THE FILING DEADLINE AND GRACE PERIOD FOR THE 2016 CITY FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT HAS PASSED. LATE FILERS ARE NOW CONSIDERED DELINQUENT AND SUBJECT TO FILING PENALTIES.
Financial Disclosure System
The City of Atlanta Financial Disclosure System is a web-based public disclosure system for ethics forms required under city law. City officials and employees are able to file their city financial disclosure statements online and the public is able to review the statements for actual and potential conflicts of interest.
The 2016 City Financial Disclosure Statement will be available on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The filing deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016 and the grace period ends on Friday, April 15, 2016. Persons who file their annual statement after April 15 are delinquent filers and subject to a fine of $50; which increases every two weeks that they fail to file. They may also be subject to other penalties.
Ethics Disclosure Forms
City Financial Disclosure Statement. Elected city officials, certain city employees, city board members, executive directors, and certain NPU officers are required to file a city financial disclosure form each year they serve and in the year after they leave city service disclosing sources of income and transactions with the City.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Report. City officials and employees must file an online conflict disclosure form when they have a financial or personal interest in a decision, legislation, or matter pending before the individual or his or her agency.
Gift to City Report. City departments file a gift report at the end of each year to disclose gifts received on behalf of the City of Atlanta (1) from a prohibited source, (2) as a result of soliciting a donation, (3) as an honorarium, and (4) for addition to the general fund or the city’s inventory of property.
Travel Disclosure Report. Individual officials and employees file a travel report when an entity other than the City pays their expenses for travel or training received in an official capacity. The report is due 30 days after the trip or event.
Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports
Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission is no longer the filing agency for all local campaign finance reports and state-required financial disclosure statements beginning in 2014. Candidates for local office must now file their reports electronically with the City of Atlanta Municipal Clerk's Office.
Campaign Reports filed by candidates for Mayor, Council President, and the City Council can be viewed online. Earlier reports can be obtained from the clerk's office.
Campaign Money Watch, a project of Common Cause of Georgia, provides online data about campaign contributions given to municipal candidates during the City of Atlanta municipal elections in 2005 and 2009.
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