We would like to clarify one of our agenda Items for this month's meeting on 11/19/2019.  The subject of neighborhood parking permits is an information only post.  We are going to start having meetings on this topic in 3rd quarter of 2020.  We are doing this because we want to have actual data and experiences to inform our requests to the city.  Please email [email protected] to stay in touch and up to date as time approaches.

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of GPNA. The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • Please turn all cell phones to off or at least vibrate.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.
  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.
  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn. We practice discussions in this meeting, NOT conversations.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Officer Reports

  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Reminder, the general meeting’s purpose is to provide a brief summary of the monthly committee meeting outcomes and also general neighborhood updates
  • 2020 Elections
    • Election process review (https://gpna.org/2020elections?s=
    • Voting
  • Welcome to new members and businesses: Name, Street, hobby; burning question?
  • Zone 6 APD update
    • 8th annual toy drive: Drop off at 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr on Dec 11. Contact Emily Hart at [email protected] for more information
  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)
  • Mary Naoum, Program Manager Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative (www.prearrestdiversion.org)
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update - (www.GrantParkParents.org) - Gwen Link, secretary
    • Winter Wonderland: 12/14 from 4-6pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church
    • Candlelight Tour of Homes: 12/14 and 12/15
    • GPPN Playgroups
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member. Committee Sign-up Sheet
  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word
  • October Minutes
  • Report
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Court watch update
Economic Development
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!
  • Next Gathering: The Harp with date TBD
  • 2019 Annual Sponsorship package
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
  • Filming day notices information
  • Report
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • If you are not receiving contact information from GPNA, please contact [email protected]
Homes & History
  • Preservation Tip of Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Gateway update, including clarification of restaurant operator
  • Neighborhood parking
  • V19-246 – variance on accessory building on Milledge
Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety: Every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Technology Committee: Every fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., email [email protected] for location
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab
  • Homes & History Committee: Every 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • NPU-W Land Use and Zoning: Every 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
General Info:
  • If You See Something, Say Something™: When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; then the Zone 6 precinct at 404-371-5002.
  • To report City service related issues, dial 311.
  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org
  • Submit articles for The Porch Press: email MS Word documents to [email protected]
  • Get a sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase at www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Like us on Facebook; Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at www.gpna.org to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
  • Local Business Directory: www.gpna.org/directory/partners