At its meeting April 15 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, the Atlanta City Council is expected to consider an ordinance to authorize the mayor to enter into a contract with Fulton County to conduct the 2019 District 2 Atlanta Board of Education special election, and, if necessary, to conduct a runoff election (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1144). This legislation must also be approved by the committee on council during its April 15 meeting prior to the council meeting before consideration by the full council.
An election date will not be finalized until the full council votes on the legislation. District 2 board member Byron Amos vacated the post earlier this year to run for the District 3 council seat that became open in November, when Ivory Lee Young Jr. died of cancer.
Also at the April 15 meeting, the council is expected to consider:
- a proposal to add an additional member to the task force for the promotion of public trust (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3379). The resolution, which must be approved by the committee on council before consideration by full Council, is sponsored by District 11 Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet. If approved, the additional appointee would need to be a former or current legislator in the Georgia General Assembly and be appointed by the mayor.
- a resolution by the council's transportation committee supporting the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond/TSPLOST program’s prioritized project list (Legislative Reference No. 19-R-3445)
- an ordinance to authorize the mayor or her designee to accept a donation of an easement from Clark Atlanta University to install a historic marker on the campus to commemorate the Atlanta Student Movement (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1118)