Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:29 AM
Purveyor (17,867 posts)
State Senator Proposes Dissolving City Of Detroit, Governor "wouldn’t count anything out..."
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 some state 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.”
In a live interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said he wouldn’t count anything out.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:18 PM
FarCenter (16,755 posts)
8. The people mover loses money. Detroit Edison doesn't want the city lighting utility.
Buyers will buy things that make money, not things that lose money.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:08 PM
ParkieDem (494 posts)
6. What other precedents are there for this?
I know Miami & Dade County consolidated their governance/jurisdiction several years ago, but it wasn't in the bankruptcy context.