KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- The landmark deal to remove dams on the Klamath River and establish sustainable water supplies for farmers is playing a role in Klamath Falls city politics.

The Herald and News newspaper reports that a member of the Klamath Falls City Council voted against the city's $71 million budget because it includes money for supporters of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

The budget includes $22,100 for three economic development groups that publicly supported the agreement.

Council member Bill Adams voted against the budget, saying if he is going to support somebody, he wants them to have the same views he has. He added that while the council has taken no formal position on the agreement, four out of the five members oppose it.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com

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