Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall met with two dozen business leaders this week, to develop a plan for turning around one particularly problematic section of the Old Fourth Ward.
Hall said it's the first time business owners in the area have ever convened in such a way, to seek a unified approach to revitalizing Boulevard near the intersection of North Avenue.
"We've just gotta add some more boots on the ground to be sure people are not hangin' out, and not loitering around all these great establishments we have," said Hall. He said the area has been dragged down by people loitering in parking lots of businesses.
Hall said business leaders in that area have talked about funding their own security patrol, to keep a closer eye on the neighborhood.
They plan to meet again next month.
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