I just saw the updated election report. Even though I believe the absentee votes are still be tabulated, I wanted to congratulate you on your election to the Manassas Park City Council. With you capturing 32% of the vote and my trailing the number three available seat by 200 votes, it is clear the people of Manassas Park are putting their faith in your desire for economic development, improvements in education, and reduction in taxes.
My goal in this election was four more years to allow me to bring to fruition the economic development efforts that have been approved and being initiated. These projects are critical to the financial future of Manassas Park. We both share a desire to improve the city's economic position, support improvements to education, and continue to guarantee superlative public safety.
I know that you will see the quality of the city's personnel and Department Directors who are not only outstanding in their respective skills but work together and complement each other in making everything they do a success.
Over my last term, the Manassas Park Governing Body has worked so hard to initiate economic projects to make this a reality. These collective projects are critical to returning the city's cash reserves to above 15%, providing increased funding for education and public safety, providing revenue to reduce taxes, and bring the funding to improve the city's water and sewer system. These projects are critical to not only the city's survival but to allowing the city to provide the environment that the citizens expect, deserve, and were the reason Manassas Park became a City. I want to mention to you that I have advocated using the new revenue from the development projects to: 50% of the new revenue to reduce tax rate, 50% to divide using the city/school revenue sharing formula to support their respective needs, using the tap fees to upgrade and stabilize the city water and sewer system, and lastly using the proffer money to restore the city's fund balance.
I thank the Citizens of Manassas Park for allowing me to serve them since 1997 and wish you success on the City Council.
William J. Treuting, Jr.