|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 9 Sep 2011 18:45:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Citizens want a role in Columbus, Mississippi|
Citizens at public hearing: Involve entire community in grant
DEVIN GOLDEN Columbus Dispatch (MS) SEPTEMBER 8, 2011Citizens want to involve the entire community in deciding which city properties will be considered for a redevelopment assessment grant.
It was the first public meeting concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Assessment Grant the city plans to apply for. And citizens who attended Wednesday reached one consensus: The entire community should be apart of the discussion on which properties are of interest for potential development. "We have to communicate with people on all different levels," Susie Shelton of Columbus said.
The Rev. Steve Jamison, pastor of Maranatha Faith Center in Columbus, proposed using churches to reach the African-American communities.
... For the entire article, see http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=12897 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org
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