What should be done about Detroit?
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#21 Sep 6, 2010
It needs to go the way of Sodom & Gomorrah!
“Don't touch my junk man!”
Since: Nov 07
Middle of the Mitten, Michigan
#22 Sep 7, 2010
Damn you guys are harsh. I was just in Detroit at Comerica yesterday. While there are a lot of abandoned buildings and residential areas in dire need of a pick me up the Downtown area has improved vastly in just the last 8 or 10 years. Of course having Ford Field, the casino, Comerica and Joe Louis all in the same area has really helped.
To me we need to look into more in the way of homeowner tax breaks to improvements in the residential sector and tax breaks to developers looking to improve the area as well.
Unfortunately as Dingo pointed out corruption in government in the area has made it nearly impossible to get the money or tax breaks out to those who really need it.
So I guess my first step would be to clean house in the government sector and start fresh. Then move on to how we solve the blight and other issues in the inner city itself. Of course finding ways to get children in poor districts a better education should be priority one.
#23 Sep 7, 2010
Let Detroit go, it will destroy itself!
“Where I came from”
Since: Jan 09
#24 Sep 8, 2010
I don't know much about the Detroit city council, but of course the last few scandals kind of give us a clue as to what goes on over there. One thing we don't here much about the crime and other news stories from that area, I mean we here about Muskegon and the Kalamazoo area but not much from over there, only if it is something really bad.
#25 Jul 19, 2013
Detroit is a nightmare
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