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for Southern City Vol. 47 Issue 1, Jan 1997
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To combat West Greenville's crime problem, a police substation was opened there in 1995. Called \"Weed and Seed,\" for weeding out criminals and seeding better police/community relations, the program has increased community trust and reduced crime.
Among Greensboro's approaches to educate people about pollution are Storm Man, a comic book hero who fights water pollution; a video like TV's JEOPARDY, which asks pollution questions; and a video of Revolutionary hero Nathanael Greene fighting pollution.
The Hendersonville Police Department's web page was created by Police Chief Donnie R. Parks, who also manages it. The page provides protection tips, reports on recent incidents, and receives crime reports.
A city can give its citizens an annual report, but it can't make them read it. Gastonia's answer was EXPO 96 at a local mall - two days featuring sixty booths of manned displays and demonstrations on city departments. Over 15,000 Gastonians attended.
Ella Butler Scarborough, the new president of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, has an agenda focusing on annexation, public transportation, and building good communications with legislators and county commissioners.
Legislative issues that are of importance to municipalities in the 1997 General Assembly include the local sales tax on food, annexation, open meetings, and public transportation.