Mayor Duggan’s plans to give tax incentives to the billionaire Pistons owner are far from a slam dunk.
Tom Gores also is demanding that he not pay property taxes for the Pistons’ new practice facility, which would rob the city and schools of up about $450,000 a year.
Suggesting the move is a slam dunk is untrue and disrespectful to the democratic process.
Mayor Duggan showed no respect for Detroit taxpayers by announcing the Pistons deal before gathering input during mandatory public hearings to see if residents want to spend the money.
Mayor Mike Duggan is treading on dangerous territory.
A long-time ally and friend of Mayor Duggan has resigned amid a federal investigation into the city’s demolition program.
Check out who donated to Mayor Duggan’s nonprofit fund using our searchable database.
The Detroit Land Bank will spend up to $760 an hour for outside legal counsel during the federal investigation into the city’s massive demolition program.
When asked about hiring two outside law firms, including pricey powerhouse WilmerHale, city officials have clamped up.
Detroit joins San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and a handful of other cities with municipal IDs for immigrants, homeless people and others who often don’t have state identifications.