Atlanta approves FY 2017 budget

Buckhead, AtlantaA view of Buckhead from the City Club of Buckhead. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved a $2.02 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017.

The measures passed by a 13-1 margin. The city is not tapping into its reserve fund to balance the fiscal year 2017 budget.

The budget includes $12.5 million for pay public safety employees pay increases for police sergeants, lieutenants and rank and file officers and mid-career officers at the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. The budget also allocates $6 million for infrastructure maintenance.

“This budget demonstrates that the actions taken in the last seven years under my administration to restore the City’s financial health and become a fiscally accountable and strong city are working,” Atlanta Mayor Kasin Reed said in a statement. “This budget also shows our commitment to being a world-class, effective and efficient government. During this fiscal year, we will continue to make significant investments in our city’s infrastructure and public safety agencies, as well as resources for our city’s children and families.”

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