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The city fathers obliged, raising the money by levying a local sales tax. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Even as yet more fights followed, the city fathers refused to integrate downtown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After all, when the artist was alive the city fathers all but ignored him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The city fathers could hardly go wrong if they tried to create the wonderful garden of this poem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The city fathers took fright at the outcry after two of them were built and brought in other architects to complete the job. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But, stripped of the lavish choreography, the tale of the city fathers' attempts to suppress the wicked goings-on in the city's fleshpots tends to creak. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Faced with housing shortages, mounting debt and a transport crisis, the city fathers came up with a political masterstroke - they changed its name. Times, Sunday Times (2007)City fathers have to choose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was demolished not because it was redundant or impractical but because it did not fit the vision of the car-obsessed city fathers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the mid-1980s city fathers wondered how to create a more balanced economy and their solution was to spend and build. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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