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On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Feb. 3

Post Date:01/31/2020 1:58 PM

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

January 31, 2020

On the Agenda: Atlanta City Council Significant Legislative Items for Monday, Feb. 3 

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation Monday to finalize the creation of the Office of Inspector General (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1729). The legislation establishes the roles and responsibilities of the office, creates a structure of governance, and requires the provision of funds necessary for facilities, equipment, and staffing. This item will also need to be considered by the Committee on Council on Monday before consideration by the full Council. As a charter amendment, the ordinance requires three reads and two adoptions by the Council. The ordinance received a second read and first adoption during the Council’s meeting on Jan. 21.

The Council will also consider legislation to merge the Office of Human Services and the Office of Grants Management to create the Department of Grants and Community Development (Legislative Reference No. 20-O-1140). The structure of the new department will be based on five primary process areas – grant planning, grant program operations, grant administrative services, grant technical services, and administrative support.

Additionally, the Council will consider an ordinance to enter into Amendment No. 4 of a contract for the management and operation of various tennis centers with Universal Tennis Management to extend the term of the agreement on a month-to-month basis for a period not to exceed six months and to become effective Feb. 11 (Legislative Reference No. 20-O-1031).

Members of the Council will also present proclamations in honor of Reverend Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and his wife, Justine Simmons, Melvin Reid, Morris Brown College Day, and Rugby ATL.

The Atlanta City Council will convene Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.

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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Contacts:        Zena Lewis                              zolewis@atlantaga.gov                       404-330-6309

                        Talia Moffitt                             tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov                     404-546-1835 

                        Michael Ulmer                        mmulmer@atlantaga.gov                   404-330-6056

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