Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Diacogiannis Speaks Out on Baltimore
Hanover, in particular, was portrayed as anti-city because one of its Supervisors made a joke about the proposed arena. The Morning Call, which incidentally provides no coverage of Hanover's meetings, did a hit job.portraying a very collegial board - the best in the Lehigh Valley as far as I am concerned - as a bunch of heartless bastards who were laughing at Allentown.
At the start of last night's meeting, Chairman John N. Diacogiannis spoke about the unrest in Baltimore following the death of an African American who was in police custody.
"I really love Baltimore," stated Diacogiannis. "It's one of the nicest cities in the United States. I hope everyone stays safe tonight."
Baltimore has some real problems that have nothing to do with police brutality, like a 14% poverty rate and water shut-off notices sent to 25,000 customers last week.
It might sound corny, but the best start to dealing with the real problems there is by expressing good will for the people who live there. That's what Diacogiannis did.
Updated 7:11 am: What You Need to Know About Baltimore.