Category Archives: Ethics Office

Fulton-Atlanta Recreation Authority Appoints Councilwoman Bottoms as Director


With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority has removed the Executive Director of the Authority, and replaced her with Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11), a strong advocate for Mayor Kasim Reed.   The position pays 135,000 dollars per year.   “I’m very […]

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Willis Pushed Sole Source Contract despite Apparent Financial Interest (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: APN has received an email from Willis stating “I have NEVER worked for nor have I ever been offered employment with Fog Fuels!  Further, I have never received any type of consideration or remuneration from Fog Fuels or any of its owners.”  However, the email from FogFuels’s CEO states had been offered employment with FogFuels.  Also, Mr. Willis has […]

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APS Board’s New Ethics Commission Has Three Pending Cases

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education has restructured its Ethics Commission, which is tasked with investigating ethics complaints made against Board Members, and the newly re-formed Commission is currently preparing to hear cases again.  This includes three pending cases filed last year by APS parent Janet Kishbaugh against Board Members Courtney English, Yolanda Johnson, and […]

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Khaatim El, David Dorsey Fund Brown’s APS Campaign

  (APN) ATLANTA — In the five-person race to elect a replacement for former Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Chairman Khaatim El (District 2), El has indicated which candidate he is supporting, with his dollars: Angela Brown’s October 2011 disclosure shows a 500 dollar donation from El. In addition, Brown’s disclosure shows a 125 dollar donation from David Dorsey, […]

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Three APS Ethics Panel Members Resign, Halting Four Cases

(APN) ATLANTA — Three members of the Ethics Commission for the Atlanta Public School Board of Education have resigned, Atlanta Progressive News has learned, causing pending investigations and hearings to come to a screeching halt. Two of the Members, Julia Neighbors and Karen Woodward, were among the three who recently voted that Courtney English had deceived the public [technically, they […]

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APS Ethics Commission Investigating English, Johnson, Meister over Alisias

(APN) ATLANTA — The Ethics Commission of the Atlanta Public Schools voted in a meeting today, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, to open three investigations into complaints against Board of Education Members Courtney English, Yolanda Johnson, and Nancy Meister. The complaints were filed by Janet Kishbaugh, an Atlanta parent.  While the details of each are slightly different, the general nature of […]

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