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Capitol Vision: Mayor Bottoms unveils $677M budget; Gov. Kemp signs 'heartbeat' bill

Dave Williams
Capitol Vision: Mayor Bottoms unveils $677M budget; Gov. Kemp signs 'heartbeat' bill

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is asking the city council to approve $677.6 million in general fund spending during fiscal 2020. The proposed budget, which would take effect July 1, would increase spending by $10.3 million over the fiscal 2019 budget Bottoms proposed a year ago and is $16.3 million above the spending plan council members adopted last June. In her budget message to the council, dated May 3, the mayor vowed to continue prioritizing investments in public safety, infrastructure, parks and affordable housing.