Published on September 8th, 2016 |3
Council okays $300,000 for 26 security cameras in Buckhead’s District 8
The Atlanta City Council this week approved spending up to $300,000 to have the Atlanta Police Foundation install at least 23 closed-circuit TV cameras in Buckhead as a crime-reduction initiative.
The cameras would be installed as part of the Council District 8 Public Safety Master Plan, according to an ordinance passed by City Council on Tuesday. The Police Foundation would procure and install the cameras within 90 days.
Half of the project’s cost would be funded by the Renew Atlanta Bond Program, and half by the city Carry Forward Account of Dist. 8 Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean, who sponsored the ordinance.
The cameras would feed into the police department’s Atlanta Video Integration Center. Once connected, they would become the property of the police and the city.