Veto ordinance amendment 12-0-0502 (14)
  • Petitioned Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Council Members

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Council Members

Veto ordinance amendment 12-0-0502 (14)

    1. Kelly lewis
    2. Petition by

      Kelly lewis

      norcross, GA

Dear Honorable Mayor Reed and members of the Atlanta City Council:

I approach you today asking for a VETO of the amendment to the noise ordinance 12-0-0502 (14), passed in the Council Meeting of May 7, 2012.

The car enthusiast community in Atlanta is strong in numbers; these numbers represent tax payers, business owners, consumers and voters. Please let my signature stand to represent my one voice in these larger numbers, asking that a VETO be made on our behalf.

The organizers of Drift events in Atlanta already strictly adhere to the current noise ordinance, and work with the community at large to present to the enthusiast and drift communities, events which are safe and within the guidelines very clearly represented by current ordinances. An amendment to this ordinance specifically targeting and prohibiting Drifting would result in a loss of income for Atlanta, for Turner Field, for shop owners, parts distributors, tire vendors, restaurants, gas stations, hotels and a myriad of other business throughout Georgia. In this tough economy, we should be searching for ways to keep and grow our avenues of income, not restrict them.

There are currently other organizations which hold motor sports events within the City of Atlanta, specifically at Turner Field. These organizations include Auto cross events, Gymkana events, and automotive dealership test drive / morale boosting events. To target Drifting in the midst of these other events is simply discrimination.
In addition, the events at Turner Field offer the enthusiast the opportunity to increase driving skill and compete in events in a safe, controlled environment. The Drift events currently run by S2 Drifting in Atlanta have an accident free history to date. To keep Drifting in this safe and controlled environment will in turn, lessen the burden on Atlanta Police, Fire and EMS services by providing a safe outlet for motor sports and car enthusiasts.

Please consider these facts and VETO the amendment to the ordinance.

I respectfully thank you for your time.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. CALL THE MAYORS OFFICE TODAY 404.330.6100

      Kelly lewis
      Petition Organizer

      The petition is still important, but today is CALL THE MAYOR'S OFFICE day! I would like to ask each of you to call 404.330.6100 and very calmly tell the Mayor that you oppose the amendment to the noise ordinance that bans drifting! An operator will answer, simply tell her you would like to leave a message for the Mayor. You will then be directed to his voice mail. Remember every word you say represents the group as a whole. Speak clearly and calmly and let our voices be heard. If you are a resident of the city of Atlanta, make sure to stress that point. Let the call in begin! Please also keep sharing the petition as well as the phone number to the Mayor's office. SAVE DRIFTING IN ATLANTA!!

    3. Reached 8,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Norman Absher EVERETT, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      its either here for a an event, with proper medical and safety, or down the local street where safety is really thrown out the window!


    • cody coulter RINGGOLD, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      drifting is a way of life and a way to meet new people and have fun. if you take away a place where its legal and safe. your just asking for more illegal driving on the roads of normal day drivers.

    • Rashad Saxon RIVERDALE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      If anything, the city should be HAPPY that these citizens are trying to do their sport legally. They could easily just drift around on the streets through traffic putting other lives in danger. I would understand the city's complaints if these guys were drifting at 3am on a Tuesday night. That is not the case. Let them be.

    • Sean Broussard PEARLAND, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      this is no different then a concert or sporting event. it is on a closed private property and is nothing more then entertainment. it hurts no one.

    • Wilbur Lee ALACHUA, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I regularly travel to ATL for motorsports events, as a driver and a spectator. SAVE THE SPORT!


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