Define "Prioritize" and " Essential"<quoted text>
Bankrupt cities like Detroit need to do exactly what a business or a family would do in the same situation. Trim costs to meet revenue. Prioritize essential services and eliminate all non-essential services. Reduce personnel and cut salaries if necessary.
To a black Detroit City Council Member or DPS Board Member, taking care of your friends, relatives and your bank account is a high priority and very essential.
Definitions are fundamental and very important.