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City Problems Report #457039

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 1971
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(Studio) 1st report in series on city problems.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) [Boston, Massachusetts, Mayor Kevin WHITE - says citizens can't conceive of city dying, but it can happen.] [Seattle, WA, Mayor Wesley UHLMAN - says Seattle closer to bankruptcy than some other cities.] [Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - says wherever United States cities headed, Newark will get there first.] [Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Sam MASSELL - says what's happening to Newark could happen to Atlanta.] Better organized city workers demand higher wages, driving cities toward bankruptcy; city expenditures increase 15% per year, revenues increase 5% per year [Cleveland, Ohio, Mayor Carl STOKES - says have laid off 1,400 employees; closed all recreation centers and swimming pools; cut trash collections.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Hamtramck, Michigan) Hamtramck, Michigan, ordered into court for contempt, spending money doesn't have. City owes $31 million, expects $4 1/2 million in revenues this year [Mayor W. T. WOJTOWICZ - says, if State Legislature saw Hamtramck not doing what intended to, could pull rug from under feet.] Next report to deal with property tax.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack
Duration:
00:05:40

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