An Atlanta Falcons executive says the team will consider moving to a suburban location if it does not strike a deal to build a new downtown stadium. Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said Wednesday the team would have no choice but to consider a suburban site if negotiations on the downtown Atlanta site break down.
Atlanta City Council has approved legislation requiring carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all public buildings. At-Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond says the legislation is intended to protect the city's children.
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.
Atlanta's city council has approved a new ordinance aimed at cracking down on aggressive panhandling. The council's unanimous vote Monday night comes after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed an earlier measure.