Atlanta’s Fulton County Commission met yesterday as predicted here to take up its latest pay-to-play resolution. Everyone’s dying to know what happened. Drum roll . . . It failed.
Does the sponsor of the resolution already knows her resolution is legally invalid as an attempt to regulate campaign activity statutorily reserved to the State? The evidence would appear to indicate that she does.
Fulton County, Georgia – home county to the City of Atlanta – is poised once again to take up an ordinance designed to prohibit any corporation, officer, agent or individual who makes relevant campaign contributions or gifts from seeking county contracts. The resolution to be taken up, proposed by Commissioner Emma Darnell, closely mirrors a pay-to-play contract restriction proposed two years ago for the City of Atlanta by Common Cause Georgia.
We at the Pay to Play Law Blog have received the following from Georgia Common Cause concerning their proposal for a Pay to Play ordinance for the City of Atlanta. We appreciate the submission and attach it herein in its entirety and unedited. The positions taken here are entirely those of Georgia Common Cause. While… Continue Reading
In the aftermath of the well-publicized “pay-to-play” scandals in locales such as Illinois and New Mexico in early 2009, a number of state legislators across the country felt compelled to propose pay-to-play legislation in their own states. One such state where legislation was proposed in 2009–and likely will be again in 2010–is Georgia. During the 2009… Continue Reading