Va. city manager works to restore confidence in City Hall

04/17/2013 | Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

James Baker, city manager of Chesapeake, Va., since January, is making progress in his goal of restoring trust in city government, after an $8 million temporary jail sat empty because of a lack of state approval and a $10 million animal shelter experienced cost overrun and construction delays. "I tell people, 'We can't change what happened before, so let's get beyond it and make sure we're making progress,' " he said. "And let's be sure we're in a position where some of the problems that occurred before are less likely to happen again."

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