Ypsilanti Mayor George Goodman Address

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Ypsilanti Mayor George Goodman Address

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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 the need of Ypsilanti 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.

Speech Date

10-9-1974

Keywords

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

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Permission to Use - Permission to quote from this speech should be requested from the University Archives ( lib_archives@emich.edu).​

Ypsilanti Mayor George Goodman Address

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