A city borrowing program that promised Atlanta voters $250 million in improvements to roads, sidewalks, bridges and city buildings is delivering, delays and budget-busting fire station repairs, according to a new report by city auditors.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has hit “pause” on a contract that sees the city jail hold ICE detainees. Activists say one reason she should end it permanently is poor conditions at the jail. The city’s corrections leader says his facility is up to the best standards.
Auditors found that the folks who are supposed to be overseeing Renew Atlanta projects often have incomplete or incorrect information — and that there’s not an electronic system to keep documents in order.
A tax break that’s meant to boost the agriculture business in Georgia is still liable to abuse by folks who aren’t earning all that much money at farming, or stores that want to move merchandise that has nothing to do with producing food, fiber or timber.
In the sticky months when grass and weeds threaten to overwhelm Atlanta, city parks staffing gets stepped up. But a new report by city auditors suggests a substantial number of parks could use more work.
Prices for some food items at Atlanta’s airport are marked up as much as 67 percent higher than their local value, which is in violation of the vendors’ contracts with the airport, an audit by Atlanta’s auditor has determined.