Follow Up To, Thomas LaVone, Post.

Thomas LaVone, Atelier and business owner.

 TRO HEARING: Thomas Lavone, LLC, et al. v. Floshae at the Point, LLC, et al. (22cv365315).  TRO, Temporary Restraining Order are used as a  short-term injunction issued to prevent a party from taking a certain action until the court is able to issue a more enduring order, such as a preliminary injunction. TROs are a type of equitable remedy.

Floshae At The Point LLC had already taken the most aggressive action to erase Thomas LaVone LLC, from the Cascade business corridor because he asked her to make repairs and prevented them from installing a wet condensation line across the electrical box which is dangerous and without a permit. Floshea often uses its own people and rarely applies for permits from the city.

Floshea stated that they had placed all of Thomas LaVone’s property at the curb. However, that is not what the neighbors, fellow business owners, and supporters of LaVone and the business owners themselves witnessed.

Floshae used precedence called Regus to create their egregious contracts to move tenants out in 24 hours and confiscate their property. Rutgers has never been upheld in Georgia and it was new to the judge and to LaVone’s attorney. The judge is ready to move forward with the next stage of these court proceedings and as you see from the video above that Mr. Wesley, business manager for LaVone stated that this business is a whole total concept that took 20 years to create. Floshea tried to destroy these gentlemen’s hard work, but they failed. LaVone no longer wants the space and the judge agreed to move forward with the stated damages.

LaVone will prevail. Floshea operates off of grant funding ONLY…These crooks have no money to invest in our communities Floshea uses GOVERNMENT money which is the money that we pay in taxes. Anyone can apply with a good project and acquire those funds. Floshea was brought to our community to prey on us. Thomas LaVone, LLC your neighbors, customers, and friends are supporting you in whatever you choose to do, we are with you.

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Clean Energy, Do You Know What It Is And How To Achieve It???

The City Of Atlanta is on a mission to operate on 100% Clean Energy by 2035, which is great however we would have needed to begin over 20 years ago. But all is not lost and there are many ways to achieve cleaner energy than what we are using presently if we begin NOW. Visit CLEAN ENERGY ATLANTA to learn more and to find out what incentives and opportunities to help with making your homes clean energy ready. Also, here you can get a better understanding of how clean energy works and what we can do right now.

When our homes and businesses run efficiently that helps to create clean energy. Let’s start by getting to know our homes and how they work and if they are running efficiently by keeping warm air in and cold air out. Usually these are windows, doors, and roofing but crawl spaces attics are culprits for escaping air too. Get to know these types of clean energy resources, they are the most popular.

  • Solar Power
  • Wind Turbines
  • Fuel made of vegetables
  • Sunlight
  • Geothermal

The most southernly Neighborhood Planning Units in Atlanta that happen to be in communities of color are the most burden communities and consists of zip codes 30310, 11, 18 and 31. What this means is those residents pay more for their utilities about 9-11% of their income whereas Buckhead residents only spend 4% on their utilities. The culprit for this is the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). These elected hires determine how much we pay for insurances, telecommunications, gas and fuel and all other utilities. many citizens do not pay attention to these elected positions and we do not weight out how much these positions make us pay for these services, but we must.

 All members on the Georgia PSC are REPUBLICANS and they do not serve all citizens well, equally nor do they care about what we want mainly because we do not pay close attention and vote on these public service positions, but we must. Scroll down to an older blog titled “Meet the Georgia PSC” and do your research on these elected hires and learn how they have not worked on behalf of all of their constituency. Not knowing these positions and who holds them we often times do not vote because we do not know and they are praying that we do not. But we are amazing and need to put this on our “To Do List” to be better informed.

Heck, you might realize that this is the perfect job for you and run for it and we invite you to do so. The primary was on May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for June 21, 2022. A general runoff election is scheduled for December 6, 2022. The filing deadline was March 11, 2022. District 2 which runs from Gwinnet to Laurens County and district 3 which consists of Fulton, Dekalb, Rockdale and Clayton Counties are on the ballot and where I live, work and play. Please visit, https://ballotpedia.org/Georgia_Public_Service_Commission_election,_2022, to learn more about this election and better prepare yourself to be better informed about the candidates, how they have voted in the past and who funds their campaigns which will also give you an idea as to who they may or may not work for. Do your Due Diligence and vote for whoever you believe care about us The People and Clean Energy.

Meet the candidates…..

Shelia Edwards wins District 3 Public Service Commission race, https://www.ajc.com/news/shelia-edwards-builds-lead-in-district-3-public-service-commission-race/Y5M6ADVICZDP5M5GRCWQD3SYYI/.

The incumbent, Fitz Johnson, https://psc.ga.gov/about-the-psc/commissioners/fitz-johnson/


We must participate and ask for what we want.


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Commercial Gentrification, Looks Like This…

Definition: Commercial gentrification is defined as the physical, social, economic, and cultural changes of a region due to the increased displacement of houses and neighborhood stores in residential areas and the increase of cafes, Western restaurants, and chain stores.

Commercial property management Flo Shea At The Point, LLC, in The Cascade HeighTS,. hired an APD officer to illegally evict their tenant, change the locks and confiscated all of their merchandise.

Flo Shea, entered the business of Thomas LaVone, a designer, located at 2291 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 with an APD officer in full uniform and driving a APD vehicle. The officer informed Mr. LaVone that he had to leave his business and the locks were changed around 4PM on Friday April 29, 2022. The officer showed a copy of a letter from Flo Shea’s lawyer and stated that he was in full rights to evict him from his place of business, he also stated that Shea Embry, hired and paid him to do so.

Fulton Co. Sheriffs office are the official process servers of dispossessory notices in Atlanta and Fulton Co. but only after legal paperwork is properly filed with the Fulton County courts. Flo Shea had not filed any paperwork with the courts at the time regarding this matter. Mr. LaVone has a five-year lease with Flo Shea at the Point.

Mr. LaVone reported intolerable conditions to management in February and escalated their requests in March after no response or repairs were made and his boutique flooded from March rains, LaVone Studio Flood footage on FB.

Flo Shea At The Point, creates predatory leases that violates Georgia Tenant’s Rights and states they can lock you out of your business and confiscate your merchandise. That will not fly in Fulton County. Thomas LaVone is deep into a law battle with these Predator’s (a person or group that ruthlessly exploits others), they will all have their day in court.

Several businesses were to open at the Cascade Point location over the past few years. Surely Flo Shea’s egregiously predatory contracts have been the hold up.  Flo Shea’s funding comes from grants provided by Invest Atlanta and other public funding. Flo Shea At The Point, has actually become a plague on the business corridor by subverting tenant’s rights through many predatory behaviors and illegal evictions. The City Council Representative offered no help to Thomas LaVone stating that “there was a civil case impending”. However, this did not become a civil issue until Flo Shea served the illegal eviction and changed the locks.

Mr. LaVone passed out that same evening and had to be rushed to the hospital due to a seizure. Another tenant, Mr. Leonardo’s had the same experience of passing out while running her business out of the same location, they were evicted, too. This story has many layers, let’s keep an eye on this and RESPOND back and let me know your thoughts?


On a lighter note check out Archive Atlanta by historian Victoria Lemos episode 2 about Aleaxander Hamilton, one of Atlanta’s first and very successful business owners, his story is interesting, Black Americans built Atlanta and we have always run our own businesses, https://www.archiveatlantapodcast.com/e/episode-2-alexander-hamilton/.


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This is what real leadership looks like..

Atlanta City Council Member At Large Michael Julian Bond, hosts a community food giveaway every week throughout the city of Atlanta, he makes his constituents proud and helps them feed their families good and healthy meals, Thanks CM Bond, link to article and for food giveaway locations and dates visit https://www.facebook.com/michaeljulianbond.

Sometimes I am embarrassed by the behaviors of the leaders that we hire/ elect but since this is their truth here goes. A few weeks ago I was asked to take on a community task and shed some light on a challenge that was taking place in my community that was not being spoken about by the leaders at City Hall. Upon questioning my representatives staff member, they stated, “they would get back to us at our next meeting”. Well, the next meeting was not for 30 plus days and things can move fast or slow at City Hall depending on the who and the what. Here’s the thing public servants should bring challenges to our attention and stay on top of it until it is resolved, that is what we hire/ elect them to do. We should not have to go to them and ask questions about what they were solely hired/ elected to take care of.

However when I began to work on the challenge and trying to create more awareness and community feedback I only reached out to two city leaders. But was contacted by several and sent statements by others and of course if there were to be a press conference all wanted to be a part of it, but neither offered to call a press conference or even share the findings with the community, themselves. This is a problem…. because I feel that they should have shared all information with the community that they represent instead of waiting to see what the residents do or do not do. What we do is work jobs so that we can pay taxes which pays their salaries so that they can do what they promised during campaign season. It seems once we hire/ elect them they go on a City Hall Boot Camp and are taught to HATE us and totally disrespect our wishes. Plain and simple some people are not meant to be community servants or leaders. Most come into these positions and negate their platform and then there are some who do not know how to serve, do not care to learn, and will not spend time with their constituency to learn what is wanted, needed and what is already working in those particular communities.

I read Stacey Abrams, plan for Georgia, I trust her and know she will be a GREAT governor for Georgia, the governor we need and deserve, read her plan @staceyabrams. I am a fan and posted her campaign sign in my yard within moments of her announcing her campaign run for Georgia’s governor, I saved my sign from 2018.

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Happy New Year Bosses!

This new year brings many new first times and opportunities for us as citizens, neighbors, and family of the United States of America. I wish for so many great things for our country but most of all I wish for citizens to BOSS UP and participate in our country and it’s democracy. I spent the past two months working with New Georgia Project (NGP) and to pull off “Party At The Polls” for three days my team of site supervisors, collected information from hundreds of Atlanta voters that spoke highly of the voting injustices that we as citizens have to face, re adjust to and deal with because BLACK PEOPLE voting is still not fully accepted in America. The surveys also told us that some were still apprehensive up until 7pm on election night and others were very proud to use their vote to state their intentions to hire elect a new beginning and change.

Now is an awesome time to acquaint yourselves with the new mayor, members of city council and Atlanta Public School board members and share your interests and concerns, remember they work for us. Also go ahead and plan your 2022 calendar to attend Atlanta city council and your NPU meetings three to four times per year or maybe every month now that they are all on ZOOM…

Here’s to a great new year and to thriving communities all over the world!

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Atlanta is set for a Runoff…

I wish only the top three candidates were allowed to forum and campaign for the last five weeks of an election/ interview season. Too many candidates in one race can be overwhelming and it splits the votes between too many which creates Runoffs. Runoffs are important and definitely a time to use your vote so make your decision and place your vote for the best person for the job. So here we are one week away from voting in new leadership.

The Andrew and Walter Young YMCA, located at 2220 Campbellton Rd. will host a mayoral forum for the two final candidates, Felicia Moore and Andre Dickerson and the margins are close. For a final look and opportunity to question the candidates in SW Atlanta a forum will be held tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 23rd.

District 11 BOSSES, Get ready for NPUR Atlanta.

On a great note, the neighbors of Neighborhood Planning Unit R, BOSSED UP in a serious way and removed the sitting executive committee with exception to the present chair at the annual November election and it was unanimous. This vote ushers in a new executive committee whom I know will bring young, intelligent, and thoughtful inclusion, of all as well as planning and implementation of the initiatives and quality of life issues that the previous committees could never do.

I have returned to serve as secretary which I did ten years ago and am pleased to do so again. Congratulations, to the NPU-R Atlanta, 2022 executive committee and I look forward to working with you all and the greatness that is about to explode in District 11.

The People VS. Family Dollar. Neighbors, We Have A Court Date for Family Dollar, located at 2324 Cascade.

The court date is for October 25th, 2021 at 9:00 AM in courtroom 5A.

The residents of Cascade have a Court Watch, team in place and we need neighbors to join us in court to share every infraction that Family Dollar has committed in our community. Please share your pictures, interactions with employees and district managers of Family Dollar. We want to make our case that Family Dollar and all its inadequacies as a poorly managed business and community partner. Family Dollar’s presence has eroded our quality of life here in southwest Atlanta must be shared with the judge. For those who cannot attend and want their voices to be heard please write a “Victim Impact Statement” to be read in court. Typically, when a business does not follow the rules set in place by Code Enforcement a judge can monetarily fine that business every day for those infractions until it is resolved.

We are hoping for the most strenuous ruling against Family Dollar so that if they want to continue to do business in our community they will keep the parking lot and green spaces adjacent clean and litter-free and garbage dumpsters are not overfilled and picked up regularly and fencing always closed. The store must be kept clean and orderly and they cannot sell foods that have expired. Any damage to the store exterior windows doors lighting etc. must. Be repaired immediately and never become an eyesore to the community. Please join us with this community initiative by making our voices heard and send a message to Family Dollar that they cannot come into our community and do whatever they want, we pay all of their salaries, and We The People of SW Atlanta take great pride in our community.

Special Thank You, go out to The Hempire owner Cathleen Richardson who has proven to be a true community partner and neighbor for the business corridor. Ms. Richardson reached out to Marci Overstreet for a hand with this and she got code enforcement involved. Please create your document and title it “VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT” please share it here and bring to court on the 25th or one of your neighbors will read it on your behalf and please email it directly to me at savvysherylbrown@gmail.com.

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Below Are The Scores Of The People Who Want To Represent Us.

Below are score cards from the Committee For A Better Atlanta, CBA.

Local elections are the most important to citizens because all of the elected hires determine how much taxpayers pay and how those funds will be spent. From mayors, city council, public service commissioners (I covered those guys last month) and court judges, all determine how much money we spend. Since so many people have interests in our dollars let’s put some focus on them. The CBA hosts several candidate forums throughout the spring and summer of local election years. This CBA score card is from the 2017 forums and clearly states who was QUALIFIED to do the job and who is UNQUALIFIED.

Here is are great research tools to do Due Diligence with and to help quell any thoughts about what prospective candidates and incumbents know the job they are applying for. Please acquaint yourself with the people who campaign for your vote so that you interview and choose representatives who will work on your behalf and not because you knew them as a child. Below is CBA’s score card for 2021 the scores are pretty amazing. I cannot deny I would like to see some of the very comfortable incumbents who don’t do a great job in their perspective communities become shook, for lack of a better word.

The score card above states that the District 11 representative did not participate, I watched the video and she did participate in the forum but her opponent did not, fast forward to 1:42:38, to see and hear from the district 11’s representative. I look forward to having great representation for southwest Atlanta but the writing is on the wall that we may continue to get what we have because of the apathy that is exercised in our communities by not doing due diligence and finding out who these people are and blindly giving votes to people who clearly do not deserve it.

Boss Up, here is a hint, if an incumbent is not meeting with their constituency on a regular basis to find out their wants and needs, they are not representing their constituents but rather collecting a paycheck on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta and that part time job, pays $60,300. Start grooming yourselves future Bosses, these city jobs require no experience, age requirement is 18 and if you love your community and Atlanta, please apply, we have a spot for you in 2025.

Score cards courtesy of the Committee For A Better Atlanta.

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