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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:36am

Atlanta City Council Approves Raise - For Itself

Updated: 2 years ago.
Atlanta City Council voted to raise salaries for elected officials by more than 50 percent. 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. (Photo Courtesy of Brian L. Griffin via Flick.)

Atlanta City Council voted to raise salaries for elected officials by more than 50 percent.

The pay raise of about $20,000 would take effect in January 2014.

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.

City council made the 10-4 vote while the issue of raises for city employees remains unresolved.

Mayor Kasim Reed has yet to weigh in on whether he'll sign the proposal into law.

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