Wondering what’s going on behind the scenes at City Hall in Atlanta?
The AJC Reach littering issue has been under review by the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office, as an issue of public concern.
“The Mayor’s office is in direct conversations with the AJC including the publisher and the editor,” Reese McCranie, spokesman for Mayor Kasim Reed told StopAJCReach.org. “This is a serious issue and we want to be very proactive and bring this to a close.”
We’re told that the Mayor’s Office took over communication with the AJC, for the City of Atlanta.
“I was told in very polite words that the Mayor’s Office is working on it,” a representative in the Atlanta Department of Public Works told StopAJCReach.org. “The Department of Public Works is working in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office on the issue.”
We have formally requested the City of Atlanta enforce the City of Atlanta litter control ordinances, and encourage the AJC to be a better neighbor in the community.
More as this story develops…
Neighbors: want to tell the Mayor’s Office what you think? Please contact Mayor Reed’s communications staff to let them know how you feel about the AJC Reach littering issue. Contacts:
Sonji Jacobs Dade
Director of Communications
404.330.6558 – Office
404.276.6866 – Cell
Deputy Director of Communications
404.330.6006 – Office
404.886.2334 – Cell
City of Atlanta
Date: Mon, May 3, 2010
Subject: Formal request for your office to cite AJC for being in violation of city littering ordinances
To: Gayla Dodson
Cc: Valerie Bell-Smith
I understand that city officials have previously spoken with the Atlanta Journal Constitution about their company littering our Atlanta streets and sidewalks with AJC Reach advertising circulars, in violation of city ordinances – and that the city directed the AJC to comply with the ordinances – or the city will issue citations.
Today, the AJC again distributed these AJC Reach ad circulars on my street in a manner in violation of city ordinances, with the ad circulars indiscriminately dropped in the street and sidewalks. I’ve included a photo, below.
As a citizen, I am formally requesting that your office cite the Atlanta Journal Constitution for being in violation of city ordinances (cited below).
I have a voice message into you from today, and look forward to hearing from you about the resolution of this issue.
Neighbors: want to do more?
- To stop AJC Reach delivery to your home: Call AJC Reach customer service: 404-526-9473
- Boycott AJC Reach advertisers: Boycott AJC Reach advertisers until AJC Reach stops littering our neighborhoods.
- Cancel your AJC subscription: Apply additional economic pressure on AJC by canceling your AJC subscription. Call 404-522-4141 or 1-800-933-9771, or e-mailing email@example.com
- Join the Facebook group: AJC Reach: Stop Littering Our Neighborhoods!
- Follow us on Twitter: @StopAJCReach
- Spread the word: tell your neighbors and Atlanta friends about StopAJCReach.org; ask them to join the Facebook group at AJC Reach: Stop Littering Our Neighborhoods!; and ask them to follow us on Twitter at @StopAJCReach
- Upload your photos: See copies of AJC Reach littering your neighborhood? Use your camera phone or digital camera to take a photo of each ad circular you see, and upload it to the photo gallery.