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WTVM 2/8/13 Editorial: Diversity forum follow-up

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It's been just over two weeks since the town hall meeting put on by WTVM and the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity. 

Called "Poverty Next Door," it focused on public and sub-standard housing in Columbus and how to fix the problems that come along with it like drugs and crime.

But it was a comment from one of the residents living in terminal court about why he doesn't want to leave that may have sparked the deepest reaction.

"Every neighborhood has crime and murders...you feel me....We feel so safe. I don't see myself moving from down here."

But many people do want and deserve better housing. The mission of the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity is to create equal access to opportunities for all.

The town hall meeting kicked off the discussion but there is much more to come.

We encourage other individuals and organizations to join in and be a part of the plan to make Columbus a better place for everyone to live. 

General Manager Lee Brantley brings two editorials a week to WTVM. If you would like to respond to an editorial, e-mail your response to WTVM Editorial Committee or write to:

WTVM Editorial Committee
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Columbus, GA 31906

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