First and foremost. Before there was controversy, there was a positive focus on making the City of Harrisburg clean and green.
- WHTM 27–Clean and Green coalition to sweep Harrisburg
- CBS 21–Two-minute Tuesday, fines for illegal dumping part of aggressive approach to curb trash
- PennLive–Clean & Green Harrisburg to combat trash crisis with education, outreach – and harsh penalties
- PennLive–Fines, jail time await illegal dumpers in Harrisburg, officials say
Then there was the negative controversy. A couple of days after the collaborative launch of the Clean and Green Harrisburg Coalition, the Mayor of Harrisburg held her own press conference to cover the issues of trash in the city. And here’s what happened….
- WHTM 27–Mayor’s ‘scumbag from Perry County’ comment draws outrage
- PennLive–More than 5,000 join ‘Perry County Scumbags’ Facebook group looking to impeach Mayor Linda Thompson
- Fox 43–People from Perry County pick up trash in Harrisburg
- WHTM 27–Perry County residents seek positive action after negative remark
- CBS21–Harrisburg residents and City Council members help Perry County residents cleaning up Harrisburg
- PennLive–Sen. Jake Corman says Harrisburg mayor’s ‘scumbag’ remarks offensive
- PennLive–Rep. Mark Keller from Perry County says he is unsatisfied with apology from Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson
- PennLive–Will Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson’s ‘scumbag’ comment affect the election?
Election 2013. The debates and forums are getting scheduled and re-scheduled. Here’s the list of City of Harrisburg candidates nights so far. today’s the day Harrisburg–Election 2013: City of Harrisburg Candidates Forums/Debates
Public Safety & Crime
- WHTM 27–Harrisburg ‘Safe Zone’ unveiled, then taken down
- PennLive–Man struck by vehicle in Harrisburg is in critical condition
Points for the City of Harrisburg to ponder.
- Bloomberg–Cincinnati Parking Privatization Must Go to Vote
- Bloomberg–Stockton Creditors Dispute City’s Insolvency at Trial
- The Nature of Cities–Urban Sustainability and Resilience—Why We Need to Focus on Scales
- Stateline–EPA: Most of Nation’s Waters are “Poor”
- Yorkshire Post–City living revival set to bring new boom in building