City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
19-O-1426

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER DUSTIN HILLIS
TO AMEND THE ATLANTA HOUSING CODE OF 1987, ARTICLE I, SECTION 6, DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "JUNKED VEHICLE" IN REFERENCE TO WHAT ITEMS ARE INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 9 Dustin Hillis
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WHEREAS, the current definition of  "junked vehicle "shall mean any automobile, truck, van, recreational vehicle, mobile home  or trailer of any  kind (or parts thereof) not within a completely enclosed structure which has been discarded, dismantled, junked, ruined, scrapped, wrecked in part or whole, abandoned, or which is inoperable or which cannot be legally operated on the public roads or which does not bear a current registration or a current license plate or a current state required inspection sticker."; and,

 

WHEREAS, to fully abate blight within the City of Atlanta, the definition needs to be expended to include other vehicular instruments that have become junked and unsightly nuisances, such as boats, construction equipment, and farm equipment; and,

 

WHEREAS, the new definition  will allow the Code Enforcement Director to further mitigate junked vehicles that have become unsightly nuisances.

 

NOW, THERE FOR BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1: That the Atlanta Housing Code of 1987, Article I, Section 6- Definitions, is updated to reflect the following definition of '"junked vehicles" shall mean any automobile, truck, van, recreational  vehicle, boat, construction equipment, farm equipment, mobile home  or trailer of any  kind (or parts thereof) not within a completely enclosed structure which has been discarded, dismantled, junked, ruined , scrapped, wrecked in part or whole, abandoned , or which is inoperable or which cannot be legally operated on the public roads or which does not bear a current registration or a current license plate."

 

SECTION 2: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, be and are hereby waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

Meeting History

Aug 5, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Aug 13, 2019 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Antonio Brown, District 3
SECONDER:Howard Shook, District 7
AYES:Dustin Hillis, J. P. Matzigkeit, Andrea L. Boone, Andre Dickens, Marci Collier Overstreet, Howard Shook, Antonio Brown
Aug 19, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Adopted by a Unanimous Consent of Council with all members present

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