Simply put – the cost to deliver the full scope of the initial program considerably exceeds the funding available from the Renew Atlanta Bond and TSPLOST revenues.
Thus, we are working diligently to transparently prioritize and re-baseline the initial program lists to deliver the greatest impact to Atlanta’s above-ground infrastructure and transportation network with the available funds.
Community development plans often overlook the needs of Black boys
Through this re-baselining, we are dedicated to engaging stakeholders to help inform the process.
We must ensure our policies that improve safety and mobility don’t disregard our Black boys.
Decisions around recreation centers will be made which are safe havens for many Black boys after school.
Also decisions on improvements for sidewalks, street lights, parks and parks are made.
Your engagement makes a difference in the equity!
Transportation Committee Meeting, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Atlanta City Hall
Round 1 Public Engagement Sessions January 22-30, 2019 at Various Locations
Transportation Committee Work Session, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Atlanta City Hall
Transportation Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Atlanta City Hall
Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.