Inspired by the banner images on this message board, I thought it'd be fun if we created a collection of pictures of the true Detroit. Y'know, the not glamorous skyline, parks, or inspired street art, but the Detroit we drive through day in and day out as we go about our small, insignificant lives. Numb to our daily environment, the world around too often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Let's take a second to recognize the world around us.
I can't even begin to understand A) How he thinks he can win, and B) How anyone could even sign a petition to get him on the ballot again. The very best case scenario for his tenure is that he was so managerially inept that hundreds of millions of dollars were misspent, often lining the pockets of friends, political supporters and favored businesses. The worst case scenario, and the one that I would bet my testicles is true, is that he is the leader of an actual organized conspiracy to swindle money from the taxpayers.
Favored staff got sweetheart contracts (Turkia, of course, but also his staffer that gets the $96k pension for life- he's in his early forties- for several years service); he should have been watching the jail project so that we didn't spend almost $200M to NOT build a jail; various friends and family of his and his cronies continue to receive contracts or are involved in lucrative property transactions with the county. He is an embarrassment and likely a future resident of a state or federal prison.
The good news for Republicans is that because there is a crowded primary field for the Democrats, it's possible that the winner could need only 20 or 25% of the vote. If that turns out to be Ficano, the shameless destroyer that he is, wins the primary, the GOP candidate will have a real chance for the first time in ages.
I am curious how other Democrats will treat Ficano. Will Mark Schauer want to campaign with him? Will Duggan or Gary Peters make an endorsement in the primary? Will they support Ficano if he wins the primary? Major ethics vs politics question for Democrats to deal with.
Today most Detroit Neighborhoods fell through years of crime and blight. Long ago some Detroit sub-divisions had private security forces. Now it's been reduced. Since urban street crime is rampant, Detroiters being vigilant and Detroit Police force reduced, would hiring a private security force keep street crime down? Anyone have thoughts on this matter?
Everyone knows Detroit has beautiful architecture, but seems so stuck in the past. I love going to cities where the beautiful architecture is saved and newly built modern architecture coexist. My question is, hypothetically, if you where given a chance to build a new home or row of townhomes in one of the more affluent areas, say Sherwood Forest or whatever of liking, what would you build. With pictures please