The city of Gary, Michael’s birthplace, has given the developer of a proposed Michael Jackson family-themed complex until May 31st, to register as a tax-exempt nonprofit, in Indiana.
City Attorney Susan Severtson, tells The Times of Munster, that Gary officials realize that it takes time for an organization to meet the nonprofit requirements and wanted to set up a realistic timeline. The city signed a real estate deal last year with Jackson Family Heritage Foundation and Michael’s parents to transfer, under certain conditions, more than three hundred acres of city land, for free, to the group to develop. Severtson says, the foundation must have tax-exempt status before it can receive the land.
Source: The Times Online & MJWN