The Atlanta City Council intends to repair breaches in the city government’s protocols on transparency and honesty, and on Wednesday a council committee agreed to meet with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ staff to work out the details. A meeting date was not set.
The federal investigation into public corruption at Atlanta City Hall evidently continues, following a guilty plea entered Tuesday. Atlanta’s former chief procurement officer admitted accepting more than $30,000 from a vendor who won millions of dollars in city contracts.
Federal prosecutors have closed a public corruption case involving more than $100,000 in bribes paid to a public official for contracts that involved millions of dollars in janitorial services for DeKalb County and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The sentencing phase in January was overwhelmed in the din over the corruption case involving the city of Atlanta.