After being elected by 841 people in Wassilla, to be Mayor and run the city, were the citizens surprised when?

Sarah Palin immediately hired a city manager to run the city and act like a mayor?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    They should make those 841 people pay the extra $1.3 million her sports complex bungle cost:

    "The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

    The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

    "It's too bad that the city of Wasilla didn't do their homework and secure the land before they began construction," said Kathy Wells, a longtime activist here. "She was not your ceremonial mayor; she was in charge of running the city. So it was her job to make sure things were done correctly..."

    Source(s): "Palin's Hockey Rink Leads To Legal Trouble in Town She Led "
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