sent to the Governo rs of the respective
states, the mayors of the cities, local police officials,
appropriate membe rs of the Judiciary, and all others concerned with this problem.
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National Task Force - The Legal Services Program of the OEO
should promptly establish a National Task Force composed of
Legal Service attorney s who have had experience in the indigent community during the course of civil disturban~e, to
consult, across the country, with Legal Services project
directors in urban corrnnunities and with elected officials,
law enforcement administrators , members of the judiciary,
and leaders of local bar associations concerning the most
effective ways to prevent civil disturbances and to minimize
the effects should civil disturbances occur.
Legal Services Staff - In order for a Legal Services Prog ram
to effectively articulate the grievances.of the indigent population it must have on its staff at least one p~rson who has
the respect and confidence of people representing the most
disadvantaged areas of the community. The OEO should mak~
maximum effort to assure that at least one such person can
be employed as a part of every urban Legal Services Program.
Responsible Staff Member - That Legal Services project
directors should promptly designate one member of their staff
to be re s ponsible for developing plans and implementing a program for the prevention of civil disturbance and further to
insur e the maint enance of basic legal rights in the event that
civil disturbances should occur,
Preventing Civil Disturbances - That as a part ·of any program
for preventing civil disturbances, Legal Services projects
vigorously articulat e the grievances of the members
of the community and seek r edress through existing
legitimate channe ls; and seek to create new ways of
protecting the rights and effectivAly redressing their
endeavor to make ·1aw enforcement officials aware of
the kinds of polic e conduct which can provoke the indigents out of which civil disturb a nces can arise ;
establish ch anne ls of communication with law enforcement and othe r public officials and develop methods
th rough wh i .::h grievances arising out of provocative
incidents can be r eso lve d.
[]~JJ~JJ[]~~ ~l]~J~JW
WASHii\lGTON, D . C . 205 08
Telephone: 296-2980
An advisory group of 24 directors of OEO-funded 'Legal Services Programs
(LSP) acro s s the c ountry ha s rec ormnended that the President estab-lish
as a national policy that LSP projects are "a primary organ" for aiding
poor peopl e to express ani obtain redre ss of their grievances.
The corrnnitt ee also r ecormnended that Legal Services projects be involved
in all national and local planning aimed at avoiding civil disturbances
or at minimizing the scope and duration of such disturbances if they
The Proj e ct Advisory Group. of the Legal Services Program also rec ommended
the establishment of a national t ask force c omposed of Lega l Services
lawyers who have had experience in the s lum cormnuniti es du~ing civil
disorders t o consult with elected officials, law enforcemen t officials,
members of the judiciary , LSP directors and bar associations in urban
c ommunities on ways to prevent distu rbances and to minimize the ir
effe cts if they occur.
The new advisory group drafted the recorrnnendations as a r esu lt of its
discussions March 1 about what Legal Services projects could do to
prevent or to calm civil disorders. The group met with officials of
the OEO Leg a l Se rvices Program. (A copy of the recoITlffiendations is
attach e d.)
The subcommittee that drafted the r ecommendations was chaire d by
Ol iver Lofton, d irector of the Newa rk Legal Services Pro j ect , and
included dir ec tors of LSPs in Detroit, Cl eve land, Mi a,-ni , Los Angeles
and Dallas.
The relevanc e of the work of Legal Services Programs in the prevention
and the calming of civil disorders is discu ssed on Page 1022, Chapter 10,
of the report of the National Advisory Corrnnission on Civil Disorders.
Some 250 l ocal Legal Services projects in 48 states, and in 45 of the
50 largest cities , provide counse l and representation in civil matters
to poor clients and to groups of poor people seeking to obtain their
rights and redress of their grieva~c es . Legal Serv ices Projects
played an important ro l e in preventing and calming disorde rs l ast
surrnner .
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Att achment
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Insuring Basic Ri ghts - That as a part of any program for
insuring the maintenance of basic legal rights in the event
that a civil disturbance does occur, Legal Services Programs
should, with other members of the local conmmnity, take the
initiative for developing plans for:
the maximum use of the release on recognizance procedure rather than the posting of money bail and
particularly in the case of curfew violations;
assuring that arrested persons are promptly admitted
to reasonable bail;
assuring that arrested persons have lega l counsel at
the earliest possible moment;
assurin g that bail will not be used for purposes of
containment, but solely to insure that an arrestee
will appear at the time of trial.
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