City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
15-O-1148

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER NATALYN M. ARCHIBONG TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, CHAPTER 74 “ENVIRONMENT”, ARTICLE VI “FLOOD AREA REGULATIONS”, AT SECTIONS 74-206.1, 74-206.2, AND 74-206.3 SO AS TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS IN SAID SECTIONS RELATIVE TO THE FILL IN FLOODPLAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR HISTORICALLY MODIFIED FLOODPLAIN AREAS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Council District 5Sponsors:Councilmember, District 5 Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Archibong_COA Code 74Environment

Item Discussion

(Held 4/28/15 for a work session)

Body

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta was required to adopt and administer Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Model Floodplain Management/Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance or an equally floodplain management ordinance; and

 

WHEREAS, various sections of Chapter 74 “Environment”, Article VI “Flood Area Regulations” were amended in the Code of Ordinances to comply with conditions necessary to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency per the Atlanta City Council adopting Ordinance 13-O-1021 on May 20, 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, Sections 74-206.1, 74-206.2, and 74-206.3 were created to permit construction and land development in historically modified floodplains in a manner that minimized the risk to life and property from flooding of homes and businesses by placing reasonable restrictions and limitations on such development; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 74-203 defines a historically modified floodplain as an area, in a combined sewershed, in which significant portions of the historic “natural” stream have been enclosed in a pipe; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s requirement for placing fill in historically modified floodplain areas is more restrictive than those outlined in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s Model Floodplain Management/Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and places hardship on many property owners.

 

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

 

SECTION 1:  That Chapter 74, Article VI, Section 74-206.1(f) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Atlanta is hereby amended such that it shall read as follows:

 

Sec. 74-206.1 - Single-family structures in a historically modified floodplain area.

(f)              Fill in Floodplain. The placement of fill in the historically modified floodplain area may be allowed if it can be demonstrated that there will be no increase of flood elevation or adverse impacts on any upstream, downstream or adjacent property, and results in no net loss in flood storage volume.

 

SECTION 2:  That Chapter 74, Article VI, Section 74-206.2(f) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Atlanta is hereby amended such that it shall read as follows:

 

Sec. 74-206.2 - Multifamily structures in a historically modified floodplain area.

(f)              Fill in Floodplain. The placement of fill in the historically modified floodplain area may be allowed if it can be demonstrated that there will be no increase of flood elevation or adverse impacts on any upstream, downstream or adjacent property, and results in no net loss in flood storage volume.

 

SECTION 3:  That Chapter 74, Article VI, Section 74-206.3(f) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Atlanta is hereby amended such that it shall read as follows:

 

Sec. 74-206.3 - Non-residential structures in a historically modified floodplain area.

(f)              Fill in Floodplain. The placement of fill in the historically modified floodplain area may be allowed if it can be demonstrated that there will be no increase of flood elevation or adverse impacts on any upstream, downstream or adjacent property, and results in no net loss in flood storage volume.

 

SECTION 4:  That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the terms of this ordinance are hereby repealed only to the extent of conflict.

 

Meeting History

Apr 20, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Apr 28, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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HOLD FOR A WORK SESSION

RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 4, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 12, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 18, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 26, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 1, 2015 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 9, 2015 9:30 AM  City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 15, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 23, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 6, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 14, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Jul 20, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 28, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 17, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 25, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 8, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 15, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 21, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 29, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 5, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 13, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 27, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 2, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 9, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 1, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 7, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 15, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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HELD

Jan 4, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 12, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 26, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 1, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 9, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 23, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 15, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 29, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 26, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 2, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 10, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 24, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 6, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 14, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 28, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 12, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 26, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 23, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 13, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 27, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 11, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 25, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 15, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 29, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 13, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 10, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 24, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 14, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 28, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 14, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 28, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 25, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 9, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 13, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 27, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 11, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Chairperson Wan made a Motion to File Ordinance 15-O-1148. It was Seconded by Councilmember Martin and the Motion CARRIED by a roll call vote of 14 yeas; 0 nays

FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

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