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Atlanta City Council president advocates for Longevity Pay initiative

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Mitchell, a West End resident and city council president, is also a candidate in the 2017 Atlanta mayoral race. Mitchell, a West End resident and city council president, is also a candidate in the 2017 Atlanta mayoral race.
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Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell attended a human resources budget meeting Thursday morning to advocate for the Longevity Pay initiative, which is key to retaining long time employees in the city.

The longevity inventive bonus, which can be found here in the Atlanta municipal code, is an initiative used to recognize and reward the long term service of city employees. The eligible employees receive an annual lump sum bonus the month of their anniversary of employment.

Residents employed with the city for 10 years would receive an annual $200 bonus, for instance. The bonuses increase in increments of 5 years until the 25th anniversary where current city employees would receive up to $750 a year. (The length of service is restarted whenever a person is reemployed).

Mitchell, a West End resident and city council president, is also a candidate in the 2017 Atlanta mayoral race.

His position as city council president essentially exercises all powers that the city mayor would have if the office became vacant.

“Paying workers a living wage makes Atlanta a better community,” Mitchell said. "Whether that`s navigating a difficult permit process or neighborhood streets, Atlantans deserve the type of service only experience provides."

There are nearly 10 candidates in the electoral race hoping to replace outgoing incumbent Kasim Reed.

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