Mayor Duggan’s plans to give tax incentives to the billionaire Pistons owner are far from a slam dunk.
The Navin Field Grounds Crew plans to play a major role in helping revive the old baseball diamond.
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.
Taxpayers could be on the hook again for another sports arena, and city officials are refusing to discuss it, choosing closed-door meetings instead.
But don’t expect the DNR to take input from the public.
Billionaire Mike Ilitch has duped Detroit taxpayers once again.
This week, city officials helped as PAL tried to keep Corktown in the dark about its plans for parking at its new youth stadium and headquarters.
Here’s drone footage of the ballpark at the site of former Tiger Stadium.