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Letter: Manager’s Budget Lacks Vision

To the Editor:

Alexandria's city manager's proposed budget reveals a flawed focus and vision. Instead of proposing major budget cuts in public safety and scaling back the major capital improvement projects, our city manager has instead preferred to cut jobs and reward the speculative metrics of more expenditures on public safety and priority development projects. It is interesting that the city manager's budget does not proposed the reduction of his salary or other top department head salaries including the city's school superintendent.

The city's manager proposed budget is an exercise in fiction and actually lacks vision and progressive administrative models. I look forward to his revised budget to the city council.

Greg Thrasher

Alexandria