City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
15-O-1197
Adopted as Amended
Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS KWANZA HALL AND ALEX WAN AS AMENDED BY THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL TO AMEND CHAPTER 150, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 4
OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES, SO AS TO
CREATE A NEW SECTION 150-159 ENTITLED "PENALTY FOR
PARKING WITHOUT PERMIT DURING PERMITTED FESTIVALS";
TO IMPOSE A PENALTY FOR PARKING WITHOUT A PERMIT IN
NEIGHBORHOODS WITH DESIGNATED RESIDENTIAL PERMIT
PARKING WITHIN A ONE (1)-MILE RADIUS DURING CLASS "A"
OUTDOOR FESTIVALS; TO AMEND APPENDIX "B" OF THE CITY OF
ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REFLECT THE PENALTY;
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 2 Kwanza Hall, Councilmember, District 6 Alex Wan
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta issues permits for several large events annually that attract

thousands of attendees each year; and

 

WHEREAS, the largest events are those permitted as Class "A" outdoor festivals (as defined in

the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Section 142-59(a)(1)), which typically draw crowds of

over 50,000 attendees; and

 

WHEREAS, due to limited available parking options immediately surrounding the parks and

venues where these events are held, many of the event attendees consequently park in parking

areas designated for residential parking only; and

 

WHEREAS, this issue creates an unfair hardship to residents because they are forced to seek the

assistance of towing companies and search for alternative parking solutions while waiting for

the problem to be rectified; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to protect the rights of residents to park in their

designated residential parking areas, as such residents have paid for residential parking permits;

and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to protect the residents of those areas from

unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their permitted parking areas and residences and to

preserve the value of the property in those areas; and to preserve the safety of children and other

pedestrians and traffic safety, and the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the

inhabitants of the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City desires to deter non-resident event attendees from utilizing parking areas

designated for neighborhood residents without permission, by imposing a parking fine of $75.00,

which fine shall increase to $1 00.00 after the due date; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 150-159 of Chapter 150, Article IV, Division 4 of the City of Atlanta Code

of Ordinances is currently "Reserved".

 

NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA,

HEREBY ORDAINS as follows:

 

SECTION 1: Chapter 150, Article IV, Division 4 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances is

hereby amended to create a new Section 150-159 (previously "Reserved"), to be entitled

"Penalty for parking without permit during permitted festivals", which shall read as set forth on

Exhibit "A" attached hereto.

 

SECTION 2: That a parking fine be imposed during City of Atlanta permitted Class "A"

outdoor festivals, as defined in City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances section 142-59(a)(1), in

neighborhoods with residential permitted parking within a one (1 )-mile radius of such festival.

 

SECTION 3: That during City of Atlanta Class "A" permitted festivals and special events, the

fine for parking without a permit in residential permit parking areas within a one (1 )-mile radius

of such festival shall be $75.00, which fine shall increase to $100.00 after the due date.

SECTION 4: That Appendix B of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to

reflect the fines imposed by this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5: That the Mayor's Office of Special Events shall require Class "A" festival permit holders and organizers to notify the public of the increased fine for parking without a permit in residential permit parking areas during these events.

 

SECTION 6: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby waived

for purposes of this ordinance only, and only to the extent of the conflict.

 

Meeting History

May 4, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
May 13, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Alex Wan
ABSENT:Mary Norwood, Carla Smith
May 18, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: SHEPERD, YOUNG, BOND, LANCE BOTTOMS, HALL AND WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 27, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Jun 1, 2015 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MOORE, WAN, MARTIN, DICKENS, NORWOOD & ARCHIBONG

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 10, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Jun 15, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 24, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Jul 6, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 15, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Jul 20, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 29, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Aug 17, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 26, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Sep 8, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 16, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Sep 21, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 30, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Oct 5, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 14, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 28, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Nov 2, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 10, 2015 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 7, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 4, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 13, 2016 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 27, 2016 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 1, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 10, 2016 10:30 AM Video Transportation Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE [6 TO 0]
AYES:Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, Joyce M Sheperd, Carla Smith
ABSTAIN:Felicia A Moore
Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

Councilmember Hall offered an Amendment to Ordinance 15-O-1197 by adding a new Section 5: "That the Mayor's Office of Special Events shall require Class "A" festival permit holders and organizers to notify the public of the increased fine for parking without a permit in residential permit parking areas during these events." It was Seconded by Councilmember Wan and the Hall Amendment CARRIED by a roll call vote of 14 yeas; 1 nay. Subsequently, Councilmember Wan made a Motion to Adopt as Amended. It was Seconded by Councilmember Hall and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 14 yeas; 1 nay.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 1 NAY

RESULT:ADOPTED AS AMENDED [14 TO 1]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
NAYS:Felicia A Moore