The City of Atlanta is made up of 25 Neighborhood Planning Units, or NPUs, which serve to provide information to citizens on government functions and to represent neighborhood interests.
Each NPU contains at least two individual neighborhoods and has been assigned a letter of the alphabet from A to Z (except for U, because that would be confusing).
How does the NPU System work?
- City officials provide information to and get feedback from the NPUs on public safety, public works, permits, parks, and other neighborhood planning matters.
- Everyone over the age of 18 who lives in Atlanta’s city limits is a member of an NPU.
- Property owners, business owners, and organizations can have a representative member, too.
- NPUs typically meet once a month to conduct business.
- Each NPU has its own bylaws so there’s no one-size-fits-all description.
- NPUs help prepare the Comprehensive Development Plan dealing with the physical, social, and economic aspects of our city.
By joining your NPU, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about transportation planning and design efforts
- Voice support or concern for transportation projects
- Have direct conversations with city-and-state-wide decision makers
Know what to ask
Showing up to your NPU meeting for the first time? Here are some questions to ask to get caught up on neighborhood and citywide transportation projects:
- What are the current multimodal transportation projects underway in the NPU?
- What are the focus efforts for future transportation improvements?
- What is the expected timeline for improvements?
- Are there documents online or available through the NPU that I can review?
- How can I most effectively voice concern or support for a transportation project?
Find your NPU