One of the best ways to be heard in Atlanta is to get involved in your local Neighborhood Planning Unit. There are 24 NPUs covering different parts of the city of Atlanta, and the mayor and City Council must consider recommendations from each of them. Each NPU also has a representative who votes on the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, which hears zoning, land-use and other key neighborhood issues before passing them on to City Council. NPUs meets once a month, and NPU-B, which covers Buckhead and Brookhaven, is the next group to meet, on Tues., Aug 2.
To find out which NPU you belong to and when it meets, visit www.atlantaga.gov. NPU-B will meet from 7-9 p.m. in room 158 at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road. For more info, call 404-233-1355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Atlanta Planning Board The board, which works with city Neighborhood Planning Units, meets every month to discuss land use, zoning, transportation, environmental quality, parks and open spaces, and other issues. www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6899. Every third Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Council Chambers at City Hall, 68 Mitchell St.
· College Park city Council Citizens of College Park are invited to attend council meetings. Issues not on the agenda may be addressed at the beginning of the meeting. Each comment must last no longer than 10 minutes. www.collegeparkga.com. 404-669-3754. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. City Hall, 3667 Main St., College Park.
· Decatur City Council City Council meets to discuss local government and address community issues. www.decaturga.com. 404-371-8386. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Temporary City Hall, 233 E. Trinity Place, Decatur.
· DeKalb Commissioners Come in person or watch the live broadcast on Channel 23, which is replayed throughout the week. Minutes available at www.co.dekalb.ga.us. 404-371-2082. Second Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m.; fourth Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.
· East Atlanta Community Help shape the future of East Atlanta Village. Attend the East Atlanta Community Association meeting to learn more. www.eaca.net. Second Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Branan Towers, 1200 Glenwood Ave.
· East Atlanta Marketing By working with local businesses, the marketing committee aims to promote East Atlanta Village and provide services that residents will enjoy. For more info, e-mail email@example.com. www.eaca.net. 404-521-1122. First Monday of every month, 7 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Joe's coffee shop, 510 Flat Shoals Ave.
· East Point City Council East Point residents are welcome to attend regular City Council meetings. Local government and city planning will be discussed. www.eastpointcity.org. 404-765-1133. First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 2777 East Point St., East Point.
· Fulton Commissioners Come to the commission meeting at the beginning of the month to hear zoning cases or at the end of the month to hear commissioner and county manager issues. www.co.fulton.ga.us. 404-730-8200. Third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.; first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St.
· Kirkwood Environmentalists This group focuses on parks and greenspace. They work on tree planting, care and protection of the Kirkwood area. If you are committed to preserving the charm of the Kirkwood area please attend. www.historic-kirkwood.com. 404-370-0856. First Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Sun In My Belly, Kirkwood, 138 Kirkwood Road.
· Kirkwood Neighbors The residents of Kirkwood are invited to attend this monthly meeting to discuss community business. Second Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m. Turner Chapel AME Church, 545 Hyde Drive.
· Midtown Fulton Dems Democrats are called to ride your mighty donkey to Manuel's Tavern and proclaim your love of liberty. Fulton County Democrats meet every month to talk about future candidates and to raise funds for the candidates that share their goals. www.fultoncountydemocrats.org. 404-317-8205. Every third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave.
· Neighborhood Planning Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) are citizen-run councils that advise the mayor and Atlanta City Council. Each NPU meets on a monthly basis to solicit community concerns. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older whose primary residence is within the NPU, or any business within the NPU. To find out which NPU you belong to and when they meet visit www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6899. Dates vary.
· One of Edgewood is the neighborhood organization for Edgewood. Discussions include neighborhood issues, visits from city officials, and reports from the Atlanta Police Department. www.oneedgewood.homestead.com. 404-522-0556. Second Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Whitefoord Elementary School Cafeteria, 35 Whitefoord Ave.
· South Atlanta neighbors (SAND) is comprised of Ormewood Park, Boulevard Heights, Benteen Park, Woodland Hills and McDonough Guice. Residents are encouraged to attend SAND meetings and voice their concerns. www.sandatlanta.org. First Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Ormewood Presbyterian Church, 1071 Delaware Ave.
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