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About: the mayor of detroit had radical plan to bulldoze one quarter of the city

Source: ... How do you save a city that is dramatically declining like Detroit?  Well, for the mayor of Detroit the answer is simple - you bulldoze one-fourth of the city.  Faced with a 300 million dollar budget deficit and a rapidly dwindling tax base, Detroit finds itself having to make some really hard choices. 
Flint, Michigan has already torn down approximately 1,100 houses mostly in outlying areas.  The program in Flint was actually the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes the city of Flint
...Does this idea seem odd to anyone else besides me? I recommend Washington, D.C. next because of all the corruption & toxic stupidity brewing there. Besides, D.C. is costing us all more than the U.S.A can afford!


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Mark de LA says
Detroit stimulus here on facebook.  Where are all those jobs to bulldoze the city?
There are ~ 1.5 million articles referenced in Google on Detroit Stimulus.

C says
Source: ... Mayor Dave Bing has pledged to knock down 10,000 structures in his first term as part of a nascent plan to "right-size" Detroit, or reconfigure the city to reflect its shrinking population.
... onward to D.C. Next!

Mark de LA says
& this is your police chief:
REPORT: Detroit police chief traded promotion for sex...

Condom kept as proof...

Mark de LA says
or state senator proposal: Dissolve City of Detroit. !

Mark de LA says
Hmm... I'm wondering when will they dissolve the state of California.

Mark de LA says
State laying groundwork for managed bankruptcy of Detroit.
source: ...

The goal of a managed bankruptcy is to streamline the protracted process by minimizing the chaos, uncertainty, delay and steep costs associated with Chapter 9. It would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history, an unambiguous symbol of the city's epic failure and a chance for a fresh start.

"That's exactly the strategy you should do," said Douglas Bernstein, managing partner of Plunkett Cooney's banking, bankruptcy and creditor rights group. "You're never going to be able to get all the unions — and all you need — to agree in advance, not a chance. You try to do it outside of bankruptcy or you drop it in. It's prudent, too. It's very prudent."

In bankruptcy, pre-packaged deals arrange settlements with all creditors in advance of a filing that is usually followed quickly with a plan of reorganization (called "plan of adjustment" in Chapter 9). A pre-negotiated deal akin to the one being explored in the Governor's Office would reach settlements with some creditors and leave others to be litigated in court.

... Does this scale up to the USA?

Mark de LA says
OH THE IRONY!: In a state where Detroit seems to be bankrupt & union wages seem to have destroyed the major industries of that state & jobs are not fruitful the unions protest against the right to work!

Police prepare for major protests in

 Michigan capital over union bill

Read more:

Mark de LA says
A once proud & vibrant city run into the ground liberal policy & unions: (Irony part II)

To protest right-to-work bill, Michigan teachers call in sick...

Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading... <==

'WE ARE UNION!' Tempers flare at Capitol...

Mark de LA says
Looks like some parts of DC when
I lived there.
source: ...

According to Forbes rankings, Detroit is the most miserable city in the United States. 

Home to violent crimes, high unemployment, decreasing population and economic crises, Detroit beat out Miami (last years winner) along with Flint-MI, Chicago-IL, and Modesto-CA.  The news comes on the heels of a panel of experts who said last week "the automotive city was facing a fiscal emergency and potential bankruptcy, as well as a possible financial takeover by the state."

The criteria: "Forbes looked at 200 of the country's largest urban areas and ranked them on factors including crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times, weather and decreasing populations."

Detroit has been run by Democrat mayors since 1964.


Mark de LA says
Fiscal emergency declared in Detroit...

Step closer to largest municipal bankruptcy in history...

Mark de LA says
source: ...

In the report, Orr uses charts and graphs to paint the bleak picture of the city’s finances, including over $15 billion in long-term debt and an accumulated operating deficit of $325 million.

“We’ve been collecting operating deficits at about $18 million to $20 million a year. That’s nobody’s fault, I think, frankly, the mayor and the council has done the best they can with what they have. The city has probably cut as much as it can cut to the bone now, and so its been trying to operate on the basis of borrowing short-term loans all the time,” he said.

Orr said he isn’t ruling out bankruptcy for the city just yet.


Mark de LA says

Too late to save Detroit?

'Dysfunctional, wasteful'...

Mark de LA says
source: ...

By Malia Mattoch McManus

HONOLULU | Sat May 25, 2013 8:08am EDT

(Reuters) - The city of Detroit may be facing a deepening financial crisis but that hasn't stopped four trustees of its public pension funds from spending $22,000 of retirement system funds to attend a conference in Hawaii The trip 4,500 miles west to a four-star resort on the world-famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu doesn't sit well with the top officials now running Detroit's finances under an emergency order from the state of Michigan. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has not ruled out a bankruptcy as the city struggles under a $15 billion debt burden, which is being strained further by its hefty pension obligations.this week.


Seth says
source: ...

The president tomorrow will once again address the issue of race in American life in a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Administration officials, however, bristled at suggestions that he make even a symbolic trip to the predominantly black city of Detroit, which last month filed for bankruptcy. 

There’s not a goddam [thing] we can do right now to help them,” an Obama aide told Politico’s Glenn Thrush.

In tomorrow’s speech, the president will look to link King’s vision with his own achievements, including the passage of Obamacare. In a radio interview this morning, President Obama argued that King would have been in favor of the law. “Oh he’d like that,” Obama said. “Well, because he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege, it’s something in a county as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to.”

... King speech day is all about Obama, eh?

Seth says

Feds to pour hundreds of millions into broke Detroit...

City eyes freezing pensions...
pissing good money after bad to pretend to solve a problem

Seth says
seth 2013-09-27 08:39:34 13474
ME 2013-09-27 08:14:00 13474
seth 2013-09-27 07:52:43 13474
if you really do want to find out what is going on in Detroit, i suggest you change your aggregator.
Head in the sand doesn't make things look any better.

better than sticking my head up Matt Drudge's ass.
For the better truthy crowd how much did you learn about what's going on in Detroit from Al Jizzara?

Mark de LA says
M 2014-07-23 08:41:48 13474
seth 2014-07-23 08:23:31 13474
Einai 2014-07-23 07:49:20 13474
Maybe import a few million more unemployed people from south of the border and send them to the empty cityscape of Detroit, eh?

  OMG, imagine what Limbaugh would say .   anyway  private property and racial prejudices will work against such solutions.  strangely enough, however,  some communities are trying to bring back versions of the Homestead Act.  but even then,  do we really want government to concern itself with such monetary issues? 
The absent POTUS (see MSNBC for a thrill down your leg) is already doing what I have suggested by neglecting the law. Busing illegal immigrants to other states is so illegal there is no wonder he is campaigning hard now. If he loses the Senate, maybe he can be impeached & thrown out of office for all his unconstitutional behavior; but maybe not low information voters not giving a shit. Bread & circuses as far as the eye can see - good sailing, eh?

Mark de LA says
seth 2014-07-23 09:03:57 13474
yep, that's what Limbaugh would say .
Then Limbaugh is in good company with ME. I have not heard him say that.

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