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Cut the perks

I have to agree with John Fannin on his "eight wonders." We never hear about cuts being made within the city government, it is always the citizens of Sunnyside that take the fall.

We hired a city manager that makes more than three times what the average Sunnysider makes? I would bet it is probably more like four times or more than that, than what the average Sunnysider makes.

Maybe the city should quit throwing money around within, and quit wasting money by putting sidewalks all the way out Midvale Road or re-striping the hiway into a two-lane instead of a four-lane, or buying a feedlot! Why does the city staff need laptops, cellphones and fancy cars?

Seriously, if you are going to cut the budget start with the extra perks that some of the Sunnyside employess enjoy, instead of jeopardizing the safety of our citizens. The city needs to cut within and get rid of some of those "necessities" that they think they need, so we can keep our city safe.

/s/ Michelle Perry, Sunnyside

 

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