The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In his first public comments since questionable expenditures of taxpayer money on alcohol, wedding gifts and other items came to light, Brian Leary, president and chief executive of Atlanta Beltline Inc., said he was sorry for the damage the controversy has caused.
“I want to sincerely apologize that many minds are not able to focus on the tremendous work we’re doing,” Leary told the board of Invest Atlanta, the city’s development agency, on Thursday morning. “None of the things that are in question right now will ever occur again.”
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution review found a series of taxpayer-funded credit card expenses with a questionable link to the project’s main work, the effort to build a 22-mile loop of transit and trails around the city.
After the AJC requested the documents, the Beltline repaid the