City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
19-R-4339

****A RESOLUTION BY COUNCILMEMBER ANTONIO BROWN AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF ATLANTA, ON BEHALF OF THE
REIMAGINING ACDC TASK FORCE AND THE JAIL REPURPOSING PROJECT, TO
ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, ENTITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS, OF
CASH, GOODS, OR SERVICES, IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE
THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($25,000.00) DURING FY2020; ALL
DONATED FUNDS TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THE ACCOUNTS LISTED HEREIN;
REQUIRING THE CITY OF ATLANTA TO PROVIDE A REPORT IN WHICH THE
DETAILS OF HOW DONATIONS AUTHORIZED HEREBY WERE SOLICITED,
WHICH INDIVIDUALS, ENTITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CONTRIBUTED
DONATIONS, WHAT WAS CONTRIBUTED BY EACH DONOR AND THE VALUE
THEREOF, THIS REPORT TO BE PROVIDED TO THE ATLANTA ETHICS OFFICE,
THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL; AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 3 Antonio Brown
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 19 JAIL REPURPOSING PROJECT

Item Discussion

(Favorable by Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee 8/27/19)

Body

 

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta has taken important steps toward reforming our public safety, community health, immigrant justice, and criminal justice systems to better reflect our values of equity, inclusion, justice, and effectiveness; and

 

WHEREAS, the reforms of Pre-Arrest Diversion, Marijuana Reclassification, and Bail Reform have been necessary steps toward a shared commitment to end the use of arrest and jail as solutions to be problems of extreme poverty, addition, and mental health challenges and instead provide vital community-based services and supports; and

 

WHEREAS, these reforms have also led to a significant decline in the average daily population inside the Atlanta City Detention Center, (ACDC), the city's jail that holds people accused of violations  of  city  ordinances,  traffic  violations  and  some  specifically  enumerated misdemeanors; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 6, 2018, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an Executive Order to end the decades-long contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and transfer all remaining immigrant detainees out of ACDC; and

 

WHEREAS, this Executive Order has led to a further decline of the average daily population in the jail so that the 1300-bed facility has an average daily population of approximately 150 people or less; and

 

WHEREAS, the City seeks to shine light on our forgotten communities and bring equity to every neighborhood in Atlanta; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has an unparalleled opportunity upon the possible closure of ACDC to transform ACDC for the benefit of all Atlanta residents, especially our most vulnerable; and

 

 

 

WHEREAS, City of Atlanta officials have traveled to New York City to learn from the leaders of the project to repurpose what was the Bayview Women's Prison into the NYC Women's Building; and

 

WHEREAS, the Racial Justice Action Center/Women on the Rise was awarded a $150,000.00 grant from private foundations specifically for the design process of the possible transformation of ACDC from a jail into a beneficial center for the community; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta seeks to model a community engagement and input process that ensures all stakeholders and especially those most impacted get a voice in the transformation process; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 28, 2019 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms approved Resolution 19-R-3622 which established a task force, (the Reimagining ACDC Task Force), to lead a comprehensive process for the transformation of ACDC by evaluating potential re-use that could benefit the entire community and to reimagine ACDC as a center for equity; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Atlanta to accept donations from individuals, entities, and organizations in support of the Reimagining ACDC Task Force and the jail repurposing project, generally; and

 

WHEREAS, it is thus, the desire of the Atlanta City Council to authorize the City of Atlanta to, on behalf of the Reimagining ACDC Task Force and the jail repurposing project, accept donations from individuals, entities, and organizations, of cash, goods, or services, in a total amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars and zero cents ($25,000.00) during FY20; and

 

WHEREAS, following the close of FY20, City of Atlanta shall provide a report in which the details of how donations authorized by this Resolution were solicited, which individuals, entities, and organizations have contributed donations, what was contributed by each donor and the value thereof; and

 

WHEREAS, this report shall be provided to the Atlanta Ethics Office, the Department of Finance and the Atlanta City Council.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY  RESOLVES, that the City of Atlanta to, on behalf of the Reimagining ACDC Task Force  and the jail repurposing  project,  accept  donations from  individuals,  entities,  and organizations, of cash, goods, or services, in a total amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars and zero cents ($25,000.00) during FY20.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that following the close of FY20, the City of Atlanta shall provide a report in which the details of how donations authorized by this Resolution were solicited, which individuals, entities, and organizations have contributed donations, what was contributed by each donor and the value thereof, this report to be provided to the Atlanta Ethics Office, the Department of Finance and the Atlanta City Council.

 

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all donated funds shall be deposited into the following account: 1001.040301.5232002.1320000.

 

Meeting History

Aug 19, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE AND FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Aug 27, 2019 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Antonio Brown, District 3
SECONDER:Marci Collier Overstreet, District 11
AYES:Dustin Hillis, J. P. Matzigkeit, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Howard Shook, Antonio Brown
ABSENT:Andre Dickens
Aug 28, 2019 1:00 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, Chair
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large
AYES:Howard Shook, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Andrea L. Boone, Andre Dickens, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Jennifer N. Ide, J. P. Matzigkeit
Sep 3, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, District 9
SECONDER:Cleta Winslow, Councilmember, District 4
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd