I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.
Eleven years ago, our freedom was violated in a fatal, destructive manner. But we did not elevate to that level of hatred. Instead, we stood together with our fellow men, women and children to protect our nation and to recover.
Military veterans offer employers the work ethic and unique training that may take your business to the next level. Through recent federal and state legislation there are also dollars attached to hiring veterans.
Detroit continues to face a fiscal crisis. However, the issue to address crime in the neighborhoods is not about resources; it's about managing the resources. The crime affecting our neighborhoods is fixable.
Detroit has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. With a new group of veterans returning from the end of the Iraq deployment, we need to connect veterans and their families to the available benefits.
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.