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Proposed $250 Million Blight Removal Bond Fails in Detroit

The Detroit City Council dealt a blow to Mayor Mike Duggan by rejecting the mayor's signature blight reduction proposal.
November 20, 2019, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"One day after hundreds of residents voiced their concerns, the Detroit City Council voted down a $250 million bond proposal Tuesday to tear down thousands of homes across the city through 2025," reports Kat Stafford.

Detroit's blight removal program is under scrutiny after the city's Auditor General released a report earlier this month, finding evidence of mismanagement.

Quotes and details from the council debate and public commentary leading up to the vote are included in the source article.

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Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Detroit Free Press
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