The Associated Press caught up this week with Mark Duebner, the city's director of business development and procurement charged with finding enough nickels and dimes to balance a wobbly budget. The AP wanted to ask Duebner about one of his proposals: a fuel surcharge that would be added to tickets doled out for any moving violation. Would run you an extra $10 or so, should council thumbs-up the idea when it returns from summer vacation next month. My only question, which arose at about the 30-second mark: How much of that money is spent on traffic-stopping choreography? --Robert Wilonsky
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