The mechanical bull at popular East Point watering hole The U Bar will be back bucking next week, said Alre Alston, after the small city south of Atlanta chained shut the restaurant and sports bar last Friday.
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.