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charter amendment was introduced as a first read, and that charter amendment is now before this committee in accordance with state law, which governs how the charter tambien and data in the state whole at the, the toddler movement must be publicly advertised three weeks three for three consecutive weeks. Prior to the second adoption of the charter amendment. It is not enough for the charter amendments to be read by full council spies that must be read by full council to read times, which is additional public notice of the charter amendment and then must be advertised for three consecutive weeks prior to the Second adoption at this juncture the charter amendment would be scheduled to be adopted the first time in two weeks at the council's next meeting, the first meeting in October, and then would be the scheduled for its second and final adoption, the council meeting. Following that. This is in compliance with the law as regards to and in regards to excuse me charter amendments. I would also like to address the resolution which council passed earlier this year. notifying the public its intent to engage in redistricting in 2022. That resolution stated that it isn't the intent of the Atlanta city council to pursue a diligent and steady 2022 redistricting process that will include the information presented to you and comments received from the public. At this stage. The council is able to receive comments from the public in regards to the redistricting process and the proposed ordinance to amend the charter has been presented publicly. So it is my opinion that the legal requirements and regards to the redistricting are being complied with and certainly happy to answer any other questions in regards to this. Thank you so much. Any questions or concern from our comment? Not necessarily on this but several of the speakers here concerns over this
and potential rearrangement of NP neighborhoods. done enough research be prepared to say whether the planning department can unilaterally without council approval. Essentially,
I would need to review the code as well. As it as a concerned the adoption of the new MPU maps. I'm certainly aware that the Department of City Planning drafts those MPU mounts but I would need to review the code to determine the process for the final adoption so I can I can do that and get back to you all.
The sooner you can get that back to us. More people responding to what's going off a lot of
you have our last speaker, please come up and state your name A new issue brought up by councilmember shed in accordance with Section six dash 3013 of the city of Atlanta code of ordinances. The Department of Planning is given the authority and ability to designate the MP use, they may do so without council approval of the designation. However, the designation of the MPU must be based on criteria previously established by the Department of Planning and Development and approved by council. So, according to this section of code, the council sets the criteria or approves the criteria, but by which the Department of Planning will designate in
it any questions or concerns colleagues?
Among our opinion that there are issues with moving forward with this as the home rule Act would not permit the city of Atlanta to amend its own charter in order to affect affect the terms of members of the governing body order plays a limitation there. This can be done it but it must be done by the General Assembly to amend the city's charter. Thank you, right now this item is held Mr. Antonio Lewis.
And I know we're waiting for the Attorney General of the State of Georgia to clarify because that's from the pain right.
Is the label I personally am I don't know what other requests to the Attorney General's office but of course, if you made such a request that we would not we had the chance the next time thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Pieces in Section I resolutions. I remember 1022 are for 339 resolution by committee on council