Bosses Are You Checking On Your Communities And Leaders?

Neighbors, what’s going on in your neighborhoods, city, state, and government? Are you communicating with and telling your leaders what you want? Well, that is your job if you are not managing your elected hires then you are not doing your job as CITIZEN. Why would you hire someone and not manage them? Atlanta’s leaders have been working hard to dismantle Maynard Jackson’s Neighborhood Planning Units for over 20 years. NPUs give residents power and community wealth.

The original NPU Profile and Plan, for Black Community Wealth,

The first published NPU Plan for Atlanta was published by Former mayor, Maynard H. Jackson.

The selfish, careless, and typically unqualified leaders are spending their time attempting to dissolve NPUs while we pay them a handsome salary to do so. The problem is ours the citizens, we hire – elect candidates and then we do not reach out and tell them what we want. What manager hires an employee and does not train and manage them? Let’s be better managers of the people we hire – elect to represent and lead us. Good leaders know their constituencies and work alongside them to create change. If your leaders do not plan and implement with you they are not doing their job and you should replace them, asap with someone who will.

Check on your community, find out what’s going on, and what community planning is taking place, and participate, volunteer, and attend city council meetings in person or online or play a recent recording of a meeting. It only takes 90 Minutes A Month to check on your leaders to see that they are working on your behalf and see what you can do to move the needle forward. To find your local, state, and government representatives, Google and reach out to them, with your concerns and wants for your community, city, state, and country it is your right and responsibility as a citizen and as a BOSS.

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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,