In the latest drumbeat of conservative rhetoric, Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes exploits fears that liberal leaders, er, “Guardians of Decline,” are bent on destroying their own city.
Turns out, the pending deal between Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder offers no assurance that the financially struggling park would receive a penny for improvements. In fact, any future funding depends on the availability of state funds, which are controlled by a traditionally anti-Detroit Legislature.
It’s like clockwork. A building in Detroit is abandoned, and within days thieves steal everything of value – copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes. Walls are torn up; water gushes from broken pipes; windows are smashed and the frames stolen. So it seemed incredibly irresponsible of the Detroit Fire Department to fail to secure one […]
The filmmakers seem more intent on weaving together moody music, portrayals of hopelessness and images of the usual abandoned buildings.
Whether the west-side building will be salvaged is questionable because thieves stole copper plumbing, unleashing a torrent of water that was quickly rising in the basement.
The pact is intended to improve the declining park and reduce the financial burden on the cash-starved city.
Dispatchers were told to stop alerting the fire department of calls about the blaze Monday night because it was too difficult to access the plant’s north side, where several fires broke out, causing floors to cave in and walls to collapse.
Sheriff’s deputies raided the windowless, nondescript club and found prostitutes, drugs, guns and cash.
The efforts caught sharp criticism from Detroiters and Gov. Rick Snyder, who is refusing to place the charter changes on the ballot. But council wants to override that decision.
Turns out, Napoleon’s $105 million budget isn’t as bare bones as he suggests. And he wants to run the city of Detroit?