The Congestion Mitigation Task Force has been commissioned to advise transportation authorities on the best solutions to Atlanta's traffic woes -- and the task force wants to hear from you. At a Mon., Oct. 31, hearing, the group will be exploring which transportation initiatives are most important and deserve the most attention and money from state and local government. The task force seeks input from the public to find out what people want regarding mass transit projects such as trolley lines, light or heavy rail, and buses. If you can't attend the meeting but would still like to comment on possible traffic solutions, e-mail email@example.com.
The hearing will be held from 11 a.m.-noon at the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Offices, Marquis One Tower, 245 Peachtree Center Ave., Suite 900. Sign up for two minutes of comment time beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more info, call 404-463-3272 or 404-463-3000.
· College Park City Council Residents are encouraged to discuss matters relevant to College Park. Third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; first Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. City Hall, 3667 Main St., College Park. 404-669-3754. www.collegeparkga.com.
· Decatur City Council The council meets twice a month to discuss local government and address community endeavors. Third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; first Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Temporary City Hall, 233 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-371-8386. www.decaturga.com.
· East Point City Council Local government, community endeavors and city planning will be discussed. Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.; first Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 2777 East Point St., East Point. 404-765-1000. www.eastpointcity.org.
· Fulton Commission Come to the Fulton County 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. First Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.; third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St. 404-730-8200. www.co.fulton.ga.us/commissioners.
· Kirkwood Environmentalists This group focuses on preserving parks, planting trees, and protecting the Kirkwood neighborhood. First Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Sun in My Belly, 138 Kirkwood Road. 404-370-0856. www.historic-kirkwood.com.
· Neighborhood Planning Unit The city's Neighborhood Planning Units 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. Dates and times vary. To find out which NPU you belong to and when it meets, visit www.atlantaga.gov. 404-330-6899.
· Run for Justice The Atlanta Legal Aid Society is having its 15th annual Run for Justice event to benefit the organization, which provides legal representation for low-income families. The run will start at Fire Station No. 19 in Virginia-Highland at 9 a.m., Sat., Nov. 12. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 after Nov. 5. To register, go to www.rungeorgia.com or call 404-327-7738. www.atlantalegalaid.org.
· School Superintendent talks The Georgia State College of Education and the Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence are hosting an event during which Beverly Hall, Atlanta's superintendent of schools, will discuss progress being made in local public schools. This event is free to the public, with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-651-4033.
· South Atlantans for Development 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. First Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Ormewood Presbyterian Church, 1071 Delaware Ave. www.sandatlanta.org.
· Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable The Roundtable is a monthly program designed to promote green efforts in Georgia. Topics vary between different environmental problems and their sustainable solutions. RSVP and get more information at www.southface.org. First Friday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St. 404-881-4663.
· Town Hall Meeting Cobb Commissioner Helen Goreham will hold a town hall meeting to discuss issues important to northwest Cobb. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.; first Tuesday of every month, 9 a.m. Cobb County Building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. 770-528-3313. www.cobbcounty.org.
· Young Dems of Atlanta The Young Democrats of Atlanta meet monthly to socialize, talk politics, and figure out ways to get young people involved in campaigns. First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave. 404-525-3447.
· Young Republicans The Buckhead Young Republicans hold socials on a monthly basis. Drinks, politics, and networking are all on the menu, as well as free appetizers. Fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. Location varies monthly. 770-265-5268. www.buckheadyr.org.
· CL events:
· Political Party Join CL Editor Ken Edelstein and a panel of local politicos and players at the next Political Party. The event, which is open to the public and encourages discussion of issues facing metro Atlanta, is held the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. (doors), at Dad's Garage Theater, 280 Elizabeth St.
· Air Loaf Listen to CL's writers and critics discuss what's going on around town on Air America's "Air Loaf." Tune in to 1690 AM weekdays at 7 a.m., noon, 5 and 9 p.m.
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