I understand that nothing is more important than the trust residents place in those they elect to lead. Today, we find our city at a crossroads. We can stay stuck on the side road of scandal, suspicion and corruption or we can choose to forge a new direction. I choose the latter.
As your Council President, I was the first elected official in City Hall to provide public access to my council financial expenditures online through the Atlanta City Council website. Now, I am the first candidate for Mayor of Atlanta to provide easily available public access to my campaign spending online, through this transparency portal.
Transparency should be a cornerstone of our city and not at the whim of circumstance or political will. Having a city government that is open and transparent is the type of leadership Atlanta deserves, and is exactly the type of leadership Atlanta will get with me as mayor.