ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1978
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(Studio) Message from Atlanta mayors conference to Carter administration about need for money for cities noted. President Carter's proposed national development bank, sent to Congress for approval, and Vice President Mondale's explanation of proposal to mayors reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) [MONDALE - explains development bank proposal.] Growth in percentage of federal dollars in city budgets in last several years outlined; impact of Prop. 13 on mayors concerns described. Debate on administrating urban program between Sun Belt and Snow Belt cities reported; prospering cities, like Houston, competing with troubled cities noted. Films and photos shown. [N. Charleston, SC, Mayor John BOURNE - thinks program encourages incompetency and doesn't help cities trying to help selves.] [Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - thinks it's question of need.] [MONDALE - says it is national program, but targeted to areas of greatest need.]
REPORTER: David Snell
(DC) Report on Prop. 13 sponsor Howard Jarvis address to Washington, DC Press Club; his comments on Constitution and Bill of Rights mentioned. [JARVIS - states Americans' constitutional rights and comments on this. Responds to question about accusations that he's racist; mentions Reverend Jesse Jackson and Senator George McGovern.] White House invitation issued to Jarvis and California Governor Jerry Brown's invitation for meeting with him on return to California noted.
REPORTER: Stephanie Levinson
(Sacramento, California) California legislature committee 's efforts to decide method of dividing state money among govts. reported Lobbying efforts in Sacramento of teachers, nurses, firemen and other public employees described. [WOMAN - says they've been to local govts. and state is all they have left.] Brown's meeting with police and firemen noted. [BROWN - will work on state level to ensure continued public protection.] Outlook for California situation given.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell
(Studio) Report on rent reductions for residents of apt. complexes owned by L.B. Nelson Corp., due to company's expected tax reductions under Prop. 13 Film of such complex in San Francisco Bay area shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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