City Should Hire Locals

RECEIVED Sat., Jan. 10, 2009

Editor,
    Scanning Mr. Marc Ott's hirings, I can see his lack of trust in Austinites' level of education and thus the failure that the Austin Independent School District represents for East Austinites, despite the millions that Mr. Pat Forgione has scattered among outsiders since he arrived here from Delaware. A Michigan native, Mr. Ott has overwhelmed us with people from Fort Worth; Raleigh, N.C.; Clearwater, Fla.; and now this gent from Chula Vista, Calif. [Ed Van Eenoo] [“Naked City,” News, Jan. 9]. His news reader should update him on the unemployment figures hitting the locals but also on taxes, fees, and fines going to non-Austinites, a third of which go to retirees in other cities!
Paul Aviña
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