MLPA ANNUAL MEETING TONIGHT-The MLPA Annual Meeting to elect a new board is tonight, Monday, April 24, at 7:00 PM at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N. Morningside. All are welcome, but only members may vote. Doors will open at 6:30 so those wishing to update their membership may do so. At the meeting we will vote on amended by-laws and a slate of new officers.
Don’t miss the Annual meeting. The Morningside Elementary School Choir will perform and Girl Scout Troop #21340 will provide free childcare so that parents may attend.
I-85 COLLAPSE NEWS–The bridge collapse has snarled traffic around our neighborhood. Be a good neighbor by setting a good example when driving intown: observe speed limits, stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, respect cyclers, and watch out for kids.
Go to the Georgia DOT for maps of the road closures and suggestions on detours. For now, the Piedmont Road underpass has reopened with 1 lane going north and 3 lanes going south. The mayor has suspended several road projects to keep roads open until the overpass is repaired. Watch for news on the closure of Piedmont as placing the supports for the new overpass will necessitate its shutdown at some point.
MLPA’s Traffic committee is working with Wan’s office and APD to ensure the safety of our neighbors. We have a Pace Car campaign to publicize our efforts to make sure our traffic laws are observed. You can join the program at the Annual Meeting April 24th. They have also begun fundraising to conduct a traffic study/create a master plan. Donate here.
MLPA POSITION ON RENEW ATLANTA PLANS FOR MONROE / BOULEVARD–MLPA believes that the issues with traffic and pedestrian safety on Monroe must be addressed in a holistic way that does not simply transfer the problem to another part of the neighborhood. For over a year, the MLPA has been working with the City of Atlanta and RenewAtlanta to communicate this. We recently met with Renew Atlanta again, and forwarded this letter to their office and our City Council Representatives. See the Committees>Traffic page for more info.
It is imperative that neighbors review and submit comments on their proposal. Click to review plans. The comment period has closed but you may contact them through their website.