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  •  There are such things as community projects (0+ / 0-)

    and they will be sustainable as long as the community wants them that way.

    They could raise the prices and tell the volunteers to go home, their once a month service to their fellow community members wasn't enough — but they could apply for the few jobs that would be available. Course those jobs would be kind of dead end — I mean years of taking tickets or selling popcorn or cleaning up the theater doesn't give meaningful experience to moving on up.

    So the community members would loose their sense of ownership and the experience of interacting with all sorts of others in their community in exchange for a few rather crummy jobs ± even if they were adequately paid.

    I'll bet if you put it to a vote by the people of Traverse City they would want it kept as it is.

    This sort of thing is community building. We need to do more of that in this country.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 01:10:10 AM PDT

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