Unexpected Change Comes to City Hall

Learning something new every day is one of the best parts of my job.  That’s what happens when I work among specialists (engineers, planners, police officers, firefighters, attorneys, utilities experts), interact with citizens and track down answers almost daily to media questions.

A couple of weeks ago, the city’s Fiscal Services Office called and asked if I knew of a bank or private business that could exchange foreign currency into American dollars.  It seems Fiscal had taken possession of coins — no paper money — from at least 30 different countries, but hadn’t been able to find a way to convert them to U.S. dollars.

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