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Dissolve Detroit? Some Michigan officials say maybe

Thursday, November 29, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

With holiday shopping on many people's minds right now there's bound to be some stress over household budgets.

Well, it could be worse. 

The iconic city of Detroit, Michigan is nearly bankrupt.

It's struggling so much that CBS Detroit is reporting that some officials are tossing around the idea of dissolving the city and absorbing it into Wayne County.

Michigan Senator Rick Jones says that all options should be on the table for the fiscally struggling city.

Including the option to give the people of the city of Detroit a chance to vote the city into federal bankruptcy and see it dissolved.

On Wednesday morning, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder told  WWJ Newsradio 950 that no option would be ruled out. 

CBS Detroit reports that Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is at odds with city council over how to address the $30 million shortfall the city is facing. 

One of the measures city administration will be implementing to try to keep the city afloat financially is to start instituting unpaid furloughs for city staff and other cost-saving actions effective January 1.

To read the full article on CBS Detroit, please click here

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JediMindTrick 11/29/2012 8:57:08 AM Report

Chernobyl, Michigan.

Want some cool pictures?
Look up the CITY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT for Detroit. Amazing artists taking to the street to colour up the abandoned and neglected buildings.
crashed13 11/29/2012 9:39:54 AM Report

What will happen to the Red Wings? Dissolve them too and send there best to Toronto.
231Turbo6 11/29/2012 9:47:24 AM Report

Detroit isn't even that bad, don't believe everything the media throws at you. Every city has a bad area, Detroit's is just a little larger than most,
PlasmaX 11/29/2012 9:52:17 AM Report

Turbo: Detroit is that bad, I've been there recently. Also i'm pretty sure when the mayor is saying that all options are on the table, there is a problem.
231Turbo6 11/29/2012 9:55:19 AM Report

I was there recently as well, my opinion / your opinion
PlasmaX 11/29/2012 10:08:09 AM Report

I've seen your opinion in other articles ... enough said
PlasmaX 11/29/2012 10:10:08 AM Report

my apologies I had you confused with turbochrg72
Stevie-E 11/29/2012 10:10:32 AM Report

It's sad because all the money moved out to the 'burbs years ago to Troy, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, etc, so the tax dollars are going to those communties, allowing them to flourish.

Now a portion of those tax dollars (let's say, 10-15%) should go back to the city of Detroit to help offset the tax burden.

There definitely needs to be changes made.
shju 11/29/2012 10:48:12 AM Report

Here is some changes, give the rich tax breaks if they keep factories here!
moem 11/29/2012 11:30:51 AM Report

Shju

Here are some changes, not is some changes

And as for the red wings, they are worth saving the city for!!! And it's their best not there best... The leafs wouldn't know what to do with great players btw
polaris 11/29/2012 11:43:44 AM Report

You're correcting grammar mistakes, yet you start two sentences with a conjunction.



Thanks Captain Grammar
Stevie-E 11/29/2012 2:53:36 PM Report

It's amazing how accurately Detroit was portrayed in Robocop.
Bad Dawg 11/29/2012 4:35:32 PM Report

send my Red Wings to your Leafs..... bahahahahaha. You guys will try anything to get color pictures of your team with The Cup..... keep dreaming and enjoy the year off. As for The D to dissolve, that will never happen it will be like that old movie "Escape From LA" hahaha
moem 11/29/2012 11:01:45 PM Report

Thanks Polaris for showing your age, if you look it up you will find that the " don't start a sentence with a conjunction rule" is considered arbitrary and antiquated. However, you will not find that confusing their and there is ever acceptable, nor will you find it acceptable to confuse singular with plural. I wasn't correcting you, and mostly I was correcting shju because he appears to be a db
Dead End Kid 12/1/2012 6:10:44 PM Report

What's it like to be perfect Moem?
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