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City of Atlanta Law Department Wins Pension Reform Challenge

Post Date:12/10/2015 4:45 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

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

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2015

News Release

City of Atlanta Law Department Wins Pension Reform Challenge

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously denied Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration in the pension reform challenge. This order concludes the two-year pension litigation.

“The Court’s final ruling allows one of the most comprehensive and effective examples of pension reform in the United States of America to move forward,” said City Attorney Cathy Hampton. “Pension reform, under the leadership of Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta City Council, empowers other local governments to address escalating pension costs rather than suffer the consequences of escalating debt. It also allows public employees to find solutions to unsustainable pension plans that protect the integrity of employees’ retirement dollars. I thank my entire Law Department team for bringing this matter to a favorable close.”

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