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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-10 04:18 AM
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124. It's nice that you "favor" that, but that's not what's happening.
The announced plan is to condemn people's homes & pay them 125% of market value.

Which, for the median home in detroit, is right under $10K.

Why don't you go talk to the mayor about your concerns?

Because they're already getting ready to fight the legal challenges they know will follow. Which tells me they don't give a damn about what happens to those people, they want to get off cheap.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/02/is_...


"Local eminent domain attorney Alan Ackerman says Mayor Dave Bing's ambitious plan to demolish blighted properties and relocate residents from desolate to stable neighborhoods is not only constitutional, it is necessary...

The city would be required to pay homeowners 125 percent of their home's value, give them time to move and provide other relocation benefits.

Bing expects legal challenges, and while Ackerman believes the plan is constitutionally sound, he said the state legislature could step in if necessary...."

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