Charter Commission expected to present budget to City Council

Breaking: Detroit City Charter Commission will present their budget to City Council.

We believe The Charter Commission will submit their budget today and possibly present it during Friday’s Executive Sessions. We will keep this page updated. 

Just in from Charter Commissioner Nicole Small: Detroit Charter Commission Budget and Finance Committee will meet April 30, 2020 at 12pm to discuss amending our proposed FY 20-21 budget for City Council’s approval. We will work to appeal to Council not to support Councilman Scott Benson’s proposal to slash our current budget by 70% and replace the Charters independent Counsel with the City’s attorney’s appointed by the Mayor.

Our goal is to consider any potential budget amendments without compromising the work needed to ensure the Citizens have a voice in the revised Charter and that the people will still have access to the revision process. Please join us Thursday, April 30th at 12pm if you have any questions ⬇️

Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/dmp-rugr-vio Join by phone +1 318-814-8301 (PIN: 339959281)

As part of our ongoing monitoring of Detroit City Council and this week’s Executive Sessions we strive to keep our members and supporters aware of important aspect of the Budget Process.

On Monday, Council Member Scott Benson presented proposed revisions to the City Charter Revision Commission’s budget.

Yesterday, Wednesday April 29th, Charter Commission members Carol Weaver, Barbara Wynder and Nicole Small and the Commission’s Corporate Council joined the Executive Session at 10 am.

The Charter Commissioners are expected to return today with their own budget proposal for City Council to discuss and consider.

We at Detroit People’s Platform are concerned about maintaining the separation between the City and the Charter Commission’s mandate to revise the Detroit City Charter.  We do not want the democratic process and the Charter Commissioners  elected by Detroiters undermined with the current COVID-19 crisis used as cover.

We will continue to monitor the City Charter Revision process and Detroit City Council.

“Attend” TODAY’s Detroit City Council Executive Sessions at 10 am and 1 pm on your phone or computer and give public comment

Visit the City Web Page for more details

Detroit City Council will be meeting virtually using a videoconference on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Executive Sessions.

Suspend the rent! Suspend mortgage payments – Take Action Today.

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO PAY YOUR RENT OR MORTGAGE ON APRIL 1ST? 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Millions of us have already lost our income and are trying to figure out how we’ll stay healthy and housed. The coronavirus has swept the U.S. leaving no one’s life untouched. In a widespread act of solidarity, we are exercising physical distancing and, for those of us who have housing, our homes have become sanctuaries protecting us from illness. Yet in the next week, many of us will be unable to pay our rent, utilities or mortgages. Somehow we are still expected to pay rent as if it’s business as usual. It’s not.

That’s why on April 1st people across the country will withhold their rent, utility payments, and mortgages. Not because they want to but because they have to. That’s why NOW is the time for Universal Rent Suspension and to guarantee safe, healthy homes for all people now! 

If you’re wondering how to make ends meet or have legal or financial questions about withholding your rent: Sign up here to learn more about the movement to #CancelTheRent.

Join renters, homeowners, small businesses and more, to demand that our federal and state governments enact an immediate universal rent & mortgage suspension

#CancelTheRent with your co-workers, friends and family – share on social media!

 Detroit People’s Platform demonstrating solidarity during Covid-19

Here at Detroit People’s Platform (DPP) we are demonstrating solidarity by working with our front line social service providers to ensure access to water, housing, expanded food and paid leave for vulnerable families in our neighborhoods.

We continue to hold public officials and those in power accountable for the lack of a social contract that protects and fosters the well being of Majority Black Detroiters. We did so long before the appearance of COVID-19 and will continue to carry this vital work through this crisis and forward.

DPP continues to advance our issue campaigns under the current work circumstances imposed by the State. Please remain connected to us. And yes, we will get on the other side of this.

Peace,
The Detroit People’s Platform Team

Water Shut Off Moratorium and Restoration

Breaking – Last week, Breaking – Last week water activists and advocates penned a letter to Governor Whitmer demanding a moratorium on water shut offs and restoration of service for Detroiters. The letter cited the spread of Covid-19 and the lack of access to water needed to wash hands by thousands of Detroiters.

Today, March 9, 2020, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced a moratorium on water shut offs and the restoration of water service to Detroiters who have been cut off.
 
No credit or accolades should be given to Mayor Mike Duggan or DWSD Director Garry Brown as this water crisis happened on their watch and in spite of consistent and fierce advocacy.
 
We the People of Detroit, Detroit People’s Platform and Roslyn Murray Bouier of Brightmoor Connection Food Pantry want to thank everyone for signing on and standing strong in the face of this inhumane threat to low and no income Detroiters.
 
We lift up this interim win for families living under the burden of water shut offs and high water rates and carry forward the fight for the long term win of water affordability for all Detroit households.
 

“FCA “Chrysler” build a wall on the east side of Detroit” Dexter Gentry, The Wall

Thank you to Mr. Dexter Gentry for permission to publish the full statement referenced in last week’s Detroit Free Press Article.

Detroit’s hulking sound barrier prompts Berlin Wall comparisons

 

Dexter Gentry – The Wall

Dec 28, 2019

I speak these words with no love, no happiness, and much sadness, and with regret.  That they build a wall in Detroit, and build it with no respect.  A wall to keep us separate, a wall of the haves and have-nots, and Detroiters I say again, they builded it with no respect. Closing streets and destroying homes, displacing people living in houses that there families already own. Shutting down bus routes that people depend on and need. Closing their eyes and covering their ears so they  don’t see or hear our pleas. This is just blatant of corporate America, it’s all about money and greed. 

And what about safety and the emergency routes. With the police the fire department and EMS, you are putting people in doubt. 

The president Donald Trump said let’s make America great again. He said build a wall to keep them out, and America will be back again. 

This is not Mexico , China or West Berlin, this is Detroit the “MOTOR CITY”, we do not need a wall to begin. 

To the politicians and the clergyman, black, Hispanic, or white, to all ethnic groups, sisters and my brothers we must unite. FCA “Chrysler”  build a wall on the east side of Detroit and this is our stand and we must fight. Detroit is not a prison, we do not need walls to keep us right. This is our land and we must stay together and unite.  They always gave us promises but maybe it was just a dream, but when you go to the Eastside of Detroit you will see a wall standing big and strong, gray or dull white.  This is a eyesore, in my sight. Brothers and sisters this is “REALITY” this is not just a dream. Corporate America came to our homes, our land, our communities, and build a wall on the east side of Detroit and divided us, what does it really mean ???

Learn More/Media:

Detroit’s hulking sound barrier prompts Berlin Wall comparisons

#Detroit Beniteau Street homes are in line for $15K grants for repairs as part of a community benefits agreement negotiated with the company, but some residents say that falls short when many homes are so damaged. #JusticeForBeniteau #DetroitArtistPower

Detroit mural project outside FCA plant sparks concerns about ‘artwashing’

Over 150 Detroit artists have signed a petition in protest of the mural, saying it would “cover up” injustices

#Detroit Many residents feel the $15,000 grant allocated per household for home repairs is insufficient. “It’s fluff, it does nothing to fix deeper issues in this community. It’s like a bandaid over a bullet wound.” #JusticeForBeniteau #DetroitArtistPower

Just Beniteau Resident demands:  https://detroitpeoplesplatform.org/2020/02/13/just-beniteau-residents-statement-and-demands/
Artist Statement:
https://forms.gle/AX8dJnjMyw8LSNti8
Artists Stand With Residents:
https://detroitpeoplesplatform.org/2020/02/18/fiat-chrysler-and-the-city-announce-detroits-largest-art-project/
Just Beniteau Residents Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/justbeniteauresidents

The State of the City 2020: UNJUST

People’s Response to the State of the City

On February 25, 2020, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan presented his yearly State of the City address. This year he presented to a select, invite only crowd at Flex N Gate. Many in attendance work for the administration. The speech was broadcast live on local news and streamed on the city’s website.

Those who gathered for Detroit People’s Platform’s People’s Response to the State of the City event played Bingo ‘called’ by the Mayor himself. Akin to some drinking games, Bingo Cards were marked when the Mayor said certain words. Close attention was paid to what the Mayor said. The mayor talked about some things but failed to mention others.

The Mayor has historically left out issues and concerns that greatly impact Black Detroiters. In addition to his failure to adequately answer concerns and demands about the $600 million over-taxation or address water shutoffs he failed to mention these important issues: 

The Mayor talked about Community Benefits but failed to mention the need for Amendments to the Community Benefits Ordinance because they would shift power from corporations and developers to neighborhoods and people and he would have to recognize that many of the projects receiving millions of dollars in public tax abatements have been downsized, stalled or scrapped.

The Mayor talked about Affordable Housing failed to mention the Housing Trust Fund because the majority of the money in the fund supports housing options for families that earn $24,000 or less who are threatened by displacement.

The Mayor talked about the need for Regional Transit but didn’t mention our need for a Low-Income Fare because it would force him to recognize the disparity in transportation outside of midtown and downtown.

The Mayor talked about how much Family Matters in Detroit but didn’t talk about funding Head Start because doing so would mean all low income and working black families in Detroit would have access to quality early education.

The Mayor did reveal what we consider a “win” by actually mentioning Black/African American People more than he has ever done in the last 7 years. Typically, the Mayor will talk about One Detroit and opportunity and all but won’t mention race because he would have to address racial equity and economic justice. It’s unfortunate and insulting that in the process of learning how to say the word BLACK, Duggan has also expanded his effort to tokenize black leaders and entrepreneurs while implementing policies that damage the majority of people in the largest Black city in the nation. 

Due to these and other issues that demand justice one again this year the state of the city is UNJUST.

The State of the City 2020: UNJUST

 

 

 

Fiat Chrysler and the City Announce Detroit’s “Largest Art Project”

Fiat Chrysler and the City Announce Detroit’s “Largest Art Project”

Local artists have released a strong statement in response to today’s launch of the City of Detroit and Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) global call for artists to paint “the largest municipal art installation in the city’s history.” The statement, which has quickly gained supporting signatures from prominent Detroit artists, charges that the city and FCA are using art to cover up the negative impacts of Fiat Chrysler’s Eastside expansion.

The artist statement reads; “Fiat Chrysler and The City of Detroit (City Walls and Arts and Culture Office) are attempting to use murals and artists to artwash and cover up the destruction of a neighborhood on the Eastside by the expansion of the Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) Facility.”

What is there to cover-up? The FCA Community Benefits Agreement is a monumental failure that is NOT benefiting many neighbors. 

Economic Injustice

This is a public funded project The most recent dollar amount of public funding and tax incentives requested by FCA are now up to $400 million.  $8.8 Million IN Community benefits is not enough from a global corporation that earned $4.1 billion in 2018.

Land Swaps The FCA project’s associated land “swaps”, like the full extent of public investment, were not revealed until after the NAC signed off on the deal.

Tax Capture/School Funds After completion of the project FCA will pay themselves back for the cost of redeveloping the site by pocketing $93 Million from their employees’ paychecks over 30 years. $34 Million of that would have gone to school funding*.
* https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2019/07/23/fiat-chrysler-mack-avenue-plant-detroit/1803696001/ 

Environmental Injustice

Environmental Racism We are in what the Environmental Protection Agency calls a “non-attainment” area for certain pollutants. That means our air is so toxic that FCA has to reduce emissions elsewhere to increase them here. FCA will be increasing emissions in our 94% black community with high poverty and asthma rates while reducing emissions at a suburban plant in Warren.

Volatile Organic Compounds: The new assembly plant would have the potential to emit 382.5 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) per year. VOCs are a class of chemicals, and are one of the ingredients for the formation of ozone, or “smog.” The VOC emissions from

the new assembly plant would be caused by the new paint shop proposed by Fiat Chrysler.

State Regulator Says Fiat Chrysler Air Quality Plans ‘Fall Short,’ Are ‘Not Acceptable’

WDET – “Fiat Chrysler needed to submit two plans for the upgrades at its Mack Avenue and Jefferson North plants to state regulators by November 30. The plans concern what projects the automaker will initiate to address community concerns related to air quality and air monitoring around the Mack Avenue Assembly Plant. The company’s proposals were deemed “lacking” and “not acceptable,” respectively.”

https://wdet.org/posts/2020/01/28/89149-state-regulator-says-fiat-chrysler-air-quality-plans-fall-short-are-not-acceptable/?fbclid=IwAR2bgK_qAVhyof1kQ2tAGRw2AeanyZaq2ipbrWwGWzGbEKs9aJflIH63LIw

‘Just Beniteau Residents’ fight
for real community benefits

Detroit People’s Platform supports and recognizes the hard work of ‘Just Beniteau Residents’. The group has been meeting frequently since last year to address their unanswered concerns and demands around the public funded Fiat Chrysler expansion.

Many of the residents in the group have lived there since the 1960s. Some are third generation residents. Some have lived there their whole life. They all have a real love for their homes and incredible love for their community. They have been disrespected and dismissed by Mayor Duggan and Fiat Chrysler. 

Just Beniteau Residents have:

  • Held five meetings and meet frequently.
  • Supported Press Conferences on the street with US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Senator Stephanie Chang.
  • Supported surveys and petitions on air quality sent to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE)
  • Met with Mayor Duggan on Jan 6, 2020. The Mayor was dismissive and disrespectful. 
  • Created a Statement and Demands. 
  • Presented Demands to the Legislative Policy Division on Jan 30, 2020.

The Just Beniteau Residents group represents the majority of people who live on our street. We believe that Beniteau Residents have been violated by the City and Fiat Chrysler through the Community Benefits process.

  • The Neighborhood Advisory Council did not represent us or respond to our needs.
  • The projects impact on our health and quality of life were not given priority.
  • It’s worse than they said it would be and getting even worse every day.
  • We need More Money. 
  • We want the program expanded to reflect number of units in multifamily buildings.
  • We want to be treated with respect.
  • We want the city and FCA to Fix Beniteau First!

For Beniteau residents this process has been nothing but legal trickery used by people who think we can be walked over and dismissed. The Fiat Chrysler Community Benefits ­not benefiting in any way. Just Beniteau Residents demand that Detroit City Council work to change this for us and to stop this from happening to other Detroiters.

Read the full list of demands with details.

 

Download and print the “Artists Stand With Residents” Info-Poster
ARTwashPoster

 

Press Release: Artists Demand Neighborhood Concerns be Addressed not Painted Over by Fiat Chrysler “Art Project”

For Immediate Release
Feb. 18, 2020

Artist Contact:
Halima Cassells
queen.afi@gmail.com
313-801-5628

Resident Contact:
Gregg Newsom
gregg@detroitpeoplesplatform.org
313-338-9396

Artists Demand Neighborhood Concerns be Addressed not Painted Over by Fiat Chrysler “Art Project”
Funding needed for home repair, not for artists who aren’t necessarily residents

DETROIT— Local artists have released a strong statement in response to the launch of the City of Detroit and Fiat Chrysler’s (FCA) global call for artists to paint “the largest municipal art installation in the city’s history.” The statement, which has quickly gained supporting signatures from prominent Detroit artists, charges that the city and FCA are using art to cover up the negative impacts of Fiat Chrysler’s Eastside expansion.

The artist statementreads; “Fiat Chrysler and The City of Detroit (City Walls and Arts and Culture Office) are attempting to use murals and artists to artwash and cover up the destruction of a neighborhood on the Eastside by the expansion of the Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) Facility.”

Sydney G. James, an international fine art muralist from Detroit’s Conant Gardens, said she signed the statement because, “I recognize that muralists and street artists are often used as weapons of mass gentrification. I make it a point to truly engage community wherever I work. And my work is reflective of community. Corporations and developers need to be conscious of the people, and these neighbors deserve to be treated with respect and have their voices heard, and needs met.”

In February of 2019, FCA announced the expansion of the Mack Ave. and Jefferson North plants. This privately-owned mega-project will receive over $400 million in public funds and incentives over the next 30 years. The scale of public investment in the project triggered the city’s Community Benefits Ordinance.

As part of the FCA CBA the residents who live closest to FCA’s new assembly line and paint plant have been given priority to apply for $15,000 in home repair grants, which residents have found is not enough to cover the repairs needed or additional damage to homes from nearby construction.

“I just had new windows installed and now, after all the pounding from the construction they no longer seal up” shared Victoria Thomas, who now lives in the morning shadow of the plant.

Last month, on January 30, 2020, at a meeting on the Community Benefits Ordinance hosted by the Legislative Policy Division (LPD), residents from the street closest to the project presented a list of demands. The “Just Beniteau Residents” demands call on the city and FCA to do what it will take to make residents homes safe to breathe and live in and to address the extensive damage being done to homes during construction.

“This process has been nothing but legal trickery used by people who think we can be walked over and dismissed” said Robert Shobe who has lived on the street for 24 years and wants to stay. He and other Beniteau residents demanded a meeting with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “The Mayor made us feel as though we didn’t matter and didn’t hear us or our legitimate concerns. We appreciate artists supporting us in the fight to be heard by the Mayor and FCA and for this to be made right.”

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Just Beniteau Residents Statement and Demands

Detroit People’s Platform supports the hard work of the Just Beniteau Residents. The group has been meeting frequently since last year to address their unanswered concerns and demands around the public funded Fiat Chrysler expansion.

Many of the residents in the group have lived there since the 1960s. Some are third generation residents. Some have lived there their whole life. They all have a real love for their homes and incredible love for their community. They have been disrespected and dismissed by Mayor Duggan and Fiat Chrysler. 

On January 30, 2020 residents presented these demands through public comment at a meeting hosted by the Legislative Policy Division(LPD) on amendments to the Community Benefits Ordinance. 

‘Just Beniteau Residents’
Statement and Demands, January 28, 2020

The Just Beniteau Residents group represents the majority of people who live on our street. We believe that Beniteau Residents have been violated by the City and Fiat Chrysler through the Community Benefits process.

The Neighborhood Advisory Council did not represent us or respond to our needs. To many of us they seemed to just take what was offered and said it was what we wanted. No one seems to know how they decided on $15,000 a house.

The projects impact on our health and quality of life were not given priority. Even though the city has, and had at the time, a program for Southwest Detroit to fix up homes to make them safe to live in, none of this information was presented to us.

It’s worse than they said it would be and getting even worse every day. Our foundations are being further damaged by the vibrations from construction and increased truck traffic. Windows that were solid before construction are now damaged and won’t seal. The dust is horrible and all this before the new paint plant is putting out increased pollution. It’s bad and these are the things we want to make this right:

We need More Money for Repair or Relocation. $15,000 is not enough to make the repairs to our homes that are needed to make them safe. We want our foundations repaired, new roofs and windows, central air and furnaces, all certified for air quality. There are a few who would consider relocation, if provided enough money to do so successfully, but the great majority of us want to stay.

We want the program expanded to reflect number of units in multifamily buildings. There are multi-family structures, duplexes, on the street and we want resources for repairs in each unit.

We want to be treated with respect. In the past, people in our area have been bought out and relocated respectfully. We have not been heard and the city and FCA have disrespected us by disregarding our legitimate concerns, saying their hands are tied while giving more tax incentives to Chrysler and others.

We want the city and FCA to Fix Beniteau First! Before this flawed home repair program is opened up to the residents in the rest of the impact area the residents on Beniteau need this to be fixed and made right by the city and Fiat Chrysler.

For Beniteau residents this process has been nothing but legal trickery used by people who think we can be walked over and dismissed. The Fiat Chrysler Community Benefits ­not benefiting in any way. Just Beniteau Residents demand that Detroit City Council work to change this for us and to stop this from happening to other Detroiters.

FOR MORE CONTEXT:

 

Call to Action: Community Benefits Attend Detroit City Council meeting on Jan 30!

January 21, 2020

Call to Action: Demand City Council support the Equitable Detroit Coalition and Detroit People’s Platform “Must Have” Amendments for REAL Community Benefits!

 

Join Us! Thursday, January 30 at 6 PM

IBEW Hall, 1358 Abbot St., Detroit 48226

Hosted by Detroit City Council Legislative Policy Division

 

Since Bankruptcy and Emergency Management the City of Detroit has facilitated the transfer of over $1 BILLION in public funds to private economic development projects. The movement for a Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO) emerged as a grassroot response to interrupt extraction of public wealth and resources and the negative consequences for Detroit neighborhoods. 

 

In 2017Equitable Detroit Coalition (EDC), the citywide CBA coalition along with Detroit People’s Platform (DPP) began monitoring the newly passed Community Benefit Ordinance (CBO) which applies to large scale development. Voted in by a narrow majority in the 2016 general election, Proposal B represented an austere version of the more progressive community benefit ordinance (Proposal A) put forth by EDC and DPP voted on by nearly 100k Detroiters.

 

In 2018,EDC and DPP issued a report calling for major revisions to the current ordinance. The amendments brought forth are more aligned with the spirit and intent of a genuine community benefits ordinance where residents have voice and power in negotiating agreements that represent neighborhood priorities. In response to community pressure, 2019 saw Detroit City Council proposed 17 amendments to the CBO and invited community feedback.

 

On January 30, 2020, Detroiters will have an opportunity to offer recommendations for the proposed CBO amendments at a stakeholder meeting hosted by Detroit City Council’s Legislative Policy Division. We invite Detroiters to organize with us and demand change by endorsing the EQUITABLE DETROIT COALITION’S AND DETROIT PEOPLE’S PLATFORM “MUST HAVE” AMENDMENTS.

 

Detroit City Council is seeking resident feedback on 17 proposed changes to the CBO.

READ the proposed amendments and EDC’s recommendations:

https://detroitpeoplesplatform.org/detroitcbochanges/

Equitable Detroit Coalition and Detroit People’s Platform support 7 of these as MUST HAVE Amendments.

EDC’s and DPP’s
MUST HAVE Amendments at a glance:

YES   1. Lowering the threshold to $50 Million

YES   2. Neighborhood Advisory Council Chair to Enforcement Committee

YES   3. Lowering Tier 2 Development Project threshold to $300,000

YES   4. Increase the number of meetings

YES   5. Expand Notification to Project Impact Area

YES   12. Essential Documents to Neighborhood Advisory Council within 72 hrs

YES    15. Enforcement Mechanisms, including but not limited to Clawbacks


Above and beyond the changes being considered, EDC and DPP are calling for these MUST HAVE “NEW” CBO Amendments:

  1. Restructure the Neighborhood Advisory Council!
    Under the current ordinance, City officials select 7 of the 9 NAC members. The City’s power in selecting the majority of NAC members restricts authentic community engagement and community empowerment in the development process. EDC and DPP recommends expanding the NAC to consist of 15 members; 7 Community Members selected by residents of the Impact Area, who select 6 Issues Members representing: Education; Local Business; Faith Based/Community Ministries; Local nonprofits and neighborhood groups; Senior Residents; Youth Resident Panel (aged 13-18); and Two Labor Union Members, one from the Building Trades and one from Service Unions. EDC/DPP also recommends that NAC members must have a minimum of 5 years residency in the impact area.
  2. Increase Transparency – No Conflict of Interest/Effort!
    Currently the ordinance does not require members of the NAC to reveal potential conflicts of interest Recent NACs have included board members of Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), active city employees and individuals with close ties to the project developer. These power relationships tend to crowd out the voice of everyday residents.

What’s Conflict of Interest? Those individuals nominated for NAC membership  who have competing affiliations or interest that may result in the perception or the reality of an increased risk of bias of judgment in upholding the NAC member responsibility to prioritize the interest of community residents over the interest of city officials, developers, and others who stand to gain material benefit or influence should be restricted from serving on the NAC.

What’s Conflict of Effort?A situation where demands from separate entities jeopardize the duties and responsibilities associated with one or more of those entities:  i.e. outside consulting activities interfering with duties of one’s primary employment

  1. Assess the Project’s Impact on Quality of Life!
    As part of the CBO process, developers must complete an equitable development score card that details relevant assessments including but not limited to health, social and environmental impacts on residents who live in the impact area and nearby neighborhoods.
  1. Require Creation of a Legally Binding Community Benefit Agreement!
    Under the current ordinance, the CBO process many be finalized without the creation of a legally binding community benefits agreement. The CBO Process should not be permitted to close until a legally binding agreement is negotiated between the NAC and Developer.

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