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02/09/04 - Longview

City Council Hosting Town Hall Meeting

What to do with $8 million. That was one of the topics discussed during a town hall meeting Monday night in Longview.

The city council is using these town hall meetings to find what residents think about a proposed financial plan. Under the plan, the city would use the $8 million originally set aside for debt to use on other projects instead. The council is also considering a bond election for a new youth sports center.

"What you really want to do is get enough people talking about it so that the ideas start flowing. So we can end up with a good solid foundation, once we're ready to finalize a plan," says council member Jay Dean.

The city is also considering raising taxes to fund pay raises for city police officers.

Another town hall meeting was held last week.

Amy Tatum, reporting.

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