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Mayor Jerry Sanders said he will ask voters to overturn legislation that would require him to seek City Council approval for mid-year cuts to services if the council approves the proposal, which is being considered today.

Sanders contends the proposal, which was suggested by the council’s independent budget analyst, limits his ability to streamline city departments and functions through a process he calls “business process reengineering,” or BPR. The Mayor’s Office subjects city services to BPR before they are opened up to competition from private companies.

Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin argues the council should have to approve any changes to the levels of service residents receive if they differ from the annual budget the council is required to approve every year.

Stay tuned for the full story later.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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