City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
18-O-1416
Filed without Objection
Dec 2, 2019 1:00 PM

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL JULIAN BOND AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL AMENDING THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 2 (ADMINISTRATION), ARTICLE II (COUNCIL), DIVISION II (MEETINGS), SUBDIVISION I (GENERAL PROVISIONS), SECTION 2-71 (RESERVED), TO PROVIDE THAT ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS, WHETHER STANDING OR SPECIAL, SHALL BE VIDEOTAPED; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, Post 1 At Large Michael Julian Bond
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(Amended and Held 8/6/18 for additional information)

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WHEREAS, addressing the policy challenges facing the City of Atlanta requires the full participation of its residents in the legislative process; and

 

WHEREAS, members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend all Council Meetings, Committee Meetings, and Committee Briefings; and several attend such meetings on a regular basis; and

 

WHEREAS, between the Full Council meeting, the seven standing committee meetings, the seven standing committee briefings, and the Committee Chairs briefing, there are a total of at least sixteen meetings legislative meetings in each legislative cycle; and each are held during the morning or afternoon on weekdays; and

 

WHEREAS, it is imperative for stakeholders to have access to video recording of each of these meetings so they can watch them as desired, especially if they are unable to attend one or more of the sixteen meetings per cycle; and

 

WHEREAS, the current practice of the Council is to videotape Council Meetings and Committee Meetings, but not Committee Briefings nor the Committee Chairs’ Briefing; and

 

WHEREAS, Committee Members occasionally, if not often, raise substantive questions of department heads about legislation during Committee Briefings; and these questions are sometimes not re-asked in Committee Meetings

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1: That Chapter 2, Article II, Division II, Subdivision I, Section 2-71, which is currently reserved, hereby is amended to be entitled “Videotaping of Meetings and Briefings,” and to read as follows:

 

(a)              All Council Meetings, Committee Meetings, Committee Briefings, and Committee Chairs’ Briefings, whether standing or special, shall be recorded by video.

 

(b)              All video recordings created pursuant to subsection (a) shall be posted to the City Council’s webpage in a viewable format as well as a downloadable format.

 

(c)              All video recordings created pursuant to subsection (a) shall be made available to the public through the Office of the Municipal Clerk, and shall be stored in the manner required by the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances Chapter 2 (Administration), Article II (Council), Division 5 (Municipal Clerk), Sec. 2-164 (Books and Accounts, Television Tape of Council Meeting).

 

(d)              The requirements of this section shall be excused in the event of an extraordinary technical malfunction or other emergency that prevents the recording.

 

SECTION 2: That the requirements of Section 1 of this ordinance shall go into effect on January 01, 2019.

 

SECTION 3: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby waived to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Jul 2, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Aug 6, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE AS AMENDED [6 TO 0]
MOVER:Jennifer N. Ide, Chair
SECONDER:Amir R Farokhi, District 2
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
AWAY:Matt Westmoreland
Aug 6, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: IDE, YOUNG, FAROKHI, WINSLOW, ARCHIBONG, DICKENS & WESTMORELAND

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 20, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Aug 20, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 4, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Sep 4, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 17, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Sep 17, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 1, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Jennifer N. Ide, Andre Dickens
EXCUSED:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Oct 1, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 15, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
EXCUSED:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Oct 15, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 5, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 5, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 19, 2018 11:15 AM  Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 19, 2018 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 3, 2018 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

Note: Councilmember Bond removed Ordinance 18-O-1416 from the Held Status and made a Motion to Adopt. It was Seconded by Councilomember Overstreet; however, upon further discussion, withdrew her Second. Therefore, the Motion died due to a lack of a Second.

MEMBERS PRESENT: IDE, FAROKHI, DICKENS, WESTMORELAND, ARCHIBONG & WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 7, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: IDE, FAROKHI, ARCHIBONG & WESTMORELAND

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 22, 2019 11:30 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 4, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 18, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council 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 COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 4, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council 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 COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 18, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council 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 COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 15, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Cleta Winslow
Apr 15, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 6, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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May 6, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: IDE, DICKENS, WESTMORELAND, ARCHIBONG & BROWN

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 20, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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May 20, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: IDE, WESTMORELAND, FAROKHI, ARCHIBONG, DICKENS & BROWN

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 3, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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Jun 3, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 17, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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Jun 17, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 1, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 1, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 5, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 5, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 19, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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Aug 19, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 3, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 3, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 16, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland, Antonio Brown
Sep 16, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 7, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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Oct 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 21, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 21, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 4, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andre Dickens, Amir R Farokhi, Cleta Winslow, Matt Westmoreland, Antonio Brown
Nov 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 18, 2019 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 2, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED AND FILED PER CHARTER SECTION 2-407 WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:FILED WITHOUT OBJECTION