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How sad

July 5, 2013

I was driving up 4th Street on Sunday afternoon and what I saw made me think about how our city is putting out-of- towners and their wants and needs in front of the people who have lived and worked,......

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RollingWithHusky

Jul-05-13 8:01 PM

During the 10 years my husband and I have lived in Williamsport we've been saying the same thing. It seems as if all the money goes into Center City (the business community), elaborate murals, and tourism related ventures but the residents live with crumbling streets, dangerous sidewalks, public areas that are not maintained, disgusting graffiti, etc. Taxes keep going up and up for the residents who are flipping the bill for the Mayor's "wish list" of non-essential projects. The heart of a city is not the business district, but the residents that live and work there.

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JohnZook

Jul-05-13 10:56 AM

Wes, would you agree with me that pensions are eating up alot of the city's money. The good old days are coming back to bite us "you know where". You can only raise taxes so much when all the manufacturing base, which gave us plenty of tax money, has moved on and the service industry, with it's low wages, cannot support the functioning of the city and the pensions.

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wwhickok

Jul-05-13 6:04 AM

"what I saw made me think about how our city is putting out-of- towners and their wants and needs in front of the people who have lived and worked, paid taxes in Williamsport all of their lives."

I have been saying this for months!!! The City Council cares about making Williamsport a Tourist Attraction, they don't give a rats *** about us. If they did, they'd stop cutting the police force and get serious about fighting the drug problem in Williamsport. Less Police doesn't improve our chances of getting rid of the Philadelphia Drug Connection.

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