“A lack of transparency result in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” ~ Dalai Lama
Recent events involving bribery and corruption at City Hall have completely shaken the public’s trust in their government. For far too long residents have felt that they do not have a say in what is happening with their local government and how their tax dollars are being spent. It is time to move towards a fairer, more transparent, and efficient City Hall. Our services and contracting process should be open, transparent, and accessible to all residents and should create opportunities for all Atlanta’s businesses to thrive – not just a selected few.
As your Council President, I took huge steps towards transparency by being the first council member to make my financial expenditures accessible to the public online. Additionally, I supported putting extra safeguards in place to ensure fair dealings in our procurement process and making information regarding emergency contract available online.