Atlanta Fair and Universoul Circus Coming to Mechanicsville

The Atlanta Fair will be back in the neighborhood from March 8 – April 21st. Also, Universoul Circus will be hosted in Mechanicsville going forward, beginning this month starting January 30th. The Grey lot where these are events are being held is owned by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, which is an authority established jointly by the City of Atlanta and Fulton County. If you have concerns, now’s the time to start bringing them up:

Atlanta City Council District 4: Cleta Winslow
P: (404) 330-6047

Atlanta City Council Post 1 At Large: Michael Julian Bond
P: (404) 330-6770

Atlanta City Council Post 2 At Large: Matt Westmoreland
P: (404) 330-6302

Atlanta City Council Post 3 At Large: Andre Dickens
P: (404) 330-6041

Fulton County Commission District 5: Marvin Arrington Jr.
P: 404-613-0200

PlayGround @ 656 Sports Bar & Grill

This email serves to notify you both of our plan to hold ‘PlayGround’ in the private parking lot of 656 Sports Bar & Grill on February 3rd, 2019.  The event will run from 11:00 am – 6:00 p.m. and will consist of sport based, carnival themed, installations, (e.g. Basketball pop-shots, Football toss, classic arcade games & etc).  There will also be a custom mural display in tribute to Colin Kaepernick for his career sacrifice to protest systematic oppression and police brutality.  We will send a schematic of the footprint approximately 2 weeks from the event date.

Feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.


Ahmad Ali

Windsor Supermarket Liquor License

Attached is the liquor license change of ownership filed by Windsor Supermarket (307 Richardson Street). Representatives from the business presented to the Mechanicsville Civic Association body on Monday, January 7th. The community voted against the change of ownership. Windsor Supermarket will now present to NPU-V for approval on Monday, January 14th. If you have comments or concerns, more information about the meeting can be found here.

Application: Windsor Supermarket 307 Richardson St

APD Zone 3 Precinct Command Contact Information

Major Murphy, the Commander for APD Zone 3, attended our January meeting last week. Neighbors raised concerns about the treatment and behavior of some of our Zone 3 officers, especially during major events impacting our neighborhood. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach Major Murphy at the following:

Major Celeste M. Murphy
Zone Commander, Atlanta Police Department Zone 3 Precinct
880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315
Office: (404) 624-0674
Cell: (404) 558-4911
Fax (404) 546-9053

Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting This Thursday (12/6) @ 6:30pm!

Please join us for our monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association meeting, Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 PM. The meeting date has been moved back because our normal meeting room will be used for runoff election activities.
Note that this will be a pretty packed meeting agenda-wise–
  • We will also be holding both nominations and elections for next year’s board.
  • We will also be discussing and voting on proposed changes to the bylaws to
    • Extend board member terms from 1 year to 2 years, and
    • Change the general body voting requirement to be that a member must have attended more than one meeting.
We hope to see you there!

Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest Route Survey

Atlanta Streets Alive is returning to southwest Atlanta next year, and ASA is seeking community input on where the route should be. Please see below, and please fill out their quick survey and have a say in how we can build safer, accessible streets in our community:
Safe, complete, and inclusive streets call for community involvement. That’s why we are asking the community members of Southwest Atlanta to help us select a route for a September 29 Atlanta Streets Alive.
The route selection process starts now! Are you a resident of Southwest Atlanta? We want your participation. Here’s how you can make a pitch for an Atlanta Streets Alive – Southwest that will have the best impact for your community:
Take our quick, three-minute survey by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Ask your neighbors to take the survey too!

Emergency Shelter Locations

This information is a week old, but it could be helpful if you know anybody seeking shelter over the next few days:

This a list of the centers that will open this evening. As we begin to experience freezing temps, please begin alerting your clients and guests about the overflow shelter beds available below. Also, please ensure your outreach teams are spreading the word to unsheltered individuals. Also, at the end of this email are opportunities to assist in the effort by supporting the resource needs of our shelters who go above and beyond every winter to ensure individuals stay warm and safe. Please consider sharing that with your networks.

The following shelters will offer cold weather overflow when the temps drop below 40 and 35 degrees (see notes for specifics):

At 40 degrees and below:
Salvation Army: 469 Marietta Street, Atlanta 30313—will activate tonight
30 men, 10 women and 2-3 families
Beginning at 5pm for referral, entry at 9pm
At 35 degrees and below: *likely for Saturday night and early next week but please consult updated forecast
Gateway: 275 Pryor St SW, Atlanta 30303
35 men and 10 women
Beginning at 7:30pm
24/7: 404-215-6615—please call before referring/transporting
Mission at the Shepherd’s Inn: 156 Mills Street, Atlanta 30313
men, 25 cots. Client beds/cots may be requested in person beginning from 8am-10am
Trinity: 265 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
9 women
Beginning at 8pm
City of Refuge: 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. 30314
Single women Monique Rolland
Beginning at 4:30pm
City Baptist Rescue Mission: 316 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
10 men
Beginning at 4:30pm
Donna Center: 865 Warner Street SW Atlanta 30310
20 single women
Beginning at 4pm

Gateway: Water, towels, and wash towels, blankets
City Baptist: coats, jackets, long sleeve shirts, socks, hats, gloves.
Salvation Army: cleaning supplies for mats, face masks, Kleenex, hand sanitizer and snacks
Solomon’s Temple: 25 cots and 30 blankets
Trinity: Sack lunches, juices, blankets, pillows
City of Refuge: Blankets, sheets and pillows
Donna Center: cots and blankets