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01/20/06

Westside Neighbors Talk Community Renovation

Nearly 200 people turned out last night to talk about fixing up Savannah's westside, the neighborhood around Augusta Avenue, the Lathrops, and West Bay Street. They took a look at proposals to renovate a community suffering after decades of decay and poverty.

City leaders want to keep the neighborhood character, but improve the way of life. They admit some things are out of their hands.

"I don't want to hold out hope that Bay is going to have any less traffic," said city manager Michael Brown. "The question is, is it safe and is it attractive? But we got to be realistic, that's probably not going to happen."

We'll let you know when they come up with a final plan.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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