On October 17th, 0ver 175 people came out to rally to Take Back Springfield. Bank of America & the Mass Bankers Association are attempting to sue the city for the landmark anti-foreclosure ordinances passed in August. Palmer Renewable Energy is attempting to build an air-polluting bio-mass plant even though the city council revoked their permit in June!
The people of Springfield came out to make it clear that Springfield is OUR CITY! We need policies and plans that put PEOPLE FIRST! We need to END ALL NO-FAULT EVICTIONS AFTER FORECLOSURE BY:
- Accepting Rent or Selling Back at the Current Market Value to the former owner or tenant
- Avoid the foreclosure by modifying mortgages with principal reduction to the CURRENT MARKET VALUE!