Tuesday, January 8, 2008

NIMBYisms' and Drug Treatment Centers

The Baltimore City Council is again considering legislation that would permit live-in drug treatment centers to open in more residential neighborhoods.

Though the same bill has faced opposition from neighborhood groups in the past, Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration is under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice to loosen the city's zoning laws - which critics charge are used to limit the centers - or face a federal lawsuit.
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Do you agree with the city's stance of limiting the number of drug treatment center.
Would you be comfortable having a drug treatment center in your neighborhood even if for the long run the treatment centers would ultimately help improve society?

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