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October 16, 2007

Albany -- The city of Albany is looking to hire a new lobbying firm from Washington to help them find federal money.  

The city has used lobbyists for four years to help get federal grants, but now wants to make a change.   So they're changing firms because they believe they can get even more money.    

"Far more in tune, we think, with the needs of Albany, Georgia and they were very aggressive, far more interested in bringing ideas to us than we felt like we had with the prior firm," said Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.   

The contract with Jorden Burt Government Relations will cost the city $90,000 per year.

They have the option to renew for three additional one year terms, if the firm meets all requirements.

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