Council to consider adoption of Fiscal Year 2023 budget

The Atlanta City Council during Tuesday’s meeting will consider adopting the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1, 2022 (Legislative Reference №22-O-1337). The general fund budget totals approximately $734 million. The Council will also vote on the adoption of the millage rate for the fiscal year (Legislative Reference №22-O-1332).

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include:

• An ordinance to amend Chapter 130 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to fund street-based sanitary services and common good sanitary services through the City of Atlanta’s general fund (Legislative Reference №22-O-1281).

• An ordinance amending the City’s Charter to amend the authority of the City to charge and collect taxes and assessments for sanitary and solid waste disposal services, to establish and collect rates, fees, and charges for the same, and to authorize the adoption of an administrative procedure for the resolution of disputes regarding the basis of a sanitary and solid waste tax or assessment against a property (Legislative Reference №22-O-1280). This legislation requires three readings as a Charter amendment.

• An ordinance to amend Chapter 94 of the City’s Code of Ordinances related to discrimination in public accommodations, private employment, and housing located within Atlanta to insert language about gender expression, including providing for a definition of gender expression, providing for gender expression to be a reflected characteristic in the membership of the Human Relations Commission, and adding allegations of LGBTQ+ profiling to the list of functions for the Human Relations Commission to investigate (Legislative Reference №22-O-1459).

• A resolution requesting that no City funds are used to record and/or investigate reports of abortion care and to request that the Atlanta Police Department place reports of abortion-related care at the lowest possible priority (Legislative Reference №22-R-3711).

• A resolution expressing support for the development of a “Tenant’s Bill of Rights” and to encourage the Georgia General Assembly to repeal any state-level prohibition on the ability of the City of Atlanta to develop and implement a “Tenant’s Bill of Rights” that would promote housing equity and affordability to those residing within Atlanta (Legislative Reference №22-R-3708).

The Council will present proclamations in recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Commissioner Gregory Moore, and the Atlanta Culinary Charities and Family Food Fest.

The Council’s Committee Chairs briefing will be held in person during the week of full Council at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

The Committee on Council will convene in Committee Room №1 at 11 a.m. ahead of Tuesday’s full Council meeting.

The full Council meeting will be held in person at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the City of Atlanta’s Charter, City Code of Ordinances, and the rules of Council as adopted for in-person meetings. The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and Channel 26. Closed captioning will be available on the Council’s Facebook page.

In-person public comment procedures will be held as previously conducted and adopted by the Council in accordance with City Charter Section 2–104 and 2–105.

Following the mayor’s executive order and in observance of guidance from health and facilities professionals, several safety protocols are in place, including mandatory mask wearing in the chamber, the observing of room capacity limits, and increased cleaning protocols.

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