Post Number: 17
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 9:42 am: || |
They're sent to Bosnia, Palestine, Iraq and elsewhere. Detroit has needed a neutral party to broker piece with the suburbs for 50 years.
Post Number: 742
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 1:03 pm: || |
Exactly what piece of the suburbs does Detroit need? Actually, this may be a good idea. A piece of the suburbs in exchange for Cobo, maybe?
Post Number: 594
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 6:55 pm: || |
There seems to be some confusion in Detroit between Homeland Security and Homegrown Security. I thought Obama wanted the stimulus package to encourage "green" industries.
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Post Number: 2241
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:42 am: || |
"Exactly what piece of the suburbs does Detroit need?" Good question. Forget Obama this is our problem.
For compromises on Cobo, water and sewer and other issues, the piece that the distressed older cities need from their surrounding communities is burden sharing.
The residents of distressed older cities should be be provided tax and insurance rebates to the point where their burden is minimum of 25% less that surrounding metropolitan average. For those in super distressed areas, think Brightmoor, Gratiot-Six Mile or West Highland Park, the rebates should be in the 75% range.
The present structure leaves the distressed older cities carrying all the burden of the poor, disabled, felons, homeless and the companions of higher taxes insurance and crime rates, while the other communities get a pass on those problems and their expenses.
It perplexes me that the state will have business incentives, such as Renaissance zones, but doesn't have a individual residential incentive.
The companion to this policy has to be a new land management policy that draws a sprawl in around the metro and says, 'No more!' Sprawl is like stretching gum chewing. It can be stretch several times its size but you end up with cobwebs and lots of empty space left behind.
Post Number: 771
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 2:42 pm: || |
"Exactly what piece of the suburbs does Detroit need? Actually, this may be a good idea. A piece of the suburbs in exchange for Cobo, maybe?"
Then its decided. Detroit will get Royal Oak Township (lets be honest, its the only part of Oakland county that Brooks would be willing to part with) and either Harper Woods or Redford (It will be Detroit's call) in exchange for Cobo.
Let the piece (sic) begin!