911 fee hike approved in Atlanta

- Those who live or own property in the city of Atlanta, the 911 service is about to cost more and there is no getting around it.

Everyone is charged for the critical function. The fee measure was voted on Monday evening at an Atlanta City Council meeting. There is a good chance many have not heard about it and a lack of notice is why veteran Council Member Felicia Moore decided to vote no.

She and others argued the Reed administration should have pushed for a public hearing to give residents input.

But officials on the mayor's side said that was not necessary due to the fact the city already had authorization for the charge.

Here are the changes: On a home, the fee increases from $26 to $34. On commercial property, there is a $90 increase from $307 to $397.

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