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Atlanta City Council Committee Calls for Independent Review of Employee Bonuses

Post Date:04/29/2018 1:51 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 2551
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Talia Moffit
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 April 27, 2018

 Atlanta City Council Committee Calls for Independent Review of Employee Bonuses

ATLANTA-The Atlanta City Council’s Finance Executive Committee introduced a resolution Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to have the city’s auditor and/or ethics officer conduct an independent review of more than $518,000 in bonuses and gifts distributed in late 2017 by previous Mayor Kasim Reed. The review must be completed within 30 days once the legislation is adopted.

“We have an audit and ethics department fully independent of the administration and the City Council,” said Council President Felicia Moore. “I think both need to be involved in this discussion. We’re going to leave it to them to do their best work and I’m sure they will.”

Finance Committee Chair and District 7 Councilmember Howard Shook introduced the resolution at the end of the meeting. The body of the resolution states that the Atlanta City Council determined the need to investigate the bonuses in an effort toward complete transparency and to ensure the appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. 

Committee members also want to determine if the bonuses violated the city’s Code of Ordinances or state law. 

The resolution will go before the full council at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

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