Dear Alexandria Voter:
I know this may come as a shock because no one wants to speak about this—but I am sorry to tell you that since 2007, the City of Alexandria has added over $100 million in new spending plus an additional $100 million in new debt.
Out on the campaign trail, I keep being asked “why have these facts been kept from us?” The answer is simple, because our current mayor and many of the past and present city council members don’t care what you—the voter really want—and how much you pay in taxes.
Well, as a home owner and tax payer in Alexandria, I am sick and tired of footing the bill for a city addicted to spending. Are you?
Have you, like me, had enough of this type of fiscal irresponsibility and a city council and mayor that “rubber stamps” what city staff and developers want instead of listening to the voters wishes?
Are you appalled with a city council and mayor that created the BRAC fiasco costing the city millions of dollars in lost revenue and traffic nightmares that now will cost up to $100 million to fix and now want to create the same havoc on the waterfront?
Do you want to see a city that is fiscally healthy yet able to provide the essential services our residents really need?
If you answered “yes” to the questions then I urge you to vote for me, Robert Kraus, on Tuesday.
If you do, I will provide this three step cure for what ails Alexandria:
- First, I promise to vote NO on any new project or program that doesn’t come with $2 in cuts or savings for each $1 in new spending.
- Second, I will use my 24 years of fiscally responsible business, finance and accounting experience to audit Alexandria and restore the 2007 spending levels without cutting any essential services.
- Third, I will rebate the savings to home owners, up to $1,400 each and every year!
Libertarian candidate for Alexandria City Council