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Council Discusses Budget Plans

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX 19) – Cincinnati city councilman Charlie Winburn says he has a plan to save the jobs of city firefighters, police officers and sanitation workers.

Winburn says he is ready for a fight with city manager, Milton Dohoney over the $60 million budget deficit.

Winburn proposed his $27 million plan in a Friday morning press conference. Winburn suggested Dohoney cut $2 million from his budget, but did not describe what Dohoney should cut. He says that is for Dohoney to decide.

Winburn says his main priority is to save police, fire and sanitation workers from losing their jobs.

"I believe that [Mohoney] thinks it's more important to lay off police, fire and sanitation workers instead of cutting his big budget, his big administration budget," says Winburn.

After the press conference, Winburn presented his plan to city council's Budget and Finance Committee.

Vice mayor and finance chair Roxanne Qualls listened to a number of proposals from her fellow council members. She says the committee will meet again Monday and Tuesday to discuss a final budget.

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