Blight battle in Bridgeport

Apr 25, 2014 Full story: Connecticut Post 11

Shuttered factories and foreclosed or absentee-landlord owned homes are common targets of the city's aggressive anti-blight initiative.

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#1 Apr 25, 2014
Knock everything and start over.

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#2 Apr 26, 2014
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Knock everything and start over.
That definitely won't work. Give all bridgeport citizens a brain transplant and lance the democrats in town. That is what's needed.
CTM

Southbury, CT

#3 Apr 26, 2014
Blight. The new political term for illegal land grab.
America Gentleman Samuel

Wallingford, CT

#4 Apr 26, 2014
They should see my apartment. Those factories would look like mansions of the rich and famous

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#6 Apr 26, 2014
CTM wrote:
Blight. The new political term for illegal land grab.
CTM, you are so right. They have increasingly done that in many towns, but it's probably going to be such an abuse in bridgeport. Just today I drove down boston avenue, I saw a cute little brick postwar house on the corner of Goddard and Boston Ave. I think that was the corner. It had the 'condemned' stuff spray painted on the side of the house. I'm looking at this house, and there is no way in hell you could consider it blighted. Pure B.S., and they are engaging in a total fiction and just taking people's private property. Why might they want that house? Maybe to let a store locate there for the taxes?

People say 'well, the owner will be compensated at market rates" Bull Shat, what if the owner doesnt want to sell right now when the market is so bad? It is so unfair, so wrong. And since bridgeport is ground zero for low information voters, it goes on.

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#7 Apr 27, 2014
The city is losing their war against Blight. I blame it on Finch.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#8 Apr 27, 2014
it's true the city does overuse this term. if a home has some green mold on the side of it due to water and heat exposure the city will toss a blight sticker on the home, a simple power wash addresses the issue. some properties do deserve this designation.
yet
many do not.
the dems in the city are using this term to tax, fine and regulate, much like bloomberg did in nyc to compensate for their overspending frenzy.
remember
whenever politicians overspend they need to do something to raise revenue.

Sol

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#9 Apr 27, 2014
Has dinardo paid-up his tax obligations yet?

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#10 Apr 27, 2014
No, and he will.

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#11 Apr 27, 2014
BPT wrote:
it's true the city does overuse this term. if a home has some green mold on the side of it due to water and heat exposure the city will toss a blight sticker on the home, a simple power wash addresses the issue. some properties do deserve this designation.
yet
many do not.
the dems in the city are using this term to tax, fine and regulate, much like bloomberg did in nyc to compensate for their overspending frenzy.
remember
whenever politicians overspend they need to do something to raise revenue.
You're so right- literally a simple powerwash would fix what they are talking about.'Eminent Domain' in our constitution talks about extreme need of a community only. It was never meant for these asshole democrats to steal land from people, for the purpose of getting more taxes for the land. Example: Milford, ct where they seized a Subaru dealership and then resold it to a BMW dealer because BMW dealerships generally return more tax revenue. It's a pretty small leap from there to having politicians simply using local police to rob area banks,'for the children'.

The irony of these dirt-bag libs doing this is that it's often poor black neighborhoods that get seized. Like how they did in Fairfield for the board of Ed, like in New London like they did for Pfizer, and like they did at Steal Point.(I like my spelling of Steel)

This issue just makes me crazy. It's so obviously wrong to take people's land for anything but the most dire need.

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#12 Apr 27, 2014
Sol wrote:
Has dinardo paid-up his tax obligations yet?
No and he never will, because he pay off Finch.

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