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Valdosta City Council defeats travel ordinance

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –The Valdosta City Council defeated an ordinance that could have saved the city money on travel.

Mayor John Fretti says the amendment would have prohibited lame duck members of the council from having their travel paid by tax payers.

He says although it was voted down last night, he hopes that it will at least make members think more cautiously about how and why they're traveling.

"It's happened a few times since I've been in office," said Mayor Fretti. "People have traveled in December and they've been out of office and I've never thought I'd have to put down a policy but when it happened again I had to bring it up," said Mayor Fretti.

The amendment was voted down 6 to 1.

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