Councilwoman Helen Willis

Councilwoman Natasha Williams

City Manager cannot answer about nearly $2 million in unaccounted for CARES Act Funds, critical information withheld from city council on other pressing matters

With almost $3 million dollars of federal grant money at stake it is time for the games to stop”
— Helen Willis

SOUTH FULTON, GA, USA, February 12, 2023 / — City Councilmembers Helen Willis and Natasha Williams are asking questions and demanding answers from the city management on several key issues. They have uncovered that the city is unable to reconcile $1.9 million dollars in federal CARES Act funding delaying the completion of the city’s FY21 annual audit, and has failed to comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rules and regulations regarding $978,633 of Community Development Block Grant funding the city received in FY21 and FY22. Further, critical information has been withheld from the city council such as a report from the State of Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission documenting deficiencies found at several city development sites, including one notable observation that sediment from the 6400 Fulton Industrial Boulevard project was leaving the site in several locations and entering state waters.

“One of the reasons why our residents voted for local control was to get things done for the neighborhoods that were largely ignored. We make no apologies for having high and tough standards, and we will not allow negligence and incompetence to hinder our progress,” Willis said. “Our job is to make policy decisions for the betterment of the city. We can’t do that if we are being lied to and misled about what is happening,” Williams added.

Councilmembers Willis and Williams will hold a press conference Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 2:00p at Welcome All Park located at 4255 Will Lee Road South Fulton, Ga. 30331 to discuss these and other concerns, and to answer questions from the press.

About the City of South Fulton
Home to more than 108,000 residents, the City of South Fulton is Georgia’s seventh-largest city. It covers more than 86 square miles and features both urban and rural landscapes with the most undeveloped land on metro Atlanta’s southern side. Incorporated on May 1, 2017, South Fulton is among Georgia’s youngest and fasts-growing cities – on the rise and recognized as the place you want to be. Learn more, download our smartphone app and connect with us on social media at

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