Tag Archive: David Willard

Nov 14 2013

Kicking off demolition: Transformation to take place

Many people, some living and others dead have waited for a long time to see this day come to Longview-equipping South Longview to become a destination. On Tuesday, Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) and the City of Longview gathered at the biggest eyesore sight in Longview, the old Holiday Inn on I-20 and Estes Parkway …

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May 15 2012

Surplus predicted

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Willard believes the city is destined for a $690,686 surplus at the fiscal year’s end.   By Jimmy Isaac Longview City Manager David Willard is predicting a nearly $700,000 surplus when the 2012 budget year ends, as better-than-hoped-for collection of late property taxes might make up for flattening sales tax revenue. “I really think we’re …

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Jun 29 2011

Civic finances holding steady

Fitch Ratings has given the City of Longview a AA score in financial stability.  This score credits the city with a “diverse economic base” as well as “well-maintained financial operations characterized by healthy reserve balances and strong liquidity.”  City Manager David Willard explained the significance of this evaluation. “This rating reaffirms the financial health of …

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May 24 2011

Changing of the guards

Just-elected Kasha Williams and Wayne Frost (a returning councilman from District 4) recently took the oath of office at a specially called meeting of the Longview City Council.  Williams defeated opponents Victoria Wilson and Wray Wade to replace outgoing District 3 council member Ms. Sidney Bell Willis, who served on the Council for nine years. …

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