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.
The man is accused of shooting four men at a gathering; two died, and two were in serious condition Sunday.
All together, the mayor’s three-year-old Detroit Works Project, which was designed to attract thousands of residents into revitalized neighborhoods over the next decade, has summoned only about a dozen new residents to areas that are far from revitalized.
A lone thief triggered a power outage in Detroit that darkened dozens of traffic lights, lofts and office buildings and parts of Wayne State University this weekend, the Motor City Muckraker has found. The theft occurred at a power station at the beleaguered Detroit Lighting Department, police said, provoking the third major city power outage in […]
The City of Detroit is at it again. One step forward, two steps back. Everyone knows the City of Detroit needs every penny it can get. What some do not know is that there are divisions within Detroit’s departments that are charged with generating revenue. One would think that those departments and divisions would be […]
It’s not easy being a taxpayer in Detroit. Property taxes are disproportionately high, yet city services are abysmal. The income tax rate is the highest in the state, but an obscenely high portion of the money is spent paying back debts from years past. And today, as the city and its suburban communities decide at the ballot […]
After much consideration, embattled Mayor Dave Bing plans to run for re-election in an effort to solve the budget crisis, friends and political allies of the mayor told Motor City Muckraker. Michigan officials also have been pressing the mayor privately to run for re-election because he has been relatively supportive of state intervention, according to […]