Crombie, Mayor David
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An annual civic report: what the year was like, and how things look for the future. The issue of development: some statistics; the role of the media; the rate of growth now and in the future. Transportation: the demise of the Scarborough expressway; ways to alleviate traffic problems in inner-city neighbourhoods; the Moore Park experiment. An increase in the amount of citizen participation in municipal government. A regressive property tax base. The issue of money and power and how it related to both the Provincial and Federal governments. Progress: what it means. Priorities for the city in 1974: housing, the disabled and the elderly; the low income segment of Toronto.