East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham agreed, but said forming an agriculture plan could also be a solution to food access problems. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, large swaths of East Point are home to low-income residents with little access to grocery stores.
There was discussion of outright banning the scooters, but the city is leaning toward not banning the scooters but requiring companies to pay for a permit to have the scooters inside the city of 35,000 residents.
The plan will begin with a community engagement and asset mapping phase led by Food Well Alliance, followed by a six-month planning process undertaken with support from ARC.
The City of East Point is moving towards being a more art friendly city thanks to support from the community and the East Point City Council, stated officials.
The EPA gave out more than $64 million in grants to 149 communities Wednesday. They aim to help transform contaminated sites to areas that will bring economic development and create jobs
The new city hall will provide city offices, a multipurpose city council chamber and an additional 2,400 square feet for future growth.
The two-year alliance with East Point was created to foster small business development and growth for residents through education about the programs, services and resources available to from the SBA.
East Point City Manager Frederick Gardiner will host his annual Budget Open House Meetings to share with East Point residents the proposed budget for FY20.
POP Displays, a leader in the display industry, will create 280 jobs and invest $7.9 million in a new manufacturing and distribution facility in East Point.
This initiative, championed by Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, aims to increase healthy lifestyle choices of East Point residents and create a more active and connected community.