When Detroit taxpayers forked over hundreds of millions of dollars to help the billionaire Ilitch family build a new Red Wings arena, the family made a lot of promise they failed to keep.
Many Detroiters are incensed that Kid Rock will kick off a six-show run to officially open the tax-subsidized arena.
The billionaire Ilitch family and their companies have raked in hundreds of millions of tax dollars while demolishing dozens of buildings – some of them historic – in Detroit since the 1980s.
Some white nationalists, chanting “blood and soil,” carried shields emblazoned with the Red Wings logo during a large rally in Virginia.
Construction at the new Red Wings arena has been suspended for a day to pay respects to the worker.
Before voting publicly on giving $34.5 million to billionaire Tom Gores, council members already assured the Pistons team owner they would get the money – a violation of state law.
Mike Ilitch has died.
Mayor Duggan’s plans to give tax incentives to the billionaire Pistons owner are far from a slam dunk.
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.