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Friday, December 14, 2012 - 3:38am

Atlanta Mayor Allows Council's Raise

Updated: 3 years ago.
Atlanta City Council members will receive a raise after Mayor Kasim Reed allowed a roughly 50 percent proposed pay increase to become law. The pay raises will take effect in 2014, and will increase the annual salary for City Council members by more than $20,000. (Photo Courtesy of Surat Lozowick via Flickr.)

Atlanta City Council members will receive a raise after Mayor Kasim Reed allowed a roughly 50 percent proposed pay increase to become law.

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.