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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]