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City Council Takes First Steps on Sidewalk Ordinance

August 1, 2015

by Jack White As many people know, VHCA and Virginia-Highland property owners made a tremendous investment in sidewalks over the last 2.5 years. This was possible because neighbors and VHCA stepped up financially, and because VHCA was able to bundle over 200 improvements to move the repairs through the city. To this day it is very difficult for individual citizens to repair…

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PEDS to Host July 30 Sidewalk Maintenance Forum

July 21, 2014

Passing along the following from our friends at PEDS. Unfortunately, this meeting is the same night as the BeltLine overlay district meeting for the VaHi area so you’ll have to pick your poison. The VHCA plans to have representation at both meetings. The Atlanta City Council is considering an ordinance that will dramatically change the…

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Atlanta City Council Utilities Committee Schedules Study Session on Changes to Sidewalk Policy

July 16, 2014

By: Jack White, VHCA Planning Committee The City Utilities Committee began consideration this past Tuesday July 15th of a bill introduced by nine members that would place legal responsibility for sidewalk repairs and maintenance upon the city instead of adjoining property owners, as is currently the case. The Department of Public Works asked that the…

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Atlanta City Council to Consider Changes to Existing Sidewalk Policy

July 11, 2014

By: Peggy Berg, VHCA Safety Chair Nine Atlanta City Council members are co-sponsoring legislation to remove a city ordinance that requires homeowners to pay to repair sidewalk abutting their property. This legislation will be considered at the July 15 meeting of the City Utilities Committee, 9:30 am, Committee Room #2 on the second floor of…

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City Utilities Committee Holds Sidewalk Repair Price Increase

June 30, 2014

By: Peggy Berg VHCA Safety Committee Chair Peggy Berg, VHCA President Jack White, and PEDS President Sally Flocks appeared at the Council Utilities Committee on June 24th asking that pending legislation 14-O-1240 be held. The proposed legislation reflected the Department of Public Work’s calculation that the actual cost of sidewalk repairs made by the city was $10.28 per…

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