*Detroit Mayor: Giving Free Houses To Public Servants*

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    1. Somethings fishy in Detroit when the Mayor is set to give away houses.
    2. Nearly, he wants a $1,000.00 bucks for a renovated house, within the city.
    3. Cops and firefighters are being led with the *house carrot*.
    4. Seems not many live within the city, and the Mayor wants them to come back, because he don't feel safe I guess.
    5. Seems when he goes out to get his news paper, he can't sling a dead cat without hitting some Muslim praying on a prayer rug facing east.
    6. Is this legal for him to give away housing?
    7. I think there's more to this story than we are getting from the Mayor.
    8. Check it out:Mayor Pushing Police To Live In Detroit CBS Detroit



    "These brave women and men already work in the city of Detroit — and now, Mayor Dave Bing wants police officers to live in the city as well.

    Bing has been vocal about his desire to get police officers to move back into the city, and now he’s taking action by announcing a new incentive plan to get them to live where they work.

    Currently, 53 percent of Detroit Police officers commute to work from the suburbs, and Bing says the number is even higher for firefighters.

    As part of a pilot program called “Project 14″ Detroit cops and firefighters who live in the suburbs will be offered renovated homes in the city for as little as $1,000.

    Mayor Bing said this is one step in a plan to revitalize Detroit.

    “Project 14 is one approach that my administration is deploying to take two challenges facing Detroit — public safety and vacant homes — and turn them into an opportunity for neighborhood revitalization,” Mayor Bing said.

    “There are steps that we can and must take today to improve the quality of life for our citizens. That’s why I am announcing Project 14 — an initiative designed to encourage Detroit Police officers to live in the communities in which they serve,” Bing said.

    The project is targeting homes in Detroit’s Boston-Edison and East English Village communities. Bing says funding for the project will come from neighborhood stabilization funding, HUD and partnerships with local banks and credit unions. No tax dollars will be spent.

    In 1999, the state legislature revoked a controversial rule that required Detroit police officers to live in the city."



    9. I wonder if this is for real, can the Mayor actually legally do this?
    10. EDIT: I don't think I used too much of the text from the link, seems we got another wanna modsquad member bucking to get his chance!


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    I actually think the city should sell all their still useable vacant housing for a dollar, let people own the houses because as soon as they are vacant they are striped and burned why leave them empty it makes no sense to me. If you don't live here you don't know how it is.
     
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    1. What city do you live in man?



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    1. Where are all the good people moving too?
    2. Lots of them are coming to, guess where? *TEXAS*.
    3. We got more northerner folks moving in here than you can sling a dead cat at!:lol:
    4. Eventually they move back, always happens.


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    I live outside of Detroit now but I lived there my whole life until 2001 but I'm there almost everyday working and most of my friends are still there and the nieborhoods are crumbling because of all the empty houses better to give them to people then let them be destroyed
     
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    1. Why did you move out and why do you think others are leaving in droves?:confused:



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    Chesswarnow do you know what it is like inside Detroit? I doubt you do, the crime rate is very very high, alot of people work inside the city but live on the outskirts of it in places like Ann Arbor, I don't know if I would even live in Detroit if they gave me a free house, you could come home from work and find your place stripped down.
     
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    I would guess the lack of job ops, high crime rates and poor school system, Jroc can correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    I just heard yesterday that Detroit has a 50% literacy rate, only half of the people can read and understand. What are the Unions doing to help. We have people making $60+ an hour to but hub caps on cars and then sell them to people making $8/hr. It doesn't add up yet the Michigan politicians are stuck in the same rut.

    As for moving to Texas, please please don't, it would be like living in a foreign country. We have people who work for regular wages, crime is low compare to Detroit and the weather is much nicer. You won't like it, stay there.
     

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