Budget crunch hits city; City Council votes 4-3 to cut one position
The Bemidji City Council on Monday voted to eliminate the city's community development director position, despite the objections of the city manager.
The 4-3 decision was made during an emotional meeting on the city's 2010 budget. City staff had recommended that the council consider a 21.9 percent levy increase for 2010, but the majority of the council found that figure too high.
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