Statement on Public Safety
In a press conference yesterday held by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, she reiterated that an advisory committee will provide recommendations on the issue of youths selling beverages at busy intersections across the City, including intersections in Buckhead. There has been increased concern from citizens regarding escalating aggressive behavior of these young men. The Buckhead CID and Buckhead Coalition are continuing to work with the City and the Atlanta Police Department and are committed to seeing this problem resolved. While we acknowledge the need for workforce training, job and entrepreneurial opportunities and educational programs to these young men, we must insist on maintaining a safe and orderly community while we work to address the underlying social issues.
– Buckhead CID and Buckhead Coalition