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Clarification

In the April 11 endorsement for the Democratic nomination for Youngstown mayor, The Vindicator noted the expansive new park and amphitheater that opened under incumbent Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s tenure. It should be noted that during Brown’s 2017 campaign, he said he believed the amphitheater would be underutilized because of weather, and he objected to the city using $4 million in federal funds to pay for the project, instead wanting all funding to come from private sources. The city ended up receiving about $4 million from private donations, but borrowed $4 million from the federal government for the project.

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