Archive for June, 2011

Public Invited to Participate in Transportation Townhall Meetings

June 7, 2011

On June 13, members of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable will begin engage residents in selecting transportation improvements for the Atlanta region through phone calls. 

This series of telephone townhall meetings will reach out to more than 1 million residents through and will allow roundtable members to speak directly with members of the community about the Transportation Investment Act and local transportation priorities. Residents of designated areas will be called at random each night through an automated system and invited to participate in the telephone forum. If they choose to participate, they can discuss their priorities with local Roundtable representatives who are preparing to select projects to be funded by a regional penny sales tax referendum in July 2012.

The telephone townhalls will be held on June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Residents who participate in the calls will be able to ask questions of and make suggestions to their local elected officials, who will be on the call. To participate, residents simply stay on the line after answering their phones. They will be automatically connected to the meeting. Each night will focus on different counties in the 10-county Atlanta region:

June 13 – Henry County 6 p.m. and Douglas County 7:15 p.m.

June 14 – Cherokee County 6 p.m. and Cobb County 7:15 p.m.

June 15 – DeKalb County 6 p.m.

June 20 – Fayette County 6 p.m. and Gwinnett County 7:15 p.m.

June 21 – Rockdale County 6 p.m.

June 22 – Fulton County 6 p.m. and Clayton County 7:15 p.m.

Anyone who doesn’t receive a call, but wishes to participate in the townhall, can call a toll-free number and enter the appropriate PIN for their area. PIN numbers will be posted online at


Healthy Homes & Communities Resource Document Available for Download

June 3, 2011

The recent June 1 Atlanta Regional Housing Forum focused on how to plan and implement healthy homes and communities, and the impacts this has on our daily lives and our health. If you were unable to attend the forum, ARC has put together a resource document that summarizes the forum’s conversation and provides information about each of the speakers.

In addition, this resource document provides information about local and national programs, sites and research related to the topic.

This resource guide can be downloaded through the site, or by clicking here to immediately download the PDF.

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