The Nation: Refurbishing Lima

Until last year, the downtown district and the tax base of Lima, Ohio (pop. 55,000), were disappearing at approximately the same rate. The bus sys tem had broken down, the turreted old railway station was closed, and the streets were full of potholes.

Then, in last year's mayoralty campaign, along came Businessman Harry J. Moyer, 56, with a campaign slogan:

"Let's get together and make Lima better — without any new taxes." In surprisingly short order, Mayor Moyer has done just that. He has started a new, moneymaking transit system with five buses complete with carpeting and ste reo. He has arranged for...

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