The city of Atlanta wants to talk to residents about changes to the Neighborhood Planning Unit system.
When they launched 50 years ago, Atlanta’s NPUs were designed to inform residents on city policies affecting their communities, while amplifying their voices on local issues. In recent years, the system has received criticism for its lack of effectiveness in serving residents.
On Oct. 3, the Atlanta City Council voted to amend the current ordinance that requires council approval to change existing NPU boundaries. Two weeks later, the city also released its proposed redistricting map, which means residents could see a change in their district, council representative, and NPU.
With changes on the horizon for Atlanta’s 25 NPUs, the council’s Community Development and Human Services Committee will hold a work session at a future date to discuss updates with residents. A meeting planned for Oct. 27 was postponed late Wednesday until further notice.
This story has been updated to reflect that an earlier planned meeting of the committee has been postponed.