To keep citizens better informed, the Mighty 6 provides the Lifeline UPDATE and Special Reports and News & Notes, which supplement the quarterly Lifeline newsletter. The UPDATE is published and posted on this website, and can be emailed to citizens who provide their email address to the Mighty 6 District Office. To do so, just go to the CONTACT US page and submit a message with your contact information.
- January 12: Disrupting the Pipeline: Fulton County Programs Targeting Youth and Young Adults (Partial List)
2016 UPDATES and SPECIAL REPORTS
- November 11: T-SPLOST Project List Adopted by Voters
- June 7: Muhammad Ali Tribute
- June 6: Annexations Notices To Cities
- June 3: T-SPLOST Projects
- May 26: Memorial Day Tribute; T-SPLOST Update; Youth Summer Safety Camp Opens; Children's Summer Arts Camps set to begin; Election Results (Unofficial) in
- May 12: 2016 Community Services Program includes Major Awards for Children and Youth Category; BOC to consider Resolution Aut horizing Approval of the Stork’s Nest (Pre-natal Care) Program; Fulton County to Partner with Georgia DFACS to implement Georgia Teen Work Internship Program; Unincorporated Fulton County T-SPLOST Allocation : $94,434,545.
- May 5: Celebrating Mothers on Mother's Day: District 6 Youth join “Mighty 6 Conversations;" Early Voting In Progress; BOC to salute Valedictorians and Salutatorians; and Youth Public Safety Camp Applications Available.
- April 28: Union City holds Community Health Day; BOC approves Community Service Program funds: Children and Youth programs highlighted; Early Voting Begins; District 6 Calendar of Events for May.
- April 21: District 6 Neighbors come together for Cleanup Project; Bulky Trash Waste Day draws hundreds; Childrens Summer Arts Camps set to begin.
- March 24: 25 young adults hired at District 6 Job Fair; Burdett Gym Boys Basketball Team wins State Championship; Important Dates and Deadlines.
- February 2016 Issue: Cam Newton honored by the BOC; 2016 brings new major road improvements to South Fulton; Youth Task Force set to launch; January Comprehensive Plan Workshops Completed
- NEW YEAR'S ISSUE: A look back at the MIGHTY MOMENTS of 2015!
2015 UPDATES and SPECIAL REPORTS
- December 11: Proposed Budget for FY2016 presented by Budget Commission; Final District 6 Hearings set for Monday, Dec 14; BOC to vote on budget Wednesday, Dec. 16; New Fire Station opening in District 6.
- December 3: New traffic light goes up at Butner Road/Highway 92; BOC approves rezoning request by Doug Crawford to build 396 apartments at Cascade Road/Fulton Industrial Blvd. Darnell motion to deny fails for lack of second; Auto Lease business establishment on Old National Highway to add auto sales, application to rezone property approved by unanimous vote; 4-story Fairfield-Marriott hotel coming to District 6.
- November 19: FY2016 Proposed General Fund Budget presented; reserves projected at $101 million; FY2016 Proposed South Fulton SSD Fund Budget presented; District 6 Budget Hearings to be held;New streetlights coming to Old National Hwy.; Fairburn-Utoy Springs Roads Project Approved; Residents express concerns on crime, quality of life at District 6 Public Safety Meeting.
- November 5: District 6 Town Hall Roundup: We asked, Residents Answered, so what did they say?; Don't miss the Public Safety Follow-up Meeting November 16; Board of Commissioners reviews Racial Profiling Report
- October 29: Darnell holds Public Hearing on Public Safety; Commissioner Darnell speaks to Cascade Business Community; Mighty Moment with the Old National Merchants Association; District 6 Boy Scout interviews the Commissioner.
- September 10: Mighty 6 Town Hall Meetings kick off Thursday, Sept. 17; New traffic light improves safety on Campbellton Road; Quoting Frederick Douglass on struggle and progress.
- September 3: Fall Bulk Waste Amnesty Day Scheduled for Saturday Oct. 10; Mighty Moments at Pointer Ridge; Hundreds show up to apply for jobs at Career and Resource Expo; Mighty6 Town Hall Meetings set for three dates, locations in September.
- August 20: Butner Road/Highway 92 intersection improvement: Temporary solution under review by Fulton, State officials; Town Hall Meetings set for September in 3 locations; Right-of-Way Trash/Litter Pick-up Schedule for Week of August 24
- August 13: Mighty Moments with Melanie Manor-Pierce Road Community; District 6 Fulton County Services/Access Survey Submission Deadline Extended to Sept. 8; Children and youth highlight next ‘MIGHTY6 CONVERSATIONS’ program; Mighty 6 Opens new District Office on Stonewall Tell Road; Construction Division Announces August Right-of-Way Trash/Litter Pick-up Schedule; Mighty 6 District Town Hall Meetings set for September.
- August 6: ‘Mighty6 Conversations’ focuses on children and youth;Commission denies Kroger application for fuel center at Cascade Road/I-285 store;Darnell joins District 6 residents in promoting crime prevention at annual “National Night Out;” Darnell shares Mighty Moments with members of Devonshire HOA.
- July 30: Darnell greets children; reviews Summer Lunch Program at District 6 Parks; Darnell welcomes new firefighters to Fulton County Fire Rescue Department; Proposed Cascade/I-285 Intersection improvements introduced to residents; Code Inspection kicks off FY2015 Demolition Program in District 6.
- July 23: Blight removed as County demolition program begins; County to enforce solid-waste operator standards; BOC millage vote cuts taxes, creates layoffs and $85 million cuts in 2016 and the Quote of the Week on Kroger Fuel Pumps!
- July 16: Celebrating the grand opening of the New Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing along with a calendar of upcoming events and the MIGHTY6 QUOTE OF THE WEEK!
- July 9: This edition of THE LIFELINE UPDATE is focused on hearing from you and your neighbors. To participate in our MIGHTY 6 DISTRICT SURVEY, click this link. This survey focuses on access to County facilities and programs and performance of County-wide services including services in cities and in Unincorporated Fulton.
- July 2: Mighty Moments at the Old National/Flat Shoals Area Clean-up; Summer Litter Pick-up Plan updated schedule; Time “Flies” as Aviation Community Center celebrates Anniversary.
- June 18: Mighty Moments at Canaan Woods; Beautification coming to historic District 6 cemetery; Open Letter of Condolence to The Mother Emanuel AME Church Family after Charleston terror attack on black churchgoers; Mighty 6 QUOTE OF THE WEEK!
- June 11: Butner Road/Highway 92 talks reopen; South Fulton Library Renovation/Construction Project: Guaranteed
Maximum Price (GMP) Approved; “Mighty 6 Conversations” puts spotlight on equity; plus the all new Quote of the Week!
- June 4: Darnell extends Congratulations to Fulton County Youth Commission; FRESH grants to benefit District 6 Youth;BOC approves $3.6 million in Human Services Grants; Commissioner Darnell shares Mighty Moments with District 6 seniors
- May 28: Seniors voice concerns on Transportation, Employment and Affordable Housing at Older Americans Month Symposium; Public Works sets Summer Litter Pick-Up Plan; BOC approves street sweeper purchase for SSD
- May 21: Environmental Scan reveals facts about Fulton County; A Mighty Moment on Community Day; New Commission District 6 Boundary Map released
- May 14: Mighty Moments with District 6 Seniors; BOC says City of Atlanta should delay annexation plans; Parks to receive new playground equipment; Older American Month calendar of events
- May 7: Westlake H.S. senior honored by BOC; Mighty Moments at Walton Hill HOA; New Regional Library Grand Opening set; BOC Proclaims Older Americans Month
- April 30: GET INTO THE ACT!: Fulton celebrates National Older Americans Month; More planes taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport per hour; Metro Atlanta suburban poor increase 159 %
- April 23: Mental Health Behavioral Diseases Third Cause of Death in Fulton County; Commission District Profiles reveal District 3 “Richest District”
- April 16: Mighty Moments with Falls at Cascade Palms neighborhood; Fulton Fire & Rescue to get new trucks; BOC takes second look at Special Called Meetings Rules, adopted in 1994
- April 8: County Library “LEEDs” the way on environment; Mass transit key to accessing green jobs, MARTA left out of $900 million transportation bill
- April 4: Georgia early voting survives effort to reduce days; Board of Commissioners acts on zoning issues at April 1 Regular Meeting; Bulky Trash Day set for April 18
- March 26: Flat Shoals Estates homeowners voice concerns; Hwy. 92 is top concern for Hampton Oaks, Le Jardin residents
- March 11: Voting rights and (selected) zoning cases:
- Brumbley Court Zoning Case
Use Permit for a salvage, storage facility approved; Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) to be issued upon a finding (by an independent agency) the activity is not located in a 100-Year flood plain. Voting YES: (6) Abstained: (1)
- 5965 Old National Highway Zoning Case
Removal of use restriction to cellular phone service sales. Owner who operated photography and barber-beauty shop for several years had received two business licenses in 2007. Permitting staff had not reviewed the site for the subject zoning restriction (cellular phone service sales).All other prohibited restrictions to apply: including nail shops, pawn shops, discount stores, convenience stores with gas pumps, free-standing food restaurants, motels, automotive repair garage or commercial amusements.
- Resolution Expressing Opposition to Georgia General Assembly House Bill 194
Resolution Expressing Opposition to HB 194 which reduces the period of Advance Voting co-sponsored by Darnell, Arrington and Garner; APPROVED.
The Legislation would reduce Fulton County’s 19 advance voting days in elections to 12. The Board Resolution states, “HB 194 has the potential to disproportionately impact voting opportunities for people of color, the poor, the elderly, the young and the disabled (who depend heavily) upon advance voting to participate in the political process.” Further, “2016 is a Presidential Election Year which has the highest voter turnout and greatest need for advance voting opportunities…” “We may pay more for 19 days than 12 days”, Commissioner Darnell stated, “however, the cost to Viola Liuzzo – murdered while transporting marchers back to Selma from Montgomery – may have been higher.”
Voting YES: (4) Darnell, Arrington, Garner, Eaves
Voting NO: (3) Hausmann, Ellis, Morris
- Brumbley Court Zoning Case
- January 21: BOC adopts Darnell Resolution recognizing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., upon his 86th birthday