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Speaker: Stressed taxpayers need help

October 3, 2013

The path cities are on isn’t financially sustainable....

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Oct-03-13 7:32 AM

Pinning social troubles on Jesse Bloom is not fair. Every other small city in PA had similar demographic shifts during the same time, and they all had different mayors.

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Oct-03-13 7:58 AM

I wrote a song 15 years ago about the college and now the hospital did it too "We knock down your victorians drug use is the case the city lost a million I"ll erode your tax base I"m a non profit guess who I am i""ll take your houses and your money and you wont understand I wear gucci shoes ten thousand dollar suits tax payer money for my personal use" sung in the key of g

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Oct-03-13 8:36 AM

Francine, you nailed it. I wonder if city leadership was present and taking notes because as you pointed out Francine, points outlined in this article are directly opposite of some of the initiatives being undertaken by local government.

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Oct-03-13 9:57 AM

Capricorn1, several city leaders were in attendance. Mayor Campana, at least three members of city council from what I saw, county government officials, etc. It was a very engaging conversation.

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Oct-03-13 10:13 AM

I really hope we didnt pay captain obvious to make his speech on stuff anybody with an 8th grade education already knows.

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Oct-03-13 10:53 AM

Activecitizen, that's good to hear. I hope they were able to relate what was discussed to some of the decisions they are making.

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