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Atlanta mayor allows 50% council pay raise

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta City Council members will receive a raise with Mayor Kasim Reed allowing a roughly 50% proposed pay increase to become law.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday (http://bit.ly/SUKzp0 ) reported the pay raises will take effect in 2014, and will increase the annual salary for City Council members by more than $20,000 to $60,300.

The newspaper reports Reed did not sign the ordinance, it became law without his signature and he will continue discussions about a possible pay increase for other city employees.

City Council approved the legislation in a 10-4 vote on Dec. 3. Councilmembers said they're not adequately compensated, and their pay has not been adjusted in the past six years to account for cost of living increases.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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