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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Atlanta moves to pay former parking enforcement officers $90K

In 2008, the city of Atlanta laid off 21 parking enforcement employees in a move toward privatization and the hiring of PARKatlanta.

Now, three years later, Atlanta is stuck with the ticket. The city’s Law Department has recommended that the city dish out a total of $90,000 to the former employees who were fired to make room for PARKatlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in July 2009 that the employees -- fired in May 2008 -- had hired a lawyer in an effort to get their jobs back.

The City Council still has to approve the payout.

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