You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #76: OK, then [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-10 04:22 PM
Response to Reply #65
76. OK, then
I'll put you down as on record in favor of urban decay, inaction and stagnation. But I don't have to be on that side. I want Detroit to recover.

I repeat: I don't see ANY evidence of an attempt to actually force anyone out of their homes. But, imagine you lived in the one occupied house on your street -- and were surrounded by empty lots and burned-out shells of buildings. We have people here in that situation. I think many of them would welcome financial assistance toward moving to an actual neighborhood. I support using my tax dollars to offer that assistance. I want the city to be as generous as it can be.

Not only could such a plan help people stranded in blighted, nearly abandoned areas, it would help me, too, in two main ways:

1) The city cannot afford to maintain city services across its entire land mass, so consolidating the population would help the city's finances a lot. And that's no little thing. Detroit is nearly bankrupt. It also makes sense to do it now, when home prices in even the better parts of the city are extremely depressed and the city has a lot of tax-foreclosed properties on its books.

2) To the extent that some people end up re-settling near me, such a plan could help stabilize my neighborhood. I really don't care if the city ends up giving those folks tax-foreclosed houses for free, if that is what it takes. An occupied house is better than an unoccupied house any day. Let them come.

Again: You really, really should take a first-hand look at the situation here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC