Viewpoint: Albany Tax Money

Viewpoint: Albany Tax Money

We all want our tax money spent wisely, and we believe Albany city leaders are trying harder to do that.

This year, the city has reduced its workforce by about 50 employees mainly through attrition and early retirement.  Interim City Manager Tom Berry says the cuts aren't done.

Since he took over in July, he says he's started reorganizing every department in the city other than police and fire.  He says the city is working to improve efficiency, customer service, and cooperation among departments.

We're sympathetic to any employees who may lose their jobs, but city leaders first responsibility must be to taxpayers.  We're glad they see it that way too.

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