City Council approves neighborhood improvement plan

City Council approves neighborhood improvement plan around new Falcons stadium

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Atlanta City Council (photo by Paul Yates/myfoxatlanta) Atlanta City Council (photo by Paul Yates/myfoxatlanta)
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A benefits plan has been approved for neighborhoods surrounding the future Atlanta Falcons stadium.  

The Atlanta City Council voted 14-0 for the plan on Monday afternoon. It sets aside $30 million to improve low income communities near the planned stadium.  

Residents say they are concerned that the agreement does not clearly state how the grant money will be spent.  

Supporters say it will lay the ground work for substantial improvements in the area.  

The city had to finalize the agreement so it could release $200 million in hotel-motel tax funds for the stadium construction.  

The Falcons hope to have the stadium ready for the 2017 NFL season.

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