• Government

    The Truth about the Hantz Farms Proposed Land Sale Contract

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Economics, Government

    The Detroit City Council is considering selling over a thousand of individual residential lots to a suburban Detroit company named Hantz Group Inc. These residential lots are located on the east side of the city adjacent to the Indian Village neighborhood potentially some of the most valuable residential lots in the city. The media, some politicians on city council and some community advocates who are supportive of this sale are claiming that this is a proposal for urban farming and that the product will be trees. However this is not true. This is a no-bid contract to sell city owned land. This is pure land speculation and preferential treatment.

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    Government By Decree

    by  • August 24, 2012 • Contributors, Government

    The consent decree offered by Andy Dillon, state treasurer, and supported by Governor Rick Snyder is an extreme and poor method of governing. The governor and Dillon have announced this decree ahead of their own financial review board. They have circumvented their own process and in doing so have portrayed Mayor Bing as a victim. [...]

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    Did Crittendon give Approval to the Consent Agreement?

    by  • August 23, 2012 • Contributors, Detroit, Government, Legal

    On April first of 2012, Detroit corporation counsel Krystal Crittendon signed an opinion regarding the then drafted of the consent agreement that was requested of her office by the Detroit City Council. In the agreement on page ten, the last paragraph, she states “Although the city may enter into the proposed Agreement, the city council [...]

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