At-large Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood told the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods last night that the turnout for public meetings on the proposed infrastructure bond referendum has been low and that might put potential Buckhead projects in jeopardy.

“We’ve only had about 300 people show up at the meetings,” Norwood said

With Buckhead’s ongoing traffic and transportation issues, Norwood said she was worried those concerns were not being heard at the meetings.

This week, the city launched a new interactive map that shows potential projects and programs being considered for the proposed infrastructure bond referendum to help clear a $900 million backlog.  The interactive map can be accessed at

In addition to viewing potential projects in their neighborhoods, residents also have the ability to provide feedback and leave comments for city officials. Estimated expenses and criteria for each proposed project will also be available. The interactive map is hosted on GitHub, an open source, collaborative platform where developers in the civic and tech community will be able to contribute ideas around content or features.

Along with the map, the city is also hosting another round of public meetings on the bond referendum. The meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sept. 16
Ben Hill Recreation Center, 2405 Fairburn Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Sept. 18
Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 Martin L. King, Jr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Sept. 23
John C. Birdine Recreation Center, 215 Lakewood Way, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Sept. 25
Atlanta City Hall Auditorium, (Old Council Chambers), 68 Mitchell Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Sept. 30
Piedmont Hospital – Shepherd Center, Callaway Auditorium, 7th Floor, 2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.