Informed Advocacy Session

Have you been waiting for improvements promised in the 2022 'Moving Atlanta Forward' project or wondering about the uncompleted projects from as far back as 2015? The answer lies within the complexities of our city's budget—and right now, it's the perfect time to get involved because it's budget season.

Amidst recent scrutiny by the city council, the funding shortfalls for the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) have become starkly apparent. Last year, despite a hefty 12% budget cut, which positioned Atlanta's funding at just a third of what similarly sized cities allocate for transportation, ATLDOT claimed it could still meet its project commitments. Unfortunately, reality tells a different story. We still see lingering projects from 2015 and minimal progress on more recent initiatives. This alarming disconnect raises crucial questions about the adequacy of funding and the department's ability to execute its projects effectively. The impact of these issues on our community cannot be overstated, making it all the more important for you to get involved and attend the Informed Advocacy session.

Organized in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation, Park Pride, and Propel ATL, this session is designed to clarify the intricacies of the city's budgeting process. Focusing specifically on parks and transportation—areas that touch the lives of all Atlantans—the session aims to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to advocate for a resource allocation that genuinely reflects the needs of our community.

Become an Informed Advocate:

  • Date: Thursday, May 16th
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Register here and seize the opportunity to shape the future of our city.