City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
18-O-1768

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER AMIR R. FAROKHI TO AMEND THE CITY OF ATLANTA CHARTER, ARTICLE 6 (“REVENUE AND FUND ADMINISTRATION”), CHAPTER 3 (“FISCAL CONTROL”), SECTION 6-315 (“FUND BALANCE POLICY”), FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALLOCATING TWO PERCENT (2%) OF EVERY GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR A PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PROCESS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Council District 2Sponsors:Councilmember, District 2 Amir R Farokhi
Category:Personal Paper

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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta (“City”) endeavors to govern with transparency and prioritize citizen engagement to the greatest extent possible; and

 

WHEREAS, the City aspires to build and retain public trust; and

 

WHEREAS, participatory budgeting programs set aside a portion of a city’s budget so that citizens may propose ideas and vote on the best way to spend it; and

 

WHEREAS, participatory budgeting is a powerful way to give citizens a greater say in the use of their tax dollars; and

 

WHEREAS, participatory budgeting provides residents a direct stake in fostering vibrant neighborhoods as well as a City that is responsive to resident input and insight; and          

 

WHEREAS, the City therefore desires to amend the City Charter by adding a new paragraph (3) to Subsection (b) of Section 6-315 to direct appropriate levels of funding to participatory budgeting by setting aside two percent (2%) of the City of Atlanta general fund budget to be phased in over a three year period at the beginning of each fiscal year to ensure adequate annual funding for a participatory budgeting program: one percent (1%) for FY2021; one and one-half percent (1.5%) for FY2022, and two percent (2%) for FY2023.

 

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

 

SECTION 1:  The City of Atlanta Charter Subpart A, Article 6 (entitled “Revenue and Fund Administration”), Chapter 3 (entitled “Fiscal Control”), Section 6-315 (entitled “Fund balance policy”) shall be amended by adding a new paragraph (3) to Subsection (b) of Section 6-315, which shall read as follows:

 

(3)              Prior to the fund balance being encumbered for any expenditure in Paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, two percent (2%) of the general fund budget at the beginning of each fiscal year shall be appropriated for a participatory budgeting program. 

 

SECTION 2:  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

Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Dec 12, 2018 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, Chair
SECONDER:Andre Dickens, Post 3 At Large
AYES:Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andrea L Boone, Andre Dickens, Jennifer N Ide, JP Matzigkeit, Matt Westmoreland
Jan 7, 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
Jan 16, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee 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 FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 30, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee 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 FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

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:JP Matzigkeit, District 8
AYES:Howard Shook, Andrea L Boone, Andre Dickens, Jennifer N Ide, JP 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, JP Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Amir R Farokhi
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong