Felicia Moore is a member of the Atlanta City Council. Furthermore, she’s a member of the Council’s Finance/Executive Committee. She’s also perhaps the most fierce watchdog of taxpayers’ funds on the council.
So….when the council member who is known to be a watchdog who also sits on the Finance Committee can’t get access to the city’s financial records….we may have a problem. Councilwoman Moore has sent the following notice to the press:
ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Felicia Moore will discuss her latest requests for access to all city of Atlanta accounts payable financial records and transparency in city government during a 10:30 a.m. news conference on Wednesday, October 22 in Committee Room No. 2 at Atlanta City Hall.
Moore originally requested access to all of the city’s records but revised her request for specifically one thing, access to “view only” accounts payable financial records that show all monies being expended by the city.
Moore has requested access to Oracle, the city’s current financial reporting system, to view those payments made by the city. That access was denied late Monday in a letter to members of the Atlanta City Council. The letter, addressed to Councilmember Moore and copied to members of the Atlanta City Council, is attached.
This may look a bit inside baseball, but watch it closely. Ms. Moore usually shows up for battle prepared. And she usually knows exactly what she’s after before she gets it.