Town Hall Meetings

Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District want to keep you informed about all things Downtown. Held at various Downtown venues and hotels, all are invited to attend these informal, public events that are intended to keep the community "in the know," especially if you are a stakeholder, resident, employee and/or employer involved in the city center.

You can expect the agenda to be lively, comprehensive and efficient, featuring a broad range of topics from public safety to public spaces, what's entertaining and where it's happening. We start meetings with coffee and networking at 7:30 a.m., hold the program at 8:00 a.m. and end by 9:00 a.m.

To keep up in the time between meetings, sign up for our electronic newsletter - Be Downtown. 

Past 2017 Meetings

January 26, 2017
Auditorium at Georgia State University Student Center East
7:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking
8:00 a.m. Program

January 2017 Town Hall Presentation

July 27, 2017
American Cancer Society Center Theater
7:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking
8:00 a.m. Program

July 2017 Town Hall Presentation
July 2017 Public Safety Briefing

Downtown continues to be one of the safest places in Atlanta, with crime down 6% from this time last year, with last year being a record crime reduction year for Zone 5 and Downtown.  Larceny from Auto remains the primary criminal offense challenge for Downtown, accounting for 46% of Downtown’s crime.  There is very little stranger-on-stranger or violent crime in Downtown,.  We continue to stress the Clean Car Campaign, with approximately 80% of the victims being from out of town or here attending an event, leaving items visible in their vehicles.  APD has made much headway on this by using directed patrols for crime suppression.  Zone 5 is incorporating Joint Patrols and Field Investigative Teams with MARTA and GSU Police Departments.  Most of Downtown’s safety concerns are related to nuisance and quality of life offenses, which are more perception related than actual crime.  Enforcing Illegal Monetary Solicitation remains a high priority for the APD and the Ambassador Force, as reflected in the attached charts.  There are two additional slides attached that were not presented at the Town Hall; one reflects historical crime data for comparison from previous years; and the other provides additional analysis. 

Past 2016 Meetings

January 28, 2016
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
7:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking
8:00 a.m. Program

January 2016 Town Hall Presentation
Atlanta Streetcar video

July 28, 2016
The Auditorium at Georgia-Pacific Center
7:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking
8:00 a.m. Program

July 2016 Town Hall Presentation
Time lapse video of Food Truck Fridays

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