Plan Would Help Detroit Boost Safety, Fight Blight

Posted: July 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Should the state government tear down houses near Detroit schools? What do you think?

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he welcomes Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to help stabilize Detroit neighborhoods near city schools.

“Finally the state is now coming around understanding what needs to be done in Detroit,” Bing told reporters Friday. “We don’t have enough funding to do all that needs to be done, but they’re gonna come and help us.”

The governor’s office says the state is working on a plan to help tear down vacant homes and other blighted buildings in Detroit and make the paths to and from city schools safer for students.  The plan will reportedly include fixing street lights and sending in State Police to help fight crime.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said Friday that the plan is a “work in progress” and specifics are expected to be announced later.  She said the state is working with Detroit Public Schools, the city and the private…

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