The workshop was called to order in the Courtroom at City Hall for the purpose of a presentation by Lanier Boatwright, Executive Director of McIntosh Trail RDC and discussion regarding a Metropolitan Planning Organization (M.P.O.)
...McIntosh Trail RDC: Lanier Boatwright, Executive Director and Robert Hiett, Planner
...Mr. Lanier Boatwright
made a presentation.Mr. Boatwright
presented the options for participation in a new Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).He
stated that the decision facing Spalding County and southside governments is whether or not to allow Atlanta to expand its authority further south or for these governments here tonight and others to establish a new MPO that would include a ten (10) city and four (4) county area.Mr. Boatwright
stated that if Atlanta is allowed to expand into this new region, the only way to reverse this decision will be to get an Executive Order from the Governor, or pass a new State law.Mr. Boatwright
further discussed the benefits of a new and separate southside MPO in this region.He
then turned the meeting over to RDC Planner Robert Hiett.
City Manager Rabun asked Mr. Boatwright
what is the timeframe for signing a Resolution designating a new MPO
stated that it will be June through October.