Letter: Is City ‘Well-Run?’

Letter: Is City ‘Well-Run?’

— To the Editor:

This replies to the letter to editor of July 23 [“City’s Wise Investments”] stating that Alexandria “cannot get any better” city finances; “we have an amazingly well-run city” and that “[w]e should re-elect our current City Council, including a write-in vote for Mayor Bill Euille ….”


Allison Silberberg defeated Bill Euille in a fair election and it would be “sour grapes” for Bill Euille to run a second time.

I understand Alexandria is a half billion dollars in debt which amounts to $3,581 per resident according to the letter writer’s estimate of 140,000 residents.

Our city’s roadways are not well maintained witnessed by hundreds, if not thousands, of pot holes and sunken manhole covers.

The fabric and character of Alexandria is being re-molded into “New York warehouse” from its federalist appearance both on Route 1 and on the waterfront.

We need new leadership such as that provided by Allison Silberberg, Townsend Van Fleet, Bob Wood and Fernando Torrez to reinstate Alexandria’s beauty and pay tribute to its heritage and unique roots.

Herve Aitken