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Lakewood Loses, Homeowners Win


Preliminary returns, pending a recount, show voters in Lakewood, Ohio, narrowly defeated the city’s “redevelopment” plan which called for bulldozing an entire neighborhood and building high-end condos and shopping. While the slim tally may be reversed, the vote shows many Lakewood residents are uncomfortable with using eminent domain to force longstanding residents from their homes. Lakewood Mayor Madelaine Cain, an avid proponent of the plan, was soundly defeated as well.


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