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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Signs Legislation Creating Office of Inspector General

Post Date:02/07/2020 2:00 PM

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Signs Legislation Creating Office of Inspector General

ATLANTA— Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, joined by members of City Council, signed historic legislation creating the City of Atlanta’s first-ever Office of Inspector General.

“While years in the making, today culminates into one of the City’s most significant milestones,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Thank you to the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust, members of Council and the thousands of City employees who wake up every morning and put in the hard and honest day’s work to serve the public with character and integrity. Together, we now have a strong system of independent checks and balances to hold us all accountable to the people we are entrusted to serve.”

Earlier this year, Mayor Bottoms issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of the Office of Inspector General, pursuant to the final official recommendation made by the Mayor’s Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust. This week, City Council unanimously passed legislation creating the independent Office of Inspector General. This office institutes the strongest set of ethical safeguards in the City’s history.

Since taking office, Mayor Bottoms has instituted a number of ethics reforms, including the launch of Open Checkbook, sweeping credit card and bonus reform policies, and the appointment of the City’s first ever Chief Transparency Officer.

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