Atlanta's Mayor Asks Entire Cabinet To Resign

Apr 9, 2018

Atlanta’s mayor has asked for her entire cabinet to resign nearly 100 days into her first term. 

Monday morning, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms asked more than two dozen department heads to hand in their resignations.

By the end of the week, she will decide who gets to stay, and who will move on.

The city’s Communications Director Anne Torres announced her resignation Monday, and Chief Operating Officer Dan Gordan stepped down last week.

It’s a normal time of transition for new administrations, and Mayor Bottoms foreshadowed the review when she took office in January.

But the changes come in the wake of a crippling cyberattack on city computers and an ongoing federal probe into bribery in City Hall.

Tuesday, Mayor Bottoms will hold a press conference to make "a major announcement on transparency."