On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, May 6

The Atlanta City Council will consider an ordinance Monday to rename West Wieuca Road NW from Powers Ferry Road NW to Lake Forrest Drive NW to Chastain Park Avenue NW (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1148). The ordinance is aimed at reducing safety concerns resulting from confusion between locating an address on West Wieuca Road NW and West Wieuca Road NE.

The Council will also consider an ordinance clarifying there’s no crime related to merely being physically present in an area where illegal drugs are known to be frequently sold or possessed (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1208). The proposed ordinance stems from similar legislation passed in 2007 that repealed a provision in the City’s Code of Ordinances making it illegal to be present in a known drug area. The ordinance for consideration Monday clarifies another provision with nearly identical language in order to create consistency and remove the possibility of a wrongful conviction for a non-crime.

Other items on Monday’s agenda include:

• A resolution appointing Derek M. Alphran to the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3447)
• A resolution appointing Mary Anne Gaunt to the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust (Legislative Reference No. 19-C-0049)

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW. 

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