If You See ‘Em, Point ‘Em Out

See any city employees behaving unethically? Is that APD beat cop too busy yakking on his cell phone to help you out? Now you can let the City’s law department and Board of Ethics (!) know about it — call The Integrity Line. The number is 800-884-0911 and is available 24 hours a day.

Who classifies as a city employee, you say? Glad you asked:

All Agencies, Authorities and Organizations, that are affiliated with the City of Atlanta; Zoo Atlanta; Fulton County Government; Enterprise Leasing of GA; Atlanta Empowerment Zone Corporation; Atlanta Development Authority; Atlanta Housing Authority and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau


Mayor Shirley Franklin is touting the Integrity Line as “a critical component of the City’s integrated education program” and “the City’s tenet to maintain an open and honest government.” Here’s how the procedure works: callers are issued a case number and, within 24 hours, a written report is sent to the City where the case is assigned to an ethics, audit, or compliance investigator. Appropriate hotline complaints can include theft and fraud; accounting and audit irregularities; misuse of city property; inappropriate gifts and gratuities; improper dealings with customers and vendors; illegal harassment and discrimination; and threats or violence.

For more information about the Integrity Line and the Atlanta City Board of Ethics (!), visit the Integrity Line website.

2 Comments so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 9:23 am

    HA! I feel sorry for the person that is going to have to write up all those reports. If I actually believed that the Atlanta City Government would actually do something about a complaint, this might be worth something. Just another waste of our precious excessive taxes!


  2. crusadar! (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    yeah, ‘kevin’ is right. taxes are bad, mmkay. among all the sins of civilization, taxes are by far the worst.



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