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Vague Plans

Offer a solution with criticism

April 25, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Since it first became an issue for discussion, the Parkersburg user fee has been a lightning rod for criticism of both Mayor Bob Newell and city council members. Facing a potential $2.3 million budget hole, and left with no alternatives other than laying off city employees-including police officers and firefighters-council passed the fee, which began being collected in March 2011.



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