If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.
In an era of increasingly stretched local and state budgets, privatization of public assets may be so tempting to local politicians that the trend seems unstoppable. What would it be like to have a government that is for-profit rather than For the People?