Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Introduces Legislation to Establish the City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust
Monday, February 11th, 2019
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms introduced legislation to create the City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust, which will evaluate the efficacy of the City’s current legislative and administrative policies and procedure related to ethics, transparency, and compliance.
"The City of Atlanta Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust will guide the City as we institute a rigorous system for accountability, strengthening public trust in government,” said Mayor Bottoms.
The Task Force is designed to create a collaborative effort to expand transparency in city government between the Executive and Legislative branches and will consist of ten members from the public and private sectors who are experienced in government, corporate ethics and/or compliance. Five members will be appointed by the Mayor, including one former prosecutor, one member of academia who specializes in the areas of government and corporate transparency, one former local government attorney, one Atlanta resident, and one former judge. City Council will have five appointments from the same sectors.
The Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust will develop innovative strategies and implement solutions through policy reform to strengthen the City of Atlanta’s guidelines as it pertains to transparency, ethics, and compliance.
The legislation was introduced by Councilmember Marci Overstreet.