Detroit to lose 50 parks in wake of f...

Detroit to lose 50 parks in wake of failed Belle Isle deal

There are 6 comments on the ClickOnDetroit story from Feb 1, 2013, titled Detroit to lose 50 parks in wake of failed Belle Isle deal. In it, ClickOnDetroit reports that:

Mayor Dave Bing on Friday said the aftermath of the failed Belle Isle lease deal with the state has left with the city short on cash.

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Pete

Livonia, MI

#1 Feb 1, 2013
Bing wants to put some immediate pain in people's lives by doing this to punish council for voting against the Belle Isle deal.
Amos

Dallas, TX

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Kingfish, you are only young once, but you can be immature for your whole life.
no4sure

Langley, KY

#5 Feb 1, 2013
What
phil

Clinton Township, MI

#7 Feb 2, 2013
why is it that the mayor and the council can never get along.the council blew it 6 million saved and 50 parks stay open.o well lets thank the council for kids not playing ball in some parks this year and other events that wont happen.
Kolbe

Savannah, TN

#8 Feb 2, 2013
phil wrote:
why is it that the mayor and the council can never get along.the council blew it 6 million saved and 50 parks stay open.o well lets thank the council for kids not playing ball in some parks this year and other events that wont happen.
The city gives up the savings of six million annually for the island and loses out on the fact that the state was about to spend a bundle on the island bringing it up to state park standards, which are quite high.

This rejection had nothing really to do with the closing of the 50 parks. They were going to close anyway. Mayor Bing merely used the occasion to rankle city council.

And congratulations on your move there Phil!
ray

Taylor, MI

#9 Feb 2, 2013
Alright fernando.let us hear your solutions and opinions to some of these regional issues. We all want to hear what u have to say. Bring it!

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