Title

"City" piece on Ivan Suzman, 49, of Portland, who has asked the Maine Human Righ

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-1-1999

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece on Ivan Suzman, 49, of Portland, who has asked the Maine Human Rights Commission to investigate his charge that the city of Portland is discriminating against him because he suffers from Parkinson's disease. Suzman claims the city unjustly denied him financial help with unpaid property taxes and sewer-fee bills totaling more than $3,300. In March, Suzman and the city negotiated a deal that would have waived his sewer bill and 80 percent of his property taxes every year, unless his circumstances improved. But Suzman was uncomfortable and voluntarily withdrew from the deal. City attorney Gary Wood said Suzman's case has no merit, and added that the city would still prefer to work out a settlement rather than foreclose on his house.

Subjects

Discrimination, Maine Human Rights Commission, Ivan Suzman

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