It has been…
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…since Cumberland officials stole our peace of mind.
City officials in Cumberland, MD want to tear down our entire neighborhood to build a chain restaurant and a parking lot.
But some of us still live here – and our homes are not for sale. Our houses are more than structures—they are our livelihoods. Nothing can replace the memories and the love we have created in them.
We’ve lived in uncertainty for nearly four years since Cumberland first introduced their grand plan to tear down our neighborhood and replace it with a glorified rest stop. Now, the developer says he wants to move forward with their plans and build around us, while the city maintains they want us gone. What does that really mean for us and our homes?
We don’t know. And won’t know so long as the city does not publicly disavow the use of eminent domain.
And, check out our short documentary that tells the story of our homes, why we love them so much, and what the threat of having them taken away feels like.
Please, like and share our video. Urge officials to disavow the use of eminent domain for private development and abandon this project. Only then will our peace of mind be restored.
We came together to form the Save Our Homes Alliance, dedicated to helping those residents who want to remain in their homes. We oppose eminent domain abuse for private development and demand our right to be left alone and to pursue our American Dream.
Tell the Mayor to leave our homes alone for good!
Mayor Raymond M. Morriss
Councilman Eugene Frazier
Councilman Seth D. Bernard
Councilwoman Laurie P. Marchini
Councilman Richard J. Cioni