Altoona should tap Schirf’s expertise

I believe that for Altoona city councilman Joe Carper and Jesse Ickes to make a really large improvement to Altoona, they will need to seek advice from former Mayor William Schirf, who was solely responsible for Altoona’s return to financial stability.

The issues that face Altoona residents need to be addressed — tax base loss, water and sewer rates (surcharges) increases, labor management.

Schirf has won each of these fights.

The employee issues of the past were dealt with fairly and firmly, never a cover-up on his watch.

The new city manager should also seek Schirf’s advice.

David Servello Sr.