The City of Atlanta’s Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust held its first meeting Tuesday to assess the city’s ethics and transparency guidelines.
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Here’s when you can voice your concerns on Atlanta City Hall’s ethics

The City of Atlanta’s Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust held its first meeting Tuesday to assess the city’s ethics and transparency guidelines. 

Chaired by retired Supreme Court of Georgia chief justice Leah Ward Sears, the 13-member task force must assess the city’s current ethics and transparency guidelines in four meetings and make recommendations by Sept. 10. 

The task force will automatically disband 30 days after presenting its recommendations. Its meetings are open to the public. 

The task force will meet again at 5:30 p.m. on June 18, July 30 and Aug. 20. Locations for the meeting have not been announced. 


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This article will be updated once locations times have been announced. 


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