City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
19-O-1073
Adopted as Amended
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL JULIAN BOND AS AMENDED BY FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
REQUESTING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES COMMISSIONER INSTITUTE A POLICY AND ENSURE THAT ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS, MANAGEMENT, AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA ARE AWARE OF THE HOBBS ACT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, Post 1 At Large Michael Julian Bond
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 18 POLICY TO ENSURE THAT ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS, MGMT, AND APOINTED OFFICIALS BE AWARE OF THE HOBBS ACT
  3. 19-O-1073 (Amendment Form) (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Body

WHEREAS, the Hobbs Act provides whoever in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robber or extortion or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to do anything in violation of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both; and

 

WHEREAS, extortion is defined by the Hobbs Act as “the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right”; and

 

WHEREAS, to ensure a climate of ethically and morally high standards all elected officials, management and appointed officials of the City of Atlanta should be aware of the Hobbs Act.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA GEORGIA, to be read as follows:

 

SECTION 1: That the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources Commissioner shall institute a policy and ensure that all elected officials, management, and appointed officials of the City of Atlanta are aware of the Hobbs Act.

 

SECTION 2:  That the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources Commissioner shall provide an update to the Finance/Executive Committee on the status of this policy within 90 days of adoption.

 

SECTION 3:  That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed for purposes of this ordinance only and only to the extent of the conflict.

 

Meeting History

Feb 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Feb 27, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Marian Woods, HR Commissioner

Councilmember Michael Julian Bond

RESULT:FAVORABLE AS AMENDED [6 TO 0]
MOVER:J. P. Matzigkeit, District 8
SECONDER:Andrea L. Boone, District 10
AYES:Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andrea L. Boone, Andre Dickens, Jennifer N. Ide, J. P. Matzigkeit
AWAY:Matt Westmoreland
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 12 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED AS AMENDED [12 TO 0]
MOVER:Amir R Farokhi, Councilmember, District 2
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, Post 2 At Large
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow
AWAY:Joyce M Sheperd