6 reasons why Detroit streetlights don't work
Lighting Authority begins installing new lights: Maureen Stapleton, Public Lighting Authority chair talks about the installation of new lights in authority's new pilot program starting on Detroit's east side.
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#1 Nov 17, 2013
reason number 13
1) cause with the recent time change o day light savings time no one in city hall realized the city got dark a hour earlier now.
guess they missed the memo about this and ever thing else in the area.
2) Cause the too many various union locals could not decide in an adult, rational, civilized manor amongst them selves which union local was in charge of turning the lights on and if that same union could be held responsible or be required to be turning the lights off.
The union contract language was a little vague.
the case is moving up the federal court of appeals system and resolution is expected some year in the distant future.
there could be an intergalactic work stoppage in this section of the galaxy if the wrong union local wins or loses this case. in either case the tax payers will lose. It could get ugly in Detroit. But its usually ugly on Detroit isn't it?
3) Cause the buyer for city light bulbs (Yes this is a separate department in Detroit city hall ) did not realize he city was out of light bulbs cause hey no one told her.
It not clear if she got the memo on the day light savings time change or not, she doesn't remember and we don't hold political appointees to too high.
not sure how we will ever achieve diversity when all we hire is black democrats, hope the attorney general doesn't hear about this.
4) Cause it was dark and no union member could find the light switch to turn the lights on.
5) cause it was dark the light switch was malfunctioning or broken we don't know which, and no one on staff was qualified to effect the repair.
so we left for a bar that had working lights.
hey we can't solve all of Detroit's problems in one day we gotta make the gig last..........
6) cause this is Detroit and nothing works in Detroit as designed. we don't want to start a bad trend here with street lights that actually work get turned on when it gets dark.
Next thin tax payers will expect other stuff to actually work then we well have to actually work.
this could be bad for the local economy and our mental health. Remember We have a "sanity clause" in our contracts and need mental heath time.
#2 Nov 17, 2013
The author cites valid reasons. You just spit out BS.
#3 Nov 17, 2013
Oh lighten up and get a life already.
gee the looters must have taken your sense of humor when you weren't using it and sold it for scrap.
“Angry Antlers ”
Since: Sep 08
#4 Nov 18, 2013
Unions have nothing to do with it....police not responding to property crimes and not shooting copper thieves on sight is the problem. When they start responding to property crimes, magically the city will re-populate, and streetlights won't be hacked for their materials. Simple, really.
#5 Nov 18, 2013
Hummm not so sure about that "magically the city will re-populate"
idea you put forward in your statement.
unless the people your referring to are from a galaxy far, far away and haven't heard about the city recently I can't imagine anyone actually living on this planet reading, news papers would be wanting to move into Detroit.
Come man the street lights don't even work so what could possibly attract anyone to da city?
Unless the new comers are street level drug salesmen or illegal immigrants???
Since: Nov 11
#6 Nov 18, 2013
The funny thing is that actual, real flesh and blood humans have moved back into the city. Those actual human beings have found great jobs in fairly safe areas of the city.
#7 Nov 18, 2013
What exactly does " in fairly safe area of da city mean"?
That seems to imply there are areas of da city that are not safe for humans.
The better question is can those new comers be counted on to stay long enough to register vote, pay taxes, or even be expected to survive the violence that seems to run though the city?
#8 Nov 18, 2013
What a life-to have to check which street is safe to traverse. Maybe your street is "relatively safe", whatever that means. Two blocks away it's unsafe. Sometimes the bad guys venture over to the good side. Then folks are shocked. "This never happens in my neighborhood", they chant. What if the car breaks down while commuting from this oasis?
Congratulations to these urban pioneers. It's not for everybody.
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