City Council District 6 Newsletter

wan_190Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan’s current e-newsletter for District 6 includes important updates on the following:

  • Monroe Dr / Boulevard Complete Street Next Steps
  • Important Voter Information
  • Music Midtown 2016
  • Atlanta Streets Alive on Sunday, September 25th
  • Labor Day Solid Waste / Recycling Collection Reminder

You can read the e-newsletter in its entirety here.


February City Council District 6 Newsletter

wan_190Click here to read the latest from City Councilmember Alex Wan’s office, including updates on:

  • 2015 Infrastructure Bond Hearings Continue
  • Park Pride Awards Grant in District 6
  • Google Fiber Coming to Atlanta
  • Municipal Court Amnesty ProgramMorningside Mile – and Yeah! Burger Dine-Out – to Benefit Fire Station #19
  • Spotlight on City of Atlant Government: APD

Please note the following from Wan on the status of Fire Station #19:

Clarification About Fire Station No. 19 Replacement Plans

Fire Station No. 19 is one of three fire stations slated for replacement in 2016. This list is generated as solely a proposal to lifecycle all stations based on such variables as age, building code, etc. However, the capital necessary for a new facility has not been budgeted, nor are there yet any viable sources, thus dramatically lessening the likelihood that this will actually happen. As a result, preliminary meetings between Atlanta Fire & Rescue and concerned residents have taken place, and plans are underway to renovate the fire station.



Atlanta City Council District 6 Newsletter

wan_190To read City Councilperson Alex Wan’s latest newsletter, click here. This issue includes updates on:

  • Holiday Safety Reminders
  • Morningside/Lenox Park Public Safety Meeting
  • Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Recognizes Rich Chey
  • Help Shape the Clifton Corridor
  • Center for Hard to Recycle Materials to Open in 2015
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Midtown

City Council District Six Newsletter

wan_190Here’s a link to City Councilperson Alex Wan’s latest newsletter,  which includes updates on:

  • ATLVision 2015 Infrastructure Bond
  • 2015 Budget Update: Millage Rate
  • New Monroe Dr. Crosswalk Protocol
  • Bike Boxes – What’s All the Green Paint About?
  • Love Your Block Grants in District Six
  • Jazz Festival Rescheduled for June 22
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Virginia-Highland (yes, we’re kind of partial to this item)

City Council District Six Winter Storm Update

wan_190Passing along the following information and link to e-newsletter from our City Councilperson Alex Wan.

I hope that everyone is staying safe during the current weather conditions in Atlanta. Here is some important information I want to share with you regarding the situation:

  • Please avoid getting on the roads if at all possible, particularly as the temperatures continue to drop, and the roads begin refreezing.
  • The City’s priority has been to assist GDOT with unclogging the interstates. We are also working on clearing major arterials through the City, followed by secondary streets.
  • The Mayor’s office informs us that abandoned vehicles in the City of Atlanta street right-of-ways are simply being moved to the side and out of the way, and not to other lots. Where the City is assisting GDOT in clearing the interstates, cars are also being moved to the side and not to another lot. In instances where vehicle owners are with their cars and need assistance, those cars are being towed to lots.
  • The City will be mobilizing with meals this evening for those that are still stranded in their cars and in shelters, fire stations, etc. Please help us make sure that those in need are accounted for by having them call 911 or contact Michael Sterling in the Mayor’s office at 404-664-1921.

We also learned earlier this afternoon that all Atlanta Public School students are now safely at home. City of Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools will remained closed tomorrow due to the weather and icy road conditions.
I will continue sharing updates with you as I receive them. Please be safe in all of your activities until everything melts.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


City Council District 6 Newsletter: June 2, 2013

Click here to read the latest newsletter from District 6 CIty Councilperson Alex Wan. The newsletter includes updates on today’s City Council vote on the proposed legislation to sunset or amortize adult businesses along the Cheshire Bridge Rd. corridor, a Peachtree Road Race safety update, and update on the status of the Atlanta Ferris Wheel, and more.


Wan Provides Update on Proposed Cheshire Bridge Road Neighborhood Commercial Legislation

Following are comments made by District 6 City Councilperson Alex Wan in an email to constituents regarding neighborhood commercial (NC) legislation proposed for the Cheshire Bridge Road commercial corridor.

Click here to read an online version of the email.

I want to thank everyone for all of the feedback that you have provided me regarding the proposed Cheshire Bridge Road Neighborhood Commercial (NC) districts legislation – both those that support the effort and those that have raised concerns about its impact. Please know that I have been taking everything into consideration.

After careful deliberation, I have requested that the Planning and Law Departments to submit the following substitute legislation to the Zoning Review Board for consideration at its next meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall:

NC-4 Substitute Legislation for ZRB
NC-5 Substitute Legislation for ZRB

There are essentially two revisions to each.  First, the legislation now applies only to adult businesses within NC-4 and NC-5 (versus all non-conforming uses as originally presented), and second, the amortization period has been extended from two to five years.  It is my hope that the amended legislation, if adopted, will help the corridor realize as much of the vision set forward by the original Cheshire Bridge Task Force Study in 1999 as possible, while further minimizing the number of businesses that would have been negatively impacted by the legislation as it was originally proposed.

As clarification, these new versions are complete substitutes for the previous proposals, which will no longer be under consideration (put another way, these amendments are not in addition to what was on the table before but replace that language.)

I encourage everyone to continue participating in the legislative process, which includes the ZRB meeting on Thursday night where the board will hear the application again and may render its recommendation to Council on the proposal.  The meeting is open to the public.  However, public comment is limited to 10 minutes in support and 10 minutes in opposition, unless the board elects to extend that time.

Zoning Review Board Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:00 pm
Atlanta City Council Chambers

From there, it moves to City Council’s Zoning Committee and then to full Council for deliberation.

As always, I continue to welcome your feedback and questions on this matter.  Please contact me at (404) 330-6049 or if I can be of assistance.

I appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in our city government.



City Council District 6 Newsletter

Posting this introduction and link to Councilmember Alex Wan’s most recent District 6 newsletter.

Welcome to this edition of the Atlanta City Council District 6 eNewsletter.  Click on this link for a recap of some of the important issues being considered by the Council.  Please visit the District 6 web site for additional information, including our new District 6 calendar, a great resource for staying involved!

As always, I encourage your feedback and comments.  Please contact me at (404) 330-6049 or if I can be of assistance.

I appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in our city government.

– Alex


Read Councilmember Alex Wan’s Latest eNewsletter

Here’s a link to District 6 City Councilmember Alex Wan’s latest eNewsletter with updates on his efforts to introduce legislation to gradually reduce legal, non-conforming land uses along the Cheshire Bridge Road Neighborhood Commercial District; local intersection upgrades related to the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program; the proposed new Falcons stadium; and distribution of larger recycling carts to city residents.