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Albany - The city of Albany could save at least $3-million a year without sacrificing services if some changes are made according to a Tallahassee firm.

Last year, Mayor Willie Adams asked Capital Principles to review the city's finances and operations to find ways to cut costs. The firm did a preliminary study for free.

They found the City could save millions of dollars by reducing the number of city vehicles, downsizing personnel, and cutting back on subsidies for special projects.

"A lot of times cities, instead of looking to reduce the budget, will find ways to turn those efficiencies into services that will benefit the citizens of the City," said Scot Armstrong, Capital Principles.

The firm offered to do a more in-depth study for a fee, but commissioners didn't make a decision Tuesday.

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