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State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby JS© on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:14 pm

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/ ... of-detroit

LANSING (CBS Detroit) - It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports other Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered — including dissolving the city.

“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.”

Local consultant Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.

In a live interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said he wouldn’t count anything out.

“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.

Talking to Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton, Detroit’s ex-communications chief Karen Dumas said she would not support such a plan.

“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 and come up with a solution for progress. “I don’t know at what point that’s going to happen. “

Detroit Political Consultant Skip Mongo said the answer to Detroit’s fiscal crisis will come with fresh faces in City Council chambers and the Mayor’s office.

“We move forward and we start looking for new leadership, and we don’t make the mistake that we made before — we certainty don’t look around and outsource the mayor’s office,” Mongo said.

Mongo, who believes Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was a poor choice to begin, said Bing doesn’t a chance if he opts to run for re-election.

“Anything short of a tidal wave and Mayor Bing getting out with his boots on, or doin’ a [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie, no — he can’t win,” Mongo said. ”I don’t think Mayor Bing could beat me and I’ve never run for anything in my life. Honestly, no. He should leave.”


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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Gaucho on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:24 pm

Well, at least it's not Africa.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:47 pm

The Wayne County Redwings has a nice ring to it.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby mikey287 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:50 pm

Tico Rick wrote:The Wayne County Redwings has a nice ring to it.


Amway Presents the Wayne County Red Wings
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Shyster on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:01 pm

Why would Wayne County want to accept Detroit? I mean, as a resident of Allegheny County but not the City of Pittsburgh, there is no way I would want the County to absorb Pittsburgh’s debts and financial mismanagement. Let them stew in their own dirty diapers.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby pressure=9Pa on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:24 pm

It would have been funnier had it been a state senator from a state other than Michigan.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:28 pm

Detroit is a total wasteland. And yes, I don't understand why ANY surrounding county would want to absorb the utter trainwreck that decades of horribly corrupt political leadership have left that city in (among other factors).
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby ville5 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:30 am

The taxpayers need to get more involved in their governments. We've footed the bill for far too long for politicians at all levels to live lives of luxury.
We shouldn't have to pay for politicians' cars, gas, cellphone bills for them and their families, healthcare etc. etc.
They make enough in base salary, not too mention the bribes, that they can pay their own living expenses out of said salary.
The sense of entitlement and complete neglect of the job they were "hired" to do is criminal.
Maybe its time for the pitchforks and whatnot.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby PghSkins on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:37 am

Mayor of Detroit is somewhere behind Miami Marlins Ticket Scalper on the list of most desireable jobs.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby DelPen on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:43 am

Do you know who can fix this?

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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Rocco on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:16 pm

Shyster wrote:Why would Wayne County want to accept Detroit? I mean, as a resident of Allegheny County but not the City of Pittsburgh, there is no way I would want the County to absorb Pittsburgh’s debts and financial mismanagement. Let them stew in their own dirty diapers.


If Michigan is like VA, then Wayne County wouldn't have a choice. Charlottesville threatened to do this a while ago to force concessions from Albemarle County regarding water/utility issues.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:22 pm

What's poor Eminem gonna rap about then?
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:36 pm

SolidSnake wrote:What's poor Eminem gonna rap about then?


He's made about 15 songs talking about how he has a daughter, and he loves her. So I figure he'll continue with that..

Becaues you know, thats a life no one else has ...
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:36 pm

It's so cold in the WC?
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
SolidSnake wrote:What's poor Eminem gonna rap about then?


He's made about 15 songs talking about how he has a daughter, and he loves her. So I figure he'll continue with that..

Becaues you know, thats a life no one else has ...

Haha yea and 8 mile road too
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:50 pm

Maybe Eminem and Kid Rock can join forces to bail out the city and rename it Kidrapopolis
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Pitts on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:58 pm

Can't they just pawn the city?

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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby malkinshair on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:31 pm

Dibs on Datsyuk.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby npv708 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Pitts wrote:Can't they just pawn the city?

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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Lt. Dish on Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:40 pm

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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby mikey287 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:46 pm

Scrap Megatron for parts to cover the city's debt...you'll have enough left over for everyone to have a solid gold fountain in their front yard...
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Kaizer on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:49 pm

i say let the military have it. they could use it as a MOUT town for urban warfare training.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:12 pm

Turn it into a giant maximum security prison.
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Re: State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Turn it into a giant maximum security prison.


That concept has always fascinated me (Escape from NY, obviously)
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