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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tuesday, commissioners voted to allow a local preference option, against the wishes of city staff.

They said that option would limit competition and discourage out-of-town vendors from bidding on contracts for everything from construction projects to vehicles for law enforcement use.

"They face disadvantages from other competing locations that have local preference policy," said Procurement Director Stephen Collier. 

 The city still has to vote one final time on the policy change. Commissioners Bob Langstaff and Morris Gurr voted against the change.

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