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Novi OKs $71M school bond; Birmingham says no on library; tri-county results

There are 4 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from May 6, 2014, titled Novi OKs $71M school bond; Birmingham says no on library; tri-county results. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

The Great Hall in the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham pictured Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, is one of the many areas of the library proposed to undergo renovations and updating lighting if a ballot is passed.

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kev

Taylor, MI

#1 May 6, 2014
Library in Birmingham was too expensive. In lorain ohio they are building brand new 800 seat high school auditorium for $3 million.look at cost differences.
kev

Toledo, OH

#2 May 7, 2014
Did u give citizens chance to review work being done at library and explain specifics on what would be improved? Spending this outrageous sum of money is absurd for a library! Who were the contractors? How come u can build a.large 800 seat high school state of the art auditorium in lorain ohio and this project cost $21 million? Did u have meeting with citizens and get their input? Also in north ridgeville ohio a new middle school is being built.but input and explanations r being explained to citizens. Why in Michigan does things get thrown to tax payers without comprehensive input,? A good example was faled wayne county jail in detroit. Ficano kept telling citizens it was going to save millions per year and now it will cost over $160 million with no jail!!! Explore how costs r controlled in that part of ohio.taxpayers should not be duped!!!
Steve

Columbia, SC

#3 May 7, 2014
Birmingham only has 20,103 residents in the 2010 Census. So that $21.5M is $1,069 per resident. This is even more outrageous on a per capita bases. People can buy Kindles and a laptop and still have plenty left-and still use the old library! But alas, the people were smart enough not to approve. I'm sure they tried to sell it by saying it was only pennies per day or only a few bucks per thousand of assessed value.

No amount of exquisite detail would have convinced me to vote for the WC jail. Don't just knock Ficano. Benny did his part to hawk the jail too. He told Detroiters how this would help with crime by housing more criminals and people went for the deception. Don't buy the hype when he runs for executive either.
kev

Taylor, MI

#4 May 7, 2014
Steve wrote:
Birmingham only has 20,103 residents in the 2010 Census. So that $21.5M is $1,069 per resident. This is even more outrageous on a per capita bases. People can buy Kindles and a laptop and still have plenty left-and still use the old library! But alas, the people were smart enough not to approve. I'm sure they tried to sell it by saying it was only pennies per day or only a few bucks per thousand of assessed value.
No amount of exquisite detail would have convinced me to vote for the WC jail. Don't just knock Ficano. Benny did his part to hawk the jail too. He told Detroiters how this would help with crime by housing more criminals and people went for the deception. Don't buy the hype when he runs for executive either.
Never was crazy about napoleon.vote him out also!!

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