A rendering of what the old Pullman Yard in Kirkwood could look like.
A rendering of Pullman Yard in Kirkwood transformed into a sports and activities complex (Courtesy Atlanta ContactPoint)

Curbed Atlanta reports that Atlanta ContactPoint, the youth sports-focused nonprofit, wants to transform the 26-acre Pullman Yard in Kirkwood into sports fields and activity space. There will be two community meetings this month on the subject as ContactPoint works to build awareness. The first is May 21 at 7 p.m. at Le Petite Marche and on May 23 at 11 a.m. in Bessie Branham Park’s recreation center.

Atlanta City Council will hold budget briefings on Tuesday, May 5, at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers. The briefings allow for each city department to answer questions from the legislative body on their expenditures during the current fiscal year, and their needs and spending priorities for the next fiscal year’s budget. Tuesday’s briefing will begin with a presentation from the chief financial officer on the city’s fiscal condition and the FY 2016 budget development process. The council is scheduled to adopt a budget for FY16 at its June 15 meeting.

Gov. Nathan Deal signed the new transportation bill into law Monday to help the state improve roads and bridges, according to a report from CBS46.  Taxpayers will now see a 26-cent excise tax on gasoline, with the money going to the Georgia Department of Transportation for repairs. The law also eliminate tax breaks for electric car owners and creates new charges such as a $200 annual fee.

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.