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September 3, 2002

Albany - Thousands of junk cars continue to dirty up parts of Albany. And, city commissioners are fighting over who should clean up these eye soars.

Currently, two Code Enforcement officers serve citations to residents with junk cars near their homes and businesses. But with nearly 10,000 junk vehicles cluttering the city, these officers are often overloaded with work.

Tuesday, City Manager Janice Allen Jackson proposed reassigning the Code Enforcement Division to the Albany Police Department. And, she suggests hiring off-duty police officers to serve citations.

Some commissioners opposed the consolidation, saying police officers need to focus on curbing drug sales and crime whether than junk cars.

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