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Public Hearing Bombs

October 16, 2007

Albany - -  City leaders want you to learn about a development proposal you'll get to vote on, but there wasn't much interest at a public hearing Tuesday night.

On November 6th, voters will decide on the Redevelopment Powers referendum. It would allow the city to set up special tax districts they hope would revitalize underdeveloped or blighted areas.

They hope it will encourage development downtown.  

"W have an obligation as agents of the government to make sure people understand the issue. W cant advocate for or against it, but under the law we can educate and that's the effort," says Assistant City Manager Jim Taylor.

At Tuesday's public hearing, only one non-city employee showed up.

City leaders hope to get better attendance at another hearing on October 29th.

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