The poorly run city of Gary, Indiana

The poorly run city of Gary, Indiana

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Ken Zomparelli

Fontana, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2006
I am a construction contractor and in the past several years purchased in excess of 20 + lots and 1 house in Miller Beach. The building city officials are so backwards, racists, and such fools, it is no wonder the city looks like Iraq or the city of New Orleans. Except the city of Gary does not have terrorists or hurricanes, it has a bunch of drunk, lazy, racists, and greedy politicians that are preventing investors like Me from fixing up my properties which is killing the local businesses and keeping property values from rising.
Ken Zomparelli

Fontana, CA

#2 Mar 18, 2006
Since the building department of Gary has refused to grant my building permits, I have since purchased property in Country Club Hills, IL, and Orlando, Florida, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in those towns on the those properties which could have gone to Gary since I had purchased that property first. The building department officials tied me up in court for years and still refused to issue a permit even after fines were paid, they just don't know how to work, not to mention run a town, especially James Craig.
Smart Gary Man

Mountville, PA

#3 Mar 22, 2006
They're selling property by real estate agencies for like 18,000 in Gary now. You should see all the stuff that's being built now.
The casinos got started so easily because they stated after being
built they'll increase jobs in the city by hiring Gary Residents only. Honestly right know will be time to get some franchises not already in the city in there because Gary is murder capital right now.The franchises with money backing it from government grants will still be around making money because of what is stated above & you'll have the city backing because you're trying to lower crime by giving more jobs in a low income area.
Chicago Real Estate Agent

Mountville, PA

#4 Mar 22, 2006
You're really right low income areas mostly refuse private investors because they might go out of business thus the property
was back in the same shape a dump. That's why they sell to franchisees & big companies. Because they have the money to back everything even in slow periods of production & recessions. Meaning that the jobs & the buildings must be permanent for most
investors in those types of areas.
Homey

United States

#5 Mar 24, 2006
I have dealings with the planning dept. also--with mixed reviews. But several years ago the newspapers published salary data on those folk. If I worked as an administrator that long (over 20 yrs) but got the pay those folk get, I might do "poor work---with an attitude" also. It said that administrator only makes $20+grand a year.
Harris

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2006
It's also amazing how much more other people get paid in Gary. If you are 'connected' you will be rewarded, the parks department head (that was indicted and found guilty on federal charges, currently on federal probation for testifying in the conviction in a councilman) makes over 50 grand... she's also the best friend of Scott King's wife.

The lack of pay and the greed of others in the city is why nobody does their job, unless you put something in the 'pie box' for them (Shawshank Redemption reference)
Gary Resident

Mountville, PA

#7 Mar 24, 2006
Now that King is out of office investors might have a better chance of building business that will better the economy & the well being of Gary. Which intern benefits the surrounding towns
of Gary.
john sumpter

Gilberts, IL

#9 Jul 7, 2006
I feel Gary has a great program going and is trying to bring in new businesses to the city if any of you have property for sale that's in need of repairs feel free to call me ! And as far as James Craig goes from my experience he's a man that goes right by the book and to my knowledge has done nothing but try to help someone get something done especially when it comes to improving Gary so if you own property and want to sell it send me an e mail at [email protected]
Johnny Bravo

Gary, IN

#10 Nov 2, 2006
Gary is full of defacation
Paul Brown

Frankfort, IL

#11 Jan 13, 2007
Lets face it! Gary is just a big experiment gone bad! It will never recover they might as well just leave it be, move all the people to IRAQ where they can make a good living.
Matt Rosenthal

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2007
Ken Zomparelli wrote:
Since the building department of Gary has refused to grant my building permits, I have since purchased property in Country Club Hills, IL, and Orlando, Florida, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in those towns on the those properties which could have gone to Gary since I had purchased that property first. The building department officials tied me up in court for years and still refused to issue a permit even after fines were paid, they just don't know how to work, not to mention run a town, especially James Craig.
Hello Ken,I'm a Certified Building Inspector, and I work with a company that buys aproximately 15 -25 properties a month in Gary. I am also and investor my self. If you still own properties in Gary and are interested in washing your hands with them email me at [email protected]
Matt Rosenthal

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2007
To the investor that noted realty trac as a source; do not rely on the info they provide. I used to use them and their information was rarely accurate. They failed to update the info on the site and it would complicate things.
Leave us alone

Crown Point, IN

#14 Feb 9, 2007
You all are just trying to buy up the homes so that you can take our property and give it back to the white folks. You are not fooling all of the homeowners here in Gary. I for one won't sell out the property that is and has been rightfully mine for over 50 years. I'm going to move and keep paying the taxes on my property just like your white counterparts did during the 60's and 70's.
ken gallardo

United States

#15 Feb 10, 2007
Leave us alone wrote:
You all are just trying to buy up the homes so that you can take our property and give it back to the white folks. You are not fooling all of the homeowners here in Gary. I for one won't sell out the property that is and has been rightfully mine for over 50 years. I'm going to move and keep paying the taxes on my property just like your white counterparts did during the 60's and 70's.
we don't give a flying f### if you want to sell your house or your property or not & it's a federal offense to
to be racist during a real estate deal it's called "red lining" & it land you some serious prison time
& get your real estate license pulled & going by what i see you probably don't have one.think about
this a REAL BUSINESSMAN WON'T CARE WHAT SKIN COLOR YOU ARE AS ALONG AS YOU BUY IT FROM THEM!!! but whoever you are Leave Us Alone you are the main reason why Gary won't ever get out of the s### it's
in because you're closed mindnesses & almost retarded sense of business thinking. look at places like chicago,l.a., & ny the main reason why they're
so properous is it's DIVERSITY OF ETHNIC GROUPS & HOW THE CITY CAN CATER TO THE NEEDS OF EVER FINANCIAL GROUP IN EVERY ETHNIC GROUP SO THE CITY ,THE INVESTORS, & THE REAL ESTATE SELLERS KNOWS WHAT TO PUT IN THE CITY & WHERE TO LOCATE THEM. If Gary can use this concept to bring property value up & if
stupid f###s like Leave Us Alone doesn't have enough common sense to realize that you don't have to sell
your property to make money (you can lease out or rent) but it's like i said way they are too many close minded & retard thinking people like Leave Us Alone that won't let the city grow to it's full potential
Leave us alone

Crown Point, IN

#16 Feb 12, 2007
MAYBE IF YOU CRACKHEAD WHITE FOLKS WOULD STOP COMING HERE AND BUYING DRUGS, GARY WOULD BE A PROPEROUS CITY. YOU ALL ARE JUST MAKING THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CITY WORSE. WHEN YOU DO BUY UP ALL THE PROPERTY, ALL YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS RENT IT OUT TO THE DRUG DEALERS AND MESS UP OUR GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS. SO GO F### YOURSELF....OH YEAH...AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL.
GREAT

Franklin, OH

#17 Feb 13, 2007
Leave us alone wrote:
MAYBE IF YOU CRACKHEAD WHITE FOLKS WOULD STOP COMING HERE AND BUYING DRUGS, GARY WOULD BE A PROPEROUS CITY. YOU ALL ARE JUST MAKING THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CITY WORSE. WHEN YOU DO BUY UP ALL THE PROPERTY, ALL YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS RENT IT OUT TO THE DRUG DEALERS AND MESS UP OUR GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS. SO GO F### YOURSELF....OH YEAH...AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL.
I agree with Ken, It's people like you that make trouble with racist slur's,,,, and White people or black is not the problem, the drug dealers are the problem....Some parts of Gary is nice other parts are very trashy, and ran down and no fault but the renters, and the slumlords...

But if you care so much about Gary do something (POSITIVE) And Get off of the computer and get some friends and clean it up!

Easier said than done (uh)!!!!
ken gallardo

United States

#18 Feb 13, 2007
Leave us alone wrote:
MAYBE IF YOU CRACKHEAD WHITE FOLKS WOULD STOP COMING HERE AND BUYING DRUGS, GARY WOULD BE A PROPEROUS CITY. YOU ALL ARE JUST MAKING THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CITY WORSE. WHEN YOU DO BUY UP ALL THE PROPERTY, ALL YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS RENT IT OUT TO THE DRUG DEALERS AND MESS UP OUR GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS. SO GO F### YOURSELF....OH YEAH...AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL.
You really need to spell you fu##ing retard this just gives more proof that people like are really as stupid as they sound.This is how you really spell prosperous this just shows that you really don't know sh#t.Well your next statement I'm Laotoan so I'm not white second is Gary 85% black so if you want to get technical on the issue the whites didn't do it people like you did & it will keep going that way using your approach.This might help also I stay in Miller so this a Gary resident opinions'.Take this into consideration every night in Gary at least 3-5 people die so that just makes your approach to just sell to only Gary residents & blacks stupid. Oh yeah
by the way we are using your approach now are really
getting results ? If Gary know as murder capital it ain't working. This I think is really fun you said
f##k me. Well here is my response you just fucked yourself because I stated the most obvious & proven facts!! There ain't much debating that so F##K YOU you racist, hypocritical,lame,probably smoking crack because he doesn't like change & will lose his sole purpose in life if it's all gone, piece of sh#t!!!
TELLONYOURSELF

Franklin, OH

#19 Feb 14, 2007
Leave us alone wrote:
MAYBE IF YOU CRACKHEAD WHITE FOLKS WOULD STOP COMING HERE AND BUYING DRUGS, GARY WOULD BE A PROPEROUS CITY. YOU ALL ARE JUST MAKING THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CITY WORSE. WHEN YOU DO BUY UP ALL THE PROPERTY, ALL YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS RENT IT OUT TO THE DRUG DEALERS AND MESS UP OUR GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS. SO GO F### YOURSELF....OH YEAH...AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL.
So you are admitting that there are drug dealers in Gary?????
Quess

Rogersville, TN

#20 Feb 14, 2007
To tellonyourself! There are drug dealers and druggies too,but of course you know that!Quit playing the game!You like to play both sides,don't you?
Leave us alone

Crown Point, IN

#21 Feb 15, 2007
ken gallardo wrote:
<quoted text>You really need to spell you fu##ing retard this just gives more proof that people like are really as stupid as they sound.This is how you really spell prosperous this just shows that you really don't know sh#t.Well your next statement I'm Laotoan so I'm not white second is Gary 85% black so if you want to get technical on the issue the whites didn't do it people like you did & it will keep going that way using your approach.This might help also I stay in Miller so this a Gary resident opinions'.Take this into consideration every night in Gary at least 3-5 people die so that just makes your approach to just sell to only Gary residents & blacks stupid. Oh yeah
by the way we are using your approach now are really
getting results ? If Gary know as murder capital it ain't working. This I think is really fun you said
f##k me. Well here is my response you just fucked yourself because I stated the most obvious & proven facts!! There ain't much debating that so F##K YOU you racist, hypocritical,lame,probably smoking crack because he doesn't like change & will lose his sole purpose in life if it's all gone, piece of sh#t!!!
YEAH...LIKE I SAID...LEARN HOW TO SPELL MR. "LAOTOAN"...DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SPELL YOUR OWN DAMN NATIONALITY. TAKE YOUR "SMART" CHING CHONG ASS BACK TO CHINA! WHAT? YOU MAKING MONEY OFF OUR BLACK PEOPLE BY PUTTING UP YOUR NAIL SHOPS AND CHING CHING FOOD RESTAURANTS? SAVE YOUR OWN DAMN COUNTRY. YOU COMMUNIST ASSHOLE! OH YEAH...IT'S SPELLED... "LAOTIAN" STUPID!

LEAVE US ALONE!!!!!!!! YOU DUMB F##K!

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