Public cost of Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ more than doubles in new estimate - Fox News

Atlanta’s proposed police and fire training facility is expected to cost another $36 million

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The proposed police and fire training center in Atlanta, a source of much controversy and protests since plans for it were first announced, now has another cause of concern for citizens. It is expected to cost taxpayers more than double the amount previously estimated by Mayor Andre Dickens’ administration. The public cost of the $90 million complex is now estimated to be $67 million, due to a “lease back” provision in the city’s lease with the Atlanta Police Foundation that requires the city to pay 1.2 million a year for use of the facility over 30 years. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration in 2021 said the city would pay either 30 million or agree to the lease back. The facility will be located on the site of Atlanta’s old prison farm in unincorporated DeKalb County and is expected to open at the end of 2024. #Atlanta #PoliceTraining #FireTraining #Taxpayers

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