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Wayne County Exec. Warren Evans Says It's Time To Change Foreclosure Process

"Rebuild in Motion" was the theme of his State of the County address.

March 15, 2019 - 12:08 am

DEARBORN, Mich. (WWJ) -- Delivering his State of the County Address in front of a packed crowd at the Ford Performing Arts Center Thursday night in Dearborn, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said it's time to make changes in the process of property foreclosures in the county.

He started off talking about how far the county has come financially over the last four years.

“One of the things I’d like more folks to put in perspective is, not only did we as a team accomplish what we’ve accomplished to date, but we did it with about $100 million less every year than we had in 2007," Evans said

With the theme of the address being "Rebuild in Motion," Evans says what’s clear is that the current system is working and that they have to find a better way to deal with the massive number of property foreclosures.

“What I’m committed to doing with the Wayne County Treasurer is to actually sit down with the players that are necessary, certainly that the treasurer thinks are necessary, try to do what we can to carve out some changes to the process that will be beneficial to all of us,” Evans said.

In addition to discussing the home foreclosure process, Evans touched the need to make improvements to mass transit, fix roads and bridges. He also says the county wants to make sure everyone is counted in the upcoming census.