Roswell residents could soon have more say in a nearly $50 million project that has struggled to win citizen’s favor over the past decade.
The Roswell Police Department announced it is taking applications for the Fall 2020 session of the Citizens Police Academy, to meet for 10 weeks beginning Aug. 18 to introduce students to various aspects of police work.
In lieu of Fourth of July fireworks and a community barbecue and bluegrass concert – group events that had to be canceled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – Roswell announced what it called an “inspirational alternative.”
Roswell will introduce a new mobile app Wednesday that will let residents report issues, check meetings and events, schedule appointments with staff, and get the latest city news and notifications.
Roswell leaders acknowledged the city’s roots in slavery during a protest Saturday, and pledged to address racism and inequality.
The city of Stockbridge turns 100 on Aug. 6, but don’t expect the party of the century at City Hall.
It’s the second consecutive Saturday protest rally at city hall to draw Pleasant Hill Pastor Sabin Strickland and Roswell Police Chief James Conroy.
Roswell police chief, James Conroy told demonstrators who gathered at City Hall after the march that law enforcement leaders must “enact some change,” such as more training, uniformed standards for the public to review police personnel files and mental wellness care for officers.
More than 200 people cast a vote to choose among Big Creek Park, Leita Thompson Memorial Park, Machine Shop, Old Mill Park, Riverside Park, Roswell Area Park, Waller Park Recreation Center and Willeo Park as the best park in the North Fulton city.
Mimosa Hall is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1841 and acquired by Roswell for $3 million in 2017. The proposed solar installation will consist of thin, electricity-generating, rooftop panels that are promised to provide 100% of the building’s energy, saving the city roughly $5,000 a year in utility costs.