The question is whether our generation will carry the 20th century's hard-earned progress around environmental, labor and civil protections forward or betray it out of the short-sighted greed, insecurity and historical amnesia.
I will not waver in an effort to join with my council colleagues and Mayor Bing to make the necessary bold financial reforms. If we don't move swiftly, the certainty is an emergency financial manager will take even bolder action on behalf of Detroiters.
Detroit's brave Democratic Mayor Dave Bing and Michigan's pragmatic Republican Governor Rick Snyder agreed to refurbish Belle Isle Park, a neglected cultural gem in the shadows of a once great city.
Detroit is suffering at the hands of a group with no frame of reference on how government is supposed to operate.
Having the state live up to its legally binding obligations to the city is worth fighting for. That is especially so when the alternative amounts to a complete abandonment of every principle that has made our society worth living in.
It was thought by many that Detroit would get an emergency manager. Gov. Snyder spoke boldly of helping Detroit fix itself, and if he settles for a consent agreement it will clearly say that he has decided it's too much of a political risk.
What was lacking in the State of the City speech was not so much the specifics, but the inability of the mayor to follow through on the recognition that we need to think very differently about where we are and what we need to do.
It's becoming increasingly clear that it's game over for Mayor Bing. So now the push will begin: How to best deal with Mayor Bing, particularly at a time when the city is in such financial peril.
Mayor Bing and City Council President Pugh both have professed how they love Detroit and want to lead Detroit back to its glory days. We need leadership who are willing to demonstrate their love for us through their actions.
There is certainly a revival in the Motor City and we should all be excited about the possibilities. But I want to caution Toby Barlow and anyone who believes that to be part of the renaissance one has to relocate to Downtown Detroit.
I don't think that I will ever be able to root for any other teams than my own hometown favorites. My heart will always remain in Detroit.
We've been told we're on the edge so many times that it feels like Detroit is as much on the edge of existence as on the straits of the Detroit River. Yet, if there is one common thread that ties Detroiters together it is resolve.
It's high time Detroit finally got an EFM. For many years, especially the last 11 years, Detroit has really been drowning in red ink and leadership hasn't been able to stem the tide.
Classy move by the Giants. Their fans won't have to pay their season ticket bills until the lockout ends. The NFL should make that a league-wide policy.
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This Tuesday, November 3, citizens of metro Detroit will flock to the polls to determine whether Mayor Dave Bing will stay in office, or yield his position to accountant Tom Barrow.