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Pa. Municipal League: Legislative reforms needed

In light of York’s dire budget season, the Pennsylvania Municipal League, a bipartisan organization representing municipalities around the state, has called on legislators to take action on legislative reforms it says would lessen the strain on cash-strapped municipalities. The league … Continue reading

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Readers: Vacant lots could be put to use

Last week, I shared a story about how Baltimore is considering turning some of its vacant lots into flower beds, community gardens and tree canopies in an effort to green the city and increase the availability of locally sourced goods. … Continue reading

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What should York do with vacant lots? Flower beds, maybe?

Baltimore is eying the possibility of transforming its blighted, vacant lots into something beautiful — flower gardens, according to The Baltimore Sun.  The Sun reported that about a dozen urban farms already are operating in Baltimore and now the city … Continue reading

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Read the agreement authorizing police to wear body cameras in schools

York City Council members said during a committee meeting Wednesday night that they want more information before they approve the use of grant funds to purchase two body cameras for school resource officers. Specifically, council members said they wanted information … Continue reading

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Do you think York should enter Act 47?

Should York enter Act 47 status? It’s a question that officials have been considering for a decade, and one that Daily Record/Sunday News readers seem to be split on as well.

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Recap: Four days of budget hearings, lots of dollar signs

A week of testimony during preliminary budget hearings revealed departments whose resources are already being stretched to the max, city workers said. But with healthcare and pension costs that continue to rise, York Mayor Kim Bracey and some city council … Continue reading

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What’s the plan for Continental Square?

Plans to revamp Continental Square have been a long time in the making. But after nearly a decade of planning and research, local nonprofit Downtown Inc plans to move forward with tackling some of the “low-hanging fruit” that program manager … Continue reading

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Can the city reduce its budget by cutting payroll?

When several York City Council members called for big changes in the city’s spending habits, many readers on the Daily Record/Sunday News Facebook page called for them to make the first move by cutting their own compensation. “Pensions, Pay for … Continue reading

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How to stop the violence?

At a Tuesday morning news conference — where local and state officials announced they had charged 21 alleged members of the city’s “Southside Gang” — York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said, “We can’t arrest our way out of this.”

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Five things to know about York’s proposed food cart ordinance

York City Council members have been served a slew of new recommendations for  regulating mobile food-cart vendors on Continental Square and beyond. The proposals come from an ad-hoc group created months ago by the council. Members of the committee included … Continue reading

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