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The mayor’s Task Force for the Promotion of the Public Trust will convene for the first time this evening.
The group is tasked with evaluating the city’s legislative and administrative priorities as well as specific policies to bolster constituents’ faith in city government, according to program materials. During this inaugural session, the task force will review the city’s frameworks relating to oversight, transparency, ethics and compliance.
The group was formed as part of a multifaceted effort by the administration to build community trust, improve transparency and make the city government more accountable to its constituents, program materials indicate. The taskforce will convene four times, and its recommendations will come no later than four months from today.
The taskforce members include:
- Keisha Lance Bottoms – Atlanta Mayor
- Leah Ward Sears – Chair & Retired Justice
- Mary Anne F. Gaunt – Vice Chair & City of Atlanta Resident
- Derek Alphran – Recognized Member of Academia
- O.V. Brantley – Retired Local Governmental Attorney
- Linda DiSantis – Retired Local Governmental Attorney
- William S. Duffy, Jr. – Retired Judge
- Robert Franklin, Jr. – Professor in Moral Leadership, Emory University
- Lawton Jordan – City of Atlanta Resident
- Donald Penovi – City of Atlanta Resident
- Michael Sterling, Sr. – Former Prosecutor
- Joe Whitley – Former Prosecutor
- Joe Wilkinson – Former State Representative
- Paul Zucca – City of Atlanta Resident
“This administration operates on the cornerstones of honor, accountability and transparency—Atlanta deserves nothing less,” Bottoms said in a statement. “My appointments to this Task Force reflect the gravity of their undertaking and I commend each of them for stepping up to better the City and strengthen public trust with the residents we are entrusted to serve.”
To view a live stream of the meeting, click here.