Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin last week proposed her last budget in office — a $541 million spending plan for fiscal 2010 that calls for a property tax increase and another reduction in the city’s workforce beyond what already has occurred this year due to the recession.

Franklin said her final budget represents a $32 million reduction from the current year and a reduction of 752 workers, or 16% of the workforce for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1. She has been mayor for two terms and after eight years is term-limited. Voters will determine her replacement in the Nov. 3 election.

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