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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Charlestown residents continue fight to preserve neighborhood"

A July 7th story from Alex Schuman, WHAS11 Louisville, reports:

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) – Crowds waited outside Charlestown City Hall Monday evening with a serious message.

“Demolishing the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood will send a deafening message that the American dream is at risk in Charlestown,” Melinda Haring said.

Haring works for the Institute for Justice out of Arlington, Virginia.

The group specializes in helping neighborhoods like Pleasant Ridge protect themselves from eminent domain.

"They claim that the homes in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood are transcient, temporary, and that people are coming and going. I think this is false. I believe the people who live there believe this to be false."

Community members asked Haring to come with them to a city council meeting to speak on their behalf to Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 31, 2014 09:08 AM
Posted to Indiana Government