Natalyn Archibong's District 5 Year-in-Review

2018 Year In Review – Legislation

18-R-3972: A resolution requesting the Atlanta Development Authority to prioritize the Sweet Auburn Historic District, Memorial Drive and South Downtown areas for projects in the Eastside Redevelopment Plan and Tax Allocation District. Requesting that Invest Atlanta place emphasis on affordable housing, economic development and historic preservation in these areas

18-O-1264: An ordinance authorizing the CFO to amend the 2018 general fund budget and transferring funds of up to $541,292 for architectural engineering and design services for the Memorial Drive/SR 154 Sidewalk Improvement Project

18-O-1222: An ordinance authorizing the transfer of $27,500 from the District 5 Carry Forward account to the District 5 Distribution account to continue serving District 5 and the Atlanta community

18-O-1655: An ordinance prohibiting the retail sale of dogs and cats at pet shops in the city of Atlanta, effectively discouraging the operation of puppy and cat mills.

18-R-3730: A resolution to add additional funding to the Renew Atlanta Board Task Order Fund for the completion of the Fire Station #4 project in Council District 5

18-R-3076: A resolution to create and authorize four policy commissions regarding criminal justice reform, homelessness, housing affordability and economic/workforce development

18-R-3375: A resolution to provide resources and support to the “March for our Lives” Event

18-R-3226: A resolution to establish a planning committee for participation in the “March for Our Lives” to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

18-R-3297: A resolution to request and authorize the city auditor to conduct an internal audit of all expenditures of the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond/TSPLOST Programs

18-O-1046: An ordinance authorizing $14,850 to assist with the installation of a shield camera in Lake Claire Park

18-O-1331: An ordinance to adopt the East Lake MARTA Transit Oriented Development plan

18-O-1244: An ordinance directing the municipal clerk to make the City of Atlanta’s campaign contribution and financial disclosure information more accessible to members of the public

18-O-1025: An ordinance to provide annexation of Braeburn Circle into the City of Atlanta

18-O-1047: An ordinance authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to install a memoriam sign for the “Joyce Brookshire Memorial Amphitheatre”

18-R-3376: A resolution to provide a donation of $200,000 to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition for the Atlanta Streets Alive Project

2018 Year In Review – Initiatives and Events

Affordable Housing Peer Exchange
I, along with more than 200 civic leaders representing 60+ public, private and non-profit organizations, was involved in the HouseATL initiative. This initiative was designed so that the city’s civic and business leaders can create a comprehensive set of recommendations to address housing affordability by examining new strategies that can open more opportunities for low-income Atlantans.

BATL (Battle of Atlanta Commemoration Org): Civil War Monuments
BATL seeks to connect residents and visitors to Southeast Atlanta’s past; and promote learning through cultural tourism. The BATL event is a showcase for the diverse contributions of Atlantans to our communities since the Civil War and highlights the roles of African Americans and women. BATL also supports the implementation of a multi-purpose, interpretive trail connecting the neighborhoods of East Atlanta and Kirkwood.

17th Annual Focus Upon Senior Services (F.U.S.S.) - Seniors were invited to attend and receive information on vital contacts and resources.

EAVStrut - Now in its 20th year, the East Atlanta Strut is a community organized, one-day festival, featuring music, art and events to raise money for neighborhood charities, organizations and support local businesses.

Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival – Participated in the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival & .5k Race; an annual event thrown by the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League for the community. The festival beneficiaries include Lang Carson Park upkeep, beautification projects within the neighborhood, outreach projects with Friends of Lang Carson Park, community engagement and stewardship priorities for the Reynoldstown Community.

Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp - An annual community event that features a Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival. Proceeds from the annual "Chomp and Stomp" benefit Cabbagetown parks, green spaces, and community center. 

Mayor’s Senior Ball – Provided transportation to and from the Mayor’s Ball for Senior citizens of Coan Park/MLK Rec Center

Willapalooza – Assisted in the coordination of Willapalooza, a program of Neighbor in Need, Inc., that benefits long time, elderly home owners by helping to establish wills and living wills.

LantaGras 2018 – Served as Grand Marshall for the 2018 Lanta Gras, and donated $2500 to help provide child with yearlong scholarships for private lessons.

17th Annual Scrap Tire Roundup and Recycling – Held a spring cleanup drive where District 5 constituents could recycle tires, paint, household chemicals, electronics and more.

Viva La EAV – Sponsored Viva La EAV, a Neighbor-in-Need led initiative designed to raise funds for seniors make much-needed housing repairs.

APD Z6 Toy Giveaway – Assisted in procuring and donating children’s gifts as part of the APD Z6 Toy Giveaway

Third Annual “Plantlanta” Project in ATL - Worked with the Trees Atlanta group, activists, local leaders and District 5 neighbors, as part of “Plantlanta.” This initiative was designed to raise awareness of the City’s role in protecting and maintaining Atlanta’s defining natural feature:  its urban forest. This rise in awareness was accomplished by plant thirty or more trees in each council district.
Lake Claire Halloween Parade - Joined numerous neighbors by participating in the Lake Claire Halloween parade. This annual parade into the park allows the neighborhood to come together and enjoy the festivities, partake in a costume contest, pass out candy, and more.

2018 Year In Review – Wrap Up

2018 was a hectic, but productive year. We accomplished a tremendous amount for District 5, and the entire city of Atlanta. I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! I look forward to continuing the collaborative effort with my constituents to ensure that District 5 is the best District in Atlanta.

If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to my office by phone (404-330-6048) or email (

NewsErin Jewell