Date: July 10, 2019
Media Contact: Timothy Ezell, Director of Court Administration and Court Support Services
Phone: 404-613-9071
Email: timothy.ezell@fultoncountyga.gov
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2019



The Fulton County Magistrate Court will update stakeholders on legislative changes to the Abandoned Motor Vehicles process on July 19, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center, room 1132/33, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

The Georgia Legislature reformed the current Abandoned Motor Vehicles Statutes with legislation effective September 1, 2019. These sweeping changes will modify court practices.

Whether you identify as law enforcement, towing company, repair facility or owner of a car deemed abandoned, this session will inform your decisions under the new law. The Fulton County Magistrate Court will present changes in the AMV law, as well as the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in AMV proceedings.


Qualified Candidates For ABE District 2 Seat

There will be a special election on September 17, 2019 for Atlanta Board of Education District 2 to fill the remainder of our school board representative, Byron Amos’ term. Here are your candidates who will appear on the ballot for that election. Candidates appear below in the order in which they qualified:

  1. Chadd Jonesmith
  2. Paula Kupersmith
  3. Keisha Carey
  4. Aretta Baldon
  5. Will Chandler
  6. Nathaniel Dyer
  7. Davida Huntley
  8. Ed Johnson
  9. Christopher Brown

ABOE D2 encompasses Atlanta City Council Districts 3 and 4. This means that only Mechanicsville residents living north of Dodd Ave will be able to vote in this election. Here’s the entire ABOE D2 map.

You can learn more about the election and the candidates here: http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/council-divisions/municipal-clerk/2019-city-of-atlanta-special-election

Community Wealth Building Accelerator

The Guild’s 2019 Community Wealth Building Business Accelerator is a unique business advancement program for existing minority-owned small businesses seeking to open or retain a brick and mortar retail location in the Atlanta area.

Accelerate Southside is a two-part pilot program comprised of an immersive business accelerator training offered by The Guild (2019 Community Wealth Building Business Accelerator) + Invest Atlanta (Commercial Down Payment Assistance Program).

With a focus on the 30-acre Pittsburgh yards site located on the Atlanta BeltLine, the program will support minority entrepreneurs interested in purchasing a shipping container to locate at the Pittsburgh Yards Shipping Container Garden.

The deadline to apply is JULY 15th!

Supporting documents:
Accelerate Southside One-Pager
Guild Accelerator Flyer

For more information: https://www.theguild.community/community-wealth-accelerator

Upcoming Festivals at 787 Windsor Up for Vote on Monday (7/8)

Good morning everyone!

Just a head’s up, two special event applications will be up for a vote at Monday’s July NPU-V meeting that will impact the Mechanicsville community (https://www.facebook.com/events/360747711251051/). 787 Windsor will be presenting on two events coming up over the next couple of months:

Like Glue Fest (8/3) – 2000 attendees https://cityofatlanta.sharepoint.com/sites/dcp/oozd/npus/Hyperlinks/NPU-V/Special%20Event%20Applications/2019/July/Like%20Glue%20Fest%20(OF)%208-3-19%20AMENDED.pdf?cid=c3373875-fd26-4bd6-a87b-962bb1de6a50

Revolt Hip Hop Summit (9/12 – 9/13) – 2000 attendees each day https://cityofatlanta.sharepoint.com/sites/dcp/oozd/npus/Hyperlinks/NPU-V/Special%20Event%20Applications/2019/July/Revolt%20Hip%20Hop%20Summit%20OF%209-12_9-14-2019.pdf?cid=a14367cf-c952-4d88-8c08-2a8d3a3e870b

Please come armed with your questions, comments, and concerns. NPU-V will vote on both of these events.

West End Livable Centers Initiative Community Workshop

This significantly impacts the Mechanicsville community, so your attendance is strongly encouraged!
The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. Additional information is included in the attached fact sheet.
Community Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:00am – 1:00 pm
Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
504 Fair Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Portions of Mechanicsville, Adair Park, and Pittsburgh are included in the planning area, so community members are strongly encouraged to attend. Though the first kick off meeting will be this week, the first workshop will be held in July.

You can learn more by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/318232272450276/


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Dunbar Elementary 5K Walk, Run, and Bike

Greeting Partner and Friends of Dunbar

Save the Date September 28, 2019

We cordially invite you to participate in our second annual 5K Walk, Run and Bike:). This event will raise money to provide quality educational programming for students at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School. The event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Your sponsorship will help defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorships are used to register students and parents and provide complimentary drinks and snacks for each race participant. The Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees (FPSE) will sponsor the first 100 participants from each school. Participation fees from our partners and friends fees are just $35.00. All checks should be made payable to the Atlanta Partners for Education (APFE).

Please come out and support :).


Michelle Byrdsong-Walker M.Ed
Parent & Community Engagement Specialist
Atlanta Public Schools
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School
500 Whitehall Terr. SW Atlanta, GA 30312
P: 770-572-6563
O: 404-802-7950