Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An Obama Golf Course Can be In Your Neighborhood

Golf Course used by Obama
Keep the President in Office so you to can have one of these Golf Courses in your neighborhood

 The failures of Cabrini-Green (which was only the most notorious of the city's public housing projects) were widely understood to be attributable to the systemic management malfunctions of the Chicago Housing Authority.

"For too long, they say, it seemed no one would help, not even Allison Davis-- who until January was a Chicagoplanning commission member appointed by Mayor Daley. He's Barack Obama's former boss and business partners with Tony Rezko, who's charged with demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich, among other things." -- Mark Konkol Chicago Sun-Times
FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff takes on an epic challenge of golfing his way from 8 Mile Road to Belle Isle... literally. It's a par 3,168, 18-mile, single hole course. The 46-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning writer carries only four clubs in his bag while facing extraordinary hazards that took years to form. He strokes his way through grassy fields, abandoned houses and crumbling landmarks. The half-way houses on this course are real. On the loop, Charlie interacts with the gallery, capturing the spirit of the people of Detroit. No Mulligans here, you play it as it lies.
He gets a lesson in city golf course etiquette from Deadline Detroit columnist Bill McGraw, who tells Charlie about the 289.6 acre I-94 Industrial Project. This is an area of land that used to be comprised of neighborhoods until the city bought the land to re-purpose it into a place for new industries to build. Instead the area has returned to nature.
Next, the famous abandoned Packard Plant adds several strokes to Charlie's scorecard. If Augusta has "Amen Corner," this course offers the 'Wailing Wall' to where industry used to thrive. Charlie spends more time with the gallery in neighborhoods around the plant, and then it's off to Belle Isle to make a putt.

April 16, 2011 Goodbye to Cabrini Green

The city of Chicago is tearing down the last building still standing at the Cabrini Green Projects. Many regarded this as Chicago's worst public housing project but I believe that reputation was due to Cabrini being so close to affluent neighborhoods. I'm sure the city has plans for this prime piece of real estate so it probably won't became vacant land like the former Robert Taylor Homes

                                                                                                   Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

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Sawyer, Ernest R
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Obama Victory Fund 2012
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 Here we go again:  Tax payer money used as Obama Money

This document presents a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Plan and Project
(hereinafter referred to as the "Plan") pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment
Act (65 ILCS 5/ ll-74.4-1 et seq.) as amended, (the “Act”) for the 40th/State Redevelopment
Project Area (the “Project Area”) located in the City of Chicago, Illinois (the “City”). The
Project Area boundaries are delineated on Figure l, Redevelopment Project Area Boundary Map
in Appendix A and legally described in Appendix B. The Project Area boundaries are generally
40‘h Street on the north, Root Street on the south, South State Street on the east and the Chicago
Rock Island and Pacific Railroad lines on the west.
The majority of the land within the Project Area is owned by the Chicago Housing Authority
(CHA) and comprises Robert Taylor A, a sub-development of The Robert Taylor Homes public
housing complex, which is slated for redevelopment as a new mixed-income community. The
Hartigan School, a Chicago Public School, and an active Chicago fire house are also located
within the Project Area but are situated on land which is being leased from the Chicago Housing

The remaining building that remains of what had comprised the Robert Taylor Homes will be
demolished as part of the revitalization effort. The Plan responds to problem conditions within
the Project Area and reflects a commitment by the City to improve and revitalize the Project

The Plan responds to problem conditions within the Project Area and reflects a commitment by
the City to improve and revitalize the Project Area.
The Plan summarizes the analyses and findings of Ernest R. Sawyer Enterprises, Inc. (hereinafter
referred to as “The Consultant”)

What a Waste Of Money
Click on your state and see for yourself. http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/RecipientReportedDataMap.aspx?State=IN&datasource=recipient

Colorado received 6 Billion in Stimulus and created only 3 thousand jobs

We still live in a slum
Mark Konkol
Chicago Sun-Times

If you're looking for a tiny bag of cocaine on the edge of Old Town, just follow the flashing blue lights to those low-rise apartments on Evergreen and Sedgwick surrounded by half-million dollar condos.

Don't worry about the police cameras. Some helpful drug dealer who hides his dope in the hallway walls of unlocked buildings will certainly lead you out of sight -- to do anything less would be bad for business.

Inside, feel free to smoke your crack and pee in the corners. And if you spot a prostitute, enjoy her in the hallway and leave the condom on the floor.

The drug dealers and thugs at the New Evergreen/Sedgwick Apartments don't mind.
Most of them just "work" there.

But Clara Smith, who the bad guys refer to as the "nosy old bitch" who calls the cops, sure isn't happy about it.

And neither are folks who live in the publicly financed, mixed-income, subsidized housing complex.
They've been screaming about the conditions to the cops, the aldermen, federal housing officials and Urban Property Advisors -- the company that manages the place.

And they say their complaints haven't gotten much of a response from anyone -- not until recently.
Not until raw sewage bubbled up to the electrical outlets in a couple of apartments.

Not until their clout-heavy landlord, Allison Davis, one of Mayor Daley's top allies in the black community, and the property management company run by Davis' son was sued by the city, found liable for building code violations and fined $2,500 on May 31.

Not until federal housing inspectors made an appointment to visit.
Not until a certain reporter started sniffing around the neighborhood.

On a recent stroll through the complex, all the front doors were unlocked because security buzzers don't work. Hallway walls were covered with gang graffiti and pocked with holes. Stained carpets smelled like a urine-Pine-Sol cocktail.

"We can't let little kids in the hallways unattended because we don't know what they'll run into," says Beverly Jackson, who's in her 50s. "They do their drugs. They have their sex. ... We run into the baggies and the condoms."

This is one of those mixed-income complexes that's supposed to keep a gentrifying community diverse. Many people who live there are working folks: bus drivers, department store clerks, school teachers and retirees who pay about $700 a month for one-bedroom apartments in this tony part of town. And they're fed up.

For too long, they say, it seemed no one would help, not even Allison Davis -- who until January was a Chicago planning commission member appointed by Mayor Daley. He's Barack Obama's former boss and business partners with Tony Rezko, who's charged with demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich, among other things. -- Mark KonkolChicago Sun-Times
Obama Land
Your state can give more…..
Not create jobs …. But give more tax money | No not tax money but Obama Money

The City that Obama Built:  Ghettos
A "ghetto" generally means a low-income area with high crime
          Englewood - Southwestern.
Fuller Park - Southwestern.
Grand Boulevard - Southern.
North Lawndale - Western.
Riverdale - Far Southern.
Washington Park - Southern.
Woodlawn - Southern.

Slums are even worse than ghettos, but are generally much more limited in size. Over 1/2 the population is living off welfare or other government assistance, and crime is the highest in the entire city. Only the poorest live here, and even most criminals tend to stick to the ghettos or a bit better, since there's little worth stealing.
1) Hunts point, The Bronx
2) Austin, in Chicago
3) 5th ward in Houston
4) Overtown in Miami
5) East cleveland in area of 100's St Clair and Euclid
6) Watts in LA
7) New York City (lower Bronx), Los Angeles (South Los Angeles), Chicago (Austin/West Side), Houston (Settegast/Fifth Ward), Dallas (South Dallas/Pleasant Grove),

Gary Indiana

RT travels to Gary, IndianaAmerica’s ghost town, one of the most dangerous places in the country that used to boom with industry and is now an urban desert.
’s ghost town is just 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Dubbed a symbol of urban blight by some. Compared to post-evacuation Chernobyl by others.
“It is a sad thing, it really is. Very depressing. When you see something like this in this kind of condition – continuing to age and continuing to fall apart,”
said historian Steve McShane.
RT visited the City Methodist Church. Today, it’s an abandoned shell with rusted ceilings, rotting junk and graffiti.
“When these sorts of sights fall into this kind of disrepair, it’s almost a neglect of one’s own historical soul.”
said McShane.
Built in the 1920s – first a place of worship, later – a community center, it is now at the forefront of Gary’s decline.
Founded by US Steel Corporation in 1906, the town of Gary once boomed with manufacturing jobs. But competition from overseas led to a 90 percent cut in the work force – the one-industry urban centre came crumbling down.

“Once the steel plant suffered it’s loss of 30,000 jobs, that meant that the population would grow smaller, the revenues for the city would go down, and so that accelerated and snowballed,”
said Steve McShane.

Gary’s population has been cut by half, as many fled in search of work . It is now almost exclusively African-American, at over 84 percent. Up to one third are poor in one of the top 10 most dangerous cities in america.

At 29, Allan has had no work for three years.
“There is really no job opportunities out here. It all depends on what you’re looking for too, but still, there is nothing here,”
said the man.  The downtown area is now no-town. The main commercial street – an urban desert.
An Obama Fairway

"A city, its people holding on, waiting for a savior who may not be coming."

Dispatch / December 14, 2009
Slums of Detroit: A Look At The Heart of America’s 2nd Most Deserted City
By Matt Harvey

This first-ring suburb once boasted Chrysler’s headquarters, a Ford assembly plant and 20,000 industrial jobs. Fleeing Detroit taxes, Big Three executives built fancy homes here at the turn of the century. Behind six-foot high brick walls, their mansions lie unheated and crumbling. In 1908, Henry Ford’s assembly line was born here, in a 2.5 million- square-foot complex of reinforced concrete and glass.

For a large share of Americans, the U.S. labor market no longer works as a reliable way to build a stable career and support their families.

This was true before the job losses of the current recession (as of October 2011, the country had 6.3 million fewer jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007). And unless there are structural changes in the economy, it will be true again once the recession has passed.

Down on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder, where too many people who once had middle-income careers now reside, the real value of wages when adjusted for inflation has been declining for years.

One in four jobs does not pay enough to lift a family of four out of poverty. The federal government tries to compensate low-wage workers through programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Without this and other forms of assistance, many more working families would be struggling to put food on the table and pay for housing, utilities, health care, child care, transportation to and from work, and more. Many families are forced to survive by living under a mounting pile of debt.

Boyle Heights
Thursday, March 29, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler
Estrada Courts project
the median household income in Boyle Heights is $33,270 and the neighborhood has an unemployment rate of 17.1%. Less than a third of adults over 25 have a high school diploma.
Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community through programs designed to both alleviate hardship and promote health, personal responsibility, and economic independence. The Department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County
DPSS serves a county of 9.818,506 (US Census 2010) million residents, larger in population than 42 states; an area of 4,083 square miles, encompassing 88 cities; and the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
DPSS has a caseload larger than any other jurisdiction except the States of California and New York and an annual budget of over $3 billion.
DPSS has a budgeted workforce of more than 13,546 (April 2011) and serves the public at 50 local offices located throughout the County.

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
CAPI provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment due to their immigration status. Participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services and/or Food Stamp benefits.
the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Network for a Healthy California (Network) of the California Department of Public Health will continue working to increase food stamp participation in California. In FFY 2011 and FFY 2012, the Access Improvement Plan (AIP) aims to increase Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation in California by at least 29,252 households and 31,784 households, respectively.

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