City Council actions

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April 26, 2004 // UPDATED 1:23 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

4/16/04 meeting

Absent: None.

Condos: Council voted 13-0 to approve sale of city-owned land near Chicago and Washington avenues south to David Bernard Builders and Developers for a mixed-use development including up to 95 housing units.

Elliot Park rezone: Council voted 13-0 to rezone 1010 Park Ave. LLC (609 10th Ave. S.) to permit a used bookstore, gift shop, coffee shop with acoustic equipment and art gallery.

Nochee: Council voted to 12-0 to approve an on-sale liquor license with Sunday sales to Nochee, 500 Washington Ave. S. Scott Benson (11th Ward) abstained.

Loring Park Coffee: Council voted 12-0 to approve a wine and strong beer license and a sidewalk caf/ license for Loring Park Coffee House, 1301 Harmon Place. Benson abstained.

Marysburg: Council voted 12-0 to approve a wine and strong beer license for Marysburg Books Coffee Emporium, 304 Washington Ave. N. Benson abstained.

Defibrillators: Council voted 12-0 to approve a contract with Cardiac Sciences Inc., wherein the city gets 32 new defibrillators and shares profits from local sales in return for a product endorsement and literature drop. Dean Zimmermann (6th Ward) abstained.

CRA: Natalie Johnson Lee (5th Ward) introduced an ordinance to increase the Civilian Review Authority from seven to 11 members, as well as making other changes. It was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee.

Van White Blvd.: Council voted 13-0 to approve a county cost-sharing plan for Van White Memorial Boulevard, a proposed north-south connector from Heritage Park in the near-North, through the Bryn Mawr neighborhood to Dunwoody Boulevard. It also approved a Request for Proposals for design and engineering for the project's Bassett Creek Valley section.

Storlie: Council voted 13-0 to retain outside counsel for Jardine, Logan & O'Brien to represent Police Officer Charles Storlie in a lawsuit brought by Officer Duy Ngo.

Library art: Council voted 13-0 to authorize public art contracts for the new Downtown Central Library with Beverly Pepper (sculpture), Ben Rubin (electronic light sculpture) and Lita Alburquerque (floor art).

Critical parking: Council amended the Laurel/Hawthorne critical-parking area; it deleted permit parking from the two-hour zone on North 15th Street's east side between Laurel and Hawthorne avenues.