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We’re being played for fools

Dear Editor:

How crazy is it that the city of Aspen staffers cannot seem to get the story straight about anything concerning Burlingame? The staff that I am referring to is the senior staff: city manager, et al. The blunders made under our present city manager are so obviously corrupt that they are just as bad as the blunders of our president.

Our government is playing us for fools. We’ve looked the other way as people we have given our trust to are abusing it for their own reasons. Our forefathers must be spinning in their graves, as the idea of taxation without representation has been totally forgotten by our elected council. Each day the newspaper tells of another way that our local government is going to squeeze more money out of our souls, just to misspend it on who the heck knows what. It is very disappointing to feel that our government does not appreciate its people.

“It is the responsibility of the city manager’s office to ensure the public receives excellent customer service. This is achieved by providing guidance and support to all city departments and by assisting City Council in defining and meeting their collective goals.”

Do you feel you are receiving excellent customer service from the city manager? I do not. Do you feel as if the city manager is “providing guidance and support to all city departments?” I do not. What is the collective goal of our present City Council? It is my belief that right now, senior staff is a fruit basket upset. Residents are shouting loud and clear that they want to know how their money is spent. Why should the city manager live in subsidized housing and get year-end bonuses while he continues to do a bad job?

Kim Vieira

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