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Tue Jan 7 2014 (Updated 01/11/14)Richmond Battles "Banksters" to Save Homeowners from Foreclosure
Tue Jan 7 2014 (Updated 01/11/14)Banks and Realtors Seek to Block Implementation of Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages
The City of Richmond, California voted to continue its groundbreaking effort to save resident homeowners from foreclosure on December 17, 2013. The Richmond City Council voted 4 to 2 in favor of moving forward with its plan to use its right of eminent domain to protect homeowners and to "prioritize those neighborhoods that have been particularly hard hit by the housing crisis." More than half of homeowner mortgages in Richmond are said to be underwater.
Opponents of the plan seek to block its implementation by relying on the city's charter, which requires a super-majority to invoke eminent domain. The Council is currently divided, with four members supporting Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's plan and three opposing, which is short of a super-majority. Banks and realtors oppose the concept, saying it is unconstitutional and would drive up lending costs in the city.
Before the December 17 Council meeting began, approximately seventy-five supporters of Richmond's initiative rallied in front of Richmond City Hall. Later, at the City Council meeting, a majority of approximately forty speakers spoke in favor of moving forward.
Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted Interrogations (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 30th 5:11 AM
Help Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA #GivingTuesday Monday Nov 28th 9:21 AM
Latinx Worker Coop Coffee Shop in Oakland Seeking Support (1 comment) Sunday Nov 27th 12:01 PM
HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley (8 comments) Sunday Nov 27th 8:56 AM
Berkeley Homeless Ask for Community Support Saturday Nov 26th 3:16 PM
Demand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL (2 comments) Thursday Nov 24th 6:48 PM
National Lawyers Guild Confronts Oakland Police Brutality During Early Anti-Trump Protests (audio) (1 comment) Thursday Nov 24th 3:10 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Wildlife Habitat From Off-road Vehicle Park Expansion Wednesday Nov 23rd 11:58 PM
Contra Costa Citizens For Eucalyptus Trees at Demonstration in Defense of East Bay Forests (4 comments) Tuesday Nov 22nd 12:33 AM
University of California must protect civil rights in the face of Trump’s persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine activists Monday Nov 21st 6:27 PMMore Local News...
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Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election (1 comment) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
As Protests Gain Momentum In Bay Area, Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing His Website Thursday Nov 10th 9:29 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
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This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
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This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
Joleen Brown: Families First and Helping Others is the Key to Native Hoop Magazine Saturday Jun 11th 1:56 PM
Academic Peer Review: Simon Springer and ‘Anarcho-Geography.’ Tuesday Apr 19th 7:01 PMMore Global News...
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"Crisis in Pacifica - our choices for survival" agenda item at the November 19, 2016 KPFA (1 comment) Thursday Dec 1st 4:03 PM
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Why Health Care Should Be a Human Right Tuesday Nov 22nd 4:04 PM
Foul Murder Day Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 22nd 2:16 PM
KPFA UCR Faction Joins With "Save KPFA" To Push Transfer Of Stations To "non-profit" (2 comments) Tuesday Nov 22nd 9:42 AM
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Podesta gang crimes...11-8-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Sunday Nov 13th 9:53 PM
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BART director running for re-election moonlights as Uber driver (1 comment) Monday Oct 31st 9:19 AMOpen Newswire...
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