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I-Team investigates airport construction costs

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The Atlanta City Council has voted to pay around $10 million to cover certain construction costs to food vendors at the airport.

Airport officials insist it's an upgrade to airport infrastructure.

But critics call it a windfall for politically connected restaurant owners.

The city made it clear during the 2011 bid process that winning food bidders were responsible for their own construction costs, including plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning.

Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell, who has covered this story for three years, says the airport is now reimbursing owners for much of those costs.

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