Atlanta City Council to consider adoption of Fiscal Year 2024 budget

Atlanta City Council
3 min readMay 31, 2024


District 7 Council member Howard Shook, Chair of the Finance/Executive Committee, leads a FY25 Proposed Budget Hearing Session.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council on Monday will consider the adoption of the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins July 1, 2024 (24-O-1101). The general fund budget totals approximately $854 million. The Council will also vote on adopting the millage rate (24-O-1100) and personnel actions (24-O-1234) for the fiscal year.

Other items on the agenda include:

  • An ordinance authorizing the transfer of $6 million to fund the Atlanta Development Authority’s Invest Atlanta Grocery and Fresh Food Providers initiative to increase access to fresh food in low-income, low-access neighborhoods in Atlanta. The goal is to improve access to affordable fresh food within a half-mile of at least 85 percent of Atlanta residents by 2025 (24-O-1278).
  • An ordinance to amend the City of Atlanta’s regulations related to taxicab and rideshare services to raise the permissible age of vehicles operating at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from seven years to 10 years to maintain a level playing field among vehicle-for-hire services (24-O-1031).
  • An ordinance amending the Atlanta Department of Labor and Employment Services Fiscal Year 2024 budget to receive a $20,000 Summer Jobs Connect Implementation Grant from the Citi Foundation and the CFE Fund to launch banking integration partnerships in the community (24-O-1273).
  • An ordinance enabling the execution of a new U.S. Housing and Urban Development home assistance program contract with Puffin Real Estate for $247,000 in rental subsidies. Funds will be used to house 16 low-income families at the Washington Street Apartments under the City’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (24-O-1274).
  • An ordinance to retroactively authorize and ratify the City’s application for a $10.8 million Shelter and Service Program-Allocated Grant from the Federal Emergency Management System to provide shelter and other services to non-citizen migrants. (24-O-1275).

The City Council will present proclamations and recognitions in honor of Jamilah Jones; Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Belle; the 95th birthday of Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot; and the late Albert “Al” Ely Edwards, “The Father of the Juneteenth Holiday.”

The Council’s Committee Chairs briefing will be held in person during the week of full Council at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

The Committee on Council will convene in the Larry M. Dingle Committee Room at 11 a.m. before Monday’s full Council meeting.

The Council meeting will be held in person at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. All meetings will be conducted under the City of Atlanta’s Charter, City Code of Ordinances, and the rules of Council as adopted for in-person meetings. In-person public comment procedures will be held as previously conducted and adopted by the Council following City Charter Sections 2–104 and 2–105.

The meeting will be simulcast on the Council’s website, YouTube channel, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram pages, and Channel 26. Closed captioning will be available on the Council’s Facebook page.