Posted on March 10, 2009
City not involved in family eviction
Artist and blogger Annie Wilkinson was understandably indignant last week when she was told her rental duplex was up for sale and her family faced with eviction. She was particularly angry because she believed the home was city-owned, a bitter irony, if true, given this council’s commitment to fight homelessness.
The eviction may be real, but not the city’s role. I was invited to contact Wilkinson and her partner Matt by a friend of theirs, who saw her blog posting recycled on a website that works full time against Mayor Gregor Robertson. I did so, did some further checking once I had the address, and discovered that the home is not owned by the city at all. I’ve left my number in case I can be of any assistance.