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Detroit: State Senator Proposes Dissolving Cash Strapped City

Your Black World recently reported that Detroit is so broke that their firefighters don’t even have toilet paper. If that weren’t bad enough, there have been proposals submitted to abandon parts of the city because there is no money to provide public services.

Regrettably, none of these  money saving solutions have given the cash strapped city the revenue needed to fix its budget crisis, so what now?

Some state legislators are now proposing that Detroit be dissolved altogether and absorbed into Wayne County.

Michigan Senator Rick Jones agrees that dissolving Detroit is an option which should be on the table.

“If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.”

In an interview with WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said dissolving Detroit is one option which should be kept on the table.

“Detroit needs to solve their problems, but they need support and we’ve been very supportive partners, I believe, in terms of offering different ideas and thoughts. And I just encourage them to work harder about working better together,” Snyder said.
Opponents to the plan, such as Detroit’s ex-communications chief Karen Dumas, say people are just playing politics.
“No, I don’t think that dissolution is the solution for the city of Detroit; I don’t,” said Dumas. “I think people … with every step we get more and more fearful … and maybe at some point that’s going to make everybody wake up and realize that we need to stop playing politics..”
Meanwhile, everyone is playing the blame game, with the City Council blaming Mayor Bing, and Bing blaming the council.

 

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5 comments

  1. MY reply to all this, IS, DISSOLVE the ENTIRE COUNTRY! Let others take the parts they want!!!!!! The WORLD will be better off in the long run!!!!!!

  2. Detroit is a great opportunity for the Black Community to demonstrate our ability to rise from the ashes of corrupt management of the past, and soar into a promising future for all the people of Detroit. The Power of Community Transformation Is Within The People!

    • Detroit is a beautiful city , the architechture is outstanding ….moneys are being withdrawn though because of mismanagement and scandels and that is a shame ..that many suffer because of a few ….i hope they get it together ….

  3. Just the thought that this great city may have to be dissolved speaks volumes to other cities across this Nation. Outside countries are waiting for this city to hit the auction block, this is truly sad!!

  4. what a shame..i worked in Dearborn and served many restaurants in the area as well as the casinos and others downtown area ,,, Detroit is a mess. some of it is still pretty good but when you go there the building look bad and give off a bad look ,, now no tax base and until you get a tax base build up you have to make some move..the car industry will not bring people to live within the city limits…that is not the answer…it is tough up there and sad….when I use to just drive around it looked like a great city at one time.

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