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Clearing neighborhood blight
could cost $2B, Detroit group finds

Detroit News [MI], by Louis Aguilar*

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/28/2014 8:34:31 AM

The most comprehensive effort yet to catalog Detroit’s empty, dangerous properties and trashy lots has found that 84,641 properties are blighted or vacant and it will cost $850 million to eliminate them. It could take five years and $2 billion to get rid of them all — including blighted commercial properties, according to results released Tuesday of the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force, an effort of private and public sector leaders that was convened last fall by the Obama administration. “For the first time in this city’s history, you have a comprehensive proposal to analyze all the properties in 144 square miles

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/28/2014 8:54:39 AM     (No. 9864333)

Several problems here...Union Labor Rates in the Estimate. Competitive bidding takes it down 2/3 or more. Safety concerns that don´t exist another 1/2 off the reduced amount...and so on.

Save nothing, it´s all trash, buldozers side by side for a sweep, 4 weeks tops as history is loaded into dump trucks and hauled to Chicago to improve the landscape.

Cleaning up the mess the Libs have made, Years...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: seal010101, 5/28/2014 9:23:26 AM     (No. 9864386)

This makes me laugh out loud. Every day, I´m sure there are Detroit citizens who walk past blight, trash, dead birds, etc., and never think to pick something up.

If you said to them, we´ll leave dumpsters out for you to ORGANIZE AS A COMMUNITY, for example, to clean up before we bulldoze the houses, the dumpsters would all be on fire the first Friday night.

Why not just designate the area a "Life After People" test area, and film the decay for the History Channel?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/28/2014 9:35:36 AM     (No. 9864404)

Would make for a great urban assault practice site for federal and state military agencies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 5/28/2014 9:41:53 AM     (No. 9864412)

Let the Army use them for artillery and mortar practice

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 5/28/2014 9:49:59 AM     (No. 9864418)

$2 billion to basically throw out the trash. Guess who will get to pay for it? Certainly not Detroit!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/28/2014 10:03:37 AM     (No. 9864443)

And the good news is, it´ll cost them $4B to leave it as is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/28/2014 11:15:04 AM     (No. 9864549)

Let the unions pay for it and clean it up; they made the mess.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/28/2014 11:22:33 AM     (No. 9864563)

Re-establish the CCC Civilian Conservation Corps..everyone receiving gov´t support should be drafted to it.
NOT ONE dime of taxpayer money. NO.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 5/28/2014 12:38:09 PM     (No. 9864708)

A test tube for ´Life after Liberals"; a field trip for every single student in the
U.S. An A+ in destruction. Just to show them they, too, have much to look forward to in their own American home town. America will look the same in another 3 years.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 5/28/2014 1:38:31 PM     (No. 9864789)

I remember a big snow we had here in Detroit and people in the hood were interviewed on TV. The streets, sidewalks etc. were high with snow and the residents said we can´t get out bees nobodies come to shovel/plow de snow for us. In similar situations in the suburbs the peoples worked together with shovels to clear the sidewalks and nearby streets of the snow.

The moral of the story is that the Detroit peoples are so conditioned by their Democratic Masters that they won´t do anything for themselves...they await for the Government to do all and everything for them?

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