During the Atlanta City Council’s two-day meeting, several topics on Mayor Bottoms’ agenda were discussed.
Legislation to establish the Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction was introduced. The creation of the office was a recommendation made by the Anti-Violence Advisory Council. The purpose is to put a focus on crime-prevention efforts in the Mayor’s office through community-based intervention and gun violence reduction, among other efforts to stem violent crime.
Requiring all City of Atlanta employees to attend LGBTQ cultural humility training also advanced. This act is in accordance with Mayor Bottoms’ vision of One Atlanta- “an affordable, resilient and equitable Atlanta – which stands as a model city for both commerce and compassion.”
The Mayor’s Office is in the process of trying to establish the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as a separate department organization. Legislation to authorize the Chief Financial Officer to create a funding account for the upcoming mayoral transition and inauguration.