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HB 5232: A Detroit Demolition, or Not?

If enacted, HB 5232 eliminates our greatest tool in halting impending demolition in the 11th hour. Here is the kicker, and why I believe Afendoulis is jamming this legislation through: relevant to the proposed Cass Park District which threatens Ilitch’s right to demo the aforementioned three buildings, under HB 5232, creating the new Cass Park Historic District would require not only enactment by the City Council but a majority approval by vote in the next public election, a delay that would afford the Ilitch demolition team plenty of time.

January 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Goats and Governance in Detroit: Mark Spitznagel Meets a Trend He Can’t Trade

Authors Note: An edited version of this piece now appears on the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kotting/goats-gatsbys-and-governa_b_5479737.html N.K Financier Mark Spitznagel thought he had a good idea.  A hedge fund administrator … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

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