Springfield Group calls on Mayor to Implement Anti-Foreclosure Ordinances
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — Dozens of people gathered at city hall in Springfield tonight to call on Mayor Domenic Sarno to implement two anti-foreclosure ordinances.
The city council passed the ordinances two years ago.
Anti-foreclosure advocacy group Springfield No One Leaves says it’s been too long… but Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno says it takes time to implement new ordinances.
“We are calling on the mayor to meet with representatives and residents from ‘Springfield No One Leaves’ and folks who have been affected by foreclosure, and so that the folks who have been affected have a voice in the implementation process,” said Malcom Chu of Springfield No One Leaves.
Mayor Sarno released a statement today on the vacant and foreclosing property ordinance saying, in part:
“The city has just completed the necessary internal operational details for a successful implementation and will bring this important issue before the City Council at their next regularly scheduled meeting on October 21, 2013 for approval.”