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At-a-Glance

DISTRICT 1 MILESTONES


Since taking office nearly two years ago, some of the many great things happening in City of South Fulton District 1 includes:

  

  • Working with the developer to get GDOT to allow for tree clearances so Publix would proceed with opening a new store at Sandtown Crossing II at the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway and Campbellton Road.
  • Facilitated the IGA for the City of South Fulton (versus Fulton County) to do the zoning and permitting on the 80 units of senior housing being developed on Riverside Drive. 
  • Never imposed a building moratorium in District 1 which resulted in over 150 building permits, as a result we have benefited from new construction on Cascade Road, Barrington Trace, Woodside Hills, Enon Pine and Wynn Creek (soon to begin).
  • Hosted economic development and housing tours to showcase District 1 that has resulted in increased interest and forthcoming projects (early stages) that will include more housing (to include senior units) and more commercial retail space. 
  • Addressed the most blighted property in District 1 on Reynolds Road which has been addressed and was an eyesore for years. 
  • Worked with our Police Chief Keith Meadows to address the loitering and drug sales that were occurring at the Citgo. The barber shop is now closed. 
  • Worked with GDOT to get Campbellton Road paved from Enon Road to Camp Creek Parkway, and secured additional cutting along Campbellton Road working with the Promenade Oaks HOA. 
  • Regular cleanups hosted with the Cascade Business Merchants Association, and regular attendance at their monthly meetings. In addition, to doing my own inpromptu solo cleanups along Bakers Ferry and Boat Rock Roads (hot spot for litter)
  • Worked with the (Ashlee Meyers) Atlanta Postmaster to make improve the aesthetics of our post office on FIB which was overgrown and still in need of more beautification. This took a year to accomplish! 
  • Hosted several meetings to solicit resident input on Public Art for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), roundabout project at Sandtown and Boat Rock Roads.
  • Worked with Mayor and GDOT to secure lighting under freeway underpass at Cascade Road and I-285. I also initiated the effort to light up the entire city not just District 1. 
  • Focused on reporting potholes to public works, installing yield signage for soft shoulders along New Hope (in front of Versailles subdivision) and Fairburn roads, and requested tree limbs get cutback in the right-of-way throughout District 1 to improve visibility and road conditions. 
  • Our District has enjoyed four ribbon-cuttings for new businesses – Indulge Salon and Spa, Gocha’s Breakfast Bar, Evolving Learning Center, and the Pain 2 Wellness Center. -
  • Secured $50,000 to install a flashing traffic beacon on Campbellton Road near Asa Philip Randolph Elementary School and Sandtown Middle School to help keep our children and adults safe. 
  • Hosted “Coffee with a Cop” to bring police officers and the community members that they serve together to discuss issues and learn more about each other over coffee. 
  • Fully supported Mayor William "Bill" Edwards effort to open mini-police precincts throughout our city, including the co-located station inside the fire station on Cascade Road. 
  • Worked with Risk Manager to help identify churches located in District 1 to serve as emergency shelters in our community. 
  • Utilized budgeted District 1 funds to purchase tables and chairs for the Sandtown Recreation Center, grills and shade structures for the park to kick off efforts to beautify the park and recreation center. 
  • Mulched the medians on Cascade Road in the commercial corridor, and work with Atlanta Councilwoman Marci Overstreet to use City of Atlanta prisoners to clean the exit ramps. Hosted meeting with City of Atlanta and City of South Fulton police personnel to address the water selling at the 1-285 exit ramp (again call the police when you see it occurring). 
  • Advocated for and secured over $15K to replace the lighting in the Sandtown Park Gymnasium and the purchase of three new sets of bleachers for the park. 
  • Used District 1 funds to purchase supplies, games and athletic equipment, yoga mats for the Sandtown Recreation Center. 
  • Co-sponsored two “Healthy South Fulton Family Fun Day and Back-to-School Giveaway” at Sandtown Park with Councilwoman Gumbs and Touch of Life Chiropractic, many area businesses and community-based organizations supported the well-attended community event (drew over 1,500 attendees and distributed over 500 book bags) 
  • Hosted inaugural Westlake High School “Lunch and Learn Career Speaker Series” to expose our youth to 15 different professionals who volunteered their time to share valuable information about their chosen professions, educational attainment, and training with students. 
  • Produced “Team Up to Clean Up” Public Service Announcement (PSA) and take part in community cleanup efforts and the monthly effort hosted by the Cascade Business Merchants Association along the business corridor. 
  • Resolved over 771 issues identified or sent to me by constituents for follow-up from everything from downed trees, animal breeding to blighted properties. 
  •  Worked with public works for tree trimming along Reynolds, Wallace and New Hope Roads.
  • Distribute weekly newsletters, host quarterly town hall meetings, popup conversation meetings and schedule one-on-one meetings with constituents to address their concerns.  In addition, to mailing our first District 1 year in review to highlight the work done in our district.


DID YOU KNOW? Cityhood was established in 2017. At the close of 2018, our city successfully transitioned municipal services required by state statute for its nearly 100,000 residents. Check out our transition dates:


  • Transportation – November 2018
  • Public Works – November 2018
  • Police – March 2018
  • Planning and Zoning – July 2017
  • Permits – July 2017
  • Parks and Recreation – May 2018
  • Fire Rescue – February 2018
  • Community Development – July 2017
  • Fire Rescue – February 2018
  • Community Development  – July 2017
  • Business Licenses – July 2017


Per our city charter, we had two years to transition from Fulton County. At the close of 2018, debt borrowed to begin operations of our city was successfully paid back.

LET'S CONTINUE BUILDING TOGETHER

  • PUBLIC SAFETY 
  • HEALTH & WELL BEING
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT