Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

Councilwoman Archibong Supports Legislation for $40 Million Housing Opportunity Bond

City of Atlanta Press Release

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 17-O-1056 authorizing the City of Atlanta to issue the final $40 million of the Housing Opportunity Bond. The bonds will be used to fund important initiatives including homeowner renovations, multifamily loans, single family loans, nonprofit development loans and land assemblage for affordable and workforce housing development.

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Councilwoman Archibong & Atlanta Regional Commission Sponsor ‘Imagine Memorial’

Decaturish

By Johanna Smith, contributor

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

Over 100 people gathered in the cafeteria of Drew Charter School this past Tuesday night to attend an Imagine Memorial update meeting.

The project aims to overhaul and improve the corridor.

They audience hailed from neighborhoods bordering the 5.5–mile stretch of Memorial Drive that comprises the Imagine Memorial project, which stretches from downtown Atlanta to East Lake.

Sponsored by Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, whose council district encompasses much of the project area, the meeting featured a brief overview and updates on various projects along the Memorial Drive corridor.

“[Memorial Drive] isn’t a highway, it’s our front yard,” Councilmember Archibong said at the beginning of the meeting.

During the meeting, it was revealed that the Imagine Memorial project had recently received a $32,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), plus $8,000 match of local funds, to update, revise, and adopt the original plan started by Georgia Tech students in fall 2014.

This will allow the project to receive up to $500 million in grants to implement elements of the revised plan through ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI).

The LCI process enables citizens to take a more active role in the project’s planning and implementation.

“Anyone interested in becoming more involved can reach out to me, Councilmember Archibong, or his local neighborhood association,” said Greg Giuffrida, Memorial Corridor Executive.

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Councilwoman Archibong Supports Unity Rally for Diversity and Inclusion

Atlanta Daily World

By: Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong will join the East Atlanta Community Association and community residents for a unity rally in support of Asma Elhuni, a young Muslim American harassed in a local coffee shop in the East Atlanta Village.

Elhuni, 39, is a Georgia State University political science graduate student and a legislative intern for State Rep. Brenda Lopez. She also happens to wear a hijab.

The rally comes after a taped encounter between Elhuni and Rob Koehler of Columbus, GA, at a local coffee shop in the East Atlanta Village. As she sat at her laptop computer, Koehler began photographing Elhuni. She said that at first she tried to ignore the man. When questioned about his motives, Koehler allegedly said derogatory words to Elhuni. He also asked if she had a green card.

The rally which takes place at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, 561 Flat Shoals Ave SE., will feature special presentations, words of hope and encouragement, poetry and acknowledgements by several community leaders and stakeholders. Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, who’s council district the event will take place in, has played an integral role in supporting and creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and tolerance in the East Atlanta community. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that incidents such as these are exposed, addressed and become a thing of the past.

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Councilwoman Archibong Proposes Legislation to Donate 42K to Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum

On Common Ground News

By Valerie Morgan

Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Atlanta City Council District 5 Candidate

 

Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong is proposing legislation authorizing $42,500 in funding to help the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. continue its mission of connecting the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s global Human Rights Movement.

Last year, it was reported that the Atlanta tourist’s attraction was struggling to meet projected revenues. CEO Derrick Kayongo said the center’s attendance revenues covered less than 50 percent of its costs, forcing the center to rely on donations to make up the rest. Kayongo said total revenue for 2015 was $5.5 million, with $2.6 million coming from about 200,000 in paid admissions, events and retail, and $2.9 million received as donations and gifts. The center had about $3 million in expenses for that period, and spent an additional $1.95 million to repay half of a $3 million working capital loan, the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Archibong, an ardent supporter of diversity and inclusion, said this week that the center is a treasure that must be supported.

Archibong has authored and co-sponsored several pieces of legislation that encourage inspires matters of acceptance and tolerance including legislation to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial initiative, “From Civil War to Civil Rights.

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