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Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore Applauds Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Initiative Towards Greater Transparency with the Launch of Open Checkbook

Post Date:04/10/2018 3:18 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303

CONTACT:
Talia Moffitt
Public Information Officer – Council Communications
(404) 546-1835 / (404) 326-6506
tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov

April 10, 2018

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore Applauds Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Initiative Towards Greater Transparency with the Launch of Open Checkbook

 

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore issued a statement today applauding Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ announcement that the city will launch “Open Checkbook” in the coming months. Open Checkbook is an online financial data portal that allows the public to access city budgets, expenditures, salaries, contracts and business with city vendors.

“I am very pleased and excited that Atlanta is moving toward an online checkbook process that will advance our goals of transparency. This has been an issue of great importance to me for over four years,” Moore said. “The public should celebrate their ability to view their money and how it is being spent online in a searchable and downloadable way. I’m excited Atlanta will move forward with being transparent and I’m hopeful we will soon find ourselves among the top cities that have made this very important issue a priority. I want to commend the mayor for her leadership on this issue and I applaud the mayor’s initiative.”

Open Checkbook has been used by other governments including Dallas, Austin, Washington, D.C., New York and Massachusetts.

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