You would think that the elected officials of Detroit have found a magic box. They want the police and firemen to do more with less: less money and fewer employees. Now, they tell us that they will produce clean drinking water with 1,600 fewer employees. They will cut the staff from 2,000 to 400 and nothing will change, but the city will save money by having 1,600 fewer employees.
Chief of police Ralph Godbee was told he needs to find ways to use the money he has better and not seek additional funding or manpower. The chief is young, but bright. He has completed every course the academy has to offer, but it didn’t offer a magic class.
If the strip-down plan works for Detroit, we can sell the plan to the other cities across the country that are trying to save themselves from a lack of manufacturing jobs.