Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Are you optimistic that the city can reduce its stock of abandoned and vacant properties?

READER POLL

Are you optimistic that the city can reduce its stock of abandoned and vacant properties?

No, the staggering number has stayed high for years
 
  83 (52.9%)
Yes, progress toward setting up a land bank will help dispose of properties
 
  26 (16.6%)
No, abandonment is inevitable due to city population losses since the '50s
 
  41 (26.1%)
Yes, development in many older neighborhoods has created new demand
 
  37 (23.6%)
Total votes = 157


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | WOMEN'S HEALTH Defund agency after latest flap Controversies have plagued Planned Parenthood in the past, but nothing as horrible as the latest ("2d video targets abortion provider," July 22). They receive millions in tax dollars each year to prop up their operations. It's time to write Congress and urge that Planned Parenthood be defunded immediately.
I AM A BIT HOT under the collar at the Rev. Clenard Childress. Tell you why. First, the best way to prevent abortions is to promote a sound sex-education program in the schools and communities and strongly encourage the use of contraception. Second, inste