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.
Detroit City Council is to begin debating the merits of transferring control of Belle Isle to the state under a 30-year lease agreement supported by Mayor Dave Bing.
Pugh again took time out of a public meeting today to urge the audience and TV viewers to vote for Detroit Vegan Soul, owned by staffer Kirsten Ussery, as part of a Hatch Detroit contest that is offering a grant to help one local business get off the ground.
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.
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.