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Albany city leaders restructuring code enforcement department

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany city leaders say restructuring the code enforcement department will save taxpayers money.

They're reducing the number of certified police officers and will use civilian workers instead.

"With this restructuring we can have less certified police officers and more civilians and when we need back up, we can call APD, and they can bring an officer in, so those are less expensive positions that can clearly save us some money," says Assistant City Manager Wes Smith.

The city is also moving alcohol licensing over the small business center to make it more convenient for folks opening new businesses.

Two positions have already been cut. All the changes should be in effect this summer.

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