City of Columbia to announce budget savings

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia mayor and city manager are expected to make a special announcement Friday morning.

According to a press release, Mayor Bob McDavid and City Manager Mike Matthes will update the community on "innovative city budget practices that resulted in significant savings."

Public Communications director Toni Messina said the results come from changes in budget practices, which the city council and city staff have been working on for the past few years.

The news conference will begin at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.