Atlanta to close City Hall offices, ban liquids and gels on Monday

Atlanta will close some City Hall offices and provide services online Monday, ahead of a vote on the planned public safety training center.

In a news release sent at 5:59 p.m. on Friday, the city said a number of offices would temporarily close Monday and reopen Tuesday. In addition, the release said, “due to increased security concerns, the Commissioner of the Department of Enterprise Asset Management has issued a temporary rule prohibiting liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes from being carried into City Hall by persons other than City officials or employees until further notice. Medications and Infant nourishments are exempt from this prohibition. Persons shall be permitted to dispose of any liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes at the security checkpoint at the entrance to City Hall.”

Water is available for free inside City Hall, the release added.