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Two of Five County Board Members Seem to Agree with Manager

Last Saturday, we congratulated the County Manager for becoming a fiscal realist about the County's budget, which has been growing at 7.4%. He did this in a September 8 memo to department heads as they began preparations for the FY06 budget the Manager will propose in February 2005. This week's Arlington Sun-Gazette features the Manager's September 8 memo in which he detailed his concerns about county spending not being sustainable. In their reporting, the Sun-Gazette noted comments by two of the five County Board members that indicate their agreement with the direction in the Manager's memo. Arlington taxpayers need to provide additional motivation for the other three Board members.

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