Despite what was reported in both the headline and the body of today’s “City Notebook” in The Town Talk, Daniel T. Smith is not and has never been a Mayoral Assistant.
That said, without a doubt, in my opinion, Daniel, a 26-year-old Rice graduate, is the single most accomplished grant writer in the City of Alexandria during the last two and a half years. I know, first-hand, that his work has resulted in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in increased investment in Alexandria.
I can only hope that the discussion about Daniel’s work on behalf of the City will be about the value he adds and that it is not some thinly-veiled, politically-motivated attempt at calling into question both the value and the integrity of a young man dedicated to serving his hometown.
Then again, only someone completely desperate and out of ammunition would ever attempt to do such a thing.
I think I have met the young man at least twice.
I was impressed. But the Clowns need someone to put in the center ring to torment, so , unfortunately it is him. It is only me? I see a downward decent for Alexandria unless this circus is put on their train and sent out of town.
To be fair, the paper has subsequently changed the headline online.
I personally appreciate the correction.
And once again, correcting the record, despite what another blogger suggested on another blog, I was only addressing the potential discussion of item 1 on the committee agenda, not item 2.