I. Welcome & Introductions
BCN Chair Mary Norwood called the meeting to order. A BCN Board quorum was present. The meeting room was extremely crowded, with a number of people having to stand at the edges of the room. About 115 attendees attended, including speakers.
Twelve speakers made excellent presentations on a variety of topics related to improving public safety. The material covered is far too lengthy to be repeated or summarized in these minutes. An audio recording of the meeting was made.
a. Zone 2 – Current Status – Presented by Major Shaw, Zone 2 APD Commander
b. Fulton County Update – Presented by Robb Pitts, Fulton County Chair
c. City Update – Presented by Felicia Moore, City Council President
d. APD Zone Re-alignment – Presented by Dustin Hillis, Public Safety Chair
e. Zone 2 Prosecutor Update – Presented by Nemonie Nooks, Fulton County Asst DA
f. BCN Public Safety Resolution – Presented by Mary Norwood, BCN Chair
g. Recommendations – Presented by JP Matzigkeit, District 8 Councilman
h. Commercial Establishments – Presented by Valerie Sellers, BCN Public Safety Chair
i. HB 340 and SB 164 – Presented by Beth Beskin, BCN Legislative Liaison
j. Probable Cause Hearing Complaint Room – Presented by Ken Allen, former APD IBPO President
k. Discussion of BCN Public Safety Resolution – Led by Mary Norwood, BCN Chair
l. Petition and CCU Update – Presented by Amber Connor, Concerned Citizens United
m. Adopt-a-Judge – Presented by Taryn Bowman, Fulton County Judicial Watch
n. Q& A and discussion of Public Safety Resolution – Led by Mary Norwood, BCN Chair
III. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the January BCN meeting were approved.
IV. BCN Motion – Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods to Partner with Trees Atlanta
Mary Norwood made the motion to have the BCN Board approve a motion to become a Trees Atlanta partner in supporting a new tree ordinance that requires the City to plant more trees, buy forested land, and save our existing tree canopy. The motion to approve the following document was approved.
V. Next Meeting – Tuesday, April 9 – Board Only
Attachments: PROPOSED Security Resolution