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Kaffer: Duggan's $250M blight-removal plan doesn't address Detroit's underlying issues

A $250-million budget to combat blight. That’s what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is hoping voters will approve. He wants a measure on the March 2020 ballot that would authorize the city to sell municipal bonds to cover the tab.

The city has already torn down about 19,000 structures using federal dollars. Under Duggan's plan, another 20,000 would come down by mid-2025.

Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer joined Michigan Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou to talk about the mayor's plan. Kaffer also wrote about it in a column titled, "Mayor Duggan, your $250M plan to end blight isn't going to work."

You can find more of Kaffer's writing at the Free Press opinion page and follow her on Twitter @NancyKaffer

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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