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an important municipal official

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The city fathers kept the Glendale name when the city was incorporated.
To enforce this the city fathers want to empower officials to be able to slap an on the spot fine of PS100 on street performers.
Councillor > James McKay Party Conferences are very big business - ask the shrewd city fathers of Bournemouth, Scarborough, Blackpool, Brighton, all probably too small now to cope with events of this magnitude and lacking the world class media facilities of the ICC.
Have our city fathers not yet caught onto the concept of balanced community?
They only finished off what had been going on in Coventry for years, the City Fathers had been systematically destroying the centre of its old buildings.
Sounds to me like the city fathers have been watching too many Harry Potter films.
How wise the city fathers are to redress the imbalance.
The city fathers are trying once again to move the Bay people out to their reservation so that they can make the flats/luxury apartments for the yuppies to move into ("Calls to reverse city deprivation", Echo, September 1).
CRACKING--Cracks have been sighted in Esfahan's 400-year-old Si o Seh Pol Bridge, which the city fathers blame on bad repairs done under the late Shah--not on construction of a new Metro tunnel that many critics have been warning for years comes too close to the bridge.
That was nearly 200 years ago but, if the purpose of leaving this half-finished edifice towering above Princes Street was to serve as a lesson in the stupidity of man and in particular that of Edinburgh's city fathers, it appears not to have trickled down the ages.
THE fatuous protestation parade, led by the laughable city fathers, leads me to despair.
ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Saidpur Model Village, developed by the Capital Development Authority spending millions of rupees to preserve history and culture of the area, may be an attraction for many but it cost heavy for a widow, losing her property in hand of city fathers and facing their highhandedness.
Fayetteville city fathers are starting to lose faith that a big hole on the corner of Mountain Street and College Avenue will ever become a Renaissance Tower Hotel.
As a fledgling, the city had to feel its way blindly for awhile, but the city fathers were a gutsy bunch, who proved they were willing to take on tough objectives to succeed.