Process for Residential Permit Parking Designation

At our last MCA meeting, neighbors indicated that they were interested in participating in a residential permit parking program in order to limit the impacts that festivals were having on our community and to make any residents-only parking designation legally enforceable. Attached, you will find documents provided by the office of Councilmember Carla Smith pertaining to the process and requirements to make that happen.

As of September 2018, the process requires residents to submit a written request seeking a residential permit parking designation that includes the signature of “one adult resident from 70 percent or more of the residences within the area”. Furthermore, the minimum area to establish permit parking is two contiguous block faces. The caveat is that the petition-signer must be the property owner. For this and more information, please click the following attachments:

Mechanicsville Residents Discount Code for Afropunk 2019

Representatives from 787 Windsor presented at Monday’s Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting to talk about the Afropunk event happening this weekend. In recognition of the impact to the community, Afropunk will be offering discounted tickets to community members. If you are interested, please purchase tickets using the following code: Here’s the code Afropunk producers created –APLOCAL

Here’s a direct link to purchase tickets:

Atlanta Board of Education District 2 Runoff Election

The special election runoff will be held on October 15, 2019 for Atlanta Board of Education District 2 to fill the remainder of our former school board representative, Byron Amos’ term.

Here are your candidates in the order in which they qualified to appear on the ballot:

  1. Aretta Baldon |
  2. Davida Huntley |

Though the election is on October 17th, early voting will go from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11, from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.

If you’re not sure if you fall under ABOE D2, please know that 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.