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2014 State of the City Address

February 19, 2014

Mayor Kasim Reed assured a roomful of business and civic leaders today during his annual State of the City breakfast address that the City of Atlanta has thrived under his leadership in spite of difficult economic times, and outlined a vision that includes tackling a growing problem of repeat criminal offenders. This year’s breakfast was sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. Sandy Douglas, President of Coca-Cola North America served as host.

“Four years ago, I pledged to make the City of Atlanta a safer, stronger, more prosperous city,” said Mayor Reed. “Despite the most difficult financial realities we have faced in generations, we worked through the hardships and have set Atlanta on a fundamentally different path. Today, the city is experiencing record lows in violent crime, attracting businesses and jobs for our residents, and maintaining a strong fiscal foundation.”

During his State of the City address, Mayor Reed also voiced his commitment to elevating Atlanta’s reputation as the technology hub of the Southeast. Next week Mayor Reed will lead a delegation of Atlanta’s tech leaders to Silicon Valley in an effort to attract investment for promising Atlanta startups.

During his speech, Mayor Reed highlighted major accomplishments of his first term in office which effectively restored the financial foundation of the city and improved public safety. These included:

  • Four years of balanced budgets – with no property tax increases – that resulted in growing the city’s cash reserves from $7.4 million in 2010 to $135 million dollars;
  • Fulfilled commitment to providing the Atlanta Police Department with full complement of personnel by meeting long-standing goal of 2,000 officers;
  • Continued development and expansion of the Atlanta BeltLine;
  • Reopened 33 recreational centers and created four Centers of Hope that currently serve more than 1,000 Atlanta youth each week;
  • Announced the launch of ATL311 Center, which provide residents with a single point-of-entry for requests and information.

“The business decisions that we make and the hard decisions that we make, affect real people’s lives that we have stewardship for,” stated Reed. “While we have accomplished much together, I look to moving our city forward.”

Winter Storm Pax: List of emergency shelters and warming centers

February 12, 2014

List of emergency shelters and warming centers

Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW, was opened February 10th, until further notice.

Additional Recreation Centers
Rosel Fann Recreation Center at 365 Cleveland Avenue SE, will be open on Tuesday, February 11th until further notice.

Adamsville Recreation Center at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, will be open on Tuesday, February 11th until further notice.

Peachtree Hills Recreation Center at 308 Peachtree Hills Ave., will be open on Tuesday, February 11th until further notice.

Central Recreation Center at 400 Merrits Ave., will be open on Tuesday, February 11th until further notice. This site will be open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies.

Ben Hill Recreation Center at 2405 Fairburn Rd SW, will be open on Tuesday, February 11th until further notice.This site is recommended for seniors.

City of Atlanta Fire Stations can be found here.

Police precincts open for stranded motorists:

Zone 1- 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA. 30318

Zone 2- 3120 Maple Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Zone 3- 880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315

Zone 4- 1125 Cascade Cir. SW Atlanta, GA 30311

Zone 5- 200 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Zone 6- 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30317

Additional shelters:
24hr Gateway – 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-215-6600

Task Force for the Homeless – 477 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-230-5000

Atlanta Mission – 165 Ivan Allen Blvd N/Men’s Services 404-367-2493/Women and Children’s Services 404-367-2465

Fulton County Jefferson Place, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-613-0412

Salvation Army – 100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA‎, 404-527-7200‎

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Center, 677 Fairburn Road NW, Atlanta GA 30331

Helene Mills Senior Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30312

Therrell High School, 3099 Panther Trail, Atlanta GA, 30311
Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Drive, Atlanta GA, 30305

South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Road SE, Atlanta GA, 30354

Metropolitan Run and Shoot, 1959 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta GA, 30315

Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4245 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. Church will provide cots and shower facilities. Shelter at church will be open until schools are reopened.

The Atlanta Dream Center, 635 Angier Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Food, cots and shower facilities will be provided. Shelter will be provided for the duration of winter storm.

North Atlanta High School, 411 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA, 30305. This site will be open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies.

BEST Academy, 1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. This site will be open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies.