George Goodman, Mayor of Ypsilanti, Address to the Fall Faculty Luncheon, 1974

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George Goodman, Mayor of Ypsilanti, Address to the Fall Faculty Luncheon, 1974

Description

George Goodman was a lifelong Ypsilanti resident, having attended the Roosevelt School before graduating from Eastern Michigan University. Goodman served as mayor of Ypsilanti from 1971 until 1981. Concerned with the “orderly growth of the community,” Goodman here recaps the first 150 years of Ypsilanti, recounting both achievements and problems, before describing the city in terms of infrastructure, historic preservation, and the costs of new city resources such as bridges, fire trucks, and public transit. Dismissing the possibility of any major industrial powers making their homes in Ypsilanti, Goodman stresses Ypsilanti's need for the jobs and prestige that EMU brings to the community. Goodman also lists several ways in which the city and the university could improve their relations.

Creator

Goodman, George

Date Created

1974-10-09

Subject

Commercial tax; Ypsilanti; historic preservation; Roosevelt School; Eastern Michigan University; military industrial complex; fire protection

Identifier

https://commons.emich.edu/speeches/56

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Copyright to the audio resource and its transcript is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any other format without written permission of the copyright owner, Eastern Michigan University Archives (lib_archives@emich.edu).

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