Box 8, Folder 18, Document 8

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STATEMENT OF ·MAYOR BENDER
ON MODEL CITIES PROGRAM
August 1, 1969
The Model cities Program is a cooperative effort among the
Federal Government, State Government, the City Government and the
residents who live in the Model Neighborhood Area.
As such, the
specific program designed to correct the problems in the Model
Neighborhood Area will be a product of the cooperative effort of
all those involved.
On August 2nd, the 25 members of the CDA Board who will
represent the citizens of the Model Neighborhood Area will be·
elected.
Every resident of the Area should plan to vote in his
district at one of the polling places listed below.
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Never has
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an election been held in this Area which affe~ted the liv~s of
its residents more directly and significantly than will this one.
In order to vote in the election, residents must be registered
with the Model Cities Program.
Registration has been conducted (1) house-to - house in
the Model Neighborhood, · (2) at the centers listed below during
Ju_ly and,
(3) at the Moclel Cities Office, 1418 Mccallie
Avenue between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 : 00 p . m. for the past
month.
As of July 30, 1969, the following numbers of people had
registered.
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DISTRICT I
655
DISTRICT II
592
DISTRICT III
1302
DISTRICT IV
380
DISTRICT V
564
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DISTRICT VI
537
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DISTRICT VII
1066
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS 5096
It is estimated t h a t
is registered to vot e ~
70% o f the MNA population o ver 18
In other Model Citie s around the country
the leve l of r es i dent p articipa tion h as ave r a ged 10% to 15%.
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Votin g will b e on Augu st 2, 196 9 f r om 9 :00 a .m . u nt il
9:00 p.m. at the following place s which a re shown on the a tt a che d
ma p .0
District
District
District
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Distr i ct
District
District
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East Area Neighborhood Service Center
Bo one-Hysinge r Community Center
Avonda le Community Center
Carv er Commun i ty Ce n ter
Carv er Commun ity Center
Orch ard Knob El ementary School
Orch ard Knob Jr. High School
One key to the success of the Model cities Program is the
direct participation of the citi zen s of the Mode l Ne ighborhood
Ar e a.
The f a ct is that the Mode l Citie s Program c a nnot succeed without
the p articipa tion of a significant numbe r of the r e sidents o f the MNA.
I wa n t t o u rge e a c h a nd e v e ry v oter reg i s t ered to p artic i pate i n
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the Modelcities Program to vote on August 2, 1969 at the appropriat~ voting place.
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