The people of Detroit are looking for something, anything, that will end the get-out-of-Detroit movement. Their children, grandchildren and neighbors are all packing and backing out of driveways daily. Pastors are looking for land to build in the outlying areas near the city, something across Eight Mile or near the airport area, just out of the city limits.
People are giving up on Detroit getting the kind of leadership that can make things better for the folks who are willing to live in the city. Almost everything is about less – less fire protection and less police presence – and nothings is about more, except crime.
People who don’t move to Atlanta, Dallas or Phoenix are just moving out because there is no hope of the City Council and the mayor doing anything but fighting to make each other look like the enemy of the people.
The five new city council members elected in the last council race were elected to bring fresh wind and fire to the city destroyed by infighting. But all they do is meet to test the public opinion and protect themselves from any controversy that will hurt their run for another term on the council or a run for mayor down the road.
I had hoped that the “Nerd Governor” would force the bridge to Canada and the rail down Woodward, but he is busy taking things from the poor. I guess you have to do certain things if you are a Republican and taking from the poor is just what they do.
The question is not can Detroit elect a white man – Mike Duggan – the question is can the turnaround man of the business world turn around the city of Detroit?