Golden Heart Plaza

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Visitors take in Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.

When the Fairbanks City Council voted Monday to amend its budget, it rejected in a 2-4 vote an amendment for Golden Heart Plaza summer security.

At past meetings, Festival Fairbanks’ Julie Jones had provided a quote for $47,500 for 16 weeks. That’s a sharp decrease from a $279,000 quote the city received from a private firm for two personnel on a 12-hour shift, Chief of Staff Michael Sanders said.

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