Can Detroit Return To Its Former Glory?

Can Detroit Return To Its Former Glory?

There are 10 comments on the Michigan Radio story from Mar 23, 2013, titled Can Detroit Return To Its Former Glory?. In it, Michigan Radio reports that:

The population of Detroit has dwindled, and now there aren't enough taxpayers to pick up the tab for essential city services.

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bensleys view

Nashua, NH

#1 Mar 23, 2013
yes it can but not with the present or recent population of the city.

the new population needs to be a people who not on welfare, must love feel good about themselves , the community they live in have a respect for life.
Steve

Alpena, MI

#4 Mar 23, 2013
If it ever becomes safe again. I dn't see it happening
kevin

Buffalo, NY

#5 Mar 24, 2013
It can improve if can city/ county changes.definitely new leadership needed for wayne county. Revenue Will never roll in like in yesteryears. Honesty and integrity will improve things.unfortunately this again is at taxpayers expense.feds bill for all of this sky rocketed. WHAT DO U THINK " BROTHER DAVE?"
Pete

Livonia, MI

#6 Mar 24, 2013
There is hope if you look at what NYC did with a bad crime rate in 1990. Over twenty years they cut murder by 82%. In other words it got to only 18% of what it was. Now it's up a little. If Detroit can get on a path economically and "culturally", change can happen over a long period.

What NYC did was well studied. There are several books on it, one,“The City that Became Safe,” Franklin Zimring.
kevin

Buffalo, NY

#7 Mar 24, 2013
Good point. Alot of this was accomplished through new leadership way of thinking. Taylor mi and many others surrounding cities actually can make more money than a newyork city cop. With less responsibilities in some instances. New york has much more revenue coming in from visitors and spending around. If michigan,not only dDetroit, wanting to change economically ,money distribution has to be done dramatically different. Detroit 30+ years ago had as much crime then as now with more police services.many people blame crime on less police but it isn't the true picture.times square in new york was redone with less adult themed x rated businesses. Detroit is more special events and sports oriented downtown.
absolutely not

Roseland, NJ

#8 Mar 24, 2013
Too many n()ggers and coons. Detroit is finished and all youAsshole liberal pieces of whitebread are reaping what you have sown.

FCKdetroit.
Doctor Doolittle

Akron, OH

#9 Mar 27, 2013
Pigs might fly someday but I doubt it!!!. ITS FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!
Mellville

Montréal, Canada

#10 Mar 28, 2013
kevin wrote:
Good point. Alot of this was accomplished through new leadership way of thinking. Taylor mi and many others surrounding cities actually can make more money than a newyork city cop. With less responsibilities in some instances. New york has much more revenue coming in from visitors and spending around. If michigan,not only dDetroit, wanting to change economically ,money distribution has to be done dramatically different. Detroit 30+ years ago had as much crime then as now with more police services.many people blame crime on less police but it isn't the true picture.times square in new york was redone with less adult themed x rated businesses. Detroit is more special events and sports oriented downtown.
They forced Pee Wee Herman to take his show to Broadway.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#12 Mar 29, 2013
negrodamous wrote:
Yes, if all kneegrows leave. They ruin any place they inhabit.
When you have a toxic spill, there are different ways to treat it. Sometimes you can water it down and the result is less toxic. That seems to be the approach going on in Detroit. Bring in white business and investment. Eventually it may overpower the bad elements. Gilbert is buying everything while the price is attractive even in Detroit. The risk is great.
mike

Akron, OH

#13 Mar 29, 2013
no

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