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But that doesn't mean the dispute over Denver's home-care services has ended. Lodge contends that the city still owes Adult Care close to $80,000 for client services. Last week, though, he learned that the city wants reimbursement for the cost of relocating eighteen "eligibility technicians"--DSS employees who determine if applicants are eligible for home care--from Adult Care's offices to Home Care's offices a few blocks away.

And how much does the city figure it costs to relocate those employees? "About $80,000," Lodge says.

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