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Passage of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ FY21 Budget

Post Date:06/20/2020 10:32 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Passage of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ FY21 Budget

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ FY21 budget was adopted by the Atlanta City Council. The Mayor’s budget continues to increase equity across communities, expand opportunities to address the needs of our most vulnerable residents, and provide relief and recovery assistance to those affected by the pandemic.

“As cities across the nation face challenges posed by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Atlanta’s FY21 budget reflects our Administration’s priority of equity investments in our communities,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Thank you to our City Council and every City department for your hard work to ensure that Atlanta remains resilient in the years ahead.”

The FY21 budget continues to build on the Mayor’s equity agenda by:

  • Reprograming resources from the City jail to expand community-based services
  • Expanding the pretrial diversion program citywide to reduce incarceration and increase equity and opportunities
  • Increasing funding for Citizens Review Board
  • Increasing funding for the independent Office of Inspector General
  • Establishing an Equitable Growth Grant to increase middle-wage jobs in the City of Atlanta
  • Maintaining a balanced budget with no tax increase or layoffs

The FY21 budget builds on Mayor Bottoms’ Vision for One Atlanta—an affordable, resilient, and equitable Atlanta; a safe and welcoming city; a city with world-class employees, infrastructure, and services; an ethical, transparent, and fiscally responsible government; thriving neighborhoods, communities and businesses; and residents who are equipped for success.


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