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.
The violation may put the new business school at risk because of the university’s handling of the secretive agreement.
A lot is at stake when Mike Ilitch’s son takes over the family empire, which includes the Red Wings, Tigers, Little Caesars, theaters and abandoned buildings.
From bars to a historic high-rise apartment, 11 buildings and houses have been demolished around the Red Wings arena since 2014.
The tax-funded group that handles the sale of prime public property in Detroit has failed to turn over records as required under FOIA.
A private PR team handles public records involving the sale of prime, taxpayer-owned property in Detroit.
No area of Detroit is changing as rapidly as the Cass Corridor.
Leave it to John Oliver to question why a city would cough up $280 million in tax dollars and hand it to a billionaire.