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bamarep
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Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
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A panel of national and local experts, comprised mostly of African-Americans, lambasted Chicago city officials in a meeting Wednesday night for how they have worked closely with the Obama Foundation to build the Obama Presidential Center on public land despite criticism and serious concerns from representatives of the South Side neighborhood. "You have all this talk about collusion between Trump and Russia, right? To me, that sounds like collusion between the city and the university, and we see the same thing happening in relation to this," one of the panelists, Jawanza Malone, executive director of the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization, said.



A detailed list of their concerns with President Obama's response:


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1. Despite receiving invitations to attend and participate in the discussion, no one from the Obama Foundation, city of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, the park district, or University of Chicago chose to attend the meeting


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2. The Obama Foundation has refused to sign a Community Benefits Agreement, which Mitchell said would put in "writing the many glowing promises that protect low-income residents from eviction and higher rents." The idea of a CBA was "declared out of bounds with a promise that the Obama administration would do even better than such an agreement."


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3. In the early planning stages for the center, which was rolled out in 2014 as a plan for a library, the Obama Foundation did hold community meetings, but Mitchell said they were "more like marketing exercises, sometimes like pep rallies, featuring glossy PowerPoints, but relatively few opportunities for open public discussion. Instead, we were given breakout groups, which fragment the public and questionnaires that reduce the public to statistical interest groups." Mitchell added that on the "rare occasions when an open discussion was allowed, questions were too often or evaded."


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4. What started as a presidential library that would be overseen by the National Archives quickly turned into a privately run operation that saw other private entities try to get a piece of the deal.


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5. The Obama Foundation is being planned at Jackson Park, a 20-acre space of public land that is one of the oldest parks in the country. "The University of Chicago’s bid called for the confiscation of parkland at either Jackson Park or Washington Park — land held in public trust.


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6. Despite there being large plots of private land available in other parts of the South Side and other universities that have offered to sell land, the foundation has stuck with UC's backroom deal, the details of which are not available to the community. Other possible places for the center include city-owned land across the street from Washington Park,


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7. The University of Chicago's winning bid to put the center in Jackson Park has never been made public to this day. Panelists are concerned with the university's "land-banking" in recent years, buying millions of dollars of property around the neighborhood since 2014 in what some said is an effort to have real estate they can cash in on once the center prompts gentrification and spikes real estate values in the area.


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8. "University of Chicago, Mayor Emmanuel, the Chicago Park Board, the Obama Foundation, and others have set a bad, and frankly, dangerous precedent by taking park land held in public trust for the center," warned Birnbaum.


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9. Neither the Obama Foundation nor the University of Chicago have released a schedule of the Environmental Protection Agency's approval process under the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.


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10. The center's planners have yet to prove how it would stimulate the local economy without doing more damage to it. "If we're gonna take tax dollars, whatever amount it is, we should first of all know — are we aware that the process has a return-on-investment analysis? These are all reasonable questions. Is there parity in the process?" asked Naomi Davis, founder of Blacks in Green and Bronzeville Regional Collective in Chicago.


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1. The University of Chicago in 2013 retained the Anderson Economic Group to determine the potential economic impact of a presidential library and museum on the Windy City's South Side. That report was never publicly released. In addition, a study by Deloitte cited $3.1 billion in business during construction and the first decade the center is open, but did not address hyper-local concerns.


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12. Property values in the South Side have already started to jump at the news that the center could be opening there. "Woodlawn had the third-highest increase in property value in the entire country. Take every neighborhood in every city in every state in this country and Woodlawn, a community that's been ignored for generations, came in No. 3. Now what changed last year from all the previous years is why we're here talking today. That announcement drove real estate speculation through the roof," Malone said. "When asked about this, the mayor of the city, Rahm Emanuel ... said that it was a sign of good things to come. So the question that immediately came to mind was 'Good things to come for who?' The median household income for Woodlawn is [approximately] $25,700. Nearly 80 percent of the population is comprised of renters ... Rents are going to increase and so some of the most vulnerable people of our city are going to be forced to leave Woodlawn in search of affordable housing," he added.


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13. Those who are concerned or not concerned with the project cannot "simply trust" the former community organizer to protect Chicago's poor black communities from gentrification, said Barbara Ransby, professor of African-American, gender, women, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "It's not our job to say, 'Whoever's in charge ... whoever is going to guarantee x, y, and z in our community.' To say that we cannot demand from a black president, if we have to demand from a black president who served black people, that should not be seen as insulting from anybody,"


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You bunch of blithering idiot lemmings on the left actually think this lanky legged con man gives two fricks about poor black people? That shite is hilarious.

Talk about fricking buyers remorse!!!!

Who wants to give me a ban bet that it's mostly baws of ole fricknuts that ends up gobbling up most of the property around the Social Justice Hall of Fame like Barry gobbled on Reggie? Anyone? Place your bets.
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Wolfhound45
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bamarep


PsychTiger
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
They seem pretty upset with the Democrats they voted for, yet none of them will vote any different the next time around.


bamarep
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
ok so who changed my title?


Wolfhound45
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ok so who changed my title?
I am not an admin

(Though I would not turn down the job if offered)


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olddawg26
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
What’s the real reason you hate him so bad lol


JakeScott
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
You think you hate him now, just wait 10 years
World renowned rockstar


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TigerMyth36
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
Hell, I give him credit for not signing the Community Benefits Agreement. Seems like Pres O gonna get him a piece of the action now. He wants them Clinton dollars.


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IceTiger
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
This really isnt that big of a deal considering he used the weight of the US fed to spy on Americans...

Ex POTUS Steamrolls some poors...
News at 11
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AbuTheMonkey
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
It really is bull shite that the foundation is taking 20 fricking acres right in the middle of one of the last really nice parks on the Southside.

For those unaware, Jackson Park used to be (still is, in some ways) like the Lincoln Park of the Southside. Washington Park could really use the boost, too.

This has been a clusterfrick from the get go. There is a little part of me that gets a kick out of seeing the unapologetically capitalist U of C throwing their money around like that, though.


bamarep
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What’s the real reason you hate him so bad lol



I do not hate him. I don't care enough about him to hate him. I've actually stated countless times I think he'd be fun to have a beer with.

That however doesn't change the fact that he's the biggest fraud in US political history. An amateur in every way he could be an amateur. The fact that idiots on the left put him up on this pedestal like the he's the second coming is laughable. He's a two bit thug con man, nothing more.


bamarep
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This has been a clusterfrick from the get go.



Please name something he's touched since the world because aware he existed that wasn't a clusterfrick.


I'll sit over here and hang out while you look.

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Cruiserhog
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bamarep


holy wall of news cycle desperation and whatabout deflection.


bamarep
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
Look y'all, the first Obama lap licker has shown up to deflect on the content of the article by saying I'm..................................................................................wait for it.....................................................




Deflecting


you idiots get more pathetic every day.


Personally, I could give two shits about:


Stormy (I'd ball the bitch too)

Cohn resigning

Tariffs

Backchannels

and ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL of the other laughable bull shite that you idiots have thrown on the wall.



IT STILL DON'T CHANGE THE FACT YOUR BOI IS A frickING TWO BIT AMATEUR!!!!


56lsu
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
couldn't prove that by all the vile spewing from your mouth. who do you hate worse him or Hillary.


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BuckeyesAndBulldogs
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
Don’t understand the continued obsession with Obama. Trump is your president now.


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Man4others
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What’s the real reason you hate him so bad lol



Cancelling my Family’s perfectly good HC plan and replacing it with something that cost $700 more per month


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idlewatcher
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They seem pretty upset with the Democrats they voted for, yet none of them will vote any different the next time around.


Yup, frick them then. Can't help stupid unfortunately.


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Cruiserhog
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bamarep
melty mcmeltyface


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Navytiger74
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re: Concerned Chicagoans present list of issues regarding obvious collusion by Obama
Bunch of hoodrats, agitators, and environmentalists looking for a kickback.

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