Date:                                                    September, 2015
Time:                                                   7:32 pm to 9:14 pm
Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                            Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                          Jeffrey Rogers - Vice President
                                                          Kristin Andris - Secretary                                                          Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                          Geoff Roper - Fundraising
                                                          Paul Simo - Homes and History                                                           Kim Holland - Philanthropic
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology
                                                          Jim Vorix - Transportation

7:32 pm            Meeting Commenced
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Welcomed everyone, explained the agenda and open floor rules, and voting eligibility
  • Thank you to Zoo Atlanta for allowing the use of the building for the meeting
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Traffic Study Resolution approved by a vote of 28-1-1
  • Trees Atlanta, Alex Beatley
  • Education
    • SEACS (Southeast Atlanta Communities for Schools) will host an IB townhall meeting on Thurs, Sept. 17, 7pm, Maynard Jackson HS
    • Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is hosting a yard sale on Sat, Sept. 19
    • King Middle School - Erica Nimmons & Shevon Howard
      • King won attendance record with 91% attendance
      • In process of getting an IB program
  • Grant Park Conservancy Update
    • Explanation of large events and permitting process. Permits are handled through city. If you see rules broken, call 9-1-1 to report.
    • Lantern Parade, Oct. 23, 6 pm
  • GPPN Update, Kim Ritger
Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
  • If you have a GPNA meeting reminder yard sign, please email Jeffrey at [email protected]
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • Presented minutes from August 2015
Philanthropic, Kim Holland Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Gathering, September 24, 5-8 p.m., Agave Restaurant 
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing [email protected] 
  • Zone 6 APD update - Lt. Desmond Floyd, [email protected], (404) 673-9423
    • Keep your car clean
    • 43% decrease in crime compared to this time last year
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Memorial Drive: Larkin Coil Adaptive Re-use (AKA Habitat for Humanity) update
  • Grant-Ormond Neighborhood Commercial: Mediterranean Restaurant to be included
  • Berne/Mercer Development Vote: LUZ Recommendation to ZRB
  • 734 Mercer Subdivision motion approved unanimously
  • GPNA will withdrawal from Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition
Transportation, Jim Vorix
  • ANCS Safe Routes to Schools Letter of Support- Motion to support approved unanimously
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • No report
  • Mothball event planning in works. It will be held on Nov 14 at Rec Center
  • No report

Meeting minutes from August 2015 approved.

Open Floor Discussion:
  • Oct. 3 is Old Fourth Ward Flex Night
  • Sept. 27 is Atlanta Preservation Center discussion on Leo Frank lynching
  • Concern expressed for large events not being permitted correctly by city

9:14 pm - Meeting Adjourned



GPNA Committee Minutes