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(AJC) — Mayor Kasim Reed has vetoed legislation that according to a city audit would be a step toward  saving the city millions in unnecessary spending in the Atlanta Municipal Court.  The City Council last Monday voted by 9-5 to reduce the court from 10 judge positions to eight after the City Auditor analyzed the courts and reported that it only needed five  judges to handle the caseload. The audit, which said the cuts would save at least $2.3 million a year if judges were cut by five positions, was the latest finding the court is overstaffed — a position judges have bitterly contested. According to City Council numbers, which say it costs $870,000 a year for each judgeship, the savings would be much higher.

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