Atlanta Mayor Proposes an Office of Inspector General - State and Federal Communications

January 16, 2020  •  

Atlanta Mayor Proposes an Office of Inspector General

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms - Michael A. Schwarz.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order calling for the city to create an Office of Inspector General.

The office would create the new position of Inspector General and an independent board with the authority to conduct administrative appeals and ethics investigations.

The board would appoint the Inspector General, who would serve a fixed term and could only be removed with cause.

The office would also gain the ability to appoint and remove the city auditor and city ethics officer, two existing positions.

Current City Auditor Amanda Noble criticized the new proposal, saying it would not serve the public interest.

Bottoms is facing two separate ethics investigations, one from the State Ethics Commission and another from the City Council.

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