I was only there 24 hours. It's my birth place. Went to the eastside and noticed several "city of Detroit demolition" yellow stickers on houses. A neighbor friend said the city came to her block (only 2 houses on the block) and told them they would be bought out and the vacant houses would be demolished.
First question -- how long will this take for the city to finish demolishing houses? Seems that would take years.
Second -- does the yellow sticker on a house means it's in a DB and will be among the first to go?
Third -- does the city have the money to buy the owner's out?
This seems to pie-in-the-sky to me. I welcome it, because the blocks I visited were hideous. The trees and shrubs and weeds had grown so high there was no sidewalk. People were walking in the streets -- like it was the rural south!
Then I went over to the New Center on Blvd. and it was a different, although not bright, scene. Once you got out of NC and went further up the Blvd., more delapidated properties. People are not living in.
I just don't think this is going to be accomplished in Duggan's 4 years.
Walking around the jazz fest and along jefferson last night, it was really bad to see streetlights out all over. Thousands of people walking along Jefferson, in the dark.
very dangerous and a really bad sign to visitors, not only for the jazz fest but also the huge Islamic convention. I see once again our lights along Lafayette East are out again also. What gives? Anyone have a idea or who can be queried quickly.
Surely we can do better than this now.
Tuesday, August 26 its when Detroit Dept. of Water and Sewage will come into your doorstep and shut your water off from the street valve. Those who didn't pay their water bills in full had went to DPWS centers in the last couple of weeks to seek financial assistance. Others are too late. What are Detroit and suburban residents are going to do is there's no running water in their homes?
Given that much of the state's infrastructure is being allowed to crumble before our eyes as the state's economy remains in the gutter and we're handing out tax breaks to business and wealthy folks like candy (thus losing more revenue), this doesn't surprise me one bit.
Unfortunately, it will probably take a truly catastrophic event before we take our collective heads out of our ass and decide to spare a few dollars to completely replace it all.
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