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East Cleveland City Council votes for cuts

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East Cleveland City Council voted Thursday night to cut 20% of every department's budget, effective immediately, including the Police Department.

The city is already under a fiscal emergency facing an $8 million deficit.

Councilwoman Barbara J. Thomas says the council is being fiscally responsible and is asking the residents to be patient.

The next council meeting is Wednesday, January 2 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Mayor Gary Norton will make the decision on the final cuts.

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