Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms issued an executive order on Tuesday to create the Office of Inspector General.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms issued an executive order on Tuesday to create the Office of Inspector General.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms issued an executive order Tuesday to create the Office of Inspector General.

“The Inspector General will serve as an independent set of eyes, ears and teeth to root out misconduct and waste in a manner that is completely separate from any political influence,” Bottoms said in a news release.

The mayor's office started looking last year at ways to evaluate its legislative and administrative policies related to ethics and transparency.

The mayor's Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust recommended creating the position last October.

The inspector general should have “broad jurisdiction to seek out fraud, waste, abuse, corruption and misconduct” and be “independent from the mayor and the Atlanta City Council,” according to the mayor's executive order.