The city of Cumberland, MD wants to bulldoze our neighborhood to build a chain restaurant and a parking lot. But a dozen of us still live here – and our homes are not for sale.
Although some property owners have willingly sold their properties to the city, as is their right, we do not want to move. Our houses are more than structures—they are our homes, and nothing can replace the memories and the love we have created in them.
Our homes are not for sale, but Mayor Brian Grim says that the project is moving forward. He repeatedly says that he doesn’t “intend” to use eminent domain, but that is the only way he is going to get our homes. His intentions are surely not a guarantee that our homes are safe.
We came together to form the Save Our Homes Alliance, dedicated to helping those residents who want to remain in their homes. We oppose the abuse of eminent domain for private development and demand our right to be left alone and to pursue our American Dream.
Mayor Brian K. Grim
Councilwoman Nicole Alt-Myers
Councilman Seth D. Bernard
Councilman David Caporale
Councilman Richard J. Cioni