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Lawsuit regarding City of East Point fiscal control and accountability policies
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East Point - (submitted by James Hammond, East Point City Manager's Office) 

Over the weekend, the City of East Point was informally advised that a lawsuit was filed by Mayor Earnestine Pittman and others against City Officials. No one has been provided an actual copy of the lawsuit, but it is our understanding that it includes claims involving fiscal control and accountability policies enacted by the City Council during the 2011-2012 budget process.

We are confident that all policies are prudent, and that fiscally conservative measures were rationally developed in an open legislative process. More importantly, these policies were well-reasoned, constitutional, and accurately capture the cost of providing essential services in the City of East Point during this difficult economy that has affected our citizens and businesses, as well as the city government. As a result, the City will vigorously defend these claims in court and not In the news media. We are certain the court will determine that all budget management and accountability standards, put in place by the City

Council and implemented by the City Manager, are constitutional best practices for a local government.

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