The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote to rename a road running through Chastain Park in Buckhead when it hosts its next meeting May 6 at 1 p.m. at City Hall.

The council will consider an ordinance to rename West Wieuca Road NW from Powers Ferry Road NW to Lake Forrest Drive NW to Chastain Park Avenue NW (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1148). The ordinance's goal is to reduce safety concerns resulting from confusion between locating an address on West Wieuca Road NW and West Wieuca Road NE.

The council is also expected to vote on:

  • An ordinance clarifying there’s no crime related to merely being physically present in an area where illegal drugs are known to be frequently sold or possessed (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1208). The proposed ordinance stems from similar legislation passed in 2007 that repealed a provision in the city’s code of ordinances making it illegal to be present in a known drug area. The ordinance for consideration clarifies another provision with nearly identical language in order to create consistency and remove the possibility of a wrongful conviction for a non-crime.
  • Two resolutions appointing two new members to the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust: Derek M. Alphran (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3447) and Mary Anne Gaunt (Legislative Reference No. 19-C-0049).

City Hall is located at 55 Trinity Ave. SW in downtown Atlanta.


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