Mayor Andre Dickens’ “Key Areas of Investment”

Each year, the Mayor and his/her administration prepare and submit the proposed annual budget ordinance to the City Council no later than its first regular meeting in May.

Here is a list of “key areas of investment” identified in a press release issued on May 2, 2022, released along with the administration’s proposed budget.

  • Moving forward with pay increases for Atlanta firefighters (including the Aviation Fire Division) that meet or exceed recommendations by the Mercer pay and class study a year ahead of schedule;
  • Funding to hire additional police officers;
  • Vital wage increases for frontline staff members including corrections officers, 311 agents, AIM critical hires, ATLDOT and DPR frontline employees;
  • Providing a cost-of-living adjustment for all other City employees;
  • Investments to expand operations for At-Promise Youth Centers;
  • Additional $500,000 in grant funding for arts and culture;
  • Investments to ensure the proper maintenance of aging public safety facilities;
  • Substantial investments in parks and greenspaces; and
  • Technology infrastructure upgrades.