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Mayor Reed's 2015 budget approved by Atlanta City Council

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's FY2015 budget was approved 14-1 by the Atlanta City Council on Monday, according to a press release from the city.

The $567 million budget will help with core operational efficiencies and resources for Atlanta's youth, according to the release.

"This budget continues the city of Atlanta's course of fiscal stability and responsibility," said Reed.

"We have improved our financial strength, earned bond rating upgrades across all of the city's funds, built our cash reserves and continue to deliver essential services. The public deserves the highest level of financial stewardship as we seek to tackle a major infrastructure backlog next year through a $250 million public bond offering."

The highlights from the FY2015 budget include:

  • Funding to expand operations and improving customer service in municipal courts.
  • Giving $4.7 million for code enforcement to address blighted properties.
  • Funding for IT systems to improve operations and customer service, including 311 and 911 call centers.
  • Funding to maintain police force.

A copy of the budget will be made available on July 1, according to the city.

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