ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Mayor Ed Pawlowski told the Allentown, Pa., City Council that without a 50-year, $220 million agreement to lease its water and sewer system to the Lehigh County Authority, “we’ll be just another Pennsylvania city making ugly headlines.”

“We should not allow our city to become another Harrisburg or Scranton or worse, even Stockton, California,” Pawlowski said at a council meeting Wednesday night that lasted five and-a-half hours.

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