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Petersburg City Manager Foreshadows New Investments In Upcoming City Budget

Last night, Petersburg City Manager Aretha Ferrell-Benavides gave an update on the state of the city at the annual Chamber of Commerce gala.

When Ferrell-Benavides took over as city manager in 2017, Petersburg had a $20 million dollar budget deficit. She’s spent the last year and a half trying to stabilize the city and change the perception of Petersburg brought out by its financial crisis. And now, she said it's time for the city to invest in itself.


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