Nov 15, 2023 - News

Politic-ATL: 4am last call in Atlanta? Not so fast

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Which Atlanta bars would you be willing to chill at until 4am? Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Here's what's happening around Atlanta City Hall this week.

🏠 New housing fund: Atlanta has a new $500,000 forgivable loan program to support affordable housing on sites owned by faith institutions.

  • 20 to 25 projects will get up to $25,000 to cover appraisals, surveys, architectural renderings and other allowable costs.
  • The loan is funded through Atlanta's Housing Trust Fund. This is for properties in the city, and projects must include affordable housing.
  • To apply, complete a partner profile for the Mayor's Faith Based Development Initiative and a funding application.

🍺 Last call legislation: A City Council proposal to extend last call at bars from 2:30 to 4am died during a Monday council committee meeting.

  • Councilwoman Keisha Sean Waites said she introduced the ordinance for the community to weigh in on the pros and cons of the matter. Most of the public speakers at the public safety meeting voiced opposition.

🚯 Trash fines: Councilman Amir Farokhi wants to amend the city's trash laws to charge people a $500 fine for littering on 100 square feet or more of private or public property.

  • Quick take: This law will likely pass at Monday's council meeting.
  • The bottom line: Use those trash cans, folks.

👔 Second-chance jobs: WorkSource Atlanta is hosting a Second Chance Career and Resource Fair on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center.

  • The fair connects second-chance employers to residents who were previously incarcerated.

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