With the exception of Councilor Bagshaw I have lensed each of these candidates at least once, and typically in a situation where they were addressing the perils of home ownership with respect to underwater home ownership or foreclosure. While I was unable to attend last month's City Council hearing on Eminent Domain in which the Council elected to move forward with a comprehensive study, I was able to capture the thoughts of six (6) of the eight (8) candidates at a forum sponsored by Mortgage Movies Journal and the above-referenced colleagues the week prior to election. Note that EMI has now blocked this video but I have another version at the ready.
While there were common themes from all successful candidates last night involving Education and Economic opportunity but of course my focus is strictly on the banks and their ongoing obligation to help homeowners who qualify for the Home Affordable Mortgage Program, as well as addressing their general malfeasance and continued pattern of foreclosing without Standing or without proving themselves to be the Real Party in Interest.
Links, video and more stills forthcoming, and Happy New Year to All.