Questions Raised About 'Livable' Cities List

Cities named in the "Livable Cities" list subsequently made $10,000 donations to the organization that released the list.
May 25, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...[E]very... city honored paid $10,000 to the organization that released the list... Bob McNulty, president of Partners for Livable Communities, defended the contributions, saying they were solicited only after the 30 cities were chosen... Ventura City Councilman Bill Fulton said that the award, which was covered in newspapers nationwide, was worth every penny. 'The USA Today article alone is worth $10,000,' he said. 'You couldn't buy that kind of advertising.' "

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Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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