Under the plan, the city could generate revenue from the island park and create new jobs by hosting concerts, a fair and other events. Corporate sponsorships also would raise money.
Duggan is being trumpeted by the media as the most electable white mayoral candidate since the early 1970s. The story is leading most local news sites, and he hasn’t officially decided whether he’s running.
The state and Mayor’s Office failed to convince the council to approve the lease, which would have added at least $1.6 million to maintain the park.
The latest victim to scrappers is the former Engine 10 at Martin Luther King and Grand Boulevard, which closed earlier this summer.
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 pact is intended to improve the declining park and reduce the financial burden on the cash-starved city.
Turns out, Napoleon’s $105 million budget isn’t as bare bones as he suggests. And he wants to run the city of Detroit?
Leading the charge is longtime Councilman Kwame Kenyatta, who claims Bing’s office illegally transferred taxpayer money to a nonprofit.