City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
19-R-3089

A RESOLUTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS JENNIFER N. IDE, MATT WESTMORELAND, J. P. MATZIGKEIT, AMIR R. FAROKHI, DUSTIN HILLIS, ANDRE DICKENS, HOWARD SHOOK, NATALYN M. ARCHIBONG, MARCI COLLIER OVERSTREET, AND CARLA SMITH REQUESTING THE MAYOR TO INCLUDE THE FY2019/2020 GENERAL FUND BUDGET AN APPROPRIATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($1,407,000.00), FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING AN OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT COMPLIANCE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, District 6 Jennifer N. Ide, Councilmember, Post 2 At Large Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, District 8 J. P. Matzigkeit, Councilmember, District 2 Amir R Farokhi, Councilmember, District 9 Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, Post 3 At Large Andre Dickens, Councilmember, District 7 Howard Shook, Councilmember, District 5 Natalyn Mosby Archibong
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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta desires to increase its commitment to accountability, transparency, compliance, and other factors that would provide its citizens with the assurance that the City and its employees are conducting business in a manner that is honest, transparent, lawful, and in the sole interests of its residents; and

 

WHEREAS, to this end, the City will establish an Office of Independent Compliance; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Office of Independent Compliance will be to promote the objective of protecting the integrity of the government of the City by prohibiting any official, employee, vendor or consultant, or appointee to any of the city’s boards, authorities, commissions, etc. from engaging in any action that is not in compliance the city’s charter, code, or any external regulations including, but not limited to, county, state, and federal.  Matters that fall under the purview of Division 2, Standard of Conduct, are exempted from the purpose of this division but will be forwarded to the city’s ethics officer and board of ethics for further investigation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Office of Independent Compliance will be comprised of a Compliance Officer, a Deputy Compliance Officer, Administrative Staff, and Investigators; and

 

WHEREAS, a proposed budget for the Office of Independent Compliance is attached hereto as Exhibit A; and

 

WHEREAS, so that the Office of Independent Compliance may complete their duties effectively, the Mayor is requested to include in the FY 2019/2020 General Fund Budget an appropriation in the amount of one million, four hundred and seven thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,407,000.00.)

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL, to ensure that the Office of Independent Compliance can complete their duties effectively, the Mayor is requested to include in the FY 2019/2020 General Fund Budget an appropriation in the amount of one million, four hundred and seven thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,407,000.00.)

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all resolutions and parts of resolutions, in conflict herewith are hereby waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

Meeting History

Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jan 30, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large
SECONDER:Howard Shook, Chair
AYES:Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andrea L. Boone, Jennifer N. Ide, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Andre Dickens, J. P. Matzigkeit
Feb 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: SHOOK, IDE, WESTMORELAND, BOONE & ARCHIBONG

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 13, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 27, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 13, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 27, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 15, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 24, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 6, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 15, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 20, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 29, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 3, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 12, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 17, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 26, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FILED BY COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, Chair, District 7
SECONDER:J. P. Matzigkeit, District 8
AYES:Howard Shook, Andrea L. Boone, Andre Dickens, Jennifer N. Ide, J. P. Matzigkeit, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Jul 1, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:FILED [13 TO 0]
MOVER:Howard Shook, Councilmember, District 7
SECONDER:Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, District 9
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Amir R Farokhi
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong