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Free the land

Detroit respects the urgency of serious interest in reforming and cultivating useful land. In lieu of holding to a standard market rate for prime land, it chose to give further incentive by selling land to a wealthy bidder for $.08 a square foot. At the time, this writer felt it a great injustice to the citizens of Detroit. As it was released, it has now set a precedent that serious interest with earnest pl ...

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Resisting the EM

As Rick Snyder campaigns for his second term, people are bombarded with images of the “can do” governor. One image we won’t see is Gov. Snyder meeting with the Detroit elected Board of Education. If the governor had his way, the elected board would pack up and get out of town. That is because the Detroit elected school board has been persistent in its resistance to the emergency manager and to the destructi ...

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