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As the city's public works director, Kishia Powell will earn $150,000 per year—$3,000 more than the mayor—to help oversee a federal consent decree that requires the city to fix its sewers so they will stop discharging untreated wastewater into local rivers, which could come with a price tag of as much as $400 million.

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