Box 18, Folder 26, Document 42

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July 6, 1967

The kxecutive Group of the dousin: Resources Committee inet at 10:00 am,
6, 1957, in Comuittce Room #2, City Hal, The following members were present:

Mr. Cecil As Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee

Mre Butler Henderson, representing Dr. Benjamin iiays, Co-Chairman, Housing
Resources Committee

Mr. Charles L. “'eltner, Acting Chairman, Legal Panel

Mr. Robert “inn, representin, Dr. iciin Harrison and «r. iioreland Smith,

: Chairman & Vice-Chairman of the Construction and Jesign Pmel

Mr. Lee Surge, Chairman, Finance & NongProfit+Funds Panel

Mre AeBe Pad.eti, member, Finance & NoneProfit Funds Panel

Mr.» John ‘Jilson, member, Finance & ({on-Profit Funds Panel

tir. Charles I. Palmer, representin, iir. Clarence Colesan, ‘Actin., Chairman,

Public Housing Panel

Mr. “Wallace Le Lee, tember, Land Acquisition Panel

Dean William S. Jackson, Chairman, Social Problems Panel

Mr. Lewis Cenker, member, Social Problems Panel

Mr. idward L. Simon, representing Mr. Vir il lilton, Chairman, Business
Participation Panel

Mire Dale Clar:, Chairman, Public Information Panel

Mr. W. W. “ates, Consultant

Mr. Malcolm 9. Jones, Jirector

present at th:. meetin were:

Mr. Nenry Hill, Treasurer, etail Credit Company

ig. ‘illiam Passett, Assistant Chicf of Planning Departuent
Mr. William lowland, sxecutive Director of CACUR

Mre Reginald Carter, Commnity Relations Coimission
Representatives of the Press

liv. Cecil A. Alexander presided. ‘le opened the meeting by asking for Panel

reports. Mr. ieltner was called on to give a report on the Le al Panela

tir. Charles L. ‘’eltner, Acting Chairman, le_al Panel, reported that they

did not have a chairman as yet. We also statcd that they have met twice and that
Malcolm Jones has given them copies of the dousing Code.

Mr. Alexander stated that I. ‘Jilliam Slayton, | xecutive Vice-President of

Urban America, su. ested that the iiayor write a letter recomiendin that a very
close look be taken into the current provisions of Section 115 for Federal $1,500
rehabilitation «rei.teg% Section 312 for 3); loans for property owners in Urban
Renewal ane Code Inforcement projects who imst mae repairs under the -iousing
Code; taat some way be found to cither modify this to incluce any areas in the
City or be:in some legislation on tnis,

Mr Weltner explainec that he nad discussed that with Frank ‘illiams. de
also stated that if toe Comittee felt it would nelp, he woule draft a letter on
this for the hayor's signature,

ir. Alexander said ne thought this would be “ood and agreed to provide lr.
“‘eltner with a covy of the letier he had prepared for the iayor on this matter.

lir. Ldward L. Simon, representing ir, Vir il Milton, stated tiat he wished
some lesislation could be introduced io correct the sit ation in Urban Renewal areas
in which houses exist which are bot fire hazards and inealth hazards,

ir. 'eltner stated that ‘ov. ‘‘addox had vetoed such a bill not long aoe

ix. Ualcolm Jones, Directory saic that he «ner of the house in cuestion and
that when last inspected it was structurally sound, so that it did not warrent
demolitions; tiiat therefore it cannot 2 Je..olished under the "In Rem" ordinance.
this ordinance calls for the ommer to mace repairs on such property.

Mr. Simon said that someon@.. needs to re-inspec. the house in cuestion
because it is not sound now,

ir. Jones stated that it has been some tine since the house had been inspected,
and that perhaps now ti.e City coulda taxe ection to cemolisn it under the "Tn Rem!
orcinance »

sive Alexander asked tir. Jones to explain the "In Rem" ordinances

ii. Jones e: plained that it was adopted by the City, after action taxen by
the 1906 Le islature which gave the City, with the autnority placed in the
Builain, Official, the ri ht to inspect builcings which were dilapidated, and
wo call upon tae ommer to maze repairs or demolish, Jf the building is more than
50% cilajidated, tien the Building Departzent calls on the owner to demolish and
if the owner fails to do so after 90 cays, then the building may be demolished
by the City and a lien placed against tne property for the cost of demolishing;
thet the City aoes not have the right to repair.

iir.e Alexander then called on the Finance ©. YoneProfit Funds Panel for its

vir. Lee Burse, Chairman, Finance °. Non-Profit Funds Panel stated tiat they
were workin; on trying to get a local non-profit fousing Development Corporation
formed to assist in the housing pro Yratne

lire Alevanuer tien asiied for the Pudlic Housing Panel's report.

lure Charles fT. Pelmer, representing ir. Clarcnce Coleman, stated iat one
proble.i with which his panel is corcerned is tne WUD policy (of discourasing
public housing) in racially identifiable areas. He statcd chat they felt this
was a very unrcalistic policy anc that this Committee should ta<e this un.

im. Alexander agrecd that this excluded both all-‘hite areas anc all-'c: ro

Mir, Palmer also stated that Atlanta's greatest need is more Public Housin:,.
ifr. Alexander stated that housing is also needed on the east side of Atlania.

im. Robert inn, representing, Dr. darrison, as.ed if we could tiny to get
some cooperation from j'ulton anc? Delalb counties on locavions for low-cost housing?

lx, Jones said that this was discusscd recently anc that he felt some type
of cooyeration coulda be efieciv.a on a purely voluntary basis.

iY. Alezancer tnen called for the Land #cquisition Panel report and as there
was none he next calied for tie >.0cial Problems Panel report.

Dean 'illian S.-dackson, Chairman, Social Pancl, stated that he wished
to point out vie late Charles 0. simerich's part on his Panel. ‘Ie asked if the
Comaittee would approve a motion to ac\imowledge his service with a letter to
his faitily?

Mr. .Palmer seconded tae motion ana it was carried unani. ously.

Jean Jac.son said that his Panel felt it needed more representation from
the cosmnity, anc tro adaitional menbers, -r, hrwin ‘:tevens and ir. Lewis Cenker,
had been acueds tnat his Panel also decicec to wor': on a stavement of purpose for
this Committee, ve said that tue Atlanta dousin Authority was also discussed ..
It was ielt the fousin ‘uthor. ty necded some sort of social vor.ers for people
moving into aousing developients; thai this sliould be a separate ayency by itself
so tne needs of tae people could be ct,

kr. Alerander as.ed if tie Committee wantec to invite a member of the Housin,;,
Authority to spea: on this mavter at the next meving? Also if a copy of the
wocial Problems Panel's report should be referred the Cornmmnity Relations
Commiss"on, anc a copy proviced the fousing /ut'iority?

The Committee agreed to both,

Mr, Alexander then asked the Public Information Panel for its report.

ii. Dale Claris, Chairiuan, Public “nformation Panel, reportec that they had
a neéeting to br ng the members up to cate on events anc. to ciscuss the Coiiittee's
"hite Paper". ‘le staved vias he bac found. thace tae Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
nad given us high priority on their asenda.

iir. Alexander then asked .r. Jones to explain the reports listed on the

Mr. Jones stutec that the first was a periodic inventory report of low and
mucciuin cost housing in Atlanta which was revised June 2u, 1997. de explained
tue meaning of the abbreviations an. that some unics wire not as firm as the,
Wi ht ve. Ye then explained the Sunmaary and the Notes at the end of the inventory;
also the related paper entitled "Problem Areas". (Sce copy of Summary abiached
to tuese minutes.)

ir, Ale:cander-at this point states that he nad neglected to as’: if the
Susiness Participation Panel had anvtain to report and they did not.

li. Jones tien statec that not lon; ago, as a result of request by the Land
Acquisition Panel, he hac. askec the Planning Nepartwent to provice hin with
information concerning vacant land in Atlanta which was zoned for apartrents.

Je reportec that he nau recently received a zoning map ~ith orange colored
are ns superimposcd over the map, incics.. the vacant land. e€ stateca that

the exact size of these percels vas not mown (estimated only) anc that he had
gone over tue entire map and com, iled a list of the vacant land stiowm zoned for
apertments. ‘Ie then explained the sua’ anu reported ivs findin s and conclusions.
(see cover sheet, Prelim.nar7 Analysis, attached)


tr. Veliner as:ed vie number of vacant acres nov zoned for apcrtwents? Tue
figure was not available.

hire Burge asx. acout vie cnantity of other vacant land, zoned Industrial
or otherwise. Vhe fi vres were not available.

lire Alesancer statew that the Land fequisition Panel vas now going to get
to review the Land Use Study. He asked if there was any obtner business before
acijournin, ?

lr. Jones asxed that tne Comittee give him some idea as to action to tae
about the above menvionea study on land zoned for apartuents.

nr. Ale.ancer stated that he felt there were two steps which could be tatens

l. ‘hat tae figures ir, ‘cltner and ur. fur e recuested be obtained from
the Planning Departwent.

That this Committee vo to [UD with this study and related figures and
snow them whet we are up against.

The only otner thin which tais Comittee could act upon noi is to urge tne Plannin:
Department vo get more zoning cnanged in both the Fulton and JeXalb portions of

ire eltner asec what avout the ‘tent Supplement item on the agenda?

Mr. Jones staicd that the House of Representatives rejectc«a it this year; the
nayor has been callec upon to ¢o to '’asnington to sive ‘estinony next wee’. before
the Senate Appropriations Comittee in sapoort of trjing to get the program
reinsvateds that he, ‘c+. Jones, has beer called upon by Jm Sweat in the layor's
olfice to prepare several stavcements in su,jort of the prorrani.

fir. Alexander asxed if it would scnerit the ayor if this Commitvee prepared
a report or statement also supportin,, the “ent Supplement program.

ite cltner movec vnat this Co mivicc prepare a menorial to that effeci.
ir. Jackson seconauea the motion and it tas carried unaninously.
As there was no further business,, tne x eting adjourned at 11:45 a.n.
vespectfiully submiited,
Prowthcwd ek Wein e
.alcolm D. Jongs

Supervisor of “hHspection Services

Lncls: Summary of Lowecost Housing "nventory Yeport
Preli inar, “nalysis cover sheet,
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