We provide services that are mostly focused on land use, urban and community development. These services can include local road and pipe networks (water supply and sewage disposal), rubbish collection, street lighting, public libraries, swimming pools and playgrounds.The ability to provide for local needs is one of the strengths of local government.

 
   
     
     
 
 
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  Southwest Atlanta Fall Festival
  Calling all citizens of Atlanta to come see what’s in store! For ghost and goblins to win prizes galore. Join Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis at the Camp Creek Marketplace (in the Movies ATL parking lot) for an afternoon of games, food, music and crafts for children (must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian that can provide proof of residency in the City of Atlanta). Parents/guardians are requested to remain at the festival with their children. Free medical and dental screenings will be available for the children while enjoying exciting inflatable’s and obstacle courses.

October 30, 2010
12:00 pm-4:00 pm Camp Creek Marketplace
3760 Princeton Lakes Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 513-4400

     
  Tuesdays with Councilman H. Lamar Willis
 

Tuesdays with Councilman H. Lamar Willis has always upheld the long time legacy of a good game of BINGO. Each Senior High-Rise that we visit enjoys a lunch and a few rounds of Bingo in which they receive Councilman Willis as the celebrity caller. Also, incorporated are raffle prizes ranging from gift cards to prize bags. To find out more information please contact our office

Office: 404-330-6041

     
  2010 Senior Holiday Bingo Bash
  This holiday season, Councilman H. Lamar Willis has formally announced that he will be throwing an ENORMOMOUS HOLIDAY BINGO BASH for the Seniors Citizens of Atlanta. With food, live music, and a HUGE Bingo projection screen, this holiday bash will be filled with celebrity guests and prizes.

December 15, 2010
6-9pm at Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30303-3543
(404) 330-6000

 
 

Public Safety - Women’s Self Defense

It is time for our community to stop the violence across the City and for efforts to be carried out in our society. According to the National Organization for Women, averages of three women a day were murdered in the U.S. in 2005. Most targets are young women with low-incomes that are victims of domestic violence and rape. Furthermore, the Justice Department has estimated that one in five women will experience rape or attempted rape during their college years. In order to improve the safety of Atlanta’s young women, Councilman Willis hopes to develop a team that will handle Women’s self defense in the city. This will help to improve the safety around Atlanta college campuses and Neighborhood Planning Units.

 
 

Education - Helping Our Students

Literacy is a powerful skill for the students of Atlanta to reach their potential as future individuals, professionals and citizens. Councilman Willis is geared toward getting parents and students more involved in reading to improve literacy in Atlanta and ensure better educational opportunities for our future. Also, internship programs will soon be available for students to get involved with community partnerships and initiatives for college credits toward a degree.



 

Recycling - A Greener Atlanta

Atlanta’s current recycling plan allows for all recyclables to be placed together in one bin and is separated at the processing facility through what is known as “single stream recycling.” The separated items are sold to other companies that take the recycled materials and make new products. Much of what is recycled in Atlanta can be used by businesses in Georgia helping towards jobs and the economy. Recyclable items in Atlanta include:

  • All Paper Products (NO Food Contaminated Boxes, Paper like Pizza Boxes, Paper Towels, Napkins, or Wax Coated Cartons)

  • Shredded Paper in a Clear Plastic Bag

  • Glass: All bottles and Jars that are rinsed (NO Plates, Cups, or Windows)

  • Rinsed Aluminum Cans ( NO Foil, Trays, or Plates)

  • Steel (tin) Food and Aerosol Cans ( NO Metal Hangers/Wires)

  • Plastics: Rinsed Hard Plastic Food Containers and Plastic Bottles stamped with a number 1,2,3,4,5,6, or 7 inside the chasing arrows ( NO Plastic Bags, Hoses, Pipes, Wire, Furniture, Polystyrene, Hangers)

  • Cardboard: Broken Down or Cut to fit in the bin (NO Styrofoam and Cardboard must be kept dry)

  • NO Wood or Building Materials

Other Cities across the United States have expanded what can be recycled and have promoted good recycling habits. By using modern technology to enhance education and awareness, cities such as Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ventura, Ca, Philadelphia, and Queens, New York found new ways to motivate citizens to stay green. Recycling initiatives from local stores, deduction off sanitation bills, and adding recycling bins across the city are some steps in the right direction that these cities have already begun to expand.

One invention that has been a success is the Big Belly which holds up to five times more than conventional city trash cans. By reducing the number of trips made, municipal governments reduce the amount of time, money and fuel in order to collect trash. For example, Philadelphia inaugurated its first Big Belly in 2009 and within a matter of months over 500 units were installed, and only 210 of them included a recycling bin (gardeninggonewild.com). The compacting bins can hold up to eight times as much waste as a regular trash can and the city stands to save money on staff time, fuel costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2005, the Atlanta Regional area disposed of over 77,000 tons of plastic beverage containers and over 20,000 tons of aluminum cans. However, if the City of Atlanta continued to expand on items such as plastic bags, pipes, wires, and more recycling options around the city, then citizens would not be limited as to what they can recycle and Atlanta would be a greener place to live.

 

     
 

Pride Party

Come join Councilman Willis for a great opportunity for networking with members of Atlanta GLBT community and supporters. Complimentary admission, light refreshments and a live show are all included with exciting raffle prizes. The Post 3 Pride Party will also be Co-sponsored by Councilmember Alex Wan, Council District 6. It’s time to party so come join the scene.


6-9pm at Halo Lounge
817 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308-1144
(404) 962-7333

     
    Toll extension would be latest change of course for GA 400
Headline Date: 9/24/2010
Source: AJC
On Friday, the big one may get broken. As of Thursday afternoon, both the State Road and Tollway Authority, chaired by Gov. Sonny Perdue, and the state Department of Transportation’s board were scheduled to meet in quick succession on Friday morning. The agenda: whether to keep the toll on Ga. 400 after 2011, in spite of long-ago promises it would come down. Perdue has called a news conference for right afterward. (click to view full article)