Is Philadelphia Blight Plan Worth The Debt: NO

Op-ed Columnist Mark Alan Hughes debates his colleague Elmer Smith on the merits of Philadelphia's new $300 Neighborhood Transformation Initiative.
March 4, 2002, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The Mayor's new program will end up being like a CDBG grant that must be paid back. It's worse than asking orphans to build their orphanages--it's like asking the orphans to mortgage the orphanage, so that when they grow up they can move into debtors prison.

Thanks to Mark Alan Hughes

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Published on Friday, March 1, 2002 in The Philadelphia Daily News
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