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Ordinance places stricter regulations on transition homes

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(10/22/13)- The idea of living next door to a transitional house for ex-cons had people in one Bay City neighborhood up in arms. Even though the Department of Corrections backed off its plans to move the ex-cons into the neighborhood,  there's a city ordinance in the works to make sure  future transitional homes have a proper review before parolees move in.

Hundreds of Bay City residents signed a petition to push Bay City Commissioners to put together the ordinance with stricter regulations, and commissioners got to work.

"What I would like to see put forth is better notification for our neighborhoods, that people are well aware of what's happening," said Doug Sommer, City Commissioner for the 7th Ward.

Sommer says the city is not closing the door on transitional homes, or ex-cons who are looking for a second chance at life, residents are just looking for what they feel is a better way to integrate them back into the community.

"We are not looking to eliminate the program we are just trying to be selective about where we want to allow it," Sommer said.

Bay City Commissioners are evaluating the language of the ordinance. Sommer says they'll discuss the issue more at future meetings.

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