East Chicago mayor's grassroots have dried up

2013-01-02T00:00:00Z East Chicago mayor's grassroots have dried up nwitimes.com
January 02, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland has lost all grassroots. It's obvious to us all that the mayor has continued his attacks on public safety, paramedics and the building of the new police station.

It's funny to me that Copeland was once a community organizer, telling the taxpayers that he was the voice calling for eliminating duplication of services, government waste and cutting down taxes. The Foundations of East Chicago have continued to feed off the public casino tax dollars. They continue to take credit for dolling out donations to churches and private colleges and yet take credit under their name with our money.

While East Chicago government continues to cut down on its budget, the Foundations have yet to do anything to help the city. It's time to get rid of the Foundations and use that casino money to rebuild what was once a vibrant city. Copeland has gone from grassroots to yard waste.

- Sebio (Harborside) Alvarez, East Chicago

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