The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta officials are going to try to find a way to give the city’s roughly 7,500 employees an across-the-board pay increase, Mayor Kasim Reed said Friday at a lunch to celebrate the city’s designation as an elite “Best and Brightest” employer by the National Association for Business Resources.
“If you give me a chance, I’m going to start showing you all the money,” Reed said. “I’m pretty good at finding money.” Reed said the city’s $542 million budget for next year, which received City Council approval on June 18, includes no layoffs or furloughs for city employees. “I do get that you all carry the city,” the first-term mayor told hundreds of employees at City Hall.
It is unclear how the city would pay for raises across the board. The budget aimed to