Mayor Kasim Reed delivered the 2013 annual State of the City Business Breakfast address Wednesday morning.
He told the crowd of several hundred he wanted to see every city employee receive a raise.
"Morale is up in the city of Atlanta. We have stopped the number of layoffs that we had to do in the past. Within the next two months, I'm going to come forward with a proposal to provide a pay raise for every single employee," said Reed.
He also vowed to link cameras in all Atlanta public schools with the police department's camera system.
"It makes absolute sense for our kids to have eyes in our schools so in the event some depraved person tries to harm our children, when the police arrive on the scene they have a heightened situational awareness. They will be able to save the lives of the children in the city of Atlanta. It's not that expensive and it's a cost we can bear," said Reed.
Reed teased the crowd when he announced plans to seek reelection.
"As you may know, the president of the United States will be here tomorrow. I want you to be the first to know that after a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided to offer myself for re-election as mayor," Reed said.
The breakfast is an annual event where business, community, faith and non-profit leaders come together to hear the "state of the city" from the mayor.
Reed's address also highlighted the accomplishments of his first three years in office. He said his administration has made the city safer and financially stronger.
He also said the city needs to act now and support a new stadium for the Falcons.
"We should do what is reasonable to make sure the city of Atlanta keeps the Falcons here," Reed said.
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