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Level 2 Drought Response

A Level 2 Drought Response is currently in place in the following Georgia counties: Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White counties. In addition to the requirements in Drought Response Level 1, Drought Response Level 2 limits outdoor landscape watering to two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses.  Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.  Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

National Dump the Pump Day

The Atlanta Streetcar is celebrating the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day with a FREE ride! On Thursday, June 15, the Atlanta Streetcar is partnering with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the nation to promote the use of public transportation and its benefits. In addition to the fare free day, members of the Street Team will be out and about encouraging people to ride and offering an extra free ride to those who download our mobile app.

Camp Best Friends Summer Program

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) understands the importance of blending education with play to provide an enriching environment and works to maintain that connection throughout the summer break. Camp Best Friends is a Summer Program and registration typically occurs shortly before Atlanta Public and Fulton County Schools break for Summer. The program ends shortly before students return back to school. Sliding scale and payment plans are available. Camp Best Friends Website Camp Best Friends Informational Video Summer 2017 Program Information

I-85 Bridge Closure

On April 10, 2017, Mayor Kasim Reed issued an executive order temporarily suspending non-emergency construction activity while the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) makes repairs to the impacted sections of Interstate 85. The executive order suspends work between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the Impact Mitigation Corridor, which extends from downtown Atlanta to the northern city limits, east to Moreland Avenue and west to US-41/Northside Drive. The executive order goes on to allow that exceptions may be considered and granted on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Public Works. No non-emergency permit which blocks a lane or street will be approved until the executive order is no longer in effect, or if an exemption is granted as indicated in the Order. To request an exemption, submit your permit application to Simeon Robinson at SJRobinson@AtlantaGa.Gov with your justification for the exemption. I-85 Permit Exemptions I-85 Bridge Closure Non-Emergency Permit Exemption to the Executive Order  

Clean It Up Atlanta Amnesty Day

The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce The “Clean It Up Atlanta” Campaign, a concentrated effort to host citywide amnesty clean-up days monthly, where residents will not be fined for trash/debris around their property. Clean-ups will focus on clearing litter and debris in a different quadrant of the city each month. The program will run during the months of June through October. For more information click the links below: Clean It Up Atlanta Amnesty Day Grove Park Flyer_ June 24, 2017  

Remember & Honor Memorial Day

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, most City of Atlanta offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th, 2017. All solid waste collections including pick-up of household garbage, recycling and yard trimmings will resume on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. Collections will be postponed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows: – Monday collections will occur on Tuesday – Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday – Wednesday collections will occur on Thursday – Thursday collections will occur on Friday – Friday collections will occur on Saturday For more information on City of Atlanta services visit 24/7.    

Play Mobile

The ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile is the first of several mobile units that will aim to impact and engage all members of communities throughout Atlanta in an innovative way. The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports, and games to neighborhood parks that create an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play. The Recreation Play Mobiles will rotate throughout the City from May 7- June 30, 2017. Programming times vary. Click the links below for more information. ATL Parks & Rec Play Mobile Information 2017 Play Mobile Schedule

Bill Payment Amnesty Period 2017

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is offering the Bill Payment Amnesty Period. During the amnesty period, which lasts March 1st – April 8th, 2017, customers with balances exceeding $500 must pay a minimum of 20 percent of their balance prior to entering into a flexible payment agreement.  Late fees and assessments will be waived during the amnesty period. Watershed Management staff will be available between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 2 City Plaza (72 Marietta St.) at the dates listed below to assist walk-in customers. Wednesday, March 1 & Thursday, March 2 Monday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 7 Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14 Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4 2 City Plaza is conveniently located near the Five Points MARTA Station. Exit the Five Points Station onto Forsyth Street and turn right.  Walk northeast on Forsyth Street and turn left onto Marietta Street.  Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street, 2 City Plaza is on the left.  Please note there is no public parking at this location; however metered parking is available in the immediate vicinity. Customers may also submit a request for a flexible payment plan during the amnesty period online or call the Customer Service Center at 311 or 404-546-0311. Department of Watershed Management Bill Payment Amnesty Period 2017