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Council President Felicia A. Moore Announces 2020 Committee Chairs and Appointments

Post Date:12/02/2019 6:02 PM

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

CONTACT:
Michael Ulmer, Communications Specialist
Office: (404) 330-6056
Mobile: (470) 825-5250
mmulmer@atlantaga.gov

December 2, 2019 

Council President Felicia A. Moore Announces 2020 Committee Chairs and Appointments

ATLANTA — Council President Felicia Moore announced 2020 committee chairpersons and appointments during the final Full Council meeting of 2019. 

“Committee chairs along with the Council Members comprising each committee have fulfilled their roles commendably,” Moore said. President Moore further stated, “They have worked together synergistically, committing to vetting legislation more thoroughly during committee meetings.  I decided to make changes to committee leadership and composition mid-term in consideration of diversity, experience, and geographical representation while also balancing personal preferences. It is my belief that the forthcoming complement of committees will promote stability, innovation, and the value of veteran insight.”

City Utilities Committee:

Natalyn Archibong – Chair

Andrea L. Boone

Joyce Sheperd

Howard Shook

J.P. Matzigkeit

Cleta Winslow

Dustin Hillis

City Utilities has jurisdiction over the following matters: Solid waste, sanitation and recycling; street equipment, street naming and abandonment and other public right of way matters; matters pertaining to the city’s cable service within the Mayor’s Office of Communication, the Department of Watershed Management and the Department of Public Works and city franchise agreements.

Community Development/Human Services:

Matt Westmoreland - Chair

Michael Julian Bond

Carla Smith

Amir Farokhi

Joyce Sheperd

Natalyn Archibong

Antonio Brown

Community Development/Human Services has jurisdiction over the following matters: The Department of Planning and Community Development; the Department of Parks and Recreation; comprehensive development plans and land use plans, the Mayor’s Office of Human Services; the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment; matters pertaining to Invest Atlanta, Work Source Atlanta, Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, TADs and related boards; and matters pertaining to health, education and welfare.

Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee:

Joyce Sheperd – Chair

Carla Smith

Andrea L. Boone

Dustin Hillis

Cleta Winslow

Michael Julian Bond

Amir Farokhi

Public Safety and Legal Administration has jurisdiction over the following matters: The Law Department; the Atlanta Police Department; the Department of Fire and Rescue, the Department of Corrections; the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness; Municipal Court operations and the Solicitor’s Office.

Transportation Committee:

Andre Dickens – Chair

Jennifer N. Ide

J.P. Matzigkeit

Amir Farokhi

Marci Collier Overstreet

Antonio Brown

Matt Westmoreland

Transportation has jurisdiction over the following areas/matters: The Department of Aviation and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; the Department of Public Works; Renew Atlanta; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; the Atlanta Streetcar/ Beltline transit; the Atlanta Regional Commission; infrastructure bond issues and other capital funding related to transportation projects.

Zoning Committee:

Carla Smith – Chair

Howard Shook

Andrea L. Boone

Dustin Hillis

Cleta Winslow

Andre Dickens

Marci Collier Overstreet

Zoning has jurisdiction over the following areas/matters: The Zoning Review Board; Metropolitan Atlanta River Protection Act; Board of Zoning Adjustment; the land subdivision ordinance of the city (part 15 of this Code); the zoning ordinance of the city (part 16 of this Code); and land plat amendments.

Finance/Executive Committee:

Jennifer N. Ide – Chair

Natalyn Archibong

Joyce Sheperd

Andre Dickens

Howard Shook

J.P. Matzigkeit

Matt Westmoreland

Finance/Executive has jurisdiction over the following areas/matters: The Department of Finance, Department of Human Resources, Department of Procurement; Office of Contract Compliance; oversight of the executive branch; intergovernmental relations, international relations and diplomatic affairs; all licensing approvals and tax officials and collectors.

Committee on Council:

J.P. Matzigkeit – Chair

Marci Collier Overstreet

Michael Julian Bond

Amir Farokhi

Cleta Winslow

Jennifer N. Ide

Antonio Brown

Committee on Council has jurisdiction over the following matters: All operations of the council, its officers and employees, Office of Research and Policy, Council Communications, and the Office of the Municipal Clerk; all questions pertaining to conflicts of interest and standards of conduct; the revision, codification and clarification of all ordinances; formulation of the agenda of the council; all matters pertaining to elections, initiatives and referenda; the rules of the council and any modifications thereof; and the conduct decorum and good repute of the council, and the members thereof; etc.

During Monday’s meeting, Council Member Michael Julian Bond was announced as the 2020 Pro-Tempore of the legislative body.

For more information, contact Cathy Murray, External Affairs, Office of Atlanta City Council President Felicia A. Moore, at 404-330-6052 or ccmurray@atlantaga.gov.

About Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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