GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2016, April 19

GPNA Meeting Minutes
Date:                                                    April 19, 2016
Time:                                                   7:32 pm to 9:04 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
                                                         Rick Hudson - Land Use & Zoning                                                           Tom Merandi - Philanthropic
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology
                                                          David Lively - 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, May 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Motion to approve Center for Working Families' Morning of Inspiration for $500 - motion approved unanimously
  • City Council Member Carla Smith: Update
  • Elayna Wilson, ANCS Update
  • Shevon Howard, Kind Middle Update
  • Board of Education: Leslie Grant, (404) 643-9652
    • Community Coffee and Conversation about Education - First Friday and Saturday of every month
    • Overview of Turnaround Strategy, which Board recently approved.
    • E-SPLOST Referendum is on May 24. The penny sales tax supports education.
  • GPPN Update, Annie Burch
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
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • No minutes to present
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Gathering, April 28, Doc Cheys
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing [email protected] 
    • Follow Court Watch to see how you can advocate for your community's safety at trials
  • Zone 6 APD update - Lt. Floyd, Zone 6
    • Update on Crime
  • No Report

Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • 1039 Grant St - Modify conditions to do an adaptive reuse
  • 842 Berne St - Motion to approve conditions agreed upon by GPNA & SAND LUZ - Motion approved with 2 abstensions and 0 opposed
  • Turner Field Update
  • Park Pride: Upddate on Lanier Park

  • Tour of Homes Update

  • Sign up at and follow us on Facebook

Homes & History
  • Review of Historic Districs
  • Preservation Tip: How to avoid common mistakes on historic porch railings

Open Floor Discussion:
  • Update on flooding in Peoplestown. Petition to thank Mayor Reed for efforts being done to resolve issue.
  • Old Fourth Ward - Fire in the Fourth will take place on May 21. Invitation for all to attend; expect road closures.

9:04 pm - Meeting Adjourned


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