This measure represents combined annual spending by the local jurisdictions (cities and county) within Fulton County on highways and streets. The expenditures included in this measure are those reported annually to the Georgia Department Community Affairs (DCA) as part of the Report on Local Government Financing.
This measure tracks the number of children receiving services through Fulton’s Health Clinics who are adequately immunized according to guidelines established by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The Nursing Division provides routine childhood vaccinations (including DTap, Td, Hib, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and varicella vaccines) in accordance with the ACIP immunization schedule
Funding for the arts and cultural programs in Fulton County at the local level comes mainly through the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Both agencies use their funding in the support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions, public art and cultural programming for residents. This measure tracks the combined expenditures by those two sources.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality, which is calculated based on the pollutant concentration of criteria air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. AQI value of 101-150 indicates air quality condition is unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, which include children, elderly and people with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
The Fulton County Emergency Services E-911 Center is the centralized public safety answering point for all 911 calls within Unincorporated Fulton County and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, Palmetto, and Union City as well as the Fulton County School Police and the Chattahoochee River National Park Service. Incoming emergency calls are dispatched to first response units including police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS). Priority 1 calls are those for an incident where the immediate presence of a responder is essential to save life, prevent serious injury, or to arrest a violent felon. This includes many police calls and nearly all fire and EMS calls.
About 26,000 individuals were booked into the Fulton County Jail in the course 2017 after being arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor or felony violations or for such things as failure to appear in court or probation violations. Some people may spend only hours in jail before being released on bond while others may spend months awaiting trial for serious crimes or after being sentenced to serve time. This measure tracks the daily number of detainees in any of the Fulton County jail facilities averaged over the course of a year.
This measure tracks the accessibility of public libraries in Fulton County. A library is considered accessible if it is within a 5-mile driving distance of a residence. The area within a 5-mile driving distance was determined through an analysis using geographic information systems (GIS) software.