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Box 7, Folder 19, Document 38

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~r. Ray A. Nixon, Chief of Cons truction Community Improvement Progr am City Hail Atlant a , Georgia Dear Mr. Nixon: I have written to you about one of the matter s brought befo re the Comml.ll1-ity Rela tions Commi ssion at the February 16 meeting, Another matt er which as f ar as we can t ell should be r eferred to you i s th condition reported by Mrs . Nannie McCormick of 1843 Oalanont Dr., N. W. r. McCormick, who i s a public s chool t eacher , s t a t ed tha t the drainage in the area is so bad that it is often i .mpossible for r esidents to use their ba thtubs or washing machines and the odor from the sewer s becomes almost unbearable . Mrs . McCormick al so expressed the concern of the neighborhood over an open cree , where l ast summer a child drowned , and 1hieh i s a cons t ant s our 0 o of anxi ty to the parents in the area. They would welcome assi s t ance in l essening the danger. le have had also reque::;t from ~omeone who meeting but who telephoned t he fol l owing :

as not able to a ttend the

I would liko to see t he bl ock paved b tween Whit ehall Terrace nd Ira St reet on Crumbley St ree t. There ha been five generations in t his spot of land on Crumbley Street and the str0et has never ever been paved. I would like very much if we could get it pavod . I . ark at night and on the hot summer nights it io just terriblc--tho dust i s horriblo . I t' worse in th aumm r than in t he winter, but tho arune probleI:1 xist in the wint er , with the dus t ~nd all . In the you can not sit on thv front porch because the dust drives you inside . The sanitary conditions ar also b in this are . In the tear of Cruobley Street there i s a regular co po3t pil with odds and nds And food . You can aee this scene on 11 three street . There have be n n w apartments built in this area , but th dwell ers do not care about t e look of the plao evidently. Thy foel if it look ood on the inside for e t the re t of the s t r et. Th ae place would be much cleaner i f t hey had a oaretak r. I understand you have to have a p rcont of re ident~ to complain bout this typ of condition, but aino th oe ap rtmente h v b~ n built, I do not st nd a chance in gettin anything done about this slum condition. My queation is, wh t can be done?

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(Mr s. ) Eliza Pas chall Executive Director Communi ty Rel a tions Commission EP:mt cc: Mayor Ivan Allen , Jr. Hon . Sam Massel l, Jr. Mr . J a ck Summers Mr . G. Everett ill icen

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