GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the May 2013 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for Zoo Atlanta.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident.
  • Please reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.  Take conversations into the lobby.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.

Call to Order – 7:30pm 

Officer Reports


  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space & food!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Recognize elected officials
  • Fundraising


  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • Please check in or sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Revised bylaws vote



  • Updated Treasurer’s report

Committee Reports

Public Safety

  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Zone 6 APD update
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor (Assistant District Attorney, Paul Arena-Camarillo (404) 265-3457; [email protected])


  • Neighborhood Communication Survey results


  • Tour of Homes Update

Historic – No report


  • Wesley International Academy move
  • New GPPN leader

Land Use and Zoning

  • 800 Glenwood
  • 303 Oakland Ave

Parks & Recreation

  • Grant Park Conservancy update
  • Atlanta’s Green Fun Fest, Saturday, 06/08/13 | Charity Woods & Eric Barnes
  • BronxDay Cookout, Saturday, 07/27/13| Christopher "Kameek" McArthur
  • House in the Park, Sunday, 09/01/13 |Ramon Rawsoul Guyton & Karin Smoot

Transportation – No Report

Economic Development – No report

New Business/Open Floor

  • Campaigning rules: 30 Seconds! |Introduce yourself & tell where people can get more info.

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 5/22/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Transportation Committee: Wednesday, 5/22/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Technology Committee: Thursday, 5/30/13, 7pm, Dakota Blue
  • GPNA: 6/18/13, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 6/06/13, 7pm, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 6/06/13, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 6/24/13, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Monthly BeltLine101 Presentation: 3rd Tuesday’s, 6pm, Historical Concepts in Glenwood Park

General Info:

  • When contacting the police: Call 911 to get the call logged; then call the Zone 6 precinct at 404.371.5002.
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
  • Tax deductible Sunburst for your home: $50.00 | Purchase:
  • Receive neighborhood alerts/newsletters | create account at; Include zip code!
  • Add your business to the online directory |
  • Report crimes or tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers 404.577.TIPS

Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s mission:
Preserve  the historic legacy of our Grant Park neighborhood;
Promote  the diversity of our Grant Park neighborhood today; and,
Protect  the green spaces of our Grant Park neighborhood for future generations to enjoy.


GPNA Meeting Agendas