The City Council voted Friday to request a draft ordinance that would raise the amount required for contracts with the city that must be noted in writing to $25,000.

The current amount that would trigger a written contract is $5,000, but Council President Paul Krekorian sought in a motion last week to raise the amount. He said it would streamline the city’s contracting process, increase efficiency and reduce staff time.

The amount was last updated in 1999. A charter amendment in 1995 allows the contracting limits to be revised via an ordinance.

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