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Fulton County Launches Online Poll Worker Training

Fulton County Launches Online Poll Worker Training

Atlanta, GA--  (sent by Fulton Communications)  Fulton County’s Department of Registration and Elections will begin Online Poll Worker Training on March 31, 2011. The online training contains the same curriculum as what is taught in the existing training class.

The web-based course covers polling place procedures that are to be carried out prior to the election, during the election and after the election. It includes video demonstrations, pop quizzes and a final exam. Participants can complete each section at their own pace.

Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Fulton County Public Works Seeks Public Comment Regarding Transportation Projects

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton Communication)  Fulton County wants your input to develop recommendations about the county’s future transportation needs through the year 2040.  The Transportation Investment Act requires each of the state’s 12 regions to conduct regional roundtable consisting of the Commission Chair from each county along with one mayor from each of the counties.

Your participation is extremely important in the planning process and to the development of the project list.

Atlanta Fire Dept. Receives $9.8 Million Federal Grant

Atlanta Fire Dept. Receives $9.8 Million Federal Grant

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the Atlanta Fire Department received a grant for $9.8M from the Dept. of homeland Security and FEMA.  The funds are part of S.A.F.E.R., which is an acronym which stands for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response.  The award provides for:

  • an increase in staffing and enhanced efficiencies on emergency incidents by providing four firefighters to staff each fire apparatus;
  • enhanced overall safety of citizens and firefighters; and,
  • reduced multiple fire station responses to emergency scenes, which include additional staffing and equipment for  2nd and 3rd Alarms.  

Councilmember Keisha Bottoms Teaches Financial Responsiblity to Atlanta Youth

Councilmember Keisha Bottoms Teaches Financial Responsiblity to Atlanta Youth

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Dexter Chambers)  Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms is pleased to host a three-day course designed to teach Atlanta’s youth personal financial responsibility and money management skills that can last a lifetime.

The Youth Financial Literacy Program will equip youth with the necessary critical economic thinking tools needed for tomorrow’s economy.

The free program will be held on Saturdays from February 19 until March 5 at The Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Road, S.W. For more information or to register call 404-330-6054 or 404-660-2461 or email kbottoms@atlantaga.gov Space is limited.

Fulton County Seeks Public Input on Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds

Fulton County Seeks Public Input on Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton Government) 

The Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services needs community input on $3,094,895 allocated under the Fulton County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3).  The funds are authorized for emergency assistance for redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential properties within the County’s jurisdiction.  They address critical housing needs in the County’s highest risk census tracts because of foreclosures, abandonment and community blight.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in public hearings for the NSP3 Substantial Amendment. Comments expressed by citizens at the hearings will be included in the Amendment and submitted to HUD.  The scheduled public hearings are:

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

12:30 p.m.

Roswell Library 115 Norcross St.

Roswell, GA 30075

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

5:00p.m.                     

Southwest Library 3665 Cascade Rd.,

S.W., Atlanta, GA 30331     

Time Change for Fulton County Board of Assessors Meeting

Time Change for Fulton County Board of Assessors Meeting

Atlanta, GA--  According to an email we received from the Fulton County Government, "The Fulton County Board of Assessors will begin their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. instead of their usual meeting time of 12:30 p.m."

The meeting will continue to be held in the Board of Assessors Conference room in the FC Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street, suite 2052.  For more information you can always log on to www.fultonassessor.org

Meet Your Local Councilwoman Next Week at Town Hall Meeting

Meet Your Local Councilwoman Next Week at Town Hall Meeting

Atlanta, GA--  Next week, Thursday, residents of District 11 in SW Atlanta will have the chance to meet and greet their local councilwoman.  Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms will host a District 11 Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Ben Hill United Methodist Church, located at 2099 Fairburn Road, S.W.

Residents of that area will have the chance to discuss issues facing their neighborhoods and to relay their concerns. Councilwoman Bottoms said that, "Last year, we had over 400 attendees at the Town Hall meeting.  It is my hope that the community engagement and dialogue will continue this year.