Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sponsored by District 1 Councilwoman Carla Smith, event promotes electronics recycling, hazardous waste products collection, paper shredding and cooking grease collection.
Today is EcoDepot Recycling Day. Sponsored by the office of District 1 Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith, the recycling will take place at the orange lot of Turner Field from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Electronics account for up to five percent of landfill volume and contribute up to 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills because every year newer and better products are being sold to consumers. The goal of electronic waste recycling is to promote the recovery, reuse, and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment and to encourage the design, manufacture, and purchase of environmentally responsible electronic equipment. The following items will be accepted at the city of Atlanta’s EcoDepot Recycling Day: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Robert Z. Welsh would go up against incumbent Carla Smith.
Robert Z. Welsh, a native Atlantan and Peoplestown resident, announced Thursday that he plans to run for Atlanta City Council District 1, challenging Carla Smith, the incumbent. In a statement, Welsh said he believed "it's time for fresh ideals, new energy, and real action on behalf of District 1 resident. Furthermore, I want to represent the interest of all District 1 residents, not just a handful." Smith, who lives in Woodland Hills, has already announced her plans to seek re-election. District 1 is comprised of several neighborhoods, including Summerhill, Peoplestown, Grant Park, Woodland Hills, Ormwood Park and Chosewood Park. Welsh is a state budget official and has formerly worked for the Georgia Senate Budget Office and Georgia …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
'I have every intention of running again this year to continue the successes our district has achieved over the years.'
Saturday, January 5
by Patch Staff Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith said Friday she will seek re-election for her District 1 seat in November 2013. “The information circulating on online media regarding me not seeking re-election is erroneous," Smith said in a statement. "I have every intention of running again this year to continue the successes our district has achieved over the years.” Smith is currently implementing the recommendations from the South Moreland Livable Centers Initiative Study and beginning a Lakewood LCI Study. Smith also has been heavily involved in environmental issues. She has served on several other committees and boards before coming to City Hall, including: chairwoman of the SAND Welcoming Committee, chairwoman of St. Paul …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
City planning department and Councilwoman Carla Smith to give overview on proposed development guidelines.
The city's Office of Planning, along with District 1 Councilwoman Carla Smith and District 12 Councilwoman Joyce M. Sheperd are hosting a series of neighborhood meetings to present a brief review and update of the proposed zoning changes for the South Moreland Avenue Livable Centers Initiative Study. They also will gather public input from the community with respect to the proposed district provisions and boundaries of the proposed development districts. The first such meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Martha Brown Methodist Church in East Atlanta. The South Moreland Avenue LCI Study was completed in 2008 and established guidelines about how the corridor south of I-20 ought to be developed. The meetings follow Smith's…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Since PARKatlanta began issuing tickets almost 31 months ago, more than 150,000 unpaid tickets have run up a total of $7.4 million.
As if Atlanta motorists don't have enough reasons to be slightly enraged when behind the wheel. Now, they could be looking at paying more in fines when parked at an expired meter. On Monday, the full Atlanta City Council is expected to discuss and possibly vote on proposed legislation that could have motorists doing just that. If approved, the legislation, drafted by at-large Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis, increases the initial fine for an overstayed meter by $10 to $35. If the ticket is not paid within 14 days, the fee doubles to $70. And if it's still not fully paid within 45 days, the penalty increases to $95. The June 18 meeting of the council at 1 p.m.follows a June 13 meeting of its transportation committee which approved …