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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 09:04 PM
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111.  You are mixing 2 different issues
The issue of school closings -- which must take place because the student population has plummeted city-wide - is one thing.

A separate (but related) issue is whether the city can continue to provide services to areas of town where very few houses are left standing and the neighborhoods around them have disappeared. In those cases, I favor offering incentives that would allow them to move to populated areas. In the case of homeowners, that could mean buying their homes for a lot more than market value and helping them move. In the case of renters (which probably would be most of the people affected) that would mean paying their moving expenses and providing any other help they would need. Investor-owned homes should be condemned ad purchased for market value.

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