The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan to give $2 million to employees who recently lost unused vacation time, according to a report at WABE. Councilman C.T. Martin sponsored the measure and Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration supported it. The measure provides a one-time cash payout to roughly 1,400 workers who lost vacation time last year because they had been holding onto it for too long. The plan passed 8-4, but critics said the $2 million would disproportionately benefit high-paid employees, with some getting payouts as high as $21,500.

The National Park Service has placed sensors around historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue to measure vibration and movement caused by the Atlanta Streetcar.  According to our media affiliate CBS46, the park service doesn’t anticipate any impact on Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church, but installed the sensors out of caution.

Zoo Atlanta has received a $20 million matching gift, the largest in its history, from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. According to the AJC, the money will go toward renovating the savanna exhibition and transforming the Cyclorama building into an event space and restaurant

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.