ATLANTA - The sparring between the Atlanta mayor and the public safety unions may soon be resolved.
Firefighters and police officers complained they have been punished by Kasim Reed because they took him to court over the mayor's pension overhaul.
Late last month, the mayor put through pay raised for general employees but not any of the police or firefighters.
Their unions launched a public relations campaign, including putting up a highway bill board sharply critical of Reed. The message also labeled the city "dangerous".
Council member Mary Norwood prepared a paper to authorize hikes for workers excluded from the earlier Reed plan.
But Norwood says she was told by a Reed plan the mayor would draft a new proposal and provide police and firefighters more money. The new proposal is expected to be put on the table next week.