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  • Text: • Management Information Serviee International City Managers' Association/ April 1969, Vol. 1 No. L-4 �lessons From the Model Cities Program To the growing number of local officials disen, chanted with the problems in federal aid for America's cities, the Model Cities program has been promoted as a radically improved product. President Nixon had been in office less than a week when his associates made it known that the Model Cities approach is to be "applied across the board to the entire system of federal services." The program was enacted in 1966, authorized by the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of that year. Since then, more than 150 cities and counties have begun the involved planning process to implement the program. Grants of $512.5 million are available for operation, plus $142 million for urban renewal within designated Model Cities neighborhoods. The goal of Model Cities is to coordinate all other urban programs ; focus them on areas of physical and human blight in selected cities; offer additional funding; and forge a partnership among local government, the neighborhood people to be benefited, and the private resources of the community. The process involves concentrating public and private agency programs on related problems of, say, housing, education, health, and employment. Toward this end, sponsorship was lodged with local government (city or county) and structure was loosely specified to meet three basic objectives: • To focus on a rational demonstration of results so that viable solutions to basic causes might have lasting, nationwide applicability. • To develop citizen participation structures to insure involvement of the people whose lives are affected by planning and implementation of planning. • To serve as a planning and coordinating rather than a service-delivery vehicle. This report was prepared for MIS by Paul R. Jones, Executive Director, Charlotte (N.C.) Model Cities Commission, and Chairman, National Model Cities Directors A ssociation; and by Barbara R. Bradshaw, Ph.D. , Research Director, Charlotte (N. C.) Model Cities Commission. 2 Through this new "total-attack" approach, Model Cities holds great promise to city administrators seeking to identify and overcome the persisting problems of our cities. Yet it must be cautioned that Model Cities is so far largely unproved in practice. The progra m remains, after three years of federal activity , rather vaguely defined, even in theory, and the first "operational grant" (as opposed to the initial planning grants) was awarded to Seattle, Wash. , only late last year. The program, however, has by now generated various strategies for shaping Model Cities, as evidenced by examining the voluminous applications submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since the initial application must describe the intended scale and depth of the full program to be undertaken by a Model City, a foundation has now been laid for preliminary discussion of Model Cities strategies that might be borrowed by other cities. This report briefly outlines Model Cities lessons that appear to be emerging from the program . �Patterns of Poverty and Neighborhood Deprivation HOUSING: Maintenance Costs Financing Costs Tax Costs Construction Costs Lan~ Costs Codes Absentee Landlords .ln-Mgration of ,~~ Disadvantaged Groups - Demand fo r lJJw Cost Housing lJJw Market Demand or Housing Improvements Out-Migration of Successfu l Fami lies & Individuals ~ JJ{_ lJJw Mai ntenance & Investment in Housing I lJJw Community ,t Organization & Leadership Substandard, ~ vercrowded & O Deteriorating Housing Ra~i:~j~d~~:nic ~ Lack of Observation of Communi ty Standaros Excessive Internal Mobility Poor Police Relations Cri me & Violence Inadequate Commercial Services Lack of Motivation; Drug Addiction Feelings of Frustration, - . . . . Alcnholism Powerlessness & Isolation ~ Juveni le Deli nquency Inadequate Community Medical, Education, Social, Legal Services & Faci lities _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,. • ,!_ SOC IAL PROBLEMS lJJw Participation in Community Affai rs Racial & Ethnic Concentrations Lack of Choice in Housing Lack of Avai labi lity of Credit "' Inadequate Public & Private TransjXJrtation Lack of Access to OpjXJrtunities Inadequate Public Information System Lack of Job OpjXJrlunities 1 Changing Production Methods Lack of LDw-Ski lied Jobs Available Job Restrictions from Union Practices, Industry Hiring Practices & Minimum Wages Poor Job Skills Il legitimacy Lack of Fami ly Stabi lity ECONOMIC PROBLEMS lJJw Income High Unemployment Hi gh Dependency High Debt & lJJw Savings Lack of On-The-Job Traini ng OpjXJrtunities lJJwWork Performance i,' Absenteeism HEALTH PROBLEMS High Illness High Infant Mortality LDw Life Expectancy EDUCATION PROBLEMS lJJw Educational Attainment High School Drop-Out Rates Poor Communication & Understandi ng Figure 1 - Reinforcing Relati onships in Cycle~ of Poverty S o urce: Developing a Program Focus As an indication of the new Administration's support of Model Cities, Mayor Floyd H. Hyde of Fresno, Calif., one of the program's strongest boosters, was named HUD Assistant Secretary for Model Cities. Th4s, the Fresno Model City application serves as something of a "model among models" in characterizing the central focus of the program. Here is a statement from the Fresno application that well summarizes the program focus of most Model Cities: "It is necessary for residents to become acquainted with the steps and processes necessary for assimilation into the mainstream of community life. Any Arthu r D. Little, Inc., Strategies for Shapi ng Model Cities (1967) , p. 35. broad and general program that will be set up in this depressed section must take into consideration the lag in our present social, economic, educational, and legal systems and institutions as they apply to noninfluential groups, termed often as indigenous. "A comprehensive program must recognize that in order to bridge the gap between the existing institutions and the poor there must be an attempt to bring the services to the people on a decentralized basis so that they may take full advantage of them, for often the helping services of existing institutions are removed from the deprived community, both physically and psychologically. "Therefore, a major need for this community is to remove the physical and psychological distance of 3 �Model City Objectives To Combat Poverty and Low Income 1. By decreasing the number of families now living in poverty. 2. By reducing the number of unemployed in the area. 3. By reducing the number of underemployed (those working only part-time or in jobs which pay too little). To Provide Better Housing and Better Environments 1. By making more homes available, with emphasis on low cost. 2. By providing families with a choice of decent homes in environments of their choosing. 3. By providing adequate housing to families requiring relocation, and by minimizing economic loss due to relocation. 4. By improving the physical appearance of Portland West, making it compatible with family living. To Provide Better Education and Proper Child Development 1. 2. 3. 4. By providing adequate school facilities. By increasing the quality of public education. By raising the level of educational performance. By providing educational opportunities for all children, including the handicapped and emotionally disturbed. 5. By encouraging more parent involvement in school policies and administration. To Provide General and Personal Social Services to A ll 1. By improving and expanding existi ng services and making them read ily available t o all residents, young and old. 2. By making preventive social services avail able to all. 3. By providing day care for all chi ld re n. To Provide Adequate Recreational Opportunities 1. By providing conveniently located fa cilit ies fo r outdoor recreation. 2. By establishing indoor fa cilities for cult ural and recreational programs. 3. By overcoming barri ers which preven t more extensive use of existing programs and facil ities. To Reduce the Crime Rate and Juvenile Delinquency 1. By directing attention t o t he specific conditions which cause crime o r cont ribute t o it . 2. By emphasizing crime prevention ; by t reating delinquency in its early stages. 3. By aiding in t he rehabilit atio n of potential and chronic offenders. To Improve the Health o f the Community 1. By increasing public understa nding of health needs and atti t udes. 2. By providi ng comprehensive, coord inated health services to children and ad ults. 3. By recruit ing mo re health person nel. 4 . By making health information accessible to all. Figure 2 - Statement of Objectives, Portland, Maine 4 these services by placing them in the deprived area, and in turn, making them easily accessible to all residents of the area . A related factor in the provision of these services on a decentralized basis is actual employment, whenever possible, of people from the area in both professional and subprofessional capacities. Such a provision in a program will tend to show the residents why they should strive to better themselves. Providing the training and work opportunities for as many people as possible will help to change the attitudes of others and motivate them to strive fo r improvement." Statements similar to this can be fo und in the applications of other Model Cities, thus evidencing that the program has helped focus official thinking on ways to break the patterns of poverty and neighborhood deprivation (see Figure 1). The key word here is "focus," fo r Model Cities is designed to zero in on specific objectives for a limited area of the city. In the program formulation stage, the earlier specific statements of objectives can be developed, the more effectively they can guide the program. Specific objectives (1) provide a focus for data collection and evaluation; (2) speed the process of program design ; • • (3) provide a basis for selecting appropriate projects; and (4) prevent the formation of vested interests in specific approaches. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES In developing a program focus, a city is confronted with a bewildering variety of possible approaches to and proposals for attacking patterns of poverty. No accepted criteria exist for choice among them. To produce a coherent, integrated program strategy, however, a city must have some method of selecting and relating program elements. Experience thus far suggests the usefulness of focusing on a critical process (e.g., in-migration of disadvantaged groups), opportunity (e.g., enhancing physical and social mobility opportunities), event (e.g., construction of a new highway through the Model City area), population group (e.g. , elderly couples), or resource (e.g., private industry). Illustrative of a well-prepared objectives statement is the list appearing in the application from Portland, Me., and reproduced in Figure 2. Note that this statement of objectives builds essen- • �• ,,, • tially around the patterns of poverty specified in the Figure 1 chart. THE "TARGET-AREA" APPROACH As stated earlier, Model Citites requires a geographic as well as a program focus. Selecting a limited area of the city as the target for the program has several advantages: (1) It maximizes program impact by avoiding the diffusion of effort and allowing projects that reinforce one ano.ther. (2) It increases the visibility of the program. (3) It promotes efficiency in the identification and evaluation of program results. Cities have chosen their "target areas" for the Model Cities program in different ways. Some have selected the neighborhoods with the most severe and the most intractable problems. Others have chosen areas in which problems are less visible and less difficult. The shape and composition of the areas selected also varies. No one kind of target area is suitable for all cities, but several factors generally influence target selection. The "typical" target area has experienced significant economic and social changes traceable to regional industrial growth and the migration this has set in motion. Important elements of the population, particularly low-income and minority migrants, have been unable to adjust with the shifts in economic activity . They have thus suffered reduced job, educational, and other opportunities; increased social disadvantage ; and, for welfare recipients at least, continuing dependency. Physical environment and social forces have combined to concentrate a high proportion of such groups in the target area. Here poverty, housing, and environmental deficiencies, ill health, and other conditions are the most acute, and inaccessibility has contribut ed to underutilization as well as insufficiency of public services. Despite the advantages of focusing resources on specific geographic areas of need, an important lesson emerging from the Model Cities program is that problems do not stop at target-area boundaries. Robert A. Aleshire, executive director of the Reading (Pa.) Model Cities Agency, notes: "Meanwhile back at t he metropolitan level, a very legitimate questio n arises. How can a program which strives for a high level of achievement for 10 percent of the residents of a city be effectively meshed wit h a metropolitanwide effort to strengthen the impact of regional interests? For example, the streets of a Model Neighborhood may very well form an important link in a regional network and constitute the lifeline of a central business district. Citywide and regional interests demand increasing st reet capacity. This means more land and more t raffic, both of which tend to be adverse to the goal of strengthening the residential nature of the neighborhood." Thus "a balanced effort recognizing the goals of the neighborhood as compared with citywide and metropolitan interests ... is certainly not beyond the responsibilities· of a Model Cities program," Aleshire observes. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICE April 1969 - Vol. 1 No. L-4 Editor: Walter L. Webb Management Information Service reports are published monthly by the International City Managers' Association, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Copyright © 1969 by the International City Managers' Association. No part of this report may be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner. Subscription rates (including inquiry-answering and additional services) are based on population of subscribing jurisdiction and will be furnished on request. This report is intended primarily for subscribing jurisdictions above 25,000 population. Concurrent monthly reports, prepared primarily for jurisdictions below 25,000 population, are available from Management Information Service. UNIFIED PROGRAM ELEMENTS Just as patterns of poverty, frustration, apathy, and decay are mutually reinforcing, an effort focused on breaking these patterns must attempt to integrate all elements of the program. The effectiveness of any single project or activity can often be increased if it is associated with the effects of other program elements. Different projects can thus reinforce one another. For example: • The value of a health clinic can be increased if information about the services it offers and transportation to the clinic are provided. • Assuring that jobs are available for those with certain skills increases the value of a training program. • Increased home ownership can provide community leadership necessary for improving the neighborhood environment. Yet experience has shown that project items must be consistent or they may nullify each other. For example , public housing or school programs geared to the cultural transition problems of children from ethnic groups now in the area would be inconsistent with a program to attract middle-class and other racial and ethnic groups t o a target area. Attracting such groups is likely to require provision of singlefamily homes and high-quality educational facilities. On the other hand, projects designed to make a neighborhood attractive to outside groups may lead to increased rents and property values and thereby displace current residents. 5 �Thus, the interrelations of program elements must be examined carefully to assure mutually reinforcing objectives. The Model City application of Portland, Me., illustrates this principle through its statement of overall strategy : "Our overall strategy is three-fold: (1) to increase the purchasing power available to residents so that they will be free to make choices in the planning and conduct of their lives; (2) to improve the physical surroundings and cultural opportunities of Portland West so that the residents will have a variety of alternatives among which to make those choices ; (3) to promote the ability of residents to make those choices wisely and enjoy them happily." OUTPUT SCHEDULE A major dilemma of the Model Cities program is that of balancing long-range approaches that do not immediately show results with the necessity of engaging in projects with high visibility and early impact. Priorities must be made , and the support of the community as a whole and the residents of the model neighborhood in particular is often contingent upon visible results. Though early-impact efforts are primarily symptom-oriented, they are necessary if the more effective, cause-oriented components basic to the demonstration aspects of the program are to be implemented. Therefore , some resources must be allocated to early impact, high-visibility projects, but care must be exerted to insure that more lasting, less visible programs are also begun early and carefully evaluated in accordance with the Model Cities concept. Such projects as the development of vacant lots for playgrounds; repair of street potholes; improved street lighting; street numbering; painting of fire hydrants , utility poles, and fe nces; and pest extermination can all be quickly initiated at little cost. Yet such activities can help develop support required to undertake projects with more lasting significance. Initial programs need not have a physical in1pact , but they must be finely tuned to neighborhood grievances and special problems." For example, meeting demands for appointment of Negro policemen and firemen for duty in the ghetto - or the appointment of civilian police review boards or neighborhood councils for police relations - can be effective, some Model Cities have discovered. Other highly symbolic projects are those whose impact is of unmistakable benefit primarily fo r the target-area residents. Among such projects are: • Programs such as changes in administrative procedures in welfare and social service programs to remove restrictions, red tape, and degrading investigations and inquiries. • Programs to make absentee landlords responsible for repairs and maintenance . 6 • Financial aid, training, and m,anagement assist- ance programs to help small businesses in the area. • Provision of government information in the tongues spoken in the area and the use of bilingual personnel at key contact points. Focusing at the outset on such "immediateimpact" projects as these has been found helpful in overcoming initial resistance to "another all talk, no action" program - which is how many slum residents have come to view government efforts in their behalf. • RESEARCH AND EVALUATION In a demonstration effort, the organization structure must include a strong research and evaluation component. The lack of sound documentation has been a weakness in many other programs designed to alleviate urban problems. To be effective, such an organization structure must have fl exibility and engage in continuous planning so that research findings can impact on the direction of demonstrations and the search for effective solutions. By the same token , the research component must experiment with innovative techniques where indicated and be extremely cautious in the use of rigid experimental design. What is beneficial to a community often is not conducive to tightly quantifiable research results on a short-range basis, so that exploratory rather than experimental designs may fre quently be more fe asible. In this sense , research becomes " contemporary history" that provides a guide fo r evaluation of experience and consequences. 1 Quantifiable measures of various types should be used whenever possible to supplement and complement other approaches. The goal is evaluation on all levels to give the fullest possible picture of results of the demonstration. Dissemination of findi ngs should be an important component throughout to serve both educational and resource development functions. • Citizen Participation The Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 states that there should be "widespread citizen participation in the program" including " ... maximum opportunities for employing residents of the area in all phases of the program and enlarged opportunitie s for work and training." Thus the law delineates "widespread" rather than "maximum feasible" participation (as was called for in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964) and also designates city government as the responsible administering agency. If structure and auspice determine function ( or as Freud stated more colorfully, "Anatomy is destiny"), this consideration has important implications for citizen participation. 1 The discussion of researc h by Marris and Rein is most helpful in gaining a perspective on the role of research in poverty programs. See Peter Marris and Martin Rein, Dilem mas of Social R eform (New York: Atherton Press, 1967). • �• • • Citizen participation has been interpreted if! a wide variety of ways depending on the orientations of the sponsoring agencies. In some instances, such as under the direction of many community action agencies, citizen participation has been used as a base of power to force local institutions to assume greater responsiveness to poverty areas. In other instances, such as under the direction of many relocation programs, citizen participation has meant largely the task of selling residents on acceptance of projects and programs that have already been planned for them. The Demonstration Cities Act approaches the problem differently . The Act sets forth a challenge to cities to incorporate citizen participation into local government in such a way that a new institutional form can be evolved that relates people to their local government in a cooperative fashion. Many critics, looking at this dual challenge to Model Cities to be a part of the local establishment and the emissary of the less privileged people for change, might feel that the inherent contradictions are too many and complex for success. Indeed, success is improbable unless the dilemmas are clearly faced and strategies for meeting the problems are carefully implemented to develop meaningful citizen participation. Perhaps the most important single issue of our time is that of the distribution of power. This issue has bred its discontents not only in the ghettoized inner city but also in sprawling suburbia, where the middle class exhibits growing disenchantment and feelings of disenfranchisement. This sense of powerlessness is, in large part, a fu nction of the complexities and growing size of mass society, but it is aggravated by the inability of our institutions as they now function to cope with these complexities and to improve the quality of individual life. As noted by the National Commission on Urban Problems: " In 1967, our metropolitan areas were served by 20 ,745 local governments, or about onefo urth of all local governments in the nation. This means 91 governments per metropolitan area - an average of about 48 per metropolitan county. If these units of government were laid out on a map, every metropolitan area in the count ry would look as if it had been 'nonplanned' by a mad man ." There are at least three fu ndamental problem areas where awareness must be constantly focused if meaningful citizen participation structures are to be developed. These are: the place of Model Cities in the local governmental structure; the role of Model Cities in the mo del neighborhood community; and the relationship of Model Cities to the state and federal levels. THE PLACE OF MODEL CITIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE As a new arm within local government and having broad, often unrealistic and poorly specified responsibilities, the city demonstration agency is easily perceived as threatening to the older, more entrenched departments. It is well-documented that bureaucratic structures are resistant to change, and Model Cities is rightly seen as an instrument of change. It is often seen as another poverty program, associated in the minds of many with disruptions, confrontation politics, and demands that local governments presently are not capable of meeting. This association, along with vestiges of the Protestant ethic often reinforced by years of experience with the most disorganized element of the poor, leaves many administrators cynical about the capability of the citizenry to make meaningful contributions to the solution of complex problems. Further, elected officials see citizen participation as a potential threat to their own political structures and interests. A pessimistic view might well see that an approach such as Model Cities would harden resistance and complicate the development of new alliances between citizens and local government, particularly in cities where conflicts among decision-makers and between government departments are many and unresolved. The strategies to be used to insure that residents from model neighborhoods have a voice in the decision-making process will depend on the special circumstances of each city. The role of the citizen must be adapted sensitively and with an eye toward the future so that such involvement may become accepted during the life time of the program, enmeshed with the ongoing fabric of government. In a speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the former Assistant Secretary for Model Cities and Governmental Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, called for: " . .. a policy under which projects or programs that significantly affect the model neigl1borhood area will not be approved unless they have first been routed through the CDA (city demonstration agency) and its citizen participation process, and have been approved by the chief executive of the City ( or county)." What was being recommended is dual responsibility between local government officials and the residents, but no concrete suggestions for accomplishing this end were offered. This is the characteristic of all the HUD guidelines dealing with citizen participation. Thus, because of the great diversity of local governments, implementation is left up to the particular urban governments with only vague, generalized federal guidelines. However, based on the broad HUD guidelines and t he above discussion, a few directions emerge that should prove helpful in thinking through the problems involved. • First, model neighborhood residents should be included from the inception on the decision-making commission or board that ca"ies recommendations for action to city councils or other local governing bodies. They should be elected in some democratic fashion by the residents and should be numerically strong enough on the policy-making body to insure that the aspirations of the residents for their own community are given careful consideration. 7 �• Second, residents should be continually involved on planning task forces working to develop and implement a comprehensive program for the model neighborhood area. Full and significant participation is a developmental challenge that in most instances will take time and considerable patience in searching out representative leadership and establishing working relationships between residents and others involved in the planning process. • Third, because of sponsorship by city government, it appears that advocacy planning should generally be avoided. This is a highly controversial matter, but if the goal is to institutionalize a structure within the framework of local government in which citizen participation will evoke greater flexibility and responsiveness, then the planning responsibility should remain directly within that structure rather than be relegated to planners exclusively accountable to residents' organizations. • Finally, the oft-used term "widespread citizen participation" should be taken to mean not only involvement of residents of the model neighborhood area but also of citizens from throughout the total metropolitan community. This should also be oriented toward encouragement of private initiative and enterprise of all types builders, business and financial leaders, voluntary organizations, and concerned citizens from all walks of life. There are tremendous untapped resources of concern and enlightened self-interest in our cities that must be activated if the Model Cities demonstration is to be effective. -In addition, it is only through this wide involvement that many local governments can begin to develop mechanisms for responsiveness, not only to the needs of people in the most blighted areas but also to the total populace. All of this is a gradual process that involves maintaining a delicate balance and continually instigating mechanisms for change. It is clear, however, that the Model Cities concept will fail if it simply assumes a militant stance as have many community action agencies under OEO. Model Cities must utilize the growing demand for greater responsiveness from local government to reform the structure from within , rather than just react to demands from outside. Thus, a primary goal is to develop greater sensitivity in government and local institutions. THE ROLE OF MODEL CITIES IN THE MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD 8 Facing toward the model neighborhood community, the Model Cities concept is beset by an equally difficult set of problems. Residents of blighted areas are generally discouraged and disenchanted, frustrated and even hostile. Years of experience with local government have taught them bitter lessons about lack of concern, false promises, bewildering bureaucratic mazes, and their own inabilities to control the events affecting their lives. To convince residents that Model Cities is a serious effort to develop participatory mechanisms when the political realities of local government dictate a gradual process is a difficult task. It is further complicated by existing community groups who are demanding rapid change and by the general community attitude that combines alienation and militancy into a dangerous combustible atmosphere. As within city government, a delicate balance must be maintained if the city demonstration agency is to be effective in the neighborhood. There are obvious actions that must be taken and some less obvious ones that must be given careful consideration. Perhaps the most obvious is the necessity of earlyimpact, high-visibility projects. As noted earlier, these are usually symptom-oriented, and an easy fallacy is to place too much emphasis on such projects to the detriment of longer-range more basic programs. Yet as a technique to gain support, show good faith, and begin the process of true citizen participation, early-impact projects are of great importance. They begin the process of breaking through the barriers of apathy and distrust and move th~ disaffiliated away from destructive-like militancy toward a more constructive willingness to consider other alternatives. Also fairly obvious is the in1portance of expediting tjl.at aspect of the act that calls for "maximum op-. portunities for employing residents of the area in all phases of the program and enlarged opportunity for work and training." Focusing on employment opportunities, on a broad scale has two major advantages: (I) It gets at one of the basic causes of poverty and opens avenues for mobility that remained closed in many past efforts at citizen involvement. (2) It alleviates some of the preoccupation with confrontation politics by moving somewhat away from an emphasis on mass social movements. To the extent that Model Cities programs can draw staff from among the residents of the model neighborhood, there is an increase in program support. Most important, however, is the necessity of experimenting with innovative approaches to employment opportunities and job-upgrading methods that will receive the support of both public and private spheres and move significantly in the direction of an adequate standard of living for all people. For instance, in the Charlotte , N.C., Model Cities proposal, concern is directed toward an adequate minimum standard of living as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor, rather than focusing only on poverty levels. Therefore, programs have been developed that provide for "income assurance" incentives t o allow residents to take advantage of developmental opportunities on a " family career contract" basis that will eventuate in incomes adequate for entering the mainstream of American life. Also, economic and housing development corporations are being fo rmed that will allow for increased entrepreneurship among residents. • • • �CONDITIONS FOR COORDINATION The effectiveness of Model Cities as a coordinating vehicle is· dependent on a multiplicity of factors that will vary from one urban area to another. It is perhaps a truism to say that if some kind of workable coordination is not achieved, the Model Cities concept will have failed and the city demonstration agency will be only another of the many already fragmented projects being carried out in urban areas. The need for coordination is clear. Daniel P. Moynihan, chairman of the Council on Urban Affairs, has pointed out that as of December 1966 there were 238 different federal programs impacting on urban areas. In addition, both employment and expenditures have been increasing rapidly at the state and local levels. If the vast quantities of money and energy being expended can be brought together into a system - not systems - of developmental opportunities, past failures and the lessons we have learned from them can be translated into social innovations to meet the growing needs of urban complexes. The Model Cit!es concept is a logical alternative to further destructive fragmentation of local government. Implementation of coordinating mechanisms rests on a number of conditions within local government. There must be a recognition of the need for coordination on the part of key officials and administrators. Given the inevitability of resistance from some departments that view this as a threat to their interests, the recognition of the need must be accompanied by commitment from top officials to act to insure necessary linkage. Even with recognition and commitm~~t, successful coordination will depend on the capacities and capabilities of local leadership and the size and complexity of local governments. For instanc~, the idea of coordinating the 1,400 governments m the New York metropolitan area is a staggering notion. Obviously, selection criteria are needed to de~elop even minimal coordination of the most pertment agencies and departments. . Conditions necessary for coordination with orgaruzations not under the auspices of the local governmental body sponsoring Model Cities are similar to those above, but they involve some different problems and certain facets require more emphasis. Open communication channels are vital in securing cooperation and willingness to participate in building a coordinated system. This is also true of departments within the local sponsoring government, of course, but it is less difficult to establish such channels within an administrative structure than it is with organizations having no formal interrelationship. A further condition for success in coordinating with other agencies is a willingness to sustain continued efforts, often in the face of initial discouragement and even 10 influence with no formal structure and never tried to institutionalize coordinative mechanisms. CPI clearly aligned itself with governmental structure and, although much criticized for its lack of advocacy of the rights of the poor, was able to accomplish much because it had the backing of existing structures that became committed to policies of change from within. hostility from some groups who feel theatened by the new agency and its directives to bring about changes . The hard truth is that many programs have been oriented toward providing symptom-oriented services rather than working in a direct, cause-oriented framework. Many past and present service-orientation efforts have been, in effect, direct and indirect income maintenance programs,4 which are fraught with disadvantages associated with continuing d_ependency while lacking the advantages of offering developmental opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. Although it is obvious that many present programs are necessary while change oriented to basic causes is taking place, some programs that are now aimed solely at providing finger-in-the-dike indirect income maintenance and other services for the poor need to recognize that planning must begin early so as to redirect energies and restructure goals within a developmental framework. In one sense, many service-oriented efforts are institutionalized tokenism which, with·the availability of greater funds, has become an overabundant tokenism with little lasting impact on the cycles of poverty, blight, and decay. Problems o~ c~ordinati?n, then become more than merely establishing working relationships with existing structures but also involve developing mechanisms for establishment of new goals and redirection of emphasis. In many servicedelivery agencies there is a growing recognition of the need for restructuring of goals. Such recognition can prove invaluable when incorporated into planning for change. Looking introspectively for redirection and new mechanisms that fit present-day needs, however painful, can result in far higher cost-benefit ratios than are presently obtained. MECHANISMS FOR COORDINATION From the above, it can be seen that coordinative mechanisms are needed on two levels: ( 1) planning, which should be of sufficient magnitude to contribute to the creative development of the entire urban area; and (2) service delivery. In addition, both levels of coordination need to take place in at least five overlapping arenas: local governmental structures, state government, federal government, private agencies and services, and (perhaps most importantly because of previous neglect and great future potential) the private sector. Coordination Within the Sponsoring Governmental Structure. A look at the organization of almost any city government clearly reveals the vast fragmentation that exists. One of the most important goals of the Model Cities demonstration should be to implement the development of a municipal department concerned primarily with coordination of efforts. Fo~ effectiveness this department should not be JUSt 4Welfare is the obvious direct income maintenance service. Indirect income maintenance is provided in th~ form of such services as public health clinics, charity hospitals, free school-lunch programs, public housing, etc. • • �• • • another line department but should be directly in the office of the mayor or chief executive officer ( or whatever other governmental structure is pertinent) and should act as a coordinating vehicle through which all planning endeavors - local, state, and federal - pass. It should be governed by a policy-making commission or board composed of broad membership from various departments involved, as well as citizens representing the communities most directly involved, and should be responsible to local elected officials. This central coordinating department should be staffed by professionals involved in the various planning endeavors as well as specialists who can act as consultants to develop coordinated urban responsiveness to federal and state programs. The success of such an approach will be highly dependent on local factors such as the multiplicity of governing structures and their willingness to cooperate, but at least the approach would insure coordination within the local governing body that has responsibility for Model Cities and would serve as a demonstration in moving more urban municipalities toward consolidated government. Model Cities has a special role to play in working for the development of a coordinating framework within local government. In effect, such a department must represent a new type of administrative structure in which change is institutionalized through a system of social accounting based on ongoing problem analysis, long-range planning, and evaluation of existing efforts. As a demonstration project, the Model Cities program provides incentives to move toward incorporating the demonstration technique into much larger social experiments that emphasize flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the people. While it is undoubtedly true that most issues today are national rather than local, the capacity of local governments to adapt national program approaches to meet specific local circumstances is essential if an attack on basic causes of complex urban problems is to be implemented successfully. In this sense, the Model Cities concept is much more than a short-term demonstration effort to alleviate the causes of poverty and urban decay, but rather a vehicle that can validate the need for local coordination and implement the development of an administrative structure to help insure sound development of the entire metropolitan area. Coordination With Other Organizational Structures. No coordinating administrative mechanism can assume or assure involvement of other governmental structures. As with private agencies and services, open communication channels and continuing efforts toward coordination must be maintained, but given the multiplicity of governing bodies there is no assurance of direct coordination. In one sense, this may be used to advantage, since social change can be facilitated by competition among organized structures to prove their capacities to respond to the needs of the citizenry. Developing coordinative mechanisms with other governmental structures and private agencies involves continuing efforts and a delicate balance between planning and service delivery. On the planning level, the task force approach has proved an excellent mechanism for bringing together professionals, residents, and citizens at large in a mutual endeavor to plan in a comprehensive, coordinated fashion. Such an approach opens up communication channels and ·· institutionalizes cooperative relationships. This task force approach should be reciprocal, making for Model Cities involvement in planning efforts initiated by other agencies. Such a philosophy should be incorporated in all metropolitan planning efforts. Political pragmatism undoubtedly will be a keynote in such task force approaches. Utilizing the lessons gained from experiences of such organizations as the Kansas City Association, cities should not attempt to structure formal coordinative mechanisms quickly, but should be geared to developing alliances and working relationships through which trust, confidence, and support can be achieved. On the service delivery level, formal and informal cooperative agreements specifying functions to be performed can do much to insure desired coordination. Service-delivery programs that are in no way dependent on the existence of Model Cities may well tend to resist efforts for coordination, and it is not realistic to expect immediate full constructive alignment of all such programs. However, continual evaluation aimed at the goal of increasing social accountability can serve as a coordinative mechanism of sorts and can prove of some value. If the basic causes of poverty and urban blight are to be successfully alleviated, an essential coordinative focus must be placed on the development of economic and human resources within the private sector. With major efforts made toward developing new opportunity structures for the underprivileged, particularly in income and employment (with obvious but complex relationships to education), there is a need to recognize that the emphasis of the private sector on outcomes rather than processes has an invaluable contribution to make. Model Cities program goals should aim at developing economic resources in the metropolitan area that can meaningfully offer employment opportunities with upward mobility potentials to the economically deprived. Considerable coordination in planning can be accomplished by a developing partnership of enlightened self-interest among business and financial interests, social planners, and residents of the model neighborhood area. Constructive alignment can be further enhanced by economic incentives to the private sector fo r participation both in planning and program execution. One matter that needs more adequate exploration is economic development, exclusive of employment, in blighted inner-city areas. Attention can be stimulated by incentives to invest in the economic development of model neighborhoods. This whole arena of private sector involvement is only beginning to be explored, and local governments need 11 �to place high priority on utilizing the very talented and result-oriented capabilities of private business, manufacturing, and financial resources. In summary, then, coordination is an ongoing process that will face many difficult problems. Complete success cannot be expected and is, in fact, probably not even desirable. However, significant coordination at both the planning and service-delivery levels must be achieved to insure the success of the Model Cities demonstration and the development of long-lasting mechanisms to increase local problemsolving capability. The twin strategies of utilizing formalized mechanisms of coordination where possible and building informal networks of mutual cooperation should be applied with a realistic understanding of what can be done now and what can be developed in the future. Perhaps the most important contribution the Model Cities approach has to make is to demonstrate that coordination is an essential component for coherent, creative growth of metropolitan areas . Implications for All Cities City Manager Graham W. Watt of Dayton, Ohio, has succinctly summarized the implications of the Model Cities program for all cities: "Immediately, it would seem that the Model Cities program forecasts several basic implications of importance to all communities. Inevitably, we shall see increased decentralization of public services. Cities will, with increasing frequency, establish branch city 12 halls, neighborhood service centers, store-front police offices, etc. "Second, we will see growing application of a philosophy of compensatory services - we must prepare to design our public service programs specifically to meet the unique and particular needs of each of the neighborhoods within a city. "Third, we shall witness a much greater degree of participation by citizens in the identification of neighborhood needs and in the design of public responses. This will require of each of us a reorientation of our traditional criteria of success, for in the future we must accept to a greater extent than ever before the concept that participation by citizens is a desirable end product of our efforts." Over and above significant movement toward alleviation of defined problems, the Model Cities concept can be utilized to establish a framework on the local level that can increase the responsiveness of the vast institutions of government. Potentially, the Model Cities concept can be translated into concern about the quality of individual life - not only for the poor, but for all inhabitants of and participants in urban complexes. As a demonstration project, Model Cities is searching for ways to improve the quality of American life through local decision-making processes in a coherent, rational fashion. This concept and the mechanisms that can be developed during the limited lifetime of the program will be, perhaps, Model Cities' greatest contribution, by establishing within municipal governments movement toward clearly defined goals and ongoing response based on sound resear~h and social accountability. • • • �• Appendix Employment and Education Strategies for Model Cities • • Most Model Cities officials agree that deficiencies in employmen t (i.e., jobs) and education (i.e., training to get jobs) are major causes of other troubles that beset the residents of deprived urban neighborhoods. A man with a job, which in tum depends on being educated for the job, achieves through his earnings the purchasing power to make free choices about the conduct of his life. As a supplement to the general discussion of Model Cities strategies covered in this report, this appendix presents specific examples of Model City approaches to providing employment and education opportunities for the underprivileged. The appendix in large part is based on a discussion of these topics that appears in Survey of Model Cities Applications in Northern California, prepared by the consulting firm of Sedway/Cooke and published by the University of California Extension, Berkeley (1968). Thus, many of the examples are from cities noted in the study. Other example°s are taken mainly from Model City applications submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Developmen t. It should be cautioned that the examples cited are illustrative only. The cities mentioned do not necessarily represent the best examples of projects cited, but rather reflect information available to MIS. Indeed, since the Model City application is simply a proposal, some projects may never actually be attempted by the specific city mentioned or may already have been abandoned. Employment Strategies Many employment proposals of Model Cities seem to be based on ground already broken by recent and on-going programs. Thus, job and income projects may be largely premised on existing skills centers, Neigh- borhood Youth Corps, Job Corps, and similar antipoverty programs. A few involve continuation of experimental projects. Employment proposals include the following: • Creation of jobs as a direct or indirect result of the Model Cities program. Residents would be hired as part of the agency or local citizen staff as community workers, research assistants, home improvemen t consultants, and similar subprofessional employees. Oakland, Calif. , would include payment to local leaders for their effort in attending to community affairs. Residents would be trained and employed in clearance, rehabilitation, construction, and housing project management and maintenance. New Haven, ·c onn., would focus attention on part-time jobs, a relatively undeveloped phase of employment, designed principally at three groups - family heads with underpaying full-time jobs, mothers with only half-days to spare, and in-school youths. • Increased job resources and upgrading. Applicant cities would search for new jobs in existing public and private establishments. Aside from a continuing inventory of vacancies, this would include a reexamination of public and private programs for possibl e new jobs and careers; of civil service requirements to see how present jobs could be upgraded, or where new positions designed for low-income and minority groups might be added; and of policies and procedures of employment services to make any necessary revisions (e.g., to put more emphasis on the trainability of low-income workers vis-a-vis other conventional standards). This also includes proposals for hiring residents as police cadets; interns; and aides to teachers, social workers, and health workers. In Seattle, Wash., some $75,000 of its Model City funds will go for a community renewal corporation, operated by residents, with city contracts to beautify the neighborhood. Dayton, Ohio, has been particularly active in efforts to attract Negro recruits for the police department. Other fun ctions for which deprived residents are being recruited include health, welfare, community relations, and automotive equipment maintenance. Detroit, Mich., also has been conducting extensive and successful efforts to attract the disadvantaged into city employment in these same categories. Richmond and Pittsburg, Calif., would appoint job development specialists. • Small business development. Aside from encouraging commercial and industrial establishments to locate in or near the model neighborhoods, a variety of means would be explored to help residents establish businesses as their main occupation or to supplement their incomes. Oakland, Calif. , would tap federal aid resources to establish small business development (or investment) companies to help residents create individual or cooperative businesses, encourage demolition and rehabilitation workers to form their own contracting firms, and provide for the development of "mom and pop" stores. New Haven, Conn., proposes creating with the Chamber of Commerce a small business assistance office in the model area, staffed by retired businessmen, to provide technical and financial assistance to small businessmen. �In Rochester, N. Y., the Eastman Kodak Company has proposed a plan aimed at promoting formation of independent, locally owned businesses in Rochester's inner city. Suggested businesses include such industries as wood product manufacture, production of vacuum-formed plastic items, ,camera repair service, and microfilming of public documents. The company itself would also serve as a potential customer for some of the products and services of the new businesses. K,odak also has agreed to provide training as well as production and marketing advice and consultation to the enterprises suggested in the plan. • Comprehensive training and employment services. Cities· would expand or continue expanded programs and facilities for "outreach and intake," testing and evaluation, counseling, training, and placement and job-upgrading services. In an effort to raise the education level and increase employment opportunities for model neighborhood residents, Waco, Tex., proposes to use the facilities and resources of the James Connally Technical Institute of Texas A & M. Located on a former Air Force base, the Institute will provide temporary housing and total family training for some families and vocational training and retraining in 60 separate fields. Training periods from three months to two years will coincide with construction and rehabilitation of housing in the model neighborhood, so that families who live on the base during training will return to upgraded housing. The city also envisions using a massive public works program as a major in-service training device. Cincinnati, Ohio, officials recognize that it does little good to provide employment to an individual if nonjob--related problems interfere with his work performance. As a consequence, an "employee diagnostic center" is to be set up as part of the Cincinnati pilot city program to assist people in solving such nonjob-related problems as drinking, poor health, family sickness, and marital difficulties. Similarly, disadvantaged youths in the Oiicago, .J/1., Jobs Now program receive instruction in how to understand oneself, others, the community, and the world of work and money management. Richmond, Calif. , mentions a "Youth Tracking Program" that would trace the patterns of employment, education, marriage, military service, etc., of youth aged 16-21 years to determine their problems and aid in their education and employment. • Subsidies. Pittsburg, Calif. , would provide a maintenance allowance for breadwinner trainees and a "training stipend" for underemployed trainees, in addition to payments for day care, transportation, and clothing under its current vocational rehabilitation project. Oakland, Calif., would examine the possibility of subsidizing transportation for area residents employed or wishing to · be employed in the suburbs if transportation costs are found to be an inhibiting factor. • Education Strategies As with employment programs, proposals in education appear to be based on conventional and innovative approaches that are already current. Proposals usually include the following: • Broadened and intensified curriculum including adequate programs and facilities for both preschool and adult education. . Among these would be compensatory education programs, "motivational" education and day care of nursery-aged children, and job- or home care-related courses as well as basic courses for adults and prospective employees. New Haven, Conn., proposes creation of • • �a "center of innovation" in which preschool through second-grade students could be grouped in small units of 15 children, and selected teachers could be given the opportunity to develop and implement new forms of organization, new teaching methods, and new curriculum. Outside resources could be used, and the center could become a base for the training of teaching staff aides and community workers who could carry new approaches into the classrooms of regular schools. Richmond, Calif. , contemplates an adult education program that would help mothers train their children from infancy. • Team teaching, ungraded classes, reduced teacher-pupil ratios, tutoring, and new technology. As the typical inner-city teacher ordinarily comes from a middle-class background, it is important that he be ex posed to life in the model neighborhood. Hartford, Conn., therefore proposes to renovate suitable structures or to construct new dormitories in the model neighborhood so that teachers and educational personnel employed in the neighborhood can reside there. Hartford also proposes establishing a "tutoring corps" drawn from college and high school students, including paid indigenous tu tors and regular teachers. Oakland and Richmond, Calif., contemplate a departure from the singleclassroom, all-subject-teacher format and would also utilize new technological teaching devices (closed circuit T.V. , computers, video tape, teaching machines, etc.). • Racial integration. Hartford, Conn., proposes these steps in pursuing · its strategy for integration: (1) Substantial expansion of intercommunity compacts for schooling model neighborhood children in suburban schools. (2) The construction of "middle schools" for which sites have been selected. They would be situated so as to draw together pupils from widely diverse social, economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. (3) Establishment of a series of child development facilities physi~ cally related to existing schools and so located as to bring together preschoolers from widely diverging social, economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. • Facilities and physical plant. Aside from proposals to repair, expand, or modernize the physical plant, some cities are examining the development of educational parks as a major alternative to decentralized facilities. Pittsburgh, Pa. , "plans to establish five large, comprehensive, strategically located high schools that will serve all the children of the model neighborhood along with children from the entire city. The new high schools, to be called "The Great High Schools," would be the fust truly comprehensive and fully integrated high schools in the country. 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  • Text: EOP ESTOWN 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST) PRIDE ---==========--- The Pe op 1e's Vo i c e ----======--- �August 19, 1969 Mrs. Fannie Lewis Chairman Model Cities Program 7416 Star Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103 Dear Mrs. Lewis: Your letter to Mayor Allen, dated August 15, has been forw rded to me. We will be delighted to have Mr. Willie ~ufts visit Atlanta on August 26 and although I don't have enough information on your requeot for a workshop, we will be availabl to diecu s th matter with you .. Kindly let us know Mr. Tuft's tim of arrival. Sincerely, X rnon Clayton Dir etor of co unity Aff ir (Mr • ) bh �CITY OF .ATLANT.A August 6, 1969 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR MEMORANDUM To: Dan Sweat From: Ray Fleming R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison The idea of management seminars for the concerned businessmen (or those affected by relocation) in these areas is an important idea. However, in light of the language of the people, I think it may be still too "highbrow 11 • It needs to be thoroughly oriented to the average businessmen in the area. It is folly to try to assume .t;:f,.:'i~! market potential or training for most of these businesses. Seminar classes should focus on business practice s such as bookkeeping and development of the neighborhood market. I would also sta t e that b esid es s imple busine ss skills , the definite stressing of awareness of agencies that can h e lp in the relocation and new facilities expenses. These agencies, public or private, should be more than advice givers . I believe that these businesses cannot survive the relocation move if not given financial help for they are pretty close to marginal status now. Concerning relocation -- relocation should be made as closely as possible and retransition should be made as quickly as possible so that to preclude the loss -of each business' narrow market. AU center should also keep an ongoing, free advisory agency for helping these people and Ehould encourage "rehabilitated" businessmen to help and contribute with their views and opinions. In summary, I think the project is useful for some redirection toward a short term approach to keeping these exi sting small er busine sses alive. RF :j e �THE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSIN.ESS SERVICE CENTER ATLANTA UNIVERSITY BOX 236 ATLANTA. GEORGIA 30314 July 29, 1969 Mr. Dan Sweat Deputy Chief Administrative Officer City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, SW Atlanta, G e orgia 30303 Dear Mr. Sweat: For some time, The Regional Economic Development and Busine ss Service Cente r has been observing small firms ope rating in the Mode l Citie s Area. Much atte ntion was dire cted toward ways a nd means of how the Center could assist these small firms. I would appr e ciate it very much if you would review very carefully and critically t he e nclos e d state m e nt. If it is r e l e vant to Mode l Citie s , the n we will d e v e lop more in d e pth. We b e lie v e it may h ave some m e rit. Thanks for your attention. Since r e ly yours, /2 . ~ ,,v..-ri{~ ;l/, 1 /?~ ' C . E. Prothro, Jr. P . S, M ay I a d d m y c ongratula t i o ns o n you r recen promotio n. You ce rta inly meri t t h e hono r . Bes t w i s h es. A PROJ E CT OF THE GRADU ATE SCHOOL O F B U S I N ESS ADMINISTRATI O N , ATLANTA UN I V E RSITY , CO-SPONSORED BY ECON OM I C D E V E LOPMENT ADMINI S TRAT I ON, U. S. D EPARTM ENT O F COMMERCE �ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ATLANTA - MODEL CITIES PROGRAM The Regional Economic Development and Business Serwce.1Center Atlanta University The objective of this report is to provide Atlanta I s Model Cities officials with a working tool to assist in the planning for Economic Development activities in the Model Neighborhood Program Area. Rather than wait until the Center's work on this subject is complete, we have prepared a preliminary description of two ite ms : One is the various problems and conditions affecting the lives of business people in this area. this area. The other is the reactions of these business people in To what they feel, rightly or wrongly, are the conditions under which they live. A full understanding and empathy with what they face and what they feel is a prerequiste to improving current socio-economic resource and developing new ones. It is also neces - sary in order to plan effective for economic development in the area. The style of thi preliminary report, therefore, was deliberately chosen to communicate this under tanding. In order to facill t the use of socio-economic information use in other studies conducted by the Center at the same time , it was necessary to anticip te our final results. analy i This has been done through an of all our vailable local data and where necessary, an inter .. polation of thia data baaed on the results of re earch conducted elsewhere. �z The local data has been developed from three major sources. First, we held nearly fifty individual interviews with businessmen ope rating a business in the program area. During these interviews, the problems. attitudes, and reactions to exis ting services and conditions were investigated. The second source of data was developed through using graduate students attached to the Center's staff who spent a total of about sixteen (16) weeks primarily in the five different neighborhoods (one or two blocks in size ). Their work involved the use of informal and unstructured interviewing techniques as well as simply continous observation of day-to-day movements. This se c orld a p proach provided us with much more depth of understanding than could be obtained through more typical survey techniques. The third source of data is the available local stitistics on income, employment, family characteristics, health, and other factors. Most of the local data that we have thus far collected is from the program area. This area of approximately 3, 000 acres containing slightly less than 50, 000 residents is bound by the East Expre sway on the north, the Central of Georgia Railroad on the west, Atlanta and West Point Railroad on the south and east. The six communities of Grant Park, Summerhill, Mechanicsville, People town, Pittsburgh, and Adair Park compose the target area . Some of our investigations, howeve r, have been conducted in other areas of Atlanta. On the baeia of thb comparative information, we feel that, while there are �3 differences among different areas , most of the preliminary conclusions in this report are applicable to other low income areas of Atlanta. In the overall view of needs and assigning priorities to these needs, it is immediately evident that these represent problems of substantial magnitude for the marginal and sub-marginal businesses in the Model Cities Area. The provisions of the Model Cities Program, theoretically, created an ideal situation for the small entrepreneur in a relocation situation. At first glance, it would i\ppear that, by and large, these persons would be anxious to relocate in modern, well planned facilities; as opposed to the dilapidated, dingy and antiquated structures in which they presently operate. We have had an opportunity to converse with many of these businessmen, white and black, within the inner city, and the reaction has been less than pleasant anticipation. Many realize that their problem' is that of selective or captive patronage. This is coupled with the lack of managerial capacity to appeal to a tot 1 market. If they are required to move to a new location then they will for all practical puJr.poses, lose their patronage. Many further feel that if they are eventually moved back to th ir present location , they feel that the financial requirement necessary to acquire modern furnishings and fixtures would be prohibitive. Mo t �4 persons who have operated for some period of time are of the opinion that they would not be able to be more than marginal operators. The reasons given are age, financial resources , and lack of academic training . Attention to a report submitted by a consultant for the Regional Economic Development and Business Se rvice Center, indie cates similar findings as a result of a study conducted in a similar area. At this point the Center recommends the assigning of top priority in these cases and make the development of managerial training course an integral part of the transition period. It is felt that such a program would contribute immensely to assisting these persons enhance their managerial skills, as well as demonstrating the advantages of appealing to a total market. Even con idering those who would return to present sites, it would do much in improving the ability to render service in his given area. This is presently lacking in most of the small, individual pro- prietorhsips in the area. This could be done through the Center conducting manage rial eminara on campu seminar sit s and/or in the various communities. could be conducted and attendance requirement made of the reloc tion subsidy which the e persons would receive a of the Model Cities relocation provisions. The part a part �5 These seminars would serve to assist in making many of these persons aware of the various government programs available in easing the adjustment of relocation. The foregoing recommendation would consist of programming the general managerial needs of these neighborhood enterprises. This would include choosing and improving sites , exposure to the various marketing techniques useful to small business , raising of capital, record-keeping and personnel management. Program should be de- signed to include the above items , but not limited thereto. Coordination of such a program could be implemented by the Cen ... ter. Personnel could be selected from the School of Business of Atlanta University, as well as the cooperating universities in the Atl anta area. This would make for a comprehensive program of Economic Developme nt and Technical Assistance . It should be empha .. sized that these programs and seminars · would be geared to the level of academic preparation brought to the seminar by these entrepreneurs of the communities in question. This would be in oppostition to many pro- grams heretofore developed which would not lend themselves to meaningful participation by such persons due to limited academic or comm rcial preparation. It would be further recommended that the Center would use contact resources to encourage on-going industries to locat in these reas. would be well to empha ize that such indu tries would initially install lt �6 their own management personne l with efforts made to train and promote local personnel to these position in phases . The Center could initiate progra ms which would fa cilit ate the u p -. grading of t he l ocal pers onnel in the direction of fi r st ...line management . There could be further efforts , e nga ging t he s ou r c es of the C ent er, to seek out and determi ne the feasi bilit y of the expansi on a n d / or c r e a t i on of service industry enterprises t hat indicate a p o ssibility of succes s operat ing or based in these a r eas , but again, not limit ed to the respe ctive communities . There is an imme d iate need for the foregoing provisions . There could be immense benefits derived fr om such an undertaking , and i t is felt that from these a meaningful program of Economic Development could be designed for these communit ies wit h long - term implications . �October 10, 1969 Attorney James B. Pilcher Associate Cit y Attorney 2614 First National Bank Bldg Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Jim: I have talked with Alderman Grigg about him introducing a resolution jointly with Alderman Millican that would allow the Model Citie Program to negotiate a contract with the Strength Cleaning Comp ny, Inc,. , for the maintenance and upkeep of our office f oilitie. you know, one of the primary objective of the Model Citie Program i to i t in th developm nt of neighborhood based entrepreneurship . Through the program, we h ve lent a i tance to Str ngth Cl aning Comp ny, Inc., which is totally owned and operated by re ident of the Mod 1 Citie Area. A Please prepare a re olution that would· ations with this firm. llow private negoti- Sincerely, Johnny c. John on Ex cutiv Director JCJ:vlo cc: Mayor Ivan All n, Jr. / Ald rm n Gregory Grigg Ald rman v r tt Millican \ \ �MDA M ET RO POL IT AN DEVEL O PM ENT ASSOCIATION OF S YR AC USE & 0 NON DAG A CO U N'T Y INC. JOHN R. SEARLES JR.• EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT October 1, 1969 Mayor Ivan Allen Atlanta, Georgia . Dear Mayor Allen: After our splendid visit t ~ tlanta in 19 67 with Mayor Walsh, I have retu r tllecl to Atlanta to view the progress of your Mode l Ci tYy Progr am. I find i t mo s t i mpressive and an outs ta nding Mode l Ci ty effort in the Uni ted States. Syracuse is a second round city and we are ju s t now in the stage of putting our program togethe r . A complete c o py of you r program wo uld b e tremendously helpful and I have written Mr. Johnnie Johnson about this and hope that he will be able to send us one . Again, I congratulate you and y o ur staff on th e splendid job you are doing in this very complex program. With best wishes, Sincerely, A(=.ir. Executive Vice President JRS: cw 1900 STATE TOWER B U ILDING SYRACUSE . N . Y . 13202 TEL . 422-8284 �/{) [I~ October 3, 1969 Mr. Gilbert Dulaney, Administrator Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services 165 Central Avenue, s. w. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Dulaney: The October Model Cities Executive Board meeting i scheduled for Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall, Committee Room #2 . In order to bring all bo4rd member up to date on progress in the Model Cities Program, we would appreciate a report from your organization at this meeting relative to project you have pre ently undertaken. To allow the me ting to move along, we ask that presentations be limited to approximately five minute nd encourage the use of any visual aids you may develop. We feel that the members of the board will be interested in both succe ses and dificulties that you may have encountered. Your report should b particularly beneficial to the board, demonstrating jut what i happening in Model Citi s. we would appreciate your cooperation and per onal ttention to re unable to attend ple e let us know who will repre nt you at thi meeting . this r que t , howev r , if you Sincerely, Johnny c. John on Executive Dir ctor vlc ec: Mayor Ivan All n, Jro Mod 1 Citi Ex eutiv Bo rd M mb re �October 2, 1969 This same letter was sent to the following agencies inviting them to give reports at the Executive Board Meeting on October l&. AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE Atlanta Transit System Mr. W. P. Maynard President Atlanta Board of Education Dr. John Letson Superintendent Georgia State Employment Service Mr. Sam Caldwell, Comissioner State Labor . Department Urban East Housing Consultants Mr. · James S. Robinson Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Inc. Mr. G. Thomas Graf Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services Mr. Gilbert Dulaney, Administrator Sen'or Citizens Mr. Al Horvath Ex ecutive Director At lant a Housing Authority Mr. Lester Persells Director �CITY OF ATLANTA. OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM September 30, 1969 673 Capitol Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, Ga. 30315 (404) 577 -5200 Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor J. C. Johnson, Director TO Model Cities Executive Board FROM Johnny SUJBECT: Model Cities Executive Board Meeting Members c. Johnson, Director~ The Model Cities Executive Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October JI,, 1969 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, Committee Room #2. ~~ A detailed presentation will be given on the progress and status of the entire Model Cities Program, including the projects and activities being carried out by the delegate agencies. In addition, a briefing will be given on the ·new focus of the Model Cities Program. This meeting will be very beneficial and informative and I look forward to your attendance. VLC Endlosures: Minutes of September 9 meeting Confirmation Card �MODEL CITI ES EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Tuesday , Sept emb er 9, 196 9 1 0:00 a .m. The monthl y mee t i ng o f the Model cities Exe cutive Board wa s held on Tuesday, September 9 , 1969 a t 1 0:00 a.rn . in Committee Room # 2, City Ha l l . The fo l lowing member s were pre s ent: Mayor I van Allen , Jr., Clmai r man Mr s . Matt ie Ansley Represent a t i ve John Hood Al derman E. Gr egory Gr iggs Alderman G. Ever e tt Mil lican Commissioner Wal ter Mitch ell Mr . J . D. Newberry Dr. c. Mi l es Smith Mrs . Mar tha Weems Mr. Joe Whi t l e y Absent: Commis sioner Sam Caldwell Mr. Clare nce Coleman Deacon Lewis Peter s Mr . Bill Wa inwri ght Othe r city o f ficials , representative s from neighborhood organiz ations, t he gene r al public a nd the pres s wer e also present. The Chai rman, Mayor Ivan Allen , Jr. , c alled the meeting to order. He t h en entertained a motion for t h e adoption of the August 12 Minutes . It was so moved a nd unaniir~us l y approved without correction. REPORT OF THE MASS CONVENTION STEERING COMMITTEE In the absence of Deacon Peters, the Chairman asked other members of the Steering Committee if they wanted ta:,make a report. Mr. Whi tiey then stated that he wanted to call t o the a t tention of the Board that there is a lot of unrest in the Steering Committee and that he thinks it would be a good idea for the Review Committee to review all the action taken by the Steering committee. Mr. Hood explained that some discrepancies have occured in the Steering Committee and attributed these discrepancies to the failure of the Steering Committee to hire an Executive Director of Model Cities Mass Convention, Inc., to take care of some of the duties that Deacon Peters has had to perform as chairman of the Steering Committee. He said that as soon �~ as an Executive Director is . hired, the business of the Steering Committee and the Model Cities Mass Convention, Inc., will run smoothly. Tbe Mayor then said that the did not think _i t will be necessary to do any checking into the Steering Committee at this time. Mr. Newberry pointed out that some of the S~~ering Committee mem- bers think that the Steering Committee should see and check all contracts before the Executive Board passes on them. Mr. Millican stated that the Steering Committee could recieve a list of contracts passed , but that they should not be~given a copy of the actual contracts. Mr. Johnson pointed out that all membe~s of the Steering Committee had received a copy of the Project Descriptions and that this information should be filtered down. Mr. Hood agreed that the Steering Committee should go through the .~ oject Descriptions and raise any questions thatt they might have as a result of the review in their meeti~gs. REPORT OF THE MODEL CITIES EXECUTIVE BOARD REVIEW COMMITTEE Each Board member received a copy of the rnemb~andurn from the Review Committee that made recommendations concerning the remaining projects of the Model Cities Program. Mr. Millican moved that projects listed to be approv~d be approved. These projects were: RE- 002N Model Cities Atlanta Youth council RE-OO SN Community Resources Development SS-OlOC Senior Citizens Services SS-047N Ent:ichment Services CD- OlON Group Foster Home RC-OllN Visual ana Performing Arts Program RC-012N Store Front Libraries RC-013 Atlanta Girls Club Program Expansion RC-OlSN Recreation Advisory Councils HR-003N Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation HR-004N Special Relocation Assistcn ce TR-Olli?N Public Facilities Impact Evaluation �SS-OSON "1 Common Data I SS-OSlN Day care Services EM-014N Purchase of Training Dr. Smith seconded the motion and it received unanimous approval. Dr. Smith moved that the four projects being held for fu.i:ther consideration dealing wi th the Health Component be reviewed by the Review Committee. The projects being HE-002N, Health and Education Services; HE-007N, Form Group Practice; HE-009, Medical Facility; and HE-014N, Pr eventive Dental Care. The motion was seconded and approved. Mr. Millican asked that the proj e c t involving the capital improvements of the Atlanta Girls Club, Project RC-007N, be held until some legal questions can be answered. It wa s then moved and seconded that the projects recommend0d for deletion be approved. The motion carried. These projects are: RE-OOlC, Model Citie s Resident Organization(Reduced by $33,000); RE- 004N, Training of Residents; EM-OlSN, Resident Work Attitude Change; EM-020N, Rapid Job Order Transmission; EM-022, Automated Manpower Coordination ; EC-OOlN, Neighborhood Development Corporation; EC-002N, Commer cial Loan Officer Training; ED-026~ Capming Programs; ED-030N, Coordination and Evaluation; ED-044N, Truancy and Absenteeism; SS-02 3N, Income Maintenance; SS-049N, Project Expand (reduced by $60,000); HE-008, Health Screening; HE-018N, Health Screening; HE-018N, Mental Health Planner; TR-002C, Transit Information Program; RE- 003N, CD-OllN, CD-012N, Coordination Services for Children and Youth , United Outreach and Juven i le Delinquency Prevention; CD- 006N, crime Data;- TR-004N, Bus Stop Shelter s. The funds freed up will be put in the - General Eunds Account for use in other projects. DIRECTOR'S REPORT Operation Breakthrough Mr. Johnson presented Mr. James Robinson, President of Urban East Housing Consultants to discuss the "Operation Breakthrough" project. Mr. Robinson gave a brief description of the Operation Breakthrough Program, which is a program sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop on a systems, mass produced basis a demonstration housing program . The application from the City is due in the HUD office in Washington on September 19 and an all out effort is being put forth by the City Planning Department, the Model Cities Staff and the Urban East Consultants to meet this deadline. The project will bring to Atlanta a new industry that will serve the entire s outheast. Mr. Robinson asked the Board to �4 approve the sites located in the Model Cities Area that are to be used in the project and that $3,000 be allocated for expenses in preparing the application. It was moved and seconded that both requests be approved. The motion received unamious approval. Tuskegee Institute The Model Cities Staff r6ceived proposals from Georgia Tech and Tuskegee Institute to do a study on Housing Choice Commun.ity _Analysis. The students from Tuskegee worked all last summer pr eparing their report. They are requesting that the Model Cities Program pay for the printing and reproduction ,of their findings. Mr. Johnson asked that the Board consider their request for funding in the amount of $1,100. He also stated that the report will be of great value to the program in next ye ar's planning. Mr. Millican moved that the request be approved. The motion was seconded and unamiously . approved. Atlanta Housing Authority Mr. Torn Eskew made the pre s entation for the Atlanta Housing Authority. T'ne Housing Authority asked for approva l to make changes in Site No. 4 of the 1969 Clearance Proposal. This site was f irst des ignated for mult-family and single family housing. The Housing Authority asked for approval to put i n a To¼nhouse Development and introduce a Community Unit Plan. A di scussion f ollowed on the zon ing and relocation problems connected with the site. Mr. Griggs t hen moved t hat the reque st be approved. The motion wa s seconded a nd approv·ed by the Board . Mr. Eskew then moved that the Board appr ove the sites selected for clearance in 1970. He po inted out the areas on a map ind icating the '69 and '70 clearance areas. Mr. Johnson stat ed t h at t he Model Cities Sta ff recommends approva l of the clearance areas. It was then moved and seconded that the 1970 clearance areas be approved. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m. Mayor Ivan Allen ~ Jr., Chair man Model Cities Executive Board �L \ Auguat 14, 1969 .. Clue.nee D. Cole es Smith alter Mitch&l ~IAUol'-6 a Dl,llli•-• Mocei Cities fo:r • CCJ r �Tel£'pho 111' : (-10./J 688 -8778 National Urban League. Inc. So 11 th £' m R C'giona l O.f.ffr£' Clarence D. Col em an, Director /36 Mari£' 11a Stn'i'I, N . W. A 1/a111a . C eorgia 30303 o August 11, 1969 \u v S\ -v·o"~ The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 u Dear Mayor Allen: · We, the members of a special committee of the Executive Board of the Model Cities Program, in an attempt to satisfactorily resolve the Model Neighborhood, Incorporated contract, wish to make the followin g report: The committee met on Tuesday, August 11, 1969, innnediately following the meeting of the Executive Board. We reviewed the correspondence between Model Neighborhood, Incorporated and your office. We concluded that two areas of concern in regard to the proposed contract are: 1. Adequate staffing, and 2. A Board of Directors of Model Ne i ghborhood Incorporated that is fully capable of exe cutin g the contract successfully. We believe, a letter to you dated August 5 , 1969, from Mr. Joe Stalling, Chairman of the Board of Model Neighb orhood, Incorporated, proposes a staffing pattern which can assure the satisfactory administration of the contract. In regard to strengthening the Board of Directors of Model Neighborhood, Incorporated, your special committee met with that Board in session on Tuesday afternoon, August 11, 1969. During this meeting, the following persons were approved as additional Board Members pending acceptance: Mr. Herman Russe ll, Mr. James Johns on, Mr. Ira Jackson , Rev. D. D. Dunbar and Mr. Samuel Mills . As signments were made to contact these persons t o secure their agreement to serve. I h ave reques ted the Chairman of the Board of Model Cities, Incorporated to furnish the special connnittee the reconstituted list of members of the Board of Dire ctors as soon as it is feasible. the basis of these developments, the special committee is requesting tha t the Executive Board of Model Cities, Incorporated be reconvened on On President Treasurer Board of T rustees J AMES A. LI NEN IVA N C . Mc LEOD Mo rris 8. Abram Mrs. Max Asco li W illi a m M. Ba tten Senior V ice-Presiden t Assistant Treasurer RAMON S. SCRUGGS L ESLIE N. SHAW V ice-Preside nts Mrs. Haley Bell Execwi1•e Direc to r Ed ga r M. Bronfma n WH IT N EY M . YOUNG, JR. C heste r Burge r Ba rbara Burto n Kenneth W. C lement Da ni el A. Collins Milto n K. Cummi n gs J OHN H . J OHNSON LOUI S E . MARTIN MARTIN E. SEGAL Secretary ER SA H. POSTON Vivian J. Bea mo n Wend ell G. Freeland A.G. Gast o n, Sr. J o hn A. Gro no uski C ha rles Ha milton Paul Jennin gs M a rt in D . J enkins T almad ge Kenly Mrs. Art hur 8 . Krim Robert Laza rus . Jr. Ina bel B. L ind say Henry A. L oeb Sta nl ey Marc us M rs. 0 . Cl ay Maxwell , Sr. F loyd J. M ccree Do nald H. McGann on Iva n C . M cLeod Mrs. Leo M . Mervis G. Wil li a m Mi ll er J a mes F . Oates, Jr. Frede rick O'Nea l He nry G. Par ks. Jr. Bi shop Haro ld R. Perry. S.V.D. Co11 1ribu1io11s to th e Nat io11a/ U rba11 L eague are tax dedu ctible Sa muel D. P roc to r Francis S. Quill a n Henry J . Richard son, Jr. Lesli e N. Shaw Ashby G. Smith , Sr. David Sulli va n Mrs. Arthur Ochs Su l zherg.er William J. Trent, jr. Edward M. Tuft Katie E. Whickh a m Leonard Woodcoc k Clayto n R. Yates Mrs . Bruce Zenke! Dw igh t R . Zook Honorary Trustees WILLIAM H . BALDWIN ROBERT W. DOWLING LLOYD K. GARRISON THEODORE W. KHEEL LINDSLEY F. KIMBALL HE NRY STEEGER �-2- Friday, August 22nd at 10:00 A. M., for t he purpose of receiving the committee's report. If special information is required prior to this meeting, please feel free to call me, Dr. Smith or Mr. Mitchell. ~~ ~ CLARENCE D. COLEMAN , CHAIRMAN C. Miles Smith, M. D. Commissioner Walter Mitchell cc: C. Miles Smith, M. D. Commissioner Walter Mitchell Mr . J. C. Johnson CDC:mf �Profiles of Model Neighborhood, Inc. Board Members MR. IRA L. JACKSON Mr. Ira L. Jackson, a resident of Atlanta for the last ?O years, owns successful businesses in the Atlanta area. Among these businesses are Jackson Pure Oil Service Station, 2320 Gordon Road, Jackson Auto Parts, 2596 Bankhead Highway, Arlie Tire Center (Uniroyal Dealer), and a Recapping Tire Service, 2807 Bankhead Highway. Mr. Jackson was one of the five (5) Black business leaders recently honored by Commu~ity Relations Commission as outstanding in various fields. He is active in numerous community groups and is presently a candidate for Alderman. He is a graduate of Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia. MR. HERMAN J. RUSSELL Mr. Herman J. Russell, a life-time resident of Atlanta, is President of H.J. Russell Plastering Company, Inc., H. J. Russell Construction Company, Inc., and Pardise Apartments, Inc. He is a member of t he Board of Directors of the Atlanta Mortgage Brokerage Company, Inc., a gradua t e of Tuskegee Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Trust Company, Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Inquirer , and a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. These are but a few of his accomplishments. MR. SAMUEL MILLS Mr . Samuel Mills , a resident of Atlanta for 12 years, i s a Correcti onal Officer with the Ci ty of At l anta Prison Department. He serves as a Recreational Director with this department. He was selected by his department to serve as a representative on the CRC. REVEREND D. D. DUNBAR Reverend D. D. Dunbar, a resident of the Model Cities neighborhood, has been in the house wrecking business for 13 years. He is owner and manager of the Southside Wrecking Company. He has the distinction of having studied under Dr. George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute while studying agriculture and preparing for the ministry. He is Presiding Elaer of the first district of the Triumph Church and Kingdom of God and Christ. �-2- MR. TED LEWIS Mr. Ted Lewis, a resident of Atlanta and a successful business man for the past 39 years, owns several businesses in Atlanta, plus $150,000 worth of i nner city property. Among the businesses that he has s uccessf ully owned and operated are : Pr essing Club , Laundry and Dry Cleaners for 33 years, Barber Shop, Package Store, and more recently a Bonding Company. He is very active in community affairs and has the distinction of being on the YMCA Board of Directors for the past 18 years. MR . J AMES JOHNSON Mr. James Johnson has been in the laundry and dry cleaning bus iness in Atlanta for th±rteen (13) years. In 1966, he acquired the Ted Lewis Laundry, Cleaning and Linen Supply Company. This i s the only Negro owned linen supply company in the wor ld. Mr. Johns on' s firm has betwe en fi fty and sixty employee s in i ts main plants and two branches. MR. CLARK MARTIN - Secretary A resident of the Pittsburgh community f or t he past 56 years. Mr. Martin, a 32nd degree , is a Past Master of the St . James Lodge #4 of the Pri nce Ha l l Mas ons. He at tended W. H. Cr ogman Elementary School and graduated from Midway Radi o & Te l evision Institute of Georgia in 1952. Since 1952, Mr. Martin has been t he owner and manager of h is own business, CLARK MARTIN RADIO-TELEVISION SERVICE, 439 Fletcher Street, Atlanta. He has enjoyed the operation of a successful business for the past 17 years . MR. JOE STALLING - Chairman A resident of Summerhill and Peoplestown for the past 65 years, Mr. Stalling has worked actively for the improvement of his community. Mr. Stalling is a business man in the community. He operates the main branch of the Manhattan Laundry and Dry Cleaners. Mr. Stalling~s business had a gross sales last year of over $230,000 and he employs over 50 people. �-3MR. HAROLD OWENS A life~time resident of Pitts burgh for 45 years . Mr . Owens was an employee of WHITES PROVISION MEAT PACKING COMAPNY for 23 years as a butcher . He is presently employed with Devoe Paint Company a s a s hipping clerk and has been wi th this company f or t he pa s t six years . MR . PRINCE MARTIN Mr. Martin is a life-time res ident of the Pittsburgh neighborhood. He owns a nd operates a s ma ll contracting business in t he bui lding field. He has enjoyed a successful busines s for the past t went y years. REPRESENTATIVE C, G. EZZARD Mr. Ezzard was born , r a i s ed and has s pent his adult l i f e in t he Summerhill community. He is a re tired pos tal employee of the U.S. Postal Servi ce . In his 39 years with the Post Office he worked most l y as a l etter carrier. Mr. Ezzard owns property in t he Mode l Ci t ies area and is actively engaged in c ommunity affairs. He is a member of the Atlanta Community Relations Commission and is presently serving his first term as State Representative, House District 102 in the Georgia Legislature. REVEREND JOEL W. MARSHALL Reverend Marshal l is President and founder of Pioneer Developers Enterprises and New World Developers, Inc. He attended David T. Howard High Schoo l, Booker T. Washington High School, and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a corporate organizer and has over thirty-five years of experience in retail merchandising. Reverend Marshall organized Marshal l Cash Grocery on Fraser Street in Atlanta, Widow's Curb Market, Alabama Streamline Car Wash, United Community Stores, Inc., and X-Cel Super Stores, Inc . in Birmingham, Alabama. He is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the Atlanta Business League and Associate Minister of Paradise Reed Street Baptist Church. �-4REVEREND AUSTIN FORD Father Ford, an Episcopal Minister, is the Director of Emmaus House which is located in the Peoplestown community. He organized this grassroots organization and is very active in the Welfare Rights Movement. He was the principle organizer of the Atlanta branch of the National Welfare Rights Organi zation (NWRO) at Emmaus House. MR. JACK COFER Mr. Cofer, a resident of Grant Park, was born at Grady Hospital forty years ago. Since that t ime he has lived in ~tlanta and most l y in the Model Cities area. He is ,professional Piano TunerTechnician. He is self-employed. Mr. Cofer is the organizational committee chairman of the Model Cities Mass Convention. He is the Democratic Party Chairman of the 102nd House District, the Vice President of the Grant Park Model Cities Citizens Organization, P.T.A. President of the Grant Park Elementary School, member of the Policy making board of the Comprehensive Health Program of the Community Council of the Atlanta Area (CCAA), and Board member f or the Educational Improvement Program , and a Ford Foundation Education Project. MR. CLAUDE BARNES A resident of Pe oplestown for the past 35 years. Mr. Barnes works for the United States Postal Services as a letter carrier. �July l, 1969 MEMORANDUM To: Mayor Ivan A llen , Jr. From: Dan Sweat Subject: Edward Moody Following i s a list of events concerning Edward Moody and the d evelopment of M odel Nei ghborhood, Inc . 1. Moody was perm nently empl oyed by the Parks Department s Community Recreation Le de r on September 26, 1966. His sal ry was $340. 00 a month. H wa dismi eed on May 24, 1967 . He w dismissed bee use of conflict with th staff w ith which hew s working. He was re ssigned to another conununity center but w lked off the job. He w s subeequently dismiss d . Z. He w s mployed gain by th City on M rch 5, 1968, e Community Work r on the Model Citi staff. Hi s 1 ry w s $240. 00 a month. He w d lsrnl d on May 14, 1968. for l llur to follow directions. 3. On January 18, 1968, the group known a Model N ighborhood, Inc. (which was ln lta third year of xlstenc ) becam a eh rt r d non• profit org nb tion, a.ft r being advie d to do o in ord r to be Ugibl for federal grants , found tion fund• nd s e d money from diUerent gencles to fiAance its programs d p1'oject • Edward Moody ls preaid nt and Bron Clevel nd and are consultant • obert W. Waynier �Mayor Allen Page Two July l, 1969 4. On October 22, 1968, M r . Moody received a letter from Johnny Johnson informing him that his corporation, Model Neighborhood , Inc ., would receive $6. 000 from the C ity of Atlanta ' s Model C ities Progra m . It was an EDA grant for economic development in the Model Neighborhood Area. This money was approved by the Model Cities Executive Board , the Board of Alde rmen and the Mayor. · 5. In May 1968 MNI was granted a $10,800 loan from the Trust Company of Georgia to obtain an option on Atlanta Housing A uthority p roperty at Georgi a Avenue and McDaniel Street. See att ched memo from George Berry. 6. Economic Development A dministration grant .. totaling $121, 750 of which 86, 780 is federal cash contribution and 35, 000 comes from the City of Atlanta (Technical Assistance Grant Project No. 04-6-09154) as given upon s trong recommendation of the Atlanta City Demonstration Agency (check their lett r to EDA of January 27., 1969) . Responsibilities of th corporation: 1. Outreach program • providing technical minority entrepr neurs 2. Planning and dev lopment of in the M odel Citi s Ar a . ssist nc to primarily shopping cent r or simil r facili The EDA gr nt w pproved on May 13. 1969; by Robert A. Pod st £or a 12 month p riod. Atl nt CDA pproval inf'luenc d this decision heavily. 7. The Small Busin sa A dministr tlon approv d $50,000 lo n to MN1 in June 1969 (la t w ek) to be used in th developm i:it and op r tion of the MNI manu! cturlng pl nt. The manufacturing pl nt ls loc te-d on Georgia venue nd produc wom n's c sual · pp rel. 8. The St ring C ommittee of th Ma Convention met Tu sday, June 2-4. 1969, and voted 7 - 0 a inst the MNl gr t J' quest for $35 ,000 M od 1 Citi s suppl m t 1 f~d tom tch the EDA grant. Two m mb r ab tained, six w r• b nt. 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The $72 , 000 mentioned i n the material is OEO money to b e made avai l a bl e for r esidents of Mode l cities to r e c eive t echnica l a s s is tance and t ra i n i ng . An OE O- HUD a greement requires that EOA , Model c _i ties , and the City o f At l anta jointl y select an accountable community group to r eceive the contract for these mo ni es . The group that has b een s e lected is the Ste e ring Committ e e of the Model Cities Mass Convention . Th i s group has a firm bas i s for d emocrati c selection and participation in the Mode l Cities COiT1muni'ty and can be held accountabl e by the residents th rough the annua l el e ction proc ess . S i nc e ; d l y you·r ~ , _,../ \ .-'l/ 1. . __ ~ T. M. P 2rham Exe c u t i ve Admini strato r I' I TMJP/ gj bee: Mr. Mr. Mr . Hr. Wi lli Alli on Johnny John on D n Sweat .,,......-- John Calhoun ·/ . ·-· �Feb1ua1-y 19, 1969 Mr. Edward Moody Model Ne i3hborhood Manufacturing Company 55 Ge orgia Avenue, s.E. Atl ent a , Georgia Dear Hr. Moody: Rec ently our Inspector r eque s t ed tha t you file a 1969 Applicat ion fo r a Busine sD License . You s tated to our Inspect or that you we re not r equired to s ~curc a Ci t y Bus ines s License fo r the Hode l Neighb orhood Hanufo ctur1.ng Company. Unde r the current Bus i nes s License Ordinance all persons engaged in bus inccs within the corporate limi tn of t he Ci ty of At l a nt a fo r t he purpose of pr of it , ga i n , or econo~ic i mprovem<>nt are r equ i r ed to fil e an App lic a tion for a Business License and pay t he f ee . If you do not be l ieve that you f a ll wi~hin the int ent of the present Bus i ness Lice ns e Ordinance , t hen please write us e,,a ctly why you think t he Hode l Fe ighborhood Mc.nu fac t uring Company shoL~ld be c;;cmpt . Enc lose d are the r equired Appl ications f or a Business License and an i nstruct i on book . If we tasl)' be of any ass i staace i n t he prep<1rat ion of your r et.u.rn , pl eaoc c.ill us a.t 522 - 4463, E:gt . 205. Marlon D. L evy Busincsa License Administrator MDL/cd Enclosures CC: Mr . Sidne y Andrews Mr . Bill Man3ui·;1 Ur . George Berry �-~·.-.:. Volume 1 I! u@ber 20 February 1, 1969 n~******** MASS CONVENT ION CHL\ilGED · WITH UNFAIRNESS By Edward Mo ody Two months ago severa l r es idents and I All the officers of the ~esidents Participa tion Croup identified as the t·lns s decided that Hodel Cities Program inforConvention, was elected to serve a s ain for raation was not re a ching the Mass of the one year pe ople. A mea sure to bring the informa tion to the Community was studied , a nd an ag r e The officers are LeHis Peters Chain,mn ement was !1l(:;. V a ft erwar d a plan was t a ke n . C .L. l"lcClain Vice-chni rr:wn, Carrie \Jr i Gh t Secre tary, and ~osa Burney Assi. Sec. One week be for e the Conve ntion our plan call e d for me to write notice s to the EXECU'.l?IVE l30AD.D r egul a r a tte ndan ts, a nd othe r r e sid ents a s Me ch:micsvil le Lewis Peters f a r as oy funds would Go• The n ot ice s was Ada ir Pa rk Jir.-1 Newberry as kin g the peop l e to s up port me for cha irSurn.1erhi 11 t1a ttie Ansley raan of the Mass Conve ntion. It was anticPeoples town ifa rtha Weems ipa t ed that I wo ul d s ee thnt informa tion Pittsbuq;h John llooc]!would sure ly r each the r e sidents. Grant Po1:rk Joe Whitley Ove r 1,000 stamps and e nve lopes , plus NEIGl-IBOJll-ICX::. D VIC. fi: - ClT AIRMAN mcneo pn pe r wa s bought, a nd two secretaTi Mechanicsville Alyce Nixon e s we r e pnid to he lp ge t out th e notices . Sur.1merhill Ida Wri ght My cha mpa i gn expe n ses cane out of oy pockPeopl es town e t. nut a s f or as sooc one e ls e champa i gnGrant Park W.F , Cox ing, h e was a ssiste d and s u pported by two Adair Park Calv in Craig Agencies, and City Ha ll . Persona l l e tters Pittsburgh Bea trice Garl r,mdwere coopos ed , sten cil ed , run-off, sec1led There will be six Coornun-ities with 11 and me t e r staoped for this pe rsonc The Operatin g Committees. Each committee will explan a tion first, was tha t this is fundhave a cha irman. It would be wonderfut if ed to the Coor.mnity for Citizens Particia ll these committees were active, and not pa tion a ndit was le ga l . That is not true . just the Ste ering Comoittee. The Steering Federal funds ca n no t be us e d for ind ividCoor::tittee are the Ex.ec. !3oard r;ieobers, and ual purposes. For residents participation the Vice-ChAirma ns froo each cor;imunity. in the neighborho od on l y . tiASS CONV1'.l',lTION S.E-ELECT OF~' ICE,_:S k**** * ***kk k* **** * k***** A Wee k l y Publishe d By Mode l Ne i ghborhood Inc Editor - Edward Moody Ci rcu lat i on 600 Copie s Pr ice Fre e MODEL NEIG1mo:rnooD MACHINE ~ npair;n spee che s we r e a llowed to be oade fron the star;e . Even the Model Citie s Director wa s partisan in o a king his r e por t a ~nd, the nost ioportant part of a ll is tha t there wa s not a qorum of r e si de nts at t e n d(S e e Fa i rne ss page t wo) ********** �********** .,'****** ********** MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD WEEKLY ********** (Fairnes;s) to speak for the total community. I want my expenses paid back tone. And based on the privileges given to the one person and not to the others, and wath the assistance from the two Agencies, and &taff,HUD·will ... be~ontacted and requested to disqualify the Mass Convention as the resident representative that speak for the property owners, residents, and businessmen. All total they amount to only 1/10 of 1 percent of the effected redevelopment planned area. -/'*<******* page two MACHINE MECHANICSVILLE NEIGHB01HOOD ADVISOP.Y COUNCIL TO MEET The NAG of Mechanicsville will meet a t the Community Center Wednesday night 7:30 P.M. Mrs. Alyce Nixon is the ChaiI'!ilan. The purpose of the meeting is to e]ect the 11 Operating Committee Chairmen and get a· report from the NAG about the money that has been spent, and what it was spent for. C~nters address is 389 Bass St. s.w * SUM-MEC SC~lE OF COl'lGRESSMEN This is taxation with out repres entation, and tha t is uncons.ti tutiona l. LITTLE BEill LIGHTS Oi."l MACHINE AND SAYS "I went to ~£ -"":-:.,\ the Mass • ' '---...._ Convention \ ./ '---and wha t happened' - ~ man I neve r forg e t : i ' -../,.v .-·=~-- '-- ' f MACHINE. "What hap pen Bird" "Moody did not have a chance . And he did not know it. But I give hin credit he trie d. Anothe r thine he is pretty near right then ·wrone;. Oh ye s Model Neighborhood Inc. lost the ir good friend the Community Cente r. Afte r six oonths of he lping sane r e sidents, the y o rhne>J. Sm:.ie of the a r ea s the y0\.1 u e; p 0" pl P t,,. 1ch e. d upon w(c;. r e ; How t1id th e area Not only will th e r ,:: sicents get funds look twenty years ago and how will it for assistance in planning the y will be l ook tw e nty yea rs from tol ******** ·******** ** '• ,:. '~*** �S·aiturday Jan. 25, 1969 MODEL NZIGHBORHOOD WEE l',:LY MACi'. INE 'JOTJ 'l r,,, ODE L CITI ·~S (cont'd) 1.ernembe r in my l a st writing I sta ted that th e re a r c thos e of us who 2re qua lifi e d and c apa bl e of filling "Inside Mod e l Citie s Jobs?" We ll this is th e time f o r us to come forw a rd and oakc ourselve s known. This we must do for our c!1ildrc n and 0 ~1r ne i ghbors. By so involvin g ours c lv2s, there is no d oubt that this will indeed be; YOUR rJODE L r:::r.rns. I must a pol og iz e for not ~ig~ing my name to my l a st a rticle. I am by no ~ean s a Ghos t Writ e r, ne ith e r ao I a Write r by prof~ss ion. I am me r e ly a conc e rn e d and qu a lifie d a r ea r e side nt. myrtle ford 'k ;,; ·A k ,'<**** LITl'J,E LIGHTS ON lVil:,CH UlE AND SAYS WHAT J0:3S WILL NEIGR30RHOOD 1,7 0 {.KEJ.S GET ? ? . ? ? ? It wa s hoped that by now the nei t;h borhood workers would be qu a lified for bette r ernployr.1 ent in the Mode l Citie s Adninistration. But from hea rs ay this is not likely. The r e a r c ru5ors th a t the workers will continue in the same category. Are sone of the outsiders· ousclin g the workers out of a bette r po sition? No. The outsiders are not inte r e sted in meniel er,1p loyrae nt. This is sooe thing f°or, then to con&ider, ne ither is the workers. ***** Lad i e s - Girls-* ·k***** lH ~D page 2 Sl a cks th a t wera ma de in th e Com~unity a t th e Mode l Ne i ghborho ods tfanuf a cturin g Pl a nt will be on display a t the Sum- Me e Ce nte r Friday, and Sa turday, J a nua r y 31, a nd Fe brua r y 1. These slacks ~re not to be sold i.n a cl o thin g store , but d ona ti ons will be a cce~t e d . Pr oceeds will ~-;o t o purchasing sorae baseba ll uni for0 s for the Littl e League " We ll I te ll it like is a n d s oI!le liste n t ~an _ s thi·s sunoe r an d s ane dont . I onl y wa nt to he lp the c omounity . I say a5a in, ge t soI!le pe opl e Ge t a s u a ny pa ir a s y ou want Q th a t will. support progr e ss. Stop l e tting a smal l c roup of do-~oode rs p l a n fo r the e ntire po~ul a ti on. Le t eve r ybody a t l east OUR CHILDct.~N ARE FUTURB hear abo ut wha t is ha ppenin g All of our . hope, joy in 1 i fe and the See you a t the Mass Convention • future of our c m:1. r.:iunity r e st in the hand s and I will t e ll it like it is.---Flie s of our sons a nd daughters. Our children off S ee you ne xt we e k. a r e ou r future, they are our new l eade rs doctors, businessnen a n d bui l de rs. I f you '~*** g i ve one child a de ce n t break in li fe i t wi ll be r ewarded ove r an d ove r in ~a ny STAJ.T NOW ATLANTA IS A GOOD ID~A ge ne r at i ons. Con ~ra tul a ti on goe s to ,the Ne i ghb orh ood BUT WHEN DO ATLANTA -:}ET STA:1TED Ai des at Sum- Mee Ce nte r for the fin e job they d i e. in r e cruitin 6 childre n for the STA::'T WHAT? MAYBE THIS IS THE P2.0 BLEN llBAD STA-:',.T P.1 0G~Ai·,; Over 500 y oun gste r s in the S1.m-Me c Area wre r e cruited t o pa rticiGETfI NG ATlANTA TO GET STARTED . SO:U.Y--- pa te in th e protsram c oo in g up this yea r. Suo-Me c Ce nte r Bob Wayoe r, Dire ctor 'k* �. . . ,··c- ~... .- • .,~ "'-i MECH: NICSVILLE N. :·l . C. · MET ·1:0D EL CITIES , . . • ' ABSENTEIU Sl-i PROPOSAL The Mod e l Ci ties 'Hei ghb orhood · It vvas ·in · 196 5 .the 'ril'echa n i c·sAdv i sory -Counci·l for Hech2.nicsville ·; Summerhili Impro ~e me.nt -'. ville met at the home of tf.;.-;: chair- · Committee entered a act i on proma n ~-Irs.J\lye:e·N:i.xon 703 Coo:F)er St. ,ject to alleviate Absente:~.sm Ut: dnescl.ay. · · · · in the eleme nt.a l'J' scho ols··-~ nd · There were 8 residents, an ::c .o. hi gh schools th, t s e rve the t wo A. Mod el Cities :. ssist,a nt . to Bro· commu ni t ies. ·.Hrs._ Alyce Nixon fe s sion, assi ~n·e d to )t:echanicsville was and still . is the Chai r ma n of Mis s Hos e - Ma ry Stewart Mod e l Cities· that-. comm.{ttee. No one -h !ls been· Nei e:hborh ood Or e;a nizat.or Sr:e d .A.li.st. ...-,c l c::ic.ted for the past t lire·e yea rs . r-Iiss Stewa rt. Via s i1mti·o du c e d to Maybe its best t h a t no one has · t he group by r-'Ir s •· Ni x on., Niss been elected to serve · a s cha ir·St euart ga ve a brie f d:escripti.on · man . . of the N. i .c. purpose · a nd duties, The committee in 1965 after t h ere was quest ion's and -answer a nd severL: l months of researchin g and a limited c'.lmount of que st.i ·on' s. compilin g f a cts ., app rove d a· -rP. It wa s est,a bli s he d · tha t a ll _the cotnmendati ,Jn to curb n b s er..+r- 7i~m a r ea b l ocks had · o r ga n iz ed ex c e pt . in thG schoo ~.s. FrotLth:::~;,:::,:::,~:,~~:~:~;.;:;;;.; ::;::::~::::c::;:r,:: : ;-: :::::::{::::;,::;, :::::;;,,::: ent, are expectocl t o vote . They .,__·. A REPORT FROh: SAVi-i.NNirn 'v'r ill vote for .:-i. repre s entative to .· \li7hen the ma chi ne -vtent ·t o px-e-ss serve on t h e N . 11. .c. Hechanicsvi lle it had n ot ree;ievP-d .a word of the Comr,iun i ty. .. 32 resi dent · t r i_p tp ,· -the c:Lty of Mrs . Rosa Bu r ney a · r(;3s i dent Savanna h, for Mode ~ Cities . I t is l iving on Gariba l di St . wa s a s ked t 0 antioi, pa t ed b y the .Ms ch ,. ne that c a ll a meeting of h e r area . blqck !' ·· re po r ts will be ava ila ble by t i1P. She a gre(3d to . Th e n :ren 'b lock is · nex t issu e . . . nurhbcr . 3. The boundnrieS nr e Ba.s·s ·· ,:~,::,:.:,:::,:::,:,,:,,:~,:,~:, ~,:,,:~,:,,:~:::,,:,<:,~:,~:, ~,,:,,:,,~,:, St..,. ,north; ~cDn nte l St . wes,t -; Sou . 1.Jh os e s ide nro you on Bl~cks, R;R south; Wind so r St ,. ea st • · '.Jhose s ide nre you on. �r;TQDEL NEIGHBORHOOD ·. WE:i:KLY. M.A CHI NE ( PAGE 2) ~************* EDITORIAL · MODEL CITIES BOA RD - APPROV:SS 1969 PLflNS Model Ci ties Exe cu ti ve Board has li ro the peoples in At l an ta ap proved the proposed 1969 C.Do A. that aro r 2s idont s of the Gommp:J..an. The plan vfa s r ecieved by :he unity /, cti on Age nci e s,· Cities . federal officials also, who may· Demonstration ~genci e s, and suggest changes or approve as is~ others, acknowled ged of tho pro Johnny Johnson in his hrief re3;rc1.ms o~ ough to pnrticipct.e in port s ai d ~bout 500- 600 jobs will tho complicated sy~~ em of be i ng de i·i ve from t he employ1he nt conponin vol vod? em.,, fo:r . area r esident$ . To a ssure .· r:a¢h of the age.ncios are using thi~ a l ot of the require~ent will . :the s ame ~dcntic a l st~uctQre , : have to be waived tha t will enable ,· .:md the s c.me po.rtici po.nts . In the r esidents to ge t these . j obs . a ll . fiirness . tha po. rticip~nts Tho latt e r ··s,ent en c e is trssences of o.ro so involved thnt some of thcr.. the r eport •., . . don rt know ·whnt · is happening Ab out 017, million is tb be· s pent thomsclf. in th e Mode l Citi es a rea , for the It was recommended that t he first yea r, ~p200 milli"·on ~;ill be s:tructuro of the s ystem be brobudget ed for the five year plan. . u ght _tn . t ho peoples for und erstanding •. Th0 ma j ori t y of the r asidents do not know what area bloc.ks . are ·' what i'1.dvisory CounARE...~ BLOCK TEN :MET . .· . . cils ·ro; what r e pre s ent ative s AT PRYOR ST. SCHOOL a r c ; what a Board is; what th?Y d~· or a r e ele ct ed to do. It is If you live i n area block t en , no'wondor r e sident partic i pa tion or know whor e are:1 bl ock ten i s i s at o. minimum . you shoul d have beGn ~t Pryor St. Tho r esi dents must know be Schoo l Thursday night , 7:00 P.M a for e they can ge t i nvo l ved what There· was a Mode l Cit.i es Me et-the program is all aboui. The ing to get Repres entative s for the Machine r ecommend s Program kn.ow Niode l Ci tie s Nei ghb orho o.cl Advisory -lodge first. Tak~ time and l e t Council. A 12 pound turkey wa s to tho r e siderits know what the probe given away t o tho lucky t ick et gram · is, o.nd how they wi ll benho l der. W6r e you there you should've efit. They wi ll thGn got .i nvc;i i ve( been . . ~**~ ~ ~ Li ttlo Bird Li ghts On Via chine. Pl, IR ,I,RZ UPS ETTING COl,J JJ NITY h rumor is boing sprea ded by a 1\nd ___ / · .,,.-'Ji Said, pai r of unidentified people s , urg./-..:...__< ( _.,/ ;~ ing r Bsid. ents to make haste ctnd move. This pair ha s been stated to bo em~ 11 ~ p l oyed by the Noda l Cities, office~ hcro is ',. ' the Sum-Mee The rumor is tha t tho pe.rnplo s t :h ~t Centers '·. < Director? a r e livin g in cJ nri. r n ncu Hr on.s or Ho was 7l4, why- ·can v t . they kee p r., oorly ko pt hon sos Phon ld mo ve inc'.l Dire ctor? 11 t o th e ho11si nr: 1•1·c;_7e ct bo cnus a: Ivinrhj n n n nswc rs, 111 have, t hey . q11 ;:i l i fty • And' t h 0 y { 1.· n · }Ho'-r i Ylfl: n.sk nd thnt s c::. mo q1w:::r1 -.i.C\n plenty fas t . Hnmo r or not, is th e cause ot· ti m,,s, I myse l f donYt kn owH~ go_µd or bod ? 11 .Je ll, 11 Bird· to ke s off. ••I will ns k E.O. A a nd t e11 ·you The Mc:-tchinc is Publishe d .Jcekly n ext weak what t hey s o.y ,, Byo 11 Mode l Nei ghbo r hood Inc 700 McD 2ni c l ,,. ,,, St. S oF o Edward -Ioody ---Edito r ~ --. '\ , ,. . 143.215.248.55 ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ 143.215.248.55 143.215.248.55 ~~ 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST) .,,_..r ___ ...... . 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST) 143.215.248.55 ~ ~ .. , ....... ~ .. , ..... , .. ..,1 .. ... , ...., .. .. , .. .. , ... ... 1.. ..., .. ... 1.. .. , ... ... , ..... 1.. .. , ....., .. .. , .... 1....., ... �__;_0KLY L~,CHINB ~~**************************** 3 pnge ,: -,.. ..::;.:: ::;..::::.:: :::.:: ::;.:: ::;::: :::::: ::;:: ,:.: :::::: ,:::: ,::::::;::: ,:.: ::;::: :::::: ,:::: ::::: :::::: ,:,::::: ... :::::: :::::: :::.:: ::;::: :::::: :::.:: :::::: :::::: ENiP LOYT-IZN T IWDJL CITI:i3S lj , s & A:, s Fi e ld Represcnt o. tive : Q,. Duti es ; Setting up Tovm Ho.11 r,10e t1.Jha t is the ,S tee rin g Com;::i ttee? ings in tho CoE1.t--:1uni ties for tho Comr:mni ty Rol e.ti on Commission, 2nd The Stee ring Committ e e is the s e rve as a lic.ison be tween the com- out growth of et Tc..sk Forc e Commitmuniti e s nnd tho Commission te 8 thnt wns ori gina tly the InterMinimum Require;mcmts; Thre e t -.., fi vo e st ed Group of citiz~ns thnt met y onrs oxpe~i enco in the socio.l ser- · 2nd approved the pre s ent Resident vic e field. A long · timG r e sident of P2rticipation Plan. Atl['_nt a is desired. Q. 1'Je r e they elected, or appointed ? Sa 12 ry; ~r6 , 4f's 7 i l, • Cl 8rk -Typist Duti6s; Routi ne typing 2nd cl a ric~l work . Kooping orde rly fil e syst em, a nswe ri n g _te l ephone Ccnd 2 cting n s r e ce ptionist for th\J Commission. JI.Iinimum B.cquirmunts; Bo c:tble to ty.:.. peat a s peed of 40 wo rds n minutoc S2 l 2 rY; $. 3 5 5 pe r month · Co. 11 522- 4463, ext. 433 Mech2nicsvillo Mnnpowor 'li::irL 0. Job men , women Cv e r y ' T1 10.srl n.y 1.aoru i.ng 9 ,, . L ti l 1 2 Noon , Goo r gi c-. St a t e .i:::mpl. r' jmc u 1, Ropr ascnt nti vo wi ll int erview 2ny pe rson looking f or 2 job. Me chA.ni c svj_J l e C~mmuni t y · Center C~ ll 5?.2- 8530 Tua s. 9-12 .......,.... . ...,........ ................ ,.....,,.... . ..,....,....,........ ..., , I, " 1'"1' ,..1' ' I' . .. ...,....,. . ..,.. .., ,.. They were first n select e d group uf volunteers, r e sidents volunt e er ing to serve. Late r by virture of s e rvic e we r e e l ec t ed by the I nt erest ed Group. (~ . T.Jhe. t pnrt do the y play in the r~ode l Ci ti e s Pro gr o.m? 1~ • It is the St eerin g Committ e ~ th c.. t r e presents t h e r e si dents living i n the h odel Cities ~r ea , through the j\In ss Convention, tha t is con si de r e d the Citiz ens Pn rticipa tion 01·g::i ni 7«--: t j_on . It is t hrou gh 1.J s-i-.oorin g C0mn1i.. t t Go t ha t the r esidents i dea s , p l ,' ln· · n1,ct i u v u ] n --· me nt is ncc o11 l°it- 0J. ns, Citi zens P,:1. r t.i '.-'ipat,i on. 10 ..,..........,.....,. ..... .., ......, .. ..... ' 1' "1" ..., ..... 1... ......., ...... .. Hunru,H t Mo. nuf 2c.:turin g Comp2ny ' To Ope n NOTICE ? ..1..... , .. .., .. .., .. ..., .. ........, .. ..,... ' 1' '1' NO TICE! .. ..,,...... ....,,........ .. . .,........... ,....,,.... NOTI CE l The Ea chine is a Commu11i ty n ews weekly . It i s t he intent of the pub li she r to ca r ry the news , announcAm~nts and a d s , of every Communi t y , a nd Crga ni.. za tion tha t i s 0n t ha South -side of town , and Ci ty- wi de .~en it i s of value to our nei ghbo r s . ~t l 2s t the c om .unity owned , fi r s t in htlant a , wi ll open fo r production . The Officers and m~mbors of Mode l Ne i ghborhood I:f g o C11t a r e n ll glc:'. d t ha t a t l a st this i n a number of I ndus t rin l De v e l oping Corporation i E~ now unde r wa y . ~ppre cintion i s hereby placed Press dea dli.ne i s 1~dne sday to the Atla nta , Jayc e es , the ~dvis- of ea ch weok , The phone number now ory BoG.rd of r LI'l1TLE BIRD LIGh7rS ON MACHT.NE . AND SAID A. Election ar e held onc e a t ear t o serve f or one :,3ar only. Terms expirt?.' in December., q. Some c ommunities a re still '.1nl ,li :1.P, el e ctions. Is this a pa ~·t-. . ,r M, 1.clel Cities .Steering C o mrni. Lt- rcJ ? Yes. The e l e ction prococdure is; Ele ct Ar ea Bl ock Representative s to serve on the Neighborhood Ldvis ory c ouncil; Aper s0n is el e cted i n the N. A. c. to s erve on the steering Committe This is whe r e a ll t he residents in the 11oclel c ities rr0g r mll is r epr esented . I flew a -vray from thq Hong Kong flu arirl I d i d not ask E . C. A. ab out the Dir- e e-Lcr of Suru- Mec Center -:; -hen vrill the present members of · th e· Steering commitee terms expire? A. I.. _,, 11 e2 . .,11 - ·hen dll t hG residents see the pl ans f or Model Cities? Machine a skes Li"itle Bird ., A. When will Me ch2-.nicsville get a Center S11pe rvisor? " 11 Lit\le B'ird . 0 ,S & A ,S Q. After everybody e l s e h.:ive , Mnybe ther u sir:i=mt .s vfi11 see the pla ns . q. " Nerl wee k. ol d pal ." ··hy d i dn 1t the ~e sidents r eview t he' pl ans f i rst bef or e everyb.~dy el se?_ 1 A. Answer is n ot av a ileble . \ / \ f \ 1 , 1~1 i \1\1\",, , ,- Lonnie King Ele (?ted Pre side nt At.lan+,a Brcinch N., f • • A. C. P. The members of the Atla nta Br anch N .f. ,: . • r;. P an•l the bl.., ckand white pe opl es of t bi .s g r eat City aro aske d to s upport t.he new Pre sident and th E:x:c cutiucc omrnitteo for the year 1969e This is one ' •l'[.'/ · 1d2.at.ion t ba.t, is needed i r1 t.hie City I51lt- :i 1-. i:1' 1,s ~- r ,,m~,:i 1 1 r,rn1- p ol~ !'.ica I., 1 MECHANICSVILLE NE;""S Lett ers of cons i-c.1-t-.117..:-rr,i ons a r e be ing mEtil od t o per s ons that 111as electe ~ as 11.epre s ent,a~-ivei, in Arca Bl ock 10. It v:as, int-erest.ing t o know s a ict one res ident , I was asked t o vote f or someb ody I hadn rt , ever heard of.. How do I know vhat the y will do? As a matt.or of fact ju;:;\-. -wl1:d·. j s it all ab out? ~ -'t u 'fl: 8 l\.f!c,cl d 11(.; i;_;,_ l-,r.Hr : n CV (; X-y rd, ;t;-1:,r, , l_ ntr1rnh e r C, · >1 •>-". r c- ~,u l :-, i- ·.i.1 •Y, Ts t.ld.s news •. • l .., " .. ~ ' ( " ""I\" .'< \(.. I\>-: �r - ;~--=~~;~·~ i~f~:- ' •: A ode I A/rzqh6vt-/2 c:""-'"'"' ,r,, " ,. " ,. " " ,. " " ,. ,.-,, ,. ,. ,. .. ,. "" " "" "" 1968 ~ e ~d1~icm' "-'L" ~L'!...H-" "~LlWL'WU~~'....!UWWt-'U' "-'L" "-~W'~L'~Ll v ' ' - " "...J~'L...JUULH...H-'WW'-"~L.'lJ'-'-W . ·, '-Q ~ ~ " "-,, " " " " ,, " " ,H, ' ' " ,, ,. ,, " " ,r,, ,, ,n, " " ,, ,\I, " ,, ,. " n " " " , , " " " " ,r" " " ,, ,, " " " ,. ,~,,- ,. ,.-,, ,, " r. , , ,. " " 'l' , ~~H, " ,, , • ,, . I .Y-" ,t....,.,~U 1..)L'~ L '\~..V '- " 'LlWL..' L'~U 1 I\ " " ,, " " " " " NEWS RELEASE MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD INC~, (NON PROFIT DEVELnPERS) MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD INC. GOT STRAIGHT IN 68 WJLL NOT BE BEHIND IN , 69 r 11 • 11 Model Ne ighborhaod Developers Inc., presently located in south side ATLANTA is on J an. 1 8th 1968 , after t wo ½year sa c ommunity or ga:nize d c or parat i on wi t h a of or p.:a nizing, Model Ne i ghborhood I nc., planned pr ogr am.. obta ined a charte r, enabling it t o beEconomic is the order of the day . ~()me- a bona-fide delicate agency with a , Being R part of the econoNy and receiving purpcso Jnd goal. s ome of the ca sh fl ov1 is the opportunit y Model Nei ghborhood Inc., is l?res e ntly t-o be of fered by Model Neighborhood I nc. gCuVo:rned by a board of Trustees that are Her e at 55 Geor gia Avenue S ..E ~ is one l ong t ime res idents of t he c oilllllunit i es of of several pl anned INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS Mechnaic sville , Summe r hill , Pittsburgh, t o b e built in the area., This is a garment and Pe oplet own. All membe rs are bl a ck pl ant . Thirt.e en (13) women will be emex ce pt one. ployed he r e , the r e a r e nine ( 9) wor king One of s eve r al developing projects is now . On the shoulde rs of the se womens open and operating . Model Ne i 3hborhood r ests the suc cess of thi s pl a nt. Mfg . Cor p . i s empl oying 13 women , who Statistic s shows the r e are mor e women will earn as much a s ~80,~90, and ~100 heads of house holds in these c ommunities pe r week . The r e i s pl enty of work for t hese women in t his plant l ocated 55 (Model Cities ) then t he r e ar e in Atl a nta. The unemployment rate is t he highe st. Geor g i a Ave . S .E. Model Neighborhood Mf g . will not be abl e The ne~t pr oje ct i s the shopping to put all these women to 1,11ork, but i\ cente r . f i nal pl ans are be i ng c ompl eted, will try. The success ~f this plant lead with possible construction to beg in in to employing 200 or 300 in the near fut ure . F eb . 1969• This is a first for Atla nta, and i .,. ~HHHHHHHHP-HHHHHHHHHf-:HHHHHHHHHHHf--*lHf-:HHHHH~ i s located in the !,edel ~ it i es area one block from the C .D.A • (Ci t i es DemonstraMODEL NEIGEBORHOOD 'WEEKLY MA.CHINE is tions Agency) planning office , and next willing enough and eager enough to carrv door to the E •.o..A., neighb,-rhood s e rvice new of t he six c ommunit i e s (Sur.1rr1o rhill) ce nte r . Model ne i ghborhood Inc . is a . MechanieSVille, Peopletown , PittsburGh, good exampl e of s elf-help . M. N. I. enGrant park , Adair Park,) . courages Black peoples t e do it for them- • Deadline for receivi ng news i s Wea. sel ves . of each wee k • M.N . I. appreciates your prayers your s upport , and wi sh you all a Merry Chlris--t- -:..~HBHHHHHH} mas , and a Happy New Ye ar. To Summerhill, Mechanic sville , Pe oples MODEL NEIGBB01tHOOD i•'EBKLY MA/-:PINE Town, Pittsburgh, Grant Park, Adair Park , 700 MCDANIEL STP..EET S •11' and the City at large . This is a ChristATLANTA, GB0:00-IA 30310 mas present. Circulation------------------500 MERRY CHRISTMAS Price pre copy-------------Free Editor & 'Publisher HAPPY EVERYBODY YEAR F,nwa rd }Joody J I �-~-- - , ,:--· MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD page 2 MODEL CITI~S OW.ST I ON Rt. AN~?'EPu.S .-· tIT1\E BIRD LIGHTS ON rr:AcHINE AND SAY Q. i:~he n , 1ill the r e be anothe r Ma ss Convention ? 1 A The third, Sunday in Janua ry. J an . 1 9, 1 969 . q. 1--hero will it b e he l d? A. Ma c h ine , Can you keep some thing c onf i dent i a l ? u Macrdne says , 11 r JTT l e Bird that depends . Tell me fi rst then I 1 11 say ye s or no . 1ru:e1 1 If Lit tle . Bird Sc'. ;f !I The r e a r e some membe rs of the Model Cities St eerin~ Commi t t e that dont i:1ant to L .: t other r c sidents serve . I hea r they a r e b e ing pa id, and -vmnt to get all they can for themselvc s 11 • Ta king off . 11 Pe oples be1ot e r get rid of them, a t the i~a s s c onvc ntion!J At the Ii. H. StcJ.nton Elc . School, 970 Martin St . s . E i n peoplostovm . 0 • -- ill the r e b e a ri El e ction of Ne,,· offic ers f or the r"a:ss c01rv n1rt-:i c 11 :1 r, 1-.\ds moc tir,:3: ? 1 l'. . • yes . ~ 1 .I 0. n 1 ats next in tho ~-rodol Cit i e s :Pl an? A. Tho 1969 one ;f8 Ar i m11l cmcnt ing . i ··1 TF,NAi'TTS EDITORIAL 1 'ANT:P.D FOTI. SHOlWING CF.NTEH c a ll ]l,T odcl Ne iE hborhood Inc . 700 Mcnanfol s t . s .,., . Tho Pa r ents of Pryor st . School have been for ye a rc att e ridin;~ Christma s pro~ra ms, e ithe r by the school or by tho -Parents (P . T .A.) The r e a r c questions being a ske d . ---as the r e a Ghristrnas this yea r . ? If it v1a s whe n did it pe rf orm? The Par0nts , all of them, enjoys the yulGtide ·p r og rmns . The Ha cbino pref e r s pa r e nt s b e ing inv0lved . Pa r e nts g ot b e hind t he P . T . A . -Pres i dr:mt of Pryor St . school and h8lp her help y0ur childrcns . APOLT.0 S FLIGHT succ~ss POVE11.TY P11.CG~7AM NOT STJCr:BSSFUL Y.-::T r -oNDF,n. HCT HA.NY I-fUNG RY FAM ILIES SEEN THE CAPULF. TAKF, C;FF AND LAND J.,A '['Ti;n_ , 523- 6301 Model Ne i g hborhood Inc . will undertake in the first t vro nonths in 1969 ,,n effort to e stablish a ~osur.i.e propa ring Course for ·inte rostin~ pe rs ons in the Model Gitie s Ar ca ThEJ course lfrill basically as sist tho applica nts in 11 How to f ill out employme nt ,,applicat ion forms, the n the job desc ript i ons nnd classifa ctions v ill b e fil e d for r e f e rra l s that appl ic a nts a r c qualifi e d to c1o There v1i1l be 300-500 j obs av a ilable in the }·Iodol Cities i rnplomcmtin~ pl an . The re v1ill ne c e s sar ily b e traininG f or the untrained, and j ob pl a ceme nt for the tra ined and ski lle d . furthe r inf ormat i on n0xt week ~ -TIIINK- THAT BIG OLD PILL? "'<-' '1r" J\ I \ , _ 1../ \ I\ I\J " I\ " /. I �(vi \)t.L NE\G'rl\lvRr\00D, \N.C, 700- McDAN\'tL Si., S. W. 't,.°!'.~ i'\1At c:,,oRG\I\ 30310. 'M:• Dan Swat City liall Atlanta ' Ga• 3U3U3 . , ··- .' , • ~ -~ I )-, i ,/ J' .. .,I . ! ... , "' '"( I ' �TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN OF BOARD EDWARD MOODY VICE-CHAIRMAN JOE STALLING NON - PROFIT DEVELOPERS SECRETARY CLARK MARTIN TELEPHONE : 523-6301 TREASURER C . G. EZZARD 700 MCDANIEL STREET, S. W. MEMBERS AVERY SHIELDS NATHANIEL PROTHO SAMUEL COCHRAN REV. AUSTIN FORD PRINCE MARTIN, SR . HAROLD OWENS CLAUDE BARNES REV. JOEL W. MARSHALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30310 TECHNICAL ADVISORS C . BRON CLEVELAND PAUL MULDAWER ELIZA PASCHAL MOJEL NE t G\--1 ~OP\~-tOC)[) MFG. COP\P. PL/~NT OPENI\JG M Q\J ./)E( .2 3/, 1968 ') -< ("--J.; . ' . • ! /\ 1~ /: --- ( . \ The d oard of Tru,, t e e s of uo c.;7 1 J. Ei ·: h::i orhoo c'l , Inc., t hE lo'·' i r c o.·e ;, are a, Fie .;-ir': t i n the . ,o de l Cities 8 rE:::i . .( �/tfvc!P I A/e ig/2/;c/l h0ud Werzilu /!16c hinrz ~~********************************************** Vol 1 Number 13 December 7, 1968 Free Edition ~************* fl"PHAT KILLS A COMJ\'iUNITY PLAN 11 GIRLS CLU B I N TALENT SHmJ In'doin g or planning , t he l a tt e r Me chanicsvi ll e membe rs of t h e fir s t, th e unre sourc od plans n e v e r Girls Club, wi 11 r e pres e nt this g e t d one. This is wh y c ommunity Comm.uni t y i n a t ale nt .shuw ·" 1 ·<->J1 f',r ,r ~ r e sid efits are c onti n ously ca u ght in ed by t he Gra d y Home s Gi r ls Club. a bi n d. The show will be h e l d a t the To p l e v e l organ i za ti ons 1'1Ti th Ant oin 8 C:ra v t! s Hnine , 12 6 Hi l li. Rrd money a ro a ble to s t oa l th e l i ttle S~rcet . Date to b e annou n ced. peoplG p l .'1.n s and do some t h i ng wi th the m, wh et h e r th ~ doing is g oo d or ba d, u sua lly ba d . A group of Sou t h -Side Civic n ASK YOURS ELF 11 wo rk e r s got to gethe r a n d s e nt a 11 Hh os e side are y ou on Bl ac ks , r e s o l ution to tho -Mayor a nd the Board of Alde rmen , ( ove r o p posit i on VJho s e side are you on ? 11 o f s e v e r a l drn1bt o rs) a ski n g tha t t wenty thr ee (23) squa r e mi l e s of You are d oing e v e r ythi ng y ou ca n to l a nd on the s out h side b e t he s i te ke e p Bl c1 cks d own a nd whi te s u p . i n a Citi e s Demonst r a t i on Pro g r a m. This wa s in 02 r ly 1966 . Th e g r oup " Whose s j_de 2re y ou on Bl a c k s? 11 me t in t h G Sum- Me e , EOA Se r v ice Cont e r . Simply b e ca us e the f i r s t mcnt .ing WA s he ld i n the Cent e r , E. O. A., i s tak ine; cr0di t f or 11 MAN BEATEN BY POLI CE 11 b rin ging th e Mode l Citi e s Pr ogr am to Atla nta . The E . O. A., di d no t Mr . Hilli e T-L ggle 41, of 38(J d o thi s a nd shou ld n ot st e a l the Ormon d Str e e t , SE . , was beat en se cre d i t fo r it . v c r e l y b y an At l anta p o l i c eman Sa t Community cre ate d p l ans, f or the u rday ni g ht in fr ont of hi s h ome . l a ck of f unds will lo se to hi ghe r - On e of his e yes wa s b eo.te n out a n d u p s e v e r y t ime . The y will 10s 2 the h e wa s t a k e n to Gra d y Hos pi t a l ·fo r p l a n - p l us tho jobs , b uc a us e of t r eatment . His c ondi t ion wa s so b i g ;'D o g Eating n li t t l o do g t a ct i cs ba d , h e w2 s una b l e to a p pear in t hD.t pr ofe s s iona l s a r e a b l e to c ourt on Monday . i'1Ir . Ti ggl e wa s d e vou r the m with . i ntoxicate d . Loca l c1ge nc i es wi l l n ot t r y to Hi s wi fe , Dora Ti ggl e , mothe r wo r k wi th e xisti ng commu nity of t we lve ( 1.2 ) wa s ord e r e d to appea organiza ti on s. Inst ead , th ey try i n c ourt on t h r ee c ha r ge s ; cursi ng , to e r ase the m. And t he y a r e o. b l e i nte r f e rin g with an off ic e r 1:md to d o t his b c c o.u se of fund s that ·resisting . The c ur s i ng , r e s isting the peo p l e r o prescnt nti v c s rt lloca t e .r.h.ct r ges we re dismi ss e d . She was Tho soluti on fo r t his , is fo r · fine d $2 7. 50 for t h e int erfe ri ng . c ommunit y orgnni zatj_ons t o c ea se A wit ne ss t estified t hat Mr s . Ti gg] b e ing us e d by the ·1 I n -Crowd 11 t hn t was a Ch ristia n woma n and s he hnd a r e maki ng empl oyme nt of t he · ide as n e v Gr h ea rd J\'irs. Ti ggl e use profane and p l ans tha t "?e l ong t o t he . l anguage in o.ny sense . The hearing communi ty . It is best t o remain for Mr . Ti gg l e is set for a l .: J.ter in tho slums or ghet t o ? than t o l e t d nte . Pho.t will Mr. Ti ggle ' s f i ne ( Cont ' d pn ge 2 J b e??? ? ????????? �PLAN (from page 1) LIT'i' LB BIRD LIGHTS ON HEEK LY i .. ,CIU NE AND S11YS: oth e rs plan your community f or you. Getting a ll the good thin gs, jobs, 0 ~./ money and wh2t e l se? The cre dit if - -- ~ - ~1,···· .,-, it succ eed s. The communit y 1;;,i ll . ,,_,__ ,.,.../~ sure ly be blamed if it fails. ""---.....,__~c· ---~-~~ Community re s i dents are re\ minded to r ehabilitate your n eigh-~ ..;;l__, borhood with your neighbor 2nd keep 11 1\BOUT MODEL CITIES LITTLE BIRD?:, your plans to yourse lf. · So f a r Mode l Ne i ghborhood; Inc., has The Ma chine s .:1ys; 11 J\fodel Neighmnnnged to do this, but some·of borhood Inc. , is includ ed in the th eir pl ~ns a r e being stol en . Model Cities plans. The Corporation will be doing Ec onomi c Deve l oping from a community level and th ere will be something beneficial ! 6r ACTI ON all the residents in the a reaV. / / .,,.,~: ; , ; ; - - - I ' ,.. • - / ·/ ~• ,,,_;.,,. ~ -·- \ Sitting still nnd wi shing NOW TELL fJiE ABOUT 'l' HE EX'l'EN:SION :MGRS 11 0 H? 11 Bi rd looks at Mn chine; 1rThe y 2 r e suppo st t o work the The Good Lord sends the fishing But you must dig the bait. outside boundc:t ri es , such a s Gra.nt · Park to bring into t h.::tt communi ty, the s e rvices tho,t are o.vai l ab le in th e Nei ghborhood Cent e r s . I f t he y are do i ng it, I d on ts l:now . But I MODEL CITIES Q' s AND A's Hope they wi ll': 11 Mc:1.de no p ers on grea t Q. ·w hat l and is to be clea red and ·when ? A. I n four communiti e s l and is a l re~ dy approved for clea ring in _ 1969. AS BIRD FLIES OFF , M~CHI NE ASKS HIM , TELL iviE 1\BOUT MODEL CITIES STEERI NG CQil1irUTTEE NEXT WEEK " BIRD LOO KS DOUN ••.•••••• "0 . K. ' 1 XXXXXXXXXXXXL ~L"'C P:Lttsburgh - Stephens St . on th e north , co l eman St. on the wes t MODEL CITI ES RESIDENTS TO VISIT Rockwe ll St . on t h e s out h and McSi1Vi~NN1i. H Dainel on t h e oast . · . Thirty two (3 2 ) resid e nts and Me cha nicsvi lle - Fu lton on t u e ff b f r1 ;; de l ci· ties area th · 1-J' d t '-,. _ ,.._ c bl sta mem e rs o HO. nort h ' c· i n ~ortonl:, · L~ ~,1de s u, runt11h ey and I-'I odel C:ities Offi ce, wi ll go sou t , oopGr o .tici.1et r son on e <' . o·i· a t hj s 1oy b us t O onvan. L1ci h , Ge or c,· e ci s • week- end to obs e rve t hat Ci t y 's C. D. A., pl anning pro gr a m. Summe r hill - Betwe en Glonn a nd Crumbl ey on t h e no r t h , I·fa rtin on t ho wo st and Geo r gi a Avenu e , South Ave nue on t ho east . r i - Pe opl est own - No rt h of Va nira on t he n orth , Conna lly on t he ·west, Tu s kc egee on t he sout h and uast of Pri mr ose on the ea st. ~*** �/ ,ql l~I .I ~ / I /) V - -· r. 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J y Chai:rr.1en of the six c owmuni ti~ C•J. . . -J.dJ,,...,,,. 1 " r ..1 ·; . l. n· t_, hr-i..., ?~. !... ,...... , - -t.:11i'·',;;r·,l. c.~... 1 .• . ...,... J. .. ·es t hc."'!.t nre ·withi n th e Mod e l C:i t:;_ c c c:.u mo°': t,,_) c on::_ec: ) whe r -:: i'-'11"', A:·c o.. met with Mr o Pnul ~rnJ.do.we r, C1.l:l'.'ri ngt on i s r E-r.iO :i:'ks -!Aj'C.:'G ~ :!"t s 1-1 p- - J\. rc h i t ect, of the MuldD.Wt'; '!"' o.nd · p ort of the i\LdP .l Ci. t i..0 2 p-.:irposr~s .? PcJtt.0.:rson fi ,·m , Tue sdny nj_ght a t it 1,1,cJ.s ob-.ri01I~J y true ho w2jt. c d the the Mutle l Cities offic e; tc gi ve tr)t c:t l n c i ghb o~:-11~·..:d. i _:rr)o:l '!od J iP.. id c2a t h at t he housing commit tees a l]. 2ro2~ of plannt~ ~r He said fo.v orccl in type s o.nd d esign.s of in hi s ~o~arks that n f 8W p eople h ouGing to ~e builded, that the arc r:nkin g dr-::: <:5. :-; ·i o·,1s fl)c ~h (:· r e::;:i.dent s h.::i.d c ons iderede 'I' crwn c·,1t.1 cc c :::-mrn11n.:. ·,y, ho n l f·o t ::, :i.::i h m~scs , get rd en · type c1p2rtments tc. e: ,:·.)r;'lJ.:'li'l t C(? -._,:') O"G t, 0 (.;l(, ,L '."C u !':d h i gh-rises , were o. f e w S UClC ltor:. ~t·J. ·tn J_ -~ i·[·;;j(.j 1. Ci.:·,::.. ~~S sut-ini tt e d. o plc.m~~ t ~1;:.·;·. ~ the-, ·;· ,-, ."C. ::-~t,t bc~.·... g to lti a bou :. ~ · ( co:c:.t I c1 :=·,l. .f'.S ~) 1 L.,..., -.J . • L,· ,' .J .., �MODEL NEIGHBOREOOD UEEKLY MACHINE ( pn ge 2) ~*~**~************************************** RESIDENTS (c ont~ d) SITTLE BI F.D LIGHTS ON HEEKLY lfu~CI-i:i NE AND SAYS: Such as n ei ghborhood Dcvalo pin~ Groups thnt cnn devol0 ~e i n their own comrnuni t y. Get gr.:::::i.ts t ~) _..,..--..,. repair their home s, got low·in~cr0ot ,.L. .... . lo[\ns c.t long t erm pc.yr:10nts,, Tho.t tho hoc:t n . ng ·w.'."2s for· r cic eivod very l itt l e oppositio~, er fo.vortism. Four scpur.::.to plo.ts of l nnd wo. s the ordor of business . aMo.y I &sk you a question?H l and to -be cleared for deve lo ping · 17 Yes. 11 11 \"Jho..t in 1969. Tho committ e e hc2rd gives · between Mode l Ne ighho::::,from Mr . Howe.rd Opp onshnw, At l o.~-;:,a hood: Inc., and Ivlode l _Citi es? 11 Housing Authorit y Developing Dire c- "]VI.:1chi ne 1i II I d on 't kn·ci"w. Why n .:::-c tor. He presented the proposed nsk Mode l Cities?H l nnd cloo.ro.nc e th8t is to bo zono.~ (Bird Takos off ) for Urbnn Ronowo..l, Tho 15 o r· rno:cc 11 I will do just tho. t nnd l et you thc.t sopke, did ~ a t dire ct th oir know next week . l1 rem~rks to tho s~b jo ct 1 hardly .::i.t n ll. The comai t tc o d id appro ve FLIES AWAY the proposed 1969 cl c2 rn ~c ca Y J 'J i\J EXT WEEK -- 1 -~- 143.215.248.55 ~ ~ ~ ~ 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ ~rT~·~T ~ ~-~~T 143.215.248.55 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)TT~~T~ SENIOR CITIZENS FIRST ANNUAL THANKSGIVI NG DINNER 2GU7J SIPE DAY-C~RE BANQUET South-Side Dny -C~ro Bo.nquet wns o.tt c nded Tue sdRy Ni ght Novemb0 Mc chnnicsville Senior Cit ize~s 26th . T~e p2 r king l ot indi c2t e d e njoyed a thanksgiving t ro~t~ t~c. t people or bo~rd membars co.me Senior cit izen s from a ll over f:;:·om ' 1,,,1ithout the communi ty to fe} l r M8cha nicsville di ned Gt the · Mcchs :_1 i p with t he C1Jntc.:rs Staff, merr:bc.nnic nville Conmunit y Cunt e r , 389 of t ho boa rd and po.rents. It i s B2ss Stroot , Ucdnc sd-:i. y Novm:1bc r bo l.i r;vod tho.t it w.::i.s n ve r y hci ppy 27 o It w2s c1 g::lln c...-~.fo.i r ------e-oc. c2.s~on. Con gr o.t u l nti ons to r,rs ., Susie CQrte r, chni r mo.n, So~ior C~tiz~ns Mc cho.nic s ville nn1 thos6 th2t HOF TO GBT RESID ENT PARTI CIPATION wor ke d so ho. r d vvi.th he re ! t: llThis is for the r e si dents J !!!J ~o:~ ~h~~ ~ 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ ~~ ~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~~ 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)T~~ ~ ~~ ~~ ~~ T ~T~T T Stop try~ ng t o be o.bove your n ai ghbor ~ Yes your next doo r neigt bo:-c is hur.10.n, intelligent o..rvl appr eci ate s go od t hings , th 0 3C CTe A bunch of we ll r i pe gr .::i. pc s as you . Don t t try to pc.rt i cl~~ t~ hung hi gh in the br2nchas of a a ll by yourse l f , bc c.:::mse ::-:0u ': c,;1 • t fri end l y t r oco The grO.f CS were nss ocio.te wit h you r n e j_ghbo r u: no 80en by n hungry fox -~ho tri e d to reason for you to d9cide whc..,:::, t l-;.8y leo.p up .::i.nd pick thorn . But the W .'.:'. nt o Bc·noi ghborly enc u.;h t o ge t grapes wore s.::i.fcly beyond his w:i .. th them, if you wo.nt 1:o si. drmt;, r ea ch. Finnlly the fox gave upo He t r i ed to case h i .s di s appoi~ ~ment p2rtic i p2tion . There is 2 la t y,yxr neighbor c.::.n offer , th::.t you by saying; 11 The grD.pc~ were p:,.·oCc.' nnot,, bo.bly sour o.nyway., n c.0 .: :v ,ps f 2.!j ~0 ( HEAD-··LIGHTS ) t t il TH INK ! ! l ! ~ t ! ! ! THINK ! ! ! ! ~ ! ! t ! ~"**********************************~*********** �.. . , I ' . --= ' f UNITED STATES Mr . Dan Swea t Ci t y Ha l l -·' At l a nta, Ga . 30303 �CITY OF .ATLANTA. Novembe r ,..... 4, 1968 .. 0 1 FIC E O F M O D EL CITIES PROGRAM 673 Capitol AV11nue, S.W. Atlan ta. 61. 30315 404 514-8876 I van Allen Jr., Mayor J. C. Jehn.,n. Director Mr. Edward M o dy Exec ti o·rector Model Neighbor hood , Inc. 241 Doane Street, S . W. Atl a nta, Geor g ia De ar Mr . Mo o d y : I n re sponse to your letter of October 30, 1 9 68 with r egards to the appointment of Mr. Bron Cleveland as techn ical assistant to Model Neighborhood, Inc., t his lette r i s to he r e b y give c oncurrence and approval on th is decis ion . With regards to the mat te r o f b r ing Mr. Tom Burrows down from Philadelphia to talk with your g r o up about certa in matters that may be of common interest to y o u, I also think this is a very splendid idea and suggest that y o u proceed with getting him here. As of my being able to meet with Mr. Burrows n November 12 or 13, I am not sure at this time that I c an agree to those dates inasmuc as our regular Execut i ve Board will be meeting on the 12th. ow ver, I suggest that you contact me at a l ater date regarding n p p o intme nt. Sincer el y, JCJ :v l c cc: Dan Swea t V Ger a ld Horton �4 ~' Ii I / vv O L / // .V I .. . '7 I ' ,,· /, /) (/ . C /\_ ·/t. /..- //' / /) / /( I I /GI ,,-r, I I I,· ~I , ,I , ·-· '- I L '- ' - 0 - - I / L L1' / / /l t r ; ( / !/ /,r) 1 ; 1 / j '//le C /2 Cl I Vol., ] h ,.... Nove111.,~:::/ .' ~e's Free Edlit i on .L 70 ' •. / \ 1 \ / \ I ,. " " " " MODEL rE=: T~ORHOOD , I I,TC v SHARS 02FICE ·:.-ITH E,.D..A •. The Regional Econom:;.c Devel opment 8.::-i'.J. Bu siness Service Ce nte r of At lanta Univ ersity has assi6 r:ed Donald J effe ,$on, Ne i ghborhood, Co --Ordincator t o Mo::!.el Nei ghborhood, I~c ~ The Econo11.ic Develoi)ment, Center will assist Node l Nei'.:; hborhood, Inc n i mplement cur:::e:'.tt pro;;rams for Medel Ne i g horhood DE-7elop:;1ed , ~ he l egislation ·w hich falls w _i_t hjn t :,c sc ope of the yi,clel Cities prL)gr3ms 1Fill 1· :: ,, O- or,~!~.'1E':J~d.- · with the Neighbo1·r:·.Jod ai,J. C,,c:::i·,nmi'c:y r.:- .Jj e cts to aid in getting ,>, ' '. · 2~· par t i. .:: ipation f rom the tot&l c oli.:-m11i_·~y~ In orde~ ".,o z")t, m:i.xl:':1,J1 ·uenefit a!l'.l more orde r l :-,r "..:.ran2 i_-._, i o::i u.:;-,,~e r t'1'3 c-' 2 c :·:r e nt p r og rams for conr:r,trc.'~ - :; ~),,)>2: n r ·s ~ i_i:, is essent ial that each s e:,ct 0.c· c· ~ tho Neighborhood n ork closely wi1.,h e a c h ,~r -ganizational g roup in orde r to ge t .::,_-J equi abl e and orde rly tra nsition '®h8 ~ these chanage s ara unde rta~en in t ho n ,;a r fut ur e o Te c hnical and or ganizational assist anc e will b e provide 1:i. by the e; :-::·,·· ..c. :· ·.. ~1 me rchants, g roup s and indivi.'1L .,--;_J --:}10 are b e ing and 1:•ill be r olu1,;at 2-.: :.:. w ..:.::: r the Mode l Citie s :i:~ogram., f3urvo,rs a nd studies ,Nill oe unde r-.:, Fi ken to 0,::.1-. ·; . ; ~,o needs and t ype of ::cs ::· i 3L J.r.c o 1, 2,., . ':l ';,11 special cases ,, r~o s 2.arch on r ~·11.:.'..c::L~. · , :,:; and or dinance s c onc .3-rn i n<; Ec oY10111le D0 \re lopme nt v1it hi n the c ommunity V!.D.l als v be unde rt2kon ,,, The f o:cog::-~,:~ , as v;all as rrE",ilY other areas cf a ss istanc e wi~l be offer~ ed and made availnbl e to Mode l Ne i g hborhood, Inc,,. by the unive r s ity«The ef f orts in this dire ction are inte nde d to r ef~ '3Ct the ideas and v-1ishe s of t he r e side nts of t he co:11,rnunity in the ov e r all development of t ho Nei g hborhood~ cm1M1JNI TY }:EET I NG STJ1illAY NOV . 10th Ce rtainly ttc r aci:are some citize ns , r e sili.:.:1g in the Me-::hanicsville Corrnnuni ty tila ·;:. do not lmow, or even wants to know, wh.::tr:i·-wlill MODEL CITIES benefit them. ~h8re a r e some that a r e not intereste d ~n v hat eff ect MODEL CITIES ·will do to tl,e m. Sn for e ithe r interest Model' Neighbor0ood, Inc. is s ponsoring a meet ing S1,·.nd3.y Nov . 10th Li:00 p . m. at Peter 0 ames Br yant school . It will be ve ry wise il ev e ry r e side nts living in Mechani~sville atte nded this meeting. 1 MODEL NEIGHSORHOOD MFG . TO OPEN NOVEMBER 12 The r e will b e jobs for approxima tly 13 v1ome n a rour1d Nov . 1 2th, the date the.rt. IL~; oHo is schedul ed to open .. ~:.'..' ye,u a:i.-e YJal king or driving ea st on Ge org i a Avenue . S.E ., l e t your eye s J )Ok ove r the building at 55 Ge orgia Ave ., hC.<..G c~, ,r to Sum- Me e Cente r , E . O. A. This bu.i lcting will house the fir s t of its k mu in Atlanta , long wa nte d by the c 0nrnun:i ty. Anonymous friends that wish t:::> b e kor t in the backgr ound a r e to be t ;-1::.11\,.'3d for helping to make this possible , M. N .r~. ·Nould like to tha nk the Atlanta J ayc ea s along with the a n onymous fr i011ds ~ BOIS ./\ND GIRLS PROJECT A SUCCESS The Me cha niesvill e Boys and the Girls Clubs got tog e the r a nd sponsore d a C3 r :r.ash all day Saturda y, and r a ise d (c ontt page 2) �(PAGE 2) LITTLE BIRD LIT~D ON MECHANICSVTILE MACI:INE AND SAil) _ _.:;:,,- .,,.,-:-..,...,-. '£~-=--·- ~,, Dont Le t Mr-·o Ni.."'{on get you a ll rouaed up, the Democr a ts a r e the ma jority in the even with the Di.."'{ iocrats' 11 (housG: ) Flie s off MECF.ANICSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTEJ !.'lEHBERS i'.~T II See you n ext v eek 11 ( Boys and Gir l s ) f ro111 page one some money~ Satur day night t hey h::.d a hiplino pa rt y . i'.11 tot a l t h(; y r e. i s e d ~~25,.00 for t he ir sepe r £tt e clu'::.>s , y;l,cn d i v ided o The c2.r--rrash is a Y'..::c k-c nd bllfdness c a rs ,··ashe d (n 25 ···2. sh &. ~-·a-x: ~~ 3 000 Saturda y night Nov emb e r 2 r esidents of Bass str eet, Ira street , Smith Street. a nd Gar iba ldi street, met a t the Sa int J ame s Spiritua l Church where Bishop Arnold is the Dire ctor. Mr T. M. Parham, Mrs. S F .. crank, a nd x,sr. Bill Allison all of E. Oo A wa s the re to expl a in the ~7 , 000 •.00 grant tha t was g ive n to the community. i"[odel Ne i ghbor hood Inc. was a sked to he l p the community get some money for operstion purpos es for the cente r. The node l Ne i ghborhood Boc:,r d una nimous agrees. to assist , a nd being rt delicat e agency ~as funde d the proposa l The proposal provide s for a full t i me Su~e rvisor at a weekly s al a r y . The Supe rvisor will b e hir e d soon . This pe rson will live in t he Mechanicsville Com- munitye -:HH:-JHHHHH:- O Ha:· TO GET RESILEllT P~'i.;"l.TICIPA.TION EDIT OTIIAL This c e rta inl y c.:-m not b e 2.chiev e d by From its v e ry first b eg inning , The Maics itting down a t R desk dr2.fting a pl an hine h2s continuEi:.d to emphasis , t ,he imfor the peopl e s tha t a r e expe cts2d to b e port a.nts of bott om to top c ommunic2.t ion, pa rticipa te:es , a int no vJay for ar..y p ro . or hc1 s to b e a nd is a must , whe n it comes to a dministrator to prope rly a nd sounclJy p1 a mling fo r peopl e s . Rapid Transit is a orga nize a group with out f i nding out if need . Model Cities i s a must . Self-Help the p e opl e s will or will not pE: rt:: c i p::t8 c i s ~ e order of to- da y, a nd to get a ny or Get a pla in sheet of pape r Emd pencU J ~1 1 of this there hav e got t o b e a contact and get your s e lf out into t he c ornmunn y i:tom the community l ev e l. and a llow the r es ide nt to he lr d.,.·:1w up It is good to hear p eoples finally athe drafts a nd t ry not to put a n y thing g r ee to this . ~-re hope tha t in the furur e ove r on the m. tha t when a plan that will eff e c t the tot a l Metropolis i s in the prelimina ry ( TRANSEITTION ) s t age it should include p e ople s from Ril ,1alks of life tha t will inevitable will ~: :::::H::::::::::: H: ':::::::::i: ~:::::::::N::::: :: pa y for all the cost. usually it is -1:-he homeovmers , or property ownerg) ,~~-,~\-inf GO TO THE MODEL GITIF.S ~·TI~-Tii\:G AND the t axes .. ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANS1 ·'E:cS" \I\IH " \l \ l \ l.j.t\l \ l ,. " " " , . " " ",\;h �- r;-- - - · - ' MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD, INC. . 700 McDANIEL ST., S. W. . ;A.TLANTA,· Glo'RGIA 30310 · . .' .. -· --:- ·. ··.. . ~'$'""-... ~ -. -::-.,...:., ,._:..,,_ - . -. . ... .. Mr. Dan Sweat Atlanta Ci ty Hall At l a nt a , Georgia 30303 . .. . -. -,. , ' . -< ·. ::.~ .: .. . : ··. . ': ~ · ' .: ......~. ._ .-". ~- . __ �SELECT GROUP VISITS CHICAGO A selected group of residents, including Edward . Moody, Model Neighborhood Inc. Executive Dire ctor will visit Chicago, Illinois, by plane.• Leaving VJ'edne sday Nov. 13th and stay for three days. The visitors will get a chance to s ee Neighborhood ~ projects similar to ones that are being planned fot Atlanta's Model Cities Program. RESIDENTS OF MECHANIC SVILLE MET ON MODEL CITIES Over fifty int e rest ed and conc erned ci t i zens met at Pet er James Bryant School, Sunda y, November 10th , to f ind out wha t effects -Mode l Citi es will have on t hem , a nd the benef i ts tha t will be ava i lab l e fo r t he residents of Model Citi e s. Model Neighborhood was sponsorer of the informa l forum, was c ommended f or ha ving a me eting of that nature . It was unusua l f or a cha nge t o he ~ questions asked and a nswe rs. given that satisfi ed mor e than confused. NOTICE The Mechanicsville Machine will change it's name this Sa turday and in the future will be Model Neighborhoon We ekly Machine. We are proud that the popularity is covering a large area a s well as the former. The Machine is a weekly report and information s e rvice supplied free to the Community. If you have articles and news, or announcements of; clubs, schools, churches, civic or youth, bring it to Mode l Neighborhood Inc., offi ce 700 McDani el Street, befo re Thursda y of ea ch week e II HOW TO GE'~ RESID.ti:NT PARTICIPA'r ION" Al ways a llow t he peopl e a --, chance to ask quest ions$ Und er s t anding i s the be st po l icy in t h world. A person tha t unde rstands will sure l y participate. When they unders t and the suggestion, that is the answer. Exhaust Pipe 11 �MECHANICSVILLE ~\"F.EKLY LIT7LE BI RD :LITED ON KECHltNICSVILLE i,'.LI-\.C HI NE AND SAI D / __.,,,..- :/ .,,..-- --~ .,,..- " ... /_ _ -. ---.........______ .. ---.... . ' '1 .-' ~ ,___ /7,r).. ,::---- . - _./,I \ ' ·-\- I se e Sum-:[l.io c has hired two, to itVs Ce n ter's Sta ff. Both a r e Ext ension Ma. na ge r ' s. Sa y. I a l ways wonde red v._rha t a r e thei r jobs? 11 Fl.,I ED A' TAY 1'-1ACH I NE (Page 2 ) ,:, ::;, :::, ::,~' :::, :::, ::, :::, ~' r-~CI-IAN:!::CSVILLE COMIJfilNITY CiNTER HEEDS DIRECTOR The Mechanicsville Community ha s an opening for a Director of i t Ys Ce nt e r. Applications for thi s position will be made at the Center, 389 Bass Street on Tuesday Novembe r 24, 19u8, from 9: AJ.Vi until 12: 00 PM. All interested, qual-;_fi r pe rsons are asked to come by t h a Ce nte r during these hours a nd make applica tion. ***** ***** ***** ***** MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD CUESTIONS AND ANSt 1ERS Q. What i s Model Cities? A. Mode l Cities is a Govermenta l pr ogr am , t hat c ombines a ll Fede ral Agencie s and Loca l agencies together t o r ehabi l it a te, s lum a rea s a t a vast s ca le, in s e lec te d Citi e s throughout the U. S . A. Q. VI'n at Fede r a l Agencies are c ombi ned ? A. Urba n Renewa l, Hea lth, Educ ation We l fare , Dept . of La bor , Dept o of Commerc:e~ Offi ce of Ec on omic Opprotunity , Small Busi ness Admi nstrati6n . Federa l Housing Autho r ity and all the ir sub agencies . Q. What pa rt Does Atlanta Consist of? A. The City had to b e t he appl i cant. After appl ying, the city put s up 10% of the planning funds for the f Lrst year. Federa l 90% . The City 20% the next and 801/o Federal. Q. How long is the program? A. It is to be pl anned for a fi v e (5) year period. ivwill y ou t e ll me next weok? ·1 . . ... ,..........,.. . .,... .., ... ...1....... ...... ..,._ EDITORI AL Mode l Nei ghborho od I n c., is in t he s i xt h month of planning the de ve l opment of a Shoppi n g Centerc It is pathetic to kn ow that there are cit i z ens pu l ling for f ai lur e of this p:roj o~t a s hc::,1-J as ther e a r e those pulling for its suc cess, Th e pu zzle is why shou l d 2nycne wal .. t to see i t not su cco ~d . Tt is is t he huma n na ture of ma n • .Lt h~ s to be . A s1.1:cessfull pro j ·:.<,-~. like this can be the ei ght wond-.,:; _,_. of ma nkind~ Let t ~ ~ ~ e th~t p~ll against ;. F'-~-- l fo r~ and _j :~·c, r · ;:; -;:tc assista nc.; c ~ Suprisingl v C '.1 '.1::::h inst ead of six months i ~ wi l ~. be unde r c onstruction in six wc Gks . ._,. . ,.. . .,......,....... ***** ***** ***** ,.l ' t ' 'l"I' ,,._ (Cont i nued Next Week) ~* �1,,. , ·.... -, ; J r ,. ~ \::· l. ,; {. ' Mr. Dan Sweat ~ (J y ' City Hall ·' .' •' ,· ..... . At~~-n ta, Ga: : 303'03 ,, .,;. •1 ~ f. :•. r,r- .f-' L 7 I C.- +:J.· ~I crc- JG~., :, : ~ _,l)J\~ q • :.v 7';- -• 1. ' t~ l TT l ~ C u,.., ' .. r I . 'J' ~:t! - l-.,,I I t ' "' ' ·" i, J •;._.I_; . , -· _..... ' -- ·---- ........_,, ......,.,.....: ·~ o _ } 'I .. '.J ( I . ,. .. .J �i ·1.>Y/; c:./ d . el ' ' /-2, ' \..,:_. 1 1 -t ,/t,/ I e I //./ //·tS~ I " .· \:. ,. ~ . /.i,·- ·.. l .· .. ' . .:. ··' · ' .• ..J ....... •, . :, . :... ;. ,;,. ...·.... ... . . .........;.· -·... ;. .. . .... " i · ·· .. , , · ·::,.;/ " "'1' ' 1° "'l" <) .,, ,. \ . ,j ( , ( I . .... .... .......... ,... .... . ..·... ·. , ·. ' "' I, J . ... . . ' ..... -.... ... ...; .-·.... ."I .. ..• . .... •.... ... ... .,_ ' ... ....... .. '" ("' , , , ' ; "' _.,., , , .., "'i'""I " • .. , .. •, . ,' • • . •1 •,.. • '1., 'I •- ~· .. , . ' . . ...... 'o' , ,, '1 ' •1 • , , -• . , .. _. -. , , , "': ' • , • , , • " 1"1 . , , . .,,.,, Vol. 1 ~ _(.\ ) _,~ . : r;~ T:~..:;J i~--~J. C.... GO TOM BURRESSll . ' PHILADELPHIA DEVELOPING CONSULTANT I NV:tTED BY hODEL NEIGHBORHOOD, INC "! 11 . .. Tom Bur r r~ .~~s formerly with th e Gr6atar Phi J.~l 0 l~hi a Enterprises. This .group iia s b er ·;1 a bl e to build shopping centbrs i n t hat city, housing and industrial development. Nm,1 O1,mar of a Consulting Firm of which he orga nized, was invited t.o Atla nta to offer guidi a nce and .. s1.1gge stions to Model Neighborhood, Inc. ·.... j' Ql. -~ -: -n ! . )'_ ,.· . ,.. ~. -, -·-; ' ,. .lJ Mr. Burr'"'.SS mr,t ,bri'efly wi' th ..:.. ;, c.-.•, 1.. U, J. . \.. . ;L,_ _ . .,_ ,. )'" J. .. V . .1.. 1 1.=' c 0 t > 2 ·:., 1"~.p · '..:o ro ; .. L :.; s :~oso · tho Mayor nnd was welcomed by the =- r io :J·i>:.:·.. c.r'.:.: ~.:c. L y.:.11 Scot~ , Honorable Ivan Allen to the e v e r ··oo d 3 :- · -...,• .,.,'"' · "··::· · - -.~1.., . . ,. _J-· ·1 , --~ r os s1· n g c 1· t y. r~r · -, •.J_Toh·1 Is -.L• . i . \ ' -:,.,;· ·r__1"...,, p_ogr '1 . Burress . ~-rs., ._..::-'vt i o . .i1S~ c y , ~ .1.1. .5 0 ~ :t.'Q oxpc r i a nc c s was a gr1.;a t success to ·~c:.:1Jc1"'.s : of . .,.: do l C:: : .:,i.}S• • .1.0 . l'-lodo l ·Naighborhood, Inc. He gave Lo c~:c'Gt;,, - -~" G, P: l".: s, ~ .i."'S o :'.:.c :::, t he org,:mizD.tion th e kind of ~-1· ;: . · ~:::~:cs'.:. r::.1. r , j :·,;,lo yoos . - ,.1.. inspiro.tion thnt thoy will surely -:· ,· ',..,-,,. ) i· · c·1°y ,L' " · ,rr ... . , . o:, ...1·-'"'(~ • - • l ~ c .L J" - ' ._; __ .,_o COnSl d o r pr.l coloss · • ~ ·. , · :;,: 11o s i 1-, : i:.C C:. { 'G fi r s t , ~)u t Model N oighborhood, Inc., call ,_c c:;..<'.c c~ ·;.:, .; t t ··_·.:J tr:i.~J , !·Jt·.lcl in ·oa Pross Confcrcmc o ctnd · Mr. Burress b:-.bJ.y .::, 0 .:."!C s::> . .c v:~. ll-:..c -~o ~.o(·.0 1 gavo a news rc1aaso of the Philade l , ~:ol ~:~1·:orho ocl l ;,c., :.. :·· u '-:.i : e Co. n c1i-phia De v e loping Program. Ed;wC1.rd 'c y . -;:-::, ·i. s :.'it :-: t, >c 1,:·.t.t s.;r :::::t,cr:.t firo ody, Modal Neighborhood's Exec. .:-:: 'c t. >.;.s r i~'..:. i c l u is· :J e; :;. ~-;. ~; ·,)t:_-J lisi1:Jd . Dire ctor :1 lso gavo a Mod e l · 8dne sday _ni ght, we we!';.t to a Ne i ghborh ood, Inc., n ows rolea,;30. neighborhood ca lled HQld ' T0 v;n ';. On o n ows i tom wns tho open ing of a ·: This s e ction of . Chicago is a roGec rmcnt Mec nufacturing Co., commu_ri.it : he.bilit a t od st retc h , ~imiEtr· to owned an,d emp l oye d. This is on·e of Atlanta's plan to redovc l opc the Modal Beighborhood' s Inc ., industric viaduct b eneath downtown Atlant a . dov o lo pmonts in Mode l Citi e s Aron. It cont a ins somo v ory crontivc · designs. Somo of the old id e a s wero r estorod ~:i:n·ct· Old Town is quite an att r active site. It is CENTER 3UPJ RVISOR WANTED now a tourist and rosidenta l neighb orhood ; all located 1rithin a few Mocho.nicsvillo Community Cant or bloc k s . 389 Ba ss St ; , is advurtising . for Thursday-morning we visit e d a Supe rvi sor~ to cond~ct the va r i ou r 11 Lm·wr North " , our firs t stop was acti viti es n nd programs of tho Cc nt r the Olivott Community Cantor. Mrsointorvi ows will bo ho l d on Tucsdn y · Lilli a n Kimiro, the director wo. s Nove mber 2 4.th , from 9 : AM to 12:PM ~ v e ry hospitable n nd a wond e rful (cont 1 d po. go 2) I y! I 'r f y ' I YT JO BS ' ' ' I I I ' f ' t ' ey l.J _ _ .._,,._ , ....,. "."1 .. ,A . V V ~ • • 0 ~ O O O O • • A O O • • 9 0 0 0 O O �-- - T-iCDRL NEIGH:c30P.HOOD 1JEF.KLY l IA CHINE ( pci.go 2) ~~***********'·*************************** 11 CI-I I c ;i.GO Ii IiOD~L NEIG HBOPJ-IOOD' S Q's itND A r s hostosso Tho Cente r rec e ive s va rious moans of suppo~t in being · Q; Is Mode l Cities n cloo..rnnco funded. 0no is thu United Appea l. tho oth e r, lon g est.:: b li s hed ur.;c.. - · n izations. · It w.::s ti1rou13h this A,. No~ It is c1 rchn bilitation c antor tha t, T . U. F ., (T ho program. Re build and r oho.biUnited Fri'oridE:) w~"'. s - gr2nt ed lito..tc minium aoounts of p 67, 000 ( no string s) for noighbo r- . ~treat~ 'and block s a t a ti me . hood d e v e lopments~ I will toll a bout it l 2t c r ,, Olivott Community Contor displa yed to me 1 what c a n bo LI' !'7:' ~ ~ BIRD progr.::1.mod ,,-;::.th tho proper fund s. LIGHTS ON 1 .- ~~ ii,~' :,~c MACHINE li ND SAYS : How c1 community c ente r cc.n bo offottivo W::!..th enough funds. A nei g hborhood c ont ur in Atl.::nta t h2 t i s c'.l community s upport e d nnd community s :~r = 1ed , co..n do t he s ame id e ntic a l thi ngo Le. t o r Thu rsdny uorning wo wont t o t he T. U . ? . , c a nt o r~ Mr. :Michae l Hollis is t.hc TUF c o - ord i n.:: to:c ., lt wo.s v e ry int e r1'Sinc o you c o. nnot to ll mo esting to l o::i ::.~".l of thei r invo lve oant . They hc.. ve opt i one d some what the Extensi on's Ma n 2ga rs jobs prope rt y and plan to build clov e n a r c suppos e to be, I wi ll l e t units of hous ing i n thu COii':iE1Uni ty. you in on somc thing.• 1 Tho r a is n Credi t Uni on 2nd th e Th o St ee ring Comr.1ittcc of Housi ng Dcvu l opmcnt COiill"Ji t t cc , t o the Model Ci ti c s Mas s Conv-.; ntion n o.r;10 et f ov:o One t h i ng I r 01:101-r.ba r is b e ing prc s (.) nt c d in th e Mode l of i mpo rt .::1.ncc w2 s 1.·.1hc. t Mr. Ho llis Citi e s pl.::m c. s the Orgo.nizo.tion2.. l s .:,, i d; ,; In this city wo uso the Cor;mn.mi t y · Dc valopr:10nt CorporQtion Poli tici .'.:'..ns fo r a ll th ey .:t r c No rth. of t he J.l:iodc l Ci ti c s Arc o. . ·1 Who.t l!c app l y prassur q nnd i n t i rac we do you t hink of tha t ? Be tt e r find got r esults ". Thi s is n go oJ out if it rs trug • . r ocooncndat i on fo r o. 11 Atl2rtta votcrso FLIES AHAY Thursd2.. y o.ft ~rnoon w0 visited SEE YOU NEXT VEEK TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT~TTTTTTT ii Lowc r North Co~.L[;llnity C-:mt o r o·' Ve t ou r cd tho c enter, wh c r cj_n we s c:w; do.y c .::•.r c cln s t,o s, o. poo l room ! !! n ! ! ! l ! ! ! JOI2'3 l ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! n ! ! ! !! o.nd o. TV- Ro. dio r opo. ir. A dny care class on the-second f l oo~? Jobs------ ov o ry Tua sda y from I n Gcorgio. t h is is prohibited . 9: AM unti l 12 :PM- ---Mcchani csvi llc Th o c ·mt c r is pa rt of a highCommunity C0ntc r, 389 Bnss Stro ot ri so pub lic housing pro j ac to South Ho st. Twenty one stories with forty e i ght unit s pe r f l oo r. In the 1.::-.tc c,fto rn o on we wont to the Moda l Citi e s offic a , Vo lis tanod to soLlc rcno.rks thnt we h n vc hcarad ~apa at od ag3 in · ~nd s n id before nnd now a g~ in~ 11 16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)16:07, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ ( c ont 1 d pDgc 3) -- - �LO:J E~""' rrnIGH J~r "'.".' EOOD 1 J~ETf!_.y MA CHI NE ,.f<"'.! 1 ",o•:.,+ a_J,~ _. •;<·,~. ".I., -J u-1. •"11" ~:: •: • :.- ·-: ~ .: ' , , :-; : --_;:; . ,-,I( . .. • 'f• .:;:- •'l• :..:: :,• -::" -.:": ~: ( page 3) I : • 1-; .•;( :-;-., ;;'.~ ,., • .,.; ,: :;: :-: .: ; -: ;-;~ :-:-;:;::: ::::~ :-;,: ::;,, ; , , :-::: , :, ,: .:::::, ~ , , : , ,;;. , : , , :, ,:, ;.;, , ~ ,:, :::: , :::;:::::;, ,;,::::;:: , : , ;:;, ,:, 11 Chl Ci\GO" Thursda y cv,:mi ng wo t ov.r cd su,ro ra l ••EXPLO RER NElJSi 1 slum comnuniti os , 1'0 snw nod o l town apc1. rt E10 nts. (r.pc.:-..~·,:.r.10nt s cor.1M0 chr.mi.c s vi ll e explore rs will plotoly furnis hed. , fou r bod ro c:ns ) .. go to Fort, Benning for the we ek e nd UG returned to Oli v ott corI1r.1u n i t. 1 of Do c Gmbo r 15t h. Approximat e ly c ont o r Fridn y morni n g n nd :r.ict wit h t on b oys f rom a cross s e c t ion of a Lincoln Pa r k r o pro s ont at i 7a c. nd tho a r ea will ntt c nd. ho expla ine d t he ir c ommunit y plans to us. TJ o r c turn od to Old Tovm n nd hG: d dinn e r. Aft c r wc.rd, :wo c ho ck od ou t a nd boc.rd od th o home bou nd pla ne a t 4: 10 Pi-I, wo V·TC' r o one hour g ot ting . .... ..,.. ·- . ' ... . ............ . ,. . ,. a irborne ~ Ho a rri v od in J\tL::: nta 1 a t 7: 30 PI 1, Mod a l Nei ghb orho od, Inc., will sha. ro 1,,1r, i t h th e Co~:muj:ti. ty or gc.n i zci.tion o1 G-IRLS CLU B\' in Chic a go t h a pro g rams it propc s o so Mochc.. nicsvillo Girls Club hc.. s . .........,. . .....,....,. . ..,.. . .,....... . ,. b e e n invited to Roos e v e lt Ho.11 on Fc..ir Stroot. The y ho.ve o. lso b een EDI'l' OHI ·•L 2 s ked by The Gra dy Hom o s Girls •1 BLACK E!·ITRBPHEN BGJ.SH:::P · t:ILL FORK 11 Club to Qttcnd o. Tha nks giving ~-Iodo l Noi :"('1b or hood., I n c ., i s Bc.. nquot on Fridci.y , Novcmb ur 22 nd, n n ox.:t mpl e 0 1· hc A; to got b::..o. ck from 6 :Pivi until $ :PM involve d i n e c ui1 0:;1i c ow::-icrs hip . With t he c. s s i st .7.nc o of s or:1-; bus i nes sme n of I'fo tro l'. t l .::nt2, o. G::,.r1:1ent M.:mufc. cturing Co . , wi ll opon c.t 55 Ge orgi a Av e ., ss ; soon~ This is r e l a ti v e ly s raci. 11 ~ · The p l .:t no THOUGHT FOR THE HEEK will oo p l oy 13 l a di e s, upli f t th e incono of s or:10 of t h e m. This is " I'i1\K E NO LI TTLE PLitNS, THEY HAVE 11 Ent r e pr c n ourshi p·i ; ,:m d it's NO MA GIC TO STIR MEN'S BLOOD. blo. ck ownod , b l L1 c k opor c.tod ,.:n d f1Li.IC E BI G PLAHS ; AI M HIGH I N HO PE 'G r eon ii r etur ns . Ii.ND 1:JORIL LET YOUR \Jj.TCH1JORD BE It is g rc o.t to know t h .:- t tho ro ORD ER AND YOUR BEi1.CON , BE1rn TY\ i c.ro Ex chc. n go h ous e s in ist l cintn d2ni e l burnh.'.lm willi ng t o l oo..n a t ].00% r i.':: l: , r.1onoy t o promote this ontr opr oncur con cept. Th o Mc. c hine would l i b) to 2 sk; c r o they goi ng t o produce action? In Ph:.l :·:d ol phi n o. g r oup of BQnks ar c joi nt l y l endin g mon e y t o those o conor:1i c de v e l opme nt corpora tions" Is t his wha t 1\tlQnt a b c..nks arc going to d o ? Tho I!i.:: chine · f ee ls tho. t r.lodo l rJo i ghborhoo:}; Inc., is by fa r, t he best qu Cl. li fi< '<:'. iJon P r ofi t Org,:m izo. tio n i n i.t ::..,..1:.;t,:1 awa iting t hi s o. s s i st 2n cc . .. , ..... , .... , .. ... .. . , .. ._1 • .. , ... ... , ... _,,. .. , ... .. , .. .. , ... ... , ... .. , ... ..........!'...., ... , . y • -- .... ... ...... ..... ... ,.. ..... ............... .. "11'• ( • I' " I ' , , .. .-, • • I " 1· • ,, "' l"' "l"'.-1' ... , .. f t),:,;i~ ... , .. ........, ...., .. ....... .. , . ¥~*************************************************** �_______1 ,... ~ . ,f.IT I [ }' t:" ,rt-' f ,. MODEL NEIGHBORHooi, IN~ \ 700 McDANIEL ST., S. V{ . ~TLANTA, GEORGIA 30310 -._,.,J:,~ ~-- - $ s " MR , DAN SvlEA T CITY HALL ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 -- J • l1 I ----:J t.-,- ,i--...,_ _ _ �'r f The Machine would like to do semething, to ~ you the Vet.ers mad enough to gc- to the polls Tµesday, November 5th and vote PITTSBURGH COMUUNITY Bu; it 8 rea(J..ly up to you. l'fhat a person HOMEO'-"NERS MET wants and gets is the soul respons i bilities of the indivual. YJbat you wanted Monday, Approximatly 350 residents attended a you may ~o+, get Tuesday, and having it is meeting held at Hinsley Temple Church Of strictly up to the voters. God in the Pittsburgh Community Monday October 28. Johnny Johnson, Executive Director of Hodel Cities tried to explain the clearMODEL NEIGHBORHOOD INC. ance area and answer questions . There was SPONSORS COMMUNITY-PIDE MEF.T s everal raised, and he answered them very well. Model Neighborhood Inc. is undertaking Norris Currington a resident and the the necessary avenues to disseminate inunsuccessful candidate in the race for formation neglected before to as many of Repres entative of the 99 Dist r ict in the the residents a s possible. September Primary, also a resident and Tenants, Homeowner s, Bus ine ssmen, and busine ssman living in Pittsburgh, also Mer chants will attend this meet i ng , to the pers on that coordinat ed the call ing of be bet ter i nformed of the Model Cities the meeting wa s given five minute s t o Program. speak . He stat ed bef ore he began t hat it' Pl anners from the Model Cit ie s off ice 11 t ake more five minute s , and would not have been invi te d, to meet with the r es i - l ike to be cut off. dents , Sunday November 10 1968, 4.oo P. M. Mr. Curr ington s a id t hey ha d no gripe Peter James Bryant School 252 Ge org i a Ave. with Model Cit i es only what Model Citi es s. vr . was forc i ng dovm:the community 1 s throat. ~f*-'BHHHHHH~ 1HHHH8HHHH~ ~~HHHHHHH~ Mr. J ohnson had previousl y asked how many had attende d, or was on Model Cities comMechanic svill e Boys Cl ub mi ttees. Not a singl e hand was raised. AlSponsors Car -Yrash though t here was about seven there that att ends and are on every thing in Pitts"Then the need come t o raise some fast burgh. change, the Mechanicsville Boys Club can Mr. Currington addressed his remarks bring up some good ideas. Every week-end on what he called facts, and according they will wash autos, for $1.25 per car. to the applauses of the crowd, they apnash and wax auto, .oo. Mass production proved the statement. In part the residents is what they will be looking for, and at wanted to be a part of the total plans. It that price that is exactly what they will was the consensus of the group that this geto Bring the cars to the Mechanicsville ( continued on page'2 col. 1) Center 389 Bass Street S .. '" . 8 A.M to 5 ,3 �April 30, 1971 Mr . Johnny Johnson Director of Model Cities Atlanta, G orgia Dear johnny: In order that :this office i fully informed of Model Cities papers to go before the Board of Aldermen. please see that they are discussed with me prior to their submission to a committee or the full Board. Sincerely, Dan Eo Swe t, Jr. DESJr:sm �MECHJ\.NICSVILL"S TEEKLY r-rACHI NE , C-,. " , , i""" \l \ 10 ' ', " "" I\ I \ (page 2) I' A nominating committee was appointed by Little Bird Lite s On Machine And her to nominat e a new slat e of officers to s ucceed the out going adm1nistration 11 I thought I was me ssed up enough in I wa s a sked if I would like t o accept the office of Pres ident to be in the t he traffic problem t hat we are having. nomination. I accepted F hen the P. T .A. met I wa s elected. Narrow Street s , Congested Expre ssways and In the 1963 Bond Issue funds wa s voted NCT' /. on t o acquire adja cent property to build Ri!pid Transit. Vihy can •t ,{ /_ ffi new Pryor st. School. In the acquisit:in proces s 24 f amilies had to give up the·ir t hes e planners ever // , , /;/ homes. Some of these homes were almost pa id f or. So the se f amilie s had t o go in f inish anything .,,,<~:'- , . debt all over aga in. This was a stra in m most of them bec ause of the ir age. t hey start E•" It was a skedof t hat P.T.A. of 1965 that '/ ' \ l t he school board be forc ed t o carry out \ '- l'Flying away this committment. rt was noted by s ever al 11 Oh, Oh see you next week. 11 ·>-· of the owners that Thomasville h€ld a nh"""" " " " " ool in the 1957, and 63 bond issue and (Pittsburgh continued from page 1) even t oday t hat s chool has not been builit Having the t wo s chool previously been community r emains r es ident al. They appla - listed in t wo bond proposals the f eeling uded very l oud aga in. was that the board would likely do the fl.mot ion was made to t ell Model Cit i es s ame thing, plan but not build. and t he City Of Atlanta t o r ehibilitate The f amilies that had to move, pledged Pittsburgh, and to br ing all t he servic es t o make the board build a new s chool on i nt o t he communi ty. The gr ant f or t he pe o- t he l and they had tr'l give up. ,·,ith a deple s , et c. The motion was se conded and l eg at i on of par ents I a s t he Pres iden~ unamiousl y car r i ed . Ass i sted by t he Principl e sta rted a v 1gMr J ohnson asked the group to el ect irous approach upon the board at each of s ome r epre s ent at ive s to f orm a committ ee i ts meetings . Our appear ence befor e the and he will meet wi t h t hem at any t i me , board caused t he boar d to adopt a policy They agr eed t o do t hi s . t hat i s i n eff ect now. Aft er cont inuing t hi s for some time Pr yor st. School got seni ori ty promise s and w~s among the f i rst school f our to be built, in the 19 11 HCJi1 PRYOR STREET SCHOOL GOT BUILT " 66 bond is sue appr oval . r t t ake s more then a new building to -Sunday Oct. 27. Pryor s t. School Dedi cat - e ducat e our chil d~ens. It t ake s the inion Progr amMr. Edward Moody t he past te r est of the t eachers, the principle s, P. T.A. Pr e sident at Pryor St. School wa s the ~dmini st ration , and the pr2.ents. I t , bn the progr am, and he preceded Dr. John is the kind of cirriculnm t hat t he school ,;-• Letson the guest speaker. Mr Moody sa id ha s that make s i t educational or dis - inhe chose t he s ubj ect, in order t hat t he teresting. Put all of the se ingredient s rec or d will be st r a i ght. He spoke , together and you will have [', c ompound I would like to t ake you back to the yea r combin8tion. This s chool should not be +965. The Parent s at t hat time was having dedicated to crn y individual, or t o any a f airl y good P.T.A. with t he t eachers group , but tothe educat i on of the chiland Princ i pl e at Pryor st. School . JM.r$ dren, t hats what it shoul d be dedi cated r~eed was t he patrol - l ady , and al so ~11 .1 to . 9erved as the President of the P.T .A~ Let t his combination dedicate themsSa id: / <' ·f ·>·~,\1\ I ii \ I\ 1 \ / \ I \/ \ . I\ 1•/ \ ' ~,HH143.215.248.55-. l~ I . . pt 4:li2 ,_ ~ ~~.. C-~i (see Pryor Street page 3) COLUMJ\J 2 �.,. ~ .................. _ __ _ ,1- '. · · • , • -P-t- , -H+ · , • • , MECHANICSVILLES WEEKLY MACHii\iE ( Fag", j: ++-1---+-;,++-H I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1-1 I H I I +H-H--H-1'"'--, '-',+ ·t -H ~ ,,·r l lN" +A , F-Ortress~_Ave - -. j' ___ _ ; _ C, m __ _.·;~___,_.,_~ ,_ - " - 0 Resj_d_e11.t to-·M-eet _ ..r-:--_COMMUNJ.TY. GETS. ..E .. . . .O • .-1,..., __G.RAfJT ~FOR $7,000,00 -1 1c.: v " 111 ,, N . Thomas and -SB3le.ral .. resident -l \ 11' t ri g ?n For.tr.e s1,L..Alie.- are organizing The-.Mechanics-u:ille--Community: --Ce:n~e.i> .l-:1 >~ r i~ ,) ___.,t oo -r-·-neighbor dri V?, to urge·has .-recj..e.ved a gr1:1-nt to ?pera t8 o:L. t o ~-· 3n,1. 1:nvi te every- person 11 v }l;l.g · at thesine year after whic~ 1 t J_s expt: c t , t.r, n~d. ,;-- ?ss es to attend a meeting Thursday ec?me self-s:1-pporting through-J 1-lt - t i1 ::= n :,.(;L·c No v8mber 7, 8.0Q_p-,m, at the Galilw.ire COI!lillt}nity. Bapt1s ~ Chur ~. :1 O!.l..Fo'.rtress Ave. The funds·wa.s _made ava"lab1e ·;-•:i ·,~h 1 _ ' [·-! :i:J, t _be ef_YcI(.you in the Model _Ci tieJiodsl Neighborhood Inc _.__ The :,:-es i .u e.n t s. t'?'~)s:r-2.r:' , -and '" T 1J'.!1at effects you in t:he-and Board. Mernbe.r_s__o .f M. N , I , h s.Y s l ;:~·=,1 PL:tns ~1 '.· · ,;JJ.J. I be ;.:, he seminal forum. , seeking for six months .to g et [< Cl t,fi L1 }. T e oi d P.n L., in Mechanicsville are money to cary out a p:ro g_:::-.'.:.l.ll1-o:' -<;;..J.;_,l ,:, ·,' . .L·,.11.:.tc~ to E.i t t c r,6_ too. ment, social, recreat:"Lon. h o :m.8 Ea.:-,:\.:J;·J .. , ment and other comrn.llllity acti v- i t.'...c:E. · ~: 'Y'./ _ t ·+-r-1·H--',---:--i--+·-t---++ i--l-+;- t·i-H I I I I I I I I I I I I \ I I I I ~-e chanics:v~ lie...- --- -- . --· 0 ,~. A boys Club _, and _a Girls---Clu~c, -- .L; rapidly progressing along with tL~ ·.:i..i -- ~---fferent volunt-eered. . servic e s p l 2:r·,:., .1_-,, -: _ . ___? .i na.l )1a~s to open in the-city -- of The funds will be used for-e:::Lf·L:i2
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  • Text: MODEL CITIES PROGRAM MEMO FROM: bYen. Storr DATE: 7! } (/e9 To: Pan SU éa7T— TIME: (4+ For your information [_] Please make necessary reply (_] Advise status of the attached Eneloven /-S Corey oF Tie UT AT T Gwrp €ui ves LIOER< Deétree binnoeo ALL SiK Q cc S S Réexercnrreo. JF You tthkve Any Fvayece OQ vyecraus PKepSE Ca FORM 25-15M
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  • Text: Office of the’ Mayor ATLANTA, GEORGIA ‘Pp ROUTE SLIP K >” . mr one, Cort - Node Coline FROM: Dan E. Sweat, Jr. [_] For your information [_] Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. [_] Advise me the status of the attached. FORM 25-4-S
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  • Text: i MECHANICSVILLE MESSENGER © JULY 1969 ISSUE NO 1 Newsletter Supplies Area Information The Mechanicsville Messen- ger will be the official means of getting information about the neighborhood to the resi- dents of Mechanicsville. It will be published by the Mechanicsville Neighborhood Coordinating Planning Commit- tee working with Harland Bartholomew and Associates, planning consultants for the neighborhood. The success of neighbor- hood improvement will depend on the interest and support of the residents. This News- letter will be. the best source of information concerning the Mechanicsville parts of the Model Cities Program. It will inform the people as to what is being done and will help them in their efforts to take part. Every issue should be read carefully by every resi- dent with an interest in his neighborhood. In this way, the citizens of Mechanicsville May take a useful part in the improvement of the neighbor- hood. The Committee plans to mail the Messenger to residents of Mechanicsville once each month. M.C. Program Involves Citizens Mechanicsville is one of six neighborhoods which make up the Atlanta Model Cities Area. Although it is small in size, it includes the most people of any of the six neighborhoods. The Model Cities Program has one major objective: to face the many different kinds of problems of urban living in order to increase human oppor- tunity and enjoyment. , The program is intended to.rebuild the worn-out faci- lities. It is intended to in- crease the supply of housing _for low and moderate income families. It is intended to increase the earning power of the, people through training and expanded job opportunities. It is intended to provide the need- ed public facilities such as parks, schools, streets and utilities. In short, the pro- gram is intended to provide an environment for good living re- lated to the needs and desires of the residents. To accom- plish these goals requires cooperative effort - of the citizens, of the city of the Model Cities staff, of the Atlanta Housing Authority and of professional planners assisting in the work. t CENTRAL AVENUE PRYOR STREET rT | Bye GEORGIA AVENUE SOUTH EXPRESSWAY I-75) Agencies At Work The urban renewal program in Mechanicsville involves the work of several groups and in- dividuals. The first is the Model Cities Administration which operates as a separate part of the city. Making use of a planning consultant and work- ing with the residents, the Model Cities Program (MCP) pre- pares plans and submits them to the Atlanta Housing Author- ity. The MCP also provides a means of hearing individual problems and recommendations. The Atlanta Housing Authority's role is that of action and assistance. It is the AHA's responsibility to carry out the plans. It also gives assistance in relocation and other problems. The City of Atlanta is, of course, the final authority The City pays one-third of the cost and provides other types of services. The Planning De- partment will insure that the 1970 activities agree with the 1983 Model Cities Plan. Consultant Action Mr. Joe Ross represents the planning consultant, Har- land Bartholomew and Associ- ates. His work with the Committee will include: A survey of possible 1970 acquisition areas A relation of areas chosen to the overall improvement plan and preparation of necessary maps and reports. Other consultants, such as economists, appraisers and architects will also be used. Pianning Committee The Neighborhood Coordi- nating Planning Committee is made up of the heads of oper- ating committees under the Model Cities Program and the Advisory Council. These are residents and businessmen of Mechanicsville. This commit- tee is the direct contact with the consultants and the Model Cities staff. Any questions of residents should be dis- cussed with them. The commit- tees responsibilities are: 1. To keep all residents in- formed of existing and planned activities. 2. To encourage active parti- cipation in meetings and by questions and comments to make this participation meaningful. 3. To encourage every resident to help in planning. 4. To furnish the means for the residents to be heard in all phases of the urban renewal process. The committee will provide ideas or proposals to- ward the solution of existing problems. PROJECT OFFICE The Atlanta Housing Authority's Office in Model Cities is known as the Model Cities Neighborhood Development Program Area Office. This office is responsible for carrying out the physical implementation of the plan that the Model City Planning Office has developed, in cooperation with the many citizen participation groups. The Model Cities Neighborhood Development Program Area Office has two separate sections. The first is charged with the responsibility of satisfactorily relocating the residents and businesses from those areas that are scheduled to be: cleared and redeveloped into a truly model residential com- munity. The other section is concerned with the remodeling of those structures that are within the designated rehabili- tation areas. This includes an actual inspection of each dwelling and the preparation of a list of needed repairs. In many cases financial assistance is available through either the Loan or Grant Program. The Rehabilitation Advisor follows the construction from beginning to end, inspecting each step to assure the home owner of receiving complete value for his dollar invested. The Model Cities Neighborhood Development Project Office is presently located in room 141 of the Martin Luther King Memorial High Rise for the elderly at 530 McDaniel Street, S.W., one block off Georgia Avenue. The telephone number is 523-0245. On July 15th the office will be moving to its new and permanent address, 683 Capitol Avenue, S.W. at the corner of Georgia and Capitol Avenue. Our new telephone number will be 523-5851. For future reference, listed below are the departmental Supervisors. W.R. Wilkes, Jr. - Project Director Thomas Walker - Asst. Project Director Walter W. Reid - Family Services Consultant Supervisor R.C. Littlefield - Rehabilitation Supervisor Miss Dorothy Moon- Secretary C.V. Dickens - Financial Advisor Mrs, GLOVER TALKS WITH ONE OF HER NEIGHBORS MRS. EVA GLOVER Mrs. Glover's primary interest is making Mechanicsville a better place for family life. Although she was born in Sparta, Georgia, she has lived in the Mechanicsville area since 1925. She was a strong force in organizing local support for the Community Center and is active in its operation. Besides her work on the Advisory Council, Mrs. Glover is chairman of the Relocation Committee, serves on the Pro- gram Committee and sings in the choir at St. Paul's AME Church. Mrs. Glover campaigned hard for her election to the Council because she knew she could do a good job for the committee, ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Which she has been doing. Participation. The Model Cities Program depends on citizen participa- This action is three tion. Fold. The resident is responsi- ble for taking an interest in He can read this Newsletter and others following, and he can talk with the members of the Ad- his neighborhood. ing with citizens and the Neighborhood Coordinating chanicsville. included three and a half R O F L E Renewal Activities In the summer of 1968 the Model Cities staff began meet- Planning Committee from Me- When the Model Cities application-was funded by the Federal Government it blocks in Mechanicsville for visory Council from his block. These are listed on page four. The Neighborhood Coordi- nating Planning Committee will keep the resident informed. It will distribute information to the resident; for example, acquisition during 1969. Two blocks bounded by Wind- sor, Fulton, Formwalt and Richardson. One block bounded by Richard- son, Cooper, Crumley and Windsor. this Newsletter. the technical services needed in working out a plan with the residents. will work with the Committee and the Advisory Council as well as other groups. : Pp R O F | L E The consultants provide The consultant REVEREND M.M. THOMAS Reverend Thomas grew up in Jackson, Georgia and later moved to Atlanta. He has lived in Mechanicsville for the past 15 years. Reverend Thomas is employed by the Lockheed- Georgia Company in Marietta. His spare time is divided among his family and his two churches, the Sardis Baptist Church and the Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Pike County. In spite of this busy schedule, he finds time to serve on the Advisory Council. Reverend Thomas has shown himself to be willing and anxious to work for the improve- ment of living conditions in Mechanicsville. One half block on the east side of Formwalt between Georgia and Glenn. Planning for 1970 activi- ties was begun in May 1969. On June 23, the first meeting of the committee was held with the planning consultant. r REVEREND THOMAS RELAXES IN HIS SPARE TIME i. ir Mechanicsville Neighborhood Coordinating Planning Committee Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Mrs. Alyce Nixon, 703 Cooper Street, SW 524-4920 Vice Chairman ADVISORY COUNCIL Rev. Simon Shuman 428 Hightower Road, NW Miss Doris Thomas 401 Rawson Street, SW 524-2368 Rev. B.J. Johnson 388 Glenn Street, SW 521-1271 Mrs. Ann Childs 620 Ira Street, SW 523-4056 Mrs. Janie Lowe 623 Ira Street, SW 522-2762 Mrs. Bessie Aaron 74 Whiteford Avenue, NE Mr. William Gaston 465 Pryor Street, SW 523-4930 Rev. W.L. Finch 465 Pryor Street, SW 523-4930 Mrs. Emma Rose 563 Cooper Street, SW 521-0244 Mrs. Mattie Compton 567 Cooper Street, SW 322-3695 Rev. J.H. Gromes 740 Amber Place, NW Rev. J.H. Lockett 606 Pryor Street, SW 755-4862 Mrs. Beatrice Gooden 637 Pulliam Street, SW Rev. L.C. Clack 591 Pulliam Street, SW 524-5160 Mr. Arthur L. Hodges 698 Crew Street, SW 523-7054 Mrs. L.M. Thompson 223 Bass Street, SW Mrs. Ernestine Hurley 294 Bass Street, SW Mrs. Bessie Kelley 709 Pryor Street, SW Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins 252 Hendrix Street, SW Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence 194 Hendrix Street, SW Mrs. Lucy Hall 740 Central Street, SW 524-1870 Rev. M.M. Thomas 931 Fortress Street, SW 525-9755 Rev. T.R. Jones 1437 Murry Street, SE Mrs. Eva Glover 675 Ira Street, SW 688-8821 Mrs. Hattie Mosley 374 Bass Street, SW 524-0062 Rev. LL.M. Terrill 606 McDaniel Street, SW CHAIRMEN OF OPERATING COMMITTEES Mrs. Bertha Barton 260 Bass Street, SW 525-8919 Mrs. Carrie Berry 721 Cooper Street, SW 525-3903 Mrs. Rosa Burney 712 Garibaldi Street, SW 521-2118 Mrs. Dorothy Finney 803 Cooper Street, SW 524-7537 Mrs. Eva Glover 675 Ira Street, SW 688-8821 Mrs. Annie Ruth Newton 528 Wells. Street, SW #1590 577-5044 Mechanicsville Messenger BULK RATE 1700 Commerce Drive, N.W. U. S, POSTAGE Suite lll 3. 8c PAID Atlanta, Georgia Permit No. 1089
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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA'S EVALUATION REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MODEL CITIES PROGRA! CITY OF ATLANTA'S EVALUATION REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MODEL CITIES PROGRAM FEBRUARY 1969 DATA PROCESSING OPERATIONS DIVISION Li EVALUATION REPORT I. INDEX l. Indéx II. Historical Background This section of the report gives a very general description of the projects' hiStory......ccccccccccscvees III. City's Participation in the Proposed Program This section of the report discusses the City's participation and the preliminary negotiations GE PAE SYSHCW... asesinse giceneteieneace eek Vie WRENN Ree mee MERON oe Page IV. Analysis of the Program and the Formula Used to Arrive at Cost This section of the report sets forth the personnel requirements which the City will be expected to furnish and gives the formula used in arriving at the cost to CHE CLE ccwwieses i RRS exete rei Se PRUE Sie~TE BRE ara wie V. The Two Major Types of Cost and Final Conclusions This section of the report gives a detailed cost figure on both one time and continuing basis and gives a brief conclusion. 2% «0% ees 63 OSS. E4 POR ee Ves 66 SRG POET CSS CESSES II. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The Model Cities Program employed Arthur Anderson & Company to design a Management Information and Control System which could keep track of the accounting functions of the various projects involved in this program. This information system would also be used to produce other management information reports showing how well the goals of each project are being achieved. The consultants have divided their proposed system into three major groupings. They are as follows: 1. Responsibility Reporting 2. Project cost reporting 3. Benefit reporting and cost - benefit analysis In November, 1968, Arthur Andersen & Company presented to Model Cities a general proposal titled "Atlanta Model Cities Program Management Information and Control System" in which is set forth the proposed automated system. IIL. CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM We have met with the consultants from Arthur Andersen & Company briefly on three occasions to find out. what role the City will be expected to play in this application. It seems that this will be a package. application with the consultants furnishing all systems, programming, and design concepts. They will be responsible for all clerical procedures, correction routines, and testing of the system until it is operational. At this point they will turn the programming and all documentation over to the City. The consultants will require space for their personnel for a period of two months. The City is asked to furnish one Programmer for approximately two days. The purpose of the City furnishing a Programmer ig to familiarize our staff with the programs which we must maintain after they become operational. We have reached tentative agreements in the following areas: 1) The City will furnish one Programmer the required indoctrination period. 2) The necessary space will be allotted on the 13th Floor by utilizing the Conference Room. 3. The City will furnish the normal computer time necessary for completing the system during the regular two-shift operation. If the consultants desire more time, they will use the machine on the 3rd shift. 4) All City personnel who will be involved in the operation will be given a brief introduction to the procedures they will be expected to follow. IV. ANALYSIS OF THE PROGRAM AND THE FORMULA USED TO ARRIVE AT COST In the last meeting we held with the consulting firm we were given some of the detail proposals which they had completed. This included report formats, card layouts, master record layouts, transaction file descriptions, transaction code arrangement, and a system flow chart. No concrete volumes could be given at this point but a not-greater- than figure was arrvied at based on the information which is available. The preliminary findings indicate that the City will be committed in the following areas: 1) Data Control and Scheduling 2) Key Punching 3) Computer Processing and Reporting 4) Program Maintenance The major types of cost were forecast based on the following assumptions. It must be noted that if any of the rules are changed or adjusted that it will make a difference in cost. This difference could be considerable in many cases. 1) The Master File will contain 2,000 records and each record will have 200 characters. 2) The Master File will have 1,500 transactions to be processed against it each month. Model Cities - System Parameters: Estimated monthly volume: a. Voucher transaction 1400 b. File Maintenance 1000 Keypunch: i 1400 x 60 (characters per card) 84000 100 x 40 (average character per card) 4000 @ 88000 characters Printout: ‘Number Average . Report of Copies # of Lines Total OL 8 20 160 02 1 20 20 03 200 15 3000 04 200 15 3000 05 12 30 360 06 12 30 360 07 1 40 40 08 2000 09 1 - 1350 5350 10 2000 ll l 40 40 eed 1 50 50 13 1 100 100 14 2 40 80 15 10 40 400 16 1 30 30 17 l 1500 1500 18 1 10 10 One Time Elements: 14,460 - @ 15,000 2000 M. F. records x 125 (Avg. char/required card) = 250,000 char. 2000 program x 3 prog. x 40 (Avg. char/req. card) = 250,000 V. THE TWO MAJOR TYPES OF COST AND FINAL CONCLUSIONS Using the above stated formula we have further divided the cost into two major breakdowns: (1) one time conversion cost, and (2) continuing operating cost. One time or conversion cost will be as follows: l. ‘Programming 2. Key Punching 3. Computer 4. Invalid Data Rerun Monthly Operating Cost 1. Control Section 2. Key Punch Section 3. Computer Section 4. Misc. & Supplies 5. Program & Systems Maint. $65.60 860.00 4,000.00 201.60 $5,127.20 15.00 74.00 75.00 25.00 4:50 $192.50 The Model Cities Program will fluctuate from a minimum of 70 to a maximum of 200 projects, therefore, no accurate or comprehensive cost figure can be established until we have gained some experience. suggested that this Information System be reviewed at least on a lt is quarterly basis and revised cost figures be submitted as they occur. The operating cost should steadily increase as the project ages.
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  • Text: a.) cl) oe ee a ee ee ee MINUTES GRANT REVIEW BOARD DECEMBER 31,1968 The City of Atlanta Grant Review Board met in the office of the Director of Governmental Liaison at 9:30 a.m. on December 31, 1968, to review the Atlanta Model Cities Program application to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Supplemental Funds. In attendance were: Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison, Chairman, Grant Review Board Collier Gladin, Planning Director, Member, Grant Review Board F George Berry, Deputy Comptroller, Member, Grant Review Board Johnny Johnson, Director of Model Cities George Aldridge, City Planner Carl Paul, Deputy Director of Personnel Jay Fountain, Senior Accountant The Grant Review Board discussed with Mr. Johnson several major points of concern, primarily procedures for approval by responsible City departments and agencies; administrative organization; and personnel requirements, In view of the complexities of the Model Cities Program and the need for full understanding by all responsible City officials, the following concensus of the Grant Review Board membership is hereby presented: The Model Cities Program as established by the President and Congress of the United States is perhaps the most comprehensive and optimistic grant-in-aid program ever offered to America's cities, The concept and intent of the Model Cities Program is good. It provides for the legally responsible local governing authority to exercise its authority and influence in demonstrating bold new techniques of urban planning and development. It provides maximum opportunity for real involvement and participation by citizens of neighborhoods in the planning and execution of programs which effect their daily lives. i Sl el il OE erg etter) rere cesar eres) meron = agai Page Two And it promotes coordination among local, state and national agencies and departments of the limited resources which are available. The successful planning and execution of a Model Cities Program can be a valuable experience for any city in its search for orderly and timely solutions to its multitude of urban problems. Atlanta's City Demonstration Agency has attempted to meet the challenge and intent of the Model Cities legislation. Citizens of all six neighborhood areas encompassed by Atlanta's Model Cities Program were actively involved in organizing and planning for Model Cities more than a year in advance of the beginning of the City's formal planning stage. Local, state and federal public agencies and numerous private groups participated in the preparation of the required planning grant application. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen endorsed and supported the planning effort. The Model Cities planning staff worked long and hard to prepare the documents necessary for successful funding of the first year program. The final documents detail a bold and innovative plan of attack on the major problem areas in the Model Cities neighborhood. The Model Cities staff has made an admirable attempt to live up to the concept of the Model Cities program. Toa great extent they have met both the needs and wishes of the citizens of the area and the requirements of planning and administration of the City and federal governments. The Model Cities Program also places on all City departments and agencies the requirement for cooperation, coordination and approval of program components. There are indications that this requirement has not been met. Where it has not done so, each department and agency is obligated to review and pass on the specific components of the program which assigns execution responsibility to that department. Each committee of the Board of Aldermen should review and approve/disapprove each program component which falls within the responsibility and authority of the committee. The Planning and Development Committee should exercise its responsibility for overall planning of the city by reviewing the Model Cities plan and making Page Three the determination as to the compatibility of the Model Cities Program with overall city plans, The Finance Committee should determine the financial feasibility of the program and the capability of the City to meet the requirements placed upon it by the program. The full Board of Aldermen should carefully consider the priorities involved in the Model Cities execution, its impact cn the area served and the entire. city as well. The Grant Review Board believes these approvals should be given Betore Aldermanic sanction is granted. We feel that if the provisions of the Model Cities application are understood and accepted before final approval is granted a much stronger program will result, It should be understood that this is not intended as criticism of the planning grant document or the work of the Model Cities staff, but is an effort to gain full understanding and support of the strongest program in the best interest of all citizens of Atlanta. It is therefore recommended that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen require written acceptance or denial of each component of the Model Cities plan by the departments and agencies responsible for the execution of each component before final approval of the grant application is given, Respectfully, lu’ Dan Sweat Chairman DS :fy _ oh On ~ George’ Boda, Member 0S HLL a Collier Gladin, Member = KJ. x drtasael E. H. Underwood, Member
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  • Text: Allen Reassured On Medel Program By ALEX COFFIN Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. and key aides were reassured late feet week about what the Nixon administration intends to do about the Model Cities program. A telegram from the office of George Romney, secretary of Housing and Urban Develop- ygment, and a call to Allen from a top White House _aide calmed *Y fears that the city might have : start from Shorhoods south and onal “of ilanta Stadium. ‘The effect,” said Dan Sweat, uly chief administrator to et “3s fat Atlania’s plan- ning and organizing has not been in vain. We have not wasted any time or eff The telegram from Romney’s office does indicate, however, that some slight changes will be coming. Perhaps the most im- portant is that the mayor’s of- fice will keep a more watchful eye on the program and will need to exercise closer super- vision, with the Model Cities Executive Board becoming sowewhat more advisery in na- ture, City officials also had clear Young GOPs Pick Atlantan Constitution State News Service CALLAWAY GARDENS, Ga., Knott Rice of Atlanta, a 22-year- old Emory graduate student, was elected chairman of the Georgia Federation of Young Republican Clubs at their an- nual convention at Callaway Gardens Saturday. He defeated H. Royce Hobbs of Macon, 374 to 323. Rice was the incumbent young Republican national committee- man and a former president of the Emory YR club. Hobbs, 34, was a candidate for mayor of Macon in 1967 and the Georgia General Assembly in 1968. The convention opened Satur- day morning with the defeat of then-chairman Terry Moshier for temporary chairman by Hor- ace Taylor of the Fulton Coun- ty delegation, 395-316. Moshier had backed Hobbs while Taylor supported Rice. Fulton County and College clubs throughout the state pro- vided Rice with his heavy sup- port. Hobbs got most of his votes from metropolitan areas outside Atlanta. The same pat- terns held for the lower offices. Dick Jones, 32, of the Fulton County club was chosen national committeeman over Fred Neal of Augusta. Betty Baker of the Fulton County club won the post of national committeewoman over Sandra Ford of the metro- politan Atlanta club. Jenny Bailey, Georgia College in Milledgeville, defeated Nancy Grider of Atlanta for vice chair- woman. Incumbant secretary Caroline Meadows of the Cobb County club was re-elected by acelama- tion. indication last week that the $7.2 million in supplemental im- plementation funds, approved last January, finally are close at hand. Probably the best news to city officials in Romney’s telegram was clarification of the role of state government. Allen and his Staff had been concerned that Nixon might seek to interpose the state between the federal government and the city in run- ning the Model Cities program. Not so, said the telegram, al- though greater involvement by the state is sought. Another important change, and this pleased city officials, is the erasing of the boundaries of the area to be covered. The city earlier itself had estab- lished the 3,000 acres and gen- erally is expected to stick to that area—however, in certain eases, the boundary need not be a barrier. The Romney telegram also called for the establishment of priorities, rather than trying to “attack every conceivable prob- lem within these neighborhoods. This obviously would be un- workable” and result in cities “dissipating their resources in a vain effort to solve all’’ prob- lems. Allen already is engaged in close scrutiny of the proposals. Model Cities Director J. C. John- son, sources say, is working hard, with some success, in making a good case for the proj- ects, most of which are inter- related. Minor adjustments will have to be made in the program, city officials are saying, but they will be minor ones — such as getting more private involve- ment. But, generally it can be re- ported that city officials aren’t glum at all about the Nixon ad- ministration’s attitude toward Model Cities. The tory thril suck the telar ing Stre pla’ gre Ric’
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Box 15, Folder 2, Document 46

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Atlanta, Georgia 30303 January 27, 1969 KARL A. BEVINS Traffic Engineer Mr. Johnny C. Johnson, Director Model Cities Program 673 Capitol Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30315 Dear Mr. Johnson: In answer to your memorandum of January 16, 1969, and confirming our conver- sation with you regarding the projects listed in the Atlanta Model Cities Program Application to HUD for the year 1969, we have the following report. Due primarily to a 2,172 per cent rate increase on street lighting services which was effective as of December 1968 and which was not anticipated in September of 1968 when our budget request was prepared, there are no funds in our 1969 appropriation accounts to cover your proposed upgrading of street lighting in the Model Cities Area. A sum of $21,000 will be required to cover the cost of the leased street lighting that is proposed in your program. We whole heartedly agree that the street light upgrading program which you propose is necessary as well as desirable and we agree that it is particularly desirable that this work be completed during the year 1969. Our assistant traffic engineer who handles street lighting will be able to do the necessary planning and engineering work required to prepare the resolutions for consideration by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen during the time period that you set forth. We would anticipate completing our portion of this work within three to five months. Each unit of the work would be passed on to the Georgia Power Company as soon as it was completed by us and approved by the Board of Aldermen. This would permit the Georgia Power Company to complete their engineering and installation work at the earliest possible date. The Georgia Power Company will complete their work on projects of this type ten to fifteen weeks after receiving authorization by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, With the positive knowledge that the money will be available to finance this project, we could have the first groups of street lights ready for consideration by the Board of Aldermen at the February 3, 1969, meeting and have a similar group ready at each subsequent meeting, thereby completing our part of this work by May or June of 1969. The Georgia Power Company will then have the months of July, August and September and possibly October in which to complete the projects that were still in their hands when we complete our part of the work in May or June. Mr. Johnny C. Johnson January 27, 1969 If the sum of $21,000 is made available to us during the month of February, we see no reason why the street light upgrading projects should not be completed as requested during the calendar year 1969. If you desire additional information, we will be glad to try to supply it promptly. Sincerely, Karl A. Bevins KAB/fd ec: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Mr. R. Earl Landers Mr. Charlie Davis
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Box 15, Folder 2, Document 42

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  • Text: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (Street Division) Project Description Total Cost Pittsburgh Street Resurfacing Grant Park Street Resurfacing Adair Park Street Resurfacing Mechanicsville-Peoplestown/ Summerhill Street Resurfacing Complete resurfacing of Mayland Ave. - Stewart to Hobson; Mayland Cir. - Uni- versity to Mayland Ave.; Hope St. - Stewart to Hobson; Hobson St. - Fletcher to Mayland Complete resurfacing of Park Ave. - Berne St. to Glenwood Ave.; Sydney St., - Hill St. to Park Ave.; Augusta Ave. - Hill St. to Cherokee Ave.; Pavilion St. - Cherokee Ave. to Oakland Ave.; Berne St. - Boulevard to Park Ave.; Waldo St. - E. Confederate to Glenwood; Rosalia St. - Boulevard to Park Ave.; Gress Ave. — Home Ave. to Mead St.; Marion Ave. - Home Ave. to Ormwood. Complete resurfacing of Tift Ave. Pearce St. to Shelton Ave.; Bonnie Brae Ave. - Allene to Tift St.; Elbert St. - Brook- line to Allene Ave. Complete resurfacing of streets to be determined after land use plan is finalized. Greenfield-Ormond to Vanira, Martin-Ormond to Atlanta. $ 8,000 60,000 10,000 22,000 / Continued Public Works Department (Street Division) Page 2 Sidewalk Construction In Peoplestown, add sidewalks to one side $40,000, of Capitol-Milton to University; in Pitts- burgh, add sidewalks to: one side of Hobson Arthur to Rockwell-N. side of University- Mayland to McDaniel; in Grant Park, add sidewalks to Grant St. - Grant Cir. to Atlanta Ave.; additional sidewalk construction as needed according to final land use plan. a vf Extend Fulton St. West from Completion of extension of Fulton St. west from 450, 000* ) Windsor to Glenn Windsor to Glenn pe 1. The above amounts have been appropriated in our 1969 Budget. 2. The necessary staff and equipment within the department to complete this work during the 1969 fiscal year are available. *Note: Of this amount, $300,000 is coming from the state and $150,000 is coming from the City.
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  • Text: Office of the’ Mayor ATLANTA, GEORGIA ROUTE SLIP FROM; Dan E. Sweat, Jr. {_] For your information [| Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. [_] Advise me the status of the attached. we Ms Wir JSeney CuvemBuracsr. -— Ceroiy Disccrn§ f Chi Aue O fe Bequest ren WAcr L777 ae Kir Suburi ri-~ & Oy Miers = PL - GUT _7 ee Co Let = ISAS Cc A CT vs Mh Ere a. tr K Ar7 10 i A Fo. Ke Cons tides ent a FORM 25-4-S
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  • Text: TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT Project Description Total Cost Street Light Improvement $71,000 1. The above amounts have been appropriated in our 1969 Budget. 2. The necessary staff and equipment are available within the department to complete this work during the 1969 fiscal year.
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  • Text: Office of the Mayor! ROUTE SLIP To: KL wu. Stutet— FROM: Ivan Allen, Jr. LJ For your information (| Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. (_] Advise me the status of the attached. leans eet ong FORM 25-4
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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA PLANNING DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL POSITION PAPER RELATION OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO MODEL CITIES EXECUTIVE BOARD AND STAFF —— PROBLEM STATEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS-——— Respectfully submitted, Cs $00... Collier B. Gladin Planning Director February 13, 1969 The purpose of this paper is to identify certain problems which have arisen in the comprehensive planning process in Atlanta over the past year. The problem centers around a misunderstanding of the responsibilities of the Model Cities Program staff and Executive Board in relation to the responsibilities of Planning and Development Committee and its professional staff arm, the Planning Department. In November 1967, the Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen sponsored and recommended approval of a resolution establishing the Model Cities Executive Board. This resolution was subsequently adopted by the Board and approved by the Mayor on November 20, 1967. The resolution specifically stated that "the Model Neighborhood Executive Board is hereby created for the purpose of administering the planning phase of (the Model Neighborhood) program." The Planning Department invested a great deal of time and effort both in preparing the Model Neighborhood Application and subsequently in assisting “in developing the Model Neighborhood Plan. In fact, much of the material contained in all the Model Cities reports and applications originated and was refined in the Planning Department by its staff personnel. It was and still is our intention to work closely with the Model Cities staff in assuring the success aa of this program. There appears now to be a lack of understanding on the part of the Model Cities staff as to the role and responsibility of the Planning and Development Committee and the Planning Department. The committee, using the department as its staff arm, is charged with the responsibility of reviewing all plans and programs concerned with urban growth, development, and redevelopment throughout the city. The Model Cities Program, on the other hand, is a special purpose six neighborhood demonstration program primarily concerned with one tenth of the city's residents and less than five per cent of the city's area. For consistency sake, obviously the Planning and Development Committee should review the physical programs, plans and proposals developed by this agency for the Model Neighborhood area as it would review plans and programs of any other area of the city for conformance with overall city policy and goals. The Planning Department's concern is not control over the Model Cities Program. Instead, the department is simply exercising those functions for which it is responsible as staff arm to the Planning and Development Committee and as set forth in the Code of the City of Atlanta. The department, as a general planning agency, must have the opportunity to review plans. When in the department's professional judgment inadvisable proposals have been advocated that lack any justification in view of existing city policy, then the department must have the opportunity of reporting such situations with positive recommendations for improvement to the Planning and Development Committee wien and eventually the Board of Aldermen. We had assumed at the beginning that conflicts could be resolved through a close inter-staff relationship between the city planning agency and the Model Cities agency. Unfortunately and iewenily, a, of conflict communications have broken down and this has not been achieved. The source of conflict has been a disagreement over the necessary degree of conformity between Model City plans and programs and City overall goals and objectives. The Planning Department has attempted to explore and resolve this problem with the Model Cities staff. However, the Model Cities staff seems to interpret this action as a Planning Department attempt to run their program. An analysis of their lack of understanding indicates no apparent realization of the fact that the planning effort for a portion of the city should be coordinated with the city's overall planning effort. It is important to point out here that we are not attempting to stiffle the Model Cities Program or to prevent innovative approaches to problem solving. To take such a view ignores the fact that through the leadership and effort of the Planning Department, with much assistance from other agencies, Atlanta was awarded one of the first Model Cities Grants in the nation. Perhaps this whole misunderstanding is based on the Model Cities staff's perception of the Planning Department as a line department. Planning transcends traditional departmental lines, is a staff function, and established responsibilities as defined in the Code of the City of Atlanta must be met. One of HUD's underlying goals for the Model Cities Program was to bring into clear focus -4- problems in governmental organization. The department has been well aware of such problems in the Atlanta governmental system as witnessed in the PAS report, a product of the CIP and planning. Though that report found fault with the governmental system, it indicated that the present system has worked very well, primarily on the basis of mutual trust and cooperation. In order to avoid further conflicts it is imperative that such a cooperative atmosphere be established. It is inadvisable that the aldermanic committee system be used at times and ignored at others, depending on which happens to serve one's purpose best at a particular time. It is difficult enough to make the system work now. The proposed approach being offered by the Model Cities Program (which is to ignore the aldermanic committee system) would invite chaos, unless a suitable and acceptable overall reform is accomplished. The Planning and Development Committee expressed its concern over this problem in its meeting of January 17, 1969. Chairman Cook asked the Model Cities director several questions concerning the role of the Planning and Development Committee, other aldermanic committees, and city departments in the Model Cities Program. Mr. Johnson took the position that the Model Cities Executive Board would report to the full Board of Aldermen through the two aldermanic members of the Executive Board. This procedure, in effect, bypasses the Planning and Development Committee and to a large extent ignores the aldermanic standing committee concept under which the Atlanta City Government presently operates. In effect, the Model Cities area is thus treated as a separate entity, apart from the total city. It offers no opportunity for the Planning and Development Committee to review Model Cities plans and to make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen concerning plan conformity with city general plans. Chairman Cook further indicated that the Planning Department had certain reservations about physical plans for the Model Cities area and asked what role would be played by the Planning Department in further testing plans for the area. Mr. Johnson stated that he felt the physical plans for 1969 required no change. Here lies the crux of the problem. Mr. Cook stated that the Planning Department was responsible for all planning activities throughout the city, therefore, the Planning and Development Committee has the responsibility to review and evaluate physical plans developed for the Model Cities area. This paper deals with a confrontation in responsibilities between the Model Cities staff and Executive Board, the Planning Department and Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen. We strongly suspect that the fundamental problems and issues involved here could spread. Thus, other confrontations could develop between other departments and their aldermanic committees and the Model Cities staff and Executive Board. In this light, we offer the following recommendations; The adoption of a formal review procedure by the Board of Aldermen that is consistent with the existing aldermanic committee system is warranted. In other words, every resolution, ordinance, etc., when introduced into the Board % of Aldermen meeting, must be referred to a standing committee of the Board of Aldermen unless such a rule of procedure is waived by majority vote of the full Board of Aldermen. A time limit on the period of review by the standing committee of the Board of Aldermen could be specified. As with all issues concerning the city, the matter will eventually be resolved on its | merits by the full Board of Aldermen. The value of such formal review procedure by the Board of Aldermen should be fairly apparent. It keeps the appropriate aldermanic committees and department staffs informed of proposals and offers an opportunity for reviewing, making recommendations and achieving coordination. As mentioned earlier, to ignore the aldermanic committee system is to invite chaos, unless a suitable and acceptable overall reform is accomplished. A second alternative approach to the current situation would be to immediately move toward establishing a Department of Administration in the Mayor's Office as recommended by the PAS Report. Such a department would include the following functions; Planning, Budgeting and Management, Personnel, Public frifernedten, and Data Processing. The Model Cities Program, with its innovative approaches and demonstrations, would serve as a testing vehicle for administrative and technical purposes and would be responsible to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen through the Department of Administration. EXHIBITS Chapter 32 N URBAN RENEWAL* Sec. 82-1. Duties of planning department. Sec. 82-2. Duties of planning engineer. Sec. 32-3. Determination of phasing and of allocations to be devoted to project areas. Sec. 82-4. Determination of locations of projects. Sec. 82-5. Rezoning recommendations. Sec. 32-6. Processing applications embracing subdivisions, requests for building permits. Sec. 32-7. Commitments by builders. Sec. 32-8. Minimum structural requirements. ; Sec. 32-9. Varying specifications in description of materials. Sec. 32-10. Designation of changes in “description of materials”. Sec. 32-11. Restriction on issuance of building permits. Sec, 32-12. Technical committee. Sec. 32-13. Eeserved. Ne .sec. 32-1. Duties of planning department. Urban renewal activities of the city shall be conducted in the department of planning under the general supervision of the mayor and board of aldermen through the planning and development committee. The department of planning shall study the urban renewal requirements of the city, to determine ways and means for their accomplishment, and to promote and facilitate timely coordination and orderly development of urban renewal plans, projects and other related activities throughout the city. (Cum. Supp., § 564.3; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2; Ord. of 12-21-64) Editor’s note—The planning and development committee has heen substituted for the urban renewal committee in §§ 32-1, 32-2 and 32-13, pursuant to Ord. of Dec. 21, 1964 abolishing the urban renewal com- mittee and transferring its functions to the planning and development committee. Sec. 32-2. Duties of planning engineer. The planning engineer shall devote particular attention to the requirements and commitments of the ‘workable pro- gram”, as defined in the National Housing Act of 1954, as amended, and shall call upon the various departments, agen- *Cross references—Minimum housing standards, § 15-21 et seq; responsibility of department of -building inspector relative to demoli- tion of buildings, § 8-12; director of urban renewal emeritus, § 21-75(y). State law reference—Powers of municipalities as to urban renewal, Ga. Code, Ch, 69-11. Supp. No. 5 i : 1617 : § 32-2 ATLANTA CODE . § 32-5 cies and agents of the city, as required, to carry out their re- sponsibilities thereunder to include annual revisions for re- certifications of the “workable program”. The planning en- gineer shall insure coordination of capital improvement proj- ects with urban renewal project plans in order to obtain the besi possible advantage for the city. He shall frequently con- sult with the mayor and chairman of the planning and de- velopment commitiee of the board of aldermen and keep them informed as to urban renewal requirements and the state of development of the city’s urban renewal plans, and shall make recommendations thereon for facilitating progress of urban -renewal in the city. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.3; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2; Ord. of 12-21-64) Note—See editor's note following § 32-1. Sec. 32-3. Determination of phasing and all allocatiors. to be devoted to project areas. The planning department, in coordination with the housing authority of the city, will determine the phasing considered desirable for construction of F.H.A. 221 housing allocations and what portions thereof, if any, should be devoted to urban renewal project areas, and shall make recommendations ac- cordingly to local F.H.A. officials. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.4; Ord. of 6-1-64, $ 2) Sec. 32-4. Determination of locations of projects. The planning department will study proposed locations for such projects and determine those considered most suitable from the city’s standpoint for 221 housing projects and shall coordinate thereon with local F.H.A. officials. (Cum. Supp., § 564.5; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2) Sec. 32-5. Rezoning recommendations. The Atlanta-Fulton County joint planning board will make timely recommendations to the zoning committee for rezoning such areas as it considers appropriate in order to facilitate the 221 housing program. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.6; Ord. of 12-21-64) Editor’s note—Ord. of Dec. 21, 1964 redesignated the planning and zonin, committee as the zoning committee. Supp. 1618 kat aerial LS § 2-39 ATLANTA CODE § 2-40.1 recommendations with references to civil defense; to super- vise the expenditure of appropriations made to civil defense by the city for civil defense purposes, and to handle all matters in connection therewith. (Code 1953, § 28.11; Ord. No. 1966- 46, § 2, 6-20-66) Amendment note—Ord. No. 1966-46, § 2, enacted June 20, 1966, and effective December 31, 1966, amended § 2-39 to add the provisions codi- fied herein as subsection (b) . a Cross references—Duty to grant permits to places selling sandwiches, soft drinks, §$ 17-159, 17-160; duty to formulate rules and regulations for police department, § 25-1(a); duty to pass on permits and licenses, § 25-1(b). i Sec. 2-40. Special duty of finance committee relative to annual tax ordinance. In addition to the powers, duties and authority set forth in sections 2-29 and 2-31, the finance committee shall prepare and report to the mayor and board of aldermen the annual tax ordinance. (Code 1953, § 28.12) Cross references—Duty of building and electric lights commi:tee to supervise department of building inspector, § 8-3; power of tex com- mittee to cancel business license penalties and fi. fa. costs, § 17-24; petitions for license to peddle articles not enumerated in annual tax ordinance to be referred to finance committee, § 17-323. _ Sec. 2-40.1. Planning and development committee. (a) Creation. A committee of the board of aldermen is hereby created to be entitled the planning and development committee. (b) Membershsip. The planning and development commit- tee shall be composed of six members and a chairman (total of seven) to be appointed by the mayor. The mayor shal! appoint the planning and development committee go that a representa- tion is obtained of aldermanic committees concerned with community development, redevelopment and improvements. N (c) Functions, responsibilities. This planning and develop- ment committee shall have the primary responsibility to re- view and coordinate the long range plans and programs of all city efforts in the fields of community development, redevelop- ment, facilities and improvements, and to make suggestions to other appropriate aldermanic committees or recommend actions and policies for adoption by the board of aldermen to Supp. No. 4 ; " =— 52 CS: 2 § 2-40.1 ADMINISTRATION § 2-41 insure maximum coordination and the highest quality of urban community development. This responsibility shall in- clude the review and evaluation of the elements of the com- prehensive (general) plan development by the planning de- partment with guidance from the Atlanta-Fulton County Joint Planning Board; this comprehensive plan to be composed of at least a land-use plan, a major thoroughfare plan and a community facilities plan with public improvements program. The committee shall further be responsible for developing policy recommendations on all other matters concerning the '- planning and coordination of future city developments in- cluding, specifically, the community improvements program (CIP), the 1962 Federal Highway Act, the workable program for community improvement, urban renewal preliminary and project plans, and other related urban renewal matters. (Ord. of 12-21-64) ‘ Editor’s note—Ord. of Dec. 21, 1964, from which § 2-40.1 is derived, did not expressly amend this Code, hence the manner of codification was at the discretion of the editors. That part of said ordinance abolish- ing the urban renewal committee and providing for transfer of its functions and activities to the planning and development committee, has not been codified as part of this section. Sec. 2-40.2. Urban renewal policy committee; membership. There is hereby established a standing committee of the board of aldermen to be known-as the urban renewal policy committee, to consist of five (5) members of the board of aldermen, to be appointed by the mayor, including the chair- man, the vice-chairman and one other regular member of the planning and development committee, and two members to be appointed by the chairman of the Housing Authority of the city. (Ord. of 1-18-65) Editor’s note—Ord. of Jan. 18, 1965 did not expressly amend this Code, hence the manner of codification was at the discretion of the editors. The preamble to said ordinance recited the fact that said com- mittee, pursuant to resolution, is ccordinating urban renewal activities pe between the city and its urban renewal agent, the housing authority. . Sec. 2-41. Duties of zoning committee. The duties of the zoning committee shall be to hold any public hearing required to be held by the provisions of the . Zoning and Planning Act of the General Assembly of Georgia approved January 31, 1946, and contained in Georgia Laws Supp. No. 6 = 53 eg
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  • Text: MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD EXECUTIVE BOARD Wednesday, May 14, 1969 10:30 a.m. The monthly meeting of the Model Neighborhood Executive Board was held on Wednesday, May 14, 1969 at 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room #2, City Hall. The following members were present: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Chairman Mrs. Mattie Ansley Mr. Clarence Coleman Alderman E. Gregory Griggs Mr. John Hood Alderman G. Everett Millican Mr. J. D. Newberry Deacon Lewis Peters Dr. C. Miles Smith Mr. Bill C. Wainwright Mrs. Martha Weems Mr. J. C. Whitley Absent: Mc. Sam Caldwell Mc. Walter Mitchell Other City Department Heads; representatives from Arthur Andersen and Company, Eric Hill Associates and the Atlanta Housing Authority; representatives from neighborhood organization; the general public and the press were also present. Vice Chairman Everett Millican called the meeting to order. He then entertained a motion for the adoption of the April 15 Minutes. It was so moved and unanimously approved without correction. The Chair- man, Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., then proceeded with the meeting. REPORT OF THE MASS CONVENTION STEERING COMMITTEE Deacon Peters stated that he had no report of the Mass Convention Steering Committee because of the postponement of the regular meeting of the convention. Page Two NEW BUSINESS The Mayor read the letter received from Floyd H. Hyde, Assistant Secretary for Model Cities, which stated that "the city of Atlanta comprehensive city demonstration program has been approved and that a grant agreement in the amount of $7,175,000 has been autho- rized for carrying out the first year action program." The Mayor congratulated Mr. Johnson and the Model Cities Staff for making Atlanta one of the first three cities in the nation to receive funds for implementation of its Model Cities Program. He then moved that the Aldermatic Board be asked for a resolution accepting the grant agreement. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved. REPORT FROM MAYOR ON REVIEW COMMITTEE PROCEDURE FOR EXECUTION OF DELEGATE AGENCY CONTRACTS The Mayor rdéported that the Review Committee that was authorized at the last meeting has met three times to review the projects contained in the program. The members of the committee are: Dr. C. Miles Smith, Mrs. Martha Weems, Alderman Everett Millican, Mr. Walter Mitchell and the Mayor. The committee has reviewed over fifty percent of the projects and will continue to have review ses- sions in the coming weeks. Mr. Johnson had previously suggested that since the staff must review each project for final action before implementation that the staff be allowed to make recommen- dations to the Review Committee for action. Mr. Wainwright moved that this procedure be approved. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved without discussion. REPORT FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE ON DESIGNATION OF BANK FOR GRANT FUNDS Mayor Allen reported for the Finance Committee on the designation of the bank to receive the letter of credit for the $7,175,000. It was the recommendation of the Committee that the Citizen's Trust Company be the designated bank. Alderman Griggs moved that the Board accept the recommendation of the Committee. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved. PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT AGREEMENT Mr. Johnson explained that it would be necessary to draw up a new resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into contract with the Federal Government because of some changes by the Nixon Administra- tion in the handling of the funds. The money allocated under the Page Three grant agreement was allotted by components rather than projects and this called for some changes in the wording of the resolution. Mr, Wainwright moved that a new resolution be adopted to be in keeping with the requirements of HUD. Mr. Coleman asked if line items were transferable. Mr. Johnson answered that line items were transferable by 10% or $100,000, whichever is less. Mr. Coleman then asked who was authorized to make adjustments or transfers. It was concluded from the discussion that followed that the Staff and the Executive Board could make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for any adjustments in a line item. The previous motion by Mr. Wainwright was then seconded and approved unanimously by the Board. DIRECTOR'S REPORT Mr. Johnson presented two groups to give reports to the Board. Mrs. Roslyn Walker, Evaluation Analyst-Model Cities Staff and Mr. Dave Houser of Arthur Andersen & Company presented a report on the Evaluation and Management Information Systems. Mrs. Walker outlined the staff activities to date with its latest work being the preparation of an evaluation framework for the Model Cities Program projects. Mr. Houser explained the management information and control system. He presented a slide presentation of the actual print -out from the computer of the financial and evaluation reports of the projects in the program. Mr. Louis Dismukes and Mr. Paul Muldawer presented the report on the housing study, "Lowering the Cost of Housing", which was com- piled by Eric Hill Associates. The study was a research study to provide background information on the problem of housing in the Model Neighborhood Area. Mr. Dismukes listed the procedure followed in conducting the study and the conclusions drawn from the study. Some of the conclusions were: (1) there are no easy answers (2) the cost of housing can be reduced about 30 or 40 percent by (a) inducing new technologies, (b) removing local constraints (¢) programming housing production to the needs of individualized families and (ad) using maximum housing assistance programs. Mr. Muldawer dis-~ cussed various housing patterns that could be applicable to certain neighborhoods in the Model Neighborhood Area. A discussion followed after the presentation which resulted in Mr. Hood suggesting that the Physical Planning Committee of the Board work with the consultants and review the proposals in the study and bring a report back to the Board. Mr. Coleman then moved that the report be accepted as information and be referred to the Physical Planning Committee for consideration. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved. Page Four Mr. Coleman also moved that the City Attorney be asked to give a ruling on who has the authority to make adjustments in line item contained in the budget, OLD BUSINESS Mr. Griggs said that he had been contacted by Mr. Clarence Ezzard concerning Southside Day Care Center, which is located in the Model Neighborhood Area. He stated that the Board should give some state- ment as to whether Mr. Ezzard's center will be included in the pro- gram. Mr. Johnson stated that it was the recommendation of the Model Cities Staff to proceed with the Day Care Program as it is outlined in the comprehensive plan, which excludes Mr. Ezzard's program. Southside Day Care Center is funded aiready by EOA and it is expected that they will maintain their effort. Mr. Coleman moved that the Executive Board meet with the Board of Trustee of Southside and make some decision at the next meeting. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved. Mr. Millican suggested that in the future consultant reports be given at meetings separate from general business meetings so as to conserve time. Mr. Johnson introduced the latest addition to the Modei Cities Staff who is Mr. Frmk Keller, Physical Planner. The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 p.m. APPROVED: JohnnyC. Johnson, Director Model Cities Program Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Chairman Model Neighborhood Executive Board
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  • Text: SE — EE ————= 2 ae ei: ee ——-= 7 * "are - 2 a z feo OF\TCE OF CITY-CLERK--- =e orth CITY HALL me ae A\LANTA, GEORGIA A RESOLUTION BY PLANNING AND DEVE , OPMENT COMMITTEE WHEREAS, pursuc: t to a resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen on-March.4, 1967, the City of \-lanta has submitted an.application to.the Federal ? Department of Housing and Urbar evelopment for a Mode! Cities planning grant under Title | of the Demonstration | ities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 and, WHEREAS, the announce » at of those cities which have been chosen to receive such grants was made Nove ¢ '6, 1767 and WHEREAS, Atlanta is omc those te beh ond, WHEREAS, if is, importor’ a af the as paahhx phase of this program be started unraediatehy zines this neg 1‘ mited to 4 o04 year period and, | + that the authority * tos program be vested a Bicistigs the St eee the Atlante schoo! Roar, * = Chairman of the Fulton County Carin ssion: one member to be appcinted 6 + — -ernor; and three members to represen? the pr ivate sector E the community; ene trom: "he general public, one from ainong the City's Negro leadership and ore from the Model Neighborhood Area reside 1's. ha NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED &-. % & Mayor and Board of | a | Aldermen her the Medel Neinhibotheod: Executive Bool s 5 nereby created for the -=g5- == See emis esse eeethpneiidigtree me . purpose of administering 4 the planning phase ; of such EA ig ar which is conducted ae under Title | of the’Demonstration Cities‘and Metropal itan Development Act of 1966, commonly known as the Model Cities Program, and for which federal financial ; assistance is received. to tee THAT the Model Neighborhood Executive Board shall be composed of 4 the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, who shall serve as Chairman; two members of the Board of Aldermen, to be selected by the membership of that body, one of which shall be from among those mem\ers representing the first and fourth wards; the President of the Atlanta School (ioard; the Chairman of the Fulton County Commission; | one member to be appointed by tiie Governor; and three members to represent the private sector of the community, cve to be appointed by the Mayor from the _general public, one to be appointec by the Mayor from among the City's Negro leadership, and one to be selected by and from the membership of a committee to be formed representing the citizens of the Model Neighborhood Area (Model Neighborhood Area Council). THAT the Model Neighborhood Executive Board shall have the authority and responsibility for administering the planning phase of the City's Model Neighborhood Program, including the approval of plans and work programs oped by the project staff and the reconcilin f conflicting plans, goals, programs, (pol and time schedules of t th ponsipility f ding to the Board of Ald the gllocation of e responsibility a ecommene 59 © the Board o ermen ecation o funds received for this program from the Federal Government. pene prog deral Goi agencies; and shall have THAT the Mayor is requested to make such sppointments as he is authorized to make under the above provisions and is further requested to contact the Fulton County Commission, the Atlanta Board of Education and the Governor of Georgia, and to request that they make appointments to the Model Neighborhood Executive Board in conformance with the above provisions. ‘ ple (eee eet ee ee ee tae ie a ——— APPROVED NOVEMBER 20, 1967 ADOPTED BY BOARD OF ALDERMEN NOVEM BER | 40, 1967 stead toni t
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  • Text: Chapter 32 URBAN RENEWAL* Sec. 82-1. Duties of planning department. Sec. 32-2. Duties of planning engineer. Sec. 32-3. Determination of phasing and of allocations to be devoted to project areas. Sec. 32-4. Determination of locations of projects. Sec. 32-5. Rezoning recommendations. Sec. 82-6. Processing applications embracing subdivisions, requests for building permits. Sec. 32-7. Commitments by builders. Sec. 32-8. Minimum structural requirements. See. 32-9. Varying specifications in description of materials, Sec. 32-10. Designation of changes in “description of materials”. Sec. 32-11. Restriction on issuance of building permits. Sec. 32-12. Technical committee. Sec. 32-13. Reserved. .Sec. 32-1. Duties of planning department. Urban renewal zctivities of the city shall be conducted in the department of planning under the general supervision of the mayor and board of aldermen through the planning and development committee. The department of planning shall study the urban renewal requirements of the city, to determine ways and means for their accomplishment, and to promote and facilitate timely coordination and orderly development of urban renewal plans, projects and other related activities throughout the city. (Cum. Supp., § 564.3; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2; Ord. of 12-21-64) Editor’s note—-The planning and development committee has been substituted for the urban renewal committee in §§ 32-1, 32-2 and 32-13, pursuant to Ord. of Dec. 21, 1964 abolishing the urban renewal com- mittee and transferring its functions to the planning and development committee. Sec. 32-2. Duties of planning engineer. The planning engineer shall devote particular attention to the requirements and commitments of the “workable pro- gram”, as defined in the National Housing Act of 1954, as amended, and shall call upon the various departments, agen- *Cross references—Minimum housing standards, § 15-21 et seq.; responsibility of department of -building inspector relative to demoli- tion of buildings, § 8-12; director of urban renewal emeritus, § 21-75(y). State law reference—Powers of municipalities as to urban renewal, Ga. Code, Ch. 69-11. Supp. No. 5 * . 1617 ; § 32-2 ATLANTA CODE . § 32-5 cies and agents of the city, as required, to carry out their re- sponsibilities thereunder to include annual revisions for re- certifications of the “workable program”. The planning en- gineer shall insure coordination of capital improvement proj- ects with urban renewal project plans in order to obtain the best possible advantage for the city. He shall frequently con- sult with the mayor and chairman of the planning and de- velopment committee of the board of aldermen and keep them informed as to urban renewal requirements and the state of development of the city’s urban renewal plans, and shall make recommendations thereon for facilitating progress of urban ‘renewal in the city. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.3; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2; Ord. of 12-21-64) Note—See editor’s note following § 32-1. Sec. 32-3. Determination of phasing and all aliocations to be devoted to project areas, The planning department, in coordination with the housing authovity of the city, will determine the phasing considered desirable for construction of F.H.A. 221 housing allocations and what portions thereof, if any, should be devoted to urban renewal project areas, and shall make recommendations ac- cordingly to local F.H.A. officials. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.4; Ord. of 6-1-64, $ 2) Sec. 32-4. Determination of locations of projects. The planning department will study proposed locations for such projects and determine those considered most suitable from the city’s standpoint for 221 housing projects and shall coordinate thereon with local F.H.A. officials. (Cum. Supp., § 564.5; Ord. of 6-1-64, § 2) Sec. 32-5. Rezoning recommendations. The Atlanta-Fulton County joint planning board will make timely recommendations to the zoning committee for rezoning such areas as it considers appropriate in order to facilitate the 221 housing program. (Cum. Supp., § 56A.6; Ord. of 12-21-64) Editor’s note—Ord. of Dec. 21, 1964 redesignated the planning and zoning committee as the zoning committee. . Supp. No. 5 1618 Vea” . --- ee
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Box 15, Folder 2, Document 47

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  • Text: i ok ‘ies Bie = ‘tot, — ae) CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel, 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director January 20, 1969 Mr. Johnny Johnson, Director Model Cities Program 673:Capitol Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Johnny: As you remember the Planning Staff reviewed the proposed Model Cities Land Use Plan late last November and forwarded their comments to me. | discussed them with you and give you a copy of them. | realize it was next to impossible to make any changes at that time while the weight of preparing your final report and application was on you. Now that the application has been approved and the program funded, this would be a good time to continue the planning process through a closer look in order that these questions may be resolved. The original comments have been reviewed again and divided into three categories. The first are observations which we think would be helpful to you but involve no errors of fact nor conflict with plans or policies of the city. The second category involves errors of fact, that is where no difference of opinion exists, somebody just put the wrong color on the map. The third group contains the most serious of these comments, these refer to apparent conflicts between Model City plans as we know them and officially adopted plans and policies of the city. | want to take every opportunity this year to improve our working relationship and insure that all the plans and policies that result will facilitate the implementation of the Model Neighborhood and are consistent with the overall goals and plans of the city. | am sure you feel the same way. Sincerely, ¢ Collier B. Gladin Planning Director CBG/jp :
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 7

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  • Text: May 29, 1969 OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM 673 Capitol Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, Ga. 30315 404-524-8876 Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor J. C. Johnson, Director MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Dan Sweat Director of Governmental Liaison FROM: James L. Wright, Jr. gat Director of one ae Development SUBJECT : Atlanta Housing Authority and Housing Code Division Activities in the Model Neighborhood Area v, Attached hereto, is a revised copy of the policy regarding AHA and Atlanta Housing Code Division in the Model Neighborhood Area. The addendum to the original policy which was developed in February of 1969, refers to properties which have, in recent years, been brought up to City Housing Code standards. This policy is outlined in paragraph 2 under the heading Rehabilitation Policy - Model Neighborhood Area. The Atlanta Housing Authority will obtain a list of structures which have met Code Enforcement standards of the City of Atlanta Building Department -in recent years. Owners whose properties currently meet these standards will have the option of either taking advantage of possible grants or loans under the Atlanta Housing Authority rehabilitation program to meet project standards or continuing to maintain structures in compliance with the City Housing Code. As you know, it was formulated by Messrs. Lester Persells, Executive Director of Atlanta Housing Authority; C. M. Smith, Architectural Engineer; James Smith, Chief Housing Code Inspector; Malcolm Jones, Chairman of Housing Resources Committee; and myself, representing the CDA. This agreement was reached during the meeting with you in your office on May 26. The purpose is to provide the most equitable arrangement to benefit property owners in the rehabilita- tion program. cc: Mr. William Wofford Mr. Lester Persells Mr: C. M: Sm2th Mr. Malcolm Jones Mr. James Smith Mr. Johnny Johnson
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Box 15, Folder 2, Document 74

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  • Text: URBAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC. FULTON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING e SUITE 710 e ATLANTA, GA. 30303 ¢ 404-523-2877 BETHLEHEM, PENNA. ° DENVER, COLO. ° SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. July 29, 1969 Mr. Dan E. Sweat Director of Government Liaison 206 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Sweat: It was a pleasure meeting with you to review our work for the Atlanta Housing Authority as it relates to the Model Cities plans and the Stadium Authority's future space needs. Our sincere thanks for providing time from a busy schedule. Your comments were very enlightening and we have since discussed the stadium activities with the Chairman, Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Scarborough, the Manager. Hopefully, we were able to give you a brief insight into the work we are doing and our concern for the stadium's need for additional parking space. A plan must be developed that will recognize the long range needs of both the stadium and the Model Cities Neighborhood. This will not be an easy task, but after reviewing the existing conditions we are confident that a workable plan can be achieved which would be an asset to all peo ple using the area. Again, thank you for your aid and please do not hesitate to call if we can be of assistance. Sincerely yours, Matin <. Gilera Martin C. Gilchrist Executive Vice President cc: Mr. Arthur L. Montgomery Mr. Lester H. Persells Mr. Johnny C. Johnson MCG/nh PLANNING THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS e INDUSTRY ® GOVERNMENT
  • Tags: Box 15, Box 15 Folder 2, Folder topic: Model Cities | 1968-1969
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