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Re: E-M:/ Chopping down trees in Flint

In a message dated 1/23/01 12:40:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
tjlodge50@yahoo.com writes:

   Decaying central cities are often forced into
ridiculous or desperate budget-balancing situations
because of excessive corporate largesse - giving away
huge hunks of tax base as ransom to keep companies
from moving away. And so the death spiral continues
for Flint.

This applies equally well to Saginaw as the City Council announced a plan to
close the Civic Center.  They are trying to get support from the County
Commissioners for a plan to keep it open.  Many of the Commissioners have the
attitude it is not their problem.

Shhhhh, don't tell our council they can make money off cutting the trees in
our parks or that may be next.

Jewel Richardson
P. O. Box 14553
Saginaw  MI  48601