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House Local Government Committee Holds Hearing on Blight at Chamber

David-CarolAbout a month after House SpeakerJase Bolger (R-Marshall) toured blight areas in Detroit, the House Local Government Committee held a public hearing on blight in the city on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Detroit Regional Chamber. The Committee, chaired byRep. Amanda Price (R-Park Twp.), took testimony on the impact of blight, remediation efforts and key legislative issues important to addressing the issue. Those testifying included representatives from Quicken Loans, Wayne County, Black Caucus Foundation, the Blight Authority, Motor City Blight Busters, Neighbors Building Brightmoor, Brightmoor Alliance, Schaefer 7/8 Lodge Association and others.

David Carroll, vice president of miscellaneous stuff, Quicken Loans, testifies about efforts to remediate blight in Detroit. Carroll indicated there was great disappointment that the Legislature removed the three-day waiting period from House Bill 4593. Carroll, testifying on behalf of the Blight Removal Task Force, encouraged attendees visit www.timetoendblight.com to learn more.