Make Plaintiffs Act to Maintain Proprties by Mike Spano

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Spano_Mike The Aug. 3 Journal News article, "As foreclosures rise, towns step up to maintain vacant properties," highlights the dire situation that the Hudson Valley is experiencing with foreclosed properties.

As your publication previously reported, since 2005, foreclosures in Westchester County rose 104 percent and default filings increased 244 percent to 1,033.  Yonkers and other urban areas were hit especially hard because they were disproportionately targeted for subprime mortgages by predatory lenders.  In addition, as your article mentioned, local governments are burdened with the responsibility of maintaining the properties that become vacant, expenses that are ultimately and unfairly passed down to taxpayers.  This needs to stop.

That's why I sponsored legislation that has passed the state Assembly and awaits Senate action that would require the plaintiff in a foreclosure proceeding to keep the property in a safe and habitable condition until it is sold (A.8917-A).  Holding financial institutions that initiate foreclosures responsible for maintaining the properties will help keep our families safe, preserve the value of our homes and help our community survive the effects of the mortgage crisis.

Mike Spano
Yonkers, NY

The author is the New York State Assemblyman representing the 93rd District.
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  1. My guess is that Lilian is a paid operative of some radical left wing organization such as NOW or the Rainbow Coalition, who have their sights set on good old conservative Yonkers.
    In their view, the whole world should became like Obama’s world – as far from old fashioned judeo christian principles as possible.
    Their best hope is to establish a stealth campaign behind a political whorish family such as the Spanos and make it sound like the mainstream now believes in, for example, same sex marriage, gay rights, abortion on demand and partial birth abortion.
    Let’s not forget that Nick Spano was the keynote speaker at the NYS Rainbow coalition lobbyists convention for several years in Albany. That was pushed under the rug by the local media, which in itself wishes for the degredent society.
    Let’s hope that the people of Yonkers hang tough as they always have and send the figurative Lillian and her coalitions packing.
    Yeah, I know. The comeback will be that the writer suffers from some conspiracy theory complex.
    If the hypothesis is correct – that the people of Yonkers do not want politicians like the Spanos who support same sex marriage, then the only belief that one can have is that there MAY BE an organized effort to change that.
    In actuality the radical liberals suffer from a complex of need to eradicate the remnants of decency and morality. They are the intolerant ones.
    Lillian gave herself away when she wrote
    “I am thoroughly confused about how his decision to switch parties or his vote on gay marriage changes how deeply he is invested in Yonkers.” -Obviously a ultra left liberal who’s glad hat Mike Spano switched.
    We’re glad too because he was never a true Republican or Conservative
    None of the Spanos can be invested in Yonkers or their faith (we hear they are practicing Catholics) if they lend any support, at all, to same sex marriage or partial birth abortion.
    Lillian, if you are who we think you are, please go away and leave this City alone.

  2. Dear Lil,
    Mike Spano IS NOT Yonkers.
    I’m a lifer and for more years than this pandering young man and his opportunistic family.
    They care more about winning and having power than principles and moral decency.
    Yonkers IS NOT in favor of same sex marriage, for example, ergo MS is not ( as you say) Yonkers.
    This will be proven out in the next election. I’m talking about his re-election effort to the assembly where he WILL be called tyo task about his outrageous positions of issues related to family values and moral decency.
    I don’t know if you are an import. If so welcome to Yonkers but rest assured you do not posess or represent the mainstream thinking of the people of the City.
    You and Mikey will find this out to be true, next year.

  3. “Say No to Mikey,” please don’t down play my level of intellect or knowledge of government and politics by writing me off as a nice lady.
    Day after day, Mike Spano gives back to the community and pushes for important legislation to help people, such as those who have health complications due to their heroism in 9/11. He CARES about doing what is right for Yonkers because it is where he was born and raised, and now where he chooses to raise his family.
    I am thoroughly confused about how his decision to switch parties or his vote on gay marriage changes how deeply he is invested in Yonkers.
    Writing Mike Spano off as “too dumb” because you don’t agree with his social views is a little ridiculous.
    Mike Spano IS Yonkers, and will be what this City needs in 2011.

  4. FLEMMING IS AN ASS! I HOPE HE RUNS JUST SO I CAN BEAT HIM UP AND CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIM.
    IT WILL BE ANOTHER ONE OF PHIL’S TERRIBLE DECISIONS TO PUT FLEMMING UP. AND WE KNOW REGAN WILL NOT PUT HIMSELF THOUGH THE HORROR.
    GO MIKEY GO!!!
    FLEMMING IS NOT A YONKERS GUY!!! NEVER WILL BE… EVER. WANNABE… GO BACK TO THE BRONX AND TOUT YOUR “I’M A COOL TOUGH BRONX GUY BS…” JACKASS.

  5. The nay-sayers keep calling Mike Spano names while he keeps doing his job. Day after day, he delivers for his people. Thank you Assemblyman. You are going to be an outstanding Mayor of Yonkers.
    I hope that Fleming runs against Mike Spano for Mayor. Fleming cannot form sentences let alone shadow Mike’s productivity. Fleming talks tough on the blogs under multiple screen names, but in person he is a putz. Yonkers’ future is very bright with Mike Spano on the horizon.

  6. Lillian, you may be a nice lady but please understand that Mike is just too dumb to be Mayor of Yonkers.
    Maybe you love him and that’s great but that won’t make him Mayor.
    Actually, he’s a lousy Assemblyman, a turncoat to the Republican party and he supports same sex marriage and partial birth abortion and he doesn’t give a damn about how high our taxes are.
    He just wants to be loved by people by you who would probably love him if he were an ax murderer.
    He’s just too dumb.

  7. Why not just require that any property in foreclosure be demolished immediately so that it doesn’t look bad.
    Good idea, Mike?
    Can I get a job writing legislation for you?

  8. The old English Common Law remedy of Foreclosure against delinquent mortgagors has been around for centuries.
    It has been well reasoned in Jurisprudence and the rights, liabilities and equities of all parties affected by a foreclosure have ben adjudicated by the Courts and Legislatures since the midle ages.
    It is a remedy which has served well. Lenders and tenants are protected and the defaulting mortgagor is dealt with in proper fashion.
    After these hundreds if not thousands of years, ALONG COMES MIKE SPANO.
    He thinks he knows better than this extensive body of law and that he’s smart enough to fix this age old remedy, even though it doesn’t need fixing.
    His suggestion violates possessory rights of both mortgagor and tenants in possession. He would overturn millenia of rock solid judicial precedent.
    All of this because he needed to put out another press release.
    These Spanos are truly unsophisticated and of low intellect. God help us should they advance.

  9. Nice Mike,
    Make the banks pay as of when?
    When they file or when they take possession.
    Most of the time the propereties are gutted by the outgoing owners. Shouldn’t they have to pay for leaving an unsafe property behind?

  10. JOHN J. FLEMMING YOUR NEXT YONKERS MAYOR..JOHN WILL BE OPENING HIS CAMPAIGN OFFICE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS..PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER…THANKS

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