Public Agenda May 01 2002

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE U.S. SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE The Southern Center for International Studies in conjunction with Oglethorpe University presents six former U.S. secretaries of defense: Melvin Laird, James Schlesinger, Harold Brown, Frank Carlucci, Casper Weinberger, William Cohen and moderator Judy Woodruff of CNN to discuss 21st-century global security threats and the role of the U.S. in addressing them. $15-$25. May 1, 9 a.m. Conant Center for the Performing Arts, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-261-5763. www.southerncenter.org.

ATLANTA LABOR COUNCIL TOWN HALL MEETING "No More Business as Usual" is the theme of the meeting, highlighting the need for retirement and economic security to bring the lesson of Enron home to Atlanta-area working families. Tools to protect 401(k) plans and pensions. Free. May 8, 6 p.m. IBEW Building. Contact Charles Flemming, 404-525-3559.

ATLANTA WASTEWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM City of Atlanta Department of Public Works hosts open house presentations to provide information and to address inquiries regarding the Sewer System Evaluation Survey Project. All open houses are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Engineers are available to answer your questions. May 8, Southwest YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Road. 404-529-9211. www.atlantapublicworks.org.

CLEAN COMMUTE RALLY Gwinnett County sponsors a rally for employees who want to choose a form of transportation other than driving alone to work. Event includes remarks by Gwinnett Commission Chairman Wayne Hill as well as speakers from Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, the Georgia Clean Air Campaign and a teacher from Shiloh High School. Free. May 1, 8 a.m. Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. 770-822-7035.

DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones discusses "Business Expansion and Quality of Life in DeKalb County" by addressing smart growth initiatives to preserve DeKalb's many community development assets. May 6, 7:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Select, 130 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-378-8000. dautra@dekalbchamber.org.

GRTA NORTHERN SUB-AREA GA. 400 WORKSHOPS Presentation of the NSAS/Ga. 400 study, followed by hands-on, interactive small-group work. This is a chance to work with neighbors to find out what transportation and land-use alternatives can preserve or improve quality of life. May 1, 6-9 p.m. East Roswell Park Community Room, 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-594-6134. www.ga400nsas.com.

GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION PUBLIC MEETING Meeting addresses concerns over Georgia Power's Plant Bowen in Bartow County. Information provided on how plants are regulated and air quality issues. May 2, 7 p.m. Cartersville/Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, 122 W. Main St., Cartersville. www.ganet.org/dnr/environ.

SOUTH ATLANTANS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING Neighbors meet to discuss issues affecting the southeast Atlanta-area neighborhoods. First Thursday of every month. May 2, 7:30 p.m. Ormewood Presbyterian Church, 1071 Delaware Ave. 404-627-7855. www.sandatlanta.org.

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