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Published on February 10th, 2016 |


BCN to hear legislative updates from Sen. Hill, Rep. Beskin Feb. 11

Buc Council NeighborhoodsGeorgia State Sen. Hunter Hill and Rep. Beth Beskin will give an update on Georgia Legislative session progress and Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood will discuss a proposed Atlanta Public Schools Moores Mill bus service depot at the Thursday (Feb. 11) meeting of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods (BCN).

Also on the agenda will be the protocol that the association of most of Buckhead’s 40-plus neighborhoods will follow in taking formal positions on community issues. The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. in room 2209 at the Peachtree Presbyterian Church. BCN meetings are open to the public.

The North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools (NAPPS) is encouraging parents and stakeholders to attend in order to stay engaged in current discussions that impact funding within NAPPSthe North Atlanta Cluster of schools.

NAPPS anticipates that Sen. Hill and Rep. Beskin will include an update on the proposed homestead exemption from City of Atlanta Independent School District Ad Valorem Taxes for residents in the district who are age 70 or older.

The location of the APS school bus depot that Norwood will discuss has been a controversial issue among residents.

NAPPS is also encouraging North Atlanta Cluster school parents to attend the 6th Annual Legislative Reception at the APS headquarters in Atlanta on Tuesday (Feb. 16) at 6:30 p.m., at which Georgia State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods will be the speaker.

All Atlanta-Fulton legislators and local government officials are invited to attend that session at the Center for Leadership & Learning at the APS building, 130 Trinity Avenue. The meeting is free and open to the public and free parking will be available in the APS parking deck.

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