What if you had a bankruptcy exit plan, but City Council refused to follow it? I’m hoping Detroit doesn’t have to find out the hard way. In testimony Wednesday before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, “expert” Martha Kopacz offered what might seem at first like a fairly obvious observation. But it’s the sort of thing … Continue Reading →
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I understand the headline, but it still makes me laugh: Orr to give Duggan major role in Detroit operations, Nolan Finley reported. Perhaps the most absurd thing is that we’ve reached the point where nothing about this strikes us as absurd. Detroit had an election, chose a mayor . . . so what? Kevyn Orr … Continue Reading →
Bing’s election signaled that things were changing in the Detroit electorate.
There simply aren’t enough voters left in the city who care that public office-holders will make a difference in their lives.
With Governor’s Snyder’s announcement that an emergency manager is on the way, the time for navel-gazing and re-litigating the past is over. It’s time to finally take strong, even radical, action to fix Detroit. So, what to do now? I do not pretend to have a magic formula. But I think a new mindset is … Continue Reading →
Where are the people that elected Dave Bing? Shame on you. Once again, Detroit’s electorate has been hoodwinked. The best they can hope for is that the current mayor opts not to run for re-election. If that does not come to bethen there is August 6, 2013 or November 5, 2013. Those dates would be … Continue Reading →
There is a lot of talk in the streets of Detroit about who the next mayor of the city will be. It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Dave Bing will not be reelected if he runs. And he promised not to run, but again he changed his mind. The same way he did … Continue Reading →
The governor of Michigan has put in place some of his best known and best qualified people to hand him the city. I don’t think the new panel will decide to make an outsider the emergency manger of the city. That will cause too much stress in the city and bring the radicals of the … Continue Reading →