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What’s Valley new direction?

It’s been a month since the Spokane Valley City Council in its infinite wisdom fired the city manager, stating they had “no cause,” but were going in a “different direction.” Well I, for one, would really like to know what this new direction is.

A city manager obviously has many important city responsibilities, arguably the most important being managing the cities monies most effectively and efficiently. During Jackson’s years of tenure, he effectively managed the city while it declined to take the allowable 1 percent property tax increase.

Furthermore, the accolades for Jackson’s performance as the city manager from some very prominent people over the last month have been consistently extremely favorable. The many letters to the editor have all further backed Jackson’s credibility.

So you’ve got to ask yourself, what’s the real intention behind firing someone who was doing a great job on a fixed budget? I’m waiting, as I hope you are, with bated breath to discover this new direction. Watch very carefully, Spokane Valley residents. Every time I’ve heard politicians say “Trust me”…

David Rollins

Spokane Valley

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