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The City Council will consider legislation Monday that would require Mayor Jerry Sanders to report how his proposals to streamline city government will impact the levels of service each time a department or function is reorganized.

When the council’s independent budget analyst recommended the proposal last week, Sanders immediately lashed at the council in a terse press release that characterized the requirement as an obstacle to his efforts to save the city money through a process he calls “business process reengineering.”

The process is the first step that a department takes before it is potentially put out to bid for private companies, who are allowed to compete with public employees for city jobs since voters passed Proposition C in November.

Read the full story on the upcoming budget debate between the council and the mayor.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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