Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, has repeatedly failed to pay his Detroit property taxes and only made the latest payment following news reports about his dilapidated apartment building.
Bidding ends today on two art-festooned houses and a vacant lot adorned with installations.
Now the city must make a tough decision – take possession of the property or sell it for pennies on the dollar.
Up for bid: Beautiful colonial homes, abandoned factories, gas stations, churches, a hospital, countless boarded-up bungalows and ornate apartment buildings.
While Bing emphasized that his plan included collecting taxes and other debts from businesses, the lion’s share of the money would come from residents who already are paying the highest taxes in the state for inadequate services.