If the City of Manassas is as budget-constrained as government officials are wont to tell us, one has to wonder why it bought a table for eight at the 2012 “Black and White Ball” for the Manassas Ballet Theater, and a table for ten at the Hylton fundraiser and is offering elected officials and senior city staff free attendance. These are $100 per person black tie events. Perhaps the budget is much more flush than we’ve been lead to believe.
I figure if senior staff and elected officials are getting free dinners at taxpayer expense, the taxpayers themselves ought to have a shot at this tremendous freebie. They should get this invitation because they’re the ones paying for this, so in the spirit of economic equality and democracy here’s the information where you can reserve your own free seat one of these gala dinners for you and your spouse. Times are tough, and we can all use a free meal.
Here’s the info being sent to selected senior officials in Manassas:
From: Kay Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 3:04 PM
To: Mayor and Council
Cc: John A. Budesky
Subject: City Tables at the Manassas Ballet Ball and the Hylton 2nd
Anniv. Gala - both on May 5, 2012
The City has purchased a table for 8 at the Manassas Ballet Ball on May
5, 2012, and a table for 10 at the Hylton Center’s 2nd Anniv. Gala on
May 5, 2012 (details attached). I am preparing the seating lists for
these events and need to know which event you would like to attend. I
also need to know if you are bringing your spouse or a guest with you.
City Manager’s Office
Taxpayer’s ought to reserve their seats for this publicly-funded charity event with Kay Taylor early. Really, if elected officials are being given free dinners at taxpayer expense, taxpayers themselves certainly ought to qualify.
You better call quick, as space is limited. Make sure you tell Kay that BVBL sent ya.
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