All have been examples of lots of of 1000’s of in inappropriate spending below Reed — a few of which occurred by Reed — and was uncovered in AJC and Channel 2 reporting.
The purchases additionally turned the topic of federal grand jury subpoenas investigating corruption at Metropolis Corridor and, final month, a part of the indictment in opposition to former Chief Monetary Officer Jim Beard on fraud and weapons costs.
The brand new bank card ordinance requires the finance division to supply the council with quarterly updates on card purchases.
Metropolis Controller Youlanda Carr on Wednesday instructed the council’s Finance Government Committee that 17 individuals in six metropolis departments — finance, corrections, regulation, aviation, police and the manager workplaces — possess bank cards.
In every division, the very best expense was enterprise journey.
The eight members of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Government Safety staff, who present safety for the mayor and her household, spent essentially the most — practically $65,000 on enterprise journey, in line with the presentation.
Matzigkeit stated he thought that the quantity of bank card bills for enterprise and journey prices have been odd.
“I might have assumed that enterprise journey bills was minimize down considerably on account of COVID-19,” Matzigkeit stated.
Carr stated that the spending was on par with the funds, which additionally shocked Matzigkeit.
“1 / 4 of the yr we have been locked down,” he stated.
Carr stated the town noticed little journey bills in March by means of June.