St. Joseph News-Press

Partnerships Work toward Progress

At various points in its history, St. Joseph has been known as a fractious city, one in which parochial interests and competing entities served to stymie community progress. Pockets of this still exist, and disagreements can have healthy benefits. But the city now has landed in an era of partnerships, and citizens here see the dividends in these arrangements.

St. Joseph Mayor Bill Falkner used his recent State of the City speech to spell out the cooperation leading to recent civic achievement. The remarks compiled in one place a number of projects, separately and collectively promising, and struck positive notes about the direction of the community.

Part of the teamwork can be seen in heavy equipment and road-closure signs in the Downtown area. …

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