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  • ATLANTA AND ACOG HAND IN HAND OR FIST TO FIST?

         Atlanta city officials and ACOG are set to begin
    negotiations over a city services agreement "sometime next month"
    to determine expenses for which the city must be reimbursed.  The
    agreement is a "legal hedge" to ensure taxpayers aren't "socked"
    with Olympic costs ranging from police overtime to replanting
    flowers damaged by Olympic tourists.  "Signs of strain" are
    appearing between the city and ACOG officials as ACOG is in "no
    hurry" to establish the services agreement.  ACOG spokeswomen Lyn
    May admitted that negotiations could stir issues "just beneath
    the surface," and noted that are people in Atlanta "who feel that
    we did not ask, and did not vote" for the Olympics.  A '91 Tri-
    Party Agreement that "legally binds" ACOG to the city and the
    Metropolitan Atlanta Olympic Games Authority (MAOGA) "broadly
    outlines" expenses repayment.  The Agreement makes ACOG
    responsible for fuding and staging the Games, but holds that the
    city provide adequate security, access to public thoroughfares
    and water and sewer services.  ACOG CEO A.D. Frazier, said ACOG
    intends to "minimize the burden" on the city by contracting
    services or getting "help" from the federal gov't (Lyle Harris,
    ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/1).
    

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