File #: 2023-0835    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 6/28/2023 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/28/2024 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts A Resolution to Commit to the Transformation of the South River Forest by Adopting the Recommendations of the "Explore South River Forest" Report and For the Administration to Prepare and Deliver an Implementation Plan
Attachments: 1. 7_11_2023_South River Forest Resolution
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/28/20241 Board of Commissioners    Not available Meeting details Video Video
5/14/20241 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended for deferralPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/20241 Board of Commissioners    Not available Meeting details Video Video
4/9/20241 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended for deferralPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20241 Board of Commissioners    Not available Meeting details Video Video
3/26/20241 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended holding in committeePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20241 Board of Commissioners    Not available Meeting details Video Video
2/27/20241 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended for deferralPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/27/20241 Board of Commissioners deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/14/20241 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended for deferralPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/20231 Board of Commissioners deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/12/20231 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended for deferralPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/20231 Board of Commissioners deferred to the next meetingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20231 PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee recommended holding in committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/8/20231 Board of Commissioners deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/12/20231 Board of Commissioners deferred 60 daysPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/11/20231 Board of Commissioners deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Board of Commissioners - District 6

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All Commission Districts
A Resolution to Commit to the Transformation of the South River Forest by Adopting the Recommendations of the "Explore South River Forest" Report and For the Administration to Prepare and Deliver an Implementation Plan
Body

Information Contact: Commissioner Edward C. "Ted" Terry
Phone Number: 404-371-4909

PURPOSE:
To commit to the transformation of the South River Forest by adopting the recommendations of the "Explore South River Forest" report commissioned by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). This includes requesting a presentation from the CEO and administration to prepare and deliver an implementation plan.

NEED/IMPACT:
The South River Forest is 3,500 acres of greenspace and forest in Atlanta and DeKalb County. On June 5, 2023 Atlanta adopted resolution 23-R-3665, committing the city to investment in the South River Forest. This DeKalb County resolution matches the city of Atlanta's showing the need for joint stewardship efforts towards this valuable network of greenspaces that spans both municipalities. The need to protect and invest in this critical natural resource is great due to ongoing effects of climate change and the benefits such as carbon removal from the atmosphere, preventing erosion and stormwater runoff, reduction of heat island effect, and filtering pollutants from our water supply. Further, this South River Forest area has faced historical environmental injustice in the form of landfills, correctional facilities, truckyards, and heavy industrial uses in the area. Investment in the South River Forest will protect legacy communities, commit DeKalb County to environmental justice, slow effects of climate change, create climate resiliency, achieve goals in our DeKalb County 2050 Unified Plan, improve quality of life for South West...

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