- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The city of Raleigh has pulled a video about its park system from the city’s website dealing with parks and recreation.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (https://bit.ly/1CPA5vy ) the move comes as voters are to decide next month whether to borrow $92 million, much of it for parks improvements.

The newspaper reported the city removed the video after being questioned by a reporter. State law forbids municipalities from using public money to take a position on referendums.

The short video featured pro-parks testimonials from a range of community figures. There was no criticism in the video about the proposed tax increase.

Public information officer Jayne Kirkpatrick decided to remove the video after a reporter asked about its presence on an informational page about the borrowing.


Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com

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