City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
18-O-1732

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS ANDREA L. BOONE, MARCI COLLIER OVERSTREET, MICHAEL JULIAN BOND AND DUSTIN HILLIS TO RENAME ONTARIO PARK TO THE JOHN DAVIS PARK; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, District 10 Andrea L. Boone, Councilmember, District 11 Marci Collier Overstreet, Councilmember, Post 1 At Large Michael Julian Bond, Councilmember, District 9 Dustin Hillis
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Item Discussion

(Public Hearing held 11/26/18)

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WHEREAS, John Davis was a highly regarded resident of Atlanta City Council District 10, and his commitment to the Westview Community Organization, which Mr. Davis was highly involved in contributing to many various beautification projects and maintaining the Westview Community Gardens; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Davis served as a former president of the Westview Community Organization from 2008 - 2009, and a former president of the Beautification Committee from 2010 - 2017; during his tenure with the Westview Community Organization, John Davis maintained flower beds provided by Park Pride and hedging services for Ontario Park and streets such as Willard Avenue and Olympian Way Park; and

WHEREAS, on April 11, 2017, John Davis passed away, he is remembered for leaving an incredible mark on the Westview Community through his many contributions and commitment to beautifying his neighborhood by being involved in the Westview Community Organization; it is in the best wishes of the Westview Community Organization to rename Ontario Park in honor, dedication, and reflection of John Davis’ work within the Westview community; and

WHEREAS, Ontario Park is a Greenspot Park located in Atlanta City Council District 10 surrounded by streets such as Stokes Avenue Southwest and Ontario Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council wishes to rename Ontario Park to John Davis Park.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, as follows:

 

SECTION 1: That the Mayor, or her designee, is hereby authorized to rename Ontario Park to John Davis Park.

 

SECTION 2: That the renaming of Ontario Park to the John Davis Park shall take effect upon adoption of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 3: That the Department of Parks and Recreation is hereby directed to update any appropriate signage, website, memoranda, etc., upon adoption of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 4: That any ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting History

Nov 19, 2018 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Nov 27, 2018 12:30 PM  Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Chair, District 5
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Amir R Farokhi, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
AWAY:Joyce M Sheperd
Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 11, 2018 12:30 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 15, 2019 12:00 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Chair, District 5
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At-Large
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd, Matt Westmoreland, Michael Julian Bond
Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, District 9
SECONDER:Marci Collier Overstreet, Councilmember, District 11
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet
ABSENT:Joyce M Sheperd