Box 13, Folder 11, Document 56

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Box 13, Folder 11, Document 56

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Office of General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

July 20, 1967


Mr. Jesse Hill, Jr., Co-Chairman
Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference
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P. O. Box 897

Atlanta, Georgia 30301

Dear Mr. Hill:

Thank you very much for your telephone call to my office on
Friday, July 14 and your letter of July 17, 1967, requesting
that we withold the earmarking or committment of some $350,000
for park purposes until a committee of the Atlanta Summit
Leadership Conference can meet with me.

First of all, the City has formerly committed itself to purchase

of park site North of the expressway in the West End Urban Renewal
Area; a park site adjacent to the W. C. Hills School in Bedford-
Pine Urban Renewal Area; a park site in the Western portion of

the Rawson-Washington Urban Renewal Area; and, a park site in the
Rockdale Urban Renewal project. Our best information from the

City Comptroller is that these park sites must be purchased and

are part of the overall Urban Renewal projects for the respective
areas of the City. The rather limited funds that are left after
the purchase of these properties have been very carefully allocated
to a number of urgent projects on the southside, westside, and
northeast side of our City. The suggested priority list of projects
has been submitted to the Park Committee of the Board of Aldermen
and, through the City Comptroller to the Finance Committee of the
Board of Aldermen. We expect to have a called meeting of the

Parks Committee in a few days after the members have had time to
review and digest the project list.

Regarding your request to meet with me on Tuesday, July 25, I
would certainly be glad to meet with you but I think it would be
best for you to discuss your requests with the Parks Committee
of the Board of Aldermen since they have the final say-so on
priorities, etc., pertaining to Park and Recreation facilities.
You may care to correspond with Alderman Charlie Leftwich, the
Chairman of our Committee and, of course, Alderman Williamson,


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your Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference, is
also a member of the Aldermanic Parks Committee.

If you would still care to meet with me on July 25, just give
me a call and thank you for your continued interest, I am




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eneral Manager of
Parks and Recreation

Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor, City of ei ee

Rev. S. W. Williams, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership

Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference and Member of Aldermanic Parks Committee

Alderman Charlie Leftwich, Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee

Alderman Buddy Fowlkes, Vice-Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee

Alderman G. Everett Millican, Member, Aldermanic Parks Committee

Honorable Milton Farris, Chairman, Finance Committee

Mr. Charles L. Davis, Comptroller, City of Atlanta

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