City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
16-O-1358

AN ORDINANCE BY COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO BUDGET ALL OPERATING EXPENSE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND COUNCILMEMBERS TO THE COUNCILMEMBER EXPENSE ACCOUNTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council President and Councilmembers are provided with an annual budget for expenses associated with official City business; and

 

WHEREAS, the expenses related to the conduct of official City business shall  include  but not be limited to business travel, convention and training, newsletter, and other publication or correspondence production and distribution, office and operating supplies, service, maintenance or repair contracts and subscriptions to publications; and

 

WHEREAS, the current practice appropriates Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) to

Councilmembers Expense and Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($13,000.00) to Postage; and

 

WHEREAS, electronic and social media has become the preferred method for Councilmembers to communicate with constituents; and

 

WHEREAS, as the utilization of the Postage account by Councilmembers is not as prevalent as in past years, it is more appropriate to budget for all current operating expenses in the Councilmember Expense account.

 

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

 

SECTION 1: That the Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund Budget for the Atlanta City Council shall reflect all operating expense appropriations in the Council Members Expenses account (5730004).

 

SECTION 2: That the base budget for the Council Members Expenses account (5730004) will now be Forty Three Thousand Dollars ($43,000.00).

 

SECTION 3: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.

 

 

Meeting History

Jun 20, 2016 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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TO BE REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL

Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [13 TO 0]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Mary Norwood
AWAY:Kwanza Hall
Jul 5, 2016 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [3 TO 1]
AYES:Felicia A Moore, Joyce M Sheperd, Cleta Winslow
NAYS:Michael Julian Bond
ABSTAIN:Mary Norwood
AWAY:Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 1 NAY

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 1]
AYES:Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
NAYS:Michael Julian Bond
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean