MPSA Mailbag 7/19/2012

July 18, 2012 · Posted in Eye on Midtown 

Please tell us what you are seeing and hearing! As always, mailbag items do not necessarily represent MPSA position… 

1. Petition

Neighbors and Friends: The quality of life for the residents in the community around the area of Renaissance Park has been severely compromised and has deteriorated due to the homeless situation in the area. Residents who walk their dogs and pick up litter in and around the park are experiencing rude behavior (bordering on threatening) and there is concern it will become confrontational and abusive. Drug usage and dealing, prostitution, aggressive panhandling, excessive littering, urban camping and public urination and defecation are a daily occurrence in the neighborhood of the park creating public safety and health issues.
Please help us bring this problem to the attention of City Hall as we encourage efforts to keep this park from becoming a haven for undesirable behavior and occupation. This petition is in support of proper and welcoming use of Renaissance Park and all other parks in the area.

Please sign the petition asking Mayor Reed to address the issue of homelessness at Renaissance Park. Here is a link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-kasim-reed-city-of-atlanta-resolve-the-homeless-issue-in-and-around-renaissance-park

If you have difficulty getting to the petition follow these steps:
1. Go to http://www.change.org/
2. Under FIND type in Renaissance Park
3. The petition will be the first one at the top of the page
4. Click on it and fill in your information to sign the petition

Thank you very much for supporting the effort to restore Renaissance Park!

2. APD News

I hope you can take just a few minutes of your valuable time to review highlights of the great work by Atlanta Police Officers and civilian staff last month. From quick action by an off-duty lieutenant to nab a robbery suspect, to mentoring children this summer to curb truancy through an enrichment program co-sponsored by the Atlanta Public Schools, the APD is always working to fulfill its mission statement “to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in partnership with our community.” We also added new officers, continued our commitment to fighting graffiti and are making plans to create a security force specifically for the Atlanta BeltLine. See how our good news and positive works made headlines in June.

Carlos Campos
Public Affairs Manager, Atlanta Police Department

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